Effective as of February 20, 2018
Malayala Manorama Co Ltd. (“Malayala Manorama”; “THE WEEK” or “we”) operates theweek.in, THE WEEK iPhone application, THE WEEK iPad application , THE WEEK Android application, THE WEEK Java/Symbian application THE WEEK Windows application and any other THE WEEK owned and controlled URL, Mobile site and mobile application (collectively, the “Site”), THE WEEK messaging services, video services, RSS feeds, podcasting services, mobile services, and any other feature, content, or applications offered from time to time by THE WEEK in connection with THE WEEK business (collectively, the “THE WEEK Services”).
SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE WEEK SERVICES
Registration Information is the information that Members must provide to use at registration in order to create a profile (also called an “account”), and includes display name, email address, year of birth, zip code, and country.
THE WEEK Collected Information
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NOTICE & CHOICE
USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing THE WEEK Services. THE WEEK may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide THE WEEK Services. These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to Site.
To contact you, THE WEEK may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to THE WEEK Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from THE WEEK, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are a member, such as notifications of changes to THE WEEK Services or policies.
To protect the rights of THE WEEK and our users. There may be instances when THE WEEK may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where THE WEEK has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of THE WEEK, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the THE WEEK Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If THE WEEK 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 WEEK may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
THE WEEK uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE
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