Privacy Policy

Who we are

Universal Services is a contractor located in Hastings, Minnesota. Our website address is usi-universal.com

We also own JDR Technologies and Universal Traffic Control. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any information you submit to us via contact forms will be stored indefinitely in our website. This data will not be sent anywhere else. 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics in order to improve our website’s User Experience and track conversions.

 

Who we share your data with

Your data will not be shared with anyone outside of our immediate family of companies (including Universal Services, JDR Technologies, and Universal Traffic Control).

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

 

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any confidential data is automatically encrypted. Your data is never sold to any other company or individual.

Website Storage

Our website is hosted in a dedicated environment, with servers located in Texas. Website data will only be seen by company employees and a trusted web design team. 

 

Universal Services is headquartered in Hastings, MN with our North facility in Rogers, MN. We currently install over 3000 job sites per year consisting of partnerships with Fortune 100 companies down to small private entities. Our services have diversified over the years to ensure that our customers have the availability to receive multiple services while dealing with one primary service provider.

JDR Technologies has been building and maintaining cellular site locations for two decades, utilizing industry-leading technology and planning to maintain reliable towers. JDR’s turnkey solutions and commitment to service make tower management easy.

The Traffic Control team at Universal Traffic Control performs vital functions for any safe construction zone. UTC offers a full range of traffic control services including signage, barriers, supervisors, and flaggers for internal and external construction projects.