Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: July 27, 2020

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Sahanamag.com (“Magazine”) collects, uses and shares personal information of consumer users of our website located at www.sahanamag.com.

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: http://sahanamag.com. We can be reached at editor @sahanamag.com

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

There’s a range of information we need to collect about you so that we can operate our sites. This information may include:

Information You Give Us. We collect your name, email address the genres of books you like to read as well as other information you directly give us. If you provide it, then this information may also include your name, username. We automatically log information about you and your device. For example, when using our sites, we log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, the referring website, pages you viewed, and access times. We also collect information about actions you take when using our sites, such as authors you follow; books and advertisements you click; your purchase or browse; and your comments, likes and reviews on books. We also collect data through subscribe forms and contact us forms.

Cookies. We may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our sites. We do not currently respond to Do Not Track signals.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

We use several types of cookies on our sites:

Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our sites. For example, when you sign in to our sites, we may send cookies to your device so that we can identify you as a user.

Functionality Cookies. These cookies are used to remember choices you make when you use our sites, such as your country. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience.

Analytics and Performance Cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our sites and how users use the sites. The information is aggregated and anonymous and does not identify any individual visitor. It includes the number of visitors to our sites, the pages they visited, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate, maintain, and improve our sites.

Social Media Cookies. These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button on our sites or engage with our content on or through a social network such as Facebook or Twitter. The social network will record that you have done this.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our sites with your browser settings. For step-by-step instructions, please check your browser’s help section. Here are links for popular browsers: ChromeFirefox, and Internet Explorer. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our sites work for you.

ANALYTICS AND ADSENSE

We use Google Analytics, a service which collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. To learn more about the information collected by Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on your site, which should also be disclosed in your privacy policy in the following manner:

Amazon : Sahanamag.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an Amazon affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and amazon.in

Sahanamag.com may earn a small commission for endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.

Sahanamag.com collect privacy-related information through cookies which can store the IP addresses, demographics and other personal details of users.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We will post any modifications or changes to our Privacy Policy on our sites and services. We reserve the right to modify the policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when this policy was last changed. If we make any material changes to the policy, we will post a notice on our sites prior to those changes taking effect.

EMBEDDED CONTENT

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WHAT WE DO WITH THIS INFORMATION

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We use the information we collect in the following ways:

  • Service Delivery. To operate and maintain our services; to create your account, identify you as a user, and customize our sites for your account; to send you administrative communications, which may include administrative emails, confirmations, technical notices, updates, and security alerts; to respond to your comments and questions and provide you with user support; and to process payments you make via our sites.
  • Research & Development. To improve our services.
  • Marketing. To track and measure our advertising, and to send you promotional communications. Depending on your settings, these promotional communications may include deals or new releases emails, alerts related to authors you follow, social notifications, surveys, or other newsletters. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time: such marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.”
  • Compliance & Operations. To protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

HOW WE SHARE THIS INFORMATION

Our Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your personal information with our third-party service providers who provide services such as data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure, email delivery, and other similar services. We require that our third-party service providers use your personal information only to provide the services we’ve requested.

Other Disclosures. We may share personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (c) to enforce our Privacy Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others.

ANONYMOUS DATA

When we use the term “anonymous data,” we’re referring to data and information that doesn’t permit you to be identified or identifiable, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party.

We may create anonymous data from the personal information we receive about you and other individuals whose personal information we collect. Anonymous data might include analytics information and information collected by us using cookies. We make personal information into anonymous data by excluding information, such as your name, that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze usage patterns in order to make improvements to our sites.

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

We may use interest-based advertising to place advertisements on third-party websites. Certain companies will use cookies and other information about your visits to our sites and other websites in order to provide advertisements for products and services (including those of third parties) that may be of interest to you. To learn more about this practice, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/http://www.networkadvertising.org, or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Google. To opt-out of interest-based advertising placed by us on third-party websites via Google, you can opt-out on Google’s Ads Settings.

AppNexus. To opt-out of interest-based advertising placed by us on third-party websites via the AppNexus network, you can opt-out on the AppNexus website.

Mobile devices. To opt-out of interest-based advertising from us in apps on mobile devices, please check the instructions for your operating system: iOS or Android.

Email. We may provide certain third-party service providers with anonymized, non-identifying information about you that enables them to deliver advertisements within emails we send you. To learn more about these service providers and how they collect and use information about you, please visit http://liveintent.com/ad-choices.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Subject to the next paragraph, we ask that you not send us, and you do not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through our sites or otherwise to us.

If you send or disclose any sensitive personal information to us when you submit user-generated content to Sahanamag.com, you consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal information, you must not submit such user-generated content to website

GOOGLE RECAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA, which identifies bots by collecting hardware and software information and sending that data to Google for analysis. To learn more about Google reCAPTCHA, please visit  https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/invisible.html  and https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

Opt-out. You can contact us any time to opt-out of (a) promotional communications, (b) any new processing of your personal information that we may carry out beyond the original purpose, or (c) the transfer of your personal information outside the EEA. Please note that your use of some of the sites or services may be ineffective upon opt-out.

Access. You can access the information we hold about you at any time by viewing your account on our sites or by contacting us directly.

Amend. You can also contact us to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.

Move. Your personal information is portable — i.e. you have the flexibility to move your data to other service providers as you wish.

Erase and Forget. In certain situations, for example when the information we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at sahanamag.com. In your request, please make clear (a) what personal information is concerned, and (b) which of the above rights you would like to enforce. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

When you receive promotional emails from us, you can also unsubscribe or opt-out by clicking the link at the bottom of any of the emails. You can’t opt-out of receiving administrative communications.

In order to use our sites, you need to provide us with your email address. If you cannot provide us with your email address, you cannot use our sites.

DATA RETENTION

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it. These purposes may include satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements; establishing or defending legal claims; or fraud prevention.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information; the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information; the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means; and the applicable legal requirements.

When we no longer require the personal information we have collected about you, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. If we anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you), we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your information, including personal information that we collect from you, may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us and other third parties outside the country in which you reside where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By using our sites, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will only process your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We need certain personal information in order to provide you with access to our sites. If you are an EU resident and you registered with us, you will have been asked to check a box indicating your agreement to provide this information in order to access our services. This consent provides us with the legal basis we require under applicable law to process your information. You maintain the right to withdraw such consent at any time. If you do not agree to our use of your personal information in line with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our sites.

OUR POLICY ON CHILDREN

Our sites are not directed at children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with information without their consent, they should contact us, and we will delete such information as soon as reasonably practicable.

USER TESTIMONIALS AND FEEDBACK

We often receive testimonials and comments from users who have had positive experiences with our services, and we occasionally publish them.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Thanks for using our site, and for reviewing our Privacy Policy. We welcome your comments or questions about this Privacy Policy. If you have any feedback, we encourage you to contact us sahanamag.com

 

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