Private Policy

Universal HDD has created this Privacy Policy in order to inform you of UNIVERSAL HDD’s commitment to privacy. The following discloses UNIVERSAL HDD’s information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web Site (the “Site”). UNIVERSAL HDD has other websites which may contain their own applicable privacy policies. Your visits to those sites will be governed by the privacy policies, if any, that govern those sites.


Your use of this Site and the terms of this Privacy Policy are also subject to the Terms of Use. Please review those Terms of Use for additional detail regarding your use of this Site.


IP Addresses and Cookies

Generally speaking, you may visit the Site while remaining anonymous and not revealing any personal information.

UNIVERSAL HDD uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with the Site servers, to administer the Site, to monitor Site usage, and to gather broad demographic information. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to aid in your navigation through the Site as determined by your customization options, if any. UNIVERSAL HDD also may aggregate the IP address with other information to create anonymous Site statistics. UNIVERSAL HDD does not, however, use your IP address to collect personal information about you.

This Site also uses “cookies” to provide customization options at login, or to keep track of where you are in the Site in order to provide the correct customization options when you use the Site. UNIVERSAL HDD also uses cookies to allow you to use features or services that you decide to select, or to keep track of usage services or links provided on the Site. UNIVERSAL HDD does not, however, use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

Submission of Personal Information

Certain portions of the Site may require that you submit some personal information, such as your name and email address, before using those portions of the Site. At minimum, you are typically required to register with the Site and provide your name or email address before using any of the members only areas of the Site. For some services, such as accessing the Support and Download sections, registering for Events, or requesting a Demo CD, you may have to create an account, and submit additional personal information such as your mailing address. You may also be required to submit information such as your name and email address before you will be authorized to post information on the Site.

Use of Personal Information

UNIVERSAL HDD uses that information to provide the services and information you select, to better understand its customers, to provide better products and services, and to assist UNIVERSAL HDD with the Site administration, such as with troubleshooting any problems, detecting fraud, resolving disputes, and for any purposes deemed necessary or required by UNIVERSAL HDD to enforce the Terms of Use and other terms or conditions applicable to any portion of the Site.

UNIVERSAL HDD also uses this information to send you information about UNIVERSAL HDD, or other topics UNIVERSAL HDD thinks may be of interest to you, such as product information or updates. As part of its business, UNIVERSAL HDD works with other authorized partners, such as authorized resellers, to provide you with the services and information described above. As part of those activities, UNIVERSAL HDD may share your information with those authorized entities so that they can directly provide the information or services to you.

Third Parties

UNIVERSAL HDD does not sell to third parties information you have submitted to this Site that identifies you personally.

On occasion, UNIVERSAL HDD may offer in conjunction with third parties certain services that may require you (or UNIVERSAL HDD) to share your personal information with that third party as a condition for providing that service. While UNIVERSAL HDD will treat any information it receives in accordance with this Privacy Policy, UNIVERSAL HDD will not be responsible for the information submitted by you to that third party, and UNIVERSAL HDD reminds you to review the applicable rules and any third party’s applicable privacy policies separately before participating in such service.

Declining Information

You can always change your mind; see the Accept/Decline section below. Please note that it may take us a reasonable amount of time to process your request, but once we do, we will no longer use your information.

Even if you decline to receive information or cancel your account, UNIVERSAL HDD reserves the right to use the information you previously provided to contact you about administrative matters relating to your use of any portion of the Site, your account, or about any issues relating to the Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any other policy then in-effect (for example, the Copyright Complaint Policy).

Law Enforcement and Posted Information Exceptions

One exception to this Privacy Policy is that UNIVERSAL HDD may provide information you submit to this Site to law enforcement authorities. As noted in the Terms of Use UNIVERSAL HDD intends to cooperate with any order or request from law enforcement officials or a court of competent jurisdiction for information as to the identity of individuals submitting or posting information to UNIVERSAL HDD or on this Site. Such orders or requests supersede the terms of this Privacy Policy. Finally, notifications of claimed copyright infringement, counter notifications or other information submitted to and necessary to process a notification under our Copyright Complaint Policy are also exempt from this Privacy Policy.

Aggregation and Use of Anonymous Data

UNIVERSAL HDD does aggregate all information provided by you to create anonymous statistical and demographic data. This anonymous data helps UNIVERSAL HDD to understand and know its customer base better. That anonymous data may be provided to third parties but never in such a fashion as to identify you personally.