The privacy of our Website users, whether you are our former or existing registered user or merely a visitor to our Website, is important to us and we are strongly committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal and other information secure. We encourage you to read our privacy statement to understand what types of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information.
What type of information does HOPEFUL collect from you?
For the purpose of providing you services, we require you to enrol yourself on our Website and get yourself registered.
If you choose to become a registered member of our Website, you are required to share your name, e-mail address, gender, date of birth, postal address, phone number, a unique login name, password, password validation and other details shared via application form or via email or via any other medium (Personally Identifiable Information).
HOPEFUL may also collect other information specific to provide you service each time such as name, personal details, business details and other information via application form or via email or via any other electronic medium or via printed form (Service Information). All Personally Identifiable Information and Service Information shall be collectively known as “Information”.
Additionally, HOPEFUL collects your other details including but not limited to your feedback, suggestions, views, opinions, etc. shared on our Website (User Information) that may be shared/volunteered by you on our discussion forums or other pages of our Website. Such information being in the public domain is available for access to all our Website’s users and visitors. You are advised to exercise discretion before you make such details public, as such information is vulnerable to misuse and can be easily misused. HOPEFUL in this regard fully disclaims any liability (ies) or claim(s), which may arise by use/misuse of User Information shared by you, by any third party or any party not known to hopeful.
Information exchanged by you with HOPEFULi n the form of written communication, responses to emails, feedback required from you, participation in discussions, etc. is handled with confidentiality.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH APPLICATIONS
HOPEFUL services are also provided through the Facebook Application. HOPEFUL may collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to, technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to such Applications.
When you use our Facebook Application, the Facebook Application may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information from your device (“Device Information”), in addition to the Device Information, including without limitation:
Your preferred language and country site
The manufacturer and model of your device (including storage, installed apps, )
Your operating system
The type of internet browsers you are using
Information about how you interact with the Application and our web site to which the Application links
HOPEFUL also collects certain other information from you on your visit to our Website such as information about your operating system, browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, list of third-party applications being used by you, your internet service provider and your IP Address (Non-personal Information). This information cannot be easily used to personally identify you. We use Non-personal Information for the purposes including but not limited to troubleshoot connection problems, administer the Website, analyze trends in the market, gather demographic information, to ascertain how our visitors use our Website, including information relating to the frequency of visits to our Website, average length of visits, pages viewed during a visit, ensuring compliance with the applicable law, co-operating with law enforcement activities, etc. This information is used to improve the Website content and performance. You also agree that HOPEFUL may gather usage statistics and usage data from your use of our Website to evaluate your use of our products/services, to improve our products/services, Website content and to ensure that you are complying with the terms of the applicable agreements between you and HOPEFUL. The statistics and data collected may or may not be aggregated. These statistics contain no information that can distinctly identify you.
We may in future also share this information with third party service providers or third party advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and for other bonafide purpose, as we may desire. By usage of our Website you expressly permit HOPEFUL to access such information for one or more purposes deemed fit by hopeful.
Similar to other commercial web sites, our Website utilizes standard technology called “Cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your device’s hard drive. Cookies are only read by the server that places them, and are unable to inter alia run programs on your device, plant viruses or harvest your personal information. Cookies allow Web servers to recognize your device each time you return to our Website including the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website, verify your registration or password information (in case of registered users) during a particular session so that you do not have to input your password multiple times as you navigate the site and suggest products or services that may interest you. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. By changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. HOPEFUL understands and supports your right to block any unwanted Internet activity, especially that of unscrupulous websites. However, blocking HOPEFUL cookies may disable certain features on our Website and may make it impossible for you to use certain services available on our Website.
We automatically log generic information about your device’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data”, that is anonymous and not linked to any personal information. Session data consists of information such as the IP address, operating system, type of browser software being used by you and the activities conducted by you on our Website. An IP address is a number that lets device attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyze things such as the items visitors are likely to click on most, the manner in which visitors click preferences on our Website, number of visitors surfing to various pages on the Website, time spent by the visitors on our Website and frequency of their visit. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
Sharing of Information
HOPEFUL may share your Information with its service providers, affiliate(s), agents, partners and such other third parties for the purposes of (i) providing the services and to perform the functions on your behalf or on behalf of hopeful; (ii) marketing new products and services by HOPEFUL or by any of its affiliate(s), service partners and third parties; or (iii) marketing of services provided by such third parties, affiliates and service partners of HOPEFUL. It is hereby expressly declared that HOPEFUL shall not be responsible for use of your Information by such third parties and service partners and their privacy policies.
Third Party Products and Services
There are services and/or products offered by third parties on the Website. If you choose to apply for these third-party products and/or services, then their use of your Information shall be governed by their privacy policies. HOPEFUL shall not be responsible for their use of your Information and their privacy policies.
New Products and Services
HOPEFUL may use your Information to intimate you for any new products, services, offers and/or promotions being offered by HOPEFUL or any of its affiliate(s), third partners or service partners.
We may from time to time add or enhance products/services available on our Website. To the extent these products/services are provided to and used by you, we will use the information you provide in this regard to facilitate the products/service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store and publish such information to assist us in making the Website better and easier to use.
HOPEFUL may have presence on social networking websites including but not limited to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs which are promotional and business initiatives to connect to a larger group of people. The domain links contained therein may either direct you to our Website or request your participation by way of feedback, suggestions. HOPEFUL in this regard fully disclaims any liability (ies) or claim(s), which may arise by use/misuse of your feedback, suggestions, views, etc. on any of the aforementioned networking websites or blogs, by any third party whether or not known to hopeful.
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Does HOPEFUL protect my Personal Information?
HOPEFUL is committed to protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Whenever HOPEFUL obtains Information from you, our Website uses commercially reasonable efforts and general industry standards to protect it from any unauthorized access or disclosure. HOPEFUL uses its best endeavours to maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that aim to protect your information against loss, misuse, damage, modification, and unauthorized access or disclosure. However, HOPEFUL assumes no liability whatsoever for any disclosure of Information to any third party(ies) and/ or service partners for providing any services to you by such third parties and/ or service partners. HOPEFUL disclaims any liability for the use of your Information by such third party(ies) and/or service partners and their privacy policies.
Does HOPEFUL secure the content its users post from other users?
The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through our Website, may be accessed by other users (registered or unregistered), including people that you do not know. The content/images that you post/share on our Website may be prone to misuse by a party not known to you. HOPEFUL in this regard fully disclaims any liability (ies) or claim(s), which may arise by use/misuse of such content, by any third party or any party not known to hopeful. We suggest that you exercise care and caution in communicating with other users and only disclose your information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.
How does HOPEFUL use the information that it collects?
Information shared by you is used by us and/or authorized third parties/service partners/affiliate(s) to support your interaction with us, to offer you services in the best possible manner and to contact you again about other services and products that we and/or authorized third parties/service partners/affiliate(s) offer. By submitting your Information to hopeful, you expressly acknowledge and consent to HOPEFUL to use such Information and to process the same in a manner deemed fit by hopeful. This may involve conducting data analysis, research based on reviews about deals, transfer of your Information to third party experts for the purpose of outsourcing services offered to you by hopeful, transfer your Information to third parties/ service partners for providing you services offered by such third parties and service partners etc.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
HOPEFUL makes every reasonable effort to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of your information shared with us. We implement standard measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception of Personal Information. However, no Internet website can fully eliminate security risks.
We reserve the right to disclose information shared by you without your consent (express or implied) and without any liabilities to you when required or permitted by law and we have a good-faith belief that (i) such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or (ii) to conform to the legal requirements, compliance/reporting to administrative and judicial authorities, as may be required (iii) protect and defend the rights or property of the website owners of HOPEFUL, or the users of HOPEFUL, (iv) person(s) or company (ies) who provide certain support services to us, or (v) person(s) or company (ies) who share certain responsibilities/obligations of HOPEFUL and (vi) to third parties/ service partners for providing you services offered by such third parties and service partners.