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This Statement of Privacy and Use outlines the online information practices of Universal Design Electronic World (otherwise known as UD E-World or the “Site”) and all subsections associated with it. Subsections of the UD E-World site may have additional policies which are not covered in this statement due to regulations governing the conduct of research projects in the United States. You can view related statements when visiting those sections. This Statement explains generally the information that UD E-World collects through its website, how the Site may use the data it collects, and the conditions regarding use of the Site. The UD E-World administrators reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time without prior notification to persons using the Site.

General Information and Collection/Use of Data

We welcome the public to visit UD E-World, which can be browsed without the need to disclose any personal information online. For those visitors who visit our site without logging in, we may collect your internet protocol address, the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us and the pages of our site that you visit (the “Public Information”). For those who visit our site through the log in portal, we will collect the Public Information described above and the data you provide to us voluntarily on the data forms, such as your name, email and affiliation. ("Visitor Information") The Public Information and the Visitor Information is collectively referred to as the “Data”.

The Data collected by UD E-World will be used to survey user activity in the various sections of the Site. It is also collected from you to be used by the UD E-World to generally to improve the Site, to provide you with items of interest and to improve the Sites' structure in helping users better reach needed information, all of which is intended to enhance the usefulness of the Site to our visitors. We will not use any Data for commercial purposes. Any use of the Site for commercial purposes by members without authorization of the administrators is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to remove any such material without notice.


We may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (i.e., a number assigned by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet) to diagnose possible technical problems; Log files, which identify every request made to our server, may be used to determine statistically which areas of the Site our visitors prefer and to prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.

UD E-World uses "cookies" to provide enhance content to our visitors. A "cookie" is a small data file that certain websites write to your computer’s hard drive when you access the site. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, that a website uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie contains is information you supply. Cookies may also allow our Site to recognize and load your pages on repeat visits to the Site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies can be disabled if you prefer. You can set your browser to alert you before accepting a cookie. When prompt you can then click the option to refuse a cookie. You can also turn cookies off directly from your browser, however, you may not be able use our site to its fullest if cookies are turned off. Turning cookies off in the browser, will not affect the navigation of the site, but limits what’s available to you on the site.


UD E-World is the sole owner of the Data collected on all sections of the site. UD E-World will not sell, rent, share, exchange, or otherwise disclose the Data to others. UD E-World will attempt to collect and store the Data in a manner to protect its confidentiality, recognizing that no transmission of data is entirely secure.

Copyright Protection

UD E-World shall have the right to monitor the content that you provide to the Site, but shall not be obligated to do so. The contents of UD E-World are protected by both United States copyright laws. You agree to abide by all copyright notices and other restrictions contained in the Site and in any course materials accessed through the Site. Access to, and use of, the Site is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may copy and download content from the Site solely for your personal, educational and non-commercial use. Accessing, using, displaying, performing, distributing, copying or downloading content from the Site for other than personal, educational, and non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written consent of UD E-World or the individual copyright owner identified in any copyright notice.

By downloading or reproducing any information from any section of UD E-World, you accept and agree to the conditions described in this Statement in their entirety without modification unless otherwise agreed to in writing by UD E-World and you.

Public Forums

Portions of this website such as forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

The materials on these sites are provided "as is" to visitors. UD E-World does not represent that the information is complete, current, error-free, or applicable to your situation.

Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or other destructive materials to our sites, we do not guarantee or warrant that our sites, or materials that may be downloaded from our sites, are free from such destructive features. Any materials obtained from these sites or downloaded from the sites are obtained or downloaded at your own risk. UD E-World assumes no liability or responsibility for any damages arising from a visitor’s use of, or inability to use, the sites. UD E-World shall not be liable for any damages or harm to computer systems, loss of data resulting from the download of any materials, and we disclaim warranties for any information received through any links provided by the Site.

UD E-World shall not be liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in these sites, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of the sites.


We may update this Statement from time to time and encourage you to check back periodically and review our most updated Statement.


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