Last Updated : 2019
Smashoid intends to protect the privacy of its users (whether or not registered with Smashoid) on its website being smashoid.com (“our Website”) and the privacy of their data provided by them to Smashoid from time to time. The privacy of our website users, whether you are our former or existing registered user or merely a visitor to our Website, is important to us and we are strongly committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal and other information secure. We encourage you to read our privacy statement to understand what types of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information.
What type of information does Smashoid collect from you ?
We only collect personally identifiable information that you choose to provide on our Website on registration for the purpose of registering on our Website.Smashoid may ask for Personal Information from you at the time of registering for the purpose of providing you the content and/or services that you request.
Additionally, Smashoid collects the e-mail addresses of those who opt to communicate with Smashoid via e-mail for regular updates. However your other personal details including but not limited to gender, age, postal address, phone number, date of birth, job role, occupation, opinion on deals available, feedback, suggestions, views, survey information, etc. (“User Information”) may be shared/volunteered by you which you may access or visit on our Website. You may note that any user Information being in the public domain is available for access for all our Website’s users and visitors. You are advised to exercise discretion before you make your personal details public, as such information is vulnerable to misuse and can be easily misused. Smashoid in this regard fully disclaims any liability(ies) or claim(s) which may arise by use/misuse of User Information shared by you, by any third party or any party known or not known to Smashoid.
Not with standing termination of your membership with Smashoid, any/all information exchanged by you with Smashoid in the form of written communication, responses to emails, feedback required from you, participation in discussions, content posted on our website, together with all intellectual property rights embodied therein, shall for all purposes, etc. be deemed to be the property of Smashoid and shall be owned exclusively by Smashoid for the exclusive use of Smashoid. Accordingly, Smashoid shall not in this regard, be obliged to modify, alter, substitute or delete any content posted by you on our Website or any information shared by you with us, on termination of your membership with Smashoid.
Our Website does not collect information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide it. Smashoid uses your Personal Information and User Information for the purpose of sending our news alert based on your interest and ensuring you are updated with the latest trending articles and do not miss out on any great news.
Smashoid DOES NOT trade, sell or otherwise deal in your Personal Information in any manner, except as specified here in, or unless express consent is sought from you, in that regard. Your Personal Information is collected for the purpose of identifying you (i) as members of Smashoid (ii) for the purpose of interacting with you, and (iii) keeping you abreast of deals, discounts, products and services which interest you.
Smashoid also collects certain other information from you on your visit to our Website such as your information about your operating system, browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your internet service provider and your IP Address (“Non-personal Information”). This information cannot be easily used to personally identify you. We use Non-personal Information for the purposes including but not limited to troubleshoot connection problems, administer the Website, analyse trends, gather demographic information, to ascertain how our visitors use our website, including information relating to the frequency of visits to our web site, average length of visits, pages viewed during a visit, ensuring compliance with the applicable law, co-operating with law enforcement activities, etc. This information is used to improve the site content and performance. You also agree that Smashoid may gather usage statistics and usage data from your use of our Website to evaluate your use of our products/services, to improve our products/services, Website content and to ensure that you are complying with the terms of the applicable agreements between you and Smashoid. The statistics and data collected may or may not be aggregated. These statistics contain no Personal Information or User Information that can distinctly identify you.
We may in future also share this information with Third Party Service Providers and Third Party Advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and for other bonafide purpose as we may desire. By usage of our Website you expressly permit Smashoid to access such information for one or more purposes deemed fit by Smashoid.
Similar to other commercial web sites, our Website utilizes standard technology called “Cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are only read by the server that places them, and are unable to inter alia run programs on your computer, plant viruses or harvest your personal information. Cookies allow Web servers to recognize your computer each time you return to our web site including the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Websites visited just before and just after our Website, verify your registration or password information (in case of registered users) during a particular session so that you do not have to input your password multiple times as you navigate the site, and suggest products or services that may interest you. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. By changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. Smashoid understands and supports your right to block any unwanted Internet activity, especially that of unscrupulous websites. However, blocking Smashoid cookies may disable certain features on our Website and may make it impossible for you to use certain services available on our Website. This may also affect your overall shopping experience with us.
When and how do we collect the Information ?
We collect information from you for various purposes including but not limited to the following :
If you choose to become a registered member of our Website, you will be required to share some of your personal details such as your name, e-mail address, a unique login name, password, password validation and country. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including but not limited to the following:
- Personal Identification Purposes;
- Allowing You To Submit New Articles And Share Your Opinion With Others;
- Personal Identification Purposes;Allowing You Access To Content/Deals Unavailable For Access To Users Not Registered On Our Website; And
- If Necessary, Customizing The Content Of This Website To Strive To Meet Your Specific Needs
We automatically log generic information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data”, that is anonymous and not linked to any personal information. Session data consists of information such as the IP address, operating system, type of browser software being used by you and the activities conducted by you on our Website. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyse things such as the items visitors are likely to click on most, the manner in which visitors click preferences on our Website, number of visitors surfing to various pages on the site, time spent by the visitors on our Website and frequency of their visit . It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
This website uses “Google Analytics” to help analyse how user uses this website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The anonymous information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. Your IP address is collected purely for the purpose of determining geographic location of visits and does not link or seek to link IP address with the identity of the computer user.The information so collected is then processed to compile statistical reports on website activity. The reports are used to evaluate aggregate visitor usage to optimise the content of the website and to serve our Users better. Google analytics does not compile any personally identifiable data and all the activity on our website falls within the bound of Google Analytics Terms of Service.
We may from time to time add or enhance products/services available on our Website. To the extent these products/services are provided to and used by you, we will use the information you provide in this regard to facilitate the products/service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store and publish such information to assist us in making the site the better and easier to use.
Smashoid presence on social networking websites via Facebook, Youtube, etc. is only a promotional initiative to invite participation and involvement of prospective customers located in different parts of the country. The domain links contained therein may either direct you to our Website or request your participation by way of feedback, suggestions, discussions, views, etc. about various latest news, articles, technology, trends, and similar topics. Smashoid in this regard fully disclaims any liability(ies) or claim(s) which may arise by use/misuse of your feedback, suggestions, views, etc. on any of the aforementioned networking websites or blogs, by any third party whether or not known to Smashoid.
Does Smashoid protect my personal information ?
Smashoid is committed to protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Whenever Smashoid obtains Personal Information from you, our Website uses commercially reasonable efforts and general industry standards to protect it from any unauthorized access or disclosure. Access to your Personal Information is limited to Smashoid’s personal and such authorized third parties who may host your data on our behalf or may assist us in providing the products and services requested by you. Smashoid uses its best endeavours to maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that aim to protect your information against loss, misuse, damage, modification, and unauthorized access or disclosure. However, Smashoid assumes no liability whatsoever for any disclosure of Personal Information due to unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or any other acts or omissions beyond reasonable control of Smashoid.
How does Smashoid use the information that it collects ?
Your Personal Information and User Information is used by us and/or authorized third parties/service partners to support your interaction with us, to offer you the latest articles and services and to contact you again about other services that we offer. By submitting your Personal Information and User Information to Smashoid, you expressly acknowledge and consent to Smashoid to use such information and to process the same in a manner deemed fit by Smashoid. This may involve conducting data analysis, research based on reviews about articles, transfer of your Personal Information to third party experts for the purpose of outsourcing services offered to you by Smashoid, etc.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information ?
Smashoid makes every reasonable effort to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of your information shared with us. We implement standard measures to protect your Personal and Non-Personal Information against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception. However, you understand and acknowledge that no internet site can fully eliminate security risks associated with protecting such information. Although access to such information is restricted to authorised employees or agents of Smashoid, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted on the internet and you agree to do so at your own risk.
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information/ User Information without your consent (express or implied) and without any liabilities to you when required or permitted by law and we have a good-faith belief that (i) such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or (ii) to conform to the legal requirements, compliance/reporting to administrative and judicial authorities, as may be required (iii) protect and defend the rights or property of the website owners of Smashoid, or the users of Smashoid, (iv) person(s) or company(ies) who provide certain support services to us, and (v) person(s) or company(ies) who share certain responsibilities/obligations of Smashoid.