What information we collect and why we collect
If we ever collect personal information, we would always mention the reason to do so at the point of extracting it for your clarity.
If you wish to contact us through email or other means, we would automatically receive information like your email address, name, phone number or any other information present in the text.
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.
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.
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.
How We Use Your Information
We collect the aforementioned information to ensure the below actions:
- Track your interest and see how you interact with the website
- Take your interests in consideration while creating newer content
- Perform promotion or advertising through the information or platforms you have shared with us or relay updates regarding the website
- Send you emails for daily digest.
- Prevent any unethical activities like fraud
Varanasi Mirror abides by log files as one of its primary procedures. These files log visitors when they visit websites to understand their interests. All online companies do this alongside hosting services’ analytics for data. Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks is among some information we keep under log files. These pieces of information are not connected to any identifiable information, only user stats. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ interests on the website, and gathering demographic data.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, our website utilizes internet ‘cookies’. These cookies help us keep track of all the websites you visited, the content you appreciated and so on. The data we collect this helps us customize your experience according to your preference and show fit results.
Google DoubleClick DART Cookie
Third Party Privacy Policies
If you wish to refrain from sharing this info, you can always disable cookies through your browser options. Every browser has many methods and options to block cookies from websites, which you can discover in their settings. By not sharing these cookies, you can choose to keep your user information private.
Note that Varanasi Mirror has no control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
You are entitled to many data protection rights that you can exercise, which are given as follows:
The right to access – You can request the personal data we have of you in our records. It might cost you a small fee but it is your right.
The right to rectification – If any of the information we hold regarding you is inaccurate, you can rightfully ask us to correct it. The same goes for any incomplete information we might have of you.
The right to erasure – If you wish to remove all of your personal data due to certain reasons, you can do so.
The right to restrict processing – If you wish that we should not process your personal data anymore, you must provide a valid reason to prevent it.
The right to object to processing – If our way of processing the data or any other reason causes you to object, you can rightfully do so.
The right to data portability – You can request us to transfer all of your personal data we have in our databases, but only under some conditions.
Our website and team is given a month to register and process your request to exercise any of the above rights. Should you wish to do so, you can contact us at the email aforementioned.