General and Policy Updates
Information We Collect
You may be asked to provide personal information such as your first and last name, company name, email address, phone number, fax number and address. You may also be asked to establish a login name and password in order to access certain areas of this Web Site. If you forget your password, you may request to reset your password.
What are cookies and how do they work?
A cookie is a small file, typically consisting of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites (including the Web Site). Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. There are various types of cookies, such as: session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put their shopping basket as they browse around a site. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target adverting. First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ of ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
- Remember your settings during and between visits.
- Improve the speed/security of the site.
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Twitter.
- Continuously improve our website for you.
- Make our marketing more efficient.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
- Pass data to advertising networks.
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
- What sort of cookies do we use?
- Google Analytics: to gather site performance information.
- Yahoo Web Analytics: to gather site performance information.
- JavaEE: remembering your setting for our website.
- SiteLanguage: remembering your language selection on the site between visits.
Can a website user block cookies?
This Web Site is directed towards adults. uBear does not (a) knowingly collect, use, or disclose information from children under the age of 13, (b) have actual knowledge that it is collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13, and (c) have actual knowledge that it is collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children under the age of 13.
How We Use the Information Collected
We may combine the personal information you provide uBear with other information about you that is available to us, including information from other sources (e.g. offline data or data obtained from third parties). The ways that uBear may use your information include (a) to respond to your specific inquiries; (b) to troubleshoot any issues with respect to your use of this Web Site; (c) to provide you with information on uBear products and services, either on a personalized or aggregate basis; (d) to give Web Site editors anonymous, aggregate information that is useful for developing new features and products for our visitors and to improve the content and navigation on this Web Site; and (e) if you apply for a dealership. We may share your personal information with trusted third parties such as dealers, our third party website developer, and internal marketing administrators for the purposes described above. We may also disclose information to respond to legal requirements or requests, enforce our policies, and protect the rights, property and safety of uBear. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We disclose information to law enforcement, governmental agencies, or third-parties authorized by law, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other Web Site user to legal liability. In such events, we will disclose information that we believe to be relevant and necessary to the investigation or inquiry. We may disclose your personal information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in activity that appears to us to be illegal, or we believe may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose personal information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety or any person or property if we believe that the information in any way relates to that threat. In the event we are engaged in or contemplating a merger or other corporate acquisition with another business entity, personal information may be disclosed to and would likely be acquired by the other business entity.
uBear utilizes reasonable security measures designed to secure your information. Servers where personal information is stored are password and firewall-protected, and access is limited to those employees and independent contractors with a need to know and only for the purposes identified above. We maintain safeguards intended to protect the security, integrity, and privacy of these servers and of your personal information. While we have implemented reasonable security measures to safeguard personal information, please keep in mind that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. You are responsible for keeping your login name and password confidential and are responsible for all actions taken with your login name and password. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.
Third party links
There may be third party web sites that you may link to from this Web Site. For example, we allow you to link to Facebook, Twitter and various other social media sites from this Web Site. However, uBear has no control over these linked web sites and they each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of uBear. These social media web sites may track your browsing activity across this Web Site as well as across other sites you visit. uBear has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. These linked web sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk.