For the purposes of this Policy, accessing of the Website with any study material made available or uploaded therein or downloaded, embedded there from shall collectively be referred to as the “Services”. The Website will be collectively referred to as “the Platform”.
To protect the security of Your Personal information during transmission, we encrypts information You input. To prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information, it is important for You to monitor those who have access to Your password and to Your computer, laptop or any other device through which Your account can be accessed. Be sure to sign off when finished while using a shared computer.
However, please do note that given the nature of internet transactions, PMC Publishers & Distributors does not take any responsibility of any kind for the transmission of information including Personal Information shared by You other than as set forth in this Policy. Any transmission of information on the internet is done at Your risk and shall not be responsible for the circumvention of the privacy settings or security measures either by You or any third-party.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
Our system collects information that is sent over the internet without Your control. Some examples of the information we collect and analyse include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect Your computer to the internet; login; email; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; course enrolled history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other users to create features, reports such as popular courses, most used features etc; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream to, and from our Platform, including date and time; cookie number; books You viewed or searched for; the email id You used to call our customer service.
INFROMATION COLLECTED FROM YOU
1. When you use the Platform by way of registration, log in, creation of a user account or creation of a post, purchase of a test series, attempting a mock test, etc. or by way of interaction via third party websites or by way of any other communication with the Platform, PMC Publishers & Distributors may collect your personally identifiable information including name, date of birth, gender, demographic information, photos, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile phone number, credit card or debit card details, geographic location, mailing address, social media account details including list of contacts/friends and examination preference.
3. By registering on the Platform, you agree and confirm your consent to providing PMC Publishers & Distributors with your aforementioned personal information, which is lawful, necessary and permissible. You at all times have the right to discontinue the use of the Platform. PMC Publishers & Distributors is not liable to provide you with its Services in the absence of or your refusal to provide the aforesaid information. Additionally, PMC Publishers & Distributors is not liable to ensure or maintain the same quality of its Services to you, as it may for a user who provides all aforementioned information.
“Personal Information” shall mean the information which identifies the User, name, identification number, email address, age, gender, or phone number provided to PMC Publishers & Distributors at the time of registration or any time thereafter. Personal information may include “sensitive personal information or data” as defined under the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 and in this context, includes passwords or any financial account information provided by You during registration.
We request You to not provide us with any Personal Information unless specifically requested by us. In such events, we bear no liability to such Personal Information provided by You.
USE OF PERSONAL INFROMATION
While availing our services You will provide access to PMC Publishers & Distributors with Your Personal Information. If that information is wrong, You can request us to modify or delete the same. PMC Publishers & Distributors will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the Personal Information is modified and used for rendering services to You and as otherwise in compliance with laws. When editing or deleting Personal Information, we may ask You to verify Your identity before we can act on Your request. PMC Publishers & Distributors may at its discretion reject any request that is contrary to law, requires un-reasonable technical efforts. We do not assure that we will delete all residual copies and archives made by any third party without our knowledge and consent. We never retain Your Personal Information longer than it is required for the purposes of providing services through the Platform or as required by applicable Indian law. At times, we may also require to transfer Your Personal Information to third-party service providers, for instance to authorize transactions we may share Your financial data with such third-party providers. You hereby consent to Your transfer of Personal Information in all such instances. PMC Publishers & Distributors carries out all such transfers strictly in accordance with law.
PMC Publishers & Distributors shall use Your Personal Information to ensure services with respect to the Platform are presented to You in the most effective manner, to secure the Platform and make improvements, to carry out our obligations to You, and to communicate with You. The said communication can either be by calls, text, or emails and for purposes which include transactional, service, or promotional calls or messages. If at any time You wish to not receive any communication from our end You can opt-out of the same by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS TO THE THIRD PARTIES
SHARING OF INFORMATION
PMC Publishers & Distributors may also disclose or transfer User’s personal and other information which a User provides, to another third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of PMC Publishers & Distributors corporation division or company. Any third party to which PMC Publishers & Distributors transfers or sells its assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that a User provide to us.
To the extent necessary to provide Users with the services on the Platform, PMC Publishers & Distributors may provide User’s Personal Information to third-party contractors who work on behalf of or with PMC Publishers & Distributors to provide Users with such services, to help PMC Publishers & Distributors communicate with Users or to maintain the Platform. Generally, these contractors do not have any independent right to share this information, however, certain contractors who provide services on the Platform, including the providers of online communications services, and online payment gateway services, will have the right to use and disclose the Personal Information collected in connection with the provision of these services in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Furthermore, please note that we cannot control the actions of other Users of the Platform with whom You may choose to share Your Personal Information, and any such actions on Your behalf shall be solely Your responsibility.
REPORT, ANALYSIS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
PMC Publishers & Distributors may have to use Personal Information without reference to any persona or identity for research, statistical analysis improving the Platform of functionalities offered thereon and business intelligence purpose and may transfer such research, statistical or intelligence data in an aggregated or non-personally identifiable form to third parties and affiliates.
All PMC Publishers & Distributors employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of sensitive personal data or information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of every User’s sensitive personal data and information.
Cookies are the small pieces information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. It is use to keep track of information such as your interaction with Social Media Websites, the content you click on, download, upload or share other activities on the platform, etc. in order to improve your experience by personalizing it to your preferences and usage trends.
Your Personal Information may be shared with third parties who have a need or authority to receive such information if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to comply with:
(i) In response to any authority having to receive such information under law
(ii) Any order of a court
(iii) Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues
(iv) Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of PMC Publishers & Distributors, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.