We may track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on using BCCL services. We use this information for conducting internal research on our users' demographics, devices, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve our users. We may also collect Your Information to track user behaviour and preferences for internal analytics and research. We may also use your information To evaluate your interest for various genres of content, services, offers; To perform analytics and conduct customer research, to determine your interest, for identifying content that generate sales and to analyse traffic patterns.
We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfil the Services or to communicate with you.Demographic and purchase information
We may refer other sources of demographic and other information in order to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behaviour on our website. Google Analytics specifically has been able to support display advertising towards helping us gain understanding of our users’ demographics and interests. The reports are anonymous and cannot be associated with any individual personally identifiable information that you may have shared with us.Links to third party websites
We will only collect and process Personal Information about you where we have lawful basis. Lawful basis on which we would process your Personal Information includes obtaining explicit consent from you or processing for "legitimate interests" where processing is necessary by us to provide you with Services (For e.g. processing your information by our group companies/affiliates).
The Personal Information supplied by you enables us to improve our Services and provide you the most user-friendly experience(s). In some cases for e.g. provision of certain service(s) or utility (ies), we may require your contact information as well. All required information is service dependent and the Company may use the above said user Information to, maintain, protect, and improve the Services (including advertising) and for developing new services.
In case you choose to decline to submit personally identifiable information on the application/websites, we may not be able to provide certain Services on the application/websites to you. In any case, we will not be liable and or responsible for the denial of certain services to you for lack of you providing the necessary Personal Information.
When you register with our Services, we may contact you from time to time about updating your Personal Information to provide you features that we believe may benefit/interest you.
We will take reasonable steps to accurately record the Personal Information that you provide to us and any subsequent updates, subject to any requirement for such Personal Information or sensitive personal data or information to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes.
We encourage you to review, update, and correct the Personal Information that we maintain about you, and you may request that we delete Personal Information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or are being processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirement. If you would like to review, change or delete Personal Information we have collected from you, or permanently delete your account please contact the Education Times Grievance Officer Naresh Kothari Naresh.Kothari@timesgroup.com.
We ask individual users to identify themselves and the Personal Information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests. In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your Personal Information may be limited, subject to the law of your jurisdiction:
However, we consider that it the responsibility of the parents to monitor their children’s use of our Services. Nevertheless, it is our policy not to collect and process any Personal Information from children below 18 years of age or offer to send any promotional materials to persons in that category. BCCL does not seek or intend to seek or receive any Personal Information from children. Should a parent or guardian have reasons to believe that a minor has provided BCCL with Personal Information without their prior consent, please contact our customer support team to ensure that the Personal Information is removed from the BCCL Services.Data transfer, storage & processing globally
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store Personal Information. All information gathered on the website is securely stored within the BCCL controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. If you know or have reason to believe that your BCCL account credentials have been lost, stolen, altered, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account, please contact us by contacting our customer support team.
What are cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our websites. This allows our websites to recognize your device from those of other users of the websites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
Measure and analyze the audience for each page in order to subsequently improve the ergonomics, browsing, or visibility of content; Measure the reliability of Website by analyzing the number of visits to its pages in real time, and offer varied ads that are adapted to users’ areas of interest; Cookies may also be saved by social media tools if you use these functionalities (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).
Type of Cookies
“First party Cookies” these are the cookies that belong to us and which we place on your device or are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by BCCL Group).
Domain Cookie Name Expiration Description educationtimes.com POLLID 30 To restrict user from submitting same poll multiple times
“Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our site (For e.g. advertising agencies may place their cookies on our website which will collect tracking information and serve you with advertisements).
Domain Cookie Name Expiration Description third party We use the following types of cookies:
These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged in/out to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyse how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what content are most frequently visited, watch history and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies, Comscore cookies.
These Cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies.
These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to deliver targeted advertising or limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns on BCCL Group and other websites. They remember that you have visited one of our websites and this information is shared with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies. These cookies may also be linked to site functionality provided by third-parties such as Google DFP and Affinity. Do these cookies collect personal data/identify me? Most types of these cookies track consumers via their Device ID or IP address therefore they may collect personal data.
Based on the type of cookies used by the relevant third-party, the information these cookies collect may include personal data but they would not be able to directly identify you as an individual or have any of your personal information such as name, e-mail id or mobile number. Managing advertising cookies Please note that if you want to opt out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use our Website. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as customised to you. However, if you still want to switch off third-party advertising cookies, you can turn do this by visiting the Internet Advertising Bureau’s consumer advice site, Youronlinechoices.com. This will give you a list of all cookies that are currently set on your device and how to opt out of each of them.