PRIVACY POLICY

 

At www.ArunKMaharana.com we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by www.ArunKMaharana.com and how we use it.

www.ArunKMaharana.com, The “Website” and content is owned by Arun Kumar Maharana. The term “you” refers to the viewer of the website www.ArunKMaharana.com. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time without notice. By using this Website you consent to the privacy policy, whether or not you have read it. If you do not agree please do not use our website or our content.

 

EMAIL

Your email address is stored by a third party and we make every effort to protect your account with that third party. However, we cannot be held personally liable if that third party or our site is hacked or infiltrated and the email addresses are exposed.

You may opt-out from our communications at any time through the unsubscribe link which can be found in the footer of any of our emails.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

We aim to keep the confidential information you share with us confidential. We may divulge your information if it is required by law or in good faith believe 1) it is necessary to protect our property and rights, 2) to protect the personal safety or rights of the Website’s users, 3) to investigate any perceived violation of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or Disclaimer.

 

Access, Correction, Deletion

We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the personal data that you may have provided through your use of the services. If you wish to access or amend any other Personal Data we hold about you or to request that we delete any information about you that we have obtained from an Integrated Service, you may contact us from our “Contact Us” page. As your request, we will have any reference to you deleted or blocked in our database. However, we use a third party to store your data and we make every effort to delete your data from their database, we cannot be held personally liable if that third party decides to keep, sell or use it for their benefit.

You may update, correct or delete your Account information and preferences at any time by sending us an email from our “Contact Us” page. Please note that while any changes you want to make will be updated in our active user database, instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

You may decline to share certain Personal Data with us, in which case we may not be able to provide you some of the features and functionality of service.

At any time, you may object to the processing of your Personal Data, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law.

 

Intended use of Personal Data

Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require you to provide us with Personal Data. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site and for us to respond to your query.

 

International Privacy Laws

If you are visiting the Services from outside India, please be aware that you are sending information (including Personal Data) to India (where I live). However the server where this site is hosted doesnt necessarily have it’s server inside India. In this case, your information and personal data may be transferred to a different country outside India. So, just for the clarification, you should know that the information or your Personal Data might be going outside of your country of residence. These countries (Including India) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive or protective as those in your country or residence, however, our collection, storage and use of your Personal Data will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

 

LOG FILES

We use a third party server to host our website. Like many other Web sites, www.ArunKMaharana.com makes use of log files. Our website server automatically logs the IP address when visitors visit our site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, pages accessed, information requested, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website), and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Our server (where https://www.arunkmaharana.com is hosted) is located in USA (United States of America).

 

Information we collect when you contact us

We collect and use information from individuals who contact us in accordance with this section.

1. EMAIL – When you send an email to the email address displayed on our website, we collect your email address and any other information you provide in that email (such as your name, telephone number and the information contained in any signature block in your email).

A Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation)
Legitimate interest(s): responding to inquiries and messages we receive and keeping records of correspondence.

 

Transfer and storage of your information

We use a third-party email provider to store emails you send us. Our third-party email provider is based in the United States of America.

Emails you send us will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third-party email provider’s servers in the United States of America.

 

2. CONTACT FORM – When you contact us using our contact form, we collect the following information: your name, email address and any information you include in the message field. We also collect your company name if you provide it.

If you do not provide the mandatory information required by our contact form, you will not be able to submit the contact form and we will not receive your inquiry.

A Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation)
Legitimate interest(s): responding to inquiries and messages we receive and keeping records of correspondence.

 

Transfer and storage of your information

Messages you send us via our contact form will be stored on our web servers in the USA and also transferred to our email service provider’s servers outside the European Economic Area.

 

Disclosure and additional uses of your information

This section sets out the circumstances in which will disclose information about you to third parties and any additional purposes for which we use your information.

 

1. Disclosure of your information to service providers

We use a number of third parties to provide us with services which are necessary to run our business or to assist us with running our business and who process your information for us on our behalf. These include the following:

  • Email provider (USA),
  • Mailing list provider (USA),
  • Hosting provider (USA).

Your information will be shared with these service providers only where necessary to enable us to run our business.

 

2. Disclosure of your information for legal reasons

 

a. Indicating possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority

If we suspect that criminal or potential criminal conduct has occurred, we will in certain circumstances need to contact an appropriate authority, such as the police. This could be the case, for instance, if we suspect that a fraud or a cybercrime has been committed or if we receive threats or malicious communications towards us or third parties.

We will generally only need to process your information for this purpose if you were involved or affected by such an incident in some way.

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: preventing crime or suspected criminal activity (such as fraud or any criminal activities).

 

b. In connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement our legal rights

We will use your information in connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement of our legal rights, including sharing information with debt collection agencies if you do not pay amounts owed to us when you are contractually obliged to do so. Our legal rights may be contractual (where we have entered into a contract with you) or non-contractual (such as legal rights that we have under copyright law or tort law).

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: enforcing our legal rights and taking steps to enforce our legal rights.

 

c. In connection with a legal or potential legal dispute or proceedings

We may need to use your information if we are involved in a dispute with you or a third party for example, either to resolve the dispute or as part of any mediation, arbitration or court resolution or similar process.

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest(s): resolving disputes and potential disputes.

 

D. For ongoing compliance with laws, regulations and other legal requirements

We will use and process your information in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. For example, we may need to disclose your information pursuant to a court order or subpoena if we receive one or to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in connection with suspected or potential money laundering matters.

A legal basis for processing: compliance with a legal obligation (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legal obligation(s): 
legal obligations to disclose information which are part of the laws of India or if they have been integrated into the INDIA’s legal framework (for example in the form of an international agreement which the INDIA has signed).

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: where the legal obligations are part of the laws of another country and have not been integrated into the INDIA’s legal framework, we have a legitimate interest in complying with these obligations.

 

3. Disclosure of your information to other third parties

We disclose your information to other third parties in specific circumstances, as set out below.

 

Providing information to Google Inc.

Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for a number of purposes, such as improving its Google Analytics service. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymized basis. To find out more about what information Google collects, how it uses this information and how to control the information sent to Google, please see the partners page of Google’s privacy policy

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest(s): meeting our contractual obligations to Google under our Google Analytics Terms of Service and allowing the Google Analytics to work on our website

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser plugin here.

Sharing your information with a prospective or actual purchaser or seller in the context of a business or asset sale or acquisition by us, a merger or similar business combination event, whether actual or potential

A legal basis for processing: legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest(s): 
sharing your information with a prospective purchaser, seller or similar person in order to allow such a transaction to take place.

 

Sharing your information with third parties, which are either related to or associated with the running of our business, where it is necessary for us to do so. These third parties include our accountants, advisors, affiliates, business partners, independent contractors, and insurers

Further information on each of these third parties is set out below.

A legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: running and managing our business efficiently.

Accountants

We share information with our accountants for tax purposes. For example, we share invoices we issue and receive with our accountants for the purpose of completing tax returns and our end of year accounts.

Our accountants are located in the INDIA.

Advisors

Occasionally, we obtain advice from advisors, such as accountants, financial advisors, lawyers and other specialists. We will share your information with these third parties only where it is necessary to enable these third parties to be able to provide us with the relevant advice.

Our advisors are located in the INDIA.

Affiliates

Affiliates are individuals or entities we work with to promote our business by various means, including by advertising our services on their websites, for example. Our affiliates can be in any industry, sector or sub-sector. Affiliates will share information with us and we will share information with them where you have expressed an interest in our products or services.

Our affiliates are located in the WORLDWIDE.

Business partners

Business partners are businesses we work with which provide goods and services which are complementary to our own or which allow us to provide goods or services which we could not provide on our own. We share information with our business partners where you have requested services which they provide whether independently from, or in connection with our own services.

Our business partners are located WORLDWIDE.

Independent contractors

Occasionally, we use independent contractors in our business. Your information will be shared with independent contractors only where it is necessary for them to perform the function we have hired them to perform in relation to our business.

Our independent contractors are located in the INDIA.

Insurers

We will share your information with our insurers where it is necessary to do so, for example in relation to a claim or potential claim we receive or make or under our general disclosure obligations under our insurance contract with them.

Our insurers are located in the INDIA.

 

How long we retain your information

This section sets out how long we retain your information. We have set out specific retention periods where possible. Where that has not been possible, we have set out the criteria we use to determine the retention period.

 

Specific retention periods

 

Correspondence and inquiries: when you make an inquiry or contact us by email or via our contact form, we will retain your information for as long as it takes to respond to and resolve your inquiry, and for 6 further month(s), after which point we will delete your information.

Mailing list: we retain the information you used to sign up for our newsletter for as long as you remain subscribed (i.e. you do not unsubscribe) or if we decide to cancel our newsletter service, whichever occurs first.

 

Criteria for determining retention periods

In any other circumstances, we will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:

  • the purpose(s) and use of your information both now and in the future (such as whether it is necessary to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to contact you in the future);
  • whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information (such as any record-keeping obligations imposed by relevant law or regulation);
  • whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your information (such as your consent);
  • how valuable your information is (both now and in the future);
  • any relevant agreed industry practices on how long information should be retained;
  • the levels of risk, cost and liability involved with us continuing to hold the information;
  • how hard it is to ensure that the information can be kept up to date and accurate; and
  • any relevant surrounding circumstances (such as the nature and status of our relationship with you).

 

How we secure your information

 

Measures are taken to secure your information

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure your information and to protect it against the unauthorized or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction, including:

  • only sharing and providing access to your information to the minimum extent necessary, subject to confidentiality restrictions where appropriate, and on an anonymized basis wherever possible;
  • using secure servers to store your information;
  • verifying the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information; and
  • using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software or other similar encryption technologies to encrypt any payment transactions you make on or via our website.

 

Transmission of information to us by email

Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website or any other means), you do so entirely at your own risk.

We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by such means.

 

Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area

Your information will be transferred and stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in the circumstances set out below.

We will also transfer your information outside the EEA or to an international organization in the unlikely event that we are required to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject (compliance with a court order, for example). Where we are required to do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards and protections are in place.

 

Email

The information you submit to us by email is transferred outside the EEA and stored on our third-party email provider’s servers.

Country of storage: United States of America. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Contact form

The information you submit via our contact form is stored on our third-party server in the United States of America (USA), which means it is also forwarded to our email address and transferred outside the European Economic Area. 

 

E-Newsletter

The information you submit to us when you sign up for our newsletter (your email address) is transferred outside the EEA and stored on our third-party mailing list provider’s servers. Our third-party mailing list provider is MailChimp. You can access their privacy policy here

Country of storage: United States of America. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

 

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

www.ArunKMaharana.com uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS 

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how individuals use this site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. This information is used to evaluate the use of this site, compile reports on site activity for Web site operators and provided other services relating to site activity and internet usage.

Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser*. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The data gathered for Google Analytics is held and processed by Google and is subject to the policies of that company. www.ArunKMaharana.com has no control over Google’s policies.

 

*Note: The pages on this Web site will display with no loss of functionality if support for cookies is turned off in your browser settings.

 

DOUBLECLICK DART COOKIE

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.ArunKMaharana.com.

→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to www.ArunKMaharana.com and other sites on the Internet.

→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

 

OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include but not limited to…….

Commission Junction

Amazon

Share A Sale

Google Adsense

Adbrite

Clickbank

Linkshare

Chitika

You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of www.ArunKMaharana.com.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.ArunKMaharana.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

www.ArunKMaharana.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

 

THIRD PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.ArunKMaharana.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites. You may find the details of third-party website’s privacy policies on their respective websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browser’s respective websites.

 

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. www.ArunKMaharana.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.ArunKMaharana.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using our contact page) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

 

CONSENT

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

 

BLOG COMMENTS POLICY

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to but not limited to;

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments that attack a person individually

 

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

 

LAST UPDATED ON 13 MAY 2018

LAST UPDATED ON 10 MAY 2018

LAST UPDATED ON 30 April 2018