United Press International (referred to herein as "UPI") recognizes the importance of protecting the information it collects from users in the operation of UPI.com, email newsletters, and other online activities. As such, UPI takes reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of this information.
To enhance the user experience, UPI may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, zip code, country, street address, and other information that identifies a particular individual. You agree and understand that UPI may use such information in many ways, including for the following purposes (i) to provide you with any requested information, content, goods, and/or services, whether offered by UPI or any advertisers, sponsors, licensees, or any other third parties (ii) to send you information and promotional materials about content, goods and services, whether offered by UPI or by any advertisers, sponsors, licensees or any other third parties, (iii) to share your information with any advertisers, sponsors, licensees or any other third parties so that these third parties can send you promotional materials, which includes but is not limited to communications that directly promote the use of Web sites, or the purchase of products or services (iv) to customize the website according to your interests. and (v) to share with and/or sell to any successor to or purchaser of part or all of the assets of UPI.
In order for UPI to evaluate what products and pages of the Web site are attractive to our users, UPI has entered into agreements with online partners to assist UPI in determining how visitors use the Web site. To collect this important information, UPI and UPI's online partners may use Web servers, beacons and cookies to do all or some of the following: (1) track user activity on UPI.com to generate site usage reports, (2) record registration information so the user does not need to re-enter it each time, (3) record user-specific information on what pages or other sites the user accesses or visits, and (4) record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when the users return to our site. The type of information collected includes user geographic location, which pages each user visits, ISP, GMT timeframe, referral and destination sources, as well as visit duration. This information may be disclosed to advertisers and other businesses in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including ‘‘hits'' on UPI.com) and demographics, but only in forms that do not reveal a user's identity.
UPI's online partners, who serve ads when you visit our Web site and provide other online services, may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about these practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Notice to EU visitors. As UPI’s operations are located primarily in the United States, please note that if you provide information to UPI, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing information to UPI and visiting the site, you hereby consent to the storage and use of information as described herein.
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request.
Please note that on UPI.com, links may be provided to other Web sites. In using such links, users should be aware that each Web site will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and United Press International does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others.
Updated March 10, 2015