BLUE ZONE ONLINE MARKETING SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED owns and operates MHS Website ("MHS" or "Platform"), an online platform that connects marketers with content creators (the "Platform Services") on a variety of sites hosted by MHS and operated by MHS or its partners (the "Sites").
MHS provides you, and, if applicable, your affiliates, access to its Platform Services.
Access to the Platform, Sites, and any features, is made available under this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Service. Iterations of the MHS Platform licensed by unaffiliated third parties (“Partners”) will be governed by these same Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.
The following details our Privacy Notice (the “Notice") for the Sites and describes the types of information we gather from those persons visiting the Sites and how we use such information. We understand the importance of privacy and accordingly, treat all information received in a responsible manner. This Notice applies to all of the services offered by MHS and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “services”) on the Sites. By accessing the Sites, you agree to be bound by the Notice. If you do not agree to the terms of this Notice, please do not use the Sites.
The data controller for the information you provide or that is collected by MHS pursuant to this Privacy Notice is: BLUE ZONE ONLINE MARKETING SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED, B Block, 2nd Floor, Flat No 210, Pearlite Lakeside Apts, Sy No 22/6, Opp Government Primary School, Parappana Agrahara Village Begur Hobli, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Urban, Karnataka, 560100.
Use of Information Collected by Us
MHS may collect two types of information from users of our Sites: “personal information” (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, etc.) and “aggregate information” (such as frequency of visits to any of the Sites, search terms entered, Site pages most frequently accessed, browser type, etc.). MHS uses collected personal information for its primary business purpose of providing advertising services, and all related purposes, including matching Creators with Marketers for advertising and marketing opportunities. We also use this information in an effort to improve your experience on the Sites and to communicate with you about information that you request, to help us target specific services or offers to you, to contact you for troubleshooting purposes, to help us develop and improve our Sites, or to tailor our Sites to your interests.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Information
MHS collects personal information that is voluntarily provided when users sign up for an MHS site or service. Specifically, when you sign up for our Platform through one of our Sites or interact with our widgets and bots, we ask you for personal information such as your name, address, social media connections, and email address. We may also request payment account information (such as PayPal or a credit card) which is encrypted and provided to third parties for the purpose of processing payment(s). In addition, MHS collects supplemental data from public sites, IP addresses, and connected social media channels (via an API for which you can select the types of information MHS may access), to create a more robust user profile and increase the odds that a marketer will locate your profile for content opportunities.
As a Creator agreeing to the Terms of Service and Privacy Notice when creating an account on our Site(s), you express consent to the access and collection of data and content from the social media accounts you have connected, including followers, friend lists, photos, videos, or similar content published through those social media accounts. You have the option to change these choices made at registration, at any time. However, the decision to disconnect a social media account will not remove content or data previously gathered under your authorization.
MHS will process the data acquired through your social media accounts to identify you and present your profile as a Creator to Marketers and Partners with access to our Site(s), so that they may offer you Opportunities within the Platform or using the Discovery feature. MHS may also use the data associated with your profile, including metrics, images, videos, and content, to promote or market MHS and its products and services.
As a Marketer or Partner agreeing to the Terms of Service and Privacy Notice when creating an account on our Site(s), upon registration you will be asked to provide an email address, establish a password, and provide payment account information. This data is required in order to make our services available to you.
As a user of the Site(s), we may communicate with you using the email address you have provided, for purposes such as providing you with Opportunities, delivering support to enhance your user experience, communicating news about MHS or features and functionalities of the Platform, or presenting you with surveys or commercial offers you may be interested in. You may control your email preferences within your account in the Platform.
Collecting and Using Your Aggregate Information
MHS also aggregates information that, by itself, does not identify who you are, such as frequency of visits to the Sites, search terms entered, browser type, etc. MHS uses the aggregated information to provide its services and remuneration, as well as to determine the use of our Sites and to monitor, audit and analyse information pertaining to our business metrics.
Sharing, Selling and Trading of Your Personal Information Collected Online with Third Parties
MHS does not share, rent, sell or disclose personal information to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Notice. MHS shares personal information with our affiliated entities and subsidiaries, with Marketers/Partners, and third party service providers such as payment processing companies. These Marketers/Partners and third party service providers are not authorised to retain, share, store or use your personal information for any purposes other than to provide the services for which they have been hired to provide, to offer you opportunities within the MHS Platform, or to provide Opportunities outside of the Platform as permitted via features such as MHS Discovery, without your express consent. In addition, in order to protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the personal information you provide when you sign up for an account. In the course of such verification, we may receive personal information about you.
We do not sell, trade or otherwise share your personal information with unrelated third parties for their own marketing purposes. In the following circumstances, MHS may elect to share or transfer your personal information to unrelated third parties: (i) to comply with a legal requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on MHS, (ii) to investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (iii) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganisation, liquidation or dissolution of MHS; (iv) when we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of MHS or other persons, or (v) as otherwise required or permitted by law.
It should be noted that on some portions of the Sites, users can choose to have their personal information displayed. If users choose to have their personal information displayed on the Site(s), they will be given forewarning that the action they are about to take will make their personal information publicly available on the Site(s).
Sharing, Selling and Trading Aggregate Information Collected Online with Third Parties
We may share, sell or trade with third parties aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. As stated earlier, such information does not identify you individually.
From time-to-time, we may request information from users of our Sites in connection with a contest or a sweepstakes. Participation in these contests or sweepstakes is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information and supplementary information on your interests, opinions and preferences. We will use the contact information to notify winners. We may publish winners’ first name, last initial and city of residence on the Sites and in order to comply with state law, we may be required to share: (i) winners’ first name, last name and address with state agencies and (ii) winners’ first name and last name, and possibly city or state, with persons requesting such information via the mail.
Do Not Track Policy
Our Sites are not designed to respond to "do not track" signals received from browsers.
Use of Pixel Tags/Clear GIFs/Web Beacons
A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of our Sites but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.
Retaining and Securing Your Information
We take appropriate security measures designed to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices, and introducing security measures, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorised access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to MHS employees, service providers and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations.
Of course, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. IN NO EVENT WILL MHS OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE SITES BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SITES). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF MHS OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:
- The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Sites)
- Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them)
- Whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as, for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations)
Integrity of Your Data
MHS processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Copyright Infringement/DMCA Notice
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any submission on the Sites’ message boards or any other content on the Sites infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information in writing:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Children and Privacy
Our Sites are not directed to children and we will not request personally identifiable information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 18, unless we have obtained verifiable parental consent from a parent or legal guardian. If we become aware that a user under the age of 13 has registered with any of our Sites, provided personally identifiable information, and MHS has not obtained prior verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian, we will immediately remove the user’s personally identifiable information from our files.
Links to Other Websites
In the event that MHS sells substantially all of its assets, or one of MHS’s business units are acquired, personally identifiable information of visitors to and users of the Sites, and other aggregated information, will likely be one of the transferred assets.
Changes to this Policy
The “Updated” date at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Notice was last revised. We will notify you before any material change takes effect so that you have time to review the changes. Any change becomes effective when we post the revised Privacy Notice. Your use of the Sites following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Notice.
Your Choices about Your Personal Information
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (if this right to data portability is provided to you by law), you can contact us at email@example.com or by mail:
B Block, 2nd Floor, Flat No 210, Pearlite Lakeside Apts, Sy No 22/6, Opp Government Primary School, Parappana Agrahara Village Begur Hobli, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Urban, Karnataka, 560100.
In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information suppressed from our database, or other limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information. For your protection, we only fulfill requests for the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we often need to retain certain data for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transaction that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the personal information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion). Our databases and other records may have residual data which will not be removed. In addition, we also may not allow you to review certain data for legal, security or other reasons.
If at any time you believe that the Sites have not adhered to this Privacy Notice, please let us know. We will use good faith efforts to determine and correct the problem.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Notice, please feel free to contact us any time through the Sites or at Privacy Notice Concerns Coordinator, c/o B Block, 2nd Floor, Flat No 210, Pearlite Lakeside Apts, Sy No 22/6, Opp Government Primary School, Parappana Agrahara Village Begur Hobli, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Urban, Karnataka, 560100 or firstname.lastname@example.org