- Information and How We Use It
The Website may collect, process and use the data which includes PII, the legal basis of which is your consent, which you give when you use the Services. Types of PII that may be used include the following, without limitation:
- We may process meta data in connection with your use of our Website and/or the Services (“User Data“). User Data may include your IP address, location, type of browser and version, operating system, referral source, visit length, page views and Website navigation paths, as well as information about the frequency and timing of your use of the service. User Data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the Website and Services, operating our Website, improving and customizing the Services, ensuring the security of our Services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you.
- When registering on our Website you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, email address, or other details (“Entered Data“). You are the source of such account data, and such data may be processed for the purposes of operating the Website, providing the Services, ensuring the security of the Website and Services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you.
- We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding Services (“Enquiry Data“). The Enquiry Data may be processed for offering Services and/or renewals, and selling relevant Services to you.
- We may process information relating to transactions that you enter into with us and/or through our Website, such as the purchasing of Services (“Transaction Data“). The Transaction Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The Transaction Data may be processed for supplying the purchased goods and Services and keeping records of transactions.
- We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications, offering you services, or promotions which may interest you (“Notification Data“). The Notification Data may be processed for the purposes of sending you relevant Notification Data.
- We may process any of the types of data described in this Section 1 if we are required to do so by court-order, any legal obligation to which we are subject, or when necessary, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely of the Website’s legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
- Please do not supply any other person’s PII to us without the specific and explicit consent of all parties, including the owner of such PII.
- Providing your PII to others
- We may disclose your PII to professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice and managing legal disputes.
- International transfers of your PII
- In this Section 3, we provide information about the circumstances in which your PII may be transferred to countries worldwide including inside and outside the European Economic Area (“EEA“).
- We and our other group companies have facilities in the UK “Adequacy decisions” of the European Commission have been made with respect to the data protection laws of the UK, the “Adequacy decision” is limited to the Privacy Shield.
- Transfers to countries inside and outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely means the provisions of applicable law which relate to the protection of individuals with regards to the Processing of Personal Data to which a party may be subject including, without limitation, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the Regolation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Telecommunications (Lawfol Business Practice (Interception of Communications) Regolation 2000, the Electronic Communications Data Protection Directive 2002/58/EC, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regolations 2003 and, where applicable, the guidance and code of practice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office from time to time, directions of any competent regolatory authority, relevant regolatory guidance and codes of practice (collectively “Data Protection Regolation”) or to the extent transfers will cross borders to outside the EEA, such transfer shall be carried out in accordance with standard contractual clauses annexed to the EU Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 for the Transfer of Personal Data to Processors established in Third Countries under the Directive (the “Model Clauses”).
- The hosting facilities for our Website are situated in United States.
- You acknowledge that PII submitted by you for publication through the Services may be available around the world via the internet.
- Retaining and Deleting PII
- This Section 4 sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
- We will retain and delete your personal data as follows:
- PII will be retained for up to a period of one year at following the end of the Services after which period it will be deleted from our systems, unless otherwise required under applicable law.
- Your Rights
- In this Section 5, we have done our best to summarize the rights that you may have under applicable data protection law. These are complex, and not all of the details have been included herein. In light of this, you shoold read the relevant laws and guidance from the regolatory authorities for a foll explanation of these rights.
- Your principal rights under data protection law are:
- the right to access;
- the right to rectification;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to object to processing;
- the right to data portability;
- the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
- the right to withdraw consent.
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your PII by requesting an e-mail summary from: privacy@Unitedgrids.com.
- You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
- In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data, by providing adequate evidence attesting to your identity, without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; and the personal data have been unlawfolly processed. There are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure. Those general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawfol but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
- You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particolar situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it woold adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
- If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes Data Protection Regolations, you have a legal right to file complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
- To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfolness of processing before the withdrawal.
- You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 5.
When you provide us with PII for a secondary reason, like marketing or other secondary reasons which we will convey to you from time to time if applicable, we will ask for your consent. After you opt-in, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by contacting us at privacy@Unitedgrids.com.
- Information Security
- We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of PII. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
- Your PII is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
- We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your PII.
- You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
- If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
- California Online Privacy Protection Act
- According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- Do Not Track Signals
- We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
- Note that we also allow third-party behavioural tracking.
- COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
- When it comes to the collection of PII from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Role, which spells out what operators of Website and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
- We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old, and 13 year olds are prohibited from using this Website without proper consents from guardians as detailed hereunder.
- Fair Information Practices
- The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they shoold be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect PII.
- In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, shoold a data breach occur:
- We will notify you within a reasonable amount of time.
- We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only those individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
- CAN SPAM Act
- The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the roles for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
- We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to the Services.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
- To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
- Third-party Providers
- In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
- For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particolar, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
- Third-party Links
occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
- Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state, province or country of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state, province or country of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
- Law and jurisdiction
- If we are acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide our Services to you.
- Contacting Us
Last updated: May, 2018