II. Collection and use of information about you
1. Information you choose to provide
Urban Science may collect, store and use personal information you choose to provide, for example, when you send us email or complete any of our online forms such as the Application Form or the Contact Us Form, or when you request information or assistance through the Site. The personal information you provide may identify you and your business individually, and may include items such as your name and email address, job title, company name and address, and phone number. You choose to provide any such information on a free basis and if you refrain from providing certain personal information this may limit the value of our assistance and service which you requested. The information you provide via this Site is maintained by Urban Science or service providers acting on behalf of Urban Science to be able to provide you with information via the website. Urban Science does not purchase or otherwise obtain any supplemental personal information about you from any third parties. We process personal data you provide us with within the scope of and on the basis of providing this website’s information services to you (service contract) or on the basis of your consent.
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2. Information collected automatically
Urban Science may also use server log analysis tools to collect certain other information. This information may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and your domain name. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by the ISP through which you access the Internet; an ISP is a company that provides access to the Internet; and a domain name is the string of letters, numbers, and hyphens that is used to point to an IP address. Urban Science uses this information for system administration. Urban Science does not link IP addresses or domain names with any personal information, which means that a visitor’s session will be logged on our servers but the visitor will not be identified.
Urban Science may collect information via a number of other technologies, including cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs and other means. If you visit our website to inform yourself about our services, the temporary storage of access data and log files takes place on the basis of providing this website’s information services to you. In addition, our legitimate interest serves as a legal basis for the temporary storage of access data and log files. Our legitimate interest is to provide you with a technically functioning and user-friendly website and to ensure the security of our systems.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is transferred to your browser and stores information about your interactions with a particular website. A cookie is then read by the web server that placed it on your browser. It works as a sort of identification card, recording your preferences and recalling previously entered information. By using cookies, your navigation time is reduced and use of a website is simplified.
Urban Science uses two types of cookies:
- A “session” cookie is temporary and is deleted once you close your browser. Session cookies are used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly. Session cookies can also give helpful information.
- A “persistent” cookie is more permanent and is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Persistent cookies are used to customize a website for a user. They may store passwords, preferences, registration and account information so that users do not have to reenter this information each time they visit the website.
A cookie cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Urban Science uses both session and persistent cookies to collect and store information that allows us to offer better customer service and ensure easy navigation through our Site.
You have the option of setting your browser to disable or remove cookies. In most cases, if you disable the cookie you are still able to use the Site. Please note, however, that by disabling cookies, your ability to use some areas of the Site may be limited.
We use Google Analytics with the addition “gat._anonymizeIp” on our Site. In this case, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google already within the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area and thus anonymized. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to and saved on a Google server.
The above cookie-based data processing is carried out to safeguard our legitimate interests or on the basis of your consent (legal basis). In particular, our legitimate interests are to be able to provide you with a technically optimized, user-friendly and needs-oriented website and to protect the security of our systems.
Urban Science may provide links to Internet sites maintained by others. These websites are subject to their own Privacy Statements. Urban Science is not responsible for the contents of or any products or services offered by such third-party sites. Urban Science encourages you to read the privacy statement of every website you visit, before you transfer personal information to them.
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3. How we use your personal information
We use the information you provide us to contact you in response to any requests, complaints, or comments you may have about Urban Science. If you are visiting this Site from a country outside the United States, you acknowledge that in using this Site, you will transfer personal information about yourself to the United States, that the data protection laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country and that the transfer of this personal information is necessary to provide you with information in accordance with your consent. The United States is generally considered to be a country without an adequate standard of data protection by the European Commission. Personal information collected on this Site is stored and processed in the United States, under the laws of the United States.
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4. Disclosure of your personal information to others
Urban Science does not collect or compile personal information for the purpose of distribution to parties outside of Urban Science. Except as described in this policy, Urban Science does not share personal information about you with any parties outside of Urban Science.
If you send us email or use our Contact Us Form to send us a request, complaint, or comment relating to any website that displays the Urban Science Seal, we may forward your request, complaint, or comment to the appropriate website and an Urban Science group company.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
- to a successor organization in the event that Urban Science is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase or sale, or sale of substantially all of Urban Science’s assets;
- to our subsidiaries or affiliates for responding to your request (or who may be engaged under our instruction to provide products and services on our behalf) and to third party partners whom we may engage under our instruction to provide products and services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services, and answering user questions about our services;
- to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, to protect our rights and property, or to protect the safety or security of the public, users of this Site or of Urban Science’s services. We will disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
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5. Legal basis
The legal basis for the collection of information you choose to provide is either that (1) you gave a consent to the processing of personal data for one or more specific purposes, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party (e.g., regarding the use of our Site or an information or support request), (3) in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into such a contract, or (4) that the processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us or third parties.
As far as the data processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time by sending us an according notice to any address stated above. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its revocation.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning yourself based on our legitimate interests, in particular by deactivating any such tools as explained under No. 2. We shall then cease to process such data if we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms.
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6. Access, Accuracy and other Rights
If you are a registered user, and would like to update information previously submitted to Urban Science or request to have outdated information removed, please e-mail us at email@example.com or mail us at:
Urban Science Applications, Inc.
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
or contact our representative in the European Union as outlined above.
In accordance with European data protection laws and the limitations under applicable law, besides your right to access and rectify the processing of personal data, you are entitled to erase and restrict the processing of your personal data and may exercise your rights by contacting us as indicated above. Further, you have a right to data portability to the extent applicable under applicable law.
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