Privacy Policy


March 14th, 2016

This Web site, http://www.theusim.com/ is owned and operated by U.S. International Media, LLC. We at U.S. International Media, LLC (referred to as "USIM", "we", "us", or "our") recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information ("information") collected about our customers and prospective customers (referred to as "customers", "you", "visitors" or "your"). This privacy policy, effective March 14th, 2016 discloses the privacy practices our collection, use, and disclosure of information.

What Information Do We Collect and Why?

Personal and Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") is data about you that is personally identifiable; like your name, email address, or any other information that is not otherwise publicly available.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("NPII") data is collected by us or our Partners, and is used for the purpose of reporting, web traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-thru's, online, retargeting and/or other activities on our Web site. NPII data collected by our Partners is for advertising purposes and is completely anonymous, and only includes information such as the Prospect's IP address, date and time of visit, domain type, and their activity on our Advertisers' and Partners' websites. None of this information, individually or grouped together, can be traced back to a specific individual. We or our Partners may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies for the purposes stated above.

Tracking technologies & Anonymous User Information

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by USIM and our marketing partners, or analytics.  These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies to improve the quality of the information, reporting, web traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-thru's, online, retargeting, to remember users' settings (e.g. language preference) and/or other activities on our Web site. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

We collect anonymous information about all of our Web site visitors each time they visit our Web site so that we can understand how people are using the Web site and so that we can improve upon the overall quality of our visitors' online experience. We record and store in log files the date and time of your visit, the page you visited, your IP address, the Internet service provider you are using, referral data, the type of browser you are using and the type of operating system you are using. You do not have to register with us before we can collect this anonymous information. We do not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. We do not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or email address in order for you to use our Web site. We analyze information we collect about our visitors to examine trends, administer the site, and to track our visitors' paths through the Web site. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads.  You will continue to receive generic ads.

Use of Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses

An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are connected to the Internet. Technically speaking, your IP address could be used to reveal or be associated with your true identity. However, by law we do not have access to that information.

Aggregrated General Information

With Whom Do We Share Information and What Do We Share?

Updating your Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove by emailing us at info@theusim.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.  We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell, trade, rent, or release your personally identifiable information to third parties in ways that are not disclosed in the privacy policy. If we were to ever do so, you will have the opportunity to Opt-Out beforehand.

We may provide your personally identifiable information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Legal Disclaimer

We may also disclose your personally identifiable information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
  • if USIM is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information,
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. Passwords are stored in encrypted format for increased security. Our servers are protected by firewalls and are physically located in secure data facilities to further increase security. While no computer is 100% safe from outside attacks, we believe that the steps we have taken to protect your personally identifiable information dramatically reduces the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

Additional Notices and Disclosures

Links to 3rd Party Websites

Our Web site may contain links to other websites on the Web. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Correspondence

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your email address.

Children's Privacy

This site is not intended for children. Children may only use this site with direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly request or collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years old and do not knowingly use or share personally identifiable information from users under 13 years old with third parties.

Social Media Features

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Your Acceptance of Our Privacy Policy

By using this Web site, you consent to the collection, storage, and dissemination of personal data as described above. If you do not agree with the terms, do not use the Web site.

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments about your privacy policy should be directed to info@theusim.com or mailed to
Privacy Officer, USIM
2603 Main Street, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92614