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Times Internet Limited, (“TIL”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Co. Limited and powers / manages the website and its sub-domains thereof.

TIL respects the privacy of it's users and is committed to protect it in all respects. With a view to offer most enriching and holistic internet experience to it's users TIL offers a vast repository of Online Sites and variety of community services. The information about the user as collected by TIL is: (a) information supplied by users and (b) information automatically tracked while navigation (Information).

By using TIL's website or its services, you consent to collection, storage, and use of the personal information you provide (including any changes thereto as provided by you) for any of the services that we offer.

To avail certain sites / services on our websites, users are required to provide certain information for the registration process that may include but not limited to :- a) your name, b) email address, c) sex, d) age, e) PIN code , f) credit card or debit card details g) medical records and history h) sexual orientation, i) biometric information, j) password etc., and / or your occupation, interests, and the like. The Information as supplied by the users enables us to improve our sites and provide you the most user-friendly experience.

All required information is service dependent and TIL may use the above said user information to, maintain, protect, and improve its services (including advertising services) and for developing new services.

Such information will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and accessible in the public domain or is furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005, any rules made there under or any other law for the time being in force.

To improve the responsiveness of the sites for our users, we may use "cookies", or similar electronic tools to collect information to assign each visitor a unique, random number as a user identification (User ID) to understand the user's individual interests using the identified computer. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads), a process that we do not control. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us via website, application or Service though your computer/laptop/netbook or mobile/tablet/pad/handheld device etc.

1) Data collection on Colombia network

Colombia collects both PII & non PII data. We collect PII data through enquires or through Colombia registration page etc. We may collect name, email address, phone no. etc. We keep PII data in hashed form.

Colombia collects non PIIs such as browser, device, device type, OS, IP, network provider, platform, geo location (derived from IP), mobile advertising IDs such as Apple IDFA or Google AAID.

We collects events related to Colombia ad serving activity such as number of ads or type of ads shown to a user or ads clicked by user on different scenarios or post click activity in relation to the ad. This allows us to personalization and develop user analytics in a secure & non-identifying way for users.

We also collect technical user identifiers from our advertising partners for the purpose of linking the different browsers and mobile apps you use and serve you relevant ads based on your behaviour across environments (“ID syncing”).

We collect information in order to improve relevancy of ads being shown to you. The data we collect is used for reporting and analytics purposes and to give our clients & partners more information about the performance of their advertising campaigns and to improve performance over long time.

We don't use or store full IP address for targeting purposes. We do not collect hardware-based identifiers such as Mac Address.

We do not process any information which could be used by Colombia, directly or indirectly, to determine the personal identity of the user.

Colombia doesn't knowingly show any interest based advertisement to & collect and maintain data from children less than 13 years of age. If we realize we have unknowingly collected data from children less than 13 years of age, we make considerable efforts to remove such information from our system.

2) About Interest Based Advertising & Opt Out

Colombia tracks user’s online behaviour & serves interest based advertising based on that. If a user wants to opt out of that, he or she can click on the below link for opting out of interest based advertising

How to find IFA/IDFA: For IOS devices

The easiest way is to install an app called “the Identifiers”

• Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone.
• In the right pane, locate the information about your iPhone, including its name, capacity, software version, serial number, and phone number.
• Reveal the Identifier by clicking on Serial Number.

How to find AAID: for Android devices

• Go to menu > Setting > Google > Ads
• You will find your advertising ID there.




• Not Opted Out: Colombia will serve you interest based sponsored content based on your history.

• Opted Out: You have opted out of interest based advertising, Colombia will no longer serve you with personalized sponsored content recommendations based on your internet use history.

Opting out will NOT prevent you from seeing our sponsored advertisements, but ads you see will likely be less relevant because they won’t be tailored to your interests.

You may still continue to see sponsored content relevant to the current website/webpage you are viewing (i.e. context based ads)

Note that if your browsers are configured to reject cookies, your opt-out may not be effective, since we identify your choice to opt-out based on a cookie we deliver to you. So you will need to confirm that your browser is configured properly in order for the opt-out to be effective

3) Opting out of different browsers and devices

By clicking on above opt out button user won’t be shown interest based advertising on current browser. If a user wants to opt out from all browsers he or she has to exercise his or her choice in all the browsers and devices. In case we have matched a user in multiple browsers & devices, opting out on one browser he or she will be opted out from all the matched browsers & devices.

a) Online web & mweb environment:

To honour user’s opt out choice, Colombia drops an opt out cookie. Colombia stores user profile for a maximum of 30 days between two subsequent visits i.e. if a user doesn’t revisit any CTN publisher at least once within 30 days, the user profile along with opt out preferences is deleted and then he/she will have to again opt out from interest based advertising. The life span of Colombia cookie is 10 years. If the user regularly visits any of CTN publishers(at least once in every 30 days) then the opt out choices are stored for a maximum of 10 years with the cookie. In case a user deletes opt out cookie from a browser then he/she will have to again opt out from interest based advertising.

b) In- app environment:

Web browser environment and in-app environment are separate. If you don't want to receive interest based sponsored content irrespective of the platform type, a user must disable or opt out from both online web and mobile-app environment.

To opt out from interest based advertising on android app, the user should to refer to “Ads” tab under google setting in his/her android device. Refer link for detailed steps for doing the same.

To opt out from interest based advertising on ios app, user have to use the “Limit Ad Tracking” option. Follow the instructions provide by Apple. Refer link

Partner Networks:

Colombia has partnerships with multiple ad networks which render ads through Colombia's proprietary platform. If a user opts out of Colombia’s interest based ads, he/she is will not receive interest based ads from the network partners serving ads through Colombia’s platform on CTN publisher network. Although he/she may see interest based ads from these networks on other publisher sites not associated with Colombia

If a user is interested in opting out from specific network's interest based ads, he or she can opt out through the network’s privacy policy page or opt out page.

If the user has opted out of any of our network partners, he/she will not obtain personalised ads from that partner via Colombia or as mentioned in their respective privacy terms. He/she may still receive personalized ads from Colombia and other partner networks serving through Colombia’s platform.

We automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, mobile number, including your IP address, when you visit our site, application or service. Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data -- such as the pages you view. We automatically receive and log information from your browser, including your IP address, your computer's name, your operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed. We may also collect log information from your device, including your location, IP address, your device's name, device's serial number or unique identification number (e.g. UDiD on your iOS device), your device operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed etc.

We may receive information about you from other sources, add it to our account information and treat it in accordance with this policy. If you provide information to the platform provider or other partner, whom we provide services, your account information and order information may be passed on to us. We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfil the Services or to communicate with you.

We may reference other sources of demographic and other information in order to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behaviour on our website. Google Analytics specifically has been enable to support display advertising towards helping us gain understanding of our users' Demographics and Interests. The reports are anonymous and cannot be associated with any individual personally identifiable information that you may have shared with us. If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on.

TIL includes links to other websites. Such sites are governed by their respective privacy policies, which are beyond our control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information.

When we present information to our advertisers -- to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our website -- it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our site. When you register with TIL, we contact you from time to time about updation of your content to provide the users such features that we believe may benefit you.

TIL shares the sensitive personal information to any third party without obtaining the prior consent of the User in the following limited circumstances:

a) When it is requested or required by law or by any court or governmental agency or authority to disclose, for the purpose of verification of identity, or for the prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, or for prosecution and punishment of offences. These disclosures are made in good faith and belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary for enforcing these Terms; for complying with the applicable laws and regulations.

b) TIL proposes to share such information within its group companies and officers and employees of such group companies for the purpose of processing personal information on its behalf. We also ensure that these recipients of such information agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

When you use TIL's websites, we make good faith efforts to provide you, as and when requested by you, with access to your personal information and shall further ensure that any personal information or sensitive personal data or information found to be inaccurate or deficient shall be corrected or amended as feasible, subject to any requirement for such personal information or sensitive personal data or information to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

All information gathered on TIL is securely stored within the TIL controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access.

However the internet is an ever evolving medium. We may change our privacy policy from time to time to incorporate necessary future changes. Of course, our use of any information we gather will always be consistent with the policy under which the information was collected, regardless of what the new policy may be.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Any complaints or request or concerns with regards to content or to report any abuse of laws or breach of these terms may be taken up with the designated grievance officer as mentioned below via post or by sending an email to to Mr. Kapil Kapoor("Grievance Officer").


Colombia is operated in the Republic of India. Given that we are an international business, our use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. If you are located in the United States, the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of India, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in India. By using the Service, or providing us with any information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to India and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

Redressal Mechanism: Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below via in writing or through email signed with the electronic signature to to Mr. Kapil Kapoor("Grievance Officer").

Times Internet Limited
Kapil Kapoor
Grievance Redressal Officer
Times Center
FC - 6, 1st Floor,
Film City, Sector 16A,
Noida - 201301, India.
Ph: 0120-6776999

We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint:-

a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.

b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.

c) Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

d) The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.

e) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

f) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice of copyright infringement is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.

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