Universus Corp. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices and how we may use the information that we gather from your use of our interactive online virtual reality game (the “Game”) or that you provide to Universus Corp. or its affiliates (“Universus”) through other means.  By using the Game or voluntarily providing personal information to us, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  “Personal information” means any information pertaining to an identified or identifiable individual and may include, for example, email addresses and contact details and any similar information provided to us in the course of our business operations. Personal information that is de-identified or anonymized is not considered personal information. This Privacy Policy details our commitment to your privacy. Universus may update this Privacy Policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion and will post the current version through the Game. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy for any changes when you use the Game.

In some jurisdictions, individuals may have the right to withdraw consent from certain uses.   In all cases, any service providers will be contractually limited in the way they may use personal information maintained by Universus, including requirements that such information be maintained in a confidential and secure manner. 

Information you Provide on the Game.  When you use various components of the Game you may disclose to us and other users certain information about yourself, including personal information.  Please note that any information that you post or display to other users through the Game will be deemed public information and not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  Please use caution when disclosing such information as all such information is posted and displayed at your own risk.   

Information provided by third parties. We may obtain certain information, including personal information about you from third parties, such as Viveport, Steam, or Oculus Rift in order to allow you to download and use the Game, or from social networking sites such as Facebook through which you may interact with our services.  We may use such information for any of the purposes outlined above.  Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy, security practices, and policies of any third parties.

In Connection with Business Transfers. In the event that a division, a product or all of Universus is bought, sold or otherwise transferred, or is in the process of a potential transaction, personal information will likely be shared for evaluation purposes and included among the transferred business assets, subject to client contractual requirements and applicable law.

To Comply with Laws. Universus may also disclose specific personal information when such disclosure appears necessary to comply with applicable law, a subpoena in the course of managing a dispute, governmental inquiry or other litigation process. We may also disclose information to our accountants, auditors, agents, lawyers and other advisors in connection with the enforcement or protection of our legal rights or to protect the interests or safety of our clients, our clients’ customers or employees or others, in accordance with or as authorized by law.

We may use non-personal information for any purpose.

How we protect your information

We adopt reasonable data collection, storage, and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information and data stored by us.  However, no commercial method of information transfer over the internet or electronic data storage is known to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage in our systems.

 

Cookie Policy

Universus may use tracking technology which include small files placed on the hard drive of your computer or web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs)  (“Cookies”) to help make the Game more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. This Cookie Policy provides you with information on the use of Cookies on the Game, as applicable.

If you do not want to use cookies, this will not prevent you from accessing the Game. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers may provide information on how your browser may be configured so that cookies can be accepted with your permission or completely blocked. You may be able to change your browser settings so that they do not allow Cookies to be accepted or saved at any time. You can also delete Cookies that have already been saved at any time.

Kindly note however that if you decline Cookies on the Game, some functions on the Game may be limited or unavailable. As a result, to make it easier to use the Game, we recommend that your browser settings accept Cookies on the Game.

Please note that we may also use the Google Analytics tool. To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

 

Your Choices

You can always limit the communications that we sends to you. To opt-out of commercial emails, simply click the link labeled “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” at the bottom of any commercial electronic communication we send you.  Please note that even if you opt-out of promotional communications, we may still need to contact you with important information about your use of the Game.  For other questions about how you can access or correct your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us as described below.

 

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has not yet established universal standards for recognizable DNT signals and therefore, Universus and the Game do not recognize DNT.

 

Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy does not cover, supersede or affect the terms of any policy or agreement between you and any third party (such as third party credit card processors, Facebook, LinkedIn, our partners, advertisers, vendors or other third parties who appear on the Game or who link to or from the Game and other parties with whom you share personal information) (“Third Party Sites”). If you choose to do business with or provide personal information to such Third Party Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk and we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these Third Party Sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our services and welcome any feedback about these Third Party Sites (including if a specific link does not work).

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Universus has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time, and we will post the current version on the Game. Your continued relationship with us after the posting or notice of any amended Privacy Policy will constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Any changes to this Privacy Policy take effect immediately after being posted or otherwise provided by us.

 

Virtual Reality Avatar

Where a user chooses to take a selfie and create their own virtual reality avatar, we may collect and store your facial scan and may provide it to the technology vendor(s) who helps provide this feature.  We and our vendors will use any facial scan only for this limited purpose and for no other purpose whatsoever.  Where required by applicable law, we will collect your facial scan only with your express consent and will retain the scan only until, and will permanently destroy it, when the purpose for collection or obtaining it has ended, typically not later than one (1) year after you have ceased using the Game. We use a reasonable standard of care to store, transmit and protect from disclosure any biometric information collected.  Such storage, transmission, and protection from disclosure will be performed in a manner that is the same as or more protective than the manner in which Universus stores, transmits and protects from disclosure other confidential and sensitive information, including other personal information that can be used to uniquely identify an individual.

 

Children’s Privacy

Universus is concerned about the privacy and safety of children when they use the Internet. The Game is not directed to children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 years of age without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13 years of age, please contact us at hello@universus.world

 

Your California Privacy Rights

Under the law of certain states, including California Civil Code § 1798.83, you are entitled once per calendar year to obtain information from us about who your personal information has been shared with for their own direct marketing purposes. In order to obtain this information, if applicable, or for other questions or comments regarding our privacy policies, you may contact us as described below.

 

If you are a California resident, California law provides you with the following additional rights with respect to your personal information, subject to certain limitations:

  • The right to know what personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you.  To submit a request to know, you may contact us at: hello@universus.world  You also may designate an authorized agent to make a request for access on your behalf by contacting us at: hello@universus.world. 
  • The right to request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you.  To submit a request for deletion, you may contact us at: hello@universus.world. You also may designate an authorized agent to make a request for deletion on your behalf by contacting us at: hello@universus.world 

 

When you exercise these rights and submit a request to us, we will verify your identity by asking you for your email address, telephone number, or other information about you.  We also may use a third party verification provider to verify your identity. 

For the 12-month period prior to the date of this Privacy Policy, Universus has not sold any personal information about California residents; nor does it have any plans to do so in the future. 

 

Transferring Information to Other Countries

It is important to note that the Game is offered under United States law. If you are not in the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer to and store your personal information in the United States, which—depending on where you are located—may not be viewed as having the same data protections as the country where you reside. We may also transfer your information to other countries, which may have different data protections laws from the United States. By using the Game and/or providing us with your information, you consent to such transfers.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or Universus’s policies and practices with respect to personal information, please contact us at: hello@universus.world

 

 This document was last updated on 10/30/2020.