Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

As a website that provides information related to the Employee Provident Fund, India, we respect and value the privacy of our readers and visitors. As such, we would like to inform you about the manner in which we may collect and use your personal data. We recommend that you read our Privacy Policy so you may understand our approach towards how we use your personal data.

What Information do we collect?

In order to post your comments, you will be required to enter your name and email address, and optionally, your website details. In addition to this information, we may also collect information about your IP address and the browser you are using. We might look at what site you came from, duration of time spent on our website, pages accessed and what site you visited when you left us. We might also collect information on the type of mobile device you are using, or the version of the operating system your computer or device is running.

How do we collect information?

We collect information directly from you when you post a comment on our website or ask us a question. We collect information passively by using tracking tools like Google Analytics, Google Webmaster, browser cookies and web beacons for collecting information about your usage of our website. Also, we may collect information about you from third parties. For example, if you use an integrated social media feature on our website, the third-party social media site will give us certain information about you. This could include your name and email address.


How do we use your personal information?

We may use your information to:

  1. Respond to your requests or questions.
  2. Contact you for marketing and other promotional purposes. We might also send you information about updates, special promotions or offers, including third-party offers or products that we think you might find interesting.
  3. Customize your experience with us. This could include displaying content based upon your preferences.
  4. Look at site trends and customer interests in order to make our website better. We may combine information we get from you with information that we get about you from third parties.

Where do we display your comments?

We post your comments in a public space below the articles on our website.

Do we amend or change your comments?

Ordinarily, we would never amend the contents of your comment. Therefore, unless your comments contain abusive, vulgar, and threatening tones, we will approve it in the same manner and content in which it was written by you.

Do we delete comments?

If your comments contain abusive, vulgar, and threatening language, or if they attempt to spam or insert links to dubious third-party websites, we will delete them.

Do we remove, retain or protect personal information posted in the comments section?

We do not remove, retain or protect any information provided in the comments box. We post the information in a public space on our website. As such, it is recommended not to include personal information, such as PF numbers, contact details, etc., in your comment. We will not take any responsibility whatsoever for any personal information provided by you in the comments box.

Do we use ‘cookies’? Why?

Yes. Cookies help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we share your personal information with third-parties?

We will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties without your advance permission. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. As such, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share it if a government agency or investigatory body requests. We may share your information for reasons not described in this policy, but we will tell you before we do this.

What is our policy with regards to third-party links?

Occasionally, in an effort to provide greater clarity, we may include links to third-party websites in our articles. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Do we use Google AdSense on our website?

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses the DART cookie to serve ads to our users based on their previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Google’s advertising principles are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

Updates to this policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 17.04.2017. From time to time we may change our privacy practices. We will notify you of any material changes to this policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.

Jurisdiction

If you choose to visit the website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy. In addition to the foregoing, any disputes arising under this Policy shall be governed by the laws of India.