Friday, December 1, 2023

Privacy Policy (Universal Photonics, Inc., referred to here and throughout the website as UPI), is committed to protecting the pri-vacy of our customer's personal information. This statement applies with respect to the information that we collect from the UPI website, located at Amendments to this statement will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your contin-ued use of this site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.


We collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your activities through your IP address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL. We may also ask you to provide certain non-personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your buying preferences, etc. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you volun-tarily submit such information to us, by, for example, filling out a survey or registration form. The types of information that may be re-quested include but are not limited to your name, address, email address, telephone number, and/or any other professional contact in-formation.


In general, we will only use the information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided. We may use the information we collect in a variety of ways, including to:

  1. Provide you with the best customer experience possible;
  2. Respond to your questions;
  3. Communicate with you regarding service updates, offers, and promotions;
  4. Deliver customized content and advertising that may be of in-terest to you;
  5. Address network integrity and security issues; and
  6. Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, violations of our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policies.

UPI only gathers personal information, such as, first and last names, addresses and email addresses, when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, personal information may be collected from you in order to get your feedback and/or deliver to you information about on our web-sites, our company, our products and/or services, promotional information, promotional material from some of our partners, trend analysis, pattern detection, and site administration, etc. Personal in-formation may be collected from you via telephone sales calls, email solicitation, print mailings, etc. Additionally, personal information may be collected in order to send you promotional information about our products and services. UPI may share personal information with its subsidiaries and affiliates. Any use of this information by UPI’s sub-sidiaries and affiliates will comply with this policy. Occasionally, subsidiaries and affiliates may send marketing information to you, such as information about new product offerings, etc.

Companies may be engaged by UPI to perform a variety of functions, such as, assisting with promotions, providing technical services for our web sites, etc. These companies may have access to personal infor-mation if needed to perform such functions. However, these companies may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.

UPI does not sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties outside of UPI, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

UPI reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from UPI and other entities by following the instructions set forth in the opt-out section below.

Non-personal demographic and profile data may be used to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think you might be in-terested in. This information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate non-personal basis.


We use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.


When you view we might store some infor-mation on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or oth-erwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website as easi-ly as possible. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from reentering all your registration data at each connection.

We may or may not use an outside advertisement server company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. The adver-tisement server company may collect cookies received with outside banner ads. We do not have access to information that would confirm the use of cookies by the advertisement server company.


Our website has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps, such as the use of encryption, to insure the safety of your personal information.


Our website may contain links to websites other than UPI subsidiaries and affiliates. UPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


UPI allows its users the option to change or modify information previ-ously provided. This may be done through the following methods:

Unfortunately, to the extent that such information is also stored in oth-er databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable ef-forts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.


You may opt-out of receiving communications from our partners, and from us, by the following means:


This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal in-formation.


You are in control of any personal information you provide to us on-line. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us [or on behalf of our business partners], you can let us know by contacting us at the email or postal address listed below.

In order to review any personal information we have about you or to ask us to delete that information or to stop further use of the infor-mation, please submit this information by contacting us at the email or postal address listed below.


This privacy policy is effective as of March 1, 2012. From time to time, it may be necessary for UPI to change this privacy policy. If we change our policy, we will post the revised version here, so we suggest that you check here periodically for the most up-to-date version of our privacy policy. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously col-lected information.

Contacting us:

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at