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Tealfeed - Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 25, 2021

Our commitment at Tealfeed (“Tealfeed”, “us”, “we”) is to put users first and we respect the need for online privacy. This privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, use, store, disclose, and share when you use the Tealfeed Services (including sites, services, mobile applications, content, interaction with our social media pages, and communication with our teams).

Tealfeed can modify this privacy policy, and if there are any material changes, you would be notified either through our services or any other means so that you can review the modifications before they become effective. We would update the latest Privacy Policy with its effective date at the top of this policy. We encourage you to regularly visit and review the latest Privacy Policy from time to time to stay informed about our practices.

You acknowledge that your use of the Tealfeed Services after we update the Privacy Policy or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that the collection, usage, storage, disclosure, and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated Privacy Policy, as of its effective date.

Information we collect & how we use it

When you create an account and profile on the Tealfeed Platform, we collect the information associated with your Google/LinkedIn/Facebook/Email account, and other information you provide, such as topics you find interesting. All the information which you choose to add to your profile (example: your name, photo, bio, and any other information) can be viewed by the users and the visitors of the Tealfeed Platform. Once you create a profile, other users and visitors will be able to see in your profile certain information about your activity on the Tealfeed Platform, such as your posts, who follows you, whom you follow, and how you interact with the other posts, for example, comments.

To give you the best possible experience while using Tealfeed, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information is explicitly provided by you, for example- your email address. Other information is collected by us based on actions you take while using Tealfeed, such as the pages you choose to view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (including the topics you follow and the posts you engage with). This information includes the records of all interactions a user has on the Tealfeed platform, a user’s IP (internet protocol) address, information about the user's device (which device you use or the type of browser), and referral information (how a user reached a particular page).

We also receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with the Tealfeed Platform, even if you have not created an account. We collect browsing information – such as IP address and location, date and time stamp, user agent, Tealfeed cookie ID (if applicable), URL, unique advertising or content identifiers (if applicable) and time zone, and other information about user activities on the Tealfeed Platform, as well as on third party sites and services that have embedded our Tealfeed pixels (“Pixels”), widgets, plug-ins, buttons, or related services.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
  • To gather metrics to better understand how users access and use the Tealfeed Platform
  • To carry out our business operations, to comply with the standard legal obligations, and for target-specific business administration purposes.
  • Prevent Misuse
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • analyse how people use the Services and use it to improve the services we provide.

Information Disclosure

Tealfeed won’t sell your personal data (such as name and your contact information) to third parties for their own marketing purposes.

Tealfeed might choose to transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with researchers who are doing it for academic or non-profit purposes, through aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we believe it’s required and necessary for legal process; (5) when we believe that doing it might save someone from being harmed.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless the law prohibits us from doing so or we believe that giving you a prior notice might endanger someone else or would cause illegal conduct. We will ensure and object to legal requests for information that the Tealfeed Team believes are improper.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We obtain information from third-party sources. For example, we may collect information about you from your interactions with our social media handles or when you communicate with our team through a third-party application. Also, if you create or log into your Tealfeed account through a third-party platform (such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter), we will have access to certain information from that platform, such as your name, your friends or followers list, and profile picture, which would be in accordance with the authorization procedures set by these platforms.

Cookies, Pixels & Analytics:

The Tealfeed Platform uses cookies, in combination with pixels, local storage objects, and similar devices (collectively, “cookies” unless otherwise noted) to distinguish you from other users of the Tealfeed Platform. This helps us provide you with a good experience, improve our service, and to personalize ads and content to you while you use the Tealfeed Platform. To recognize you when you return to our platform/website/services, we use browser cookies and similar technologies. This is used by Tealfeed in numerous ways, for example, to log you in every time you return to our platform/services, personalize content according to your preferences, remember your preferences, and evaluate the effectiveness of our emails.

Pixels are tiny graphics that function in a similar way like cookies. We use it to track the online movements of users on the Tealfeed Platform and on the web pages of our Ad Services along with using it to personalize content & enhance user experience.

To measure, analyse, and maintain effective communication, we use similar technologies in our emails to determine when a specific mail has been opened or forwarded.

We use some third-party services to serve a particular purpose and provide some services to us and they may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tealfeed only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

You give consent to the placement of cookies by us on your browser, and also to our third-party service providers. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you wish to, you can modify your browser settings to remove or reject browser cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the Tealfeed Platform. Please note that by removing or rejecting cookies, you may not be able to access all or some services of the Tealfeed platform.

User Consent

We store and maintain files and other data stored in your user account at AWS. We keep backup copies of data including the contents of your user account to prevent loss of data due to errors or system failures, Hence, even after you choose to delete/terminate your account, your files and data may remain on our servers.

By using the website & services of Tealfeed, you authorize Tealfeed to transfer, store, and use your information in India and any other country where we operate.

We will take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it.

Children's Personal Information

Tealfeed intentionally doesn’t collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Please do not submit any personal information through our Website or Service if you are under the permissible age of 13. Please contact us if you believe that any child under the age of 13 has submitted any personal details to us.

Third-Party Embeds

Tealfeed doesn’t control what data third parties collect when you use their services on our platform. We also don’t control what the third parties choose to do with whatever data they collect. So, third-party embeds on Tealfeed are not covered by this Privacy Policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third party who is providing a particular service.

Communications

You may opt-out of receiving certain communications from us, such as newsletters, by following the instructions in those communications. If you opt out, we may still send you administrative emails, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Public Data

Your Tealfeed’s user profile page, post pages, and interactions might be indexed by search engines such that they might appear against your name on the Internet. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.

Even after you delete your account from Tealfeed, it might take some time for your profile and content to get de-indexed from search engines.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Tealfeed account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account. To delete your account, mail us at contact@tealfeed.com from your registered email address.

We might choose to maintain residual copies (at our discretion) for a brief time period (maximum 6 months) in order to protect information from accidental or malicious destruction. However, if you choose to delete your account, your information and content can’t be recovered after that time. Tealfeed may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.

Data Security

To protect data transmitted to and from our website/services, we use encryption (HTTPS/TLS). However, the Tealfeed team believes that our users understand that no data transmission is 100% secure over the Internet and a user is using Tealfeed’s website/services solely at his/her own risk/discretion. We recommend all the users on the Tealfeed platform to take reasonable measures to secure their account.

Transfer of business

If Tealfeed is going to be involved in a merger, bankruptcy, acquisition,, reorganization or sale of assets and in doing us, Tealfeed is required to transfer its user information or it becomes subject to a different privacy policy, Tealfeed would notify all its users well in advance. This would give our users ample time to opt-out of any such new policy if they don’t agree with it and the users can choose to delete their account before transfer.

Usage of Algorithms for Personalization

Tealfeed collects and stores personal data about its users to customize their experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history and network interactions).

Potential Consequences of Processing

By creating and using an account on Tealfeed, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. Since all the users can have access to the profiles & the content posted by all other users, it may be possible for individuals/third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, research, and analysis

If any user does not agree with and accept the risks that arise from the usage of Tealfeed’s platform/services, the user should choose to not use the Services.

Cross-border Transfers

Tealfeed is hosted in India. By using the website & services of Tealfeed, you authorize Tealfeed to transfer, store, and use your information in India and any other country where we operate. If any of our processors are getting access to these data, they would be having at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Retention

Tealfeed retains personal data associated with your account as long as your account exists on our platform. If a user wants to, he/she can delete all the personal information by deleting his/her account at any time.

To delete your account, mail us at contact@tealfeed.com from your registered email address.

As soon as the deletion process is initiated, the profile page of that particular user will yield an error 404 “file not found” page and will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of 6 months.

De-indexing your personal data from search engines might take some additional weeks, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Tealfeed may have limited or no control.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or grievances about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@tealfeed.com

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If and whenever there is a change in our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page. You are required to visit the “privacy policy” section from time-to-time to keep yourself updated with our latest Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Tealfeed Platform and Tealfeed’s services, it will be deemed that you have consented to our latest privacy policy changes by your conduct.