uTIPu Privacy Policy

uTIPu is committed to protecting your online privacy. The following policy explains how your personal information will be treated when you use the uTIPu service. We will tell you about material changes to this policy in advance, by posting a notice on our Web site, and informing you of any choices you may have about those changes.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact uTIPu by e-mail at Privacy Department.

What uTIPu is and why your information is needed

uTIPu is a Web based service enabling users to record, store and share help tips about computer related tasks ("Tip"). This policy explains the personal information we collect in connection with your use of the uTIPu service and how we use it.

What personal information is collected from you

uTIPu collects personal information when you register, including your User Id, your zip code, a password, and your email address. Once registered, you are part of the uTIPu community, a customer account is created, and you can take full advantage of uTIPu's services.

After you register, we may ask you for additional personal information from time to time, such as when you respond to a survey or request for information about your preferences, enter a contest or promotion sponsored by uTIPu, and when you report a problem with the service or with your account. If you contact uTIPu we keep a record of that interaction, including any email you send. A link is included to this Privacy Policy wherever uTIPu collects personal information.

What cookies are and how they are used

In order to provide a personalized service, uTIPu uses cookies to store some information about your account. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server that is stored on your computer's hard drive. uTIPu uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Generally, we use cookies:

  • To establish an authenticated session with the service when you login to your uTIPu account using our web interface. When you use uTIPu's web interface to access your account, logging in will require that you accept a session ID cookie. When you close your web browser, the session ID cookie will terminate.
  • To remember some of your basic account preferences in order to deliver a better, more personalized service. A persistent cookie may be set when you register, "Sign In," or use the uTIPu web interface to record certain application settings and other preferences.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to access your uTIPu account via the web interface.

uTIPu may also record your IP address for system administration, monitoring, and fraud prevention purposes.

To enhance usability of our service, when you search for Tips about a particular task, uTIPu has the ability to collect certain system configuration information of your device such as operating system version, application version (e.g. Microsoft Office 2003) and hardware type and model (e.g. Toshiba Satellite M115). uTIPu may use this information to narrow down the search for you automatically. When you record Tips, uTIPu also has