The Information We Collect
Here at UDetroit.com we recognize your right to confidentiality and are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information that we collect on our sites to provide you with a superior online experience and to communicate with you about what Detroit has to offer. We will not share your information with any third parties.
Becoming a registered user
In order to register, you need to share some personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. To gain the full value of the information available, networking, marketing, events, and search engine optimization, you should Complete Your Profile and Remain Active.
We protect everyone's privacy, so you must be a registered user to visit UDetroit's web pages and profiles of members.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your e-mail and username, as an action to control spam. (you must verify your email)
We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by e-mail. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature, and are usually friend, fans, groups, and informational. If you do not wish to receive them you have the option to cancel your account, by sending us a request. You also have the option not to display certain information if you wish, by going to "Account Settings" and changing your privacy settings.
Secure Technologies Protection
We realize that our customers trust us to protect their personal information. We take that task seriously. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For example:
We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") authentication to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made in our shopping area. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet help protect your online transaction information from third party interception.
We never display your full credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.
We urge you to protect your own privacy. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone or share your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.
To check that your browser is in secure mode, check that a "lock" or a "key" icon is displayed in the lower left-hand corner of your browser window. You can also check by looking at the URL bar on top of your browser. This line will typically show the first characters as "https" when a secure connection has been established rather than "http" which indicates a connection that is not secured.
Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk.
How We Use Your Personal Information
UDetroit.com primarily collects personal information to make your online experience more a rewarding one. We also use this information for internal purposes, such as researching our customers' preferences.
We may also use your information to contact you for account communication and promotional purposes. As a registered user on UDetroit.com, we reserve the right for the purpose of promotions to registered members of the site, to use all content, including but not limited to: videos, pictures, articles, and events in marketing materials, newsletters, advertising, branding and exposure of UDetroit.com. The information we use, will be only information that has been publicly displayed by our members, on the site. Any information you wish us not to use please do not post here on the site. You can also contact us at info@UDetroit.com, if you wish certain information not to be used.
How to Avoid Receiving Newsletters and Promotion Materials
We use e-mail addresses to send out newsletters and promotional announcements. When you receive an e-mail and want to avoid further messages, look at the end of the e-mail for instructions on how to remove yourself from the mailing list.
Who Views Your Personal Information
UDetroit.com DOES NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties in ways other than disclosed within this privacy statement.
UDetroit.com may share your personal information with companies that perform services for us, such as fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mails, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, investigating fraudulent activity, conducting customer surveys, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not disclose your personally identifiable information for other purposes. UDetroit.com DOES NOT SELL Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties for any reason.
UDetroit.com Rules of conduct
You accept not to incur in any of these actions during your stay in the community of UDetroit.com (this includes all related sites, interactive tools like forums, chats, etc.)
- Violating or transgressing any of the norms, rules, terms or conditions included in the UDetroit.com use terms agreement; Sending any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files or other material ("Content") being illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, pursuing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, dangerous, invasive of the privacy of others, containing hatred or aggressions and/or being racially, ethically or morally questionable;
- Impersonating any person or entity including but not limited to members of UDetroit, administrators, forum moderators; or expressing opinions on behalf of or falsely representing any other person or entity;
- Publishing, promoting, manipulating or transmitting any content for which you do not have intellectual or commercial property rights; or any other material or information protected by the privacy agreement included in the UDetroit.com use terms agreement;
- Publishing, spreading or transmitting any Content containing virus or corrupted data;
- Using an internal or external tool for UDetroit.com so that it affects the site, its proper functioning its resources or the use of any service or tool (for example, bad use of chat, forums, etc.);
- Publishing, spreading or transmitting any type of unsolicited or non-allowed publicity, promotional material, "junk mail", "spam", "chain mails", "pyramid schemes" or any other publishing method;
- Violating, intentionally or not, any local, state, national or international law or regulation; and
- Uploading, spreading or transmitting any content violating any patent, registered trademark, copyright or any other right of ownership of any person or entity.
In this sense, the user acknowledges that by sending (publishing or transmitting) content to any tool or space in UDetroit.com's community, s/he automatically grants UDetroit (UDetroit.com) a free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and completely sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derived works, distribute, execute, publish and show that Content (totally or partially) world-wide and/or incorporate it in other works or products in any known or latterly developed format, media, platform or technology.
Additionally, the user guarantees that s/he will not carry out any demand of any type about content, be it moral, economic, commercial or legal. UDetroit and its partners will have the right, but not the obligation, at will, to edit, refuse to publish or remove any Content published in any space or tool of UDetroit.com's community. Also, UDetroit and its partners will have the right to remove any content violating the mentioned rules and/or being offensive or questionable. In this sense, the user agrees to compensate any demand, including expenses for defense made for a third party arose from the violation of these terms and conditions, or from the violation of any third party's rights.
A list of penalties is presented as follows:
|Impersonation||Speak on behalf of UDetroit (UDetroit.com) personnel.||Account disabled|
|Verbal abuse||Cursing at each other, foul language, sexual jokes, threats, etc.||Ban 2 days||Ban 3 days||Ban 1 week|
|Spread rumours||Spread false rumours about UDetroit (UDetroit.com) personnel.||Ban 3 days||Ban 1 week||Permanent ban|
|Spam||Send advertisement messages.||Ban 3 days||Ban 1 week||Permanent ban|
|Discrimination||Discrimination in general.||Ban 1 week||Permanent ban|