This website collects certain information about its visitors. The server logs IPs (numerical labels assigned to devices on the Internet) and pages requested by corresponding devices. In some cases an IP can be used to determine the physical location of the device. This is standard practice and common configuration of a web server that is the same as on millions of websites. The possible abuse of such data is generally offset by the ISPs providing dynamic IPs for residential customers.
We, at UPL respect and protect the privacy of our users. We do not use any of the information we collect, and we do not collect any information to identify the people accessing our website. We make no attempts to do so. We also do not share any of this information with third parties.
We may share any information we have with third parties
- to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
- to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations,
- to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues,
- to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of ourselves, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Our task is dual: on one hand we have to publish enough information so that the person can think “that may be my money,” and on the other hand we must somehow protect the person’s privacy by any means within our reach.
We try to de-personalize our data by uniting records with same name on one page and displaying properties, as if they belonged to that “general” person. We also simply publish an insufficient amount of information for improper use. We guide the person who visits our website to the state body that handles unclaimed property, so the immediate next step is filling out the paperwork for the claim through one of the government channels.
The information on our website can be of sensitive financial nature, painful, or for some other reason un-welcome here by the owners of the property. We try to satisfy removal requests within the same business day.
To request information to be removed from our website please send an email to [email protected] and include either the URL (the web address that is shown in the address bar of most browsers) of the page that shows the information to be removed and the name on the record or the index of the record.
However, information about the money in possession of the State Treasuries is considered public records, and it is the only possible way to run the mechanism of reporting and retrieving the properties. For this reason, it is inevitable that this information can be found in several different places on the Internet. Removing any information from our website will not protect your privacy.
We try to comply with state regulations regarding the publication of this information. If you notice an error, please report it by sending an email to [email protected] and include the relevant details.
When contacting others by almost any modern means of communication one inevitably reveals certain information about himself or herself. Phones display the caller’s number and, of course, you can see who sent the email. So when you contact us we will have your email address, and we will use it to reply to your message. We will not, however, share it with third parties, unless required to do so in the same situations as described above. We do not use these email addresses for un-solicited advertising.
If you find an inconsistencies please report them by email to [email protected] and we will address the issue shortly.