Universal Information eXchange

Privacy Statement

UIX and its subsidiaries respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. With this Privacy Statement we provide you with information regarding our Privacy Policy pertaining to the data collected by UIX and how this data is utilised and confined. When visiting our websites, you are not required to identify yourself, nor to reveal any information. Notice of this is visible at the bottom of each UIX Web page.

UIX has also ascertained and certified that it’s Privacy practices are consistent with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbour principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access and Accuracy, Security and Oversight/ Enforcement. More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

  1. Covered Sites
  2. Collecting of Information
  3. What UIX does with your private information
  4. UIX method of keeping your information secure
  5. Changes

We value your opinion. Should you have any comments and/ or questions regarding our privacy policy, please send us an email or call us.

1. Covered Sites

This Privacy Statement applies to all UIX -owned websites and domains, as well as our wholly owned subsidiaries (UIX websites).

Links to non-UIX websites
UIX websites may provide links to third-party websites. Once you access these links, you leave the UIX has absolutely no control over such sites and/ or their privacy practices. Please note that these privacy practices may differ vastly from those of UIX and that any personal data you may choose to reveal on such sites is not covered by the UIX Privacy Statement. We urge and encourage you to carefully review the Privacy Policy of any Company before submitting any personal information.

2. Collecting of information

Children’s privacy
UIX is committed to the protection of children and primarily of their privacy needs. We do not knowingly or willingly gather information from children under the age of thirteen and no UIX websites target children under thirteen.

Types of information
This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.

3. What UIX does with your private information

UIX utilizes your personal information to provide you with improved services as well as to assist us in better understanding your requirements and interests. More specifically, information is used to aid you with the completion of a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to present you with superior service and support, to update you on services and benefits available. Also, such information is utilised to personalise promotional offers and some UIX websites. On occasion, we may also make use of your information in order to contact you for market research regarding UIX products or services.

Credit card information is used solely for payment processing and fraud prevention. Sensitive personal information is gathered purely to facilitate our financial service providers’ credit decisions and will be shared with them exclusively and only with your permission. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or UIX and will not be filed or kept for any longer than is absolutely necessary for providing the services. The only exception to this would be should you yourself specifically request that we retain your credit card information for future purchases.

Any personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide UIX through other sources such as product registration, call centres or public events such as trade shows or seminars. Personal data given to UIX may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.

Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about UIX website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is utilised to enhance and improve the customer experience, usability and site content.

With whom we share information
UIX will never sell, rent or lease any of your personal information to others. UIX will not provide your personal information to third parties except in response to a request from you for specific products or services. Upon submitting of any such personal information, your permission will always be requested. UIX does however share customer information across UIX -owned business entities and companies working on our behalf, but only as described above in "What TRAVEL does with your private information".

All suppliers and service providers are obligated to keep entirely confidential any information received on behalf of UIX and may not make use of it for any other purpose but to carry out the services that are being performed on behalf of UIX. These service providers may vary or UIX may contract with additional service providers in order to better accommodate our clients. UIX will never share personal information with any other third party without your permission, unless so required by law enforcement actions, subpoena, or local law.

UIX or it’s related entities could merge with or be acquired by another business entity or some or all of their respective assets could be acquired. Should such a combination or acquisition occur, UIX will make every reasonable effort to notify you in the event that we share with the merging or acquiring entity some or all of your personal information with a view to continuing being in a position to provide you with service.

Non-subscription services
UIX never make use of your personal information for any other purpose than that stated when you provide such data. Examples of such unrelated uses include sending communications regarding special offers, product information and/ or marketing messages. You may however choose to receive this type of non-subscription communications by following the instructions below.

Specify your privacy preferences by sending us an email or call us.
Please be sure to provide your full name, e-mail address and postal address in all correspondence.

Subscription services
In order to cancel the receipt of any communications you may have previously requested (such as e-mail newsletters, software updates, etc.), the following methods are available:

4. UIX method of keeping your information secure

Access to your data
UIX will ensure that you have easy access to your information, including online access and the facility and opportunity to alter your information should you choose to do so. In order to protect your privacy and security, we will always take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of UIX websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.

The most rapid and effective manner in which to view and alter your personal information is to return to the web page where you originally submitted such data and to follow the instructions on that web page.

UIX is committed to protecting any information you may provide to us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy and to ensure the appropriate use of information, UIX in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard any information provided to us.

We make use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as Credit Card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information inaccessible and unreadable by anyone but ourselves. One method by which you may notice that this system is active, is by a symbol of either an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser) at the bottom of your browser window.

Credit card numbers are used solely for processing payment and not for any other purpose whatsoever. As part of real-time payment processing, UIX subscribes to a fraud management service. This service provides both you and UIX with an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud and to protect your financial data.

5. Changes

Any and all updates to the terms of UIX's Online Privacy Statement will be posted in this document and revision dates will likewise be updated. In this manner, you will always be aware of what information we accumulate online and what use we make of it, as well as what choices are available to you. For material changes to this statement, UIX will provide notification to affected clientele.

Rev. November 2011