Network18 Media and Investments Limited ("the Company/Network18") recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information and will keep the information you entrust to us safely and securely.
This policy tells you how Network18 collects information from you, how we protect it and how we use it, and share all personal information which you provide when you use or browse www.firstpost.com (the "Website").
Information Collection and Use
We will collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways including when you navigate around our Website or respond to communications from us. Firstpost.com may also receive personally identifiable information from, third parties including our related companies, our business partners and publicly available sources of information.
The following is what we normally collect about you to help us provide you with our services, where we can:
• Personal attributes, name, address, gender, date of birth, email, telephone number and service details.
•Information on how you use our Website, including details of your domain name and Internet Protocol address, operating system, browser, cookies, time spent on a page or content, and the route you took to navigate through the pages
•Other data, from time to time, to help us provide you with improved products and services/newsletters.
If you choose not to provide us with certain information we may not be able to provide you with a particular service.
Firstpost.com also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, firstpost.com cookie information and the page you requested.
In addition, when you use firstpost.com's services, you may make some of your personal information public. The main uses of your personal information are to verify your identity; to help provide our services; to share newsletters with you; to conduct market surveys; to administer those services; to enable us to review and improve our service to provide access to certain areas of the website; to personalize your visit to our site. The information we collect is also used to notify visitors about events, changes and other information about this Website. The information we collect is never shared with other organizations for commercial or other purposes.
This information may be used for marketing and for market research purposes, including internal demographic studies, to provide, optimize and personalize our services and to send you newsletters and information (where you have agreed to this) about our products and services.
We may use information about you to create a picture of your interests. This will allow us to understand our customers and visitors better, so we can make our services and marketing more relevant. Information that we use in this way may include:
(i) information about your use of this Website;
(ii) household classification data,
(iii) your responses to communications from us;
(iv) customer surveys;
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Firstpost.com will NOT disclose personally identifiable information, if any about you to third parties except in the following situations:
•We have your consent to share the information;
•We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
•We need to share the information with certain service partners in order to respond and resolve your service issues. (Unless we tell you differently, these partners have no independent right to use this information except to respond to your comments or to resolve the service issues.);
•We respond to requests from any Indian or foreign government, security, defence, revenue, regulatory or other authority, agency or officer;
•We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal proceedings;
•When required by law that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights of the property firstpost.com
•When applicable law or regulation requires disclosure of information to protect the safety or security of users of our Website;
•We find that your actions on our web Website violate the firstpost.com Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services
•We may need to share details with third parties (such as auditors or legal advisors) to obtain advice. Any such processing will be governed by an agreement in the form required by law, preserving any statutory data protection rights.
We may share your information with other members of the Network18 Group.
Who has access to the information at firstpost.com?
•Members of firstpost.com ;
•Our related companies;
•Credit-reporting and fraud-checking agencies;
•Our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers;
•Other telecommunication and information service providers;
•By disclosing individual records such as IP addresses as may be required by law; or
•Government and regulatory authorities and other organizations, as required or authorized by law. We will ensure that these people only use such information to perform the above functions, and that they have adequate procedures in place to deal with your data securely. Some of these people may be based outside