1. What information we collect


When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, and password). To create an account on Univize, you must provide us with at least your name, email address and a password. You may provide additional information during the registration flow (for example, your country of residence, nationality, university and university course you attend, field of study, interests, sports you play) to provide you more customized services.


After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your Univize profile, such as your skills and educational background. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our Services by helping you express your professional identity; find opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off of our Services.


When you contact us, we may have to access your account details and other contributions to our Services and collect the information we need to categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you.


We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, our platform technology or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads on and off our Services, perform a search, view content on our newsfeed, share articles on our Services and apply to jobs through our Services. If you are logged in on Univize.com or one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.


As described in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies, including mobile application identifiers, to help us recognize you across different Services, learn about your interests both on and off our Services, improve your experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our Services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. By visiting our Services, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy, which incorporates by reference our Cookie Policy.


We use advertising technologies and web beacons to collect information. We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using the following, whether separately or combined:

  • Advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms;

  • Member-provided profile and contact information and categories;

  • Information inferred from a Member‘s profile

  • Your use of our Services (for example, your search history, the content you read on our newsfeed or market pages, your clicking on a Univize ad, etc.) and log files generated;

We may show you sponsored content on our platform, which will be designated as sponsored content and will behave like other content updates. If you take social action (for example, if you “like” or “comment” on the sponsored content), your action may be seen by your network and other Members who are shown the sponsored content after you have acted on it. Please note that all social actions on our platform (e.g. liking certain content) are public, unless expressly specified otherwise.


Our Services are a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the Services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information. If we start collecting substantially new types of personal information and materially change how we handle your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy and notify you in accordance with Section 4.2.

2. How we use your personal information


By providing personal information to us when you create or update your account and profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of our User Agreement and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy. Supplying to us any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law is entirely voluntary on your part. You can withdraw or modify your consent to our collection and processing of the information you provide at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your account settings or your profile on Univize, or by closing your Univize account.


We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Innovate websites and other means available through the Services, including push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, etc.; (2) service communications - these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) promotional communications, and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including job opportunities, information from companies that are hiring, and company competitions. These promotional mails may be directly targeted to you deducted by your profile information and activity on our platform and/or other communication methods.

Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.


We offer customized people-search functionality along with organizational and communications tools (including activity alerts) as part of our talent recruiting, marketing sales and R&D solutions. These services allow subscribers - generally, enterprises and professional organizations - to export limited information from Members’ public profiles, such as name, age, skills, education, and location (for example, Delft, the Netherlands), in order to effectively manage candidate sourcing.

We do not provide email or other contact information to these subscribers. However, if you post that information the internet on other platforms -not associated with Univize- it will be available to them and others. A recruiter or other such subscriber may also manage and store information it has independently obtained about you, such as a resume, in connection with our platform. Any personal information obtained independently of our Services will not be added by us to your profile and is not under our control but is subject to the policies of our recruiting, marketing, sales or R&D solution subscriber. We store such information on behalf of such subscriber who can remove it at any time.


It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Univize, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.



We may also disclose your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of the assets of Univize Corporation, a subsidiary, or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company or one of its affiliates, or in preparation for any of these events. Any third party to which we transfers or sells our assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.


We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Univize not to disclose or use it for other purposes.


We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Univize, its affiliates and service providers operate

3. Your Choices & Obligations


You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Univize regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you (for example, your IP access logs) through our contact page. If you close your account, your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.


We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. We may retain your personal information even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between Members, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. We may retain personal information, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement. Our Customer Service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but we generally delete or de-personalize closed account data, which we de-personalize within 7 days (although we do maintain 30 days worth of webserver logs for security, debugging, and site stability purposes only) by creating aggregate data sets that cannot be traced back to individuals.

4. Important Information


In some cases we redirect clicks and specific content to a third party website. In that case the privacy policy of the third party will be applicable. We are not liable for services, websites and content from other parties.


We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Using our Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Services shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.