This Policy shall not apply if you access or use our website through mobile or desktop browsers or any other means of accessing the website.
No personally identifiable data is collected from the user without their consent nor is it shared with any other external third parties except when mandated by law. Data is collected only to improve our service and only retained as long as absolutely necessary to provide our services. The data that we do collect is stored through commercially accepted safe procedures and with the intent to prevent any theft of the data, unauthorized access, copying, use or modification. All data is collected within the purview of the law through fair and lawful means. You have the right to refuse any of these services at your will, but we may not be able to provide you with all aspects of service to the desired standards in that case.
The page may contain links to other websites that are not owned or operated by Reader’s Time and as such would be governed by their own policies and procedure. Users are asked to be vigilant about the practices of those sites as we have no control over them and thus cannot accept any liability or responsibility for their respective privacy policies or terms and conditions.
By using the Site, you agree to our terms of collection, storage and use of your personal and non-personal information which you provide to us in accordance with this policy. In some cases, particularly if you reside in a country governed by a data protection regulation, we may ask you to provide explicit consent to access our services before proceeding for further operations. In case of any roaming user profile or if you are a traveller visiting various countries around the world and avail our services, then we will consider the country of registration as your primary country and the consents obtained at the time of registration will be valid for your processing of personal information.
Use of VPN
You should not access or use the website by means of any mechanism or technology which conceals your actual geo-location or provides incorrect details of your location. In case you do that, we shall not be responsible for the collection, storage or processing of your personal and non-personal information or data.
Data Collected through Mobile Application
When you download our mobile application we may collect, including but not limited to, the below information from you-
Location/IP address for geo-locating accurate up to 300 meters
SMS for OTP
Gallery permissions for storing images
Android Advertiser ID/ iDFA ID
Information submitted to use voluntarily
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect and store such information.
We may share or disclose your personal information outside of TOI when we have your consent. For example, providing SMS and E-mail related services such as marketing newsletters, promotions and offers.