The Malayala Manorama Co. (P) Ltd. ("Malayala Manorama" or "we") operates manoramaonline.com, onmanorama.com, fasttrackworld.com, gulfmanorama.com, manoramanews.com the Malayala Manorama iPhone application, the Malayala Manorama iPad application , the Malayala Manorama Android application, the Malayala Manorama Java/Symbian application, Malayala Manorama Windows application and any other Malayala Manorama owned and controlled URL, Mobile site and mobile application (collectively, the "Site"), Malayala Manorama messaging services, video services, RSS feeds, podcasting services, mobile services, and any other feature, content, or applications offered from time to time by Malayala Manorama in connection with Malayala Manorama' business (collectively, the "Malayala Manorama Services").
SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON Malayala Manorama SERVICES
User Submitted Information
Registration Information is the information that Members must provide to use at registration in order to create a profile (also called an "account"), and includes display name, email address, year of birth, zip code, and country.
Malayala Manorama Collected Information
Third parties that support the Malayala Manorama Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Malayala Manorama does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.
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Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the Site and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public information and posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Location of Data. The Malayala Manorama Services are hosted by multiple cloud service providers across the globe. If you are a user located inside or outside India, you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to and processed where our servers are hosted. Indian data protection and other relevant laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction.
How We Use Information
To Provide and Manage the Services You Request. This includes, for example, processing your subscription, sending you electronic newsletters, or enabling you to participate in the features provided by the Services. It also includes providing personalized content and recommendations to you, including by email. Through such features, we are able to bring you information and content tailored to your individual interests and needs.
To Contact You. We may periodically contact you with offers and information about the Services and our affiliates, including in connection with your accounts, online surveys, legal notices, news stories, new features that you are entitled to access, and other important information. You may opt out of receiving commercial email messages from us by following the instructions contained in those email messages.
To Deliver Targeted Advertising and Email promotions. We may use your information to facilitate the delivery of targeted ads, promotions, and offers to you, on behalf of ourselves and advertisers, on and off the Services.
To Better Understand Our Readers and Users. The Services conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information we collect. We do this to better understand and serve our users, and to improve our products and services.
If you wish Manorama Online to delete your user account/personally identifiable data, you are requested to send an email to [email protected] - by expressly stating that your account/ the data provided by you be deleted. Please note that we may retain backup information related to your account in our archives for some time after deletion for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers. Your request will be processed within two working days of the receipt of your request.
NOTICE & CHOICE
USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Malayala Manorama Services. Malayala Manorama may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Malayala Manorama Services. These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to Site.
To contact you. Malayala Manorama may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the Malayala Manorama Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from Malayala Manorama, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are a member, such as notifications of changes to the Malayala Manorama Services or policies.
To protect the rights of Malayala Manorama and our users. There may be instances when Malayala Manorama may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where Malayala Manorama has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Malayala Manorama, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Malayala Manorama Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Malayala Manorama sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Malayala Manorama may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Malayala Manorama uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE
To cancel your account, email [email protected], subject, "Delete My Account" and include the email address that you registered your account with (if different from the email address you're sending the email from). Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances - where, for example, you have shared information with a third-party application or web site. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.
Email: [email protected]
The Malayala Manorama Co. (P) Ltd.
P.B No. 26
K.K Road, Kottayam.
Kerala – 686001