Effective from September 1, 2015
This Policy discloses what information we collect about you and how do we use it. We also detail below our security policy which describes how your sensitive personal information is protected both electronically and physically.
Information that we may collect from you and about you
We may collect personal and personally identifiable information from you while you use our Site and/or the Services. The information may need to be submitted during registration or may be asked by us at a later stage or may be captured automatically by our systems, depending on your use of the Site and/or the Services. Some of the information that is sought from you must be provided and some is optional.
In addition to the above information, we also gather names and email addresses of people who contact us through our Site with questions about us or the Services. We collect this information for the sole purpose of responding to such inquiries and do not use the contact information unless consented to by those people.
We also collect information about your computer and your visits to our Site, such as your IP addresses, MAC IDs (or any other similar unique identifier), geographical location, browser type, length of visit, and page views through the use of log files.
We use this information in the provision, maintenance, administration of our Site and Services, research and analysis for improving our Site and Services, to evaluate the success of particular marketing/advertising campaigns, search engine optimization strategies, marketing activities, and for keeping a record of the transactions entered into through the Site. We maintain such information in our logs. We also use such information for optimizing our Site.
No personal or personally identifiable information about any user that is collected by the us will ever be used in any manner that is contrary to applicable laws and regulations.
We may use third party service providers for collecting payment of fees and other charges from you for the Services. You may be required to provide your credit card, debit card, bank details, personal details, etc., to these service providers to enable the service providers to process payment of your subscription fees and other charges payable by you to us. Though these service providers are legally and contractually required to keep your information private and secure, we have no control over the nature and amount of your information required, stored, processed or dealt with by these service providers and/or the process, systems or security measures adopted by these service providers and/or the terms and policies of these services providers (or any changes to the same). We assume no responsibility in this regard. It is your obligation to read, understand and agree to the terms and policies of the service providers prior to providing your information.
How and When Your Information Is Shared With Other Parties
We may share your information with law enforcement or other government agencies as required by law or for the purposes of limiting fraud. We reserve the right to disclose your personal and personally identifiable information when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
We work with a number of trusted partners which also includes our subsidiaries, affiliates and group companies that perform vital functions as part of our operations. Information is shared with these third parties only to the extent necessary for us to provide, maintain, administer our Site and Services, for research and analysis purposes for improving our Site and Services, to evaluate the success of particular marketing/advertising campaigns, search engine optimization strategies, marketing activities of the Site and Services, for keeping a record of the transactions entered into through the Site, and/or for protection of legal rights. Our partners, subsidiaries, affiliates and group companies with whom we may share your information are legally and contractually required to keep your information private and secure.
We may share your information in case of transfer or potential transfer of our business, in which case the transferee will be legally and contratually required to keep your information private and secure.
For the aforesaid purposes, subject to compliance with US laws, we may transfer your information to a jurisdiction outside of US whose privacy or data protection laws may be less protective than that of US.
You can view and change/update your information
You can access all of your personal and personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by visiting your profile in the Profile section of our application. You can view your profile data only when you are logged-in to the application. If you need to change any other information in your profile, or if you have any questions relating to your privacy, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications from our Site
When you register on our Site you will receive emails that confirm specific actions you requested. You will receive e-mail notifications confirming your registration, the successful verification of email addresses, and other information that requires verification or confirmation. We may also send you responses to emails you send us or queries posted by you, if applicable. From time to time, we may also send user surveys, requests for user feedback regarding your experience of the Site or Services or marketing offers. The completion of these surveys or requests for feedback or acceptance of any offer is strictly voluntary.
At a minimum, we require 6 characters in your password. We save your passwords using strong encryption algorithms so that it is highly secure. We have also instituted secure steps by which you can regain access to your account should you forget your password, including the use of a captcha. Your password is not known to any employee or third party with whom we may partner, and we will never ask for your password as a means of identifying yourself. You should never share your password with anyone, and if you ever receive an email purporting to come from us that asks for your password, you should immediately report this development to email@example.com
Web-related Information Collection
More importantly, using cookies also helps us protect the security of your account. Session ID cookies follow your activities on our site so that we can ensure that no one is making changes to your profile on your behalf.
We may send a cookie that can be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of our web site, to improve its usability and for evaluating our marketing effectiveness as described above. We may also use that information to recognize your computer when you visit our web site (if you select the “remember me on this computer” option, and to personalize our web site for you. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector). Blocking cookies, however, can also have a negative impact on the usability of our Site and Services.
Cookies may have long-term expiration dates, or none, and thus can stay in your hard drive for months at a time. While you can remove them as instructed by the help content in your chosen browser, disabling cookies will prevent you from using our site. As with many transactional web sites, cookies must be enabled in order to use our site.
Compliance with Laws
Since we and the Site are resident in the USA we comply with all applicable US laws. US laws require us to keep your personal and sensitive information private and take adequate security measures for keeping your personal and sensitive information secure. We may also be required to maintain your personal and sensitive information with us for a given period of time in order to be compliant with applicable laws. We take all steps to ensure compliance with all applicable laws at all times.
We have in place adequate safeguards for protecting your personal and sensitive information through strict policies and procedures, both electronically and physically. All data collected by us is considered highly confidential, and is maintained in a password protected environment. The security of the data is achieved through a combination of network firewalls and servers with hardened operating systems. All our systems and servers are housed in a secure facility. Access to the systems and servers, both physical and electronic, is controlled and sanctioned by one of our high-ranking officer.
Changes to this Policy