What Data Do We Gather And How Is It Utilized?
The kind of information we acquire and the way it is put to use varies based on your connection with us and the mandates of applicable regulations. The term "personal information" can encompass multiple interpretations. Broadly, we utilize the term "personal information" to refer to data that can distinctly identify you; nevertheless, we will handle the data collected from you as personal information whenever deemed necessary.
We may gather and utilize diverse categories of information pertaining to you, which encompasses both personal and non-personal information:
- Technical Data, including but not limited to internet protocol (IP) addresses, your login particulars, browser specifications and versions, time zone configurations and locations, browser plug-in variants, operating systems, platforms, and other technologies present on the devices you employ to connect to our websites or intranet.
How Does UAFP.org Utilize Personal Information?
UAFP.org and/or the service providers, vendors, and other third parties enlisted to execute services on our behalf may employ your personal information for various purposes, including:
- Addressing or fulfilling a request that you have submitted;
- Responding to inquiries, comments, or concerns you have raised;
- Enhancing the functionality and quality of our websites.
How Long Does UAFP.org Keep Personal Information?
We will retain your personal information for the duration required to fulfill the intentions for which it was gathered, which includes adhering to legal, accounting, or reporting obligations.
In establishing the appropriate period for retaining personal information, we take into account factors such as the quantity, kind, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risks associated with unauthorized utilization or disclosure of said data, the objectives for which we process the personal data, alternative means to achieve those objectives, and the applicable legal prerequisites.
Under certain circumstances, we might anonymize your personal information (rendering it unidentifiable) for research or statistical purposes. In such cases, we may continue to use this information indefinitely without further notification to you. Additionally, there might be situations where data is retained until manually deleted by UAFP.org.
How Does UAFP.org Safeguard Personal Information?
We have implemented security measures to forestall inadvertent loss, unauthorized access, misuse, alteration, or disclosure of your personal information while it remains under our control. Furthermore, we restrict the access to your personal information to solely those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who possess a legitimate business requirement to access it. They are obligated to process your personal information exclusively based on our instructions and are held to a confidentiality obligation.
It is important to note, however, that any data you transmit to UAFP.org via email, registration forms, or over the internet may not be entirely secure. We undertake reasonable precautions to shield the personal information provided against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure. Yet, considering the inherent characteristics of the internet, there exists a potential for unencrypted email or internet transmissions to be intercepted and perused by external parties. Therefore, it is advisable to exercise caution when deciding which information to transmit to us via email, registration forms, or other online methods.
Marketing And Analytics
We are committed to offering you choices regarding specific uses of personal information, particularly in the realm of marketing communications. To better understand your preferences and interests, we might employ your Identity Data to formulate insights into what you might desire or require. This informs our decisions on which services and materials are likely to resonate with you (referred to as marketing). We have established the subsequent mechanisms for managing personal information:
- Cookies. Most internet browsers grant a degree of control over cookies through browser settings. For additional insights into how UAFP.org utilizes cookies and similar technologies, please refer to the section titled "Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms" below.
- Online Analytics. Our websites might employ third-party web analytics services to gather and analyze the information outlined above. These services also facilitate auditing, research, and reporting. The information, including your IP address, amassed via the various analytics technologies discussed in the "Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms" section below, will be shared with or directly collected by these service providers. They evaluate this information, including noting the third-party website from which you accessed our site, analyzing patterns of usage, aiding in fraud prevention, and furnishing specific features to you.
Cookies And Other Tracking Mechanisms
We might also gather information about your interactions with our websites through the utilization of Internet server logs, cookies, tracking pixels, and/or alternative tracking technologies. As we integrate additional technologies, we may also acquire more data through other means.
Cookies are small files that are automatically placed on your computer upon visiting a website. These cookies serve multiple purposes, including (a) recognizing your device; (b) storing your preferences and configurations; (c) comprehending the specific web pages you've accessed; (d) conducting searches and analytics; and (e) contributing to security measures. Cookies fulfill various functions, such as enhancing navigation between pages, preserving your preferences, and generally augmenting the user experience.
A web server log is a record containing information about website activity. An IP address is a numeric designation assigned to your device whenever you connect to the internet, allowing devices and servers to communicate and identify each other. UAFP.org might collect IP addresses for purposes such as system administration and generating aggregated insights to share with affiliates, business partners, service providers, and vendors for the purpose of conducting website and application analyses and performance evaluations.
Web beacons are small snippets of code placed in websites, email messages, or online advertisements. They can also be referred to as "clear GIFs" (Graphics Interchange Format), "GIF tags," "Action tags," "tracking pixels," or "pixel tags." Web beacons are often used in conjunction with cookies to monitor activity on our websites. When you visit a specific webpage, web beacons inform us of your visit, contributing to website statistics and related data. Given that web beacons operate alongside cookies, they only identify an anonymous website visit if cookies are disabled. In email communications, web beacons indicate whether you've received or opened an email, and may serve other purposes such as analytics, personalization, and advertising. Importantly, web beacons, cookies, and similar tracking technologies do not automatically access your personal information. They can only provide additional information about your website usage if you voluntarily provide personal information, such as through registration or email correspondence, thereby enhancing the utility of our websites for you.
What About Privacy On Other Sites?
Our websites may feature links to other websites that are not owned, governed, reviewed, or supervised by UAFP.org. It's important to note that we are not accountable for the privacy policies of such external sites or the manner in which they handle or process your personal information. We encourage you to exercise caution and awareness when departing from our websites and to thoroughly read the privacy policies and terms and conditions of each individual third-party website.
How We Handle "Do Not Track" Signals