The rating tool assists businesses in helping them understand the fragilities they face. It does not address every potential risk scenario or address every risk factor which affects or may affect a business and is not meant to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for sound business judgement.
All users of our rating must consider results in the context of their specific business and business conditions and discuss the implications of those results and the steps to be taken based on those results, if necessary, with appropriate professional advisers. All users of our rating do so at their own risk.
Neither Universal Ratings nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates make any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy or timeliness of any rating. It should not be assumed that any risk or risk level indicated by a rating will remain the same for any period of time and neither Universal Ratings nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates undertake any obligation to correct or update its ratings.
Neither Universal Ratings nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates assume any responsibility for any indirect, special or consequential damages that may result to any party from the use, misuse of ratings or reliance on its risk ratings or assessments, including but not limited to use contrary to national or international law, decisions taken with respect to third parties and the inability to conduct business.
The rating does not constitute advice regarding the value of any security and any results of rating should not be taken as investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any security or enter into or execute any type of business arrangement or investment. The result of a rating analysis may not be re-sold in any form or manner whatsoever.
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1.1 This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how the Universal Ratings PTte Ltd (“U.R.”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects information from you when you visit or register to use www.universal-ratings.com (the “Website”) and how this information is then used. If you have any questions about this statement or your personal information that we may collect from you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2 Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully and re-visit this page from time to time to review any changes that may have been made.
1.3 This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to you whether you use the Website as a casual browser, have registered to use the Website or have entered into a contract with U.R. in relation to the supply of specific services and/or products. In the event of any conflict between this Privacy and Cookies Policy and the terms of a contract you have with U.R., the relevant provision of that contract shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency.
2. What personal information does U.R. collect, and how is that information then used?
2.1 Information collected when you browse the Website
We will not collect any personal information about you from your browsing of the Website unless you agree to collection and use of your personal data.
2.2 Information collected when you become a customer of U.R.
When you enter into a contract with us for our services or products, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to receive or use these services or products. This information may include, for example, your name, address, job title, telephone number, email address and financial information necessary to conclude the contract and enable administration and management of such services or products. We will only collect information that is necessary for us to provide you with the product or service that you have requested. The type of information that we may collect will depend upon the nature of that service or product.
2.3 How will we use any personal information that we collect?
2.3.1 Where we collect personal information, we will use it for administration and to tailor our service and/or products to match your needs. We may also use personal information to conduct market research surveys, for statistical analysis to determine site usage, to run competitions and for direct marketing purposes relating to our business.
2.3.2 We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting, marketing and market researching. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.
2.3.3 By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data protection, including without limitation countries or jurisdictions. If we do make such a transfer, we will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure that your information is protected.
2.3.4 At all times we are legally obliged to collect, retain and process any personal information that you provide. Each time you provide us with personal information we aim to let you know how we intend to use it and ask you to give your consent to such use. This will include:
(a) where we would like to use that information to send you details of other products and services we offer which are similar to the product/service for which you have subscribed; and
(b) where we would like to share that information with certain selected third parties to allow them to provide you with details of their services and/or products which might be of interest to you.
2.5 How can I remove, update, prevent use of or correct my personal information?
Please refer to the “My Account” section of the Website, where you can update, correct or delete your personal information as appropriate. Should you wish U.R. to cease marketing to you, you should contact email@example.com
3. How does U.R. protect your personal information?
3.1 We will hold your personal information securely and will only keep it for as long as is reasonably necessary in the circumstances you are registered to use the Website or for as long as you use the service that you have requested, unless you have provided us with your consent to use the data for any additional purposes. We take the security of the Website and the information you provide very seriously and we will take all appropriate technical measures using recognised security procedures and tools in accordance with good industry practice to protect your personal information.
3.2 Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to protect your security in the manner described above, we consider that it is only appropriate to advise users that data transmission over the Internet and the World Wide Web cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure, and therefore that you use the Website at your own risk.
4.1 Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to the Website. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of the Website. A cookie does not provide us with any personal information. Therefore, if you have not supplied us with any personal information, you can still browse our site anonymously.
4.2 We do not automatically capture or store personal data from browsers to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit to our site and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of the site system and in the compilation of statistics used by U.R.
4.3 Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the Website. Once you have closed your browser, this type of cookie is deactivated. Like all cookies, you are able to remove or block particular cookies at any time (see 4.4 below).
4.4 The majority of browsers will allow you to alter the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require. If you do not want cookies then please refer to the help menu on your browser for instructions on disabling them. For further general information on cookies and more detailed advice on how to disable and enable them please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
If we make any changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy these changes will be detailed on this page in order to ensure that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies only to information collected by this Website. The Website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites and we would advise you to read the privacy statement of any website that collects personal information from you.
Universal Ratings, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them
This page contains information on what "cookies" are, the cookies used by Universal Ratings's website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
1. What are "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small text files that are stored by the browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
A visit to a page on Universal Ratings's website may generate the following types of cookie:
Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on Universal Ratings's website, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an "anonymous analytics cookie". These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are signed in to Universal Ratings, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics (the number of visits to a page, etc.). If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content and advertising.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it.
We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit Universal Ratings. We can then target our advertising based on this information.
Third party advertising cookies
A lot of the advertisements you see on Universal Ratings are provided by other organisations. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to Universal Ratings.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) on Universal Ratings, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
3. How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
4. Useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful: