What is Private Information?
“Private Information” means, any information that may be used uniquely to identify the person (other than in such person’s representative capacity on behalf of a business enterprise), including such information submitted in Candidate Profiles in connection with employment applications through our employment or recruitment pages. Such information includes first and last name, birth dates, social security number, driver’s license, gender, race, personal (as opposed to business) e-mail addresses, credit information, home phone numbers or addresses, employment and educational history.
As to a business enterprise, any banking or confidential financial information that it does not generally share with third parties but that is shared with us in any credit application process or business transaction. “Private information” does not include, without limitation, aggregated information (i.e. information presented in summary or statistical form which does not contain data that would permit the identification of a specific individual without significant effort). A “business enterprise” or “business” means any sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or company, business group or cooperative.
How Does Universal Imports FL, Gather Private Information?
Universal Imports FL may collect Private Information from its customers, suppliers and other Site users in several ways: Universal Imports FL, may gather account information through the Websites. When you visit the Sites, we may ask you for Private Information so that we can provide you with the products, services, or information that you have requested, including credit and financial information, and tax information required in order to open a business account with us.
When you maintain a business account with Universal Imports FL and transact business with Universal Imports FL through the Websites, we will ask you for information necessary to process and complete transactions with us, including your name, shipping and billing addresses, e-mail address, tax identification, reseller certificates, and credit card or other corporate ACH payment-related information.
Universal Imports FL may maintain historical account information of its customers and suppliers. Universal Imports FL may maintain of its historical account information for its present and former customers and suppliers. Often this historical information predates such customers’ and suppliers’ use of the websites for transacting business with Universal Imports FL.
Universal Imports FL may gather information about individual guarantors. In connection with credit terms extended to our customers, we may collect and maintain Private Information about individuals who give personal guarantees on behalf of businesses, such as when the owner of a small business provides a personal guarantee on behalf of the business.
Universal Imports FL, may gather information provided by you in one or more other features of the Websites. Universal Imports FL, may from time to time offer interactive or social aspects on the Sites. For example, if you choose to express an opinion in an online forum, respond to user polls, or enter any contests, we may ask you for Private Information. If you request to sign up for newsletters or other promotional materials, or if you send an inquiry to one of our customer service representatives, we may store a record of your request along with any Private Information allowing us to respond to your inquiry.
How Does Universal Imports FL Use Private Information?
Universal Imports FL uses Private Information in establishing, maintaining and concluding business or employment arrangements. Universal Imports FL uses Private Information to evaluate prospective customers, suppliers and employees and, if we so elect, to open, maintain and terminate customer accounts, supplier arrangements, or employment relationships.
Universal Imports FL uses Private Information to process and transactions with customers and suppliers and to improve its business processes.
Universal Imports FL uses Private Information in aggregated reports. We may combine Private Information with other information to create aggregate or summary reports, and we may provide aggregate data to other parties for marketing, advertising, and other purposes.
If Universal Imports FL provides information to other parties in aggregate form, such data will not include any specifically identifiable Private Information concerning specific customers, suppliers or individuals.
Is Private Information Ever Shared or Disclosed?
Private Information is used to complete and support your use of the Websites and the services provided thereon and to comply with any requirements of law. Universal Imports FL may share Private Information with third parties as described here: Universal Imports FL may disclose Private Information as required by law and for the protection of Universal Imports FL and others.
We may also share Private Information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Universal Imports FL may disclose Private Information to third parties who help us provide our services. We depend upon third parties and independent contractors (collectively “third party service providers”) to provide services in connection with our business operations. We may transmit your Private Information to or allow access to such information by third party service providers who assist us in a variety of ways, including in hosting our business information and data, allowing information technology providers and maintenance services to provide and support information technology systems and services, processing orders and payments, shipping products, sending catalogs, performing surveys, conducting promotions, advertising and marketing, processing job applications, providing recruitment and background screening, and sending e-mails and newsletters.
We use good faith efforts with these third party service providers to require them to protect the privacy of Private Information by implementing adequate security measures and by using the Private Information only as authorized and directed by Universal Imports FL. We do not permit such third parties to use Private Information for direct marketing or any other purposes not authorized by Universal Imports FL. However, such third party service providers perform work outside of our direct supervision and, therefore, we can never guarantee that Private Information will be protected by such third parties.
Private Information may be disclosed if you participate in one or more interactive or social features that Universal Imports FL may offer on the websites. Universal Imports FL allows other users of the Websites to browse comments, questions or other entries that you have submitted or commented on in one or more forums, message boards, product ratings, feedback portals or other interactive or social aspects that Universal Imports FL may include on the Sites from time to time. Universal Imports FL may choose to post this data on other features in the future.
Your use of such social features constitutes your consent and agreement to Universal Imports FL’s use of any content you post or transmit through such features for Universal Imports FL’s editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
Opt Out Procedures
To the extent required by law, and except as set forth above, so long as you have provided your email address to us, if we intend to use or share your Private Information beyond the scope described above or in a manner that we reasonably determine to be a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, we will endeavor to contact you and provide you with the ability to prevent the sharing of this information through “opt out” elections. If we do provide opt out elections with respect to new uses, even if not legally required to do so, such opt out elections will be treated as affirmative consent to the specified uses if you do not respond in a manner and within the period specified in the election to deny us the right to make such use.
Is Private Information Secure?
The security of Private Information is a priority for us. We implement measures that we believe in good faith will protect this information to the extent reasonably feasible in light of industry practices. In some cases the measures employed may vary depending on the level of sensitivity of the Private Information. Our measures may include restricted access to certain of our systems (including physical and electronic safeguards, such as passwords, encrypting sensitive information (as described below)). We may also restrict user access commensurate with responsibilities and institute procedural safeguards, such as identity authentication procedures. We train our employees in the proper handling of Private Information. We also maintain a disaster recovery and continuity plan to help guard against unforeseen disruptions.
When we share Private Information with third party service providers, we use good faith efforts to require such service providers to protect the privacy of Private Information by implementing adequate security measures and by using the Private Information only as authorized and directed by us. However, such third party service providers perform work outside of our direct supervision and, therefore, we can never guarantee that Private Information will be protected by such third parties. Use of the Websites is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any security measures used by our third party service providers.
If you have or open a business account with Universal Imports FL, we have implemented separate policies, protocols, procedures and agreements with respect to the use and effect use of password and other authenticating information. Among other things, the privacy and security of your Universal Imports FL account information is protected by your account user name and password. You should be aware that any person to whom you grant access to your account user name password will have access to your complete account information, including information such as credit information, information about individuals including individual guarantors, and transaction histories.
You should not grant access to your user name and password to any person to whom you are not comfortable sharing such information. In addition, you need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. You should review the Authentication and Attribution Policies for additional information concerning the acquisition, use, and effect of passwords and other account user information.
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