Tehelka.com Private Limited (Tehelka.com
Pvt Ltd.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anant Media Private
Limited and located at http://www.tehelka.com
is the mother brand of Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. We respect your
carefully. By accessing the services provided by Tehelka.com
and its related properties, you agree to the collection and
use of your data by Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd in the manner provided
Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. respects the privacy
of its users and is committed to protect it in all respects.
With a view to offer most enriching and holistic internet
experience to its users Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. offers a variety
of community services. You may read 'About Us' to know more
about Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. at http://www.tehelka.com/about/
The Policy does not apply to the procedures
and practices followed by entities that are not managed, owned
or controlled by Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. or to the people that
are not engaged, employed or managed by Tehelka.com
We want you to
||Feel comfortable using our web sites.
||Feel secure submitting information to us.
||Contact us with your questions or concerns about privacy on this site.
||Know that by using our sites you are consenting to the collection of certain data.
Most of the Online Community Services are offered for free but
you need a universal mandatory registration to surf Tehelka.com
and its related properties in detail. The information about
the user as collected by Tehelka. Com Pvt. Ltd is: (a) information
supplied by users and (b) information automatically tracked
while navigation (Information).
To avail certain sites/services on our websites, users are
required to provide certain information for the registration
||Alternate email address
||mobile phone number and contact details
||demographic profile (like your age, gender, occupation,
education, address and durables owned);
||preferences and interests (such as news, sports, travel
and so on);
||financial information (like account or credit card numbers);
||Opinions of features on our websites etc.
We may also collect the following information:
||about the pages you visit/access
||The links you click on our site.
||The number of times you access the page. You can terminate
your account at any time. However, your information may remain stored in
archive on our servers even after the deletion or the termination of your
The Information as supplied by the users
enables us to improve our sites and provide you the most user-friendly
WHO COLLECTS THE INFORMATION?
We will collect anonymous traffic information from
you when you visit our site.
We collect the personally identifiable
information from you when you register with us. During registration
you are required to give us your contact information (such
as name, email address, date of birth, gender, address, pin
code, cell number, occupation and interests). Upon registration
users may receive communications from Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd.
(e.g. newsletters, updates)
We use this information to contact you
about the services you are using on our site and services
in which you have expressed interest.
You have the option to provide demographic
information (such as occupation, education and gender) to
us; we encourage you to submit this information so we can
provide you a more personalized experience on our site.
If you purchase a product or service from
us, we request certain personally identifiable information
from you on our order form. You must provide contact information
(such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial
information (such as credit card number, expiration date,
CVV verification, Name on card, billing address etc.).
We use this information for billing purposes
and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an
order, we will use this information to contact you.
If you choose to use our referral service
to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your
friend's name and email address. We will automatically send
your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit
the site. Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. does store this information
and the information is used for the sole purpose of sending
this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral
Your friend may contact us at http://www.tehelka.com/about/contact.asp
to request that we remove this information from our database.
We will collect personally identifiable
information about you only as part of a voluntary registration
process, on-line survey, or contest or any combination thereof.
Our advertisers may collect anonymous traffic
information from their own assigned cookies to your browser.
The Site contains links to other Web sites.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web
sites which we do not own, manage or control.
We are the sole owners of your information collected by us
at several different points on our Website.
HOW IS THE INFORMATION USED?
|We use your email address to send you:
||Password reminder and
||Changes in the service's
||Event based communications such as
order information, renewal notices, invites, reminders
send users newsletters and updates upon registration.
We send newsletters and/or promotional emails on behalf
of our alliance partners.
|We use your
personal information to:
||help us provide personalized
||tailor our sites to your interest
||to get in touch with you in the case
of password retrieval and policy changes
||to provide the services
requested by you
||to preserve social history as governed
by existing law or policy
use contact information internally to:
||direct our efforts for product improvement
||contact you as a survey respondent
||notify you if you win
any contest; and
||send you promotional materials from
our contest sponsors or advertisers
we use anonymous traffic information to:
||remind us of who you are in order
to deliver to you a better and more personalized service
from both an advertising and an editorial perspective;
||recognize your access
privileges to our Web sites
||track your entries in some of our
promotions, sweepstakes and contests to indicate a player's
progress through the promotion and to track entries, submissions,
and status in prize drawings
||make sure that you don't see the same
|| help diagnose problems
with our server
||administer our Web sites
||track your session so that we can
understand better how people use our sites
WITH WHOM WILL YOUR INFORMATION
We will not use your financial information for any
purpose other than to complete a transaction with you.
We do not share or rent your email addresses with third parties
except our agents and alliance partners.
We use the services of our enabling partners such
as outside shipping companies, resellers, business associates
to fulfill orders, and credit card processing companies to
process the payment for goods and services ordered from Tehelka.com
Pvt Ltd. website. These entities do not retain, store, share
or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We will share your information with our Alliance
Partners who work with us or on our behalf to help provide
you the services. An alliance partner is a company or an individual
who owns and manages (wholly or part of) online content on
their websites powered by Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd.
We share email addresses with Agents and
Alliance Partners. The Agents and Alliance Partners use the
email address to confirm the deliveries, send notices and
offer services related to the service.
We do not rent, sell or share your personal
information and we will not disclose any of your personally
identifiable information to third parties unless:
||we have your permission
||to provide products or services you've
||to help investigate, prevent or take
action regarding unlawful and illegal activities, suspected
fraud, potential threat to the safety or security of any
or to defend against legal claims;
such as compliance with subpoenas, court orders, requests/order
from legal authorities or law enforcement agencies requiring
We reserve the right to disclose your
personally identifiable and email address information as required
by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to
protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding,
court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
We share your information with advertisers
on an aggregate basis only. When you register with Tehelka.com
Pvt Ltd., we contact you from time to time about updating
of your content to provide the users such features that we
believe may benefit you.
The security of your personal information
and email address is important to us. When you enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number and/or social security
number) on our registration or order forms,
We encrypt that information using secure
socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow
this link http://www.verisign.com/ssl/index.html
We follow generally accepted industry standards
to protect the personal information and email address submitted
to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No
method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic
storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive
to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal
information and email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute
If you have any questions about security
on our Web site, you can send email us at [email protected]
To improve the responsiveness of the sites for our users,
we may use "cookies", or similar electronic tools
to collect information to assign each visitor a unique, random
number as a User Identification (User ID) to understand the
user's individual interests using the Identified Computer.
Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration,
for ex- Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd.), we will have no way of knowing
who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer.
The only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply (an ex -Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. of this is when you
ask for our Personalized Horoscope). A cookie cannot read
data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign
their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads),
a process that we do not control.
Our web servers automatically collect limited
information about your computer's connection to the Internet,
including your IP address, when you visit our site. (Your
IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the
Internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages
you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally.
We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon
request, to tailor our site to the interests of our users,
to measure traffic within our site and let advertisers know
the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. includes links to
other websites. Such sites are governed by their respective
privacy policies, which are beyond our control. Once you leave
our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL
in the location bar on your browser), use of any information
of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from
sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact
the site directly for more information.
Supplying personally identifiable information
is entirely voluntary. You are not required to register with
us in order to use our sites. However, we offer some services
only to visitors who do register.
You may change your interests at any time
and may opt-in or opt-out of any marketing / promotional /
newsletters mailings. Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. reserves the right
to send you certain service related communication, considered
to be a part of your Tehelka.com account without offering
you the facility to opt-out. You may update your information
and change your account settings at any time.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter
and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving
them by following the instructions included in each newsletter
or communication or by emailing us at [email protected]
or you may contact us at +91-11-40575757 or Tehelka.com Pvt
Ltd., M-76, IInd Floor, M- Block Market, Greater Kailash-II,
New Delhi-110048 to opt-out.
Upon request, we will remove/block your
personally identifiable information from our database, thereby
canceling your registration. See Contact information below.
However, your information may remain stored in archive on
our servers even after the deletion or the termination of
If your personally identifiable information
or email address change, or if you no longer desire our service,
you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by by emailing
our Customer Support at [email protected]
or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact
information listed below.
If we plan to use your personally identifiable
information for any commercial purposes, we will notify you
at the time we collect that information and allow you to opt-out
of having your information used for those purposes.
You can accept or decline the cookies.
All sites that are customizable require that you accept cookies.
You also must accept cookies to register as someone for access
to some of our services. For information on how to set your
browser to alert you to cookies, or to reject cookies, go
Any questions or clarifications with respect
to this Policy can be sent to Tehelka.com Pvt Ltd. (Privacy
Policy), M-76, IInd Floor, M- Block Market, Greater Kailash-II,
New Delhi-110048 or by emailing us at [email protected].
We reserve the right to change or update this policy at any
time by placing a prominent notice on our site. Such changes
shall be effective immediately upon posting to this site.
we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the
homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you
are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve
the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so
please review it frequently. If we make material changes to
this policy, we will notify you here, or by means of a notice
on our homepage.
If we decide to make changes in our email
the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that
you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it,
and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
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