Privacy and Advertising Policy

Privacy Policy

updated 18 November, 2019

“Somoy” or “www.somoy.in” respects your online privacy in all possible way. In the “Privacy Policy” we provide information about the cookies to help make more informed decision in order to keep maintaining your privacy information in the best possible manner. This gives you rights to determine the what we do with the collected information.

Understanding how information is collected on www.somoy.in:-

Information you may choose to provide us

“Somoy” may collect information that you may choose to provide us. For example, your name and contact information(email address), date of birth other details of that nature if you participate in surveys, promotions or for our newsletter.

You may also choose to provide more personal data when you participate in forums or in discussions in our site. Please be aware that your post (once approved) is open to public when they visit the site. Therefore it is advisable not to post sensitive or personal data that you would not want to make public.

Information that is automatically collected when you visit

While accessing the site we and our third party partners, for example : Google, automatically collects some information about your visit using cookies and web beacons and similar other technologies. The information about your is automatically collected may include your IP address, operating system characteristics, browser information and data about your computer and mobile devices. For example, this may display which is the first page you come to the site and how you browse from one page to the another inside this site, including the information you choose to provide.

Cookies are small files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. This site may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies and Flash cookies), as well as other types of local storage. For more information about cookies, you may visit  http://www.allaboutcookies.org . See the section below regarding your choices to learn more about how you may limit or disable cookies on your computer. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect certain features of the site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.

To manage automatically collected data, we may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons”) on pages on the site.  Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the site, analyzing how users navigate around the site and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.

We also use third party web analytics services such as Google Analytics in order to provide us site statistics and visitor information that visitors allow to collect.

Finally, companies that provide third party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins that may appear while browsing the site (for example Facebook like buttons), may also collect information about your interaction with these features. This information collection is subject to the privacy policy of those providers.

Further information regarding our use of cookies and other tracking technologies is described in our cookie disclosure.

How we may use the collected information

We may use the information for various purposes including the ones listed below. For example if you comment on a post in the website, your comment including the email id you comment from may get collected. In addition, we use information we collect from you and through the site to:

  • Provide products and services you request;
  • Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support;
  • Offer you products and services via marketing communications, or direct you to portions of this site or other websites, that we believe may interest you;
  • To serve advertising, content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities, from us or third parties;
  • Communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions;
  • Carry out, evaluate, and improve our site (which may include developing new features for the site; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Site; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications);
  • Perform data analytics regarding usage of the site (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymous use of personal data);
  • Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests.

How We May Share Information

Our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers may have access to information we collect through the site to carry out work on our behalf. Those parties are subject to confidentiality obligations and are restricted from using personal data collected through the site for purposes other than to provide the requested assistance. In addition, we may share information:

  • With our affiliates for internal business purposes;
  • If we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (such as a court order);
  • In response to requests from government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, including to meet national security requirements;
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • With respect to analytics and statistical information, to inform advertisers about the nature of our user base;
  • In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation) In such an event, we will seek to provide you with commercially reasonable notice, e.g., via email and/or notice on our website, of any change in ownership, incompatible new uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information; and with your consent or at your discretion.

Data Retention and Access

We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes it was retained, such as to enable you to use the Website and your products or to provide services to you. In some instances, we may retain data for longer periods in order to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention), resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business. All personal data we retain will be subject to this Privacy Policy and our internal retention guidelines. We respect your control over your information and, upon request, we will seek to confirm your identity and whether we hold or are processing information that we have collected from you. You also have the right to amend or update inaccurate or incomplete personal information, request deletion of your personal information, or request that we no longer use it. Under certain circumstances we will not be able to fulfill your request, such as if it interferes with our regulatory obligations, affects legal matters, we cannot verify your identity, or it involves disproportionate cost or effort, but in any event we will respond to your request within a reasonable time and provide you an explanation. In order to make such a request of us, please email us at team.somoy.in@gmail.com .

Your Choices

Blocking cookies. Certain browsers may be configured to notify you when you receive cookies, or allow you to restrict or disable certain cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, however, that could affect certain features of the Site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.

Options concerning third-party ad networks. As described in this Privacy Policy, we and third parties may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect information and infer your interests for interest-based advertising purposes. You can choose to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

How we protect personal data

We maintain appropriate technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. That said, it is not possible to guarantee the security of information transmitted online, and you assume some risk with regard to the security of information you provide through any website, including this site.

Links from www.somoy.in to other websites

On this Site, we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, privacy policies, or any other aspects of websites that we do not own or control.

Surveys and Quizzes

While you are visiting “Somoy”, you may have the opportunity to participate in surveys, quizzes, or other interactive features that request information about you and your opinions and preferences. Your participation in these features is entirely voluntary. If you do choose to participate, please be aware that these features may be operated by a third party that is not controlled by “Somoy”, and therefore the information you provide may be collected by the third party and subject to its privacy policy.

Children’s Privacy

This Site is not designed or intended for use by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will delete any such information.

Information for Users Outside the United States

Your personal data may be stored, transferred and process in and to the United States and in other countries by our affiliates and/or service providers. The data protection laws in these countries may provide a lower standard of protection for your personal data than your country of residence. We take great care in protecting your personal data and have put in place adequate mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred internationally. We will transfer your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection laws and will implement suitable safeguards to ensure that your personal data is adequately secured by any third party that will access your information (for instance, by using the Model Clauses as approved by the European Commission).

By using our site and providing personal data to us, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the collection, use, maintenance, transfer to and processing of your personal data in the United States or other countries or territories, and, unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we use this consent as the legal basis for that data transfer.

Advertising Policy

updated 18 November 2019

To help us maintain the resources needed to create the quality content you deserve, we accept advertisements on our site. We greatly value transparency and hope that this policy leaves you feeling even more confident about the content and service we provide.

  • For now, we only used or will use Google Ads and henceforth will comply to the policy designed by google for ad serving.
  • You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)
  • If we use any other ways to advertise, we will abide all regulations mentioned above and notify our users about the same.