Thursday, January 20, 2022

Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Tech Explorist, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our privacy policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of Tech Explorist and its network, including its website (techexplorist.com), any subdomains of the website, mobile site, app, and APIs. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. Please review it carefully.

What information do we collect?

We collect the information you provide us directly when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, or comment on the site. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked for personal information, such as your name, e-mail address.

Furthermore, whenever you visit our website, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your weblog data, your IP address, user agent, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider; operating system and device type; your location, and the language option you choose in your device. Without additional legal requests or records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you. The information we collect from you to the extent that it is private and disclosed only by our Terms of Use and/or this Privacy Policy.

Advertising

This type of services allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on our Website, possibly based on user interests.

This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.

Some of the services listed below may use cookies to identify users, or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e., displaying ads tailored to the user’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside our Website. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
Google AdSense (Google Inc.)

Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google Inc. This service uses the “DoubleClick” Cookie, which tracks the use of our Website and user behavior concerning ads, products, and services offered.

Users may decide to disable all the DoubleClick Cookies by clicking on: google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy | Opt Out.

Taboola Monetize Content (Taboola Inc.)

Taboola is an advertising service provided by Taboola Inc.
Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.
Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

This type of service allows Users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of our website to save and reuse data.

If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service.

Mailchimp widget (The Rocket Science Group LLC)

The Mailchimp widget is a service for interacting with the Mailchimp email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC.

Personal Data processed: email address.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Managing contacts and sending messages

We use Mailchimp to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts, or any other contact information to communicate with the user.

These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the user and when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

RSS feed management

The RSS feed management services allow our Website to manage RSS feeds and the distribution of content. Besides, depending on the characteristics of the service used, these services may be used to insert ads within the content and gather statistical data.

Feedburner (Google)

Feedburner is a service to manage RSS feeds provided by Google Inc. It allows the collection of statistics on what content is consumed and inserts ads in it.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Comments

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and log in to our site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. For example, if you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

TechExplorist.com uses cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and gather information on the frequency of your visiting the Website, share content, and otherwise use our Service. This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. In addition, we do not control or monitor when or how third parties place cookies on your computer.

How do we use this information?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience: Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service: Your information helps us to respond to your customer service requests and support needs more effectively.
  • To send periodic emails: The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Additionally, we use your personal information to improve our Services, provide you with a personalized experience on our sites, provide you with personalized advertising and marketing, and detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities. Throughout the provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also give to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services for operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems. You also agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, tweets articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

YouTube video (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows our Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Vimeo video (Vimeo, LLC)

Vimeo is a video content visualization service provided by Vimeo, LLC that allows our Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

VideoPress (Automattic Inc.)

We use this service to host some of the videos available on our sites. For video play tracking via WordPress.com Stats, the following information is used: viewer’s IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. If Google Analytics is enabled, video play events will be sent there, as well.

Activity Tracked: Video plays.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Twitter Tweets (Twitter Inc.)

We embed tweets from Twitter whenever necessary. These tweets are hosted by Twitter.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usages Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Analytics

We use third-party tools for audience measurement on our websites. The services contained in this section enable us to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behavior. We do not combine the information collected through the use of these tools with personally identifiable information.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of our Website, prepare reports on its activities, and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Pixels (Facebook Inc.)

The Facebook pixel is a snippet of JavaScript code that allows us to track visitor activity on our website. It works by loading a small library of functions that can use whenever a site visitor takes an action (called an event) that we want to track (called a conversion).

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

WordPress.com

WP Statistics is a WordPress analytics plugin for this site. The plugin helps in tracking redirects from search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and more.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Traffic optimization and distribution

This type of service allows our website to distribute our content using servers located across different countries and to optimize site performance.
Their function is to filter communications between this Website and the User’s browser.
Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.

Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)

Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.
The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through our website, i.e., communication between our website and the User’s browser, while also allowing analytical data from our website to be collected.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Who do we share your data with?

TechExplorist.com may share or release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant for legal purposes. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe it is required to do so for a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matters. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to your information’s share or release to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. It does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

The Rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of, or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Details about the right to object to processing

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

For International users

Our site is worked from India. On the off chance that you are an international user visiting from different areas having laws administering data collection and use that may vary from the Indian law, please, note that you are transferring your own data to India, which doesn’t have similar data protection laws. By giving your own data you agree to the use of your own data for the use distinguished above as per this Privacy Policy.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.techexplorist.com/.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.
This policy was last modified on June 22, 2021.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us.