Last Updated: January 1, 2011
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, UOBIM.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by UOBIM.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
UOBIM.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a UOBIM.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through UOBIM.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. UOBIM.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of UOBIM.com and this policy.
UOBIM.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe UOBIM.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Check out the FTC’s Site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data/child.shtm for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online.
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Changes to this Policy
UOBIM.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Belize law. If a dispute arises under this agreement, each of the parties agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Panama prior to any other legal filing may be filed. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each party, except travel, food and lodging.
a) The Parties agree that, before resorting to any formal dispute resolution process concerning any dispute arising from or in any way relating to this Agreement (a “Dispute”), they will first attempt to engage in good faith negotiations in an effort to find a solution that serves their respective and mutual interests, including their continuing business relationship. Each of the parties agree to participate directly in the negotiations. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Parties shall have fifteen (15) business days from the date the questioning party gives Notice by email or other electronic delivery of the particular issue to begin these negotiations and 15 business days from the Notice date to complete these negotiations concerning the Dispute.
b) If the negotiations do not take place within the time provided in “a” above, or if the negotiations do not conclude with a mutually agreed upon solution within that time frame (or its agreed upon extension), the Parties agree to mediate any Dispute. If the Parties cannot agree upon a mediator, each shall select one name from a list of mediators maintained by any bonafide dispute resolution provider or other private mediator; the two selected shall then choose a third person who will serve as mediator. The Parties agree to have the principals participate in the mediation process, including being present throughout the mediation session(s). The Parties shall have 45 days within which to commence the first mediation session following the conclusion of their good faith negotiations or expiration of the time within which to negotiate (as stated in “a” above). The Parties agree that any mediated settlement agreement may be converted to an arbitration award or judgment (or both) and enforced according to the governing rules of civil procedure. The Parties further confirm their motivating purpose in selecting mediation is to find a solution that serves their respective and mutual interests, including their continuing business relationship.
If the mediation provided for in “b” above does not conclude with an agreement between the Parties resolving the Dispute, the Parties agree to submit the Dispute to binding arbitration. If the Parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, the person who served as mediator shall select the person to serve as arbitrator from a list maintained by the International Chamber of Commerce. The arbitrator’s award prepared by the arbitrator shall be final, binding and may be converted to a judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction upon application by either party. The arbitrator’s award shall be a written, reasoned opinion (unless the reasoned opinion is waived by the Parties). The Parties shall have thirty (30) days from the termination of the mediation to appoint the Arbitrator and shall complete the arbitration hearing within six (6) months from the termination of the mediation. The arbitrator shall have the authority to control and limit discovery sought by either party. The arbitrator shall have the same authority as a court of competent jurisdiction to grant equitable relief, and to issue interim measures of protection, including granting an injunction, upon the written request with notice to the other party and after opposition and opportunity to be heard. The arbitrator shall take into consideration the Parties’ intent to limit the cost of and the time it takes to complete dispute resolution processes by agreeing to arbitrate any Dispute.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, each of the parties agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location and Choice of Law: Panama. All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator is final and binding and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. There will be no appeal or attempt to vacate the Arbitrators award. The prevailing party shall be entitled to legal costs, arbitration costs and arbitrator’s fees. Attorney’s fees may not be awarded by the arbitrator. The intent of the Arbitration clause above is to allow a fast and low cost way of resolving a dispute or controversy and keeping any dispute or controversy out of lengthy and expensive litigation in the courts. YOU ARE AGREEING TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE DECIDED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATION AS PROVIDED BY PANAMA LAW IN THE LANGUAGE OF ENGLISH. YOU ARE GIVING UP ANY RIGHTS YOU MIGHT POSSESS TO HAVE THE DISPUTE LITIGATED IN A COURT OR JURY TRIAL, AND YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR JUDICIAL RIGHTS TO DISCOVERY AND APPEAL. IF YOU REFUSE TO SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION AFTER AGREEING TO THIS PROVISION, YOU MAY BE JUDICIALLY COMPELLED TO ARBITRATE. YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION IS VOLUNTARY.
UOBIM.com is controlled, operated and administered entirely within Belize. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.