Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Website, Social Media, and Mobile Applications

www.gonoshasthayakendra.com

 

Thank you for visiting Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s website www.gonoshasthayakendra.com. This website is owned and operated by Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK). We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns.

 

Overview

This privacy policy explains how and why GK collects, stores, uses, and shares data when you visit our website or use our services. Reading it will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website, social media, and mobile applications. We wrote this privacy policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, what choices you have, and other important information regarding the use of information collected through our website and online services. Gonoshasthaya Kendra is referred to in this privacy policy, collectively, as “Gonoshasthaya Kendra,” “GK,” “we,” “us,” or “our.”

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy or about how GK uses the information we collect online, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the contact information provided at the bottom of this policy.

 

Scope and Application

This privacy policy applies to information collected through GK’s website, mobile applications, and/or online or mobile-enabled technology, and/or digital tools that display or link to this privacy policy (collectively, our “online platforms”). This privacy policy also applies to information shared with us by our approved partners and other third-party sources.

 

Collection of Information

When you view and/or interact with our online platforms, we may collect and combine information about you, how you engage with our online platforms, and the devices you use to view and/or interact with our online platforms for the legitimate purposes described below. This includes information you provide to us in connection with your use of the online platforms and information collected automatically when you view and/or interact with our online platforms. Some of the information we collect may be personally identifiable information, which includes, but is not limited to, information such as your name, email address, postal address, or phone number. We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it or as otherwise provided in this privacy policy. You can access and browse our online platforms at any time without providing any personally identifying information.

 

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you sign up for a newsletter, contact us, respond to a survey, email us, or otherwise communicate with us. This information may include your name, email address, cellphone number, postal address, survey responses, user content stored or entered into the forms found in our online platforms, and other information you choose to provide through use of our online platforms. The information you provide to us will be used to (i) set up your account (if applicable); (ii) if you elect to receive information from GK, provide you with such information; (iii) improve the online platforms; (iv) respond to your inquiries; (v) facilitate your job, student, or volunteer application; and/or (vi) fulfill any other purpose for which you provided it. We will not use the information you provide for any purposes other than as described in this privacy policy or explained to you at the point at which the information was collected.

 

Information Collected Automatically

We may automatically collect additional information about your visit to our online platforms, including pages you visit, your geographic location based solely on your Internet Protocol (IP) address, promotions with which you interacted, and other behaviors. This information is collected to improve your overall visit to our online platforms by providing interest-based content. For example, we may collect information about your geographic location and a specific interest, based on topics you have browsed on our online platforms, so that we can highlight a program or resource close to your location. The data may also be used to provide interest-based content for communications for which you have opted in. We may also gather certain information automatically, including but not limited to, IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), operating system, date/time stamp, mobile location and device type, and/or clickstream data. This information may be collected via cookies, web beacons, and/or similar technologies that help us serve you better, for example, by making your interactions with our online platforms faster or more personalized. The information we collect automatically through these technologies may be linked to other information we collect about you. When interacting with our services within social media, we may obtain information stored within social media or authorized by you to be collected by us within such social media. This information may include your contact information, email address, friend information, friends and pages with whom you have an association, and other information stored within social media.

 

Information Collected by Third-Party Tools

We may also use certain third-party products or services (“Third-Party Tools”), such as Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, to better understand the use of our online platforms. These third-party tools may collect information such as how often users visit our online platforms, what pages they visit, and the website which referred you to our online platforms. Further, the third-party tools may use the data collected to track and examine the use of the online platforms, to prepare reports on its activities, and to share them with other related services. The third-party tools, to the extent they serve advertising, may also use the data collected on the online platforms to contextualize and personalize ads on their advertising networks. Each third-party tool’s ability to use and share information it collects about your visits to the online platforms is restricted by its privacy policies and terms of use. Additional information about the third-party tools we use can be provided by contacting us as set forth below.

 

Your Control Over Information

You have a variety of tools to manage cookies and similar technologies that collect information related to your use of the online platforms, including:

  • Web browser controls to block and delete cookies, or adjust your tracking preferences; and
  • Visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt out from receiving third-party advertiser cookies.

For cookies and similar technologies used on our mobile applications for applicable targeted advertising activities, follow the steps provided by your mobile device platform provider (Apple, Android, or others) to opt out of having your information collected and used by us, and our digital marketing partners. Please note: Disabling, removing, or blocking cookies may turn off some of the features of our online platforms that make your experience more efficient, and some online platforms may not function properly as a result. Further, if you opt out of having your information collected and used by us and our digital marketing partners for interest-based advertising purposes, you will continue to receive ads, but such ads will not be tailored to your specific interests based on web viewing data collected from your device over time and across unaffiliated websites.

 

Sharing of Information

Broadly speaking, we use information for purposes of administering our social and business-related activities, providing our service, and making available other services to our visitors and prospective visitors. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards, which are designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information. We may share the information described above as outlined in this privacy policy or as otherwise described at the time such information is collected from you. We will not sell, rent, or swap this information, nor will we authorize any of our service providers or business partners to use this information for their commercial purposes without your permission. You are allowed at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers. 

 

Information Shared by Us

  • Affiliates: We may share information with a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate entity within the GK family. Any organization to which we provide such information is required to keep it confidential and to use such information only following this privacy policy.
  • Service Providers: In the course of doing business, we employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, we may provide information as necessary to companies that host our online platforms or send communications on our behalf. These service providers may have access to information about you if it is needed to perform their functions for us, but they are not authorized by us to use or disclose such information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements, and they are required to maintain the information in confidence.
  • Legally Required: We reserve the right to disclose information if required to do so by law or by a regulatory authority. We may also disclose information as part of an investigation or enforcement action relating to improper or illegal conduct in connection with our online platforms or other products, including, without limitation, any situations that may potentially involve threats to the safety or privacy of any person or misuse of our online platforms.
  • Aggregated and Non-Identified Data: We may maintain and use aggregate data or other non-identified information (i.e., data that does not identify a specific individual), such as usage statistics, device data, online traffic patterns, and user feedback. In addition to using this information for the purposes discussed in this privacy policy, we may disclose such aggregated or non-identified data to third parties without restriction.
  • Business Partners: GK may securely share your information with our business partners, such as local advertisers who pay for banner ads on GK’s online platforms and vendors who coordinate the collection of donations to GK. These business partners may use the information received by them to contact you to offer you certain opportunities, products, services, or promotions. Once your information has been shared with a business partner, it is no longer subject to the control of GK or subject to this privacy policy, however GK requires its business partners to maintain appropriate data security.

 

How Can You Correct Your Information? 

You may request us by emailing using the contact form, to update your information.

 

Security

The security of your information is important to us. We take precautions to protect your information by implementing safeguards to protect the information we collect. But you should keep in mind that no website or Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. Please note: The safety and security of your information also depends on you. We urge you to take steps to keep your private information secure, such as choosing strong passwords and never sharing your password with anyone else. If you create or receive a password in connection with Online Platform access, please notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached and remember to log off of the online Platform before you leave your computer or mobile device. The online platforms may offer opportunities to communicate through email. Because normal email is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept email messages. GK, and affiliates are not responsible for the privacy and security of email messages except those stored in our system.

 

Is Credit/Debit Card Information Secure?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high-grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit/debit card information you send to us.

 

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on or linked to our online platforms. These third-party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these websites. We also encourage the following disclaimer when links are provided: “You are being redirected to a website outside of Gonoshasthaya Kendra. Gonoshasthaya Kendra is not responsible for any aspect of the external website.”

 

Visiting Gonoshasthaya Kendra Online platforms from Outside Bangladesh

GK is located in Bangladesh. By using any portion of our online platforms, you understand and consent to the transfer of your information to Bangladesh and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

 

Note to Parents and Children

GK welcomes children to learn more about our organizational activities and the issues presented on GK’s websites and social media; and we are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We encourage parents to monitor their children’s use of the Internet and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without permission. We will never attempt to extract unnecessary information from our users, regardless of age.

 

Acceptance of These Terms

This privacy policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of use that display or link to this privacy policy. Each time that you view and/or interact with our online platforms, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of use, which incorporate this privacy policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy policy or the use of your information as outlined in this privacy policy, please do not use our online platforms. Your continued use of our online platforms after changes in this privacy policy will signify your acceptance of the changes.

 

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We will make changes to this privacy policy from time to time and reserve the right to modify it at any time. This helps us stay up to date with changes to our business and the most current laws. After a new version is published, we will collect, store, use, and protect your personal data as outlined in that revised statement. All updates will be posted on this page, and so please review it periodically.

 

Reservation of Rights

By viewing and/or interacting with our online platforms, you consent, and we reserve the right, to have the data we collect from you to be used as described in this privacy policy. Additionally, you consent, and we reserve the right, to have the data we collect from you used in ways that are consistent with the then-current disclosed privacy policy, regardless of when your data was collected (e.g., we can use your data in ways that are consistent with the current disclosed practices, but which may not be entirely consistent with the previously disclosed practices when your information was originally collected).

If you have any questions, you should contact us via email at gksocialmedia2020@gmail.com.

Last Updated : April 2020