- USER INFORMATION
2.1 Times Applaud collects your Personal Information when you successfully submit content to us on the Website (“User Information”). User Information refers to data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a person and/or the business entity that a person represents. It may include, but is not limited to, information related to your Personal Information, information associated with your social networking platform, and other information necessary for identification and verification purposes.
2.3 You may visit and browse the Website without having to provide User Information. We indicate which fields are mandatory and which are optional to fill out when submitting content on the Website. You always have the option not to provide information by choosing not to submit particular information or features on the Website. When you visit the Website, we may collect certain non-personal information, such as your internet protocol address, operating system, browser type, and internet service provider. This type of information does not personally identify you during your visit to the Website.
2.4 By using this Website, you consent to the collection, storage, and use of the User Information you provide for any services we may offer, and you consent to our collection of any changes or updates you may provide to the User Information. We only collect User Information that we deem relevant for the purpose of identification, verification, and understanding you.
2.5 We want to clarify that we shall not be liable, for any reason whatsoever, for the authenticity of any User Information provided by you. By using our services, you confirm that the User Information you provide is and will continue to be valid, true, and accurate to the best of your knowledge. In case of any changes to the User Information, please inform us in writing by contacting us at email@example.com
- COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
3.1 In order to enhance your experience on the Website, we may collect technical and navigational information each time you visit the Website. This information, saved in server logs, includes encrypted statistics that help us improve the Website’s efficiency by providing insights into your usage. It may include details such as the server (internet protocol) you accessed the Website from, the browser and operating system you used, the pages visited, and the time, date, and duration of your session on the Website.
3.2 Your anonymity is maintained when collecting this information, and we cannot personally identify you unless you submit User Information on the Website or content that requires identification through the email feature.
3.3 Times Applaud may create anonymous or aggregated User Information and disclose it in a non-personally identifiable manner to third parties, such as advertisers, for marketing and promotional purposes. Additionally, approved organizations conducting research on social, legal, development, and policy issues may receive such information.
3.4 Access to User Information and any other Personal Information is strictly restricted and used in accordance with internal procedures and safeguards. We ensure that parties with access to this information are selected based on our security policies, bound by confidentiality obligations, and subject to disciplinary measures if they fail to meet these obligations.
3.5 We may engage third-party vendors or service providers to assist us in providing services, such as sending email messages on our behalf or hosting and operating specific features of the Website. These third parties are contractually obligated to use your information solely for the intended purpose and maintain its confidentiality.
3.6 Third-party service providers we use include, but are not limited to, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google Tag Manager, and Hotjar.
3.7 If you voluntarily upload, exchange, or submit any data, content, information, images, or comments on the Website, it may be available to other users. Times Applaud will not be liable for the voluntary disclosure and dissemination of such User Information on the Website.
3.8 User Information collected or processed by us is stored on cloud servers provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). However, we do not store User Information voluntarily submitted for notifying us of errors in any content on the Website.
3.9 User Information and/or Personal Information collected for service purposes are retained for the duration of the services provided and an additional 30 days following service termination. After this period, all related information is automatically deleted from our servers.
4.2 Times Applaud may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. This anonymous information is separate from the User Information you provide to us.
4.3 The option to accept cookies is up to you, but certain features and content on the Website may not be accessible without accepting cookies. Most internet browsers allow you to disable or delete cookies. However, doing so may impair the full functionality of the Website.
4.4 You can set your browser to disable or delete cookies if you prefer to browse anonymously. Most cookies are session cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Some pages on the Website may contain cookies or similar devices placed by third parties, and we are not liable for these third-party cookies.
- Use of User Information
5.1 The User Information you provide is used by us solely to fulfill your requests for information. We do not and will not sell or rent your User Information to any third party. Our use of User Information includes the following purposes:
- Sharing of User Information
6.1 User Information may be shared with third parties under the following circumstances: (a) To provide you with the Content and/or services on the Website, subject to the practices of these third parties; (b) To support the growth of our business, including affiliates, strategic partners, investors, suppliers, and service providers.
- Security Precautions
7.1 We employ reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the User Information collected in order to prevent unlawful interception or misuse. We implement secure and technologically appropriate measures in compliance with applicable laws to protect against loss or misuse of your User Information.
7.2 While we strive to maintain the security of our Website and electronic communications, we do not guarantee that they are free from viruses or other harmful effects. We shall not be liable for any errors in transmission or acts of third parties.
7.3 By using the Website, you acknowledge and accept that the security measures we have in place are reasonable but not infallible. You expressly consent to the storage, handling, and use of your User Information.
- BLOGS AND OTHER FORUMS ON THE WEBSITE
8.1 If you choose to use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on the Website, please be aware that any information or content you voluntarily submit there may be read, collected, or used by other users, which could result in unsolicited messages being sent to you.
8.2 We want to clarify that we do not assume any responsibility for the Personal Information you decide to share in these forums. These forums may be hosted by us, our third-party service providers, or individuals/organizations featured on our behalf.
- CONTACTING US
- EMAIL OPT-OUT
You have the option to opt-out of receiving marketing and update emails from us. To stop receiving promotional emails, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it may take up to 10 days to process your request.
- RIGHTS OF EUROPEAN UNION INDIVIDUALS
Please note that if you are below the age of 16 years, your parent or guardian is required to give consent or authorize consent on your behalf when you submit any User Information to us.