Arunchol considers privacy of the information collected from the users of this website (www.arunchol.com) to be of utmost importance and follows a strict policy to protect the information. This policy lays down the practices and procedures that we follow in collecting, storing and handling the information provided by users of this website.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Arunchol collects demographic details like name, email, address and telephone number at the time of registration of a user on this website. The required information needed to register is restricted to the name and email address of the user and the user has the option not to provide other details at the time of registration.
PURPOSE OF COLLECTION AND USAGE OF INFORMATION
Arunchol collects information that helps us in providing the best experience to the user while using the website. The information also helps us in understanding visitor behavior and demographics and enables us to create and present content in a manner that is most useful for visitors. The information collected at the time of registration is used for communicating offers, newsletters and other relevant information to users.
ACCESS TO DATA
Arunchol restricts access to user information collected to authorized personnel alone and such access is restricted by means of passwords.
SECURITY PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES
Arunchol follows security practices and procedures that are consistent with international standards. We follow well defined administrative, technical and physical security control procedures to provide reasonable protection to information provided by the users.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
Arunchol may, in some cases, transfer information to third parties if it is necessary to meet the purpose of collecting such data. Such transfer of information will only be done if the third party follows the same level of data protection as that followed by Arunchol. Arunchol never sells information provided by a user to a third party.
This Policy explains how cookies are used on the Website and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this Website (not all of them are used on every site).
1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a piece of software code that an internet website sends to your browser when you access information at that site. A cookie is stored as a simple text file on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Cookies let you navigate between pages efficiently as they store your preferences.
We collect information on our users through registration and the use of the Website, through cookies, where you choose to disclose data in postings, and when you enter sales promotion and competitions.
(i) To gather statistics: We track how many ‘unique users’ we have and how often they visit our Website. We track how often different pages of our Website are visited and which countries our visitors come from. Accurate statistics enable us to sell advertising and continue to provide a top quality service to you. The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
(ii) Flash cookies may be used to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not render correctly.
4. Types of cookie that may be used
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don’t list every single cookie used by name – but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.
A. First Party Cookies
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
(i) Personalisation cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Website and in conjunction with other Information we hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the Website). These are used to recommend content we think you’ll be interested in based on what you’ve looked at before.
(ii) Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance.
(iii) Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our Websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don’t see comments you’ve reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments up/down more than once).
B. Third Party Cookies
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our Website, for example Facebook, Twitter, have their own cookies, pixel tags, etc. which are controlled by them. We have no control on such cookies. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies and the Company has no access to read or write these cookies, other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all
(i) Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our Website or if you are already logged in to them.
5. Turning off Cookies
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies (including essential cookies). If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the Website and/or affect the way in which the Website operates. Also, if you do this you may not be able to use all Services on our Website and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will, however, still be able to view editorial content.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
CHANGES IN POLICY
DISCLOSURE TO GOVERNMENT
In some cases Arunchol will have to disclose the information collected from users to the Government to fulfil its legal obligations. Such disclosure will only be carried out with agencies of the Government or agencies authorised by it and no information other than that which is required to be disclosed under law will be transferred to such agencies.