Effective Date: November, 2013. Revised July 2019
The Responsibility Company will not rent or sell personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. It is The Responsibility Company’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
All of the broadcast emails that are sent to you from our sites include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.
As per the newly implemented GDPR, which has come into effect starting from May 25, 2018, there are certain rights of the EU citizens even if the service provider is incorporated or functioning outside of EU.
The users of our website have the following rights as per the GDPR:
Right to Information: Users can inquire on how we store and use their personal data.
Right to Object: Users can object to certain procedures and privacy measures taken by the Sites.
Right to Portability: Users can request to get all of their data stored on our servers in a structured format.
Right to Deletion: Users can request us to permanently delete their data, personal and non-personal, from our systems including backups and other copies.
Right to Access: Users can ask us to provide details of data we have stored on our servers.
Like most website operators, The Responsibility Company collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, including, but not limited to, the browser type, language preference, visiting frequency, time spent on the website, services used, search histories, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Responsibility Company’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Responsibility Company’s visitors use its website and to improve the website performance in a bid to enhance the user experience. From time to time, The Responsibility Company may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing indexes and reports on trends in the usage of its website. It is also to ensure transparency regarding our Sites’ performance.
The Responsibility Company also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our Sites. The Responsibility Company only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Responsibility Company’s websites choose to interact with The Responsibility Company in ways that require The Responsibility Company to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Responsibility Company gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at our Sites to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Responsibility Company are asked to provide additional information, including, but not limited to, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Responsibility Company collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Responsibility Company and the provision of services, if any. The Responsibility Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Responsibility Company collects statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Sites. The Responsibility Company reserves the right to display the aggregated reports and statistics publicly on our forums or in newsletters as we deem fit. However, The Responsibility Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Responsibility Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Responsibility Company’s behalf or to provide services available at The Responsibility Company’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Responsibility Company’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. All these parties are in a legally-binding relationship with The Responsibility Company and are answerable to us in case of any privacy breach.
The Responsibility Company will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Responsibility Company discloses personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Responsibility Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Responsibility Company, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Responsibility Company website and have supplied your email address, The Responsibility Company may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Responsibility Company and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Responsibility Company takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Introducing viruses, worms and any other malicious software into our systems is strictly not allowed and we will take serious action in case of such a breach. If your account is used in any kind of illegal activity or any activity falling under the cybercrime, we reserve the right to share all of your personal as well as other details with the relevant law-enforcement agencies for keeping our users and ourselves safe.
If The Responsibility Company, or substantially all, or some, of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Responsibility Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by the new business owner or partner. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Responsibility Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
- Our Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites.
- Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
- We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Sites.
- Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Sites’ online activities on providing personally identifiable information.