To whom this policy applies
This privacy statement applies to individuals (“users” or “you”) who interact with our website, subscribe to any of our products and request information.
How we collect data
Depending on services you use, we collect data from one or more of these three sources:
Data we request:
When you request any of our services, we may ask, store, and process any/all of these data categories:
- Your Name
- Your Email Id
- Your Phone Number
- Other information that you choose to share
Cookies are small files placed on your computer when you first visit our website that helps analyze web traffic and tracks you across the web. The collection of this data is based on “implied consent”, i.e we assume you agree to our terms of usage unless you explicitly opt out. You can opt out by changing your browser settings to not accept cookies, browsing in anonymous mode, or by not using our website.
Classification of Cookies
According to their usage, cookies are divided into two categories- The session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are temporary and remain into functioning as long as the browsing session is active. Once the browser is closed, the cookies are deleted. They allow the user to access secure parts of the web page when logged in.
Persistent cookies are designed to store data for an extended period, even after the termination of the browsing session. Persistent cookies are used for a variety of purposes such as retaining the visitor’s language and regional preference at the end of each browsing session.
Significance of Cookies
Cookies can be beneficial for the user-end as well as the server-end. It carries information from one session to the other. Cookies help the server-end to be more efficient. They support the server-end to keep a track on the visitors of the site and also track any marketing lead. They are simple to use and implement and do not acquire any additional memory. For the user, Cookies allow to enhance functionality and personalization and enable the server to design some custom pages for the user from cookies.
Most browsers allow viewing the cookies in the browser preference, within the security or privacy tab. Cookies allow the server end to manage the least and the most viewed pages of their site.
Various cookies used by ChromeInfotech
- PHPSESSID used to store simple messages when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page.
- _hjIncludedInSample Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a specific statistical place.
- _ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is included in each page request on a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
- _gid It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
Third party Cookies
Cookies are essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off. If the cookies in any browser are turned off, the server may start to behave abnormally, disallowing most of the functions to work. Most browsers allow using the third-party applications which give the browser the authority to manage or block the cookies.
The third party cookies may help the server to provide insights above the site, help in targeting advertising campaigns. The companies collect cookies based on your browsing history and give suggestions to the user regarding it.
Various common third-party cookies used in ChromeInfotech’s website
- __cfduid The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
- __atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
- _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Many pages on the net use cookie to store the user’s data to provide a better user experience,. A cookie is a small amount of data given to the web browser by the web-server. They are small text files that are placed in the browser that are used to store the user preferences. Amongst many functions, the most common feature of the cookie is to store the username and password of any user. The browser sends the cookie to the server. The server can use this information to present the user’s data with custom pages.
Cookies are not secure as they are stored in clear text. A user can manually encrypt and decrypt cookies. The server-end does not hold any responsibility at the end of the third-party cookies. The Third-party cookies usually start to operate when the first party cookies are blocked or disabled by the user. The server-end is free from the operations of the third party cookies and doesn’t usually hold any answer-ability to its data and usage.
We also use some tools to collect data about your usage and behaviour beyond our website that include:
- Social plugins – We have on our website links to many social media platforms for more engagement and visibility. Once you click on any of those links to visit any of those platforms, they collect, use, and share your data as per their own privacy policies, of which we assume no responsibility. We encourage you to check out the privacy policies of the social platform we use: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn
Why we collect these data
The data we collect from these cookies can be personally identifiable or anonymous. We collect this data to:
- Offer personalized service
- Create a secure platform
- Improve performance
- Statistical analysis
How we secure your data
The security of your personal data is of utmost importance to us and we take all appropriate measures to protect it. There are requisite technical, administrative, and physical barriers in place to ensure your data is accessible only to authorized persons or systems. In case we discover a data breach, we immediately (within 72 hours) inform the local authorities and affected users.
How we use your personal data
We store and process the data we collect for our legitimate interests and service delivery fully under the ambit of law. We use your data:
- To provide and maintain our services.
- To improve our services and website experience.
- To communicate with you via email, notification, or any other contact information that you have provided.
- To provide any third-party requisite data that helps enable our services.
- For internal research and management.
- For fraud detection.
- To enforce our terms and conditions.
When we share your personal data
We do not share your personal data with any third-party whatsoever except in cases where:
How do we protect your information?
We have strict security procedures covering the storage of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access . This means that sometimes we may ask you for proof of identity or for other personal information before we can process your call or enquiry further
- Your explicit consent is obtained.
- Mandated by law.
- Third-party is a collaborator or a part (subsidiary, parent/sister company) of ChromeInfotech.
- To provide any third-party requisite data that helps enable our services.
What you can do
You have full control over what information we store and its subsequent usage. You can choose to:
- Unsubscribe from the mailing list and notification preferences to stop receiving such communication.
- You can choose to not share your information by not filling up the form and not using the chat support.
- You can at anytime change your consent earlier provided for any specific use of your data.