Privacy of Children
This Website is not targeted at the users below 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any personally identifiable information from the users who are below the age of 13 years. If you are below 13 years of age, you are requested to cease any further usage of the Website. If we learn that our systems hold any personally identifiable information from any user below 13 years of age without verified parental consent, we shall take immediate steps to remove all such information from our servers.
Personal Information – Collection and Use
You can browse this Website as a guest. However, when you register on the Website in order to use the features reserved for a member, we collect certain personal information from you, including without limitation, your name, location, email address, and your preferred password. This personal information will help us to identify you when you use different features on the Website, such as creating polls, posting comments or messages, participating in discussions, etc.
We use your personal information to provide you with customized and efficient services. We collect only that much personal information as is required to provide you with efficient services. Your email is used to (a) verify your account; (b) send you important information, news and updates on the Website; (c) send certain marketing emails to you, which may be of interest to you (you may opt not to receive marketing emails by sending us an email or by clicking 'Unsubscribe' link, which is mentioned at the end of all our emails.
Only your user name (and not your real name), in connection with the polls you create and messages you post in discussions, will be available to the visitors on the Website. We may redistribute any information posted on the Website.
We do not sell, distribute, or rent out your personal information. All your personal information is used in strict compliance with the applicable law as well as the provisions of this Policy.
Non-Personal Information – Collection and Use
We may also collect certain non-personal information during your usage of this. Such information may include, without limitation, usage data, server log information, the type of browser used to access this Website, the Operating System installed on your computer system, your Internet Protocol (IP) Address, IP Address of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), etc.
This information is generally used to (a) improve our Website quality and design; (b) improve our customer services; (c) provide you with customized services; (d) prevent repeat login during the same session; (e) in-house research and audit purposes by analyzing the user preferences and trends, etc.
We may share this non-personally identifiable information with our advertisers, who may deliver targeted advertisements based on your preferences.
Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters, which are deposited on your computer system while you are using our Website. Cookies are harmless files and provide no personal information about you. These are essentially used (a) to save time by preventing repeat login while you visit different pages in the same session, (b) to keep track of advertisements, (c) for marketing purposes, (d) to uniquely identify your browser, (e) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, (f) monitor aggregate metrics, like total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc., and (g) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
You may opt not to receive our cookies by managing your Browser Preferences / Options. However, doing so will limit your experience with the features and functionality of this Website. We strongly advise you to accept our cookies and enjoy all the features of this Website.
We may also deploy industry-standard tracking technology. In this respect, we use Web Beacons (also called Clear GIFs) to track usage patterns and collect other non-personal information about use of the Website. These clear GIF files are sent in HTML-based emails sent to you to track which emails are opened by the recipients.
Third Party Links
This Website may also contain links to third party websites belonging to our advertisers, partners or affiliates. We do not exercise any control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of such linked third party websites. Your access to the linked websites shall be governed by the terms and conditions and privacy practices of such linked websites. We shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your access or use of such linked websites.
The third party websites may also use technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, etc., to measure their effectiveness of their advertising campaign and to personalize their advertisement content. If you respond to any of the advertisements appearing on this Website, the advertisers may use such technologies to collect certain non-personal information about you.
We do not disclose any personal information about our users to such third party advertisers without your prior consent. We may obtain your consent either specifically in writing or offer you an opt-in / opt-out feature where you can make a choice.
You may also opt out of behavioral targeting through the opt-out link located at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
This Website participates in the Digital Advertising Alliance's (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may also opt-out of certain advertisements by following this link http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We strongly advise you to go through the privacy policies of such linked websites to learn more about their information collection and usage practices.
We have deployed industry-standard physical and technological safeguards to secure your data from unauthorized access. However, despite our best efforts, we cannot ensure foolproof security to your data due to advancement of technology in the hands of hackers.
We are in full compliance with the applicable laws and legal processes that govern the disclosure of personal and non-personal information of the users in our servers and systems. Therefore, we may disclose your information under the following circumstances:
- Disclosure to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses, persons or agencies in connection with the limited purpose of outsourcing of technical functions associated with the Website. However, such third parties shall be subject to separate Confidentiality Agreements limiting them from using the disclosed information only for certain specified purposes.
- Disclosure of any and all information in pursuance of any legal requirement (e.g., response to subpoena or search warrant).
- Disclosure of any and all information to internal/external auditors in furtherance of investigations into alleged fraud / illegality being committed on or through the Website.
- Disclosure made by the user to anyone on any public or private forum, e.g., social media websites, blogs, forums, discussion boards, etc.
- Disclosure to the successor-in-interest in the event of sale or part-sale of the Website.
This Website is hosted in the United States, and thus, governed by the applicable privacy laws of the United States of America. If you are a user accessing the Website from the European Union (EU), Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, kindly note that through your continued use of this Website, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to such transfer.
For any questions concerning your online privacy, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.