We are committed in respecting the privacy of every person who visits our website (the “Site”). In the course of using the Site, we may become privy to your personal information, including information that is of a confidential nature. The privacy of our visitors to ManipalBlog is important to us. We strive to take reasonable care and protection of the information we receive from you.
By accessing the Site and providing us such information, you hereby consent to the collection and use of such information for the purposes disclosed in this Policy.
At ManipalBlog, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit ManipalBlog, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
When you register with the Site, we may ask for information not limited to your age, gender, first and last name, birth date, title, zip code/ pin code, occupation, industry, company or any other physical address, contact number, email or other contact information and other relevant data as desired by us(“Personal Information”). Questions or comments submitted by visitors may also be included as Personal Information.
Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or MTNL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Personal Information and its usage
We may use your Personal Information to:
- Send you, from time to time, updates or news regarding the Site;
- Respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
- Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the manipalblog.com/terms or as otherwise required by law;
- Send you updates or news regarding the Site, but you may choose not to receive email of this type by accessing the “Account” tab of the Site and updating your notification settings;
- Seek your feedback or to contact you in relation to those services offered on the Site;
- Administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us;
- Anticipate and resolve problems related to the Site; and
- Allow you to subscribe to our newsletters;
- Allow you to enter promotions or sweepstakes.
- We may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the rest for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.
Non-Personal Information and its usage
At this Site we may additionally collect and track non-personal information about your visit including the domain name and the name of the web page from which you entered our Site, how much time you spend on each of our web pages, the Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with your computer, operating system and platform, transaction history, pages viewed, information searched for or requested for, access time and other relevant statistics. We will use this information for the purposes of improving the performance and operations of our Site and attract advertisers and listings for our Site.
You authorize us to exchange, share, part with all information (personal and non-personal), across borders and from your country and jurisdiction to any other countries and jurisdictions across the world, with any agent/third party service provider/banks/financial institutions/credit bureaus/ agencies/participation in any telecommunication or electronic clearing network as may be required by law, customary practice, credit reporting, statistical analysis and credit scoring, verification or risk management and shall not hold us liable for use or disclosure of this information.
Information placed on your computer
We also use third party advertisements on ManipalBlog to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Protecting the privacy of every minor is especially important to us. The Site is not structured to attract minor children less than eighteen (18) years. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 18 years.
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To the extent that you provide us with Your Personal Information, we wish to maintain your Personal Information accurate at all times. If you need to update or correct Your Personal Information for any reason, you may send updates and corrections to us at [email protected] and we may take all reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information within a reasonable period of time.
We will address any questions, comments and concerns about our online privacy practice and policy. Please write to us at [email protected]