We will not release personally identifiable information about you if you have specifically instructed us not to (except as may be needed to provide services you have expressly requested, or if we believe disclosure is necessary under one of the exceptions discussed below). We will provide you with contact information, which will allow you to submit all your concerns, and we will address them as they are submitted to us.
Release of Information
“Personally identifiable information” is information-such as name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, financial information and other types of information that can be used to uniquely identify a user. “Anonymous Information” is information that does not personally identify you. This includes information on how you use our site (such as places visited and search queries performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained in greater detail below) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
If we share Personally Identifiable information with third parties that you have consented to, they may use the data we provide them (sometimes, in connection with other information they may have gathered about you), but are generally prohibited from sharing this information with other companies or people without your consent.
PLEASE NOTE: In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with USSI rights, property or operations, other Web Site users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
When you use the Web Site, we may collect anonymous information even if you have not registered with USSI. We may use this information to examine how the Web Site is used or to help USSI improve the services it offers to users. USSI will not share any anonymous information about your use of the Web Site with third parties if we know that this anonymous information will be linked by third parties with personally identifiable information of yours obtained from another source, unless we have given you notice as described above and you have given us authorization to do so.
Use of IP Addresses
USSI operates secure data networks protected by industry standard procedures, to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur; we will make every effort (such as the use of employee passwords and non-disclosure agreements) to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.