Information collected from the User
1.1 Technological Data:
- IP Address.
- Location, only with permission.
- Device Camera.
- Device Storage.
- Device Information and interaction activity of User device with our App.
App needs access to device storage in order to save the pictures, videos & offline news User is interested in. App serves news and content to User based on User’s location and hence the permission. User can share and submit content for the “Citizen Journalists” section/channel and device camera needs to be accessed for this purpose.
1.2 Personally Identifiable Information (PII Data) & Non-PII data:
This includes Users’ Email ID, Mobile Number and Advertiser ID. However, it is noteworthy to mention that Way2News collects Email ID and Mobile Number from You only in certain specific circumstances, it is not a mandatory requirement to use the app. Said circumstances are laid down as follows:
- When You wish to comment on a post, You have to share Your Email ID. We take Email IDs only with Your permission. This is to moderate the comments section and ensure it is kept user-friendly for all our users reading the comments.
- Under the Citizen Journalists category You can submit news articles to us. Our internal content team would then review, curate and publish the said articles post fact-checking. In this case, You have to share Your Email ID & Mobile number. This will help our internal review team to identify the authenticity of the posts from You and also to contact You to discuss the articles.
- Advertiser ID of User is solely used for re-targeting purposes i.e for reacquiring the User from other advertising platforms.
- All of our PII and non-PII data will be routed through our https://v1.way2news.co and https://v2.way2news.co domain. It is our private domain. We could use the domain v1.way2news.co and v2.way2news.co for our internal API calls.
- This PII & Non-PII includes the users' Email ID, Mobile Number, Location and Advertiser ID. We will only collect these details with the user's permission, and they will not be disclosed to any third party.
How does Way2News use the collected Information?
2.1. Apart from the above mentioned primary purposes, Way2News may use Your personal information for the following purposes:
- Your email address is used to identify You while logging into the App. Way2News may use this information to control Your access to the App as well as use of the App, to communicate with the User, customize Your experience of using the App and and/or the content of any email newsletter or other material that Way2News may send to the You from time to time and provide information that may be useful or interesting based on the content and personally identifiable information relating to You .
- Your email address will be used to send user information, administrative information, changes in account settings and any changes to the App or updating User on new policies of Way2News. Apart from this You will receive periodic emails that may relate to company news, related product or service information, etc. Email address may also be used for responding to any of the inquiries, questions, and/or any other requests made by You. If at any time You want to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, Way2News has included detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
- Way2News may use the personal information provided by the User to prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in breach of the "Way2News User Agreement", "Terms and Conditions" and any applicable laws.
How does Way2News protect Users’ Information so collected?
Way2News adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Your personal information, username, password, and data stored on the App. Personal Data collected is encrypted and stored in our Database. Way2News cannot guarantee the security of any information obtained through unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of user information at any time. It is important for the User to prevent unauthorized access to his/her account and personal information by limiting access to his/her device.
Sharing Users’ Personal Information:
- Way2News does not sell, trade, or rent Your personally identifiable information collected to others except as described in this Policy. Way2News may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and Users with Way2News' business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
- At times Way2News may be required by law or litigation to disclose personal information about the Users. Way2News may also disclose information about the User if Way2News determines that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance that disclosure of information is necessary.
- Way2News reserves the right to transfer Personal Information of users to another party as a result of merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of Way2News's assets to another party.
What Choices does the User have regarding the Use of his/her Information?
If the User is receiving marketing or promotional emails from Way2News, he/she will have the option to "opt out" of such marketing emails by following the instructions in those mails. If the User opts out, he/she may still receive non-promotional emails from Way2News, such as emails about his/her account or any ongoing business relations entered into by Way2News.
User Privacy and Advertisements:
- Way2News displays advertisements sourced from diverse networks and businesses. Some ads are tailored to user interests using artificial intelligence. Users are advised to exercise caution, ensuring the authenticity of products/services before making transactions. Way2News disclaims responsibility for any issues related to products/services.
- Links to Third Party websites & Apps: The App may include advertisements for, information about, or links to, other businesses or Internet websites or apps or resources operated by other persons (collectively "Third Party Websites & apps). Third Party Websites & apps are independent from Way2news and the Way2news has no responsibility or liability for or control over Third Party Websites & apps or the information, goods, or services available from or through those Third-Party Websites & apps. Your dealings with access to and use of Third-Party Websites & apps is at your own risk and you will not make any claim against Way2news arising out of your access to or use of any Third-Party Websites & apps.
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