Geeklads Media is a subordinate of Geeklads Technologies Private Limited. Basically, Geeklads Technologies Private Limited is the parent company of Geeklads Media.
- Data controller: Geeklads Media
- How we collect or obtain information about you:
- when you provide it to us (e.g. by contacting us) by: - Instructing us to provide services to you, when you have provided a contact email to receive occasional industry updates
- from your use of our website, using cookies, and
- occasionally from third parties where you have opted in and allowed transfer of data to third parties.
- Information we may collect: Business name, contact name and contact details, VAT number if applicable, IP address, information from cookies (e.g. device and browser type, information about which pages of our website you have viewed, the time when you viewed them and what you clicked on, the geographical location from which you accessed our website based on your IP address). In addition to this we may collect any other information necessary to perform and or provide any service that you have instructed us to carry out on your behalf.
- How we use your information: To fulfil any contractual obligations we have entered into with you, for administrative and business purposes (particularly to contact you), to improve our business and website, to analyze your use of our website, to fulfil our legal obligations, to provide you with information relevant to the security/effectiveness/visibility of your company website
- Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to run our business, to fulfil any contracts we enter with you, where required by law or to enforce our legal rights.
- Do we sell your information to third parties (other than in the course of a business sale or purchase or similar event): NO, we do not sell your information.
- How long we retain your information: for no longer than necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g. to maintain records for tax purposes), any other legal basis we have for using your information (e.g. your consent, performance of a contract with you or our legitimate interests as a business). For specific retention periods in relation to certain information which we collect from you, please see the main section below entitled How long we retain your information.
- How we secure your information: using appropriate technical and organizational measures such as storing your information on secure servers, encrypting transfers of data to or from our servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, only granting access to your information where necessary.
- Transfers of your information outside the Asian Economic Area: We will only transfer your information outside the Asian Economic Area if we are required to do so by law OR where it is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations entered with you. Where we do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place (including ensuring that the third parties used have appropriate safeguards in place)
- Your rights in relation to your information
- to access your information and to receive information about its use
- to have your information corrected and/or completed
- to have your information deleted
- to restrict the use of your information
- to receive your information in a portable format
- to object to the use of your information
- to withdraw your consent to the use of your information (subject to legal obligations)
- to complain to a supervisory authority
- Sensitive personal information: we do not knowingly or intentionally collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’. Please do not submit sensitive personal information about yourself to us. For more information, please see the main section below entitled Sensitive Personal Information.
The data controller in respect of our website is Geeklads Media (B-59, Street No-5, Bhagwati garden Ext., Uttam Nagar, New Delhi-110059, India. You can contact the data controller by writing to the above address or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information we collect when you visit our website
We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.
Web server log information
We use a third-party server to host our website called GoDaddy, their privacy policies are available here: https://in.godaddy.com/agreements/showdoc.aspx?pageid=PRIVACY. Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as the date and time of the request and the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website.
Use of website server log information for IT security purposes
Our third-party hosting provider collect(s) and store(s) server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analyzing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorized access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber-attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.
We do not make, nor do we allow our hosting provider to make, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs
Use of website server log information to analyze and improve our website
We use the information collected by our website server logs to analyze how our website users interact with our website and its features. For example, we analyze the number of visits and unique visitors we receive, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit the operating system and browser used.
We use the information gathered from the analysis of this information to improve our website. For example, we use the information gathered to change the information, content and structure of our website and individual pages based according to what users are engaging most with and the duration of time spent on pages on our website.
Cookies: Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.
You can reject some or all of the cookies we use on or via our website by changing your browser settings or, for non-essential cookies, by using our cookie control tool, but doing so can impair your ability to use our website or some or all of its features. For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or see our cookies policy.
Information we collect when you contact us
We collect and use information from individuals who contact us in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.
When you send an email to the email address displayed on our website, we collect your email address and any other information you provide in that email (such as your name, telephone number and the information contained in any signature block in your email).
Transfer and storage of your information
We use a third-party email provider to store emails you send us. Our third-party email provider is Getresponse & Mailchimp.
Contact form When you contact us using our contact form, we collect: Your name, email, company, subject and message. We also collect any other information you provide to us when you complete the contact form e.g. if you are happy for us to contact you for marketing purposes.
If you do not provide the mandatory information required by our contact form, you will not be able to submit the contact form and we will not receive your enquiry.
If you do not supply the optional information required by our contact form, you will not be able to make the most of Geeklads Media’s promotion content and offers.
When you contact us by telephone, we will, if necessary, for the provision of our service to you, collect your telephone number and any information provide to us during your conversation with us.
We do not record telephone conversations
If you contact us by post, we will collect any information you provide to us in any postal communications you send us.
Information we collect when you visit with our website
We collect and use information from individuals who interact with features of our website in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.
When you complete a contact form on our website, we collect the following information: Your name, company, website, telephone number and contact email and any other information you provide to us when you complete the contact form.
You can opt-out from receiving marketing communications in relation to our services by emailing Geeklads Media at email@example.com with the subject line “UNSUBSCRIBE”.
We may send you marketing communications in relation to similar services if you do not opt out from receiving them.
Legitimate interests: direct marketing and advertising our products and services.]
Transfer and storage of your information
We use a third-party service to administer our mailing list, MailChimp
Our goods and services
We will send you marketing communications in relation to our goods and services only if you opt-in to receive them.
Consent: you give your consent to us sending you information about our goods and services by signing up to receive such information in accordance with the steps described above.
Information collected or obtained from third parties
This section sets out how we obtain or collect information about you from third parties.
Information received from third parties
Generally, we do not receive information about you from third parties. The third parties from which we may receive information about you will generally include affiliates or business partners.
It is also possible that third parties with whom we have had no prior contact may provide us with information about you. Information we obtain from third parties will generally be your name and contact details but will include any additional information about you which they provide to us.
Consent: where you have asked that a third party to share information about you with us and the purpose of sharing that information is not related to the performance of a contract or services by us to you, we will process your information on the basis of your consent, which you give by asking the third party in question to pass on your information to us.
For example, we would have a legitimate interest in processing your information to perform our obligations under a sub-contract with the third party, where the third party has the main contract with you. Our legitimate interest is the performance of our obligations under our sub-contract.
Similarly, third parties may pass on information about you to us if you have infringed or potentially infringed any of our legal rights. In this case, we will have a legitimate interest in processing that information to investigate and pursue any such potential infringement.
Where we receive information about you in error
If we receive information about you from a third party in error and/or we do not have a legal basis for processing that information, we will delete your information.
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: where you have entered into a contract or requested that we enter into a contract with you, in certain circumstances, we will obtain information about you from public sources in order to enable us to understand your business and provide services to you or services to a sufficient standard.
For example, we would obtain and/or verify your email address from your website or from a directory where you ask us to send you information by email but we do not possess the information or we need to confirm that we have recorded your email address correctly.
Consent: we may obtain information from third parties, such as data brokers, where you have consented to them sharing information with us by
Disclosure and additional uses of your information
This section sets out the circumstances in which will disclose information about you to third parties and any additional purposes for which we use your information.
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: we may need to share information with our service providers to enable us to perform our obligations under that contract or to take the steps you have requested before we enter into a contract with you.
Disclosure of your information to other third parties
We disclose your information to other third parties in specific circumstances, as set out below.
Providing information to third parties such as Google Inc & Facebook. [Google c &Facebook collect information through our use of Google Analytics on our website and through retargeting for Facebook should it be accepted. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for several purposes, such as improving its Google Analytics service. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymized basis. To find out more about what information Google collects, how it uses this information and how to control the information sent to Google, please see the following page: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/]
Transfer and storage of your information
Information collected by Google Analytics is stored outside the Asian Economic Area on Google’s servers in the United States of America.
Sharing your information with third parties, which are either related to or associated with the running of our business, where it is necessary for us to do so. These third parties include our accountants, and insurers.
Sharing your information with a prospective or actual purchaser or seller in the context of a business or asset sale or acquisition by us, a merger or similar business combination event, whether actual or potential.
Disclosure and use of your information for legal reasons
Indicating possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority
If we suspect that criminal or potential criminal conduct has been occurred, we will in certain circumstances need to contact an appropriate authority, such as the police. This could be the case, for instance, if we suspect that we fraud or a cybercrime has been committed or if we receive threats or malicious communications towards us or third parties.
We will generally only need to process your information for this purpose if you were involved or affected by such an incident in some way.
In connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement our legal rights
We will use your information in connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement of our legal rights, including, for example, sharing information with debt collection agencies if you do not pay amounts owed to us when you are contractually obliged to do so. Our legal rights may be contractual (where we have entered into a contract with you) or non-contractual (such as legal rights that we have under copyright law or tort law).
In connection with a legal or potential legal dispute or proceedings
We may need to use your information if we are involved in a dispute with you or a third party for example, either to resolve the dispute or as part of any mediation, arbitration or court resolution or similar process.
How long we retain your information
This section sets out how long we retain your information. We have set out specific retention periods where possible. Where that has not been possible, we have set out the criteria we use to determine the retention period.
Server log information: we retain information on our server logs for up to 5 years.
Correspondence and enquiries: when you make an enquiry or correspond with us for any reason, whether by email or via our contact form, [or by phone, we will retain your information for as long as it takes to respond to and resolve your enquiry, and for 12 further month(s) after which point we will delete your information.
Criteria for determining retention periods
In any other circumstances, we will retain your information for no longer than necessary, considering the following:
- [the purpose(s) and use of your information both now and in the future (such as whether it is necessary to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to contact you in the future);
- whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information (such as any record-keeping obligations imposed by relevant law or regulation);
- whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your information (such as your consent);
- how valuable your information is (both now and in the future);
- any relevant agreed industry practices on how long information should be retained;
- the levels of risk, cost and liability involved with us continuing to hold the information;
- how hard it is to ensure that the information can be kept up to date and accurate; and
- any relevant surrounding circumstances (such as the nature and status of our relationship with you).
How we secure your information
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure your information and to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction, including:
- only sharing and providing access to your information to the minimum extent necessary, subject to confidentiality restrictions where appropriate, and on an anonymized basis wherever possible;
- Using secure servers to store your information.
- verifying the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information;
- Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt any information you submit to us via any forms on our website.
- Only transferring your information via closed system or encrypted data transfers.
Transmission of information to us by email
Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website or any other means), you do so entirely at your own risk.
We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by such means.
Country of storage: United States of America. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.
Safeguard(s) used: Google has self-certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield which is available here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is an approved certification mechanism under Article 42 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is permitted under Article 46(2)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. You can access the European Commission decision on the adequacy of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm
Your rights in relation to your information
Subject to certain limitations on certain rights, you have the following rights in relation to your information, which you can exercise by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- to request access to your information and information related to our use and processing of your information;
- to request the correction or deletion of your information;
- to request that we restrict our use of your information;
- to receive information which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (e.g. a CSV file) and the right to have that information transferred to another data controller (including a third-party data controller);
- to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes (for further information, see the section below entitled Your right to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes); and
- to withdraw your consent to our use of your information at any time where we rely on your consent to use or process that information. Please note that if you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use and processing of your information based on your consent before the point in time when you withdraw your consent.
In accordance with Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Verifying your identity where you request access to your information
Where you request access to your information, we are required by law to use all reasonable measures to verify your identity before doing so.
These measures are designed to protect your information and to reduce the risk of identity fraud, identity theft or general unauthorized access to your information.
How we verify your identity
Where we possess appropriate information about you on file, we will attempt to verify your identity using that information.
If it is not possible to identity you from such information, or if we have insufficient information about you, we may require original or certified copies of certain documentation in order to be able to verify your identity before we are able to provide you with access to your information.
We will be able to confirm the precise information we require to verify your identity in your specific circumstances when you make such a request.
You may also exercise your right to object to us using or processing your information for direct marketing purposes by:
- clicking the unsubscribe link contained at the bottom of any marketing email we send to you and following the instructions which appear in your browser following your clicking on that link;
- sending an email to email@example.com], asking that we stop sending you marketing communications or by including the words “OPT OUT”.
For more information on how to object to our use of information collected from cookies and similar technologies, please see the section entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
Sensitive Personal Information
‘Sensitive personal information’ is information about an individual that reveals their racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic information, biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual, information concerning health or information concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
We do not knowingly or intentionally collect sensitive personal information from individuals, and you must not submit sensitive personal information to us.
If, however, you inadvertently or intentionally transmit sensitive personal information to us, you will be considered to have explicitly consented to us processing that sensitive personal information under Article 9(2)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation. We will use and process your sensitive personal information for the purposes of deleting it.
We will provide you with the information about the change in question and the purpose and any other relevant information before we use your information for that new purpose.
Wherever required, we will obtain your prior consent before using your information for a purpose that is different from the purposes for which we originally collected it.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying regulations protect the privacy of children using the internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect information from persons under the age of 18. The website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from persons under the age of 18.
It is possible that we could receive information pertaining to persons under the age of 18 by the fraud or deception of a third party. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will, where required by law to do so, immediately obtain the appropriate parental consent to use that information or, if we are unable to obtain such parental consent, we will delete the information from our servers. If you would like to notify us of our receipt of information about persons under the age of 18, please do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org