PRIVACY POLICY

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I. OVERVIEW

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 16, 2012.

We welcome questions and comments about this Privacy Policy.  If you have questions or comments about our privacy policies or practices after reading this Privacy Policy, please contact us at marketing@urbanscience.com, or mail us at:

Urban Science Applications, Inc. 
400 Renaissance Center
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48243
Attn: Privacy Policy Issues

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information Urban Science Applications, Inc. (“Urban Science”)  collects through this website (this “Site”), how that information is used and the types of third parties with whom we share it.  Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by Urban Science via this Site.  It does not apply to information disclosed by you through offline correspondence or personal contacts with Urban Science representatives, or through any other website provided by Urban Science that is governed by separate terms of use and privacy policy.  Additionally, this Site may contain links to websites that are not controlled or operated by Urban Science.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to these third party websites.  We encourage you to request and review the privacy policies of any third party prior to disclosing information to that party.

II. COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

  1. Information you choose to provide
  2. Information collected automatically
  3. How we use your personal information
  4. Disclosure of your personal information to others
  5. Promotional Communications
  6. Access and Accuracy
  7. User Acceptance of & Changes to the Urban Science Privacy Policy

III. Additional Information

  1. Protection of children's online privacy on www.urbanscience.com
  2. How we protect your personal information
  3. Retention of your personal information

I. OVERVIEW

1. Information you choose to provide

Urban Science may collect, store and usepersonal information you choose to provide, for example, when you send us email or complete any of our online forms such as the Application Form or the Contact Us Form, or when you request information or assistance through the Site. The personal information you provide may identify you and your business individually, and may include items such as your name and email address, job title, company name and address, and phone number.  The information you provide via this Site is maintained by Urban Science or service providers acting on behalf of Urban Science.  Urban Science does not purchase or otherwise obtain any supplemental personal information about you from any third parties.


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2. Information collected automatically

Urban Science may also use server log analysis tools to collect and analyze certain other information that does not identify you personally. This information may include your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and your domain name. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by the ISP through which you access the Internet; an ISP is a company that provides access to the Internet; and a domain name is the string of letters, numbers, and hyphens that is used to point to an IP address. Urban Science uses this information for system administration and to monitor the use of our Site, for example, to measure the number of visits to our Site, the average time spent on our Site, the number of pages viewed, the most/least visited pages, and various other Site-use statistics. This monitoring helps us evaluate how our Site is used and improve the content we provide.  While we may report aggregated information to Urban Science program participants, Urban Science does not link IP addresses or domain names with any personal information, which means that a visitor's session will be logged on our servers but the visitor will always remain anonymous. 

In addition to server log analysis tools, Urban Science may collect information via a number of other technologies, including cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs and other means.  You can remove certain cookies by following the directions in your Internet browser’s “help” file, but if you disable them, your ability to use some areas of this Site may be limited.


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3. How we use your personal information

We use the information you provide us to contact you in response to any requests, complaints, or comments you may have about www.urbanscience.com or Urban Science. If you have used our Contact Us Form and have elected to join our mailing list, we may also use the information you have provided to contact you in the future regarding Urban Science and to send you, via email or post, our quarterly newsletter as well as other information impacting online customer relationships that we think you might find useful.  We may also use the information you provide to enforce our Terms of Use, and to detect and protect against error, fraud and any other unauthorized or illegal activities.

If you are visiting this Site from a country outside the United States, you acknowledge and agree that in using this Site, you will transfer personal information about yourself to the United States, that the data protection laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country and that the transfer of this personal information occurs with your consent.  Personal information collected on this Site is stored and processed in the United States, under the laws of the United States.

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4. Disclosure of your personal information to others

Urban Science does not collect or compile personal information for the purpose of distribution to parties outside of Urban Science.  Except as described below, Urban Science does not share personal information about you with any parties outside of Urban Science.  

If you send us email or use our Contact Us Form to send us a request, complaint, or comment relating to any Web site that displays the Urban Science Seal, we may forward your request, complaint, or comment to the appropriate Web site.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to a successor organization in the event that Urban Science is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase or sale, or sale of substantially all of Urban Science’s assets.
  • to our subsidiaries or affiliates and to third party partners whom we engage to provide products and services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services, and answering user questions about our services;
  • to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, to protect our rights and property, or to protect the safety or security of the public, users of this Site or of Urban Science’s services.  We will disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

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5. Promotional Communications

When you submit an inquiry, request, complaint, or comment to www.urbanscience.com, you have the opportunity to join our mailing list. If you do so, and at a later time you wish to change your participation in our mailing list, you can unsubscribe to the mailing list by e-mailing us at marketing@urbanscience.com or mailing us at:

Urban Science Applications, Inc.
400 Renaissance Center
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI48243


Attn:  Mailing List Issues
It may take us ten (10) days to process your request, but you will receive an prompt confirmation that we have received your communication.
Urban Science does not share personal information about you with parties outside of Urban Science for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and will not do so in the future without first obtaining your affirmative consent to disclosure of your personal information for that purpose.


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6. Access and Accuracy

If you are a registered user, and would like to update information previously submitted to Urban Science or request to have outdated information removed, please e-mail us at marketing@urbanscience.com or mail us at:

Urban Science Applications, Inc.
400 Renaissance Center
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI48243

Attn:  Privacy Policy Issues

Urban Science reserves the right to deny access to your personally identifiable information: (a) when such denial of access is required by law, (b) when granting you access is reasonably likely to negatively impact other people's privacy, (c) to protect our rights and property, and (d) when such requests are frivolous or made in bad faith.


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7. User Acceptance of & Changes to the Urban Science Privacy Policy

By using the Site and providing us with information, you agree to the Urban Science Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Site.  Urban Science reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.   When we modify the Policy, we will post on this Site a notice that it has been modified.  Modifications will be effective on the date that appears on the modified Policy.  Each time you use this Site, you should check the effective date of this Privacy Policy and review any changes made since the last time you visited the Site.  You agree that your continued use of the Site after such modifications or amendments constitutes your acceptance of such modifications or amendments.  

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III. Additional Information

1. Protection of children's online privacy on www.urbanscience.com

Urban Science understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. www.urbanscience.com is not designed for or directed at children under 13 years of age. It is Urban Science's policy not to knowingly collect or maintain information about individuals under age 13. 

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2. How we protect your personal information

We follow generally accepted security practices and procedures to protect the personal information you provide from unauthorized access, use and disclosure, and we require that our authorized service providers implement and maintain such security practices and procedures as well.  Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure.  You understand that any messages or information you send to our Site may be read or intercepted by others.  If you have any questions about the security of personal information collected by Urban Science, please contact us at: marketing@urbanscience.com or at the address shown at the beginning of this Policy.

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3. Retention of your personal information

The personally identifiable information that you provide will be stored and maintained by Urban Science for so long as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate (a) to carry out the purpose(s) for which such information was collected, or (b) to comply with applicable laws, contracts, orother rules or regulations.


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