Conde Nast (India) Private Limited (“CNI”, “we”, “us” and “our”) is India’s leading multi-media company and the owner of prominent brands such as Vogue India, GQ (India) Edition, Architectural Digest India and Conde Nast Traveller India .
2. What personal information does CNI collect from you?
CNI collects information:
- when you pay for any of CNI’s products or services;
- when you register to receive one of CNI’s newsletters;
- when you visit any of CNI’s Websites;
- when you attend any of CNI’s events in person or online;
- if you participate in any research CNI undertakes;
- if you join one of CNI’s communities or forums;
- when you enter a competition being conducted by CNI; and
- if you contact CNI about a query or a complaint.
We may also collect information about you from third party partners such as advertisers and our clients
CNI collects the following types of information:
When you purchase or subscribe to one of CNI’s services, such as signing up to an email newsletter, or enter a competition, join one of CNI’s online communities, participate in any of CNI’s research projects or attending an event, CNI will ask you to provide contact information such as your name, e-mail and/or postal address so that CNI can provide you with the products or services requested.
General personal information
When conducting surveys, running competitions or hosting events, in addition to contact information, CNI may collect other personal information such as your gender, job title, date of birth, marital status, etc.
For more information and an up to date list of the cookies that we use and to manage your cookie choices, please visit the Cookie Preferences link at the bottom of our Websites.
When you visit one of CNI’s websites, CNI automatically collects data about your online behaviour (eg. time spent on the website, items clicked on, etc.). We may also collect certain socio-demographic information about you.
When you buy a product or service from CNI, such as a magazine subscription or a ticket to a CNI event, CNI will collect information about what products and services you have bought from CNI.
When you register for a newsletter or take part in research, CNI may collect data about your preferences, tastes and interests.
“Special” categories of data
CNI may collect data in online surveys on what is called “special categories of data”. These could be data sets such as biometric information (including voice samples, facial recognition, etc.), or political opinions, religion, philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, etc. Whenever CNI conducts research on these topics, it is always optional, and where required by law, CNI will make sure it obtains your consent to process special category data.
3. How CNI uses your personal information:
Fulfilling Your Requests. CNI uses your personal information to process your requests for products and/or services. For example, if you subscribe to any of CNI’s products and/or services, CNI may use your email address to send you a confirmation notice and use your mailing address to send you the product. Similarly, if you enter a contest, CNI will use your personal information to notify you if you are a winner. If you enter a contest or submit content to CNI (e.g., a “letter to our editors” or submit an online review or comment) CNI may also publish your name, screen name, hometown and other personal information you have provided to CNI.
Administering the Websites and improving our business relationship with you. CNI will use and share your personal information in connection with administering our Websites and providing our products and services, including without limitation for: (i) customer service; (ii) to help diagnose problems with servers; (iii) to improve products that CNI offers by tailoring them to perceived preferences; (iv) to aggregate and otherwise gather broad demographic information; (v) to analyze trends; (vi) to seek compatible advertisers, sponsors, clients and customers; and (vii) to track users’ movements around the Websites and elsewhere on the web or across apps and/ devices. Your geolocation data may also specifically be used to show you content (including advertising and sponsored messaging) based on your geographic location.
Access by Third Parties.
- Service Providers. CNI allows access to your personal information to service providers that perform services for us, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to perform those services. For example, service providers help CNI with functions such as technical maintenance, legal and accountancy, market research, community and forums management, auctions, e-commerce, personal/job search, list rental, data coop management, and other advertising functionality, as well as credit/debit card or other payment processing, order fulfilment, credit pre-authorization, and address verification.
- Third Party Businesses and Clients. There are also times when you provide personal information to CNI on areas of the Website that may be managed, shared with or participated in by one or more third party business(es) or clients of CNI. Moreover, CNI rents, sells, shares, and transfers personal information to: (i) list buyers who market their goods and services (commonly known as “list rental”); (ii) CNI’s advertising, marketing and sponsorship clients to market their goods and services; (iii) “data coops”, which are pooled databases containing the customer information of multiple publishers to enable the marketing use of such customer information by participating publishers; and (iv) consumer data suppliers/resellers, data enrichment providers and aggregators, and other entities in the online behavioural advertising ecosystem for purposes of online behavioural advertising, data optimization, lead generation, and other data driven projects. In all such cases, the personal information may be used by CNI and by such third party business(es) for their own purposes, each pursuant to its own policies.
- Related Entities. CNI shares your personal information with CNI’s parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and other related entities within the Conde Nast group of companies.
Marketing Communications and Advertising Purposes. CNI uses your personal information to display marketing material or communicate with you about new features, events or products and/or services offered by us and third-party businesses, including CNI’s advertising, marketing and sponsorship clients.
Transfer or Sale of CNI’s Business. As CNI’s business changes, CNI may buy or sell various assets owned or controlled by CNI. In the event all or a portion of the assets are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company due to merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, your personal information may be among the transferred assets.
Combining Information. CNI may aggregate, merge or otherwise combine information, including personal information, in furtherance of the purposes above.
4. Legal Bases For Processing:
In some circumstances we require a legal basis on which to collect and use your personal information. Where we need such a legal basis, the different legal bases of processing that we rely on to use your personal information are as follows:
- where CNI uses your personal information in a way that is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party or provide you with a service you have requested;
- where CNI’s use of your personal information is within our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party that we have shared your personal information with and we have made sure that, on balance, our or the third party’s interests are not outweighed by your rights in relation to that information. We may rely on our legitimate interests for a variety of reasons, including when we and/or the companies within the CNI group of companies use your personal information to improve our products or services, for marketing initiatives, for research purposes and for administrative purposes;
- where CNI believes it is necessary to use your personal information to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject;
- where (in limited circumstances) CNI believes it is necessary to protect an individual’s safety or vital interests; and
5. Retention of Personal Information:
CNI will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the products or services you have requested while taking into account any legal requirements and tax and accounting rules which may require us to retain personal data for certain time periods beyond this.
In some circumstances CNI may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer identify you) for example for research or statistical purposes, in which case CNI may use this information indefinitely.
6. Opt-Out of Marketing; How to Update Your personal information:
- How to Opt-Out of Sharing for Marketing. If you do not wish to have personal information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address or phone number shared with third parties for their marketing purposes, please contact CNI by e-mail as described at the end of this document. Please note, however, that, in order for CNI to properly administer its services, CNI may continue to share your personal information with service providers, as described C a above (if you object to such sharing, you should not use our services).
- How to Opt-Out of Marketing Messages from CNI. If you do not wish to receive future marketing or other commercial messages from CNI, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the message you receive. Please note, however, that you may continue to receive certain communications from CNI that are necessary for the product or service you have requested such as renewal notifications, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative service bulletins.
- How to Update Your Personal Information. If you have registered or created an account on any part of the product or service, please use the mechanism or contact information on the product or service that allows you to change or update your member preferences, if available, to keep all such personal information accurate and up-to-date. If no such mechanism or contact information is available on the product or service, contact CNI with your changes by email or as described at the end of this document.
7. Children’s Data:
CNI’s products and/or services, including its Websites, are not intentionally designed for or directed at persons less than 18 years of age. CNI does not knowingly permit any person who is under 18 years of age to register with the services or to provide any other personal information.
CNI considers it the responsibility of parents/ legal guardians to monitor their children’s, their ward’s (as applicable) use of CNI’s Websites. Should a parent or guardian have reasons to believe that a minor has provided CNI with personal information without their prior consent, please contact CNI at the e-mail address mentioned at the end of this document.
8. Cookies and Tracking Technologies:
- Tracking Technologies. In addition to the online identifiers described above, CNI may use web beacons, web bugs, internet or pixel tags, clear gifs, digital fingerprinting and similar technologies (collectively the “Tracking Technologies“) on our Websites, including in CNI’s communications with you, such as within email and text messages and push notifications. CNI and third-party businesses use Tracking Technologies to determine which messages have been opened by recipients.
- Do Not Track (DNT). Your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal to websites and online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what DNT means in this context, and some browsers automatically apply DNT signals by default and therefore do not necessarily reflect CNI’s visitors’ choice as to whether they wish to receive advertisements tailored to their interests. As a result, like many websites and online services, CNI does not alter their practices when the Service receives a DNT signal from a visitor’s browser. To update your cookies and Tracking Technologies preferences please visit the Cookie Preferences link at the bottom of our Websites.
9. Information Security and International Data Transfers:
- Security Measures. CNI takes reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of, personal information.\
- International Transfers. In accordance with the requirements of applicable law, CNI puts appropriate safeguards in place to protect your personal information when it is transferred to, stored, and processed in a country that does not have similar data protection laws to those of the jurisdiction in which you are based.
10. Links to other websites
CNI’s Websites may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy notice applies only to CNI Websites. CNI encourages you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit. CNI cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you have accessed them using links from CNI’s websites.
11. Your rights
You may have certain rights regarding your personal information. These may include your right to know, access, correct, transfer, restrict the processing of, and delete your personal information. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority or competent regulator in your jurisdiction. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected].
If you would like to unsubscribe from postal or email marketing communications please use the link found within our communications contact [email protected].
12. Notice to California Customers – Your Privacy Rights:
A. Consumer Privacy. The California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et. seq. (“CCPA”), grants residents of California certain rights with respect to their personal information and requires us to provide such individuals with certain information, described in this Section 12.
- Know the ways in which we acquire, use, share, disclose and otherwise process your personal information
- Know the specific pieces of your personal information that we hold
- Request the deletion of your personal information, subject to several exceptions, and
- Not to be denied goods or services for exercising these rights
2. California residents also have the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information. We put “sale” in quotation marks because the CCPA considers some transfers of personal information to third parties in exchange for value as “sales,” even if no money changes hands, such as when online identifiers, Device IDs, and other information is shared with third party businesses to further their own commercial purposes such as generating profiles about individuals. If we have actual knowledge that a California resident is younger than 16, we will request opt-in consent before selling their personal information. Note that we can still share personal information with third parties if those transfers aren’t “sales,” such as with our service providers.
3. Depending on the circumstances and which service you use, we have disclosed the following categories of your personal information for a “business purpose” (as defined in the CCPA) in the preceding twelve (12) months:
- Protected characteristics
- Commercial information
- Geolocation data
- Internet or other electronic network activity information
- Financial, medical, or health insurance information
- Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
- Professional information
- Education information
- Inferences drawn from any of the above information categories.
4. Depending on the circumstances and which service you use, we have “sold” (as defined in the CCPA) the following categories of your personal information in the preceding twelve (12) months:
- Protected characteristics
- Commercial information
- Geolocation data
- Internet or other electronic network activity information
- Inferences drawn from any of the above information categories, along with the following categories: (i) financial, medical, or health insurance information; (ii) audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information; (iii) professional information, and (iv) education information.
B. Shine the Light. California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code Section 1798.83, gives California customers the right to prevent our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place.
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