3. Information collected by the Website
3.1. Personally identifiable information
The information collected from You by the Company may constitute ‘Personal Information’ or ‘sensitive personal data or information’ as defined under the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules, 2011 (“SPI Rules”). Personally Identifiable Information mean any information that may be used to uniquely identify an individual, including but not limited to the following:
The aforementioned shall collectively be referred to as “Personal Information”. Personal Information will also include any personally identifiable information provided by You in any form during any interaction or communication with Us or any other users of Our Website.
When You use Our Website, We collect and store Your Personal Information in order to record, support and facilitate Your participation in the activities You select, track Your preferences, to provide You with a customized browsing experience, to notify You of any updated information and new activities and other related functions offered by the Website, keep You informed about latest content available on the Website, special offers, and other facilities, products and services of the Website, to assist You with customer service or technical support issues, to follow up with You after Your visit. For the aforesaid purpose, We only collect such Personal Information that We consider relevant to understand You or Your interests.
3.2. Information we collect during access and use of Our Website:
Apart from any Personal Information provided by You, We may also collect certain non-personal and/or technical information through third-party sources, platforms (such as social networking websites, databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms) and other channels.
3.3. Information we collect from other sources
We may access information about You from third-party sources and platforms (such as social networking websites, databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms), including:
Please note that the Website may combine the information that We collect with information We obtain from third party sources.
In addition to the above, We may collect information about how You use Our Website such as the date and time You visit the Website, the sections or pages of the Website that You visit, the amount of time You spend viewing the Website, the number of times You return to the Website, visits to Website outside Our network, and other click-stream data. Some of this data may be shared with partners who referred You to Our Website and who will use the data to optimize who else they refer to Our Website. Sometimes this data can be shared with partners who help Us deliver ads to You on Websites not controlled by Us.
The aforementioned information herein collected by Us under Clause 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 are collectively referred to as “Information”.
4. How will Information be used
We use the Information to understand Your needs and accordingly facilitate Our services and route You through the relevant information that meets Your need. We do not sell, rent, trade or exchange any Personal Information of Our Users. We may provide the Information to Our affiliates and service providers under contract (such as customer care, data analytics) to support the operation of the Website and Our services. To the extent We use Your Personal Information to market to You, We will provide You the ability to opt-out of such uses.
4.1. Technical and functional management
We use technical data such as Your IP address to help diagnose problems and resolve issues related to functionality of the Website.
4.2. Improvement of Website
We aggregate and analyze the Information that We collect and may use the same to monitor and analyze use of the Website, to increase Our Website's functionality, and to better tailor Our Content and design to suit Our Users/visitors needs so as to provide them with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Website.
4.3 Request Fulfillment & to improve customer service
We may also use the Information that We collect to fulfill Your requests for products, services, and information, which helps Us respond to Your customer service requests and support needs, more efficiently. For example, We may also use Information in the aggregate to understand how Our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on Our Website.
4.4. Email Communications w.r.t Marketing and Newsletters etc.
We may use the Information that We collect to send You e-mail communications, such as editorial updates, information about changes to the Website, newsletters, marketing and promotional messages about Our own or Our marketing partners' products and services that may be of interest to You. It may also be used to respond to Your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If You signed up for one of Our email newsletters, We will also send You the newsletters that You requested. If You decide to opt-in to Our mailing list, You will receive emails that may include Company’s news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, We include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact Us via Our Website.
In order to provide Our Users/visitors with free access to Our content, We display advertisements on the Website, many of which are targeted based on information about You. For example, using Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other sources, We may use demographic data or information about Your online activities or interests to display targeted advertising that may be relevant to Your preferences. Through this process, advertisers reach Website visitors who are most interested in their products and You see advertising for products or services in which You may be interested.
In addition to the uses identified above, We may use the Information that We collect for any other purposes disclosed to You at the time We collect Your Information.
5. Disclosure of Information to Others
5.1. Legal Requests and/or Compliance with Applicable Laws
We co-operate with law enforcement and regulatory inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect You and the community. Therefore, in response to a verified request by any statutory authority including but not limited to law enforcement agency or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, We may (and You authorize Us to) disclose, as per the applicable laws, some of Your Personal Information as is reasonably necessary to respond /comply with the statutory mandate including but not limited to court orders, or other legal process. We may access, use, transfer or disclose Your Personal Information to third parties such as government or law enforcement authorities or private parties, if it is legally and statutorily required to do so under any of the following conditions:
In case of any illegal, ethical or legally actionable activity, We may use IP address or other device identifiers, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such as internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such Information to third parties, all in Our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to You. However, We shall not sell, share or rent the Personal Information to any third party or use any users e-mail id for sending any unsolicited mails.
5.2. Other Corporate Entities
5.3. Internal Service Providers
5.4. With Users’ explicit consent
We do not sell or rent Users’ Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes, but with Your explicit consent, We may disclose Your Personal Information (i) to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes; (iii) to send You promotions, notifications, or other services. However, the Users have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing communications about the Company/Website.
6. Protection and Security Information collected by the Website
We take Our security responsibilities very seriously and take all reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect Your Information once We have received them. We use Website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect Our Website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.
We also have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the laws prevalent in India to protect Personal Information about You and, accordingly, We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Your Personal Information, username, information and data stored on Our Website in compliance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, to ensure the protection and preservation of Your privacy. In addition to the above, We, on best endeavor basis, try to limit access to Personal Information of Our users to only such users who We believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to You. However, no data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Information You transmit to Us and You understand that any Information that You share is done at Your own risk.
7. Retention of Information
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You expressly understand that under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall We be liable to You or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, resulting from circumstances, including but not limited to: (i) unauthorized access to or alteration of Information; (ii) any unauthorized access to or use of Our secure servers and/or any and all Information stored therein.
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