We at Socialostracism believe in that an informed citizen is the greatest tool to a progressive nation. Our Privacy Policy elucidates how we collect, utilize, and share information about you. This information helps us to personalize and bring forth the causes most important to you. Socialostracism is specifically for those who deeply care and want to make known the grievances and the hidden and unspoken issues.

Collection of user information – Identifiable and Unidentifiable

  1. Socialostracism collects specific data related to the user when they visit or use the website such as the name, e-mail, telephone number, profile picture; social media account ID and information shared linked to that account, and such other information so provided voluntarily. Information about you that we get from third party data providers (the information consented to be shared.) User guarantees that they have the right to use and provide us the names and email submitted.

 

  1. The website can be used by way of creating an account by signing up, starting a petition or signing a petition. Any activity taken up to promote the said petition on any other platform or third-party website will be exclusively linked to the user’s account. Any other information of actions performed like sending messages and other usage of the website by user will also be linked to this account and collected by the website.

 

  1. Information of account activity, things that interest the user, the causes the user supports to find for the user people with similar interests helping them to promote their cause.

 

  1. Information not revealing the individual identity of the user or unidentifiable information: cookie technology, which helps our website function to its maximum potential and such other technologies, browser and device information to provide you with the best experience. If the sign up is through Facebook, Facebook will be using cookies the user can change and modify cookies through the settings on your Facebook account.

 

  1. The user’s general geographic location to personalize experience is also collected.

 

  1. Information available about the user on publicly accessible databases and offline information received via promotional surveys and phone promotions can also be collected. The IP address of the user will be recorded in the log files of the server whenever access to the website is made. The device through which the website is accessed may have unique IDs which may be recorded.

 

Usage of user information

  1. Once registered on the website, the profile that would be created and the information the user shares like the username, location and any additional information such as an uploaded picture, all account activity i.e. creating, promoting, sharing the user’s own petitions or other petitions and all the actions performed with the help of that account will be tracked by moderators.
  2. Information provided to us by the social media operators such as Facebook etc. if you sign up by way of such websites or any information publicly shared which they make available to us may be utilized to enhance your experience with the website. This information would be accessed only after user gives permission through the social media platform.

 

  1. We may provide certain data to our partners and advertisers which will only include data that has been particularly and voluntarily shared with us. The advertisers will be able to contact you if the user chooses the same or if the petition requires sponsoring. Only if you specifically consent, we may share information about you with our advertisers, including your email address, mailing address and the petition you signed.

 

  1. We may utilize information of your contact email list and you guarantee that you have permission to allow the use of the same, the social media platforms utilized by you and the information of various contacts connected to you may be used to spread and share the petitions.

 

  1. The information is utilized to respond to queries pertaining to creation and continuation of the process of petitions. Third party partners may access this information without having a right to share the same further. Contact information will be utilized to share any account related information, the status of your petition, the number of sign ups and any other administrative information required to be conveyed.

 

  1. Survey information for analysis of data, audits, fraud monitoring, developing new services, enhancing, improving or modifying our website, observing usage trends. Also to bring about people with similar interest in contact and informing them about the related and similar activities to their activities.

 

  1. We also share your first and last name and city with the person who initiated a petition you have signed, such information will be shared as soon as you sign the petition and this information is public once a petition is signed.

 

  1. The website is an open platform where users can bring up issues and grievances, we do not perform any background checks on the user, sharing information and interacting shall be done at your own risk. Moderators shall not be held liable for any information which has been missed out.

 

  1. The contact between our partners, NGOs and other interactions among the users via email, and other outside sources are also at the user’s own risk.

 

 

Public Space (Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Third-Party Sites)

  1. Any information that users disclose in a public space, including on any bulletin board, chat room or any site Socialostracism may host for you, is available to anyone else who visits that space. Socialostracism cannot safeguard any information you disclose there.

Site Linking

  1. Socialostracism websites contain many links to sites that belong to third parties unrelated to us. Socialostracism cannot be held responsible for any use of your personal information arising from you disclosing personal such information on third party sites. Socialostracism cannot protect any information you may disclose on these sites and recommends that you review the privacy policy statements of those sites you visit.

Deleting your information

  1. Any information that the user feels is infringing his privacy, if such information is not necessary, the same can be conveyed to the website which would then take steps to remove the same. We seek all measures to protect your information within our organization from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration and destruction. We take care to ensure that all data we process is reliable for its intended use if still the user feels insecure the website can be contacted and will be ever ready to solve any such issues pertaining to protection of such user data.

 

  1. If you would like to review and modify the information that has been previously provided to us by you, you may log in to your account, click on “Profile” and update your profile information.

 

  1. If the user suspects that their account is being utilized by any other person, they can contact us and inform us about the same.

 

  1. Personal information will be retained till the specific time that is required by law.

Google AdSense & other advertisers

By clicking or viewing an ad on the website you may be taken to another website it is advised that the privacy policy of those websites before using them Socialostracism will not be responsible for any breach committed by such other websites. Clicking and viewing an advertisement may result in cookies being used by the advertising platform.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy. We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

  1. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads when you visit and use our website. DoubleClick cookie technology enables Google and its partners to serve ads to the user based on other sites that the user visits on the Internet. 
     
    Reservation of Rights
  2. Socialostracism reserves the right to disclose information about users where required in good faith, to do so by law or to exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves against legal claims.

 

  1. Socialostracism further reserves the right to share information with law enforcement to investigate or prevent illegal activities being committed over our network. We may disclose the personal information we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.

 

  1. Socialostracism reserves our rights to disclose your personal information where you have given us explicit legal written consent to do so.

 

  1. Socialostracism reserves the right to monitor user and network traffic for site security purposes and prevent any unauthorized attempts to tamper with our site or cause damage to our property.

 

  1. Socialostracism reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy or update it. Where a major change is made, users will be informed by e-mail notification or through a notice on our website. Users and site visitors bear the responsibility to ensure that they have read the changes or updates as the case may be.

 

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