UNS AUTHENTICATION SERVICE USER PRIVACY NOTICE
Effective Date: 10-27-2020
This Privacy Notice explains how UNS Project, Inc. (“Company”, “UNS”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise processes Personal Information in connection with our user authentication service available online through universalnameservice.com (collectively, the “Service”). The Service is available online through our website, and through our mobile application. When you register and use our mobile application, we do not collect Personal Information from you.
Our Collection of Personal Information
We may collect your email address in order to verify your registered device. Once we have verified your email address, we will save a 1-way hash of it in in our system. We may also assign a unique identifier, called the UNS userID to associate various devices with a single account. We may generate a service specific identify, called the serviceUserID which is used to identify the user to the service when the user requests authentication.
Our Use of Personal Information
We may use Personal Information we collect to:
- To deliver the Service you have requested;
- Test, enhance, update and monitor the Service, or diagnose or fix technology problems;
- Help maintain the safety, security and integrity of our property and Service, technology assets and business;
- Prevent, investigate or provide notice of fraud or unlawful or criminal activity; and
- Comply with legal obligations.
Our Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose Personal Information in the following ways:
- Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers that perform business or operational services for us or on our behalf, such customer service operations, communications services, website hosting, infrastructure provisioning, IT services, analytics services, and administrative services.
- Business Transaction or Reorganization: We may take part in or be involved with a corporate business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets. We may disclose Personal Information to a third party during negotiation of, in connection with or as an asset in such a corporate business transaction. Personal Information may also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership.
- Legal Obligations and Rights: We may disclose Personal Information to third parties, such as legal advisors and law enforcement: (i) in connection with the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; (ii) to comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process; (iii) to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of others, including to enforce our agreements and policies; (iv) to detect, suppress, or prevent fraud; (v) to protect the health and safety of us and others; or (vi) as otherwise required by applicable law.
We may choose or be required by law to provide different or additional disclosures relating to the processing of Personal Information about residents of certain countries, regions or states. Please refer below for disclosures that may be applicable to you:
- If you are a resident of the State of Nevada in the United States, Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes permits a Nevada resident to opt out of future sales of certain covered information that a website operator has collected or will collect about the resident. Please contact us at email@example.com to submit such a request.
- If you are a resident of the State of California in the United States, please click here for additional California-specific privacy disclosures.
- If you are based in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (“UK”), please click here for additional Europe-specific privacy disclosures.
Updates to This Privacy Notice
We will update this Privacy Notice from time to time. When we make changes to this Privacy Notice, we will change the date at the beginning of this Privacy Notice. If we make material changes to this Privacy Notice, we may notify individuals by email to their registered email address, by prominent posting on this Site or our Services, or through other appropriate communication channels. All changes shall be effective from the date of publication unless otherwise provided.
If you have any questions or requests in connection with this Privacy Notice or other privacy-related matters, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, inquiries may be addressed to:
Universal Name System
615 W. Johnson Ave, Suite 202
Cheshire, CT 06410-4532
ADDITIONAL EUROPE-SPECIFIC PRIVACY DISCLOSURES
Last Updated: 10-27-2020
These additional European Economic Area (“EEA”), Switzerland and United Kingdom (“UK”) privacy disclosures (“European Privacy Disclosures”) supplement the information contained in our above Privacy Notice. However, these European Privacy Disclosures apply only to our processing of your Personal Data where you are based in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK. Unless otherwise expressly stated, capitalized terms in these European Disclosures have the same meaning as defined above. Company is the controller of the Personal Data (as defined below) we hold about you in connection with your use of the Service.
Personal Data Disclosures
When we use the term “Personal Data” in these European Privacy Disclosures, we mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. In connection with the Service, we may process your email address in order to verify your registration. We may also assign a unique identifier, called the UNS userID to associate various devices with a single account.We use the Personal Data we collect about you to verify your registration. This processing is necessary for our legitimate interest, namely, verifying your account.
We retain Personal Data about you for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in these European Privacy Disclosures, unless a longer period is required under applicable law or is needed to resolve disputes or protect our legal rights.
We may transfer Personal Data about you among us and to our subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as to the categories of third parties identified in the “Our Disclosure of Personal Information ” section of our Privacy Notice above. Personal Data may be transferred to, stored and processed in a country other than the one in which it was collected, including, but not limited to, the United States. The country to which Personal Data is transferred may not provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as the country from which it was transferred.
Cross Border Data Transfer
We may transfer Personal Data about you to countries that the European Commission has deemed to adequately safeguard Personal Data. The European Commission has adopted Standard Contractual Clauses, which provide safeguards for Personal Data transferred outside of the EEA, Switzerland and the UK. We may use these Standard Contractual Clauses when transferring Personal Data from a country in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK to a country outside the EEA, Switzerland or the UK that has not been deemed to adequately safeguard Personal Data. You can request a copy of our Standard Contractual Clauses by contacting us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Notice above.
Your Privacy Rights
You have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data (subject to certain limitations at law): the right to access, rectification, restriction of processing, erasure, portability and objection to processing. To submit a request, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Notice above. We may need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require us to obtain additional Personal Data from you. In certain circumstances, we may decline a request to exercise the rights described above.
Right to Lodge a Complaint
If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your national data protection authority (i.e., supervisory authority). If you are based in the EEA, Switzerland or UK, information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available here . However, we encourage you to first reach out to us by using the contact details set out in the “Contact Us” section above so that you have an opportunity to address your concerns directly and so that we may find a solution together before you do lodge a complaint.
ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA-SPECIFIC PRIVACY DISCLOSURES
Last Updated: 10-27-2020
These additional California-specific privacy disclosures (“CA Disclosures”) supplement the information contained in our above Privacy Notice by providing additional information about how we collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process personal information of individual residents of the State of California within the scope of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Unless otherwise expressly stated, all terms defined in our Privacy Notice above retain the same meaning in these CA Disclosures and all other terms defined in the CCPA and not otherwise defined in these CA Disclosures have the same meaning when used in these CA Disclosures.
Collection, Disclosure, and Sale of Personal Information
In the last 12 months, we have not sold personal information about you, but we have collected and disclosed for a business purpose the following categories and examples of specific pieces of personal information, which reference the personal information described in the “Our Collection of Personal Information” and the “Our Use of Personal Information” sections above:
|Category of Personal Information||Collected||Disclosedfor BusinessPurpose||Sold|
|Identifiers, such as a device identifier, and an email address.||Yes||Yes||No
Personal Information Sold
Sources of Personal Information
As described in the “Our Collection of Personal Information” section of this Privacy Notice above, we collect personal information directly from you when you provide it to us.
Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
We collect personal information about you for the purposes described in the “Our Use of Personal Information” section above.
Recipients of Personal Information
Please see the “Our Disclosure of Personal Information” section above.
Your Privacy Rights
As a California resident, you may be able to exercise the following rights in relation to the Personal Information about you that we have collected (subject to certain limitations at law): right to know, right to delete, right to non-discrimination.
To Exercise Your Right to Know or Right to Deletion:
To submit a request to exercise your right to know or right to deletio, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Notice above
Before processing your request, we will need to verify your identity and confirm you are a resident of the State of California. In order to verify your identity, we will generally require the matching of sufficient information you provide us to the information we maintain about you in our systems. This process may require us to request your email address.
In certain circumstances, we may decline a request to exercise the right to know and/or right to deletion, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity.
In certain circumstances, you are permitted to use an authorized agent (as that term is defined by the CCPA) to submit a right to know and/or right to deletion request on your behalf through the designated methods set forth in these CA Disclosures where we can verify the authorized agent’s authority to act on your behalf by:
- receiving a power of attorney valid under the laws of California from you or your authorized agent; or
- receiving sufficient evidence to show that you have:
- provided the authorized agent signed permission to act on your behalf;
- verified your own identity directly with us pursuant to the instructions set forth in these CA Disclosures; and
- directly confirmed with us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request on your behalf.