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Scholarius values and respects the privacy of the Members to our free and fee-based services. Because we gather certain types of information about our Members we want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to the Scholarius Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through to this policy, which is operated by Scholarius Foundation, its partners or affiliates.
These privacy practices apply only to online transactions, activity and to all email communications. All credit card transactions are processed through secure connections. Scholarius uses proven technologies that improve the privacy of our Member's information. Scholarius will not sell your email address to anyone without your express permission and we control all e-mail delivery to assure your privacy. When we do share information with our partners and advertisers, it is in aggregate form, and does not identify you personally. Scholarius does not collect or use any information about you except for the information that you provide or is publicly available, and this information is used solely to make the services provided more relevant to your interests. Under no circumstances is your e-mail address ever shared with advertisers. Scholarius provides both free and fee-based services. The free services are supported by our advertisers and sponsors.
By becoming an Scholarius Member, you agree to the Scholarius's 'Terms of Service'. This includes your agreement to receive communications including monitoring alerts, weekly reports, announcements, updates and other carefully screened special offers and promotions. This is essential to maintaining certain services free to our subscribers. If you do not wish to view and receive such communications, you may cancel your account at the My Scholarius section of our Web site or by following the instructions at the end of the email you receive from Scholarius. If you do this, your account will automatically be terminated and you will receive no further service or contact from Scholarius.
Scholarius primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. Because Scholarius derives its revenue mainly from advertising and fee-based services, collecting information is essential to keeping certain of our services free. It is also necessary to assure the relevancy of this advertising to our Members. Scholarius collects personally identifiable information when a Subscriber provides it to us, such as when you subscribe to our services, complete the Subscriber survey, update your Subscriber profile on our Web site, use certain products or services, respond to our weekly email reports and monitoring alerts, and when you visit the Scholarius Web site. Several of the services that we offer may require registration as a condition of use. Scholarius may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.
Your Internet browser has a feature called “cookies” which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit the Scholarius site, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser.
To track general Subscriber traffic patterns, we use electronic images known as single-pixel GIFs, transparent GIFs, or clear Gifs. Scholarius also automatically receives and records information from our servers and from your browser including your IP address, the time, and information about the page you requested. In order to determine which features Members find most useful, we use tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including: keeping count of return visits to our site or our advertisers’ or partners’ sites and accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on Web site and advertisement usage.
Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve their advertisements on our site and, in some cases, in our HTML-formatted email reports. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie and visitor activity technologies to measure advertisement effectiveness. We do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies. If you would like more information about the privacy policies of the third-party advertising providers including information on how to opt out of their tracking methods, check their respective sites.
Scholarius uses the information we gather for the following purposes:
5.1 Personally Identifiable Information
The following paragraphs describe how the Company currently uses personally identifiable information, but the Company may change or broaden its use at any time as permitted by law. Scholarius Repository and Informatory Services Limited will not sell your email address to anyone without your express permission and we control all email delivery to assure your privacy. Scholarius will make your personally identifiable information available to other companies, individuals or other third parties under certain situations, such as when we have your consent to share the information, we have engaged companies to work with or on behalf of Scholarius to provide a product or service that you have requested, and when you use co-branded services. When you use a co-branded service within our network, you grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that service partner. Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies. We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws, Scholarius’ Terms of Service or any usage guidelines for specific products or services, or threaten the rights, property or safety of Scholarius, our Members, or others.
5.2 Compliance with Laws and Communications with Legal Authorities
Scholarius responds to subpoenas, court orders and legal requests from authorities. We may contact the authorities if we believe that your actions violate applicable laws, Scholarius’ Terms of Service, usage guidelines for specific products or services, threaten the rights, property or safety of Scholarius Repository and Informatory Services Limited, our Members, or others.
5.3 Aggregate Information
Scholarius aggregates personally identifiable information and discloses such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional and other purposes.
5.4 Internet Business Services
Internet Business Services are on-line fee-based services provided by divisions of Scholarius Repository and Informatory Services Limited and third party strategic partners. As an added benefit of subscribing to the Scholarius remote Web site monitoring service, Scholarius Repository and Informatory Services Limited offers reasonably priced Internet Business Services targeted to the small business market. Members who use our Internet Business Services may enter account data for private label or third-party services. This information is necessarily passed on to those third parties when their ordering system is accessed.
5.5 Business Transfers
You can correct or change the information collected during activation for any service. The instructions for doing this can be found in the My Scholarius area of our Web site. Members may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Members who are experiencing problems or who have questions about how our services work can contact Scholarius Repository and Informatory Services Limited using the email address at the bottom of this page.
Our Web site is not directed to children. We do not knowingly permit registration by and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.
Questions regarding this privacy statement, or any other aspects of our Web site or email communication, should be sent via mail to our corporate office or by contacting us.
You may also write to us at: Scholarius Foundation, 'COLLEEN', Plot 21, Classic Village, Pannimadai BPO, Coimbatore 641 017, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
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