Third Party Advertising
We have third party companies serving third party advertisements on our websites and all other sites that we advertise upon. These third-party companies use the information of your visits to our sites. Whenever these advertisements are served to you, the third-party companies place their unique cookies on the user’s browser when they visit the site or the sites on which we have our ads. Moreover, the site may use web beacons that are provided by third-party advertising companies in order to manage the online advertising. The web beacons allow the site to identify cookies when an individual user visits the site and also to identify the banner ad that brought the user to the website.
IP Address. We collect the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the user, which assists in identifying the problems with our server, and to manage the issues. An IP address is a number that is allocated to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is used in recognizing you during a fixed session and to gather data, based on demographics.
Cookies. Cookies are small data parts designed by a web server, disseminated through a web browser, and stored on the computer of the user. Cookies provide a means for websites visited by the user to track the online preferences and patterns of the user, as well as identify the user as a return visitor. These also make your web experience customization probable, so that you need not re-enter all the information upon each visit to a website. Visiting this site will mean you will need to accept the cookies upon your visit to the site in order to access all the features and functions of the site.
Web Beacons. These are a programming code used in displaying an image on a web page. Web beacons are also used in transferring an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and link the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. Web beacons allow tracking some of the websites individual online visits. The same are used in regulating products and services that an individual may be interested in and tracking the online behavioral patterns of the users for marketing purposes.
Usage Tracking and Log Files. We track related information about all the web pages viewed by the members along with every hyperlink clicked by the user while visiting our sites or viewing our emails. Log files helps in monitoring and tracking member usage.
Collection of personal information
The website may collect, use, and store these following types of information:
(a) information about your laptop or computer, the use of this website along with your IP address, location, browser version and type, operating system, referral source, length of the visit, page views and website navigation paths;
(b) information provided by you during the registration with our website;
(c) information provided by you while subscribing to our newsletters or/and email notifications, including your name and email address;
(d) information provided during completing your profile on the website that includes your name, gender, profile pictures, date of birth, interests and hobbies, relationship status, educational details and employment details;
(e) information with regards to any purchases on our website any other transactions that you enter into through our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address and card details;
(f) information provided when using the services on our website, or that is created during the use of those services such as the timing, frequency and pattern of service use;
(g) information related to any communication that is sent to us or sent through our website, including the communication content and metadata related to the communication;
(h) information that is posted on our website for publication on the internet such as your user name, profile pictures and the content of your posts; and
(i) any other personal information that has been selected by you to send us.
It is important to get the consent of another person prior to the disclosure of his or her personal information to us.
No Information Collected from Children.
Releasing personal information
Using personal information
All the personal information received by us through the website will only be used for specific purposes mentioned in this policy.
We may use the personal information provided by you to:
(a) manage the website and business;
(b) modify the website for you;
(c) allow your use of the available services on the website;
(d) send you goods bought through our website;
(e) supply to you services bought through our website;
(f) send invoices, statements, and payment reminders to you, and collect back payments from you;
(g) send non-marketing communications;
(h) send the user notices via emails that you have specifically requested;
(i) send our email newsletter, if the same have been requested
(you can also notify us to stop the newsletter, in case you no longer wish to receive the newsletter in the future);
(j) send you marketing communications related to our business, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can also notify us to stop the marketing communication, if you no longer want to receive the marketing communication in the future);
(k) offer statistical information to third parties about the users
(but those third parties will not recognize any one user from the given information);
(l) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about the user relating to the website;
(m) keep the website secured and safeguard the same from any fraud;
(n) confirm compliance with the terms and conditions governing the website’s use (this includes monitoring sent private messages through the private messaging service of the website).
If you have submitted any personal information to be published on the website, we will publish the content and or else utilize the provided information in agreement with the license that you have granted to us. You can use the privacy settings to stop the publication of the information provided by you to our site and this can be done by using the privacy controls on the website.
It is to be noted here that we will not publish any of your personal information to any third-party companies for purposes such as direct marketing, without your consent.
Every financial transaction of our website is carried forward by our payment service provider. We would share the personal information of our user only to the extent required for the use of payment processing needed for purchase purposes such as refund of payments, dealing with complaints and queries.
We may disclose your personal information:
(a) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(b) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(c) to the purchaser
(or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are
(or are contemplating) selling;
(d) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
(including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(e) to any person who we believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for revealing of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order reveal of that personal information.
We utilize standard industry regulations for the protection and safeguard of the personal information and uses standard security measures for the loss, modification, and misuse of the information. But it is should be noted that the amount of transmitted data over the Internet, or the storage method is not completely secure. Yet, we do our best to protect and safeguard your personal information, but we do not guarantee its complete security. Moreover, while we make every effort to ensure the security and integrity of the systems and networks are safeguarded and not bargained with, we cannot guarantee that the security measures would prevent the third-party hackers from obtaining any of the personal information, illegally.