We here at KapilArya.com respect your privacy. Your privacy is of paramount importance to us and we are always committed to safeguarding it. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site. We do update this policy from time to time so please do review it regularly.

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This privacy policy applies only to the actions of KapilArya.com and users with respect to this website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website.

KapilArya.Com does not collect any personal information about you such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail ID without your knowledge. When you provide your e-mail ID while contacting us using contact page, we never share it with anyone. We only use it to respond to your e-mail and never make it available publicly. When you visit this site, like any other site on web, your IP address is detected automatically.

When you submit a comment, the e-mail ID you provide is stored in our database which helps the website to recognize you when you comment next time. If your previous comment was approved, then site recognizes you at new comment automatically and approves the newer comment without moderation. We don't share your e-mail ID to anyone.

You can leave comments on this site and may do so completely anonymously. When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form. You may (but don't have to) use your real email ID or name. We don't associate IP addresses with comments or store them.

If you leave a comment, the comment, your name and email ID are retained indefinitely until we manually remove the older comments from our site to reduce database overhead. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

You have the following rights in relation to your data:

1. Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

2. Right to correct - the right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

3. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your personally identifiable data from our systems.

4. Right to restrict our use of your data - the right to "block" us from using your data or limit the way in which we can use it.

5. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your data.

Visitor information such as IP address and comments are checked through our security mechanisms (firewall and automated spam detection service) for a legitimate interest to secure and protect this website from spam and hacking attempts and based on these check results, the user is allowed or denied to access this website. When you provide comments on this site, your name, e-mail ID and comment data is securely encrypted with SSL encryption. This makes it very difficult for third-party to see your data over network transfer. Then your data is decrypted at same level so that we can see your comment data and approve/deny it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam over comments. You can locate Akismet's privacy policy here to learn how your data is processed. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service of WordPress to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service/WordPress privacy policy is available here.

A possible interaction between a web browser and a server holding a web page in which the server sends a cookie to the browser and the browser sends it back when requesting another page. Cookies are arbitrary pieces of data, usually chosen by the web server, and stored on the client computer by the browser.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

This website uses both type of cookies. Cookies helps us to store a bit of website data on your device, which helps your browsing experience for this site, in successive sessions.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available here.

When you use this website, you may also be sent third-party cookies.

Our advertisers i.e. Google Adsense may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

  • To track your browser across multiple websites.
  • To build a profile of your web surfing.
  • To target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

Our advertising services providers may send you cookies for the purpose of enabling the service of advertisements based on your previous visits to our website.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at here. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie on that same page. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at Google Ad preferences. You may also opt-out advertising cookies by clearing them under your browser settings.

KapilArya.com reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by respected law. Any changes will be immediately posted on this page and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the website following the alterations.

Browsing this website and using the information shared here clearly implies that you’re accepting the above mentioned policies. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns regarding your privacy.

Last updated: June 1, 2018.

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