At medianewsd, we are committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any personally identifiable information you choose to provide and to safeguarding such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Unless specified otherwise on the Service, all users must be at least 1 years of age and a legal resident of Bangladesh to participate in any activity that requires the submission of Personal Information. This Service is designed and targeted to Bangladesh audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the Govt of Bangladesh. We make no representation that this Service is operated in accordance with the laws or governed by other nations. By your participation in our Service activities, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age and located in Bangladesh. Please be aware that any Personal Information you voluntarily submit to us will be transferred to Bangladesh and subject to law.
For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state and zip code. We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for responding to requests that are not labeled or not sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Collection of Personal Information
You do not need to provide any Personal Information (which is information that can identify you or can be used to contact you) to use medianewsd web channel or to obtain information from most of the features and activities of medianewsd web channel. In general, you can visit our web channels without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information. However, if you want to participate in certain online services, you may be asked to provide some Personal Information, such as your name, mailing address, business address, telephone, mobile phone, birth date or age, and/or e-mail address. You might be asked to choose a user name and password, and provide that information when accessing certain online features or services. If you do not want to give us any Personal Information, you can always choose not to participate. The choice is yours. We are only interested in offering you convenient online services that match your interests and needs.
We may request to send you push notifications on breaking news. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.
Use of your information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customised experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Application to:
-Deliver targeted advertising, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions.
-Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Application more personalised.
-Increase the efficiency and operation of the app.
-Monitor and analyse usage and trends to improve your experience.
-Notify you of updates to the Application.
-Request feedback and contact you about your use of the app.
Disclosure of your information
We will not share your information to any third party.
Security of your information
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
Policy for children
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data, we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act
Section 26 of the Act defines crimes relating to collecting and using identity information. Under section 26(1) any unauthorised use i.e. collection, selling, taking possession, supplying or using anyone’s identity information has been defined as an offense. Under the Act for any crime relating to identity information, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 (five) years or fine not exceeding 5 (five) lacs taka or with both has been prescribed and for repeating the punishment can be increased 7 (seven) years of imprisonment or with fine not exceeding 10 (ten) lacs taka or with both.
Automated News Services and Updates.
This Service may offer you special subscription features for news and news-related topics via email. For the email updates, you are only required to submit an email address. The submission of other information such as your computer’s operating system, ranges for household income and education, and a general description of your profession is voluntary.
Many Southern Community Newspapers Inc. web channels offer polling areas, which provide users with an opportunity to vote on local and national issues of concern. When you choose to participate in a poll, we may ask you to provide your name, gender, age or birth date, zip code and/or e-mail address. This information helps us to ensure the accuracy of our polling data.
medianewsd web channels also may allow users to complete surveys about products or services offered by medianewsd or other companies. These surveys may ask for your name and e-mail address, and/or other information, such as your gender, age or birth date and income level. This information helps us to understand our survey results.
medianewsd web channels also afford users many opportunities to play contests or trivia games. When you enter into a contest, trivia game or any other promotional opportunity, we may ask for your name, password information, and telephone number and address (physical and electronic) so that we can contact you if you win. Sometimes we may require you to provide additional information, such as your birth date, gender and income level. Of course, if you do not want to provide such information, you do not need to participate in the online activity.
medianewsd web channels also may offer users the chance to participate in public areas, such as chat rooms, message boards, blogs and/or news groups. When you choose to participate in any of these areas, we may request your name, password information and address (physical and electronic). This information helps us respond to questions or concerns about use of these public areas. We reserve the right to edit or delete any Personal Information disclosed to the public.
We afford users an opportunity to submit comments or questions online – You must be a verified registered user to submit a comment, ask a question or submit a blog post. If you choose to provide other Personal Information with, or in your comment or question, we may retain such information in our public correspondence files unless you are identified as a person less than 13 years of age.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
medianewsd web channels use your Personal Information for three general purposes. First, we use the information to provide you with the services you request and to respond to billing and/or other questions related to such service offerings. Second, we use the information to understand your use of our web channels and to notify you about updates to one of our web channels or to send you marketing materials or promotional offers from medianewsd. Newspapers, or on behalf of our advertisers, sponsors, and promotional partners (collectively, “Advertisers”) that may be of interest to you. Third, we may use this information in aggregate form to help us evaluate and modify existing services, and to help us develop additional services that are likely to be of interest to our users.
We reserve the right to collect Personal Information using any new technology yet to be developed and to use such technology to provide new services and features to you, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes. Specific information regarding your choice to Opt-out to such use, or for sharing your Personal Information with Advertisers, will be provided once the new technology, service, or feature is introduced.
Accessing or Deleting Your Personal information
If you have submitted Personal Information through a Southern Community Newspapers Inc. web channel and you would like to access that information, please send an e-mail to [email protected] . We will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and to correct any factual inaccuracies that you identifyWe reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about his/her identity. And if the burden or expense of providing access to a user’s Personal Information is disproportionate to the potential privacy risks to that user, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may chose to not provide access to such information. In such cases, we will provide you with an explanation and a contact person for further inquiries.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
medianewsd web channel may collect and freely disclose information about you that is not personally identifiable, as described in the next two sections below. We reserve the right to merge any such information with your Personal Information but will do so only in accordance with Southern Community Newspapers Inc. guidelines and applicable law.
Our Advertisers and third party network advertising servers,
If you have any questions or comments about this policy or our use of Personal Information, you may send an e-mail to [email protected].