Privacy Policy

Tech Carving Respects Your Privacy

 


 

As you all know that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect from 25 May 2018, and being compliant with the GDPR we’re updating our Privacy Policy and provide you with the best service with the data you provide us. We always stay transparent about what data we collect from you and how we use it. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency,

These updates will take effect on May 25, 2018. By using our services after the said date you agree to our updated policy. Please note that the data we collect is just to get insight and provide you more meaningful information that matters to you. But, you are the final authority to decide whether or not you will share data with us and allow us to process your personal data. If you have any questions, please feel free to write us at info@techcarving.com.

 

1. INTRODUCTION


TechCarving Network (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website www.techcarving.com and our mobile application TechCarving, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

 

2. COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION


We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

2.1 Personal Data

Personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you fill up the contact form with the Site or our mobile application, or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site and our mobile application, such as online chat and message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site and our mobile application.

2.2 Derivative Data

The information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site. If you are using our mobile application, this information may also include your device name and type, your operating system, your phone number, your country, your likes and replies to a post, and other interactions with the application and other users via server log files, as well as any other information you choose to provide.

2.3 Mobile Device Data

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

2.4 Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys

The personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.

2.5 Mobile Application Information

If you connect using our mobile application:

2.5.1 Geo-Location Information. We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your mobile device, either continuously or while you are using our mobile application, to provide location-based services. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

2.5.2 Mobile Device Access. We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s SMS messages, social media accounts, storage, and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

2.5.3 Mobile Device Data. We may collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer), operating system, version information and IP address.

2.5.4 Push Notifications. We may send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

 

3. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION


Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site or our mobile application to:

Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.

Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.

Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site and our mobile application to you.

Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site and our mobile application.

Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site and our mobile application.

Notify you of updates to the Site and our mobile application.

Perform other business activities as needed.

Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site and our mobile application.

Send you a newsletter.

4. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION


We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

4.1 By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

4.2 Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

4.3 Marketing Communications

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

4.4 Interactions with Other Users

If you interact with other users of the Site and our mobile application, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.

4.5 Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site or our mobile applications, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site and our mobile application in perpetuity.

4.6 Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site or our mobile application. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and our mobile application and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

4.7 Affiliates

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

4.8 Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

5. TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES


5.1 Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site and our mobile application to help customize the Site and our mobile application and improve your experience. When you access the Site or our mobile application, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site or our mobile application. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site and our mobile application to help customize the Site [and our mobile application] and improve your experience. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy.

5.2 Internet-Based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on the Site and our mobile application, implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us. For more information about opting-out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

5.3 Website Analytics

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors such as Google Analytics, Hotjar, HubSpot, One Signal, Zoho and others, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site and our mobile application through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site and our mobile application, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site and our mobile application you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

6. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES


The Site and our mobile application may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site or our mobile application, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site or our mobile application.

7. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION


We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other types of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

8. POLICY FOR CHILDREN


We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

 

9. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES


Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and our mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy. Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and our mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. If you set the DNT signal on your browser, we will respond to such DNT browser signals.

 

10. RETENTION AND DELETION


10.1 Retention Purpose

Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

10.2 Retention Period

We will retain your personal data such as Your name, email address, the bio will be retained for a minimum period of 2 months and for a maximum period of 36 months.

10.3 Limitations

In some cases, it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the need of data. We may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 

11. YOUR RIGHTS


11.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data.

11.2 Right to Rectify

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

11.3 Right to Erasure

In some circumstances, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: [the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed]. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: [for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims].

11.4 Right to Restrict

In some circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

 

12. OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION


12.1 Account Information

You may at any time review or change the information in your account or ask us to delete your information by:

Filling the contact form on the website

Contacting us via email at info@techcarving.com

Upon your request to purge your contact details we will delete your personal information from the system you provided us via contact form and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our third-party analytics solution provider that enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

 

12.2 Emails and Communications


If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

Noting your preferences by clicking the unsubscribe link below each email.

Contacting us using our contact form or emailing us at info@techcarving.com

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

 

13. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY


We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy. We will alert you to any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and we will notify you of changes to this policy by putting a notification on our website, and also you will receive an email from us.

 

14. ACCEPTANCE TO THIS POLICY


We assume that all visitors of our website, Respondents to surveys powered by TechCarving and users TechCarving website have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If you don’t agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website and platform. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates.

 

15. CONTACT US


If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@techcarving.com