is with respect to our use and protection of any personal information
you provide to us through the hindustantimes.com website.
HT Media Ltd. is the sole owner of the website www.hindustantimes.com
(hereinafter "website"). The Policy is applicable to the website.
It may also be applicable generally to our other related websites provided
it appears at the footer of the page therein.
You may be required to provide personally identifiable information at
several different points on our website. By accepting the policy at the
time of registration, you expressly approve and consent to our collection,
storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described
in this Policy.
You can visit/surf our website without providing any personal information.
However, if you choose to avail of certain services on our website, you
shall be required to provide certain information for the registration
and/or access to such services/web pages. Such information may include,
without limitation, your name, email address, contact address, mobile/telephone
number(s), sex, age, occupation, interests, financial information, content,
IP address, standard web log information and such other information as
may be required for your interaction with the services.
a) At HT Media We collect only Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII) of users. We clearly state that that information which is collected is divulged only in the event if user chooses to provide his/her information based on his/her knowledge and self-consent or for any compliance, statutory, governance, legal issues etc.
b) Opt-in or Opt-out: The choice to do so is available/freely at all times via aSpecial media's , "Preferences" page via Self blocking of cookies via browser option or user may choose the Opt-in or out from our partner's website at http://aspecialmedia.com/preferences.html
If you choose to provide us with the abovementioned information, you
consent to the use, transfer and storage of the information so provided
by you on our servers. The information provided by you shall not be sold/given/rented
to third parties (third parties for this purpose do not include our group
/ holding / subsidiary companies and or our service partners / associates)
for marketing purposes and other related activities without your prior
The information provided by you shall be used by us to:
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our
website, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We
will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit
the website. However, your friend may contact us to request that he does
not require such services/content/email or we remove the information related
to him from our database.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we
will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password.
We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries with respect
to our services/content, to provide the services you request, and to manage
your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance
with your wishes.
In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement
the personal information you submitted to us with information from third
party sources (third parties for this purpose may include our group /
holding / subsidiary companies and or our service partners / associates).
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information
as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to
protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court
order, or legal process served on our website.
in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while
on our website. We do not set cookies to store your passwords. If you
reject cookies, you will still use our website.
We have no access to or control over third party cookies and we don't
store any cookies and just use the facility of .net framework for page
by any advertisers.
|Changing Your Personal Information
You can access and modify your personal information by signing on to
the website. We will not modify the information provided by you. However,
you must update your personal information as soon as such changes are
Where you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove
it nor shall you be able to close your account. Upon your request, we
will close your account and remove your personal information from view
as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in
accordance with applicable law(s). However, we will retain your personal
information from closed accounts to comply with law, Avoid/check illegal
and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce User Agreements;
Comply with any court judgment / decree / order / directive / legal &
government authority /applicable law; Investigate potential violations
or applicable national & international laws; Investigate deliberate
damage to the website/services or its legitimate operation; Detect, prevent,
or otherwise address security and/or technical issues; Protect the rights,
property or safety of HTML and/or its Directors, employees and the general
public at large; Respond to Claims of third parties; and take such other
actions as may be permitted by law.
Your password is the key to your account. You shall be solely responsible
for all the activities happening under your username and you shall be
solely responsible for keeping your password secure. Do not disclose your
password to anyone. If you share your password or your personal information
with others, you shall be solely responsible for all actions taken under
your username and you may lose substantial control over your personal
information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your
behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason,
you should immediately change your password.
In the event HT Media Ltd. goes through a business transition, such as
a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion
of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be
among the assets transferred. Where your information is transferred you
will be notified via email/prominent notice on our website for 30 days
of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you
enter your personal information we treat the data as an asset that must
be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security,
etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access
and disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet,
or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, while we strive
to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information,
we cannot guarantee its absolute security nor can we guarantee that third
parties shall not unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private
communications, and that other users may abuse or misuse your personal
information that you provide. Therefore, although we work hard to protect
your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your
personal information or private communications will always remain private.
|Links to Other Sites
The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled
by HT Media Ltd. Please be aware that we, HT Media Ltd. and/or the website,
are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the
privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the website
or to our other related websites provided it appears at the footer of
the page therein. It does not apply to third party advertisements which
appear on our websites and we suggest you read the privacy statements
of such advertisers.
|Changes in this Privacy Statement
to this privacy statement and such other places we deem appropriate so
that you are updated about the manner we collect information, what information
we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so
please review it frequently at
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy
policy, please contact