UPET COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VIEW AND THE DATA YOU ENTER IN ONLINE FORMS AND SEARCHES. ALTHOUGH UPET DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE INTERNET USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF ANY SITE USER, SOME INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE SITE ARE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE. UPET AGGREGATES AND ANALYZES THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICES AND TO PREPARE REPORTS ABOUT AGGREGATE INTERNET USAGE AND YOUR SITE USAGE HABITS. IN ADDITION, WHEN YOU USE THE SITE YOUR SEARCH RESULTS WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO AND LOGGED BY UPET AND MAY BE CORRELATED BY UPET WITH ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED TO UPET.
Your IP AddressLike most Web sites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the Web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.
Information We Collect From YouIn order to operate the Site and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the Site) such as full name, postal address, phone number or email address), or "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, purchase history information, browsing history
information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications between you and other members over the Site), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public information", which consists of one-on- one communications between you and other users of the Site; and 2) "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information into your "Profile" or your postings to other Site end users, because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the Site, and the information will then be treated as "demographic information" that is "public information".
How We Use Personal InformationWe use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the Site, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Site (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with UPET), and to forward messages to you from other Site users. These types of communications, are known as "Operational Communications." In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers.
We also use personal information to send you newsletters, information, offers and other promotional materials for UPET's or third parties' goods or services. We attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. Such communications will provide you with options to decline to receive communications from UPET (other than those contained in Operational Communications). Some of these options may only be for a certain category of communications; others may be more general.
To operate the Site, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Site, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit petd transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, or electing to receive communications electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.
Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.
Please read the information below under the heading "Special Cases in which we Share Personal" to learn more ways in which we may share your personal information.
group and you decide to give the advertiser your personal information, then the advertiser may be able to identify you as being a member of that demographic group. Please be aware that we may disclose your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis as described above in the paragraph titled "Special Cases in which we Share Personal Information." Also, to read further details about how we may use your public information, see our Terms of Service and Use.
Our Security PrecautionsThe Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.