Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting KOCHI METRO TIMES, officially registered as a domain "www.kochimetrotimes.com", or using our mobile device applications (the "Apps") or other services ( such as 'WebTV', 'Web Radio', together with the Apps, or collectively the "Services"), Services within the network of kochimetrotimes.com and its affiliated services or companies, and its subsidiaries, each of which have adopted this Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by KOCHI METRO TIMES.

Network Sites

KOCHI METRO TIMES, hereby reserves the right to "publish" online media on various subjects that are meant for imaprting information and knowledge. Unless or otherwise stated explicitly, each online media bearing seprate header or masthead with related content, will automatically come under the main domain - kochimetrotimes.com. By letting the readers know of this 'policy' we leave no room for any doubts on the part of the viewer about the veracity of the domain "Kochi Metro Times" and its master privacy policy and dislaimer.

The KOCHI METRO TIMES, as it is called hereinafter for refering to the domain, and any of our subsidiaries, also is known as KOCHI METRO TIMES(collectively, “ KOCHI METRO TIMES ,” “we” or “our”) understand the importance of our customers’ privacy. This Privacy Policy tells you what information we collect about you when you visit this website (our “Site”) or use an online application that contains a link to this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy also tells you how we use, share and protect this information; what choices you have about how this information is used; and how you can access and update this information. Our Site offers certain content, activities, games and services, which are referred to as the “Services.” This Privacy Policy applies to information collected on the Site where this Privacy Policy is posted, with the exception of the sections of this Site that are intended for visits from children under the age of 13, including www. kochimetrotimes .com, and certain online features specifically designed for kids. As a rule of thumb, anyone can visit our site and provide us necessary information the visitor like to part with us for the good of the mutual relations as a consumer and the provider of services. Certain aspects of this Privacy Policy also apply to the personally identifiable information we collect offline.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personally identifiable information” means any information that identifies and can be used to contact a particular individual, such as name, postal address, email address, and phone number. When other information, such as email newsletter choices, magazine or product purchases, or consumer product preferences, is associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information.

KOCHI METRO TIMES may use information that we collect about you, if needed, for a variety of business purposes, including: to maintain and manage your account, deliver Services that you have requested, and enhance your experience on our Site; to process and track your product or service orders and provide the services you request; to communicate with you about the Site or other products or services in which you may be interested, or to respond to your inquiries or comments; to perform business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Site, and the products and services we offer; or in accordance with your consent.

Privacy Policy

We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your information. We will therefore share that information only with the following entities, and only under these circumstances:

  • With entities that provide services on our behalf, including Site development, maintenance and support, payment processing, email distribution, and promotions management, only to the extent that these entities need the information to perform their services or as required by law, unless any additional use or sharing of the information is separately permitted
  • Within the KOCHI METRO TIMES family, which is defined for this purpose as corporate affiliates of KOCHI METRO TIMES (“Affiliates”) and entities that are authorized to use the KOCHI METRO TIMES name to promote the brands of their products or services.
  • With identified entities whose products or services you specifically use or request to receive while you use the Site.
  • KOCHI METRO TIMES reserves the sole right to keep any information confidential or could be shared with authorities of Central or the State Government or the legal department provided KOCHI METRO TIMES is convinced of the ultimate use the information shared or provided either through this site or directly is for any good for the social well-being or civic needs of the society.
  • When we believe that by sharing privacy information is required by law, may be necessary to protect any person’s property, rights, or safety, or to investigate a potential violation of law, will help to enforce any terms of use or other legal agreement, or will help resolve disputes that arise in the ordinary course of business, or in the event of a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.

We understand the importance of protecting our customers’ privacy, and we therefore provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used or disclosed for certain purposes.

Third Party Services

If you click on or interact with a hyperlink or advertisement that you find on the Site, you may leave our Site or send information to a different website. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to your interactions with other websites, even if you find a link to them on our Site, and so you should read the privacy policy of the third-party website provider to see how your personally identifiable information will be treated on its site.

Your Information

Some sections of our Site, "kochimetrotimes.com", may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files and other materials. If you choose to make personally identifiable information public through these Services, KOCHI METRO TIMES will consider that information public and will not limit its disclosure in the manner described here.

Your Content

All images, stories and video are copyrighted by their respective authors unless otherwise stated. If, however, you feel that some images belong to you and you want it removed/credited, please send us an email with the link of the image, on email address: kochimetrotimes1(at)gmail.com , we will rectify the errors if any ASAP.

Changes in Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

We may amend this Disclaimer & Privacy Policy at any time by posting the most recent version of the Policy on the Site, along with an indication of the date on which the Policy was amended most recently. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share personally identifiable information that we collect about you through the Site, we will notify you by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Site. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of personally identifiable information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes.

Any violation of the "copyright" of any content published in KOCHI METRO TIMES, a.k.a "www.kochimetrotimes.com" will warrant legal action against anyone, and will be processed under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court, in Kochi.