Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy gives you an insight into the privacy policy practice of Vijayanand Infotech Pvt. Ltd.’s (“Company”) PowerNewz (also referred as “Us”, “We”, “Our”, “App”, “Site”), which is committed to secure the information/data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This Privacy Policy applies to our Users (also referred as “You”, “Your”) access, download, installation, browsing, use, of PowerNewz’s website (‘Site’), application (‘App’), content, notifications, products and services (collectively referred as "Services"). By using PowerNewz, you provide consent to the collection, use, retention, disclosure, storage of your information/data by us, as per the policy terms mentioned herein.

Information Collected by PowerNewz
  1. Basic Personal Information:
    1. When you access, download, install or register with the App, you are required to provide certain personal information such as, name, phone number, email address, postal address, username, password, profile picture, sexual orientation, date of birth.
    2. You may also choose to upload or sync your address book, so that we can connect you to other users of the App on your contact list.
    3. You may also choose to allow access to photos, media, and files on your device, in order for you to be able to upload or share such media on the App.
  2. Demographic Information:

    In order to upload or post a news update or content on the App, you may be required to share your location details by turning on your GPS, including other related information such as postal address, time zones, etc. We may verify your exact location through reasonable means and technologies to determine the accuracy of such information. We would also store your demographic details in order to provide location specific news, features, suggestions, ads, trending in such locations.

  3. IP Address & Domain Servers:

    We may also collect such non-identifiable information such as Internet Protocol address, domain servers, browsers, Wi-Fi, network servers, to help diagnose problems with our App or Services offered, and also regarding your usage of near field communication. Such information may also be used to help us understand in general terms the demographics of those accessing our App and in collecting statistical data such as number of "hits" and "page views", which is gathered for broad usage information only.

  4. Third Party Accounts:

    If you access the Services using your Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, or other third-party accounts, we may automatically collect certain information, such as your name, pictures, videos, email address, and other information you have shared on such third-party platforms.

Use of Information
  1. We collect and use your information to analyze the nature of the App user; understand how you use the App; responses we receive based on your use; customize, improve and modify the Services offered on the App.
  2. We may use your phone number or email address to send you text messages/emails for verification purposes and to provide you notifications on our Services or news updates. In case you wish to unsubscribe from such notifications, you may change such settings on the App.
  3. We may use your contact information to send you marketing or promoting materials, special offers or promotions, help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, or help others find your account, including through third-party clients. We may use your information in order to provide suitable attributions in relation to the content you uploaded, posted and shared on the App.
  4. We may also publish your name, likeness and other Personal Information for future advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities of PowerNewz. If you send someone else a communication from this App, such as share or post any content to a friend, the name and email address of your friend shall be a part of the user generated content. We may use this information to understand the news, categories, and the topics you may be interested in, and to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
  1. As a general rule, we will not make the personal information provided and available on PowerNewz to any Third Party (outside the Company, its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries) except with your consent or where required by or permitted by applicable law.
  2. There are however certain exceptions to the above:
    1. If we use third party Services providers, these Service providers may have access to your personal information to perform contractually specified Services on our behalf.
    2. If you indicate that you are interested in receiving information about a particular third party's products /services, or you opt to receive certain other products or services through us, we may provide your personal information to that third party for purposes of fulfilling your request(s).
    3. To our trusted business partners, affiliates, or services providers, who process the information on our behalf, and to prepare any analysis/reports based on the use of the App by you.
    4. We shall ensure that such service providers/entities mentioned above, shall have equal security practices and procedures while accessing your information.
  3. In the course of our business model and operational structure your personal data as and when required may be held on the servers of our business verticals located in or outside India which will follow and apply similar security measures, systems and privacy protections equivalent to the present App to an extent in line with reasonably applicable laws of those countries.
  4. Please also note that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through any Third-Party Links or public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We encourage you to read their individual privacy policies before providing any of your personal information to them. We may also disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by applicable laws, regulations, legal processes or enforceable governmental request; or as may be necessary in the Court of law or other statutory bodies.
  5. In the event that we sell, transfer, merge, acquire, or file for bankruptcy, your information would be shared and eventually sold or transferred as part of such transactions, including the information identified in this privacy policy.
Reasonable Protection of Information
  1. We assure to take reasonable security practices and procedures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to safeguard and protect your personal information and data against any unauthorized access and disclosure on the App and other systems and servers on which we store it.
  2. Although we use such generally accepted standards to secure your information in such places not easily accessible to the public, however, you understand that no security systems are impenetrable. Therefore, we do not provide any guarantee or assurances to the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you share will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us on the App. Accordingly, in case you do not want to take such risks, we would recommend you not to use the Services.
Modifying or Deleting Your Account on PowerNewz
  1. As a registered user of the App, you may at any point access your personal information on the App, and add, alter, or modify the same at any given time to keep the information updated. We are not responsible for the authenticity or correctness of any information or data that you may share with us, and we assume no responsibility to verify or rectify any such information or data.
  2. You may also choose to delete your account by accessing the settings on the App. Even if your account is deleted by you or us, we may retain such information that is publicly available or such content that is already available on the App posted, uploaded or shared by You.

To provide a customized page in accordance to the browsing preference on the App or Site, we collect information about our users through cookies and similar technologies. To provide a better browsing experience, through web traffic routing, we understand the pattern on which our user interacts with the Services. Operationally, web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, browser settings can be modified to decline cookies and this may restrict a user to access some services. Our App and Site allows a user to avail or decline and schedule alerts when a software-based web application attempts to place a cookie.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is important, especially in an on-line environment. This App has not been created or designed for children below the age of 18 years. We are therefore not responsible for any information we may have collected unknowingly from such children under 18 years or younger. If you are under the age of 18 years, we request you Not to use the App or the Services herein, without the guidance of an adult.

Modifications/Change to Privacy Policy:
  1. We reserve the right to change or modify the Privacy policies from time to time, without notice. We encourage you to constantly update and review our privacy policy on a regular basis to be notified of such changes.
  2. It is at our sole discretion to delete or remove any information or data or content shared, posted or uploaded by You, or the account itself, without any notice to You or without any reason.
Redressal of Grievances:

In the event of any complaint or grievances with respect to PowerNewz, you may email the grievance officer at [email protected]