Privacy Policy

UVA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the UVA Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the UVA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

UVA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. UVA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by UVA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by UVA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the UVA Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through UVA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: UVA does not read any of your private online communications.

UVA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from UVA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. UVA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the UVA and UVA family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

UVA collects and uses your personal information to operate the UVA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. UVA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from UVA and its affiliates. UVA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

UVA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. UVA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, UVA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to UVA , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

UVA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. UVA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within UVA , in order to determine what UVA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within UVA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

UVAWeb sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on UVA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of UVA ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of UVA , or the public.