This policy is provided for your information and is not intended to limit or exclude your rights under laws and regulations applicable in India.
What we collect
We may collect personal information from a User in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when the User accesses and uses the Services and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on the Services. The User may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, address, phone number, credit card information, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests etc. We will collect personal identification from the User only if he/she voluntarily submits such information to us. The User can always refuse to supply personal information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Services related activities.
What we do with the personal information we gather
We may use your personal information to:
1Administer the Services;
2Personalise the Services for the User;
3Send direct links to Services to the User;
6Send our newsletter to the User;
7Develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising;
8Send important notices, such as communications about purchases/downloads and changes to our Policy;
9Auditing, data analysis and research to improve the services.
Collection of Personal Information
“Personal information” is any information that can be used to uniquely identify a person. We may collect your personal information as required under laws and regulations at the time you subscribe and use our services or websites or otherwise interact with us, or from other sources like third parties.
1The information we collect about you will depend on the KOMPANIONS products and services you use and subscribe to. The information we may collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:
aYour name, address, phone number, date of birth and email address.
bYour preferences for particular products, services or lifestyle activities when you tell us what they are or when we assume what they are based on how you use our products and services.
cYour contact with us, such as: a note or recording of a call you make to one of our contact centers, an email or letter you send to us and other records of any contact you have with us.
dYour account information, such as: dates of payment owed and received; top-up information; the subscription services you use; and any other information to do with your account.
Collection of Non-Personal Information
We may collect non-personal information about Users whenever they interact with our Services. Non-personal information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about means used by the User to connect to our Services, such as the information about the operating system and the internet service providers utilised and other similar information.
Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information:
This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to the User and to understand which part of the Services, its products and services are of most interest. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including, without limitation, fulfilling your order, providing customer service, tracking email invitations you send, and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
If you have opted to receiving marketing material from us, we may also provide your personal information to carefully selected third parties, who, we reasonably believe provide products or services that may be of interest to you and who have been contracted with KOMPANIONS to keep the information confidential, or who are subject to obligations to protect your personal information.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyse data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Website usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyse data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.
We cannot protect any information that you make available to the general public in any publicly accessible area of our website or any other media. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Purpose of collecting Personal Information
Your personal information may be used and analysed for various lawful purposes including enrichment of service experience. These include, but are not limited to:
1Provide, maintain and improve our products and services;
2Verify your identity as mandated by laws and regulations;
3Carry out a credit check if you are applying for a contract for airtime services and to assess your application;
4Process the goods and services that you have bought from us and keep you updated with the progress of your order;
5Keep you informed about new products and services unless you do not want to receive our marketing messages;
6Provide the relevant service or product to you, which includes other services not included in your agreement with us and services that use information about where you are when using your mobile equipment (location information), and to contact you with service-related messages about changes to the service or product;
7Contact you with offers or promotions based on how you use our products and services, including your calling and messaging activities, location information and browsing information (unless you have asked us not to contact you);
8Bill you for using our products or services or to take the appropriate amount of credit from you;
9Respond to any questions or concerns that you may have about using our network, products or services;
10Let you know about products and services offered by other companies (including offers and discounts that we have specially negotiated for our customers) that we think may interest you, if you have chosen to receive this information;
11Understand how our different customers use our network, products and services so we can develop more interesting and relevant products and services for our customers, as well as personalise the products and services we offer you;
12Carry out research and statistical analysis and monitor customer use of our network, products and services on an anonymous or personalised basis;
13Ensure adherence to legal regulatory & business requirements for prevention and detection of frauds and crimes.
We will store your information for as long as we have to by law and as per directions of the regulatory & law enforcement Authorities. If there is no legal requirement, we will only store your information for as long as we need it for providing services to you.
Sharing of information with Authorities
We may share Personal Information as well as non-personal information of the User with the courts, police authorities or any other government/regulatory/statutory authority, in case these are required by them in relation to any proceedings pending before them.
We are committed to ensuring that Users’ personal information is secure. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of the User personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored in our Services. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe that the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
When a User uses services and products offered by us through the Services, the personal information shared by User is visible to the other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. The User is responsible for the personal information the User chooses to submit in these instances. For example, if the User lists his/her name and email address in a blog/forum posting, that information is public. Users are requested to take care when using these features. We adopt reasonable security practices and procedures, to include technical, operational, managerial and physical security control measures in order to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, or disclosure while it is under our control.
Our security practices and procedures limit access to personal information on a need to know basis. Further, our employees, to the extent they may have limited access to your personal information on a need to know basis, are bound by the Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Policies, which obligate them to protect the confidentiality of personal information.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We take adequate steps to ensure that our contracted third parties adopt reasonable level of security practices and procedures to ensure security of personal information.
We may retain your personal information for as long as required to provide you with services or if otherwise required under any law. We, however, assure you that KOMPANIONS does not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties (parties outside KOMPANIONS’ corporate network and its Strategic and Business Partners), which could lead to invasion of your privacy.
When we dispose off your personal information, we use reasonable procedures to erase it or render it unreadable.
A cookie is a small file, which asks for permission to be placed on the User’s desktop/laptop/mobile device’s memory drive. Once the User agrees, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic. Cookies allow Services to respond to the User as an individual. The Services can tailor their operations to the User’s needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about the User’s preferences.
Cookies help us better understand the User’s behaviour, and tell us which parts of the Services Users have visited and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of products and services offered by us. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that internet protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.
This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Services in order to tailor them to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide our Users with a better experience of the Services, by enabling us to monitor which pages Users find useful and which the Users do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to the User’s desktop/laptop/mobile device or any information about the User, other than the data the User chooses to share with us.
A User can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but a User can usually modify its browser setting to decline cookies if the User prefers. This may prevent the User from taking full advantage of the Services.
Disclosure, Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information
We may disclose and/or transfer your personal information or other information collected, stored and processed by us to our partners, affiliates, our group company only in case it is necessary for providing and improving services to you. Such affiliates and partners, though external to KOMPANIONS, are covered by contractual agreements. These agreements in turn include KOMPANIONS’ guidelines to the management, treatment and secrecy of information. This may also include sharing of aggregated information with them in order for them to understand our environment and consequently, provide you with better services.
We may share information about you with:
1Our group company;
2Partners or agents who are involved in delivering the products and services you have ordered or used;
3Credit-reference agencies, fraud-prevention agencies, business-scoring agencies or other credit-scoring agencies;
4Debt-collection agencies or other debt-recovery organisations;
5Law-enforcement agencies, regulatory organisations, courts or other public authorities if we have to or are authorised to by law; or
6Emergency services (if you make an emergency call), including your approximate location;
7Business partners of ours in delivering and improving our services.
If we are reorganised or are sold to another organisation, we may transfer any personal information we hold about you to that organisation.
KOMPANIONS will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services to you on behalf of KOMPANIONS, unless required to do so by law. Further, KOMPANIONS may use this information to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Retention of Personal Information
We will retain the User’s personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on the Services that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and services and are not responsible for the practices employed by those websites and services linked to or from our Services. In addition, these sites and services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites and services which have a link to the Services, is subject to that websites and services’ own terms and policies.
The Company has the discretion to update this Policy at any time. We encourage the User to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. User acknowledges and agrees that it is his/her responsibility to review this Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.
User acceptance of these terms
By using the Services, the User signifies his/her acceptance of this Policy. If the User does not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Services. The User’s continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Policy will be deemed User acceptance of those changes.