2. What information do you provide?
The Catalyst and our Partners may collect information you provide directly via this Website – www.thecatalyst.co.in. For example, we collect information when you, complete a survey, comment, participate in a promotion, request services or otherwise submit information to us.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
5. Contact forms
You may choose to voluntarily submit certain other information to us through the Contact Form, including Personal Information, but you are solely responsible for your own Personal Information in instances where we have not requested that you submit such information to us.
The information collected may include Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally (whether alone or in combination), such as your:
- Phone number;
6. What Information do we collected automatically?
We and our Service Providers may automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Service (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include IP address, device identifier, browser type, operating system, data regarding network connected hardware, and information about your use of the Service.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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 visit our login page, 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. 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
8. Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The Service may utilize web beacons, pixel tags, cookies, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, in-app tracking methods, and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) to collect information about your interactions with the Service, including information about your browsing and activity behaviour.
GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
There are a variety of tracking technologies that may be included in mobile applications, and these are not browser-based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifier, or other identifiers such as “Ad IDs” to associate app user activity to a particular app and to track user activity across apps.
Some information about your use of the Service and certain Third-Party Services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services and used by us and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Service and certain Third-Party Services.
10. What third parties we receive data from?
The Catalyst may collect information about you from third party sources, including Service Providers and Third-Party Services, and combine it with data we have collected about you. To the extent we combine such third-party sourced information with Personal Information we have collected about you on the Service. We are not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided by third parties or third-party policies or practices.
11. How we use your information?
- Fulfill your requests;
- Manage our Service;
- Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, information regarding changes to our policies, and support and administrative messages;
- Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm;
- Monitor and analyse trends, usage, and activities.
- Conduct research, including focus groups and surveys;
- Develop and improve the Service or other The Catalyst websites, applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
- Tailor our Service to meet your interests;
- Send you advertisements and communicate with you regarding our and third-party products, services, offers, promotions, and events we think you may be interested
- Fulfil any other purpose disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information.
12. Who do we share your data with?
We may share Personal Information and/or Usage Information with our business associates, vendors, consultants, advisors, and other service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”), in connection with their work on our behalf, in order for them to provide services to us, to you, and to enable us to provide the Service. For example, our host and internet service provider may have access to this information. These Service Providers are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified information for other purposes. We may also share such information with our affiliates for the same purpose.
We may disclose your profile, images, videos, and uploaded content as featured users on our service, for business and marketing purposes.
We must disclose Personal Information about you in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. Further, we may disclose collected information to the extent we believe it necessary to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order, to defend a legal claim or otherwise as permitted by applicable law.
13. How long we retain your data?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
14. What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
15. How we protect your data?
We employ procedural and technical safeguards designed to secure your information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We also employ security procedures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. Regardless of the precautions taken by The Catalyst, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
16. Our contact information