Disabledunited.com is committed to protecting and respecting privacy, and takes
the security of our members' information seriously. This document discloses the
privacy practices for www.disabledunited.com
- what personally identifiable information of yours is collected
- how the information is used
- with whom the information may be shared
- what choices are available to you regarding collection,use and distribution of the
- the loss, misuse or alteration of information under [DisabledUnited's] control
- how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
1. Under 18's
Children are [not] eligible to use our services [and we ask that minors (under 18
years of age) do not submit any personal information to the website].
2. Information we collect
Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with
a smooth, efficient and personalised experience while using our services. This allows
us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customise
our services to make your experience easier and quicker.
To fully use our services, you will need to register using [our online registration
form], where you will be required to provide us with personal information, including
contact information. [We automatically track certain information about you based
upon your behaviour on our site. We use this information to do internal research
on our users to demographics, interest and behaviour to better understand and serve
our users. This information is compiled and analysed on an [aggregated] basis].
[Using the sites webserver log files, we use IP addresses to analyse trends, track
users movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses
are not linked personally to personally identifiable information. This information
may include the URL that you have just came from (whether this URL is on our site
or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what
browsers and operating system you are using, your IP address etc.
features that are only available through the use of a cookie.] Cookies can also
help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. We have no access
to or control over these cookies. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on
From time to time our site may request information from users by surveys, contests
or for a particular service (e.g. newsletters). Participation in these surveys or
contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or
not to disclose this information. Information requested will include [contact information
(as supplied to the site during registration), possibly also some supplemental information
(e.g. on your interests, opinions, and preferences). We will use the contact information
to notify winners. We will not publish winners' details on the site, although on
request we will provide details of any winners' names. If the survey or contest
has a sponsor then we will share information given by entrants with the sponsor.]]
3. Payment Processing
In order to process payments on line, we require a billing address for the credit
card used and our external payment provider requires your credit card details. Before
your information is used, please see the following section.
4. Our use of your information
We use personally identifiable information about you to improve [our marketing and
promotional efforts,] [to statistically analyse site usage,] [to improve our content
and product offerings,] [and] [to customise our site content, layout, and services].
We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet
our users' needs.
We use your email address to send you newsletters or communications that you have
requested from the site. [Out of respect for our users, we offer an opt-out (see
Clause 5 below).] [We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other
information obtained from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve
any disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our user agreement. At times we
may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in
particular on rare occasions we may evaluate your information to look for users
using multiple user IDs or alias's.]
5. [Opt-Out of email Communications
If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any emails that you receive from the
site you can stop them by editing your details on the My Account web page.
6. Our Disclosure of Your Information
Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that
all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information
By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose
information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third
parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement
or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or
appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property
infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
[As a general proposition, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information
about you to any third party.]
We do aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information
in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes.[ However,
in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could
be used to personally identify you
Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID, which is thereby disclosed
to other users and third parties. Your User ID can be used to identify you and your
activities throughout the Site. Other people can see your postings on the Site .
We also provide others a number of ways to allow other users to find more out about
you and your site activities if you give them permission to access this information.
Please be aware that if you post personal information online that is accessible
to the public, you risk receiving unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
[DisabledUnited.com] cannot be liable for any such communications.
[DisabledUnited.com] cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties
to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights. Local, and international
law enforcement agents can request and may receive your personally identifiable
[Suppliers and Other Service Providers.
From time to time we use third party Suppliers and Service Providers to facilitate
our services. [Where any Service Provider collects information directly from you
(such as the situation where we ask a Service Provider to conduct a survey for us)
you will be notified of the involvement of the Supplier or Service Provider, and
all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional.
7. Discussion Forums
[If you choose to post messages in our forums, or leave a message or comment in
other areas of the site (e.g. comments in the Providers section of the site), or
leave feedback for us or other users, we will store such information in a file personal
to you. This is so that we can see what contributions you have made to the site.]
[Where you make [such] comments or forum posts, your User ID will [also] be given
on the site allowing other users to click on it to find out more about you. Although
you may update and choose your own User ID, it is always publically available information.
[We track which forum messages individual site users read. This is in order to help
us understand which content that user is most interested in. We use this intelligence
to help personalise the site to match the interests of the user.]
8. "Tell a friend" services
DisabledUnited.com offers a service whereby you can e-mail site content to a friend
or colleague. This will involve entering the e-mail address of your friend. We do
not use the e-mail addresses you enter for any purpose other than to send your e-mail.
We do not store, rent or sell these e-mail addresses.]
9. Control of Your Password
Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your DisabledUnited.com
password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control
of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable
information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf.
Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately
change your password by visiting the preferences page on the Site.
If you wish to change your password you can do so at any time through the [My Account
] section of the site.
10. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can at any time review and change the information you submitted during registration
by visiting the [My Account] section of the site.
You must promptly update your information if it changes. [Once posted, you cannot
change or remove any public postings made in our forums or other message areas or
the feedback area.]
You can at any time ask to see and have removed any information that we have stored
on you, though we reserve the right to charge for this service. Please click on
the Contact Us link at the top of the page if you would like your personal information
removed. We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in
some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce
our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed
from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our
systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable
information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests
that it be removed.
11. Other Information Collectors
addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent
that you disclose your information to other parties, whether they are other members
of the Site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to
their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them.
On the Disabled United site we use best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality
of your personal identifiable information [but we do not] [and we] use encryption
(such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across
the Internet. [This is because we do not believe that, apart from the credit card
information, the personal information we currently collect warrants such measures
and the accompanying loss of speed experienced. You should be aware that "perfect
security" does not exist on the Internet.]
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different
from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email, prior to
making such changes. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information
in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy
practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we
will post a prominent notice, before changes go into affect, on our web site notifying
users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users,
who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes
in our privacy practices.
14. Your Friends and Dating profile.
If you sign up to Friends and Dating , it will contains information that you have
volunteered about yourself to attract other users. All such information and content
in your friends and dating profile will be visible to the public. Disabled United
recommends that you only enter information that you feel comfortable sharing with
the public at large. You may however change or delete your friends and dating profile
at any time whilst online.
You can take responsibility to protect your personal privacy online. Below is a
checklist: Never give out your password.
Make your password at least 6 characters long and including a combination of letters
Change your password if you think you have mistakenly given it out.
Use your mailbox to accept any messages rather than your email address
Whilst participating in chat or any other public forums, Disabled United cautions
you against giving out personal or identifiable information such as your name, address,
phone numbers etc. You should always exercise caution in the information you give