Privacy and Security Statement
We know that your privacy is very important to you. That's why protecting any personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address or phone number that you provide to us is of the utmost importance to The United World Trade International Co.. and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, brands and other United World Trade International Co.. companies ("United World Trade International Co.."). As a result, we have prepared this Privacy and Security Statement to let you know about the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage the personal information you entrust to us at United World Trade International Co..
When you provide personal information at our website and our Call Center, you are consenting to the manner in which United World Trade International Co.. will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information, as set out below.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may collect personal information that you provide us when you:
• Order, return, exchange or request certain information about our products and services.
• Request a quote and/or purchase one of our services for your business.
• Sign up or register for supplier or partner membership.
• Contact our Call Center or customer service email.
• Visit or register with our Sites.
• Provide us with comments or suggestions.
We may also collect personal information about you from our Service Providers.
Shopping at United World Trade International Co:
If you use a credit or debit card for any of your purchases, we will collect your credit or debit card information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders, to ensure proper delivery, to better assist you when you visit or call us as well as to improve our product and service offerings.
When you return previously purchased merchandise or request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to give your name, address, phone number and show information that identifies you. We collect this information to help prevent fraud.
Online Registration: Registration is an optional service provided by our Site. You do not have to register to browse or products online. When you register, you are asked for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, a password that you select, and optionally, your interests. Your registration information may be used to help make your online research quicker and easier. When you register you will have the opportunity to sign up for future marketing information from United World Trade International Co..
Contests, Questions or Surveys: When you ask a question, participate in a survey or enter a contest, a United World Trade International Co.. sponsored event or through our Sites, we may collect your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We use this information to administer your participation in a contest. At the time you are entering a contest, we may ask your permission to send you future marketing information from United World Trade International Co..
Other Uses of Personal Information: United World Trade International Co.. uses personal information, including information provided to us from our Service Providers, to continually assess and improve the products and services we offer. We would also like to inform you of products and services, sales and special offers that might benefit you.
Your Suggestions: We use your feedback, suggestions, survey information and comments solely to monitor and/or improve the use and features of our services.
Protecting Childrens' Privacy:
United World Trade International Co.. Sites are not intended for use by children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Personal Information Disclosure: United World Trade International Co.. will not trade, rent or sell your personal information, without your prior consent, except as otherwise set out herein.
Data Sharing for Catalog Mailings: We may share your name, address and transactional information about products you have purchased from our catalogs with third party companies so that you may receive future catalog offerings about products and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to have your information shared with third party companies send a email to our customer support.
Other Service: to serve you better, we may combine the personal information that you give us on our Site or through our catalogs with publicly available information and information we receive from or cross-reference with our marketing partners and others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your experience with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.
Sale of Business: United World Trade International Co.. reserves the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.
Legal: Please note that United World Trade International Co.. must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you.
Additional Information about Our Sites
Visiting Our Sites: In general, you can visit our Sites without telling us who you are or providing us with any information. However, we collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Sites and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Sites. We use this information to monitor and improve our Sites.
Cookies: Our Sites use a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Sites can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. All pages on our Sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. If you have registered with our Sites, these cookies (1) may let us know who you are, (2) are necessary to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver products and personalized services, and (3) will provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Sites in accordance with your preferences. Cookies are also required to optimize your shopping experience in that they allow you to add multiple items to your shopping basket before checking out. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. However, should you decide not to accept cookies from our Sites, you will limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our Sites.
Tracer Tags: Our Sites may also use a technology called "tracer tags". These may also be referred to as "Clear GIFs" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Sites. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Sites for you and other future website visitors.
Third Party Links: Our Sites may include links to the websites of our business partners, vendors and advertisers. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your prior consent.
United World Trade International Co.. provides links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply United World Trade International Co..'s endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend that you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose and otherwise treat your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
We will maintain the confidentiality of all personal information collected in Site and from our Service Providers and will only disclose such information to employees and Service Providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy and Security Statement. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.
Security Measures on Our Sites
Secure Shopping: When you place orders on our Sites, all of your order information, including your card number and delivery address, is transmitted through the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our Sites from capturing and viewing your personal information.
United World Trade International Co.. also takes the following measures to protect your personal information online:
Passwords: To provide you with an increased level of security, online access to your personal information is protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. United World Trade International Co.. will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication (including unsolicited correspondence such as letters, phone calls or e-mail messages).
Order Information: Since any order information you provide to us on our Sites will be transmitted using a secure connection, if your Web browser cannot support this level of security, you will not be able to order products through our Sites. The most recent versions of Netscape Navigator™ and Microsoft Internet Explorer® can support a secure connection and can be downloaded for free from the Netscape and Microsoft website respectively.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, United World Trade International Co.. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us on our Sites.
Who We Are
United World Trade International Co.. is an import and Export Company comprised that work hard to provide you with a full suite of products and services.
Last updated: June 2012