This Privacy Statement applies to all of the brands managed by The Union Group, including U+REWARDS program.
We are fully committed to providing you with information about the collection and use of personal data furnished by, or collected from you while using our websites, mobile application, products and services. It is our standard practice not to ask you for information unless we need it. The main purpose for collecting your personal data is to allow us to provide you with the requested services, such as processing a transaction. In addition, information may be collected for the following purposes:
We may also ask your permission to use your personal data for the following purposes:
We collect information about our customers, website visitors, and mobile application users so that we can provide an experience that is responsive to our customers’ and members’ needs. In order to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes, we may collect personal data or information relating to you that can identify you, directly or indirectly. Such data may primarily include your name, home, work and e-mail addresses, mobile telephone, credit card information, date of birth, gender, and lifestyle information such as product/service preferences, leisure activities, and other information necessary to fulfill special requests.
When you visit our websites or use our mobile application, we may also collect internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns which we only process in a way which does not identify you (or anyone else). If we use your data in this way, we do not attempt to identify you or to single out information on an individual level. If we do want to identify you or single you out, we will make it clear when we collect the information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
You may opt out of The Union Group marketing emails relating The Union Group’s offerings and services, when we collect your information and at any time by clicking on the link included in such communications, or by contacting us directly to opt out of direct marketing, telemarketing, emails or surveys.
If you are an U+REWARDS member, we will communicate to you via email on every transaction and new updates.
In some cases, your permission will be implied from the nature of the service requested or transaction undertaken. For example, we may collect and use personal data that you volunteer, or behavioral data or other information collected in the aggregate. In addition, your permission will be deemed given for communications from us that are necessary to fulfill transactions and services that you request.
In certain circumstances, we will seek your express permission when we collect information that is regarded under certain data privacy regulations to be sensitive in nature (e.g., information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, health conditions or judicial data) as permitted or required by the applicable law.
In most cases, the information you provide is added to The Union Group main database. As a general practice, we do not sell, rent, or give physical possession of your personal data to unaffiliated third parties outside The Union Group system.
Situations in which we may share your information to others include:
If information is shared as mentioned above, we seek to limit the scope of information that is furnished to the amount necessary for the performance of the specific purpose
Unless otherwise precluded by legal process, third parties are obligated to protect your personal data in line with our policy and abide by applicable privacy laws and regulations.
Your personal data will be kept in a form which enables to identify you for no longer than it is necessary for the purposes for which we collected and use your data. Your personal data may be retained in certain files for a period of time as required by applicable law and following The Union Group’s data retention policies in order to comply with such financial or legal requirements, to properly resolve disputes or to troubleshoot problems. In addition, some types of information may be stored indefinitely due to technical constraints and will be blocked from further processing for purposes which are not mandatory by law.
You may request to have access to your personal data we keep or to have your personal data updated, erased or blocked unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You may request confirmation as to whether we process your personal data and what that data constitutes.
Where allowed under local law, you may request us to erase your personal data, if one of the following circumstances exist:
To ensure that your personal data is accurate and up to date, we encourage you to regularly review and update your information as appropriate (e.g., in the event your home or e-mail address changes, or you wish to add an additional method for us to communicate with you). If you are a U+REWARDS member, you can review and update your individual membership profile on-line or with the assistance of a U+REWARDS membership’s customer service representative. If you are not a U+REWARDS member you can review and update your personal data by contacting our customer service representative via e-mail. Please note that in an effort to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of your personal data, you may be asked to provide proof of identity (or other authentication materials). Access to personal data for non U+REWARDS member cannot be provided by telephone
If, upon review, you wish to deactivate your U+REWARDS membership profile, or update your personal data, we will endeavor to do so in a timely manner. Occasionally, information that you request to be removed will be retained as explained above.
Therefore, for the above reasons you should not always expect that all of your personal data will be completely removed from our databases in response to your request, even though we are regularly reviewing our data retention practices to ensure that personal data, while residing on the systems of The Union Group and/or The Union Group’s service providers, will not be actively processed and will be accessed only if required by law.
Please refer to the appropriate contact information to contact us about updating your communication preferences, removal from our marketing lists, or to submit a general question or request.
The Union Group recognizes the importance of information security, and is constantly reviewing and enhancing our technical, physical, and logical security rules and procedures. All The Union Group owned websites and servers have security measures in place to help protect your personal data against accidental, loss, misuse, unlawful or unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration while under our control. Although "guaranteed security" does not exist either on or off the Internet, we safeguard your information using appropriate administrative, procedural and technical safeguards, including password controls and "firewalls".
Cookies are designed to save you time because they help us to provide you with a customized experience without you having to remind us of your preferences each time you return to our web pages. The Union Group cookies are not designed to damage your files, nor can they read information from other files on your computer hard drive.
Cookies can also help us provide you with a personalized experience in the following ways:
The Union Group cookies are limited to our sites and services only and are not designed to follow you when traveling on the Internet after leaving. We track the usage of our websites in order to better meet your needs and to help make it easier for you to find information in the future. Please note that in addition to The Union Group cookies, various third parties may also place cookies on your computer's hard drive.
The Union Group is not responsible for the presence or absence of third party cookies, or for the technological capabilities or practices employed by third parties in connection with third-party cookies.
If you would prefer not to have the benefits of cookies, your Internet browser can be adjusted to treat cookies in different ways. Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that:
You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security. However, you should also understand that rejecting cookies might affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our websites and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next.
The Union Group also uses invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain personal data. The Union Group may use this information to improve marketing programs and content.
We may also engage one of these vendors to deliver our advertisements to consumers whose online behaviors on sites other than The Union Group sites indicate that they may be interested in F&B, music, and lifestyle. In other instances, we engage in special arrangements with certain advertisers with which we think our web site visitors would have an interest. We allow these advertisers to deliver co-branded messages (e.g., The Union Group and the advertiser) directly to consumers who have visited our web pages. These types of cobranded advertisements may appear on The Union Group sites or on third-party sites.
In order to anticipate your needs, our website provides links to other websites and third parties for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the collection, use, maintenance, sharing or disclosure of data (including personal data) by such third parties. We encourage you to contact these third parties to ask questions about their privacy practices, policies and security measures before disclosing any personal data. We recommend that you review the privacy statements and policies of linked websites to understand how those websites collect, use and store information.
We do not seek to obtain nor does it wish to receive personal data directly from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our websites. If a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor from future The Union Group marketing communications.