We may gather, store and utilize the following types of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths;
(b) information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address);
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including [your name and email address);
(d) information that you provide when completing your profile on our website (including your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details);
(e) information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services any other transactions that you enter into through our website (including your name, address, telephone number, email address and card details);
(f) information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(g) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication);
(h) information that you post to our website for publication on the internet (including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts);
(i) any other personal information that you select to send to us.
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
(a) manage our website and business;
(b) customize our website for you;
(c) enable your use of the services available on our website;
(d) send you products purchased through our website;
(e) supply to you services bought through our website;
(f) send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
(g) send you non-marketing commercial communications;
(h) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(i) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested for the same (you can also inform us to stop the newsletter, if you no longer wish to receive the same in the future);
(j) send you marketing communications relating to our business that we think may interest you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can also inform us to stop the marketing communication, if you no longer wish to receive the same in the future);
(k) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
(l) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(m) keep our website secure and safeguard the same from any fraud;
(n) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our private messaging service of our website).
If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
We will not furnish your personal information to any of the third part companies for the purpose of direct marketing, without your express consent.
All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider. We will share information with our payment services provider only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
The COMPANY may disclose a Member’s personally identifiable information pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, where required by law, or, at our sole discretion, where we deem necessary to protect the safety of any individual or the public or to prevent the violation of the rights of the COMPANY or any third party.
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling;
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
We make use of the standard industry standards for the safeguard and protection of the personal information and also use standard security measures for the loss, alteration and misuse of the information. But it should be understood that amount of data transmitted over the Internet, or the storage method is not 100% secure. However, we strive to protect your personal information, but we do not guarantee its complete security. Moreover, while we make every possible effort to make sure that the security and integrity of the systems and networks are safeguarded and not compromised with, we cannot assure that the security measures would prevent the third-party hackers from procuring any of the personal information, illegally.
We have third party advertisements, served by third party companies, on our website and other sites upon which we advertise. The information of your visits to the sites are used by these third party advertising companies on our site and other sites upon which we advertise. As and when our advertisements are being served to you, these third party companies would place their unique cookies on your browser whenever you visit our site or the sites on which we have our advertisement. In addition to this, we may use Web beacons, offered by some of our third-party advertising companies, to help manage our online advertising. These Web beacons allow us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website.
Cookies. Cookies are small data parts formed by a web server, distributed through a web browser, and stored on your computer. Cookies offer a means for websites visited by you to keep a track of your online preferences and patterns, as well as recognize you as a return visitor. These also make your web experience personalization possible, so that you do not have to re-enter your information right from the beginning upon each visit to a given website. The users who are visiting this site need to accept the cookies upon their visit to the site in order to access all the functionality and features of the site.
IP Address. We gather your IP (Internet Protocol) address that helps us to identify the problems with our server, and to administer the issues. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is also used to help identify you during a fixed session and to gather broad demographic data.
Web Beacons. A programming code that is used to display an image on a web page, web beacons can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. Web beacons allows tracking some of the websites individual visits online. These can be used to regulate services and products an individual may be interested in, and to track online the online behavioral patterns of the users for marketing purposes.
We currently use cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database.
Usage Tracking and Log Files. We track related information about the electronic mailings and web pages viewed by the members, as well as the hyperlinks clicked by them while visiting our sites or viewing our emails. Log files are used for monitoring and tracking member usage.