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Personal Information Collected by The South Asian Times
ONLINE REGISTRATION: In order to become a The South Asian Times member, you must first create a member account on The South Asian Times by providing information about yourself including but not limited to name, email address, country, ZIP/Postal Code, birth date, a brief summary of yourself and a password. The South Asian Times checks for the validity of the email addresses.
OPTIONAL PROFILE INFORMATION: Once your provide the basic information to create an account, you will have the opportunity to provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, interests, professional and academic background and favorites. Provision of this additional info-rmation beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional; it allows you to better identify yourself and create superior networking opportunities with other through shared contexts. but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities on The South Asian Times. Your Profile inform-ation can only be viewed by other The South Asian Times visitors or registered members or members of your personal network only depending on the option you choose.
RECOGNIZING YOU AS A The South Asian Times MEMBER: For The South Asian Times to recognize you as a registered member, you must login with your login email and password. At the time of login, you will have the option to instruct the site to remember you so when you come back the next time to use The South Asian Times, you would not have to login with your email and password. As is common in the industry, The South Asian Times uses the technology of cookies and site log files to monitor user registration, to recognize registered members when they revisit the site and to track site usage. Our ability to identify you as a registered member allows us to customize the The South Asian Times experience and to protect your personal information based on your account settings.
INTERNET COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL INFORMATION: The communication standards of the Internet industry transmit the URL of the site from which you visit The South Asian Times, the IP address of your computer, the IP address of your ISP, various attributes of your computer such as operating system, resolution and browser software, and the date and time of your various requests for pages on The South Asian Times. The South Asian Times file logging system automatically logs all of this information in its log files for its analysis.
NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTIONS: Visitors to The South Asian Times may also sign up with their name and email address for a variety of newsletters that The South Asian Times produces with varying frequency (e.g., News headlines) without having to register. The South Asian Times confirms the subscri-ption by sending an email to the email address specified before sending the newsletter.
Use of Information by The South Asian Times
The South Asian Times is an online website that offers a variety of services designed to connect people from around the world. The information, whether personal information of any form of self-expression is used to help you describe yourself to other users. The South Asian Times also collects additional information in order to operate and improve our service. The South Asian Times is the sole owner of the information collected on the The South Asian Times site.
PROFILE SHARING CUSTOMIZATION: Whether you register on The South Asian Times, what parts of your profile you fill, who you add to your network and what visibility levels you want to set for your profile are entirely up to you in the form of settings you can make on your profile. You also have the ability to change these at any point in time. The South Asian Times will show the information to enable personal networking only based on your preference.
VISIBILITY OF NETWORK LINKAGES: Where applicable, the path of members that connect you with another member of your network will be displayed to that member. This network path will not be shown to those who are not members of your personal network.
VISIBILITY OF PUBLIC CREATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS: In addition to being a social and professional networking site, The South Asian Times also provides a variety of forums for its members to express themselves in the form of articles, columns, opinions, comments, reviews, art and photographs. Since this expression is linked to the member's identity and the expression is in the public domain, the compilation of a member's creative contributions to The South Asian Times will be visible to all visitors of The South Asian Times whether or not they are registered members of The South Asian Times.
VISIBILITY OF PRIVATE MESSAGES WITHIN NETWORK: You will be able to create and share messages within your personal network. The visibility of these private notes will be restricted to your network unless you or one of the members in your network choose to forward it to others within or outside The South Asian Times.
SHARING OF INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES: The South Asian Times takes your privacy very seriously. The South Asian Times will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties unless it is to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. As an example, we send your information to a credit card processing company to process a payment you have made for the use of a The South Asian Times service. These third parties are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information. In addition, The South Asian Times may share your information to send direct mailers or complimentary coupons/offers to a mailing agency to process postal mailing. Again, such an agency would be bound by strict confidentiality agreements that limit their use of such information.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS: The South Asian Times generally communicates with you as a registered member of The South Asian Times through the primary email that you have specified at the time of registration. This is also used as the login text string in conjunction with the password to authenticate you on the The South Asian Times site. Your email and password are never shared with anybody within or outside The South Asian Times. The South Asian Times uses this email address to send you three types of communications:
Sending you emails related to the proper functioning of your account (e.g. when you receive a response to a classified you have posted on The South Asian Times or when you receive an invitation to join the personal network of another person)
Sending you newsletters that you have subscribed to
Sending you occasional announcements about changes in The South Asian Times's policies or promotions introduction of new services
Please note that these email communications may contain commercial messages of advertisers; however, The South Asian Times does not provide your personal information or emails to any of the advertisers; we just include the advertising banners they provide us in the emails that we send. As always you can opt out of the newsletters or promotional announcements.
PARTNERING WITH OTHERS: The South Asian Times may partner with other online services to offer a combined service. Whenever we offer such combined services, The South Asian Times will make it clear who the partner is and it will be entirely up to you to use or not to use the service. Where any personal information is passed along to the partner you will be informed prior to that sharing.
PROVISION OF AGGREGATE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES: The South Asian Times reserves the right to provide aggregate demographic information of its member base to advertisers and others so as to attract pertinent advertisers to advertise on The South Asian Times. We do not shared personal information of individual users with advertisers.
COMMUNICATIONS TO OTHERS FROM YOU THROUGH The South Asian Times: You will be able to send emails to others -- members and non-members -- through the The South Asian Times system. For example, you may send a comment on an article written by another member. Or you may send an email invitation to a non-member to join your personal network. In these instances, these emails will list your name and email address in the header of the message. The recipients of these emails initiated by you will get to know your name and email address. The South Asian Times is not responsible for how these recipients use this information. Your contact information will only be shared with another member only if both of you indicated you would like to establish contact with each other.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM OTHERS TO YOU THROUGH The South Asian Times: Only registered members of The South Asian Times are allowed to communicate with you through The South Asian Times through a form on The South Asian Times. Unless and until you respond to this email, they will not get to know your email address. You may, however, choose an account setting that prevents any other member from contacting you or inviting you to join their personal network.
DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY LAW: It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your The South Asian Times account, at any time by logging in to your account on the The South Asian Times website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account through the The South Asian Times website by sending your request to editor(at)TheSouthAsianTimes.com with your login email address. You request will be processed within 7 business days.