This website and the University Students’ Discount Card are part of the USDC Networks, which is owned and/or operated by USDC INDIA. (“USDC”). This privacy statement has been created in order to disseminate our firm commitment to the privacy of our Cardholders. The following statement discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices on USDC.IN and for the USDC Cardholders and across the Network of which these two services are a part.
The Network collects information in order to serve our program cardholders and online users better. This information allows the Network to provide better information and services, including discounts and commerce opportunities for our cardholder programs, and to create a valuable community in which to discuss thoughts, issues and experiences. USDC and its affiliates will use the information we collect to provide you with valuable services, and we will not sell or provide your information to third parties without your consent, unless required by law.
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Transaction Information – We may continually gather data concerning your transactions with us, our partners or others. This information may include your USDC Card usage and other information. We use this data to provide you with better information, discounts and other offerings across our Network and from third parties.
Surveys — Surveys on our Network ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address). We use contact data from our surveys to send users confirmation of having successfully submitted the survey, information about our company and promotional material on behalf of our partners. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Contests/Promotions — We run contests on our Network in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address). We use contact data from our contests to send users confirmation of having successfully entered the contest, to notify the winners of contests, and send information about our company and promotional material on behalf of our partners. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Prospect Information — Our Network also collects prospect information from our users. Our users may provide another person’s information, such as their friend’s e-mail address, in order to send them content or offerings from our Network. The prospect’s information is only used for the purpose for which it was submitted. This prospect information will never be shared with third party advertisers. We will never sell or release the prospect information to anyone, except when required by law. Prospects may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
IP Address – Sites on our Network may track your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information.
We do not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties or mass marketers without your consent. For example, we will not provide another company your name or e-mail address without your consent. Unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we and our affiliates, our technical consultants, third party auditors and other third parties who make our site available, enhance its functionality, or provide associated services and/or who deal with you in delivering content, samples, products, and gifts and prizes, have access to this information, and we require them to agree that they are covered by this policy. Please note that we do reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information that you have provided to us to our successors in business and purchasers of our site assets.
We also do disclose aggregated data to our advertisers and Co-Branded Partners and other third parties to generate reports, marketing and technical research and for related business purposes. Our advertisers allow us to provide our service to you. In return, they need to know how to effectively place their ads to potential customers. For example, we tell advertisers how many people saw or clicked on an ad and additionally, how many people saw or clicked on ads in different portions of our service. Where available, we may offer additional information about viewer characteristics. However, this does not include personally identifiable information about you or your online usage patterns.
You have the option to subscribe to receive various e-mail, mail and/or mobile phone updates when you register on certain sites on our Network. We will use these updates to provide you with additional discounts, special offers, site upgrades, new features, events, promotions, and much more. You have the option to opt out of receiving mobile phone communications by e-mailing Card Services or changing the preferences on your account.
On occasion, USDC may use content you post in chat rooms and discussions or any other public section of the Network for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters, in promotional collateral, or elsewhere, both on its own and aggregated with any other information you provide through the Network, and by using any site in our Network you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone – not just USDC – may use publicly posted information. (You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.)
We participate in programs where certain companies (“Participating Companies”) direct users to our Network or provide certain incentives or benefits to our users. If you are directed to a service in our Network by such a program (a “Participating Company Program”) and you provide or we collect personally identifiable information or non-personally identifiable information in connection with the Participating Company Program, we may share this information with other parties that are participants in the Participating Company Program or that administer the Participating Company Program. For example, if you come to a site on our Network as a referral from an online affiliate program, we may have a contractual obligation to make payments to and send certain corresponding information to the affiliate site that linked you to us and to a separate entity, if any, that administers the affiliate program. Similarly, when you use your USDC card at any merchant or sponsor, we may provide any or all of your information to that merchant or sponsor.
Information obtained in connection with any service on the Network may be intermingled with and used by us in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than that service, including both offline and online sources, both on and off the Network.