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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 1, 2012
Office Universe Office Supplies values and recognizes that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we may collect when you use the Web Site. Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have implemented this Privacy Policy to inform you of the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Office Universe Office Supplies web site you are accepting the practices described in this policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@officeuniverse.com

Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Office Universe Office Supplies services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

Does Office Universe Office Supplies Ever Make Changes to its Privacy Policy?

We may make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by sending you an email (if you are a Shopkeeper), posting a notice on the home page of the Web Site, or, through the use of cookies, informing you when you first sign on to the web site after we have made changes. If you receive notification of a change in our Privacy Policy, you must review the new Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures. You will not be able to receive notices from us if your cookies are not set to accept.

What types of information does Office Universe collect?

Visitors to our website can register to purchase goods and services. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a product or service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the products or services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • To fulfill your requests for products or services.
  • To protect ourselves from liability,
  • To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.

Office Universe Office Supplies collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, with the use of Cookies, and from the user.

Web Server Logs

When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from.
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

Use of Cookies

Office Universe Office Supplies may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

Office Universe Office Supplies reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

Personal Information:

We collect Personal Information from you. As explained above, Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card number.

Non-Personal Information:

We also collect "non-personal" information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, and your IP Address. This information ("Non-Personal Information") cannot be easily used to personally identify you.

How and When Does Office Universe Office Supplies Collect This Information?

Providing Information to Us.

We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a product sold through a Shop, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and email address. If you create an Account, we may collect your name, mailing address, email address, and other information that we request in the registration process. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we will collect your email address.

Analytic and Reporting Technologies.

Like the operators of most web sites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, click-stream patterns, and the dates and times that the Web Site for Office Universe Office Supplies are accessed.

How Does Office Universe Office Supplies Use My Information?

Personal Information:

We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving Office Universe Office Supplies Web Site, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. For example, if you create an Account, we will use the information that you provide to communicate with you and pay you any commissions that you earn.

Non-Personal Information:

We use non-personal information to track your use of the Web Site for Office Universe Office Supplies and for other internal purposes, particularly providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving Office Universe Office Supplies

When Will Office Universe Office Supplies Disclose My Information to Third Parties?

Generally speaking, we do not intentionally disclose your information to third parties without your consent. However we reserve the right to do so because it is necessary to the operation and continued growth of our business or to protect the rights of others. These instances are discussed below:

Disclosure to Successors.

We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Office Universe Office Supplies goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or by a notice on our Web Site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information.

We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not "opt out" of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.

What About Cookies?

A cookie is a message that is sent to your computer from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most web sites use cookies. We use cookies to track your use of the Web Site and the Nav-to-Net Services, provide you with a more personalized user experience, and to allow you to sign in and begin use of Office Universe Office Supplies automatically when you visit the Web Site. We may also use cookies to ensure that you have been notified of and agreed to the then-current version of the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and any other agreements and policies relating to your use of the Web Site for Office Universe Office Supplies. Cookies used by Nav-to-Net are not linked to Personal Information.

Does Office Universe Office Supplies Protect My Personal Information?

Personal Information.

Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Web Site Content.

The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Web Site, such as message board postings, "About Me" pages, and images on your Products, may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your Personal Information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.

 
 

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