BUSY Privacy Policy

BUSY respects your concerns about the privacy, and values the relationship we have with our users. BUSY Privacy Policy outlines our privacy practices concerning the information collected through BUSY websites, application, and the various social media platforms of BUSY. This also includes any other online service that links to our Privacy Policy, including any website and online service we offer on behalf of our authors (collectively referred to as the “Sites”). Our Privacy Policy does not apply to info that you may share with us other than through our Websites, such as over a phone call, by e-mail, or in person unless expressly indicated by BUSY.

Kindly review our complete Privacy Policy and Terms mentioned below before using BUSY Sites and its Applications. Mainly, please review the sections: What information BUSY collects about you (which includes information about cookies and similar technologies). How we use your information? , and who we share your information with. By using the BUSY site, you are accepting the terms mentioned in this Privacy Policy, and If you don`t wish to agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use BUSY Sites and Applications. Additionally, BUSY reserves the right to mark changes in its Privacy Policy without any prior notice. Your continued use of BUSY Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

What Information We Collect About You

The information is collected when you interact with BUSY Sites and Applications. This info falls into two categories:

(1) The personal data/information that you share with us, such as your name, address, email address, and contact details and payment details

(2) Non-personal information collected, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.

Personal Information You Provide Directly To Us:

BUSY may ask you to provide your personal information, demographic information or the information about your preferences or interests when you do:

  • Register with us on BUSY Sites
  • Download BUSY Free Trial and Express Edition
  • Sign Up to receive email newsletters from BUSY
  • Purchase from our Sites
  • Participate in surveys or any promotion
  • Participate on social media accounts involving our contributors.
  • Participate in communities or forums on our Sites
  • Submit user-generated information on any part of BUSY Sites that permits it
  • Knowingly provide your information on any other part of BUSY Sites (e.g., Request for Free Support, Submit for a job application)

Non-Personal Information Collected

In addition to any information that you provide directly to our third-party service providers or us, and we may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect specific tracking information when you interact with our sites. By using our sites, you give consent to our use of tracking technologies as mentioned below:

Device Information

We may collect specific information about your computer or other devices that you use to access our sites, including IP address, geo location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and additional transactional details.

Usage Information

We may record specific information about your use of our sites (like log files, clickstream data, a reading history of the pages you visit, search terms you browse and its search results), traffic data (e.g., time/date of access, session identification number, access times, referring websites).

Location Information
Some of our sites may deliver the content as per your current location if you wish to choose to enable that feature of our website (e.g., allowing location tracking settings on your device or browser), your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by our sites. If you choose to have a location-based search, we will store that information on our servers.

Cookies, Web Beacons, Local Storage, and Other Technologies
Our third party service providers may place, view, and use cookies, web beacons, local storage objects or similar kind of technologies to collect information about your use of our sites. This may include information about the web pages you view, the links that you click and other actions that you take on our websites and in response to our advertising or email newsletters. Our third party service providers and we use the information collected for various reasons, including to remember you and take note of your preferences, track your use of our Websites, facilitate your smooth payment transactions, manage access to and use of the Sites, and provide a personalized experience to our users.

A "Cookie" is stored on your computer or other devices when you visit specific web pages that record your preferences and actions. These days most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can make changes in your browser setting to decline cookies. However, please note that by refusing a cookie you may limit your access to or use of the Sites.

Use Information for Targeted Audience Advertising
We may permit third parties to use the cookie, web beacons and similar technologies to understand your web behavior and browsing activities better so that we can serve you targeted advertising while you are on our Sites and display our ads to you when you visit other third-party sites. For example, we work with third-party network advertisers who may set these technologies to provide better advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. We do not control these third-party technologies, and they are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We do not authorize these third party network advertisers to use this technology to collect personal information about you, and they do not have access to your personal information from us.

How We Use Your Information
We use the information to help us personalize and continually improve your experience with us. We may use your personal information and non-personal information in the following ways:

  • Provide you with the products and services you request.
  • Post your user-generated content to our Sites as you seek.
  • Communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and send you information about new BUSY features.
  • Communicate with you about changes in our policies.
  • Send you newsletters, offers, and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by email or other mediums.
  • Personalize content and experiences on our Sites and within emails sent to you, including providing you recommendations based on your preferences.
  • Serve you targeted advertising, both on our Sites and elsewhere online, based on information we previously collected from you, including your activity on the Sites or activity on third party sites and applications.
  • Administer our loyalty programs
  • Administer contests, promotions, and surveys
  • Optimize or improve our products, services, and operations
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and recipients of our emails, including browsing and purchasing patterns

Combination of Your Information
To perform the above functions, we may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both personal information and non-personal information, and use such information along with data obtained from other sources (including third parties), such as demographic information and updated contact information. Our third party service providers or we may also use your information to assess the level of interest in, and use of the Sites, our emails, and our other campaigns both on an individual basis and in the aggregate. We may also use and/or combine information we collect off-line or from third party sources to check the accuracy of, enhance and supplement your user records, and to better customize your experience with us.

Who We Share Your Information With
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or disclose your personal information to any company. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your personal information to our business partners, in no event will we sell or rent your data as part of a customer list or similar transaction without your express permission? We may share non-personally identifiable site usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their use, in a form that does not include your personal information.

Third Party Service Providers
We have third-party service providers that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their functions, and they are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are bound not to use, sell, distribute or alter this information in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Sites.

Third Parties with Whom We Do Business
We may share your personal information with certain third parties with whom we do business, such as our authors or promotional co-sponsors so that they can provide you with special offers, promotional materials, and similar materials that may be of interest to you. Although this Privacy Policy governs our treatment of your personal information, the third party’s treatment of your data will be governed by its privacy policy. You may withdraw your consent to our sharing of your personal information with such third parties at any time by sending us an email.

Security of Your Personal Data
We take reasonable steps to help protect and secure your personal information. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you send your personal information to our Sites at your own risk.

Third Party Content and Links to Third Party Websites
Our Sites may contain content hosted or served by third parties or link to the websites operated by affiliates of ours or third parties. Please be advised that the terms described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to the information gathered by these third parties. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies employed by any third party, and our hosting of third-party content or linking to third-party websites does not constitute an endorsement of the content or business practices of those third parties.

Public Areas, Forums, Reviews, and Community Areas
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as forums, message boards or feedback sections, becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private. Please consult our Terms of Use and the applicable guidelines, if any, for the use of our forums and other community areas for more information.

We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Sites. We may also sell certain assets associated with the Sites. As a result, please be aware that in such event we may transfer some or all of your information to a company acquiring all or part of our assets or to another company with which we have merged. Under such circumstances we would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. Nevertheless, we cannot ensure that an acquiring company or the merged company will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.

Rights concerning Your Personal Information
Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to access, correct, delete, restrict the use of or receive a copy of, specific information covered by this Privacy Policy. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may also have the right to request that we refrain from processing such data. Please bear in mind that if you exercise such rights, this may affect our ability to provide our products and services. You can also reach us at our email id info@busy.in. While we make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on your claims, if allowed or required by applicable laws.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
As BUSY Sites continue to develop, we may add new services and features to them. If these additions affect our Privacy Policy, or if other changes in our privacy practices or applicable laws necessitate changes to the Privacy Policy, this document will get updated accordingly. If we make a material change in the way we use your personal information, we will provide prominent notice of the change on the Sites or in an email to you. We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information we have previously collected from you without your express consent.

How to OPT-OUT of Email Newsletters
You may always opt-out of receiving future commercial emails and newsletters from BUSY. At BUSY, we provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the email you receive or you can drop us a mail at info@busy.in to unsubscribe from our email list. Please note that your request to not to receive unsolicited commercial emails from us will not apply to messages that you request or that are not commercial. For example, we may contact you concerning any purchases you have made with us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial messages.

How You Can Reach Us
If you have any questions or query about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at info@busy.in