Uncovered.com (“Uncovered”) Privacy Policy

Summary

Uncovered respects each individual's right to personal privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how Uncovered will collect, use and safeguard any personal information you provide. We will collect and use information only in the ways disclosed in this statement. 

 

Security

Uncovered has implemented processes intended to protect user information and maintain security of data. Each account holder is assigned a unique user name and password, which is required to access their account. It is your responsibility to protect the security of this login information. We have attempted to protect Uncovered's servers by locating them in areas with security procedures, use of firewalls and implementing other generally available security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorized release to third parties.

 

Application Data

We respect the privacy of all users, and consider all data that is collected to be private. Your information is used strictly for internal purposes and Uncovered will not distribute or sell your information to a third party, except as disclosed in this statement. 

 

When you submit information, you are transferring such information into the United States and you hereby consent to such transfer.

 

Account Information

When you create an Uncovered account, you must provide access credentials in the form of an email address and password. In addition to using your contact information to create your account, we may use this information to send you information about our services, respond to your requests and facilitate your use of the services. We may use the contact information to help connect you with other Uncovered users, even if that information is not publicly displayed. You may optionally provide us with additional profile information, including a short bio and profile picture. You may update or modify your profile information at any time. Profile information is available publicly on Uncovered, such as on your profile page. The profile information we collect is not distributed or sold to a third party. It will only be used to communicate with you about your Uncovered account, and where needed as part of certain Uncovered features.

 

Content

Uncovered is a platform for collaborating on cold cases, including sharing text and image content, so the information you provide us is information that you choose to be made public. This includes not only the content that you post and data provided with such content, such as when it was posted, but also the accounts you follow, the content that you like or comment on, and other public interactions on Uncovered. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your profile information and public content are immediately delivered to a wide range of users and other services that access Uncovered. When you share information or content via Uncovered, you should think carefully about what you are making public.

 

Log Data

For statistical purposes, Uncovered will gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. These log files contain standard information collected by web servers, such as client IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), operating system, etc. This information is only used internally, and is not distributed or sold to a third party. Uncovered uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Uncovered website and to gather demographic information about its user base as a whole. Uncovered does not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

 

Your Rights & Controlling Use of Your Data

As prescribed within the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have several rights connected to the provision of your personal information to Us from using the Service. Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

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  1. The right to be provided with clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we use information and your rights regarding such information.

  2. The right to request a copy of your personal data which Uncovered holds about you.

  3. The right to request that Uncovered corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.

  4. The right to request your personal data is erased under certain circumstances where there is no compelling reason for us to keep using it. There are exceptions to the erasure right. 

  5. The right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.

  6. The right to request that Uncovered provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller (where applicable).

  7. The right to “block” or suppress further use of your personal information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information but may not be able to process it further. We maintain lists of people who have asked for further use of their personal information to be “blocked” to make sure the restriction is respected in the future.

  8. The right to object to certain types of personal data processing, including processing for direct marketing initiatives.

  9. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

  10. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that if you do withdraw your consent, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful.

  11. You have the right to be promptly informed by us of any personal data loss, theft or compromise arising directly or indirectly from the Community.

 

As permitted by law, we may charge a reasonable fee to cover our costs for responding to information requests and may require you to prove your identity. Following a request, we will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you in our files.

 

To exercise all relevant rights and for queries or complaints, please contact us. 

 

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office by telephone at 0303 123 1113 or online at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5A

 

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of the Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us. 

 

Disclaimer

However, any information collected by Uncovered may be shared if it is necessary to investigate, prevent or prosecute illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations to the Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law or a valid government request (including, but not limited to, search warrants, subpoenas or court orders). Uncovered may also share information if it is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Uncovered will notify you before information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Uncovered reserves the right to use and disclose any information collected that is not in personally identifiable form.

 

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small text file containing a unique identifier that our server sends to a user's browser, and may be stored on a user's hard drive. Cookies may be required to use some Uncovered services. If you have your browser set to reject cookies, your use of the Uncovered services may be interrupted. The cookies we use are not permanent.

 

Online Advertising

Uncovered may also share certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

 

Third-party Websites

Uncovered is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Uncovered website, nor the information or content contained therein. When you use a link from the Uncovered website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the Uncovered website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies.

 

Changes

Uncovered reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If material changes are made to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a prominent notice on the Uncovered website.

 

Compliance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

As a business service, Uncovered does not target its offering toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from, users under thirteen (13) years of age.

 

If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected such information in a manner not permitted by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), please contact us and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.

 

International Users

Uncovered is currently hosted in the United States. If you visit or use Uncovered from other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from laws of the United States, you acknowledge that you are transferring personal information outside of those jurisdictions to the United States for the uses identified above and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By providing your personal information on the Uncovered website, you consent to that transfer.

 

Terms of Service

Your use of the Uncovered services is also governed by our Terms of Service, which contains disclaimers, limitations of liability and a choice of Indiana law and jurisdiction.

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