Citi Update operates a content website and application named news.CITIUPDATE.com
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
while accessing the Platform, we collect certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify user. Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, user name, phone number, postal address, email address and other information that by itself or in conjunction with other information can be used to specifically identify user. However, personally identifiable information does not include aggregated information that, by itself, does not permit identification.
Information that we collect when user use the Platform includes:
Information provided by user.
We may require from user to provide us with certain information such as name, email address and mobile number. For example, if user communicates with us via the Platform or through email, we may collect any information provided in such communication.
we collect information that browser of user or device sends us whenever user visit the Platform (“Log Data”). This Log Data includes information such as user Internet Protocol address, location and geospatial data, browser details, domain servers, device ID & model number, details of user operating system, and other related information. We also collect data on the specific pages of our Platform that user visit, the time and date of user visit, the time spent on those pages, default language and user preferences, and other similar usage related statistics. We may assign each user of the Platform unique identifiers to help keep track of future visits.
Most browsers and devices are by default set up to accept cookies. User may reset his settings to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, it is likely that some of the features on our Platform may not function properly if cookies are disabled on browser or device.
Information received from others
We may combine information about user that we already have with information we obtain from other sources, to provide to user a better user experience, to show advertisements relevant to user, or to optimize the operations of the Platform. Examples of information we may receive from other sources includes without any limitation, customer support or enrolment information, page view, search term and search result information, and credit or identity information.
Apart from the information listed above, we do not collect any sensitive information such as financial data, political opinions, health-related information or any information related to race, caste, language or religion (collectively, “Sensitive Personal Information”), unless provided by user voluntarily or required by provisions of any applicable law.
USE OF INFORMATION
We use personally identifiable information and other information collected from user for the following purposes:
To provide user with the functionalities of the Platform in a proper manner;
To track usage of the Platform and customize it accordingly to best suit requirements;
To send communications, as per user notification settings, on any updates or developments pertaining to the Platform or use of the Platform;
To provide to user with support services, whether through email, phone, push notifications or messages within the Platform;
To provide to user with technical support, including Platform updates;
To improve the quality, features and functionality of the Platform;
For the purposes of auditing, research and analysis to ensure the stability of the Platform;
To improve the security of the Platform;
To carry out marketing analysis to understand the specific pages or features of the Platform that may be optimized;
To back up our systems to ensure preparedness for disaster recovery;
To protect our rights and property and the rights and property of our other users;
To combine user’s personally identifiable information or other information with information obtained from other sources, and publish summaries online or offline;
To provide information to third-parties performing services in support of our Platform;
To communicate promotions and other offers, and for the purposes of advertisements;
To respond to legal requirements, exercise our legal rights and defend against any legal claims, to protect our interests or those of any third parties; and
STORAGE OF INFORMATION
User personally identifiable information or other information collected from user may be stored and processed on computer systems located outside India, and through use of the Platform user unequivocally consent to the processing and storage of user information outside of user own jurisdiction. User understands and agrees that we may continue to store his information after user cease to use the Platform or disable his use of the Platform.
We store some of user information on user browser or device for subsequent retrieval and utilization. Such information stored on user personal device is subject to the security offered by user device, browser and other components. User understand and agree that we cannot be held responsible for any compromise of access to user personal browser or device, for loss of information, theft or for any exploits or logic attacks on user browser or device through malware or other software or hardware that is outside the control of our Platform.
Although the security of user personally identifiable information and other information is important to us, do remember that no method of electronic storage or method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable and standard means to protect user information, including internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, we cannot guarantee absolute security in this regard. User provides personally identifiable information and other information to us at his/her own risk.
DISCLOSURE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
we may employ third parties to facilitate the functioning of the Platform, to provide the Platform functionalities on our behalf, to help us analyze how the Platform is used, to serve advertisements to our users, or to perform other related activities pertaining to our operations. We may share user information with third-parties in the following circumstances:
We have obtained user consent, including when user choose to provide us user information for any purpose whatsoever;
If sharing or disclosure of user personally identifiable information or other information is necessary to operate the Platform;
For the purposes of displaying advertisements on the Platform;
If we have been purchased by a third-party;
If user personally identifiable information or other information is demanded by a court order or by governmental or statutory authorities;
If sharing or disclosure of user personally identifiable information or other information is needed to help prevent against fraud or the violation of any applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance, or treaty;
If sharing or disclosure of user personally identifiable information or other information is needed to protect our employees, independent contractors, officers, members or other users; and
We may use external advertising companies to serve to user advertisements when user has visited our Platform. These companies may use information about user visits to the Platform and other websites to provide advertisements about products or services that may be of interest to user.
We may share user personally identifiable information or other information with our parents, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates or as part of any sale, merger or acquisition.
We will never sell user personally identifiable information or other information to unaffiliated third-parties without user approval.
Upon user deactivating the Platform, we shall archive user personally identifiable information. We will retain archived information indefinitely in our secure database for the purposes of our records. Non-personally identifiable information is retained indefinitely for analytics. However, any Sensitive Personal Information collected by us, if any, shall be destroyed upon such deactivation.