Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When commenting, subscribing to the newsletter or filling a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Similarly, if you log in through Facebook to comment on our website, we will fetch your email, name and profile picture into our commenting system after your approval.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a contact form or a feedback form on our site. Our newsletter is meant to update our readers with news and articles and does not include any banner; however, contact forms are meant to provide our readers a better service by responding to their queries.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, tweets etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with content, ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
However, Google Chrome user can download opt-out browser add-on from the following link to bypass Google analytics’ tracking. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform Integration
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To respond to your queries.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To send periodic emails in shape of newsletters or certain important announcements.
Who we share your data with
We do not share information with any third party that we collect through the contact form, newsletter subscription, and comments.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
How we protect your data
Your data such as name, email or phone is stored in our databases that are hosted on third party servers where the arrangement protects the data against DDOS attack. You can also notice URL in your browser getting changed from ‘http’ to ‘https’ which shows that your page is secure and data is encrypted. Depending upon your browser, you may also see a locked padlock symbol as well.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In case of a data breach, we inform concerned people and the users as well.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive data from 3rd parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not do automated decision making and/or profiling with user data