This document should be read in conjunction with our
There are many different ways you can use our services - for example to find and share information, to
communicate with other people or to create new content. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we
are using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
We collect information to provide better services to our users.
We collect information in two ways:
For example, many of our services require you to sign up for an account. When you do, we'll ask
for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card. If you
want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a
publicly visible profile, which may include your name and photo.
We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to
develop new ones, and to protect OpenUnited and our users. We also use this information to offer you a tailored
experience in using our services.
When you contact OpenUnited, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be
facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming
changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies for security purposes and to improve your user
experience and the overall quality of our services.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from
other OpenUnited services.
OpenUnited processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your
personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
You may decide to set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services.
However, it is important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are
disabled. For example, we may not remember your location or other preferences.
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly,
it may be indexable by search engines and other online services.
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that
information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep
that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask
you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example,
developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be
extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a
disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental
or malicious destruction. Therefore after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately
delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of OpenUnited unless
one of the following circumstances apply:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of
OpenUnited when we have your consent to do so.
We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or
persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals
outside of OpenUnited if we have a good-faith belief that access, use,
preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We strive to protect OpenUnited and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure
or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, or advertise
within our services.
Use regularly. If you do not agree to the modified terms or privacy policies for a Service, you
should discontinue your use of that Service.