1.What kinds of information do we collect:
- Information you’ve provided to us:
We collect information about you when you provide it to us, including when you create an online account, subscribe to one of our titles, respond to one of our competitions/promotions or Offers, order or register your interest in one of our products, use the Extension or post a comment under an article. This could be via your computer browser, via an app, by telephone, or by post.
- Information from your device:
We collect information from and about the device you are using when you interact with one of our websites, apps or other products/services, including adverts.
This may include:
(i) Device Type (ii) Device Operations (iii) Unique identifiers (iv) Device Settings (v) Network/connections (vi) Cookies
- Posting comments on articles:
When you comment on an article, the information you post and your username are publicly accessible. This information can be viewed and collected by other people. We strongly suggest you avoid sharing any personal details, and especially information that can be used to identify you directly such as your name, age, address and name of employer in your comments. We are not responsible for the privacy of the information you make publicly accessible via the comments section.
- Social media:
If you log-in to our websites through a social media site, such as Facebook, Twitter or Google, you are granting permission to such company to share your user information with us. This will include your name and email address plus any other information you have permitted them to share with third parties. If you remove our website from your Facebook, Twitter or Google account, we will no longer have access to this information.
- Browser pop-up notifications
When you consent to receiving pop-up browser notifications from one of our websites, we collect the following information: (i) the url of the page you were on when you were subscribed; (ii) your country code; (iii) your device type; (iv) your browser name and version; and (v) the topics of the article you have clicked on or interacted with
- Information about other people
By supplying us with information about someone else, you confirm that they have authorized you to provide us with their information (including sensitive personal data) on their behalf.
2.Legal Bases for processing your data
- Consent:Some processing activities will only be done where we have sought your prior consent. If we require your consent, we will provide you with full details of the information that we would like and the reason we need it. Once given, you have the right to withdraw your consent again at any point and we will be obliged to stop processing your data and delete it unless we can demonstrate that another legal basis applies.
- Legal Obligation:There may be situations where we need to use your information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations or defend claims. This includes publishing information about competition winners.
3.How we may use your information
We use personal information for journalistic activities to support a free press and to support individual and societal rights to receive information.
- Direct marketing and browser push notifications
In accordance with your preferences and data protection legislation, we may use your information to send you direct marketing communications. This may include communications by email, post, telephone or SMS about our products and services, events and special offers.
- Cookie Matching
Where you have given consent, we check to see if you have a cookie ID when you visit one of our properties. We are then able to compare the cookie ID we have to see if we know who you are.
- Location based services and advertising
Where we provide services that utilise your device’s location, such as local weather or news, your location will be determined either from a lookup of your IP address in a ‘GeoIP’ database which lists information provided by your ISP (usually your closest town or borough).
Where you have granted permission to access your device’s location and consented to us to use your data for advertising purposes, this location information may be used to tailor the advertising you receive, including showing you certain advertisements when you are in the vicinity of a particular location.
- Ad Blocker Detection
We collect information from your device to detect whether you’re using an ad blocker. This is to determine if we are able to show you advertising. As an advertising funded publisher, we rely on the ability to show you advertising.
When you use our websites and apps we may collect information using cookies or similar technologies.
What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognize you. This allows websites to tailor what you see on the screen.
05. Updates to this Policy
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy. Where changes are made, we will post the revised Policy here with an updated effective date. Please check regularly for any changes to this Policy.
06. How to contact us:
If you have any queries, then please contact us by email at:
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
Bangladesh Songbadpotro, Road-12, Block-F, House-19, Niketon, Dhaka.