Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how uses and protects your personal information when you use our services. Please read this policy carefully before using our website.

Who we are
We are a News & Media Organisation from Maharashtra, India. Our website address is:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

  • We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent.
  • We may share your information with service providers who help us operate our website and apps (e.g., data storage providers, analytics providers). These service providers are obligated to protect your information and only use it for the purpose of providing services to us.
  • We may share your non-personal information with marketing analytics companies or advertising partners. However, this information is anonymized (it cannot be used to identify you).
  • We may also disclose your information if required by law or to protect the safety of yourself or others.
  • If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site and have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Important Information for Our Readers

What Information We Collect

Non-Personal Information:

Device information (e.g., operating system, browser type)
Usage data (e.g., what pages you visit on our website)
Cookies and other tracking technologies (e.g., embedded code)
Personal Information (Only with your consent):

Your name
Your email address
Your phone number (optional)
How We Use Information

Non-Personal Information:

To improve our website and apps
To personalize advertisements and content for you
To conduct analytics about our readership
Personal Information (Only with your consent):

To contact you (e.g., to send newsletters)
To manage your account (if you create one)

Who We Share Your Information With
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent.
We may share your personal information for legal reasons or as necessary to protect your safety or the safety of others.
We may share your non-personal information with marketing analytics companies or advertising partners. However, this information is anonymized (it cannot be used to identify you).

Cookies and Your Choices
We use cookies to provide a smooth user experience on our website.
You can disable cookies through your browser settings. However, this may affect some functionalities of our website.

Protection of Your Information
We take commercially reasonable measures to protect your personal information.
However, we acknowledge that internet transmissions are not 100% secure.

Children’s Privacy
Our website is intended for users 18 years of age and older.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
You have the right to access your personal information
You have the right to rectify your personal information
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information (with some exceptions)
You have the right to object to the further use of your personal information by the organization
You can exercise these rights by contacting us. Please visit our Contact Us page on our website for our contact information.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Any changes made to our policy will be posted on our website. This Policy Last Updated 7th June 2024.

Contact Information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the use of your personal information, please contact us:

We will do our best to answer your questions and address your concerns.