Collection and Use of Information
Information which you provide: At some of our sites, we may ask you to provide personal information such as your e-mail address, name, gender, home or work address or telephone number. We collect and store information which you have entered on our website or give us in any other way(such as when you purchase a product from us or use our services, or through road-shows, contests and promotions). Such information will be used for the purpose for which it was requested, and for related purposes such as to inform you about our products and services. Should you not consent, you can inform us at any time so that we can manage your data accordingly. Generally, you can visit most parts of our website without revealing any personal information about yourself. However, some features and services may not be accessible unless certain information is supplied.
Information Captured Automatically: Like many websites, we collect additional information about your interaction with our websites and services without identifying you as an individual. For example, we receive certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you browse, including your IP address, browser type, choice of language, operating system and access times.
We may also use website analytic tools on our sites to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you may have used to find our site, the pages you viewed within our site, your browser add-ons and your browser’s dimensions.
We may use technologies such as cookies [and web beacons] to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions that you take on our sites and services.
Should you receive newsletters or promotional communications via e-mail from us, we may use customised links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
In order to provide you with a more consistent and personalised experience in your interactions with our websites, information collected through one of our services may be combined with information obtained through other services which we provide. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For instance, we may use services from other service providers that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customise certain services to your geographic area. All this is aimed at improving website administration and understanding our customers better.
Electronic Commercial Communication: We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on service issues and other technical announcements.
Additionally with your permission, we may also occasionally send you service or product surveys or promotional material to inform you of other products or services available through us and our affiliates and/or share your personal information with our partners so that they may send you information about their products and services. You have the liberty to opt out from receiving mailers, newsletters or promotional e-mail or text-message communications at anytime by following the steps as described in the respective mailers, newsletters or promotional e-mail or text-message
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information to parties outside of us and our controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. We may provide the information to service providers whom we occasionally engage to perform limited services on our behalf (such as providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or providing statistical analysis of our services). These service providers will be permitted to obtain only the information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited for using it for any other purpose other than for delivering the relevant service to us in our accordance with our instructions and policies. However our service providers may use aggregate data for fraud detection to help improve their services. This helps them to more accurately detect fraudulent transactions.
Apart from the purposes mentioned above, we may also access, use or disclose information about you in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of us or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the services; or (c) act on the good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of our employees, customers or the public. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of the assets.
Also in relation to this, we encourage parents to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online.
Our pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
We may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our sites. In the event that we employ web beacons, we will to the best of our ability prohibit web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Your User Identification, Password, etc.
While we are committed to protecting the security of your personal information, if you use any User identification, password, personal identification number or other authentication information on our website, please ensure that such information is kept secure and that you do not share it with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users. We will not be responsible for any security lapses or unauthorised third-party access arising from your failure to keep such information confidential.
Third party websites
If you have questions with regard to this statement, you should first contact us by via the contact details available on our website.
We will occasionally update this privacy statement. By visiting this website and any of its pages, you are agreeing to be bound by such revisions. Therefore, please visit this web page from time to time to determine any changes to these terms.