Also, whenever you access the Web Site, we may collect certain information, which may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Web Site, and the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Web Site (“User Information”). In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“User Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device you may use to access the Web Site. A User Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device used to access the Web Site or any services offered therein, and our servers identify your device by its User Identifier. UVIC may use the Personal Information, User Information, and User Identifier for its business purposes only.
To interact with certain features on the Web Site, you may create a public profile that is available to other internet users (“Public Profile”), through which you may provide certain information about yourself, including videos and photographs, academic interests, comment, or other content. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of such Public Profile and all such use is at your own risk. UVIC shall not be responsible for any claims or liabilities arising from your creation and/or use of the Public Profile. Certain colleges, universities, scholarship providers, and other business partners of UVIC may be able to view and have access to your Public Profile. However, UVIC will not share such information without your consent, which may be required in order for you to create a Public Profile. At any time, you may close your account for the Public Profile.
UVIC may use your Personal information and Public Profile to for various purposed related to its business and services offered through the Web Site, including: (1) facilitating your participation in activities and to provide services through the Web Site (including providing you with information and answering any questions); (2) providing you with information regarding any special offers, including from our advertisers, or other third parties; (3) processing your request for registration and verifying information provided to us; (4) UVIC’s internal business purposes; and (5) other purposes which will permit UVIC to improve and develop our services and Web Site.
Sharing Your Information
UVIC will not share your Personal Information with third parties for their commercial or marketing purposes without your consent. UVIC ® may, however, use or share non-Personal Information (e.g., user statistics and demographic information) with third parties. By using this Web Site and providing your Personal Information, you further agree as follows:
UVIC may also disclose your information, including Personal Information, in response to a subpoena, when required by law, or to protect our rights. Further UVIC may disclose any information in connection with any criminal investigation or to defend UVIC against any claims by third parties. These disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.