Your privacy is very important to us. we have taken steps to ensure that high standards of data protection are adhered to globally for all the forms of data processing mentioned below. This statement outlines our privacy and data protection policy. We have two main goals: firstly, provide news information that is important to you; and, secondly, protect your privacy.
Changes to this statement
The information we collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Website. The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, on some pages, you may register to participate in our comment forums, enter a contest, complete a survey, make a request, provide a news tip, or register for any portion of our services; the types of personal information collected on these pages may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and/or credit card information (if making a purchase). Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.
In addition to personal information, we may also collect information that is not personally identifiable. For example, our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (”IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
The way we use information provided by you
We use the personally identifying information you supply through the Website to provide you with the service(s) you have requested. You also agree that Punjabics may also use the information to communicate with you for any reason, including but not limited to answering queries you submit to us, notifying you about new articles, features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs. Please note we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the provision of the service you have requested.
There are situations, though, that may legally require us to share your personal information. For example, we may provide access to our database in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, Punjabics uses non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. As such, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our Website.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your hard drive when you visit any of the Group's websites (directly or via our applications). We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:
- identifying returning users, registrants and subscribers
- eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details
- enabling you to move more easily around our sites and applications
- tracking your use of our sites to better develop our sites and applications in accordance with your requirements
- building up an anonymous profile based on your browsing patterns across our sites, applications and third party websites, which enables us to make advertisements and content available to you that is more relevant to your interests
Server logs capture certain non-personally identifying data, such as the time and date of a web visit, the browser and operating system being used, the IP address or domain name of the user's ISP, and the web URL a user linked from. This information is used in aggregate form to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content which is compatible with our visitors' web browsing systems.
Controlling Your Privacy
Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
About Google Advertising
Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.
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Transfer of personal data overseas As the internet is a global environment, collecting and processing personal Information may involve the transmission of this data internationally. Therefore, by communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to your personal data being processed in this way.
Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
Our web sites may include links to web sites of other companies unaffiliated with us. Please note that we are unable to review all such sites and take no responsibility for the content of any unaffiliated web site.
Individuals Under 18 Years Old
Punjbics does not intentionally or knowingly process personal information from individuals under the age of 18. When necessary, underage users will be told not to submit any personal details and we will make every effort to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has informed us that these details or applicable data as defined by law have been collected.
No personal information should be submitted or posted on our web sites by individuals under 18 years of age.We do not knowingly use information collected from online guests 17 years of age or under for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever. Unless otherwise disclosed at collection, we do not provide any personally identifying information collected through our web sites from individuals 17 years old and under, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.
Note to parents: If your child has submitted his or her name through one of our web sites, and you wish to communicate with us, please do so via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information hat may be gathered through our web sites is submitted to us voluntarily and knowingly by site users. When you browse our sites, personal information is not collected. From time to time we may make names and postal addresses we have collected available to our affiliated third parties. These are reputable companies whose products and/or services we feel may interest you.
We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, user traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties for statistical analysis, but these statistics will not include personally identifying information.Demographic and preference information may be provided to allow advertising on our web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most appropriate.
We use credit card numbers submitted to us through our web site for payment purposes only, and not for marketing purposes. We utilize industry standard secure encryption technology to ensure the privacy and security of the credit card numbers of anyone who donates or places online orders for any of our service(s)with us.
By submitting a form on our web sites you will be entitled to receive e-mail correspondence from us. Our purpose is to provide users with useful information and offers that will interest them. Punjabics will not share e-mail addresses we collect through our web sites with any unaffiliated third parties unless we specify at the point of collection. Every e-mail we send out will include an explanation on how to opt out from receiving future e-mail correspondence. Your Privacy Choices
Receiving e-mail messages from us is optional. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each e-mail.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive offers and/or other correspondence by mail or telephone originated by Punjabics and its third party affiliates, you may choose to opt-out by calling sending an email to:email@example.com Our commitment to DATA security To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.However, because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, Service Provider cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases. Thus, by using the Website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you by e-mail (provided we have your e-mail address).
Currently, we do not ask users to subscribe or become members, as such we do not maintain any personal information about you, except for the email addresses you provide when you choose to leave a comment.
How do you contact us
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org