Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 01 Jun 2024.

RKS Social Media Pvt. Ltd. (Company, we, our, us) takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) describes the usage of information provided or disclosed to the Company, which may be inclusive of your personal information, and also brings to your notice the rights which are afforded to you as per the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy must be read in conjunction with the Terms of Service and the Community Guidelines.

Scope

·     This Privacy Policy applies to the Services, Application, or any online application or service that refers to or links to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies regardless of whether you have downloaded or accessed or used the Application from your mobile telephone or handheld device or any other computer resource to access our Services.

·        2. Duniyastar is a public, microblogging platform. The users acknowledge and understand that any content (including their user handle, profile picture and published posts/ Duniyastar) created by the users, is publicly available and searchable by anyone around the world. It is advised that Users do not post any personal (or sensitive) information on  the Application/Website. You should be careful of what you are posting on the Application/Website, as the updates will reflect in your feed and will be visible to other Users of the Application/Website, or anyone else who accesses our Services, depending upon the privacy setting specifically chosen by you for your account.

·        3. You acknowledge and agree that by providing public Content on Duniyastar, you are authorizing and advising us to disclose that information on the Application and allow for wide circulation. When you are using hashtags,links,Mention, our APIs, and that of other third-party service providers will also have access to such information. We do not govern the operations of these entities, and you may be required to adhere to their policies, hence, we urge you to refer to their policies and familiarize yourself with the same, prior to engaging with such third-party platforms.

2. Information We Collect:

·        At the time of registration: When you choose to register on the Application, we will seek certain identifiers which qualify as personal data (as defined at law), and some of these identifiers will have to be mandatorily collected, and some will have to be collected only upon your discretion, and consent.

 

·        The information which you provide to us, mandatorily are:

·        Mobile number and/or E-mail address: For creation of a unique profile, identification, authentication via OTP and any communications from us or on our behalf or by any third parties engaged by us to provide the Service.

·        Username or e-mail address or profile photo: If you sign up/sign in to your Duniyastar account using a One-Tap/Single Sign On (SSO) from any supported third party service which allows authentication of your identity and allows you to share personal information with us (such as your name or email or profile photo) to pre-populate signup/sign into the Duniyastar platform.

 

·        The information which you may choose to additionally provide, are:

·        Name: for purposes of displaying on your profile;

·        User handle preference: for the purposes of identification on the Application;

·        Date of Birth: for the purposes of identification and/or displaying on your profile;

·        Gender: for the purposes of displaying on your profile;

·        Profile Picture: for the purposes of displaying on your profile;

·        Location: for the purposes of customising your experience on the Application;

·        The language that you wish to communicate in: for the purposes of posting content on Duniyastar;

·        Language preference: for the purposes of customisation of the Content, and other services offered to you;

·        Professional details: for the purposes of displaying on your profile and for customisation of the Content, and other services offered to you;

·        Description of Self: for the purposes of displaying on your profile;

·        Relationship Status: for the purposes of displaying on your profile;

·        Access to information on your device to optimize your use and access of the Services. You can restrict the access granted to the Application, from the device settings. No device permission will be taken from you without your explicit consent.’

·        Banking information: for the purposes of redeeming any rewards or conducting any transactions on the Duniyastar platform, as may be allowed under relevant laws.

  

·        At the time of profile verification – In order to verify your profile, we may collect the following information from you:

·        Mobile number;

·        Email ID;

·        Government-issued identification document(s). We will ask you for this information only when you seek to become an authenticated profile on the Application, while using our Services, and such information is not disclosed to the public.

·        In you log into to your Duniyastar account using a One-Tap/Single Sign On (SSO) from any supported third party service which allows authentication of your identity and allows you to share personal information, then we collect your name or email or profile photo as approved by you to pre-populate signup/sign into the Duniyastar platform.

Information to Third Party Service – In addition, if you authorise us to do so, we may grant/link third party services with Duniyastar (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, UPI, Google, Gpay etc)  etc.). On your authorization, we may grant such third parties access to some or all (depending on the permission you give) of your information through our own API for use in connection with their services. You have the ability to control what information you share with these third parties through our API, but please note that any information you share with third parties will be governed by their privacy policies and we do not assume any responsibility for such third party’s use of your information.

·        Information from your use of our Services – When you use our Services, we may collect the following information automatically:

Content of the Duniyastars (text, images, graphics, audio, visuals, etc.);

·        Users you follow on the Application;

·        Users who follow you on Application;

·        People who have visited your profile and vice versa;

·        Information on your browser’s user agent string and server logs, including your IP address, information in the cookies and activity on the Application ;

·        URL information, time stamp, visit information, your browsing history on the Application;

·        Device information, such as make, model and operating system of the device  used for browsing the Application;

·        Date of download and/or reinstall of the App;

·        Events related to your actions (follows, reactions to Duniyastras, time spent, how often and when you visit the Application, etc);

·        Users who send you chat requests and have chatted with you;

·        The Unique Device Identifier on the Application; and

·        Language.

·        Locational information as permitted by you in your mobile device settings.We do not collect any further information which is not specifically communicated to you as per this Privacy PolicyYou have the ability and choice of restricting certain kinds of information from being collected by adjusting your phone and device settings. Please refer to your phone and device user manuals for more information.

Surveys – We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback(s), modify your content or email preferences, respond to surveys, provide comments, or communicate with us. This information may include your name, e-mail id, mobile number, location, etc. and only such information that you may choose to specifically provide to us.

Cookies – We use cookies and similar technologies which are necessary to its functioning. Some of these cookies are essential for us to provide you with the Services on the App. We, or our third-party service providers, may use cookies, mobile app analytics and similar technologies to track visitor activity and collect data on the App. We may combine this data with other personal data we have collected from users.

3. Why We Collect This Information:

We collect information to provide the Services and for the purposes as outlined below:

To help us identify you when you log onto the Application and when you register an account with us, and, to validate, authorize and map a specific profile with an authorized user;

 To enhance the quality of the Services that we provide and improve your experience during browsing;
For providing location-based services, as and where requested by you;

·        For the performance of legal obligations;
To communicate with you;

·        To provide you with news, special offers, general information about other products and services along with marketing information and surveys, as agreed to by you;’

·        To provide and process service requests initiated by you.

4. When We Share Your Information:

·        We may share any information with our trusted partners or third parties who provide us with infrastructure support services, for meeting the obligations agreed to between you and us. We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners, like publishers, advertisers or connected sites to show trends about the general use of our Services. We will seek your consent prior to using or sharing your personal information for any other purpose, if so, identified at a later stage.

·        We may also use your information to perform analytics and conduct customer research, to determine your interest, for identifying content that generates sales and to analyse traffic patterns.

·        We also use your information to market to you as per the laws of your country, and to the extent permissible.

·        You have the ability to allow us to share your information to third parties so that you can avail their services. You may disable or limit such sharing at any time.

5. Disclosure Of Information:

·        We may also disclose your Personal Information only:

·        As required by law, such as to comply with a judicial order, executive orders, requirement by a law enforcement authority, or by other legal processes.

·        When your desired products and services can only be provided if your personal information is disclosed.

·        When we believe, in good faith, that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, or, investigate fraud or crime;

·        If we (or our affiliates) are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets or equity. Such information shall be disaggregated to the extent possible and shall be subject to execution of appropriate non disclosure agreements and binding privacy undertakings.

·        We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others.

6. User Rights On Duniyastar:

·        We want to ensure that you are fully empowered on the Duniyastar platform and are completely aware of the rights that you are entitled to in the course of using our platform. You have a number of rights in relation to the information we hold about you.

·        Access – The right to access the information we hold about you, and to obtain details of the processing. You also have the right to access a list of all the third parties that have your Personal Information through us.

·        Rectification – The right to seek, correct, update and modify the information available with us, to ensure accuracy.

·        Cancellation – The right to seek to cancel or erase, free of charge, your personal data when it is inadequate, excessive, or unnecessary. This shall be subject to lawful processing measures and any legal prescriptions.

·        Objection – The right to withdraw your consent to our continued processing of the information, at any point of time, subject only to any legitimate reason for continued processing in certain circumstances.

·        Portability – The right to seek from us your personal data to be provided to another service provider, in a machine-readable format that we use at the time the request was made.
You may exercise any of these rights by filling out the request form at our Reporting and Redressal page.This shall be subject to the legal requirements, and our internal procedure.

7. Children:

·        You must have attained the age of majority to be able to use and access our Services. If you are a minor in your jurisdiction, your registration and use of our Services must be with the supervision of an adult.

·        As a parent or legal guardian, please do not allow your minors under your care to submit Personal Information to us. In the event that such personal data of a minor is disclosed to us, you hereby consent to the processing of the minor’s personal data and accept and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and take responsibility for his or her actions.

8. Personal Data Of Others:

·        We make periodical changes to the Privacy Policy. Any significant changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be promptly notified to Users by posting the relevant terms in a prominent position on the webpage. The new terms may be displayed on the webpage, and you will be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the Services.

9. The Security Of Your Information:

·        Your personal data is maintained by us in electronic form. We shall take all necessary precautions to protect your personal data and implement reasonable security practices and measures including certain managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures that are commensurate with respect to the information being collected and the nature of our business. Specifically, we will ensure that the security infrastructure put in place by us to safeguard your Personal Information against loss, unauthorised access, destruction, use, processing, storage, modification or de-anonymisation, will at all times be adherent to the best industry standards.

·        We restrict access to personal information to Company employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.