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PASTHI PRIVACY POLICY

Effective: June 15, 2020. UPDATED: February 04, 2023

The purpose of this policy is to let you know what information we collect from you, why we collect, how we collect, safeguard and how you can update that information.

What information do we collect from you?

There are some Services in Pasthi which do not need an account on Pasthi and anybody can access it without signing up, for running those Services smoothly we collect some informations related to your browser, location(only if you allows us to do so) and device. Many Services need an account on Pasthi, if you do choose to create an account on Pasthi you must provide us some personal informations like your fullname, email address, country, password and username(unique identifier).

  1. Personal Information

    • Create an account: You must need to provide fullname, password, email, country and username. Fullname, country and username are public and visible to others, where fullname in your profile is editable.

    • Update a profile: Your profile is public and visible to all, you can update your profile by providing your name, about channel, country, email and url. Apart from country, all the updates are editable. Country and subscribe button activation are mandatory if you want to post any content on your channel.

  2. Channel Content

    • We store all of your content(image, gif, text and link) which you posted on your channel, your interaction with content like comment, vote, poll, report, proof and your subscriptions record.

  3. Usage Data

    We may also collect information when you use access Service by or through any medium. This Usage Data may include information such as browser type, browser version, the time and date of your visit, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

  4. Location Information

    We may use and store information about your location only if you give us permission to do so. We process this information to improve and customize our Services for you. You can enable or disable location service at any time by changing your device settings.

  5. Web Endpoint

    We also store your web endpoint details, but only by taking your permission. We use web endpoint for sending you push notifications.

  6. Cookies Data

    A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device and retrieve back when making requests. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. We use cookies to improve your experience, quality of our Services, personalize content and advertisements. You can disable cookies by changing the settings of your browser, but doing so is not recommended as you may not be able to use some of our Services.

  7. Other Information

    Apart from your personal information we also store your subscribe button activation information, all your stamp related information and your account verification documents. Account verification is not a mandatory process, but it's good to verify your account and get the checkmark(verified) badge next to your name. For account verification, if you are an individual you may need to provide any government issued ID proof for verifying yourself and if you are a group, company, brand etc. you may need to provide any business document like recent utility bill, tax-filling etc.

Use of Data

We uses the collected information for various purposes:

  • to provide and maintain our Services;

  • to notify you about changes to our Services, updates, general information, security alerts or send administrative messages;

  • to notify you for latest and trending stories, breaking news, comments, tags, post verfications or for any important events, which needs your attention;

  • to provide customer support;

  • to provide safety to Pasthi and our users from spammers, abusers, and from all those users, who do not abide to Pasthi's t&c and other policies.

  • to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Services;

  • to monitor the usage of our Services;

  • to detect, prevent and address technical issues;

  • to monitor and analyze trending content on Pasthi;

  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;

Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Pasthi will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Sharing your information

Many of our Services lets you share your information with other users and the public. For example

  • You can share content(image, gif, text, link) on your channel which is public by default and visible for all the visitors and users who use our Services. You can make content private by using "hidden button" service, it hides your content from other users.

  • When you leave a comment on a post, vote in a verification and re-verification poll, and post a proof, your name appear next to your activity.

  • When visitor visits your channel, they will be able to see all your public posted content, your display name, username, stamps, BFP count, and your channel about, url, email and country if you have updated them on your profile.

  • You can share any posted content(image, gif, text, link) from Pasthi to other social media platform. If you want to know more about data collection and processing during this sharing feature, please visit third party privacy policy to whom you are sharing that content with.

Pasthi do not share your personal information to third parties except in the following cases:

  • Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities.

  • If we or our subsidiaries are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred.

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

  • With your consent in any other cases.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Bitcurry, our users, or others.

  • If you link your Pasthi account with a third-party service.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR.

We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at support@pasthi.com.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • the right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you;

  • the right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete;

  • the right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;

  • the right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;

  • the right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format;

  • the right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal information;

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note, we may not able to provide Service without some necessary data.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Your Data Protection Rights under the California Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online Services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivable the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • users can visit our site anonymously;

  • our Privacy Policy link includes the word "Privacy", and can easily be found on the home page of our website;

  • users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page;

  • users are able to change their personal information by emailing us at support@pasthi.com.

Our Policy on "Do Not Track" Signals:

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, you are entitled to learn what data we collect about you, ask to delete your data and not to sell (share) it. To exercise your data protection rights, you can make certain requests and ask us:

  1. What personal information we have about you. If you make this request, we will return to you:

    • The categories of personal information we have collected about you.

    • The categories of sources from which we collect your personal information.

    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.

    • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.

    • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

    • A list of categories of personal information that we have sold, along with the category of any other company we sold it to. If we have not sold your personal information, we will inform you of that fact.

    • A list of categories of personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose, along with the category of any other company we shared it with.

    Please note, you are entitled to ask us to provide you with this information up to two times in a rolling twelve-month period. When you make this request, the information provided may be limited to the personal information we collected about you in the previous 12 months.

  2. To delete your personal information. If you make this request, we will delete the personal information we hold about you as of the date of your request from our records and direct any service providers to do the same. In some cases, deletion may be accomplished through de-identification of the information. If you choose to delete your personal information, you may not be able to use certain functions that require your personal information to operate.

  3. To stop selling your personal information. We don't sell or rent your personal information to any third parties for any purpose. We do not sell your personal information for monetary consideration. However, under some circumstances, a transfer of personal information to a third party, or within our family of companies, without monetary consideration may be considered a "sale" under California law. You are the only owner of your Personal Data and can request disclosure or deletion at any time.

If you submit a request to stop selling your personal information, we will stop making such transfers.

Please note, if you ask us to delete or stop selling your data, it may impact your experience with us, and you may not be able to participate in certain programs which require the usage of your personal information to function. But in no circumstances, we will discriminate against you for exercising your rights.

To exercise your California data protection rights described above, please send your request(s) by email: support@pasthi.com.

Your data protection rights, described above, are covered by the CCPA, short for the California Consumer Privacy Act. To find out more, visit the official California Legislative Information website. The CCPA took effect on 01/01/2020.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

Behavioral Remarketing

We may use remarketing Services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Children's Privacy

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children under 18. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us for any terms or policies related queries or for technical support, by emailing at: support@pasthi.com.