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Privacy policy


1. General Principles

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We maintain this Privacy Policy to protect your personal information and keep it confidential. 

We do everything we reasonably can to protect your rights of privacy on systems and websites controlled by us, but we are not liable for any unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal and confidential information made by third parties who are not subject to our control, for example advertisers and websites that have links to our Site. You should take note that the information and privacy practices of our community services partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which we provide hyperlinks, may be different from ours.

We also cannot warrant the security of the information, which you transmit to us.

We categorise information about you (collectively referred to as "Personal Information") as follows:


·      Profiling Information: Information which you provide when you Subscribe or register for a Service

o    Information about your personal identity such as race, gender, marital status, religion, age etc.;

o    Your financial information such as your banking details and any information relating to your income and lifestyle levels; and

o    Your contact details such as your physical addresses, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and the like.

o    Payment and Account Information: Your account history with us including (without limitation) all billing information and communications, payment history etc. We maintain this in encrypted form on secure servers

·         Service Usage: Information about your navigation using our Services, for example the URLs of websites, which you visit and from which you request downloads. 

·         Log information: Information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of request.

·         Transactional Information: Transactional history (other than banking details) about your e-commerce activities.

·         Correspondence Information: Content, information about your correspondents, and the destination/origin of communications between you and any other person using our Services, which include email communications, blog, chat room and discussion board communications, instant message communications, experts forum communications, faxmail communications, membership of mailing lists etc.

·         User IDs: Your usernames, passwords, email addresses and other security-related information used by you in relation to our Services.

·         Stored Information: Data either created by you or by a third party and which you wish to store on our servers such as image files, documents etc.

We only collect your Personal Information to deliver and improve our Services.

We will only disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we want to use it for any other purpose, we will obtain your prior written consent.

If you decline to submit personal information to us, then we will unfortunately not be in a position to provide the Services to you.

Any of your information which you provide when you use our Services in an unencrypted manner and/or to an open, public environment or forum including (without limitation) any blog, chat room, albums, community, classifieds or discussion board, is not confidential, does not constitute Personal Information, and is not subject to protection under Privacy Policy. Since such public environments are accessible by third parties, it is possible that third parties may collect and collate and use such information for their own purposes. You should accordingly be careful when deciding to share any of your Personal Information in such public environments.

Information, which is disclosed publicly, is also shared with our affiliates, third party service providers, sponsors of competitions etc. unless expressly stated otherwise.

We are not liable to you or any third party for any damages (as defined in clause 14 of the Terms and Conditions of our Site.) that you or any third party may suffer howsoever arising from your disclosure of Personal Information in any public environment. You accordingly disclose information in a public environment at your own risk.


2. Right to collect

By accepting the Terms you agree that we may collect and store your Personal Information as long as you Subscribe to or use our Services subject to the limitations set out in this Privacy Policy.

We collect your Profiling and Account Information for the following reasons:

·         We need your identity details, contact details, banking information and account history to manage our relationship with you and provide Services to you. We will only disclose this information as provided for in clause 3 below.

·         We use certain of your information in an aggregated form to compile statistical and demographical profiles for our community services and promotional activities. We may disclose such information about you, provided that the information is in an aggregated form that is not capable of being used or interpreted in such a manner as to identify you.

We collect and store your Service Usage and Transactional Information to:

·         determine and verify the Service Charges payable by you and to administer our relationship with you;

·         comply with any statutory or regulatory requirement;

·         compile statistical and demographical profiles about you for our community services and promotional activities and to customise our Services to you. While we are entitled to use such information about you for our own internal community services purposes without limitation, we will only disclose it in a non-aggregated form which is not capable of being used or interpreted in such a manner as to identify you; and

·         monitor your use of our Services for the purposes of ensuring compliance with our User Rules.

We collect and store your Correspondence Information and Personal Identifiers to:

·         comply with our obligations under clause 3 below; and

·         monitor your use of our Services in order to ensure your compliance with our User Rules as provided for in clause 3 below.

We will only disclose Correspondence Information and Personal Identifiers under clause 3 below.

We may scan your Stored Information to ensure that you comply with clause 3 below.

Any Personal Information which we collect and which we may use in an aggregated format is our property. We may use it, in our sole discretion and without any compensation to you, for any legitimate purpose including (without limitation) the commercial sale thereof to third parties.

Some of our own websites use "cookies" so that we can provide you with more customised information when you return to our website. "Cookies" are used to store user preferences and to track user trends, so as to enhance your interactive experience and generally improve our Services to you. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a "cookie", giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. If you do accept a "cookie", you thereby agree to our use of any Personal Information collected by us using that Cookie.

You may update your Profiling Information at any time by using the personalise function.

You acknowledge and agree that in the interests of improving personalisation and Service efficiency, we may, under controlled and secure circumstances, share your Personal Information with our affiliates (an entity which is our subsidiary or holding company or a subsidiary of our holding company or an entity which controls, is controlled by or is under common control with us).


3. General exceptions

If we are required to intercept, disclose, monitor and/or store your Personal Information:

·         by law;

·         to secure our systems; or

·         to enforce our own rights, we will do so in the manner as prescribed by legislation.

Such interception, disclosure, monitoring and storage may take place without your knowledge. In that case, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any damages (as defined in the clause 14 of the Terms and Conditions of our Site) howsoever arising from such interception, disclosure, monitoring and storage.

In order to ensure that all our Users comply with the User Rules, we may monitor your Personal Information to the extent that this may be required to determine compliance and/or to identify instances of non-compliance.


To ensure that the security and integrity of our Services are safeguarded, we may monitor your Personal Information. This monitoring may include (without limitation) the filtering of incoming and outgoing electronic data messages to identify, limit and/or prevent the transmission of spam, viruses and/or unlawful, defamatory, obscene or otherwise undesirable material or content. 


We may under certain circumstances procure an element of the Services from a third party service provider for example we may use third party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our Website. To the extent that it may be necessary, and solely for the purposes of providing the Service to you, you agree that we may disclose to such third party any of your Personal Information that may be necessary for the procurement of services from the third party. These companies may also use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. More information about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by these companies would be available with the respective third parties. 

In addition to the general limitation in the Terms, we will not be liable to you or any other third party for any damages (as defined in the clause 14 of the Terms and Conditions of our Site) suffered by you or any other third party howsoever arising from the disclosure of your Personal Information. Your only remedy under such circumstances will be to end this agreement.


4. Terms and Conditions for using the "Connect to Facebook" application:

Once you connect your facebook account on our website www.sankaradeva.com, in addition to our privacy policy, the following terms shall specifically apply:

·         You unequivocally agree that we shall have access to all your information which is defined and uploaded as 'basic account information' (including your date of birth) and 'public information' by Facebook under https:/developers.facebook.com/policy/#definitions.

·         You authorize us to access your data/information (including 'basic account information' and 'public information') from www.facebook.com, even while you are not online on www.sankaradeva.com.

·         You authorize us to pull posts from your Facebook account.

·         You authorize us to push posts to your Facebook account.

·         We undertake not to transmit and/or transfer your 'data/information' to any other third party. In this regard we undertake to adhere to the policies as set out by Facebook under the caption "Storing and Using data you receive from us" on www.facebook.com.

·         You agree that you will be bound to comply with all stipulations in this regard from time to time as set forth by us without needing any further notice of the same. The publication of any such conditions on the website shall constitute sufficient notice to you.

Further in addition to the above, by accepting the abovesaid terms you agree that:

·         We may collect your information, as required by us, including basic account information, public information, posts and other data related to you as found on www.facebook.com (referred to as 'your information'), irrespective of your online status on www.sankaradeva.com.

·         We may store 'your information' as required by us on our website www.sankaradeva.com

·         You authorize us to access 'your information' as available on Facebook for the purposes of enhancing our user experience on our website 'www.sankaradeva.com'.

·         You agree that besides the aforementioned privacy policy terms specifically in relation to "Connect with Facebook" application, all your data/information obtained from your facebook account shall be subject to our overall privacy policy as well.

·         In relation to any queries/feedback regarding the "Connect to facebook" feature on our website, the users should contact at fadmin@sankaradeva.com.

·         In the event of any conflict between the privacy policy of www.sankaradeva.com and the privacy policy of facebook.com, the privacy policy of www.sankaradeva.com shall prevail.