Privacy and Cookies Policy

UBCUK Ltd (“UBC”) recognises privacy and security as being a concern for itself and individuals accessing the Internet. We want to explain our privacy policy and the security measures we take to protect personal information.

By using our Web Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by UBC as set forth in the policy as in effect from time to time. If we decide to change our policy, the changes will be posted on the Web Site. You should check back periodically to ensure you have the most current policy.

What information is collected?

UBC collects personally-identifiable information, including name, title, company, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, etc. We do not require this information to obtain access to any part of our Web Site.

Our Web Site servers also collect the domain names of visitors to our Web Sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on a UBC Web Site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our Web Sites and to improve content of our Web Sites.

Who is collecting the information?

When you are on a UBC Web Site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with UBC, its subsidiaries and related companies. The UBC Web Site may contain various links to third-party Web sites. These sites may provide additional information, goods, services and/or promotions. These sites are owned and operated independently of UBC, and have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these Web sites will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. UBC have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent sites, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

How is my information used?

UBC collect personal information to facilitate customer service or to enable us to contact you if you request information. The UBC site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your shopping experience, and to provide advice and purchase recommendations. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional.

We also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional e-mails sent by UBC.

UBC may perform research on our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour based on the information provided to us when making a purchase, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. UBC may share this aggregated data with third parties and our affiliated companies.

With whom do UBC share my information?

UBC will not provide your personal information to third-parties without your prior express consent. UBC shares the information you provide with UBC subsidiaries and related companies.

UBC may match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers (customer profiling). UBC may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Web site to prospective business partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.


Cookies

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

What is in a cookie?:

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

Additional information about Cookies:

http://www.aboutcookies.org
Information Commissioners Office

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to: webmaster@www.ubcuk.com.