By using BCCL website and its services (for example, when you visit our website or browse through various other portions of our websites or register via social media or via the registration form), you agree to provide consent to our collection, use and sharing of your personal information as described in 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
‘Personal Information’ or ‘PII’ is defined as any information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) to a particular individual or natural person, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address, mobile number and any other identifier indicating to that particular person. When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, the resulting information also is treated as personal information. The Company respects the privacy of the users of the Services they use and is committed to reasonably protect it in all respects. The information about the user as collected by the Company are:
a. Information supplied by users
b. Information automatically tracked while navigation
c. Inferred information through usage and log data
d. Information collected
We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback to BCCL or you change your content or email preferences, respond to a survey, or communicate with us.
To improve the responsiveness of the “website” for our users, we may use “cookies”, or similar electronic tools to collect information to assign each visitor a unique, random number as a User Identification (User ID) to understand the user’s individual interests using the identified computer. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads), a process that we do not control. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us via the website.
We may track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on using BCCL services. We use this information for conducting internal research on our users' demographics, devices, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve our users. We may also collect Your Information to track user behaviour and preferences for internal analytics and research. We may also use your information
i. To evaluate your interest for various genres of content, services, offers;
ii. To perform analytics and conduct customer research, to determine your interest, for identifying content that generate sales and to analyse traffic patterns.
If you choose to post messages on social media accounts, message boards, or other message areas or leave feedback, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.
The above information may also be captured by keeping cookies on our websites by our affiliates for the purposes mentioned above 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 our services, we may collect and store such information.
We may receive information about you from other sources, add it to our account information and treat it in accordance with this policy. If you provide information to the platform provider or other partner, whom we provide services, your account information and order information may be passed on to us. We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfil the Services or to communicate with you.
We may reference other sources of demographic and other information in order to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behaviour on our website. Google Analytics specifically has been able to support display advertising towards helping us gain understanding of our users’ Demographics and Interests. The reports are anonymous and cannot be associated with any individual personally identifiable information that you may have shared with us.
We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful basis. Lawful basis on which we would process your personal information includes obtaining explicit consent from you or processing for "legitimate interests" where processing is necessary by us to provide you with services (For e.g. processing your information by our group companies/affiliates). We use information to provide, analyse, administer, enhance and personalize our service and marketing efforts, to process your registration, to provide you services, and to communicate with you related to below mentioned points. For example, we use information to:
The Information supplied by you enables us to improve our services and provide you the most user-friendly experience(s). In some cases for e.g. provision of certain service(s) or utility (ies), we may require your contact information as well. All required information is service dependent and the Company may use the above said user Information to, maintain, protect, and improve the Services (including advertising) and for developing new services. Any personally identifiable information provided by you will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and / or accessible in the public domain like any comments, messages, blogs, scribbles available on social platforms like Facebook, twitter etc.
The Company shares your information with any third parties without obtaining the prior consent of User in the following limited circumstances:
a. When it is requested or required by law or by any court or governmental agency or authority to disclose, for the purpose of verification of identity, or for the prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, or for prosecution and punishment of offences. These disclosures are made in good faith and belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary for enforcing these Terms or for complying with the applicable laws and regulations.
c. The Company may present information to our advertisers – to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our websites or Applications – however it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our site.
d. The Company may share your information regarding your activities on websites or applications with third party social websites to populate your social wall that is visible to other people however you will have an option to set your privacy settings, where you can decide what you would like to share or not to share with others.
For any of the below request you may send us an e-mail to our support team
When you use the Services (website/application or any of its sub sites), we make good faith efforts to provide you, as and when requested by you, with access to your personal information and shall further ensure that any personal information or sensitive personal data or information found to be inaccurate or deficient shall be corrected or amended as feasible. We have provided the user an option to correct/update his personal information on their own by clicking on ‘My Account’ settings post login and then they may update their information.
You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format; wherever feasible. You may send your request by sending an e-mail to our support team
We retain your personal information as long as necessary for us to provide services to you or you ask us to not retain your data. If you no longer want us to use your information then you can go to your ‘My Account’ settings and delete your account and close your BCCL account. Please note that if you delete your account
i. We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a BCCL account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that account to prevent that user from opening a new account in the future.
ii. We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
iii. Information you have shared with others (e.g., Reviews, forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the BCCL, even after your account is cancelled. However, attribution of such information to you will be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
iv. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.
For withdrawing your consent at any time during the tenure of your services with us, you may choose to do so by sending us an e-mail. We shall review your request and may ask you to verify your identity. Post verification we will withdraw the consent for which request was made by you and stop any further processing of your personal information. You may also withdraw your consent for cookies and advertisement by going to ‘Settings’ and click on consent and withdraw the consent.
You can write to us in case of any grievance or compliant at the support e-mail address. If you have any complaints regarding processing of your personal information you may contact our data protection officer or our grievance officer at the below mentioned e-mail address. You have the right to complaint about the data processing activities carried out by BCCL before the competent data protection authorities.
Where your personal information is processed for direct marketing purposes or any contests or promotions or other services, you may, at any time ask us to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending an e-mail to us
Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect personal information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain experiences, and services to you, and some of our services may not be able to take account of your interests and preferences. If collection of personal information is mandatory, we will make that clear at the point of collection so that you can make an informed decision whether to participate. If you have questions about the specific personal information about you that we process or retain, and your rights regarding that personal information, please contact us at the below mentioned e-mail address.
Site is not intentionally designed for or directed at persons less than 18 years of age. BCCL does not knowingly permit any person who is under 18 years of age to register with the services or to provide any other personally identifying information. If BCCL becomes aware that any personally identifiable information of persons less than 18 years of age has been collected on BCCL Services without verified parental consent, then BCCL will take the appropriate steps to delete any such information and notify the parent.
However, we consider it the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our services. Nevertheless, it is our policy not to collect and process any personal information from children below 18 years of age or offer to send any promotional materials to persons in that category. BCCL does not seek or intend to seek or receive any personal information from children. Should a parent or guardian have reasons to believe that a minor has provided BCCL with personal information without their prior consent, please contact our customer support team to ensure that the personal information is removed from the BCCL services.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. All information gathered on the Site is securely stored within the BCCL controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. If you know or have reason to believe that your BCCL account credentials have been lost, stolen, altered, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account, please contact us by contacting our customer support team.
The data controller for our services is Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. with the business address of Times of India Office, 3rd Floor, Dr. D.N.Road, Fort, Mumbai Maharashtra – 400001 The data protection officer (DPO) appointed by BCCL is Mr. Rajeev Batra who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries, complaints regarding the collecting, processing, transfer of personal data/information or regarding this policy please do contact our Data Protection Officer.
Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to the processing of information provided by you or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below via in writing or through email signed with the electronic signature to email@example.com
We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint:-
a. Identification of the information provided by you;
b. Clear statement as to whether the information is personal information or sensitive personal information;
c. Your address, telephone number or e-mail address;
d. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the information has been processed incorrectly or disclosed without authorization, as the case may be;
e. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate, and that the information being complained about belongs to you;
BCCL shall not be responsible for any communication, if addressed, to any non-designated person in this regard.
This site is provided by “Pride Circle” on “as is” and “as available” basis. Pride Circle does not make any representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding the operation of the site, its credentials, the contents displayed on the site and the materials, products and applications used on this site. You expressly agree to use the site and the services offered to you solely at your risk and expense.
Pride Circle disclaims all warranties to the full extent permissible by law, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Pride Circle does not warrant that its site and the electronic correspondences sent through the servers of Pride Circle is free from any viruses or any other components that have the possibility of damaging the computer in any manner and neither are the same safe from hackers’ attacks. Pride Circle shall not be responsible for any damages that may arise from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential.
By accessing and using this website you accept to indemnify Pride Circle and its affiliates, agents and associates against all losses, damages, injuries and causes of actions that may arise due to you using the services and any claim that may arise as a result of the usage of the services and also where you have not
abided by any of the terms and conditions mentioned herein due to which any third party has initiated or intends to initiate action against Pride Circle. No communication from Pride Circle’s side whether oral or written creates any warranty, express or implied.
Pride Circle’s exclusive liability shall be only the curing of any defect, if arising from Pride Circle. In no case does Pride Circle warrant that the services offered by them match your expectations or standards and it shall be your responsibility to ensure that the requisite configuration and essentials for utilizing the services are maximized. Pride Circle’s maximum aggregate liability shall in no case exceed the amount paid to Pride Circle as and by way of service/subscription fees, if any, and in case of promotional offers the same is waived off by the visitor/subscriber. Pride Circle does not claim that the promotional offers and the actual offers by way of services shall match exactly in any case and in no event shall Pride Circle be liable for any disparity that may arise. Pride Circle shall not in any way be liable for any malfunctioning of any computer or any other device over which the services are offered including but not limited to memory blockage, hard disk failure, system failure and lesser bus speeds even if the visitor/subscriber is advised of such damages.
We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time. You can review the most current version of these terms by clicking on the "Terms and Conditions" hypertext link located at the bottom of our web page. You are responsible for checking these terms periodically for changes. If you continue to use Pride Circle after we post changes to these Terms and Conditions, you are signifying your acceptance of the new terms.
Certain areas of Pride Circle, such as sites where you can upload or download files, may include usage guidelines and rules that will supplement these Terms and Conditions. By using those services on Pride Circle, you agree to comply with such guidelines and rules.
You agree that we may provide to you required notices, agreements and other information concerning Pride Circle electronically. We will post the notices on the home page of Pride Circle or on the relevant web page of the applicable service. If you want to withdraw your consent to receive notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of Pride Circle.
We reserve the right to discontinue or change any service or feature on Pride Circle at any time and without notice.
You must provide at your own expense the equipment and Internet connections that you will need to access and use Pride Circle. You are solely responsible for any costs you incur to access Pride Circle through any wireless or other communication service.
You may use Pride Circle for lawful purposes only. You may not submit or transmit through Pride Circle any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:
A. violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
B. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts;
C. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
D. impersonates any person, business or entity, including Pride Circle and its employees and agents;
E. contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
F. encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability;
G. violates these Terms and Conditions, guidelines or any policy posted on Pride Circle, or interferes with the use of Pride Circle by others. You may not use Pride Circle in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of Pride Circle. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms and Conditions.
You may not use Pride Circle or any of our communication tools to transmit, directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk communications (including e-mails and instant messages). You may not harvest information about our users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications. You may not induce or allow others to use Pride Circle to violate the terms of this section. We may terminate your access or use of Pride Circle immediately and take any other legal action if you, or anyone using your access to Pride Circle, violates these provisions. We may take any technical remedies to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilizing, or remaining with in our computer or communications networks.
We, our suppliers, and our users who lawfully post text, messages, information, software, images, audio and video ("Content") on Pride Circle own the property rights to that Content. The Content is protected by international treaties, and by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws and other proprietary rights. For example, we own a copyright in the selection, organization, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content, as well as in our original Content. The look and feel of our color combinations, button shapes, and other graphical elements on Pride Circle are our trademarks.
You may use Pride Circle and the Content offered on Pride Circle only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may use Content offered for downloading, such as photos and music, for personal use only and subject to the rules that accompany that particular Content. You may not use the Content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the Content. You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content, frame any portion of Pride Circle or Content, or reproduce, reprint, copy, store, publicly display, broadcast, transmit, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute the Content without our prior written consent. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Content.
Certain areas of Pride Circle may allow you to post Content that can be accessed and viewed by others, including the public in general. You may only post Content to public areas on Pride Circle that you created or that you have permission to post. You may not post Content that violates these Terms and Conditions. We do not claim ownership of any Content that you may post. However, by submitting Content to public areas of Pride Circle, you grant us, our affiliates, and distributors the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote this Content in any medium.
You agree that we are not liable for Content that is provided by others. We have no duty to pre-screen Content, but we have the right to refuse to post or to edit submitted Content. We reserve the right to remove Content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material.
We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on Pride Circle in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us to report possible copyright infringement.
Pride Circle may include links to third party websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these third-party sites or services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any Content or other materials on these third-party sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on Pride Circle are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.
We may make software available for you to download or use. Such software will be subject to the terms of the license agreement that accompanies it. If there is no license agreement presented to you with the software, then the following license, in addition to the other terms of these Terms and Conditions govern your use of such software. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to install the software on any single computer. The software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties and is owned by us or our affiliates. You may not sell or redistribute the software. You may not incorporate it or any portion of it into another product. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software or otherwise attempt to derive the source code (except where expressly permitted by law). You may not modify, adapt, or create derivative works from the software in any way or remove proprietary notices in the software. You agree to abide by all laws and regulations in effect regarding your use of the software. You may not authorize or assist any third party to do any of the things prohibited in this paragraph.
We may automatically check your version of the software and update it to improve its performance and capabilities. If you shut down the software during an automatic update or otherwise interfere with the installation of the update, the software may be damaged and/or cease to operate.
You agree to fully comply with all import and export laws, regulations, rules and orders.
We provide Pride Circle “as is”, “with all faults” and “as available.” we make no express warranties or guarantees about Pride Circle. To the extent permitted by law, we and our suppliers and affiliates disclaim implied warranties that Pride Circle and all software, content and services distributed through Pride Circle are merchantable, of satisfactory quality, accurate, timely, fit for a particular purpose or need, or noninfringing. We do not guarantee that Pride Circle will meet your requirements, is error-free, reliable, without interruption or available at all times. we do not guarantee that the results that may be obtained from the use of Pride Circle, including any support services, will be effective, reliable, accurate or meet your requirements. we do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use pride circle (either directly or through third-party networks) at times or locations of your choosing. no oral or written information or advice given by pride circle representative shall create a warranty. you may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change.
Your exclusive remedy regarding any software provided by us shall be the replacement of any such software found to be defective. Your sole and exclusive remedy for any other dispute with us is to discontinue your use of Pride Circle. In no event shall our liability, or the liability of our affiliates and our suppliers for any and all claims relating to the use of Pride Circle exceed the total amount of service fees, if any, that you paid us during a one-year period for the specific service at issue. We, our affiliates, and our suppliers shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of, inability to use, or reliance upon pride circle. These exclusions apply to any claims for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any other commercial damages or losses, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability, and the liability of our affiliates and suppliers, shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us and our affiliated companies, and our respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees that arise from your use or misuse of Pride Circle. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defences.
We make no representation that Content on Pride Circle is appropriate or available for use in locations outside India and accessing it from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access Pride Circle from a location outside India, you do so on your own initiative, and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.
You agree that the laws of Republic of India govern this contract and any claim or dispute that you may have against us will be resolved by the High Court, Mumbai (Maharashtra) and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Please note that by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are: (1) waiving claims that you might otherwise have against us based on the laws of other jurisdictions, including your own; (2) irrevocably consenting to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court, Mumbai (Maharashtra) over any disputes or claims you have with us; and (3) submitting yourself to the personal jurisdiction of the High Court, Mumbai (Maharashtra) for the purpose of resolving any such disputes or claims.
consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
Your right to use Pride Circle automatically terminates if you violate these Terms and Conditions or any rules or guidelines posted in connection with Pride Circle. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of Pride Circle, for any reason, with or without notice.
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.
“Pride Circle” fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to Pride Circle will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality.
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Pride Circle may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for an event; (d) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Pride Circle will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. The technical information will be used only by Pride Circle only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection.
Pride Circle does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Pride Circle may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pride Circle, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Pride Circle may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pride Circle or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pride Circle; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pride Circle, or the public.
Pride Circle does not encourage children to access this website. If you are under 18, you may do so with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Pride Circle absolves itself from any liability, damage, harm or loss, if the children falsely represent as being over the age of 18.
From time to time, Pride Circle may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Pride Circle or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Pride Circle, you may opt out of such communications by unsubscribing from emails.
Pride Circle welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Pride Circle has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Pride Circle at:
A unit of Inclusion First Consultancy Pvt Ltd
Pratapgad CHS Ltd Shree Complex Ph-III, Adharwadi Jail Road, Kalyan, Maharashtra-421301