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Privacy Policy

We are an online publishing Site i.e. The Health.

In this Privacy Notice, when we refer to Sites we mean any website or app published by The Health, regardless of how you access it.

ABOUT PRIVACY:

THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS AN ELECTRONIC RECORD IN THE FORM OF AN ELECTRONIC CONTRACT FORMED UNDER THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000 AND THE RULES MADE THEREUNDER AND THE AMENDED PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS / RECORDS IN VARIOUS STATUTES AS AMENDED BY THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY PHYSICAL, ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL SIGNATURE.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS A LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE HEALTH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL BE EFFECTIVE UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ELECTRONIC FORM, BY CLICKING ON THE I ACCEPT TAB OR BY USE OF THE WEBSITE OR BY OTHER MEANS) AND WILL GOVERN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE HEALTH FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (DEFINED BELOW).

THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (REASONABLE SECURITY PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES AND SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA OF INFORMATION) RULES, 2011 UNDER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000; THAT REQUIRE PUBLISHING OF THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR COLLECTION, USE, STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA OR INFORMATION.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND, AGREE AND CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY PROVIDE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL CONSENT OR AGREEMENTS TO THE HEALTH AS PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 43A AND SECTION 72A OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000.

By providing us your Information or by making use of the facilities provided by the Website, You hereby consent to the collection, storage, processing and transfer of any or all of Your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information by Snapdeal as specified under this Privacy Policy.

You further agree that such collection, use, storage and transfer of Your Information shall not cause any loss or wrongful gain to you or any other person.

This is the main privacy notice for The Health. It applies to all our Sites, apps and brands, but some of them may publish additional or alternative notices, in which case those take precedence.

In summary, depending on your relationship with us, we’ll use your personal information:

  • As needed to provide our products and services, for example to administer subscriptions and ad placements
  • To provide the interactive features of our Sites, such as commenting, discussion forums and competitions
  • To display advertising on our websites that is more likely to be relevant to you, and to participate in online advertising networks by sharing information about the kinds of people who visit our Sites. Information gathered in this way does not identify you by name.
  • To manage our business and to comply with the law.

This Privacy Notice, which covers all of your personal information whether collected online or offline, including by telephone or where you write to us, together with our Cookie Notice and any Site-specific notice, provides more detail on those activities.

You can always contact us with questions or concerns about your privacy by emailing us at editor@thehealth.today

1. INFORMATION

Information that we collect and process about you includes:

  • Personal and contact details you have provided to us, such as your name, email address or postal address, for example when you register on a Site or to receive a newsletter, enter a sales promotion or competition, or at an Event, or where you have agreed to receive marketing materials from us or third parties;
  • Information you have provided when you obtain products or services from us or enquire about those products or services;
  • Information included in any communications between us or which you provide in any post on any Site or any information collected when you participate in any poll or quiz or obtained via social media or which is publicly available;
  • Information about your use of third party products or services or from third parties who we may use to operate certain aspects of our business;
  • Information we buy or obtain from third parties, including marketing lists;
  • We also collect information from cookies on your devices and this includes information about your IP address, MAC address and other identifying information, information about your devices, including your location, from third party advertising networks and how you use our products and services.

For more information about cookies, please see our Cookie Notice

2. USE OF INFORMATION

We want to offer you products and services which you want to use. We may use and permit others to use your personal data as set out below.

We may use information about you to provide and manage the products and services you have subscribed to or purchased, to help us customise our products or services for you, to personalise your visits to our Sites, to help us to choose products and services we think will interest you, for market research and to improve the usefulness of our Sites, products and services.

We also use your personal data to contact you, including to notify you about changes and updates to products or services, to evaluate the performance of our products and services and to develop new products and services.

We may use your information for the management of our business and improving the operation of our business and that of our business partners, to assess our internal processes and carry out financial checks.

We may monitor, record and store records of calls, email, text messages, social media messages, in person meetings and other communications where permitted by law and we’ll do this where the law requires it, or to comply with regulatory rules, to prevent or detect crime, for evidential purposes, in the interests of protecting the security of our communications systems and procedures and for quality control and staff training purposes.

We may use your data to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

We may make use of your personal information for direct marketing activities, or supply this information to third parties for their direct marketing activities, with your consent or as permitted by law. By direct marketing activities, we mean the communication directly to particular individuals (by e-mail, post or telephone) of any advertising or marketing material.

Where we’re relying upon your consent to process personal data, you can withdraw this at any time by contacting us at editor@thehealth.today.

Information about you helps us sell advertising to businesses of products and services relevant to you so that we can continue to fund these through advertising and you can continue to use the majority of our Sites for free.

We may analyse your data, including whether or not you open a newsletter or click on links, and analyse data, gathered through our websites and advertising partners, including by analysing your data in aggregated form into categories (known as segments), to help target offers to you that we think are of interest or relevance to you. You can find more information on this in our Cookie Notice.

We may disclose details about the use of the Sites to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and others. The information we pass on will be anonymised. We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves or pass to our associated companies, including advertising networks. You can read more about this in our Cookie Notice.

3. WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share information as needed with our third party service providers and partners as part of providing and administering our products and services or operating our business or as set out below.  

We will disclose your information and co-operate with appropriate bodies and authorities in good faith where we are required to by law, a court order, a regulatory authority, or otherwise, including with the police, trading standards, regulatory authorities or other relevant authorities.

We may also share information to facilitate the sale of one or more parts of our business, including if we are approached by a potential buyer.

4. COOKIES

We collect information about you automatically when you visit our Sites by using cookies (small text files) and other tracking technology. For more information about cookies, and other tracking technology including how to turn them off, please see our Cookie Notice.

5. WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OUR PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING WHEN WE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS)?

We rely on the following legal bases to use your personal data:

(i) Where it is needed to provide you with our products or services, such as:

  • Managing products and services you hold with us, or an enquiry about one
  • Updating your records, tracing your whereabouts to contact you about your account
  • Sharing your personal information with third parties and services providers when you apply for a product or service to help manage your product or service
  • All stages and activities relevant to managing any product or service including enquiry, application, administration and management of accounts

(ii) Where it is in our legitimate interests to do so, such as:

  • Managing your products and services, updating your records
  • To perform and/or test the performance of our products, services and internal processes
  • For some direct marketing communications, subject to appropriate controls and safeguards
  • To follow guidance and recommended best practice of government and regulatory bodies
  • For management and audit of our business operations including accounting
  • To carry out monitoring and to keep records of our communications with you and us
  • For market research and analysis and developing statistics
  • To provide insight and analysis of our customers to business partners either as part of providing products or services, helping us improve products or services, or to assess or to improve the operating of our businesses
  • Where we need to share your personal information with people or organisations in order to run our business or comply with any legal and/or regulatory obligations
  • To comply with our legal obligations or where we reasonably believe we are under a legal or regulatory obligation

(iii) With your consent or explicit consent

  • For some direct marketing communications and digital advertising activities

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA FOR?

In general, we keep your personal information for as long as we need it for the purpose it was collected. How long we keep it depends upon the type of information it is and why we have it, and will range from a few days or weeks to, in some cases, several years.

7. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time.  Any changes to this Privacy Notice will be posted here and such changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the relevant Site constitutes notice to you of all these changes. 

8. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, or if you wish to exercise your rights you can contact us at editor@thehealth.today.