Privacy Policy for India Level

  1. Introduction

At India Level (www.indialevel.com), we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices concerning the collection, use, and sharing of your data when you interact with our website. We encourage you to read this policy carefully to understand how we handle your information.

  1. Information We Collect

2.1 Comments When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string. This information helps us in spam detection and enhances the overall quality of our comment section.

Additionally, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you’re using it. The Gravatar service has its own privacy policy, which can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes visible to the public in the context of your comment.

2.2 Media If you choose to upload images to our website, we strongly advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). This is because visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website, which could potentially compromise your privacy.

2.3 Contact Forms When you use our contact forms, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and any other details you provide. This information is used solely for the purpose of responding to your inquiries and improving our services.

  1. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance your browsing experience on our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your device that help us recognize you and remember your preferences.

3.1 Comment Cookies If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, allowing you to avoid filling in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

3.2 Login Cookies When you log in to our site, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices:

  • Login cookies last for two days
  • Screen options cookies last for a year
  • If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks
  • If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed

3.3 Content Editing Cookies If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

3.4 Other Cookies We may use additional cookies for analytics, advertising, and other functional purposes. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

  1. Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if you had visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  1. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:

  • Providing and maintaining our website
  • Improving our services and user experience
  • Responding to your comments, questions, and requests
  • Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support messages
  • Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities in connection with our website
  • Detecting, preventing, and addressing technical issues
  1. Data Sharing and Third-Party Services

6.1 Spam Protection Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to maintain the quality and safety of our comment section.

6.2 Password Resets If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.

6.3 Third-Party Service Providers We may share your information with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as hosting, data analysis, payment processing, and customer service. These providers have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

  1. Data Retention

7.1 Comments If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

7.2 User Accounts For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

  1. Your Rights and Choices

You have certain rights regarding your personal information:

  • Access: You can request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
  • Correction: You can ask us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal information.
  • Deletion: You can request that we erase your personal data, subject to certain exceptions.
  • Objection: You can object to our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Data Portability: You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

To exercise these rights, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this policy. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

  1. Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

  1. 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 and updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at:

[email protected]

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.