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UWPIAA Community Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has changed as of September 26, 2010, and the changes are effective as of December 1, 2010.  The change relates to a default setting for member profile information that will make any member’s contact information visible to any other member of the UWPIAA website. This change will make the site more useful as a member directory. You may opt out of this by changing the setting on your own personal profile to be visible to “friends only.”

Please read the Privacy Policy below for the exact language of the change.

We adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. Because of the Up With People International Alumni Association's affiliation with Up with People, and your status as an Alumni of Up with People, we share information with Up with People, which information may include your personally identifiable information. This sharing of information is consistent with the UWPIAA Bylaws, in which one purpose of the Up with People International Alumni Association is to impact the ongoing mission of Up with People.
  • We do not share your contact information with anyone outside of UWPIAA.org members (alumni) or Up with People without your consent.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.
If you use the UWPIAA service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.

Personal Information Collected

By using this site, you willingly provide us certain personal information, which we collect in order to allow you to benefit from the UWPIAA site. If you have any hesitation about providing such information to us and/or having such information displayed on the UWPIAA site or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the Statement of Terms and Conditions, you should not use the UWPIAA site.

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

Registration
In order to use the member features of the UWPIAA site, you must first register to activate your account. To register, you are required to provide the following contact information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including UWPIAA, to identify you: name, email address, street address, country, ZIP/postal code, phone number , your primary cast affiliation, and a password chosen by you.

Profile Information
Once you become a Member with an registered account, you may provide additional information in the Profile section providing additional personal information.  Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration to become a Member is entirely optional.  Any information you provide at account registration or in the Profile section that is not personally identifiable may be used in the same manner and extent to which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder.

Cookies
Like most websites, UWPIAA uses cookies and web log files to track site usage.  A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows UWPIAA to recognize you as a Member when you return to the UWPIAA website using the same computer and web browser. If your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to use the UWPIAA site. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on our website.
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your UWPIAA account. The next time you visit the UWPIAA site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing Member so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information or to send a message to another Member, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie.
Additionally, if you log out of the UWPIAA site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the UWPIAA website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing Member preferences and tracking Member  trends. In the course of optimizing services to our Members, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through such cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information, e.g. your industry or geographic location, your occupation, or information about your professional or educational background, for greater customization of your user experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies or you opt to refuse all cookies, you may not be able to use the UWPIAA site or services. UWPIAA does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.

Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the UWPIAA web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave UWPIAA. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP.  UWPIAA may use this information to analyze overall trends to help us improve the UWPIAA service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

Consent to UWPIAA Processing Information About You
Certain information you provide to UWPIAA may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, religion or other aspects of your private life, and more generally about you. Please be aware that in providing information to UWPIAA for the purposes of opening your user account, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and UWPIAA Statement of Terms and Conditions.  The supplying of all such information by you to UWPIAA, including all information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Statement of Terms and Conditions, but please note that your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive.

Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about you which has been collected pursuant to your decision to become a Member. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information which you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented herein.
We take your rights seriously and encourage you to use them if you deem this to be appropriate. You may exercise these rights by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uses of personal information
The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on our website is used to help you connect with other Members. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by UWPIAA from Members (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by UWPIAA. This information can be utilized by UWPIAA in such manner as UWPIAA, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.

UWPIAA Communications
UWPIAA will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the UWPIAA site or through other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from UWPIAA related to the proper functioning of your account. UWPIAA may send you other messages unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and amending your email notification choices.

Customized Content
Information provided to UWPIAA may also be used to customize your experience on our website.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information.

Notwithstanding the above, because of the Up With People International Alumni Association's affiliation with Up with People, and your status as an Alumnus/a of Up with People, we do share information with Up with People, which information may include your personally identifiable information. This sharing of information is consistent with the UWPIAA Bylaws, in which one purpose of the Up with People International Alumni Association is to impact the ongoing mission of Up with People.

Surveys and Polls
As a Member, you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through our website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the UWPIAA site.

Forums/Chats/Blogs/Business Directory
If you use a bulletin board, forum, create a business directory listing, import a blog, or participate in a group or chat room on UWPIAA, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Members of these forums, as well as other third parties in some cases, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. UWPIAA is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

Communications to other Users
Many emails you initiate through UWPIAA, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Other communications that you initiate through the UWPIAA site will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information is, by default, visible to all registered Members (alumni) of the UWPIAA site. At your option, you may limit who can see your profile information by changing the privacy setting on your profile to “friends only.” You may do this by logging in to the site and modifying the setting in the “Privacy” section on your personal profile (at this link: http://www.uwpiaa.org/index.php?option=com_community&view=profile&task=privacy&Itemid=48).

Legal Disclaimer
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to UWPIAA brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Your Information Choices

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your UWPIAA account including your email, and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the UWPIAA site. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, UWPIAA may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.

Privacy Settings
When you register with UWPIAA, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on UWPIAA.   An important feature of the UWPIAA site is to allow sharing of information with others while providing you with the option to apply privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information.  You can use the privacy settings to allow access or deny access to your profile and other information and content that you may post.  By default, your profile and contact information is visible to any other member of the UWPIAA site. When you use UWPIAA, certain information you post or share with third parties, such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select.  All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, or other items, this information may become publicly available, depending on the privacy settings you select for you profile.

Closing Your Account
You can also close your account through the UWPIAA website. If you close your UWPIAA account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. We will retain certain data contributed by you to allow UWPIAA to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as account recovery, analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, or if required by law. To request that we close your account and remove your information from the UWPIAA website, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will receive a response within five business days of its receipt.

Your Obligations

As a member or user of the UWPIAA site, you have certain obligations toward the other users and Members of the UWPIAA site. Certain of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members, such as UWPIAA:

  1. You must, at all times, respect the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and the Statement of Terms and Conditions. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights which may belong to third parties (such as photographs).
  2. You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic or which may otherwise violate the rights, purposes and spirit the UWPIAA site or its Members and users.
  3. You must not provide information to UWPIAA and /or other members or users which you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person, professional or social status.

Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account by UWPIAA, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Members and users adhere to the UWPIAA site and the services which it offers.

Security

In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on UWPIAA is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information used for the UWPIAA store) is protected via encryption methods when it is exchanged between your web browser and the UWPIAA web site. To protect data stored on our servers, we may also audit or test our system from time to time for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users of UWPIAA are not encrypted and you should not communicate any confidential information through these means.

How to contact us

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..