E-SHABDA recognizes that retaining your trust is one of the most important thing for our business and protecting your privacy is our highest priority.
E-SHABDA is committed to protecting your online privacy while you browse our website.
When you sign up to become a Registered User/Client/Publisher/Purchaser/End user you may be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (collectively, the “Personal Information”). We do not collect any Personal Information from you when you use our website or Platform unless you provide us with the Personal Information voluntarily (for example, by registering to use the Platform, requesting quote/live demo or joining our e-mail list).
In order to submit orders through the Platform, you will be required to provide certain information in addition to the Personal Information noted above. Such information may include a debit card number, credit card number, billing address, and similar information (collectively, the “Billing Information”).
In order to provide access to the Service while you are using a mobile device, we automatically collect geo-location information from your mobile device, your wireless carrier, or certain third-party service providers (“Geo-location Information”). Collection of such Geo-location Information occurs only when the platform is running on your mobile device. You may decline to allow us to collect such Geo-location Information, in which case e-Shabda will not be able to provide certain services to you. Because your Geo-location Information is subject to abuse by others, please be sure to manage your mobile device and privacy preferences on the Platform on an ongoing basis.
In addition to the Personal Information, the Billing Information, and the Geo-location Information, we may collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:
Information that we automatically collect when you use the Platform, such as the type of device from which you access the Platform, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Platform you visit, what you order, and similar information concerning your use of the Platform.
Generally cookies identify the user and not the computer. Also it is required that if financial transaction are being carried out by the site every transaction is authorized explicitly by the user and no financial information is either cached or stored in cookies.
"Cookies" are pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard disk, for record-keeping purposes. Cookies only identify your computer and not you personally.
How We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information
We use your personal information in the following ways:
If you connect to E-SHABDA through any social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the information that you will share with those sites is governed by their privacy policies.
We also share your Personal Information with third parties contracted to provide us with marketing and data reporting services who are bound by an obligation of confidentiality and with other third-party marketing partners.
We currently contract with several third-party online partners to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communications. We use the services of third-party marketing companies to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our website. To do this, we use web beacons and cookies provided by such marketing companies in connection with our websites. The information we collect helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve our site, products, offers and marketing strategy, you can "opt-out" of our ability to analyze such data by clicking here..
We may also use or disclose Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of our affiliates, you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information, as long as it is so combined.
E-SHABDA seeks to maintain the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We use industry-standard protocols while receiving and transferring your Personal Information.
We seek to store your Personal Information in secure operating environments that are not accessible to the general public. We also ensure that the security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information by our employees or third parties, however, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage environment can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot give an absolute assurance that the information you provide to us will be secure at all times. E-SHABDA will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorized access to your Personal Information. We will rely on you for telling us if you experience any unusual events that may indicate a breach in your information security. We will then seek to investigate whether the security breach was related to the data transmissions from our website and let you know what steps can be taken to rectify the problem. Further action, such as reporting incidents to the police or other proper authorities, may also be required.
Our website may contain links to other Internet websites. We encourage contributors and other third parties to implement policies and practices that respect your privacy. We are not, however, responsible for any other website’s privacy practices or website content.
We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by E-SHABDA. Inclusion of any linked website on our website does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave our website and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk
Mala Kumar is a journalist. writer and editor based in Bangalore. Her stories for children have won awards from Children's Book Trust.