“Competition Mirror” is committed to respect privacy of its online users and audience and recognize their need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that they share with us. Competition
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information like phone and mobile numbers, facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other similar social media and social sharing apps whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit the web pages of Competition Mirror without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
Competition Mirror has the office in Noida, a prominent city of Delhi-NCR, India. Your information will be added to our website database and may be accessed by our staff on a strictly need to know basis. We have taken steps to ensure that the information is appropriately protected.
The material in downloaded content can be used as a reference and can be quoted freely as long as the writer has sought a written permission from Competition Mirror. If up to 300 words from our content have been used in a book or a research paper then the writer or the researcher can use them without a consent letter by suitably crediting the author/websites. The views, ideas, and conclusions were drawn by the writer/speaker are his own. They are meant to fire people’s imagination and the way they think. The readers are free to draw their own conclusion. Any action undertaken by any reader would be their sole responsibility.
The blog posts can be shared, and quoted in articles, books, dissertations and presentations etc., anywhere in the world with credit. If a single video or 300 words from a blog have been used in a book or a research paper then the writer or the researcher can use them without a consent letter by suitably crediting the author/website. The views, ideas, and conclusions were drawn by the writer are his own. They are meant to fire people’s imagination and the way they think. The readers are free to draw their own conclusion. Any action undertaken by any reader would be their sole responsibility.
Third parties provide certain services available on Competition Mirror on own behalf. Competition Mirror may provide information, including Personal Information that Competition Mirror collects on the web to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information, and services. Commitment: We are committed to privacy and, through our membership in Online Privacy Alliance, are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and Competition Mirror is constantly evolving to meet these demands. While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.
Competition Mirror (referred to as “Competition Mirror” or “WE” or “US” or “OUR”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and handling your personal data in an open and transparent manner. The personal data that we collect and the process may vary depending on the service we provide to you.
When we refer to “personal data” we mean data which identifies or may identify you and which may include, for example, your name, address, identification number, telephone number, date of birth, occupation and family status, when we refer to “processing” we mean the handling of your personal data by us, including collecting, protecting and storing your personal data, and when we refer to our “Website” or our “Platform” we mean www.competitionmirror.com and/or other websites, apps or digital interfaces which we may/will launch under this flagship.
The firm, ‘Competition Mirror’ has been founded in December 2019. We envisage and work to be the leading entity in the competitive exams and academic knowledge based web, digital and print content provider. Though, we provide various Internet, digital and mobile value-added educational services but our specialization is in all prominent types of Competitive Exams, Academic Knowledge, Educational Notes, Current Affairs, Articles, Essays, Multiple-choice-questions (MCQs) and other useful educational information that we provide through online, digital and offline media like Web, Print, Electronic Medium, Book Publishing etc.
We place the clients and their needs as the main priority of our activity. This and only this allows us to hold the leading positions and client’s trust and respect.
The flagship brand is www.competitionmirror.com, an information and news e-zine for all netizens.
We adhere to the principles relating to the processing of personal data set out in the GDPR which require personal data to be:
- Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner (Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency).
- Collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes (Purpose Limitation).
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is Processed (Data Minimisation).
- Accurate and where necessary kept up to date (Accuracy).
- Not kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data is Processed (Storage Limitation).
- Processed in a manner that ensures its security using appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage (Security, Integrity, and Confidentiality).
- Not transferred to another country without appropriate safeguards being in place (Transfer Limitation).
- Made available to data subjects and data subjects allowed to exercise certain rights in relation to their Personal Data (Data Subject’s Rights and Requests).
We are responsible for and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles listed above (Accountability).
We obtain your personal data mainly through any information you provide directly to us or through information provided by third parties. Below is a list of ways in which we collect your personal data.
Personal data collected directly from you, including:
–when you complete our ‘Contact Us’ or other registration forms, which are available on our Websites,
–when you enter and use our Websites, and/or performing contractual obligations, and when you contact us for any inquiries, complaints or for any other reason.
Personal data collected from other sources, including:
–via third parties including our business partners, contractors and/or vendors in a manner that is permitted, through tags in websites you use and/or manage or control.
–We may collect the following personal data from you depending on the service we provide to you. We will only process your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
–IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation paths, timing, frequency, pattern of your service use:
- To analyse the operation of our websites and services.
- Legitimate interests in monitoring and improving our Websites and services.
- Your name, address, telephone number, email address, gender, date of birth.
- Operating our Websites, providing our services, communicating with you. Fulfilment of KYC / AML procedures.
- Legitimate interests in the proper administration of our Websites.
- Performing the contract we have with you.
- Information that you post for publication on our Websites or through our services.
- Publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our Websites and services.
- Legitimate interests for the proper administration of our Websites and business.
- Performing the contract we have with you.
- The inquiry data may be processed for the purposes of fulfilment of our KYC and AML obligations. The proper performance of our payment obligations to you.
- Performing the contract we have with you.
- The transaction data your contact details, your payment details (on third-party platforms) and the transaction details.
- The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of payments and keeping proper records of those transactions.
- The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and / or newsletters.
- The communication content and metadata associated with the communication.
- The proper performance of our contractual obligation before you.
Exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure, the protection, and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
To our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
Governmental and regulatory bodies, including law enforcement authorities, in connection with inquiries, proceedings or investigations by such parties or in order to enable Competition Mirror to comply with its legal and regulatory requirements.
Partners, contractors and/or vendors in order to perform contract we have with you.
You have the following rights in terms of the personal data we hold about you:
–This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. You can obtain a copy of your data from us free of charge. If you are interested in other copies, we reserve the right to charge for the additional copies.
–You can request that we correct your data. We will initiate appropriate measures to keep the data of yours that we continuously process correct, complete, and up to date, based the latest information available to us.
–You can request that we delete your data provided the legal requirements have been met. In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, this can be the case if:
- the data are no longer required for the purposes they were acquired or otherwise processed;
- you revoke your consent, which is the basis of the data processing, and there is no other legal basis for the processing;
- you object to the processing of your data and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to data processing for the purposes of direct advertising;
- the data have been processed illegally.
Where the processing is not necessary:
- To ensure adherence to a legal obligation that requires us to process your data
- In particular with regard to legal retention periods
- To assert, exercise or defend against legal claims
You can request that we restrict the processing of your data if
- You dispute the correctness of the data – for the period of time we need to check the correctness of the data;
- The processing is illegal but you do not wish to have your data deleted and request a restriction of use instead;
- We no longer need your data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims;
- You have filed an objection to the processing, though it has not yet been decided whether our legitimate grounds outweigh yours.
- At your request, we will transfer your data—where technically possible—to another responsible entity.
- However, this right only applies if the data processing is based on your consent or is required to fulfil a contract. Instead of receiving a copy of your data, you can ask us to send the data directly to another responsible entity that you specify.
- You can object to the processing of your data at any time for reasons that arise from your special situation provided the data processing is based on your consent or our legitimate interest or that of a third party. In this case, we will no longer process your data. The latter does not apply if we are able to prove there are compelling, defensible reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests or we require your data to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims.
- Withdraw the consent you gave us with regard to the processing of your personal data for certain purposes, such as to allow us to promote our products and services to you.
- Competition Mirror takes your rights very seriously. However, if you are of the opinion that we have not dealt with your complaints adequately, you have the right to submit a complaint to the data privacy protection authorities responsible.
- We endeavour to address all of your requests promptly.
International Transfers of Your Personal Data
We do not envisage that any of your personal data will be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as our offices, facilities, subcontractors and other third parties with which we work are all located within the EEA.
In the event that this changes in the future and one or more recipients of your personal data are located outside the EEA, where data protection laws may be of a lower standard than in the EEA, we will impose the same data protection safeguards that we deploy inside the EEA to ensure that your personal data are always protected.
We will keep your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we initially collected them. Once such period has ended, we will keep your personal data for the longest of the following periods: a) any retention period set out in our retention policy which is in line with regulatory requirements relating to retention; or (b) the end of the period in which legal action or investigations might arise in respect of the services provided.
Once the retention period of your personal data lapses, we will ensure that your personal data are either irreversibly anonymised or securely destroyed.
We deploy various security measures such as encryption and authentication tools in line with the current state of the art to protect and maintain the security, integrity, and availability of your personal data.
100% protection against unauthorized access in the case of data transfers across the internet or a website cannot be guaranteed, but we and our service providers and business partners do our utmost to protect your personal data in line with the prevailing data protection legislation by means of physical and electronic physical precautions. Among other things, we use the following measures:
- Strict criteria for authorization to access your personal data on a “need-to-know” basis only and exclusively for the specified purpose;
- Transfer of acquired data in secured form;
- Storage of confidential data in our secure servers;
- Firewall safeguarding of IT systems to provide protection against unauthorized access, and
- Continuous monitoring of access to IT systems to detect and prevent the misuse of personal data.
If you have received a password from us in order to be able to access certain parts of our Websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and for compliance with all other security procedures which we make you aware from time to time. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our Website.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT:
By accessing and/or using these websites, you (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any entity or person on whose behalf you are acting) explicitly agree to the Privacy Statement set out below and agree that you fully understand it. If you do not agree, or are not comfortable, with any aspect of this Privacy Statement, your only option and remedy are to immediately discontinue use of these websites.
We fully respect your right to privacy and are committed to protecting it. Any Personal Information which you submit via the website will be treated in accordance with the Acts and this Privacy Statement. We collect Personal Information only if you choose to share it with us. The decision to provide this information is optional, however, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to utilize certain features of the websites.
We automatically collect usage information from you when you visit these websites and store it in log files (“Usage Data”). Usage Data is useful information such as the type of browser you use, your operating system, your Internet service provider, your IP address, the pages that you view on the website and the time and duration of your visits to the websites. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We use this information to help us improve and enhance the services on the websites.
"Personal Information" we may collect is information that identifies you as an individual, such as Name, Address, Telephone number, Email address etc.
We may use Personal Information:
When services you request from us require your information to be provided to 3rd party service providers (“Service Providers”). We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary or helpful for them to perform these services on our behalf such as providing domain name registration, web hosting and email services, security or monitoring services, and marketing our Services to you. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than for the purpose for which such information was provided or authorized by you…
–to respond to your inquiries and fulfil your requests, such as to send you newsletters.
–to send you important information regarding the websites, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, product/services renewal information and/or other administrative information.
–to send you surveys and marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
–to personalize your experience on the website by presenting advertising, products and offers tailored to you.
–for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
–if you purchase a product or service from us, to complete and fulfil your purchase, for example, to have your payments processed, communicate with you regarding your purchase and provide you with related customer service.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties only in the ways described in this Privacy Statement:
–to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
–to our third party service providers who provide services such as contact information verification, payment processing, order fulfilment, customer service, website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, email delivery services, auditing services and other similar services to enable them to provide services.
–if you request information from vendors so that they can provide you with information about their products and services.
–if you choose to download a white paper, eBook, or other resources, to our clients, partners and current and future sponsors of that resource. If you do not want to be contacted by these third parties, please do not download, view or otherwise access the white papers, eBooks, and other resources.
–to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the website.
–to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
–as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, and to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
"Non-Personal Information" we may collect is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as:
–Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies such as scripts
–Demographic information and other information provided by you
How We Collect Non-Personal Information?
We and our third-party service providers may collect Non-Personal Information from you, including your computer type, screen resolution, OS version, and Internet browser. We also aggregate Personal Information in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site, for example, by using Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who reside in a particular country.
How We Use and Disclose Non-Personal Information?
Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
COOKIES & TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES:
What is cookies?
A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.
–improve your experience on our websites
–understand your usage of our websites
–help identify you and maintain your signed-in status or to measure the effectiveness of e-mail communications
THIRD PARTY SITES:
This Site contains links to external websites. This Privacy Statement does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site to which these websites contain a link. The inclusion of a link on the websites does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.
THIRD PARTY VENDORS:
SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS:
Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook, Twitter and many more buttons. These features may collect your internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our sites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.
Our Sites offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
For purposes of the US COPPA laws, we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from visitors under the age of 13. If we become aware that a user is under the age of 13, we will terminate any account that user may have with us and will delete any Personal Information that they have submitted from our records.
We take our security responsibilities seriously, employing appropriate physical, organizational and technical measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us.
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:
Receiving electronic communications from us and our affiliates: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related e-mails from us and our affiliates on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related e-mails by following the instructions to unsubscribe contained within the e-mail.
We will seek to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, and you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.
You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information held by us about you. We may charge a fee for this which will not exceed $10. You also have the right to access your Personal Information, the right to change any inaccuracies in the details we hold about you, the right to object to the use of your Personal Information and the right to block any specific uses of your Personal Information, by means of a request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by contacting us through our Contact Us web form and by providing the name of the service for which information was provided, your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address so that we may identify you accurately. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
For your protection, we will only implement such requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular e-mail address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
In your request, please make your request clear and we will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.
UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT:
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement from time to time without notice to you. Any such changes or modification shall be effective immediately upon sending you to notice of such change by email at the email address listed in your Account or when such changes have been posted to these websites and you next access the site.