Your privacy is very important to us.
In a world where data protection is becoming increasingly crucial, we have developed policies in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our policies.
When accessing this website UIC will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other websites, our web site utilizes a standard technology called ‘cookies’ (see explanation below, ‘What Are Cookies?’) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website as well as your IP address.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for such a purpose. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as ‘traffic data’ so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. IP addresses only ever ping you to a general region. By visiting our website, we do not somehow triangulate your home address via spy satellite.
If you choose to correspond with us through email or register your information via our site, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our advocacy, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our users.
UIC will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Children are free to use our web site and services however we ask that minors (under the age of 16) do not submit any personal information to us.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
We may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this website uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We reserve the right to amend these policies at any time with or without notice. That said, we’ll always give you a heads up if anything is so radically different from how it currently looks. Please be assured that if the policies changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this policy without your prior consent.
We are committed to conducting our organisation in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
UIC is committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third-party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law. We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information from UIC and maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
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The UIC website does contain links to many other web sites.
UIC cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site.
Links to or from external websites not owned or controlled by UIC do not constitute an endorsement by UIC or any of its members or the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented there.
By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. Simply put, if you visit any website, you do so on the terms set by the people who own and run that site.
All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content located on the site shall remain the sole property of UIC unless stated otherwise. The use of our logos, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from UIC.
You must not:
You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.
You must not use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.
We may need to restrict access to parts (or all) of our website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, we provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of our website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.
UIC may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. We will of course notify you as and when these terms change but your continued use of our website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using our website immediately.
If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
The material at this site are provided ‘as is’ without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose.
In no event shall UIC or its agents or officers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if UIC has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.