What information is collected about our users and members?
The information that we collect about you while you are using the website falls into the following general categories:
- User provided information
We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the website or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on the website. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the website, information (such as your name or email address) that you electronically submit when you register for surveys or contests on the website, information that you post on message boards on the website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the website. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the website, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the website.
- Cookies information
When you visit the Searchkar.comwebsite, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Searchkar.comuses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the website may not function properly.
- Log file information
When you use the Searchkar.comwebsite, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- Clear / Transparent GIFs information
When you use the Searchkar.comwebsite, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users / members anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
- E-mail Communications
To make e-mails more useful and interesting, Searchkar.comoften receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Searchkar.comif your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.
- Information from Other Sources
Searchkar.commight receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
How is this information used?
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Searchkar.comwebsite, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Searchkar.comwebsite.
Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected, seen and used by others besides us. We cannot be and are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other users / members when you upload videos or send messages through the Searchkar.comwebsite and other users / members can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the Searchkar.comwebsite may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may provide our advertisers with information about you and other visitors that will enable our advertisers to better target ads to specific types of visitors. We reserve the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect online about you and other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception viz. We will not use the information that we collect online from you while you are using the website, nor will we authorize third parties to use such information, to mail or email promotional offers directly to you unless you have specifically informed us that you would like to receive promotional offers from us and/or from third parties. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, then your information may be used for direct mail or email marketing. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Searchkar.comwebsite changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Searchkar.comwebstie and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user / member preferences and trends.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our website is acquired by another company, information about our visitors may be among the transferred assets.
When does Searchkar.comdisclose any information?
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Searchkar.comwebsite.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any law or to respond to a court order or an order from any governing body or statutory authority.
Our Commitment to Childrens’ Privacy
Our Assurance & Commitment towards Data Security
Searchkar.comuse commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Searchkar.comand you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Searchkar.commakes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Searchkar.comlearns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Searchkar.commay post a notice on the Searchkar.comwebsite if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify the Searchkar.comPrivacy Coordinator.
Special Note to INTERNATIONAL USERS / MEMBERS
Changes to Your Personal Information on site
- Notification Of Changes
Searchkar.comreserve the right at any time to: change the terms of this Agreement; change the Services, including eliminating or modifying any content on or feature of the website; or change/charge any fees or charges for use of the Services.
- Conflict Resolution
Searchkar.comis committed to resolving disputes as soon as feasible and shall endeavour to resolve all disputes brought to our notice in keeping with the mechanism prescribed.