Varanasi Times respects the privacy of its users and is committed to protect it in all respects. With a view to offer enriching internet experience to its users Varanasi Times offers a vast repository of channels and a variety of services. You may read ‘About Us’ to know more about Varanasi Times.
We want you to:
Be comfortable using our web site;
feel secure submitting information to us;
contact us with your concerns about privacy on this site;
know that by using our sites you are consenting to the collection of certain data
INFORMATION RECEIVED, COLLECTED AND STORED BY THE COMPANY
Information automatically collected/tracked while navigation
Log File Information:
We automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, mobile number, including your IP address, when you visit our site, application or service. Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the pages you view. We automatically receive and log information from your browser, including your IP address, your computer’s name, your operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed. We may also collect log information from your device, including your location, IP address, your device’s name, device’s serial number or unique identification number (e.g.. UDiD on your iOS device), your device operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed etc.
We may use “clear GIFs” (Web Beacons) to track the online usage patterns of our users in a anonymous manner, without personally identifying the user. We may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. We use this information to inter-alia deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our Site, Application or Service to the interests of our users, to measure traffic within our Application to improve the Application quality, functionality and interactivity and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
Information from Other Sources
We may receive information about you from other sources, add it to our account information and treat it in accordance with this policy. If you provide information to the platform provider or other partner, whom we provide services, your account information and order information may be passed on to us. We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfil the Services or to communicate with you.
We may reference other sources of demographic and other information in order to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behaviour on our website. Google Analytics specifically has been enable to support display advertising towards helping us gain understanding of our users’ Demographics and Interests. The reports are anonymous and cannot be associated with any individual personally identifiable information that you may have shared with us. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings options provided by Google.
Links to Third Party Sites
Information for Ad-Servers
When we present information to our advertisers — to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our websites or Applications — it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages / content within our websites or Applications. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our websites or Applications. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number or other personally identifiable information) about your visits to this and other websites or application, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Use of Information by the Company
We do not provide any personally identifiable information to third party websites / advertisers / ad-servers without your consent. Third Party advertisers may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number or other personally identifiable information) about your visits to our and other websites or application, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Any personally identifiable information provided by you will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and / or accessible in the public domain like any comments, messages, blogs, scribbles available on social platforms like facebook, twitter etc.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Any information gathered by Varanasi Times is securely stored within the Company controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access.
If at any time you believe that Varanasi Times or its users/members have not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail http://varanasitimes.com and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
What are Cookies
Cookies and other similar online tracking technologies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with our websites and other services. They are often used for remembering your preferences, to identify popular news stories, to remember you’re logged in and allowing you to comment on stories.
Where other partners are placing cookies and similar technologies for their own purposes, they are called data controllers and will use your information for their own purposes.
Type of Cookies
The following type of cookies are set while you use and access our website.
Essential cookies and similar technologies (First Party Cookies)
These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website. This category cannot be disabled. These Cookies are set by the Website and only we can read these Cookies.
Third Party Cookies
These cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some of our web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, twitter, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link on our page/site, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies. you can turn them off, but not through us.
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites. We don’t set advertising cookies.
The Cookies Placed on the Website include:
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to understand how our media campaigns work and how you interact with our website in order to improve the user experience.
Google tracking cookies
Google tracking cookies enable us to understand if you complete certain actions on our website(s) after you have seen or clicked through one of our adverts served via Google. Based on the content you have engaged with on our websites Google are able to deliver some targeted adverts across other Google partner websites.
Facebook Facebook helps you stay in touch with your network through their website/ mobile application. We make it easier for you to share any content of interest on Facebook and sometimes, we may present with some targeted adverts on Facebook based on your engagement with our website(s).
Rubicon Project Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
Facebook Audience Network Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
Index Exchange Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
OpenX Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
Smaato Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
Taboola Can store cookies to track your browsing activity and relevant show ads to users of our site
PushEngage Can store cookies to show targeted web push notifications, based on the categories you browsed or your interests and preferences.