Third Party Advertising
We have third party companies that provide us with third party advertisements on our websites and other such sites where we advertise. Third-party companies use the information of the user’s visits to our websites. Whenever these ads are served to the user, the third-party companies place their unique cookies on the user’s browser when they visit the site. In addition, the website might use web beacons that are provided by third-party advertising companies to supervise the online advertising. These web beacons allow the website to identify cookies whenever the user visits the website and are also able to recognize the banner ads, which brought the user to the website.
We collect the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the user, which assists us in identifying any problem with our server. This also helps us in managing certain server-based issues. An IP address is a number assigned to the user’s computer when they use the Internet. This IP address is used in recognizing the user during an online session and is also used in collection of data, depending on the demographics.
Cookies are small data parts that are designed by a web server. These are distributed through a web browser and stored on the computer of the user. Cookies assist in tracking the online preferences of the user and helps in recognizing the user as a return visitor. In addition, cookies also customize the web experiences so that the user does not have to add in every information every time they visit the website. The users who are visiting this site need to accept the cookies upon their visit to the site to get access to all the features of the site.
Web beacons are programming codes that are used in presenting an image on a web page. These are also used in transferring the unique user identification of the user, which are in the form of cookies to a database and linking the individual to the acquired information in a database. Web beacons helps in tracking some of the online visits of the user to the website. This tracking process helps in regulating products and services that an individual may be interested in.
Usage Tracking and Log Files
We keep record of information of web pages viewed by the visitors. In addition, we keep track of all the information with every hyperlink that are clicked by the user when they visit our sites or when they view our emails. Log files helps us in monitoring and tracking member usage.
We may collect personal information for the following reasons:
(a) the information provided by the user while registering with our website;
(b) the information provided by the user while subscribing to our newsletters or/and email notifications;
(c) the information that may relate to any purchase made on our website or any other transactions that the user may enter through the website. This information may include the user’s name, email address, physical address, telephone number, and debit or credit card details;
(d) the information provided by the user while using any of the services on the website. This information may include frequency, timing, and pattern of service use;
(e) the information about the user’s laptop or computer, location, the use of this website along with the IP address of the user, referral source, operating system, browser version and type, length of the visit, website navigation paths, and page views;
(f) the information related to any communication sent through our website or sent to us. This may include content or metadata related to the communication;
(g) the information posted by the user on our website for publication on the Internet. This information may include the username, profile pictures, and other content of the user’s posts;
(h) the information provided by the user at the time of completing their profile on the website. This information may include name, date of birth, gender, address, interests and hobbies, relationship status, profile pictures, educational details and employment details;
(i) any other personal information sent to us by the user.
Use of personal information
Your personal information, received through the website, will be only be used under certain circumstances that are mentioned in the policy.
We may use the personal information provided by the user to:
(a) manage the business and website and make modifications to it;
(b) allow your use of website services;
(c) send the goods and offer the services to you that were bought on our website;
(d) send statements, reminders, and invoices of payments to you
(e) collect back payments from the user;
(f) send non-marketing communications;
(g) send notifications via e-mails that are specifically requested by the user;
(h) send the website’s email newsletter when these are specifically requested by the user. The user can also intimate the website if they do not wish to receive the newsletter;
(i) send marketing communications related to our business, either by an e-mail or post, whichever way is specifically requested by the user (also, the user can notify the website to stop sending them the marketing communications);
(j) provide information on third party’s statistics about the users (the third parties will not be able to recognize any user from the information provided);
(k) deal with complaints and inquiries made by or about the user about to the website;
(l) protect website from any fraudulent activities;
(m) check agreement with the terms and conditions for the use of the website, including monitoring and analyzing the private messages sent through the private messaging service of the website.
No information collected from children
We may disclose your personal information in cases when:
(a) it comes to any ongoing legal proceedings;
(b) it comes to the extent that it must be done so by law;
(c) we need to give the information to a prospective buyer/ buyer of any business that we are (or are considering) selling;
(d) we are establishing, exercising or protecting our legal rights (including providing information for purposes such as prevention falling credit risk and of fraudulent activities);
(e) we think a person may apply to a capable authority or court for disclosing personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such authority or court would likely order for the disclose of that personal information.
We use standard industry directions for protecting and safeguarding individual data. We also use standard safety measures for any misuse, modification, change, or loss of the data. Moreover, it should be noticed that the measure of information transmission over the Internet, or the method of storage of data is not completely secure. However, we make it our best effort to ensure and protect your personal information, yet we do not guarantee the total security of the same. Also, while we make sure to offer complete security of the networks and systems, we do not guarantee that these security measures would make the third-party hackers from obtaining the personal information, unlawfully.