2. Collection of information
A. Information you provide. BanglaTopNews generally collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide. For instance, when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, participate in a reader panel, register for those portions of our covered sites that may require registration, make a purchase, participate in our social networking features, request back issues of our tips and tricks, subscribe to our website, subscribe to receive newsletters, promotional correspondence, or other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback, you may be asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information, and we will collect such information as well as any other content you provide us in engaging in any of the above activities. Information such as your age, gender, hobbies or interests may also be requested. If you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, participate in our social networking features or other community boards that may be offered on our covered sites, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view.
C. Ip address. Your internet protocol (“ip”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the internet, like your internet service provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.G., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on our covered sites, the web sites you visit after this web site; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your ip address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our covered sites. We may also link this information with your personally identifiable information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our covered sites, customers or others.
D. Location information. We may, and may enable our advertisers to, collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services (“wap services”) or mobile phone service (“mobile services”). We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your location information as described.
F. Effect of tracking requests. BanglaTopNews does not act on do not track requests from your browser because, this way, we are able to personalize your experience on our sites and tailor content to your interests.
3. Use of information.
A. BanglaTopNews uses information we collect from you in part to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to any of our magazines, we may also use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you your magazine. Similarly, if you enter online sweepstakes, we will also use this information to notify you if you area winner. We also use your information to register you, identify you as a user, improve our covered sites and services, send you administrative notifications, and respond to your inquiries. We might also send out e-mails to users and sweepstakes/contest entrants to announce special offers, services and announcements from our covered sites, our partners and/or our advertisers.
B. We may use information you provide us through emails, q&a, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission for editorial purposes, and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online and in our magazines. If you provide us with personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. BanglaTopNews can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the magazines, and in trade media, and advertising.
C. We may create anonymous information from personally identifiable information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous information for any purpose and disclose anonymous information to third parties in our sole discretion.
4. Disclosure of your information
A. In addition to the other disclosures described in this policy, BanglaTopNews may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals in the following situations:
(i) we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards or fulfilling subscriptions), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them. (“service provider exception”).
(ii) you have entered a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, in which case the information you provide via the contest or sweepstakes may be shared by us with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing. Some of our contests and sweepstakes will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like to have your personal information shared with the sponsor, in which case we will honour your selection. Other contests will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest. The privacy policies of such third party companies apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.
(iii) the entity to whom the information is disclosed is a shared registration site (as defined in section 3(c) above).
(iv) the entity to which the information is disclosed is an affiliate of BanglaTopNews.
(v) in accordance with your indicated preferences (e.G., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner).
(vi) the entity is a third party who wants to promote goods and services we think would be of interest to you.
(vii) you have furnished us personally identifiable information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners, services to help old friends locate you online, etc.).
C. Delivery of advertising and other content.
(i) in addition to ads and content that we serve you directly, we use third-party advertising companies and marketing services companies to serve ads and other content when you visit our covered sites and elsewhere on the internet and in other media. Both these companies and we may use information about your visits to this covered site and elsewhere to serve ads and other content to you. In the course of doing so, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser by such companies. In addition, these companies and we may use web beacons to help manage our online advertising and content. These web beacons enable us and the third-party companies to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website and to serve you ads that you may find of interest elsewhere on the internet and in other media. Both BanglaTopNews and these companies may use information obtained from your visits to the covered sites (including your status as a customer of BanglaTopNews), other websites, and information received from you offline in order to provide advertisements about goods and services and other content of interest to you across the internet and in other media.