Privacy & Policy
Please note, this Privacy Statement applies only to online guests and information collected via the Web site.
Personally Identifiable Information
Universal Distribution Center is committed to providing our online guests the opportunity to browse our Web site in a comfortable environment. This commitment is part of our overall mission to provide a compelling place to shop, work and invest while making our Web site a compelling place to learn more about our Company, products, careers, investment opportunities, vendor opportunities and much more. To provide such a place, we have taken every reasonable precaution to protect your privacy while you visit our Web site.
You may easily browse most pages and take advantage of their features without divulging any personally identifiable information (termed “personal information” herein) such as your name, address, phone number, fax number or e-mail address to us. However, the Web site does contain offers to sign up for investor relations information, surveys and e-mail notifications as well as submission forms for contacting Universal Distribution Center. Future features may include online promotions, contests, e-newsletters and other such electronic communications and transactions. These popular features may require you, the user, to provide us with personal information. You may choose not to provide Universal Distribution Center with any personal information, but please note you may not be able to use some of the features listed above. If you choose to provide Universal Distribution Center with personal information, Universal Distribution Center will use the information for the express purposes identified in this Privacy Statement at the time it was submitted or collected. Universal Distribution Center will never use your personal information for any other purpose without your authorization and will not sell or rent your personal information to any third parties unaffiliated with Universal Distribution Center except as identified in this Privacy Statement at the time the information was submitted or collected. Universal Distribution Center may, however, supply such information to its employees, affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, representatives and other business partners for the limited purposes discussed below in “All User Information.”
Universal Distribution Center may also be required to disclose your personal information if necessary to act in accordance with legal proceedings; to protect the rights or safety of Universal Distribution Center, its employees or customers; and to satisfy the terms of a merger, acquisition, sale or other transfer of any Universal Distribution Center assets.
Children and Personal Information
With the unregulated and constantly changing environment of the Internet, Universal Distribution Center recognizes the importance of safeguarding access to the personal information of children. For this reason, Universal Distribution Center does not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we should collect personal information from a child under the age of 13 unintentionally, upon notice of such unintentional collection, Universal Distribution Center will immediately dispose of the information. Universal Distribution Center encourages parents, teachers and childcare providers to closely monitor children’s’ online activities.
Universal Distribution Center uses a standard log to measure traffic on its Web site. The log collects technical and general information about online traffic, including Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, commonly-used browser types, number of hits, popular pages, commonly-used operating systems and most popular downloads. These types of technical and general information contain no personally identifiable components and may be used in conjunction with other information, such as user demographics, to compile group, or aggregate, information about our online guests.
All User Information
Information about our online guests is collected for the common purposes of communicating with our guests through e-mail and other means, providing quality customer service to guests who contact us, improving the features of our Web site and enabling access to Web site features such as vendors’ online systems. You will receive e-mail messages from Universal Distribution Center if you sign up to receive our informational e-mails; if you e-mail us any queries or comments regarding Universal Distribution Center or our Web site; or if similar reasons to contact you via e-mail arise.
Access to your information by Universal Distribution Center’s employees, affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, representatives and other business partners will be given on a need-to-know-basis only. If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal information, please visit our Contact Us page and submit an inquiry.
Universal Distribution Center has undertaken several steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized use. Your information is protected by technical and physical security measures, including firewalls and servers at secured sites, and through administrative measures like the continuous active monitoring of our systems. However, please remember that, due to the nature of the Internet, Universal Distribution Center cannot guarantee the unconditional safety of any data you transfer to us electronically including via the Internet or e-mail.
Forward-looking Statements, Investor Relations Information and Content
This Web site has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about Universal Distribution Center. No representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this Web site. The press releases and the reports filed by Universal Distribution Center Stores, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission and listed on the web site speak only as of the respective dates on which they were distributed or filed by Universal Distribution Center Stores, Inc. The contents of these releases and reports can become out-of-date. Universal Distribution Center Stores, Inc. makes no commitment, and disclaims any duty, to update any releases, reports or other information on this site. Universal Distribution Center reserves the right to add, modify or delete any information on this web site at any time.
This web site contains historical and forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements were made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements address the Company’s plans and activities or events which the Company expects will or may occur in the future, such as future capital expenditures, store openings, closings, renovations, expansions and relocations, additional distribution facilities, sales, cost of sales, expenses and earnings and other aspects of the Company’s business and operations.
The Company cautions that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, made by or on behalf of the Company. Certain statements contained on this website are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements address the Company’s plans, activities or events, which the Company expects will or may occur in the future. Various risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to:
1)Competitive factors and pricing pressures, including energy prices,
2)Changes in economic conditions,
3)The impact of acts of war or terrorism,
4)Changes in consumer demand and product mix,
5)Unusual weather, natural disasters or pandemic outbreaks that may impact sales and/or operations,
6)The impact of inflation,
7)Merchandise supply and pricing constraints,
8)Success of merchandising and marketing programs,
9)The Company’s ability to successfully execute its ongoing operational functions,
10)General transportation or distribution delays or interruptions,
11)Dependence on imports,
12)Changes in currency exchange rates, trade restrictions, tariffs, quotas, and freight rates,
13)Success of new store opening programs, costs and delays associated with building, opening and operating new distribution facilities and stores,
14)Costs and/or failure to achieve results associated with the implementation of programs, systems and technology, including merchandising and supply chain processes, store technology, cooler installations and related food programs, Urban Initiative programs, and real estate expansion goals,
15)Changes in food and energy prices and their impact on consumer spending and the Company’s costs,
16)Changes in shrinkage,
17)The Company’s ability to attract and retain employees,
18)Changes in interpretations or applications of accounting principles,
19Failure to comply with covenants governing our indebtedness,
20)Changes in state or federal laws or regulations, including the effects of legislation and regulations on wage levels and entitlement programs,
21)Progress or results of the Company’s review of stock option practices,
22)The impact of any restatement of financial statements of the Company or other actions, charges or costs that may be taken or required as a result of such review,
23)The possibility that the Company will continue to be unable to timely file reports with the SEC, or
24)Litigation and governmental investigations or proceedings resulting from the Company’s stock option practices and/or the results of the Company’s review of those practices.
Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made by the Company on this website and in other documents or statements are qualified by these and other factors, risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” or “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed or to be filed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates which they were made. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized, except as may be required by law.