Privacy Policy

by Sankalan Baidya

FactsLegend.org Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US, EU and Indian privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

We do not have a mobile app for now. All we have is website/blog that adjusts to any screen resolution. As for the information that we collect, there are a few types that we usually collect:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email ID
  • Your IP Address
  • Your Age
  • Your Gender
  • Your Country of Residence

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you when you send an email using the contact email id of website or enter information on our site or simply when you visit our website. Here is how it happens:

When you request any new fact using our Facts Request Form found here, we ask for the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Country of Residence
  • Your Profession (Student or Otherwise)
  • Your Gender
  • Your Age

When you contact us for advertisement queries using our Advertisement For found here, we ask for the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Website (optional)

When you contact us for any other purpose (other that requesting facts or advertisement queries) using our contact form, we collect the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Website (optional)

When you leave a comment on this website through the comments section under each article, we ask for the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Website (optional)
  • Your Comment/Opinion that Your Post

When you register for Newsletter using our subscription form at the bottom section (footer) of our website, we collect the following information:

  • Your Email

When you visit our website, we log your IP address using following methods:

  • WordPress’ built in system (our website runs on WordPress) collects your IP address whether you simply browse our website for information, use the three different contact forms, leave a comment or register for newsletter using the subscription form at the bottom of every page (known as footer of the website).
  • Sucuri security plugin that logs IP address of every visitor to keep an eye on unsolicited activities like trying to login to our website backend or trying to hack our website or trying to inject malicious code into our website codes/files.
  • Our cloud hosting provider too logs all IP address that hit our website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies from our website

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Our website doesn’t have any built-in analytics software or plugin. We use Google Analytics services to:

  • Understand user behavior like time spent on website
  • Pages most visited by users
  • Interest of the users
  • Gender of the users
  • Age group of the users
  • Operating system used by users
  • Browsers used by users
  • IPS used by the users and so on…

In case you want to opt out of Google Analytics data tracking, you can use the following Google Chrome extension to do so: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-analytics-opt-out/fllaojicojecljbmefodhfapmkghcbnh?hl=en

In case you want learn about Google Analytics privacy policy, you can follow this link.

How long we retain your data?

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.

In general, we keep contact entries for 6 months, analytics records for 1 year and all comments indefinitely.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
  • To understand user behavior on our website and find out their pattern of browsing and then show relevant interest-based content either exclusively owned by Facts Legend or content shared on Facts Legend by third party or for showing relevant ads served by various ad networks we work with for revenue generation.
  • To answer any query sent to us by our users.
  • To promote any other product or services that we offer or intend to offer in future.
  • To provide technical support as and when required.
  • To facilitate creation of content (whenever such requests are made) by our users.
  • To debug and test various platforms on which our website/blog operates.
  • To analyze data and debug our platform for continuous improvement.
  • To understand user interest and create relevant content to serve them better.

We use and process this information only and only:

  • When you provide express consent by agreeing to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  • When it becomes necessary to reply to any contact.
  • For compliance with our legal obligations.
  • For protecting vital information of someone else.
  • For pursuing our legitimate interesting without interfering in the interest of our users.

Many a times, we use automated systems to present relevant content to our users. The automated system uses user behavior and browsing pattern to decide on the best match of possible content that a user may genuinely want to read.

When and to whom do we disclose the personal information furnished by our users?

The personal information that we collect is always shared with these two third parties:

  • Our webhost where our website is hosted. The information is automatically transferred to our hosting servers. We make use of cloud hosting services of Digital Ocean.
  • Sucuri Inc. whose parent organization is GoDaddy.
  • The email addresses that are shared through our Newsletter Subscription form are shared with our mailing service provide – Mail Chimp.

Despite the fact that your information is shared by us with these third-party service providers, we have a mutual agreement to keep your information confidential. From our end, we never sell your information to any other party or give them access through any API integration.

Other disclosures:

We may disclose your information to following parties:

  • Law enforcement and court if we receive any such order.
  • To any third party if law permits us to do so.
  • To any third party if you provide explicit consent.

Area of operation:

We are based in India. However, we have made our services available to every country in this world except for two countries – Pakistan and China. When we process your information, we process it only in India. However, the third-party services that we use are not located in India. If they process your information without your explicit consent, you can contact them directly and hold them accountable.

User rights

You as a user on this site have the following rights:

  • You can ask to access and review your personal information anytime you want.
  • You can ask for corrections to your information anytime you want.
  • You can ask for complete deletion of your information.
  • You can ask for temporary restriction on any kind of processing barring any legal order that we receive.

In case you ask for complete deletion, we will do that within 48 hours of receiving your request and upon receiving your consent once again (so as to verify the authenticity of the request). Once we delete the information, all involved third parties will no longer have access to your information.

If you request to access your information for review, we will send the information to you in portable data format. You can send us an email at admin@factslegend.org. Alternately, you can use our to do so using our CONTACT form.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. We also have SSL encryption (denoted by ‘https’, which stands for hyper text transfer protocol secure) which ensures that all information you submit on our website is securely transferred to our webserver without giving spoofing technologies any chance to sneak in and steal your data.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still browse our website.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Other Advertisers:

We use two more advertising services on our website. They are:

  • ZergNet
  • Propeller Ads

Both these services are known for setting cookies on the user’s browser to show relevant ads. You can learn about ZergNet privacy policies here. You can learn about Propeller Ads’ privacy policies here. We have no control over the data collected by these third-party services. You can contact them to either opt out of their services or access or delete your data.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

In case you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you will have the following specific data protection rights:

  • You can request to access your data, make corrections to it, update your date or simply delete your data.
  • You can ask restricting the processing of your data.
  • You can opt out of any marketing communications that we send from our end.
  • You can opt out of any newsletter subscription from our website.
  • In case we collected your information earlier with your knowledge and permission, you can still ask for editing / deleting your data. However, just because you are withdrawing now after GDPR implementation does not hold us accountable for any data processing that we did before the implementation of GDPR.

Policy Officer

The administrator of this website is the policy officer. He is also the Data Protection Officer for GDPR purposes. The easiest and most convenient method of contacting the policy officer is to drop him an email at admin@factslegend.org. All complaints will be addressed within 10 working days. However, there may be delays in case the complaints involve 3rd parties whose services we use. In case of such delays a tentative time frame will be provided to the complainant.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13. However, the nature of content on our website may often be important for studies for children who are below 13 years of age. It is necessary that parents keep an eye on the activities of children under that age limit as we cannot selectively prevent anyone from accessing this website based on their age.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 2 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Terms of Use

You can find our ‘Terms of Use’ page here.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

https://factslegend.org

City: Kolkata

Country: India

Address: C/26/1, Rabindrapally, P.O. – Baghajatin
West Bengal
700086

Email: admin@factslegend.org

Mobile: +91-9062066624

Alternately, you can also use the contact form here.

Last Edited on 2018-05-25

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