PRIVACY POLICY

Indiansingulf.in  is the digital face of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Middle East.

We wish to bring to our readers bring readers the most comprehensive and exclusive boutique of content curated for exclusivity, genuineness and value across various genres for the Indian diaspora. A unique bouquet of news and analysis every day.

Indiansingulf.in will feature some of the best content, focused on regional interests, and tagged to the respective country’s rich heritage and culture and curated for the changing times and context. Our vision is to inform, engage and entertain readers with a wide variety of content that is both timely and accurate. Our target is the Indian community spread far and wide across the GCC with an intent to unite them across a common digital portal with shared interests, opinions and concerns. A connection beyond boundaries within the GCC and beyond.

Indiansingulf.in assures its esteemed readers of its practices and commitment to maintaining robust privacy protection for its users. This statement governs your use of the site, its content and other services (collectively called the Service).

Our Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the data you provide us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our services.

For purposes of this agreement, Service refers to the our service which can be accessed via our website at www.indiansingulf.in ('Site') or through our iOS and android mobile and tablet applications in which users engage with our site.

The terms 'we', 'us', and 'our' refer to the US.

The terms 'You' or 'your' refers to YOU, as a user of Service.

By accepting our Privacy Policy, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is part and parcel of the Terms of Use for the Services. We respect the privacy of our users and are committed to protect it in all respects.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for a Service may require you to use a username and a password. You may supply us with certain personal information, including but not restricted to a unique email address, date of birth, gender, interests, country. The Company may verify your email address before your account can be used.

You may use a third party account like facebook, twitter and gmail etc with your registration. By associating your accounts, you are giving these third parties permission to send us certain information from your profile. The information sent to us by them depends on your privacy settings with those third parties.

You agree to provide truthful and complete information when you register for the Service and to keep that information updated. You are personally responsible for any use of the Service.

You can cancel your registration with the Company at any time, as well as sever the third party accounts.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect 'Non-Personal Information' and 'Personal Information'. Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes and is limited to details which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site.

 

  1. Information collected via Technology

To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your email address. To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the 'referring URL'), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.

The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.

  1. Information you provide us by registering for an account

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile. You can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and creating a user name and a password. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address in accordance with this.

 

  1. Log File Information

We automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, mobile number , etc, when you visit the Website / Service. We automatically receive and log information from your browser , including your computer’s name , your operating system, browser type and version , IP address , CPU Speed and connection speed. We may also collect log information from your device , including your location , IP Address, your device’s name , device’s serial number or unique identification number ( e.g. UDiD on your iOS device ) If you access the services from a mobile or other device, geo-location data or other transactional information for that device

 

HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our privacy policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used

  • to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users and provide technical support;
  • to send you information , promotions , and updates including marketing and advertising materials in relation to our Services and those of third party organizations selected by us. We will only do this where we believe that our services maybe of interest to you and your consent to being provided with such information. We rely on legitimate business interest as the legal basis to promote our Services to you;
  • to prevent fraud or other potentially illegal activities ( including copyright infringement ) and to block disruptive users and protect the safety of the users of our services. The legal basis for this protection of our business against potential risks;
  • to enforce our terms of service. The legal basis for this being the assertion and protection of legal rights – ours and of others;

Non-Personal Information:

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyse use patterns on the Site.

This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

We do not normally solicit sensitive personal information of any kind other than those specifically requested at the time of registration.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

 

CHILDREN USING OUR SERVICES

Except where otherwise indicated we do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under the age 13. If you are aged 13 or under, we request that you do not provide us with information relating to you or others. Please seek the guidance of your parents or guardian before using our Services.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child aged under 16 and you become aware that your child has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us as given below. We will delete such information from our records within a reasonable time.

Depending on the service we may also seek to obtain the consent of your parent or guardian if you are under the age 18.

 

HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

 

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us in the 'Settings' section of the Site. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

 

CONTENT

Before downloading or accessing any content, please check if it is potentially 'offensive' or 'adult' content. Indiansingulf.in shall not be responsible for any claims or offense caused or suffered by you accessing such content.

You agree:

 To not use the Content available to you on the Site ('Content') for commercial

 Not to copy, remove, alter or interfere with any usage

 Not to use automated systems or means other than those provided by us for selection or downloading of Content;

 Not to give out your password or otherwise allow other people to access the

 The Content is owned and controlled by indiansingulf.in  and is protected by intellectual laws.

The third party Content provider is solely responsible for any Content it provides. Indiansingulf.in may be acting as an agent for third party Content provider in providing the Content to you but is not a party to the transaction.

 

FEEDBACK

When you submit feedback or proposals indiansingulf.in through the Service or other means, you acknowledge and agree that we may have similar development ideas to the feedback. You should not give out confidential information about of yourself or any other party. We may freely use, develop and modify feedback for any purpose and that there will be no compensation for such feedback.

 

ADVERTISEMENTS

Service may include advertisements. Advertisements may be targeted to the content or information stored on the Service, queries made through the Service, or other information.

We would, from time-to-time, pre-fill forms required by advertisers by using data you frequently use on our site. We do this to help you save time from re-entering frequently used information. We will, however, never send any consent information to advertisers or partners of our site without your explicit statement of intent whether it is through having you click a button or otherwise.

 

COOKIES

Cookies help us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are necessary to enable you to navigate the Site. We use cookies to better the website’s functionality by identifying your preferences etc. We also use cookies to help us enhance performance of our Site. We do not sell information collected by our cookies or disclose this information to third parties.

Most modern browsers allow you to turn off cookies ( including essential cookies ) or change your cookie settings. If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your browser. However switching off cookies may restrict your use of the Website and /or affect the way in which the website operates. Also if you do this you may not be able to use all Services on our website and you may see more pop- ups and other intrusive advertising , as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will still however be able to view editorial content.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Service, Content and Software are protected under the copyright laws. Indiansingulf.in claims copyrights in its Service, Content, and Software to the maximum extent of the law.

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Service, we may provide links to other websites or applications. Some of our services carry embedded content controlled by third parties for services such as social sharing, recommended stories, commenting/reviewing and displaying video or images. When you interact with these services they may collect information from and about you and your interaction with their content.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting link on our Site or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

Further we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit or use the Website or Services. These companies may use information ( not including your name , email address ) about your visits or use of a particular website, mobile application or services, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.  

Further Indiansingulf.in may present information to allow social sharing functionality. If you log in or connect to indiansingulf.in with a social media service account , we may share your user name , picture , and likes , as well as your activities and comments with other Service users and with your friends associated with your social media account. We may also share the information with the Social media service provider. By logging or connecting your services account with a social media service you are authorizing us to share information we collect from/about you with the social media service provider, other users and your friends. You must understand that the social media service provider’s use of the information shall be governed by their privacy policy. If you do not want your social media service account linked to our services please do not connect vide this medium and do not share in social sharing on Services.

 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates. Post implementation of such changes, use of the Site and the Service shall be a confirmation of your acceptance of the revised terms. Any and all dispute pertaining to this policy shall be exclusively resolved by the judiciary at UAE.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please send an email to info@indiansingulf.in