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transparent about our practices and demonstrate the respect we have for privacy of our
If you do not agree with these practices, you are advised not to use the IVM Podcasts app
the use of Nasadiya Technologies Pvt Ltd’s (“Company”) ‘IVM Podcasts’
website (www.ivmpodcasts.com) (“Website”), the IVM Podcasts application available on Android
(together “Application”) by any person
The Website/Application primarily offers a Listener podcasts in audio/ audio-visual format
on various topics and in different languages to listen to (“Content”).
In order to enrich the Listener’s experience while utilizing the Website/Application,
Company may offer ancillary features (“Features”) including but not
limited to submitting reviews on the Content. All material uploaded by the Listener while
using these ancillary features shall be referred to as (“Inputs”).
All the above features offered by the Company shall be referred to as
with the same, please stop using the Website/Application.
What information does Company collect?
For Company to offer its Services to Listeners and to continuously improve the
Listeners’ experience, Company collects certain information which constitute personally
(information which can be used to identify an individual) and non-personally
(information which cannot directly identify an individual) (together ‘Listener Information’) as mentioned below.
Type of Information:
Registration/Log in Data:
Name, Email Address/ Facebook or Google or Apple log-in details along with profile
details which are public or can be shared as per Listener’s privacy settings on
these platforms. Other details optionally given by the Listener such as gender, age,
Usage Data: Inputs by Listeners on the Website/Application -
Data regarding listening behaviour of the Listeners, time spent on the
Website/Application and on specific Content, navigation through the
Website/Application, subscription activity, location, language preference, search
actions, participation in contests, interaction with other Listeners, including time
and date of all such actions.
Device Data: A device identifier token generated for each
Android/ iOS Listener, the make of the phone, browser version and type, IP Address.
Customer support: Information provided during request for
Listener support to the Company’s executives.
What does Company use the collected Listener Information for?
Company uses the Listener Information to:
Enable and facilitate usage of the Website/Application including enforcing the
To send mandatory and opted notifications to Listeners
To communicate with the Listener
Improve the functioning of the Website/Application and the Services (such as
introducing new features and enhancing security measures to protect Listeners and
Improve the Listener experience by customisation, personalisation and optimisation
Managing the Website/Application which includes troubleshooting, analysis, conducting
surveys, understanding the nature of Listeners etc
Building communities amongst the Listeners
To deliver advertisements
Can any third party access the Listener Information?
Company will never sell or rent any Listener Information to any third party. Listener
Information may be accessed by third parties as described below:
Business Partners: Authorized third party business partners, who
handle the Listener Information in accordance with their own privacy policies as
mentioned in the table, engaged for:
Analysing the User Information, for improving the Website/Application and the
Services such as below:
Providing variety of services to the Company as determined by Company in good
faith from time to time in relation to research, survey etc. to help improve the
Special Circumstances: Company will disclose personally identifiable
information about a User.
As and when required by law or litigation
If Company determines that such a step is essential for national security, law
enforcement, or other issues of public importance
In case of fraud, security or technical issues
Corporate Restructuring: Company reserves the right to transfer User
Information to another party as a result of merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a
portion of Company's assets to any third party.
User Published Material: Company enables Users to interact with each
other in its community building endeavours between authors and readers. Therefore,
Users’ names, comments, likes etc are public and can be viewed by other Users. Users
must ensure they do not put up any Inputs on the Website/Application which they do not
intend to make public.
Where is the User Information stored and how is it secured?
Company hosts the Website/Application and all User Information in the cloud
infrastructure of Amazon Web Services located at Mumbai, India. Amazon Web Services
has robust security practices to protect the stored data, details of which can be
https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/?nc1=f_pr. Some information is also stored in Google Firebase infrastructure.
Company follows a need-to-know policy internally to ensure only those employees can
view the User Information as is necessary. Passwords are encrypted using sha512 and
stored internally. Users must ensure that their passwords are safeguarded and are not
shared with anyone in an unauthorized manner. Any unauthorized use may compromise the
security of User Information.
Keeping in mind the nature of the internet, Users acknowledge that despite the very
robust security measures, safety of User Information may not be guaranteed.
How is the User Information collected and what are the opt-out options?
User Information is collected by Company primarily in the following manner:
User-provided Information: Details provided by a User while
logging-in/registering on the Website/Application and while providing Inputs on
Collected through Cookies: Cookies are small files placed locally
on the browser through which the Website is being accessed. Cookies are placed by
Company for various purposes as detailed below:
Placed by Company:
Enable Website usage by Users
Placed by Third Parties (Google, Facebook, Amplitude):
Mapping of Users
A User may choose to opt-out of cookies on their browser. However, this may affect
the performance of the Website.
API Calls: API Calls consists of data generated when a User
performs an activity on the Website/Application such as navigating to different
pages, clicking on buttons, reading content etc. This data is collected and used
by Company and may be shared with authorized third parties as described in this
What are the rights of Users with respect to their User Information?
Registration: Users have the option to not register on the
Website/Application if they do not want to share the mandatory personally
identifiable information required to do so. Their ability to use the
Website/Application may be restricted as reasonably determined by Company.
Modification or Deletion: Users may modify or delete their profile
details from their account settings on the Website/Application. Users are encouraged
to keep their information up-to-date.
Deletion of Profile: Users may ask for deletion of their profile
and their personally identifiable information will be deleted along with any content
they may have published on the Website/Application. However, some fragments of the
User Information may still be available on the internet. Further, all history of the
User will remain with Company.
Notifications: Company would like to engage with Users through
notifications for suggested reading etc via the Website/Application and email. A
User can set the frequency of such notifications through their account settings or
completely opt-out of the same. However, notifications regarding the User’s account
and the Website/Application itself will continue to be sent.
Opt-out: If a User desires Company to cease usage of his User
Information for behavioural tracking on the Website/Application, User may write to
email@example.com. Company will endeavour to assist Users with its requests and fulfil the requests.
However, any such action may adversely affect the User experience on the
Users are advised to periodically check this page to stay informed about changes to
from using or accessing the Website/Application/Services. User’s continued use
following the posting of the revised Policy shall indicate their acceptance and
acknowledgement of the changes and the User will be bound by it.
and any other language as it may be made available in on the Website/Application, the
terms of the English version shall prevail.
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