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This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which information collected from the users or provided by the users is processed by us, The Daily Star is the newspaper under Mediaworld Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Bangladesh and having its registered office at 64-65 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh, which operates various websites, apps, newsletters, and other services, including but not limited to delivery of information and content, via any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (collectively the “Service(s)”).

This Privacy Policy forms part and parcel of the Terms of Use for the Services. Capitalised terms, which have been used here but are undefined shall have the same meaning as attributed to them in the Terms & Conditions. The Company respects the privacy of the users of the Site / Services and is committed to protecting it in all respects.

1. INFORMATION RECEIVED, COLLECTED AND STORED BY THE COMPANY

We collect and process some or all the following types of information in the course of you using our Services. The type of information we collect will depend on the circumstances and the Service you are using. Generally speaking, the information about the user as collected by the Company is: (a) Registration data of users (b) Subscribing to the newsletter

(a). Registration data of users

When you register in our campaign we collect data from the fields of the registration form. It may include Name, Email, phone, etc.

(b) Subscribing to the newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we get the user’s email address and the category s/he has subscribed to.

2. INFORMATION USE BY THE COMPANY

We use information held about you for our legitimate business interests for the following purposes:

(i) For verification and record of your personal particulars, to authenticate you so that we know it is you and not someone else, which includes comparing it with Information from other sources and using the Information to communicate with you. We rely on the performance of our contract with you so as the legal basis for such processing.

(ii) To conduct market research and statistical analysis of the users of the Website including the number of users, the frequency of use for our business plans, the enhancement of our products and services, targeted advertisements, and conveying such Information in broad terms (but not information in relation to specific individuals) to third parties who have or propose to have business dealings with us. We rely on legitimate business interests as the legal basis for such processing and the legitimate interest in analysing the use of the Services and improving the same.

(iii) To prevent fraud or other potentially illegal activities (including copyright infringement) and to block disruptive users and protect the safety of users of our Services. The legal basis for this process is our legitimate business interests being the proper protection of our business against risks.

(iv) To enforce our terms of Service. The legal basis for this processing being the protection and assertion of our legal rights and the legal rights of others.

In any case, if you would prefer that we do not use your Information to market or promote our products and Services to you, please contact us at 64-65 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh or digitaloperations@thedailystar.net

3. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

The Company shares your Information with any third party without obtaining the prior consent of the User in the following limited circumstances:

(a) Information shared with Sponsors

(i) The Company may share with sponsors about our campaign engagement and registrations.

(ii) The Company may share Information to support sponsors. If you participate in certain features of the Website (e.g., campaigns), please note that any Information you or others voluntarily disclose through use of these features, becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated. The Company is not responsible for the Information that you or others choose to disclose publicly on the Website, and neither the Company’s nor others’ use of such Information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

(b) We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit or use the Website or Services. These companies may use Information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits or use of websites, mobile applications, or services, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

(c) Some General Exceptions to Disclosures

a) The Website Service may include links to other websites or applications. Such websites or applications are governed by their respective privacy policies, which are beyond our control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website/app/service you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can’t find the privacy policy of any of these via a link, you should contact the application/site owners directly for more information.

The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of your Information by Third-Party Providers or by other third parties is not the responsibility of the Company. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the Third-Party Providers’ privacy policies.

b) Any personally identifiable information provided by you will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and/or accessible in the public domain like any comments, messages, blogs, scribbles available on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The above exceptions are not exhaustive and will include exceptions available in law as well as otherwise.

4. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Any personal information you provide to Company is kept on secure servers with limited access. The Company uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures (a) to safeguard personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized use or access, disclosure, or modification; and (b) to ensure the integrity of the personal information.

We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to do so. We also endeavour that any recipient of such Information agrees to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet, any transmission is at your own risk. And, of course, any Information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with internet access.

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and terms of use and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and terms of use. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some Information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services and such Information is outside the Company’s control. Further, if you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of your account has been compromised), please immediately notify us.

5. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES

Your information mentioned in this Privacy Policy will not be shared with any company which is registered in another country.

6. QUESTIONS

All questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to digitaloperations@thedailystar.net

Any complaints or concerns with regards to the processing of information provided by you or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Officer as mentioned below via in writing by email to digitaloperations@thedailystar.net

We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint:

a) Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;

b) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate;

The company shall not be responsible for any communication, if addressed, to any non-designated person in this regard.

[YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF SERVICES SHALL MEAN THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY. BY ACCESSING OR USING SERVICES YOU ALSO REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY AS PER APPLICABLE LAW TO ACCEPT THE TERMS ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON YOU REPRESENT IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.]