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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.

(ii) The Company may share Information to support sponsors. If you participate in certain features of the Website (e.g., sharing news stories of interest), please note that any Information you or others voluntarily disclose through the use of these features becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated. The Company is not responsible for the Information that you or others choose to disclose publicly on the Website, and neither the Company’s nor others’ use of such information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Information shared via third party social buttons, widgets, and other embedded content

Some of our online services carry embedded content controlled by third parties for services such as social sharing, recommended stories, commenting/reviewing, and displaying video or images. When you interact with these services they may collect information from and about you and your interaction with their content. This activity will be subject to the Privacy Policy and your settings for your chosen network. Please be aware that they may track your activity, through the use of cookies or similar technology, without you needing to interact with them. If this concerns you, ensure you log out of their services before using ours.

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.

We may also share the same information with the social media service provider. By logging in with or connecting your Services account with a social media service, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, other users, and your friends and you understand that the social media services use of the shared information will be governed by the social media services privacy policy.

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

  1. a) The Website Service may include links to other websites or applications. Such websites or applications are governed by their respective privacy policies, which are beyond our control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website/app/service you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can’t find the privacy policy of any of these via a link, you should contact the application/site owners directly for more information.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. c) Anything posted/uploaded/conveyed/communicated by users in the websites/apps/services becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

The above exceptions are not exhaustive and will include exceptions available in law as well as otherwise.