UNIVERSE Software GmbH strives to offer its visitors the many
advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and
personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information
(your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject
only to information collected by UNIVERSE Software GmbH and does not
impact information collected or used by UNIVERSE Software GmbH or its
affiliates through other means.
Please, do not send us any passwords!
<How we gather information from users.
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are
visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the
services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without
providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide
information, such as when you register for access to portions of our
site, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates and
other products), sign up for a newspaper subscription or make a
purchase. You may also provide information when you participate in
sweepstakes and contests, voting and polling activities, message boards
and chat rooms and other interactive areas of our site.
What we do with the information we collect.
We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated
Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be
used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information about
your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users
to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most
attractive. Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our
advertisers and business partners, but cannot be used to contact you
We also collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more
individualized content and advertising. For example, we may use
Personally Identifiable Information collected on UNIVERSE Software GmbH
to communicate with you regarding our Terms of Service and privacy
policy, products and services offered by UNIVERSE Software GmbH and
other Tribune Company affiliates and partners, administration of
sweepstakes and contests, processing e-commerce transactions andother
topics we think you might find of interest. Personally Identifiable
Information collected by UNIVERSE Software GmbH may also be used for
other purposes including but not limited to site administration and
UNIVERSE Software GmbH expects its partners, advertisers and
third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However,
third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and
other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own
privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during
your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a
latimes.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by
a third party. Also, through UNIVERSE Software GmbH you may be
introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites,
advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other
parties. UNIVERSE Software GmbH is not responsible for the actions or
policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy
policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature
or page operated by a third party.
While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other
identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you.
For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may
include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you
have seen a particular advertisement before. Through features available
gather information. UNIVERSE Software GmbH does not control the use of
this technology or the resulting information and is not responsible for
any actions or policies of such third parties.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should
you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information
on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or
notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be
collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may
result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.
Such activities are beyond the control of latimes.com and this policy.
Changes to this policy.
UNIVERSE Software GmbH reserves the right to change this policy at
any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your
continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these
terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior
to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules
and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.