Privacy Statement

Last updated: May 10, 2021

Introduction

This is the privacy statement of UA News, an UA News group company. The statement applies to all UA News software applications, websites and services.

As a general rule, users of our software applications and services are anonymous to us, and we have no feasible ways to identify you. However certain categories of data may be collected while using our applications and services, and some of this information may be considered "personal data" by the law. When we collect personal data, we generally act as a "data controller" as defined in applicable law. The exact categories of data we collect, why we collect it, and your opt-out choices depend on the application or service you use, as is more fully described below.

When we post changes to this privacy statement, we will include the date when the statement was last updated. If we significantly change this statement, we will notify you about the upcoming change via our website or using in-app notifications. We encourage you to review this statement periodically.

User-submitted Data

Certain pieces of information we will only process when you submit it to us.

When creating an UA News account we may ask for a preferred username and an email address. The email address will be used to identify you as a user and for password recovery. Alternatively you can use your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or VK account to sign in into an UA News account and access our services with the same profile. In this case we may collect your name and email address from these social networks. You can delete or modify the submitted data using your profile page. We retain your data for seven days after you’ve decided to discontinue your UA News account in case you change your mind. Your UA News account with a verified email address will be deleted automatically if you don’t sign in for 2 years. Accounts with unverified email addresses will be deleted after 6 months of inactivity.

Note also that UA News allows you to sync your browser data, such as Speed Dial entries and bookmarks, between devices that have another UA News browser installed on them. Profile sync relies on your UA News account and follows the same privacy approach.

If you submit your phone number or email address on an application download page, we may send you a download link via SMS or email for your convenience.

If you decide to participate in a promotional campaign, contest, or survey, organized by UA News or our partners on behalf of UA News, we may ask for information such as your name, age, phone number, email or postal address.

We will use this data only to provide the services you have requested and will not retain your data any longer than necessary to fulfill that specific purpose. If you’re not comfortable with us using submitted data for a limited purpose, then don’t provide it to us.

Anonymous Usage Statistics

When you install an UA News application, a random installation ID is generated. We may collect this identifier, as well as your device ID and hardware specification, operating system and environment configuration, and feature usage data.

We use this information for certain legitimate business purposes, namely:

  • - To understand better how people interact with our applications and services;
  • - To enhance, modify, customize or otherwise improve our applications and services;
  • - To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising;
  • - To detect, debug and fix crashes in our applications and services;

To prevent security breaches and abuse.

In short, this information helps us to improve our products and services. We have no practical way to use this information to identify you personally. We may store this usage data for up to three years. If you would like to learn about your opt-out choices, please refer to our help pages.

News

To provide you with more relevant news content in certain countries and languages, we collect some information about the articles you read in the application’s native news feed, and your general location. This information is linked to a randomly generated News ID and may be stored on our servers up to three months.

Personalized Ads

Based on advertising IDs and your general location, some of our mobile applications may serve targeted ads. These ads are provided by our monetization partners. You can always adjust your personalized ad choices in the application’s "Settings" menu or through your operating system’s settings.

We collect this data pursuant to our legitimate business interests. As noted in our End User License Agreements and Terms of Service, our applications are ad-supported. Collecting this information helps us offset the costs of our business and helps provide a more personalized experience for the user.

Crash Reports and Logs

If an UA News application crashes, we collect a log that includes some information about your browser’s version, your operating system, platform and some memory data related to the crash. We collect this data with the sole purpose of improving our products and services. Crash logs are kept for 6 months.

If you visit our websites, we may collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our websites. We use IP addresses solely for this purpose and may keep website access logs up to six months.

Default Search Engines. When visiting some search engine websites, the website may query if it is set as the default search engine in the application’s settings, and suggest to set itself as the default search engine.

Dify Cashback. Dify Cashback is an incentive program where you can earn rewards when purchasing goods or services from participating online merchants. When you enable the Cashback service in the browser and visit supported websites, we’ll collect a merchant’s URL, list of your purchased items, transaction amount, and IP address. This data is required for the Cashback service to function, and we may also use it to provide more relevant partner deals, detect fraud and misuse of the service. To enable payouts, your UA News Auth account will be linked with the payment service provider, which will share your customer ID with UA News. Your data will be stored for up to 5 years due to regulatory requirements, and the account itself can be deleted by yourself or automatically after 2 years of inactivity.

Hype. Depending on where you live, you may be able to access the Hype messaging service. If you choose to use Hype, you will be prompted to give us your phone number, which is required to operate the service. You will also be asked if you agree to give us access to your contacts, in order to connect with other Hype users (but you do not need to give us your contacts in order to use the service). We will retain your phone number and contacts for as long as you use Hype. Additionally, you also have the option to upload profile information at your discretion, including a user name, avatar, and your friends. If you delete your account, or go inactive for a while, we will retain this data for a short period of time in case you decide to reactivate.

Malicious-site Check. We use a fraud prevention framework and check the URLs you visit against lists of known, malicious websites to protect you online. We don’t store or share this data.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies on our websites for session management and retaining your settings or preferences. We may also use third-party cookies to collect visitor statistics and measure our marketing campaigns. If you would like to reject