Company respects the privacy of its users and is committed to protect it in all respects. With a view to offer most enriching and holistic internet experience to its users, Company offers a vast repository of Online Content. The information about the user as collected by Company is: (a) information supplied by users and (b) information automatically tracked while navigation (Information).
By using Company’s website or its services, you consent to collection, storage, use and disclosure of the personal information you provide (including any changes thereto as provided by you) for any of the services that we offer.
We collect information to provide better services to all of our website visitors, including determining what types of editorial content and the products and services offered on our website which are of the most interest and relevant to you.
To avail certain sites / services on our websites, users are required to provide certain information for the registration process that may include but not limited to:- a) your name, b) email address, c) sex, d) age, e) PIN code , f) Phone numbers g) credit card or debit card details h) medical records and history i) sexual orientation, j) biometric information, k) password etc., and / or your occupation, interests, and the like. The Information as supplied by the users enables us to improve our sites and provide you the most user-friendly experience.
Email Communications: We may use the information that you submit to send you email communications, such as newsletters, information about the site, alerts, and promotional messages from advertising partners.
All required information is service dependent and Company may use the above said user information to, maintain, protect, and improve its services (including advertising services) and for developing new services.
Such information will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and accessible in the public domain or is furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005, any rules made there under or any other law for the time being in force.
In the event the Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIRD-PARTY SOURCES
This type of information is collected anonymously by approved third-party partners (such as online marketing firms, research companies, social media companies, ad targeting firms, and other partners). None of the information collected by these sources contains any Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This type of information includes but is not limited to:
- Demographic information (gender, age, HHI, job title, interests, etc.)
- Advertising information (clicks, interactions, post-impression performance data)
- Social networking information (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Research information (data collected from any partners)
COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
To improve the responsiveness of the sites for our users, we may use “cookies”, or similar electronic tools to collect information to assign each visitor a unique, random number as a user identification (User ID) to understand the user’s individual interests using the identified computer. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply (an example of this is when you ask for our Personalised Horoscope). A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads), a process that we do not control.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our site. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our site to the interests of our users, to measure traffic within our site and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
Web Beacons: We (or our partners) may use technologies called web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed. These web beacons may be used for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of the Services and in conjunction with cookies to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you.
COMMUNICATION WITH EXPERTS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS TO THE WEBSITE
LINK TO THIRD PARTY SITES
When we present information to our advertisers — to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our website — it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our site. When you register with Company, we contact you from time to time about updation of your content to provide the users such features that we believe may benefit you.
a) When it is requested or required by law or by any court or governmental agency or authority to disclose, for the purpose of verification of identity, or for the prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, or for prosecution and punishment of offences. These disclosures are made in good faith and belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary for enforcing these Terms; for complying with the applicable laws and regulations.
ACCESSING AND UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you use Company’s websites, we make good faith efforts to provide you, as and when requested by you, with access to your personal information and shall further ensure that any personal information or sensitive personal data or information found to be inaccurate or deficient shall be corrected or amended as feasible, subject to any requirement for such personal information or sensitive personal data or information to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
All information gathered on Company is securely stored within the Company controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Any complaints or concerns with regards to content or to report any abuse of laws or breach of these terms may be taken up with the designated grievance officer by sending an email to email@example.com
STORING YOUR DATA
Our retention periods for personal data are based on business needs and legal requirements. We retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the processing purpose(s) for which the information was collected, and any other permissible, related purpose. For example, we may retain certain correspondence and transaction details until the time limit for claims arising from the transaction has expired, or to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the retention of such data. When personal data is no longer needed, we either irreversibly anonymize the data (and we may further retain and use the anonymized information) or securely destroy the data.
You hereby agree and acknowledge that you are aware that you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a subscription to the Website’s services or any other content, product, or service offered by the Company through the Website. If you are less than 18 years of age and want to make any such purchase, please ask your parent or guardian to complete the purchase on your behalf.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION
Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident or from where you subscribed to the Website. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective). We offer services and have subscribers on a global scale, except the European Union, hence when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of the countries around the world.
You hereby acknowledge that the personal data that You submit for publication/ share through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
Children Under 18: We do not knowingly target advertising to, or collect information from children under the age of 18.
Redressal Mechanism: Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer via email signed with the electronic signature to:
We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint: –
a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.
b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
c) Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
d) The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.
e) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
f) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice of copyright infringement is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.
Last updated on 19 February, 2020.