PRIVACY

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

General

Thank you for your interest in Unmanned Aerial System Technology Center Limited. and its affiliated companies (“UTC,” “we,” or “us”) and in the various hardware, firmware, software, websites, applications, and services provided by us and on which a link to this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) is displayed (each, a “Product” or “Service” and, collectively, the “UTC Products and Services”).

This Policy describes:

      the information that we gather from you,

      how we use and share this information,

      the rights and choices you have regarding this information,

      the steps we take to protect this information,

      the limitations of this Policy regarding third party websites and content,

      how we transfer your information,

      how we may change this Policy, and

      how you may contact us.

By using UTC Products and Services, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy.  This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms of Use for the UTC Products and Services you use.

 
Information Collected

Information We Collect on the UTC Products and Services

  • User-provided Information. When you use UTC Products and Services, you may provide us with information about you, including your name, email address, mailing address, mobile phone number, and payment information (if you use UTC Products and Services to engage in purchases or financial transactions). You may provide us with information in various ways when using UTC Products and Services. For example, you provide us with information when you register for a UTC account, use UTC Products and Services, submit credentials or other information for account verification, or send us customer service-related requests using UTC Products and Services or other means of communication.
  • Cookies and Automatically Collected Information. When you use certain UTC Products and Services, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device.  We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of UTC Products and Services to their fullest potential. We may use third party cookies as well.  For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data.  UTC does not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who use UTC Products and Services.
We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.” This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use a Product or Service, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on a Product or Service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use UTC Products and Services. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users, and may be connected with other information about you.
 

Our use of cookies and other automatically collected information is explained further in our Cookie Policy.

  • Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information from third parties and sources other than UTC Products and Services, such as our business partners, contractors, advertisers, and other third parties.


Uses of Collected Information

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use information we collect through UTC Products and Services in a variety of ways in providing the UTC Products and Services and operating our business. We will ensure that the use of information is generally required under the user agreements we have with you, or is in our legitimate interest as part of the UTC Products and Services we provide, or is with your consent. The use of information that we collect includes the following:

  • We use the information that we collect through UTC Products and Services to operate, maintain, enhance and provide features of the UTC Products and Services, to verify and manage UTC user accounts, to provide services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and otherwise to provide support to users, and to process and deliver entries and rewards in connection with promotions that may be offered from time to time by UTC. 
  • We use the information that we collect through UTC Products and Services to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the UTC Products and Services, and to develop new products, services, features, and functionality.  We will process your personal data in accordance with your preferences as communicated with UTC.
  • We may use your information to contact you for administrative and informational purposes, including for customer service.   We may send direct marketing such as communications, including updates on promotions and events, relating to products and services offered by us and by third parties we work with.  If you are an individual or consumer we will only send you direct marketing with your consent or as permitted by applicable law. You may send unsubscribe requests or withdraw your consent at any time.
  • We may use information we collect to: (i) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of UTC Products and Services and third-party marketing activities; and (ii) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.  Where we do not do this with anonymized or aggregated data we will process the data in connection with the user agreement or where it is in our legitimate interest or where you have provided consent and where you have not objected or withdrawn any prior consent given.

When We Disclose Information

We will not disclose your information that we collect through UTC Products and Services to third parties except as described in this Policy or as we disclose to you at the time the information is collected. We may disclose information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • We may share your information with our parent company, affiliates and subsidiaries globally in order to provide you with UTC product and services.
  • Any information that you voluntarily choose to upload to a publicly accessible site or venue using UTC Products and Services, or that you elect to make public, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.
  • We work with third party service providers to provide payment facilitation, parcel transportation, application development, hosting, maintenance, account verification, and other services for us. We require these service providers to use or disclose, the information they process on our behalf, only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
  • We may preserve and disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, warrant or request, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
  • We also reserve the right to preserve and disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activities, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the UTC Products and Services and any facilities or equipment used to make the UTC Products and Services available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.
  • UTC uses a third party verification service provider to verify certain users of UTC Products and Services and UTC may disclose information to this service provider.  The service provider may retain credential information provided as part of account verification for compliance and other purposes and may provide such information, as well as your user login ID or email address, to government authorities, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and other duly authorized parties as may be required by or permitted under applicable laws. We require this service provider by contract to use or disclose, the information they process on our behalf, only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
  • If you consent to our disclosure of information to a third party, such as business partners, or as otherwise authorized under applicable law.
  • Information about our users, including information you provided and any information collected through UTC Products and Services, may be disclosed and otherwise communicated to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.
  • We may make certain aggregated, de-identified, or non-identifying information about users of UTC Products and Services available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) .


Rights Regarding Collected Information

Your Rights and Choices you have regarding this information

You can access and update your information on your UTC account page. Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request access to additional information, including the right to request access to and receive certain information about the information we maintain about you, update or correct inaccuracies in the information we maintain about you have the information blocked, deleted, or erased, as appropriate. You also have the right to object to the processing of your information or to withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you, including to the transfer of information to other countries.  

Note, however, that if you exercise your right to object or your rights of blocking, deletion or to be “forgotten,” or if you decline to share certain information with us, or if you withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you, we may not be able to provide to you some, or any, of the features and functionality of UTC Products and Services.

You may update, correct, or delete certain UTC account information and preferences by accessing your account preferences page, available through certain UTC Products and Services, including the wwww.uastc.com and certain UTC mobile applications. If you wish to access or amend any other information we hold about you or exercise any other rights you have under applicable data protection law, you may contact us at service@uastc.com.

Likewise, if you close your UTC account, you will not be able to sign in to UTC Products or Services or access any of your information. However, you can open a new account at any time.  Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit, as authorized under applicable law, for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

If you receive commercial email or text messages from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or text message. You may also opt out from receiving commercial email or text messages from us by sending your request to us by email at service@uastc.com.

We use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data; Google provides some additional privacy options described at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Children’s Privacy

UTC Products and Services are not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 without obtaining parental consent.


Data Security

We use certain physical, organizational, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of information that we collect and maintain. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and thus we cannot and do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, viewed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or organizational safeguards.

International Transfers of Personal Data

UTC Products and Services connect to servers hosted in Singapore. If you choose to use UTC Products and Services from the European Union or other regions of the world, then please note that you may be transferring your information outside of those regions for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from Singapore to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and providing the services associated with UTC Products and Services. You should be aware that the local laws in such countries may be different from and offer less protection than the laws applicable in the EEA or elsewhere. For users located in the EEA, your information transferred is protected in a manner that is consistent with how your information will be protected by us in the EEA, such as requiring the data recipients to enter into contracts that include the model contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.  International transfers of data are necessary for the performance of our contract with you that makes available the UTC Products and Services.

Retention of Your Information

We retain your information to provide service to you, or as required by applicable laws or regulations. We aim to retain your information only for the period necessary to fulfil our obligations under this Policy, unless otherwise required or permitted by law.


Policy Changes and Updates

Changes and Updates to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we modify this Policy, we will make it available on or through the UTC Products and Services, and indicate the date of the latest revision. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. Limited by applicable laws, your continued use of UTC Products and Services after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of this Policy.

Our Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy or our data practices by email at Service@uastc.com. 

Unmanned Aerial System Technology Center Limited, Units 912-916,9/F, Building 16W, Science Park West Avenue, HK Science Park Phase Three, Pak Shek Kok, NT, HK

You may contact us to have your information blocked, deleted or erased, or to opt out from profiling where your prior usage of UTC Products and Services is processed to provide you with customized or personalized products, services or advertisements, or to obtain copies of certain of your information in a portable format.  You may also lodge a complaint with us, our Data Protection Officer or with your data protection regulator if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us.  You can find out more information about your rights by contacting your local data protection regulator.  If you have any queries or wish to exercise any of your rights under this Policy, then please contact us as set out above.

 

Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

When you use certain UTC Products and Services, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of UTC Products and Services to their fullest potential. We may use third party cookies as well. For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data. UTC does not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who use UTC Products and Services.

We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons” (together with cookies, “cookies and similar technologies”). This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use a Product or Service, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on a Product or Service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use UTC Products and Services. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users, and may be connected with other information about you.

Cookies Used by UTC

We use different types of cookies as listed below. They help us to provide and improve our service, such as showing you the most relevant information and your customized webpage. Some or all of the cookies listed may be stored in your browser or devices.

These cookies and similar technologies will tell us when you log into our website, and allow us to show you appropriate and relevant information and features.

Authentication   
For example, these cookies and similar technologies will enable us to show you relevant social information when you are logged in and visiting other websites adopting UTC advertising plugin. We also use this information to understand how you use UTC Products and Services. These cookies and similar technologies help keep UTC Products and Services secure and reliable. They enable security features and detect activities violating the Terms of Use and policies, such as unauthorized login and fraudulent use of our Products and Services.

Localization   
These cookies and similar technologies help us provide localized experiences, such as showing the website content in your preferred language.

Features and Services
These cookies and similar technologies help us deliver Products and Services.
For example, these cookies and similar technologies could pre-fill your user ID when you logging in.

Analytics and Research   
These cookies and similar technologies help us understand your use of our Products and Services to improve them.
For example, we may use these cookies and similar technologies to understand how you engage with UTC websites to improve their features.

Cookies Use when You Use Mobile Devices

Some mobile devices share the same features with computers, such as the support of full-featured browsers. When you are using this type of devices such as smart phones, we use cookies in a similar way to when you are using computers. Other devices may use different technologies, such as local storage, Software Development Kits (SDKs), or Advanced Programming Interfaces (APIs) to facilitate aforementioned processes effectuated by cookies. We may also use these technologies to store information on your mobile device.

Read of Particular Cookies

Browsers will send cookies for a particular domain (such as www.uastc.com) to the website each time a device with those cookies accesses content from that domain. This means if your device stores cookies for www.uastc.com, it will send those cookies to UTC when it accesses a webpage at www.uastc.com.

Cookie Use Without a UTC Account or After Your Logout

We still use cookie if you do not have a UTC account or have logged out your account. After your logout, we will use cookie to:

  • Identify and terminate accounts in violation of Terms of Use or UTC policies;
  • Recover your lost account;
  • Recognize use of public computers and notify to reduce your risk of data theft;
  • Understand your interaction with our Products and Services, and those of our partners.

If you do not have UTC account and have visited www.uastc.com, we will use cookie to protect UTC Products and Services, and UTC customers from malicious activity such as denial-of-service attacks and mass creation of fake accounts.