Information Shared with Group Companies and Affiliates
The Company may share information with its employees, agents, officers, group companies, the employees, agents, and officers of such group companies and our affiliates (including affiliated websites under common ownership or control) for the purpose of processing Information on its behalf.
Information shared with Third Parties and Sponsors
(i) The Company may share with other third parties Information about our Website users, such as your use of the Website or other websites, and the Services provided on the Website or other websites, but only on an anonymous and aggregated basis to help us develop content, services, and advertising that we hope you will find of interest. The Company may also share your information with a sponsor or other third party (“Third-Party Provider”) to perform Site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, data processing, and email and text message distribution. These third parties have access to your Information only to perform these tasks only on our behalf.
Information shared via third party social buttons, widgets, and other embedded content
Further, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit or use the Website or Services. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits or use particular websites, mobile applications or services, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Information shared with Other Parties
The Company may also disclose your personal and other Information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary:
(i) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, search warrants, judicial proceedings, other legal processes, or other law enforcement measures, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims;
(ii) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Company or others;
(iii) to enforce any terms of service on the Website; (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential, or as otherwise required by law;
(v) to provide you and other users of the Website with the Services or products requested by you and/or the other users, and to perform other activities related to such Services and products, including billing and collection;
(vi) to provide you with special offers or promotions from the Company that may be of interest to you;
or (vii) to operate the Company’s systems properly.
The Company may present Information to allow social sharing functionality.
If you log in with or connect a social media service account with Services, we may share your user name, picture, and likes, as well as your activities and comments with other Services users and with your friends associated with your social media service.
If you do not want your personal information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your Services account and do not participate in social sharing on Services.
Sale or Transfer of all or part of Business of Company
If the Company 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, the Company may transfer your Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
In addition to the scenarios identified above, we may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your Information or pursuant to your consent.
Some General Exceptions to Disclosures
The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of your Information by Third-Party Providers or by other third parties is not the responsibility of the Company. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the Third-Party Providers’ privacy policies.
- b) 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 above exceptions are not exhaustive and will include exceptions available in law as well as otherwise.