Terms and Conditions

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Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions of Use") for the Vardan [www.vardan.in] Web site ("Vardan Site" or the "Site") carefully. By using this Site, you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this Site. Vardan ("Vardan") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions with or without notice any time. Your continued use or use of the Vardan Site will mean you accept those changes.

Amendments BCCL may amend this Agreement and/or Website/ Relationship Rules and Policies at any time by posting a revised version on the Website. The revised version will be effective at the time BCCL posts it on the Website. You are advised to regularly check for any amendments or updates to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and in Website/Relationship Rules and Policies. By impliedly or expressly accepting this Agreement, You also accept and agree to be bound by Website Rules and Policies as provided from time to time

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Right to Use this Site

This is an Indian Web site. Its content is intended for Indian residents only. Provided that you comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use, you have the right to use this Site to view various materials, including all information, documents, and other content on the Site (collectively, the "Material"). If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions of Use, your permission to use the material automatically terminates and you must destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the material.

Ownership of Materials and Copyright

The Material on the Site is owned by Vardan [wwww.vardan.in] /Bennett Coleman & Company Limited/BCCL and is subject to copyright protection. Vardan [wwww.vardan.in] /Bennett Coleman & Company Limited authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the Material on the Vardan Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © (Year) Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited. All rights reserved." Any other use of the Material is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of BCCL and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). The trademarks of BCCL and others used on the Site are the property of BCCL or their respective owners. You may not use any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of BCCL or the respective owner.

Refund and Cancellation policy

An appointment may be rescheduled or cancelled up to 48 working hours prior to scheduled date. If we do not receive your cancellation 48 hours prior, we will not be in a position to refund your donation.

Third-Party Web Sites Linked from Vardan's Site

Any Web sites linked from the Vardan Site are created by organizations outside Vardan/ BCCL. Those organizations are responsible for the information contained within their sites and any comments regarding these sites should be directed to that individual organization. BCCL does not approve or endorse the content on any third-party Web sites. These links are strictly provided as a convenience to you for additional information. Vardan/ BCCL is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party Web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

Privacy/Personal Information

BCCL /Vardan may collect certain personal information about you, including your name and e-mail address, in the course of your use of the Vardan Site and its relationship with you. This information will be processed for the purposes of providing information to you and otherwise as is appropriate in the context of your relationship with Vardan. You hereby expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information described in these Terms and Conditions of Use. You hereby expressly consent to Vardan's use of your personal information for the purpose of informing you of our services.

Disclaimer

This Site has been developed by BCCL for purpose of information about Vardan and booking an appointment online. This Site does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, you should contact your family doctor for consultation, diagnosis and treatment. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit a Hospital Emergency Department nearest to you.

Except as otherwise noted herein, the Material provided on this Site is provided "as is" without any warranties or representations of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Reliance on any information provided by Vardan appearing on or provided in relation to the Site is solely at your own risk. Vardan/ BCCL takes no responsibility for viruses that may damage your computer system or data resulting from your access to or use of the Site or the Material contained on the Site.

In no event will Vardan/ BCCL be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any third-party sites, or the materials, services, or products contained or provided through any or all such sites.

General Information

This Site is operated and controlled by BCCL from its offices in Delhi, India, but can be accessed from jurisdictions whose laws may differ from those of India. By accessing the Site you agree that the laws of India shall govern your use of this Site, the Terms and Conditions of Use and any dispute or claim based on your use of the Site or the Material. You agree that any action or proceeding related to your use of the Site shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Delhi, India. You agree that if you choose to access this Site from other locations you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision is deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. The failure of BCCL to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these Terms and Conditions of Use does not waive BCCL's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between Vardan/ BCCL and you with respect to the Site, its uses and services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of Use or the Vardan Site in general, please contact us at vardan@timesgroup.com
Vardan Address: http://www.vardan.in

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Vardan Email:vardan@timesgroup.com

Complete Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you ("the Client") have agreed to the Terms and Conditions ("Conditions") of use with Vardan /BCCL who provide their service ("the Service") on this website (http://www.vardan.in) please do not use this site if you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement. We may revise the Terms and Conditions in the future.

Consent Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

In case you book online with Vardan for participation in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program you are hereby providing your unqualified consent to participate in the said program (the "Cardiac Program")

You are hereby providing your consent voluntarily and you understand that you shall be free to withdraw your consent, if you so desire, both now and at any point in the Cardiac Program at your discretion subject to deduction of appropriate charges at the discretion of B CCL/Vardan.

You understand that there may be serious medical risks, foreseeable and unpredictable, associated with the Cardiac Program. You are aware of these risks and understand their magnitude, and the same shall be explained to you in detail by the Cardiac Program Physician and other experts when you reach the Cardiac Program venue. You agree that your participation in the Program is at your own risk and by your full consent.

You understand that in a few cases, the Cardiac Program may cause aggravation in your present condition and there may be related outcomes / complications. You hereby agree that neither Times Wellness / Vardan / Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited ("BCCL"), nor its/their employees, retainers, contractual staff, associates, affiliates or franchisees shall assume or have any responsibility or liability in any manner whatsoever for expenses or medical treatment or for compensation for any injury or condition You may suffer during or resulting from my participation in the Cardiac Program.

If You have any concerns relating to the Program, You shall communicate the same to the Cardiac Program Physician without any delay.

You hereby, voluntarily without any coercion for Yourself, your heirs, executors and administrators, waive, release, and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages that you may have or that may hereafter occur to you arising out of or in any way connected with your participation in the Cardiac Program chosen by you or any future Cardiac Program/ Program.

You acknowledge that you have read this consent terms in their entirety or and that you fully understand the Cardiac Program in which you will be engaged.

You accept the risks, rules and regulations set out herein. Knowing these, and having had an opportunity to ask questions and clarifications through the website email and contact numbers which have been answered to your satisfaction, you have consented to participate in the Cardiac Program on your own volition.

You accept that the information that is obtained during the Cardiac Program from me may be retained by Vardan /BCCL. You are hereby apprised that such information shall be treated as privileged and confidential, subject to confidentiality laws, and shall not be released or revealed to any person except your referring physician and person mentioned by you while actually filling the form at the time of physical participation without your consent. You agree that the said information may be used for statistical analysis or scientific purposes while upholding your right to privacy.

Consent Functional Manual Therapy

In case you book online with Vardan for participation in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program you are hereby providing your unqualified consent to participate in the said program (the "Functional Manual Therapy Program") or ("FMT Program")

You are hereby providing your consent voluntarily and you understand that you shall be free to withdraw your consent, if you so desire, both now and at any point in the FMT Program at your discretion subject to deduction of appropriate charges at the discretion of BCCL/ Vardan.

You understand that there are risks, foreseeable and unpredictable, associated with the FMT Program. You are aware of these risks and understand their magnitude, and the same shall be explained to you in detail by the FMT Program Physiotherapist / Pilates instructor and other experts when you reach the FMT Program venue. You agree that your participation in the FMT Program is at your own risk and by your full consent.

You fully understand that in a few cases, the therapy may cause some discomfort / aggravation of the existing condition(s). You hereby agree that neither Times Wellness/ Vardan / Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited ("BCCL"), nor its employees, retainers, contractual staff, associates, affiliates or franchisees shall assume or have any responsibility or liability in any manner whatsoever for expenses or medical treatment or for compensation for any injury or condition You may suffer during or resulting from my participation in the FMT Program.

You understand that the FMT Program may involve physical contact / may cause some discomfort. If you have any concerns relating to the same, you shall communicate them to Times Wellness/ Vardan well in advance.

You hereby, voluntarily without any coercion for Yourself, your heirs, executors and administrators, waive, release, and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages that you may have or that may hereafter occur to you arising out of or in any way connected with your participation in the FMT Program chosen by you or any future FMT Program/ Program.

You acknowledge that you have read this consent terms in their entirety or and that you fully understand the FMT Program in which you will be engaged.

You accept the risks, rules and regulations set out herein. Knowing these, and having had an opportunity to ask questions and clarifications through the website email and contact numbers which have been answered to your satisfaction, you have consented to participate in the FMT Program on your own volition.

You accept that the information that is obtained during the FMT Program from you may be retained by Vardan /BCCL. You are hereby apprised that such information shall be treated as privileged and confidential, subject to confidentiality laws, and shall not be released or revealed to any person except your referring physician and person mentioned by you while actually filling the form at the time of physical participation without your consent. You agree that the said information may be used for statistical analysis or scientific purposes while upholding your right to privacy.

Indemnity

By using the Service you agree to indemnify and keep BCCL/ Vardan , its officers, partners, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, indemnified and harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Website or the services or Content of the website in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions.

No Warranty

BCCL provides the Website and services without any Warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory and specifically disclaim any implied Warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. You expressly agree that your use of the Website or availing of services is at your risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall BCCL / Vardan or its affiliates and service providers be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising out of or in connection with the Website and services or this Agreement (however arising, including negligence).

BCCL's/ Vardan's liability in any circumstance is limited to the amount payable for the participation in the respective Program or charged for services by BCCL / Vardan make it makes no representations or Warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, and/or timeliness of any content, information, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided on or through the use of the Website or that of the services provided under the respective program chosen by you or the operation of the Website or that the Website will be error free and/or uninterrupted. Consequently, BCCL assumes no liability whatsoever for any monetary or other damage suffered by you on account of:

  1. The delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Website;
  2. Any interruption or errors in the operation of the Website or services to be provided though it. You expressly understand and agree that shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if BCCL has been advised of the possibility of such damages).
  3. The services provided by BCCL/ Vardan under the respective program to you

The foregoing will apply whether such claims, loss or damages arise in tort, contract, negligence, under statute or otherwise.

BCCL/ Vardan shall not be held responsible for non-availability of the website during periodic maintenance operations or any unplanned suspension of access to the website that may occur due to technical reasons or for any reason beyond BCCL/ Vardan control. The user understands and agrees that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the website is done entirely at their own discretion and risk and they will be solely responsible for any damage to their computer systems or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

General

None of the provisions of the Agreement shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and BCCL and you shall have no authority to bind BCCL in any manner whatsoever.

Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal to Attn: Legal Department, at registered office at Times House, 7 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi (India) 110002. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to us during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 7 days after the date of mailing.

If any clause of the User Agreement shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, such clause shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining clauses of this Agreement.

This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between You and BCCL with respect to the subject matter hereof.

In BCCL's sole discretion, BCCL may transfer its rights and obligations (also known as "assign") under this Agreement without your prior express consent.

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian Laws. Further, it is irrevocably and unconditionally agreed that the Courts of Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings in relation to any disputes in any way relating to or concerning the use of this website.

Prohibited Activities

You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Site, that -

  1. belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;
  2. is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;
  3. harm minors in any way;
  4. infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;
  5. violates any law for the time being in force;
  6. deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
  7. impersonate another person;
  8. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;
  9. threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account/block your access to the Site and we reserve the right to remove any non-compliant Content uploaded by you.

Notice of Copyright Infringement

BCCL is not liable for any infringement of copyright arising out of materials posted on or transmitted through the site, or items advertised on the site, by end users or any other third parties. In the event you have any grievance in relation to any Content uploaded on the Site, you may contact our Grievance Officer, at copyright.infringement@timesgroup.com; or write at the following address:

Mr. Gaurav Anand
VARDAN,
16A, Lajpat Nagar IV,
New Delhi 110 024,
India
Landline : 011 43580720-22
Email:Gaurav.anand@timesgroup.com

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

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  3. Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
  4. The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
 
 
 

PRIVACY POLICY

Vardan, a welfare initiative from the Times Group, brings a unique and effective treatment system that focuses on the optimum performance of the human body by enhancing total body mobility, Core First postural and movement strategies. Designed for the service of humanity and the stakeholders of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd i.e. employees, advertisers, readers, and other business associates, Vardan strives to promote health and healing in communities. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd ('we', 'us', 'our', 'BCCL ','Company') values the trust placed in us by data subject ('you', 'your', 'user', 'subscriber') and therefore, we follow the highest standards of privacy guidelines to protect the information shared by you with us. This Privacy Policy describes the usage of information provided or collected, disclosed or transferred of your information by Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as 'BCCL') and/ or its subsidiary (ies) and / or affiliate(s) (collectively referred to as the ' Company'), which operates various websites/ mobile applications & other services including but not limited to delivery of information and content via any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (collectively the 'Services'). We follow this privacy policy in accordance with applicable law in the places where we operate. In some cases, we may provide additional data privacy notices specific to certain services or regions. www.vardan.in is the registered domain and official website of Vardan, a BCCL Group Company.

Please keep in mind that when you provide information to us on a third-party site or platform (for example, via our website or applications like social media login (for e.g. facebook, google+ etc.) the information we collect is through those third-party sites linked with our websites and applications and is covered by this privacy policy, and the information the third-party site or platform collects is subject to the third-party site or platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our websites or applications. Please also keep in observance that our websites and applications may contain links to other sites not owned or controlled by us and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our websites or applications to read the privacy policies of other sites they may collect your personal information.

All capitalized terms that have not been specifically defined herein shall have the same meaning as provided under the Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction and together with the Terms of Use applicable to the BCCL services you are using.

USER CONSENT

By using website and its services (for example, when you visit our website and read news or browse through various other portions of our websites or register via social media or via the registration form), you agree to provide consent to our collection, use and sharing of your personal information as described in this policy. In some cases, particularly if you reside in a country governed by a data protection regulation, we may ask you to provide explicit consent to access our services before proceeding for further operations.

WHAT DATA IS COLLECTED

Collection and Use of Personal Information

‘Personal Information’ or ‘PII’ is defined as any information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) to a particular individual or natural person, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address, mobile number and any other identifier indicating to that particular person. When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, the resulting information also is treated as personal information. The Company respects the privacy of the users of the Services they use and is committed to reasonably protect it in all respects. The information about the user as collected by the Company are:

  1. Information supplied by users
  2. Information automatically tracked while navigation
  3. Inferred information through usage and log data
  4. Information collected from any other sources (like third party providers or social media platforms)
  1. Information collected at the time of registration

    When you register on the website or applications for the service, we ask that you provide basic personal information from you to continue to interact with you and to continue providing you the Services. Information that we collect incudes –

    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Age
    • Home Address
    • Email Address
    • PAN Number*
    • Family Details
    • Emergency contact Details
    • Employment Information

    *PAN number of user is collected in the event the cash payment is made above INR 49999

    Information you provide to us voluntarily:

    We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback to BCCL or you change your content or email preferences, respond to a survey, or communicate with us.

  2. Information automatically collected while Browsing/navigating through the website

    Cookies

    To improve the responsiveness of the “website” 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. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us via the website. The detailed cookie policy is located at www.vardan.in

  3. Inferred Information through usage and log data

    We may track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on using BCCL services. We use this information for conducting internal research on our users' demographics, devices, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve our users. We may also collect Your Information to track user behaviour and preferences for internal analytics and research. We may also use your information

    1. To evaluate your interest for various genres of content, services, offers;
    2. To perform analytics and conduct customer research, to determine your interest, for identifying content that generate sales and to analyse traffic patterns.

    If you choose to post messages on social media accounts, message boards, or other message areas or leave feedback, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.

    The above information may also be captured by keeping cookies on our websites by our affiliates for the purposes mentioned above

    If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on our services, we may collect and store such information.

  4. Information we collect from third parties

    Information obtained from other sources

    We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfil the Services or to communicate with you.

HOW COLLECTED DATA IS USED

Purpose and Lawfulness of processing

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful basis. Lawful basis on which we would process your personal information includes obtaining explicit consent from you or processing for "legitimate interests" where processing is necessary by us to provide you with services (For e.g. processing your information by our group companies/affiliates).

We use information to provide, analyse, administer, enhance and personalize our service and marketing efforts, to process your registration, to provide you services, and to communicate with you related to below mentioned points. For example, we use information to:

  • Communicate with you concerning our service (for example by email, push notifications), so that we can send you news about BCCL, details about new features and content available on the BCCL Services, promotional announcements, and surveys, and to assist you with operational requests such as password reset requests.
  • Notify you about changes in terms of service or privacy policy
  • Allow you to participate in interactive features offered through our Services
  • Sharing with our customer support team to resolve your queries/concerns related to your rights or services provided to you

Information use by the company

The Information supplied by you enables us to improve our services and provide you the most user-friendly experience(s). In some cases for e.g. provision of certain service(s) or utility (ies), we may require your contact information as well. All required information is service dependent and the Company may use the above said user Information to, maintain, protect, and improve the Services (including advertising) and for developing new services.

Any personally identifiable information provided by you will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and / or accessible in the public domain like any comments, messages, blogs, scribbles available on social platforms like Facebook, twitter etc. Any posted/uploaded/conveyed/communication by users on the public sections of the "application/websites" becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

In case you choose to decline to submit personally identifiable information on the application/websites, we may not be able to provide certain services on the application/websites to you. In any case, we will not be liable and or responsible for the denial of certain services to you for lack of you providing the necessary personal information.

When you register with our Services, we may contact you from time to time about updating your personal information to provide you features that we believe may benefit / interest you.

HOW COLLECTED DATA IS SHARED

Information sharing to third parties

The Company shares your information with any third parties without obtaining the prior consent of User in the following limited circumstances:

  1. 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 or for complying with the applicable laws and regulations.
  2. The Company 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.

USER CONTROL OVER COLLECTED DATA

We will take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you provide to us and any subsequent updates, 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 encourage you to review, update, and correct the personal information that we maintain about you, and you may request that we delete personal information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or are being processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirement. If you would like to review, change or delete personal information we have collected from you please contact the Vardan Grievance Officer.

We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests. 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.

Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your personal information may be limited, subject to the law of your jurisdiction:

  • If your requests are unreasonably excessive or repetitive,
  • Where the rights or safety of another person or persons would be jeopardized, or
  • If the information or material you request relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between you and us, or providing access to you would prejudice negotiations between us or an investigation of possible unlawful activity. Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your information is subject to our records retention policies and applicable law, including any statutory retention requirements.

SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS: HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

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 the Site is securely stored within the BCCL 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. If you know or have reason to believe that your BCCL account credentials have been lost, stolen, altered, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account, please contact us by contacting our customer support team.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY NOTICE

The internet is an ever evolving medium. We may alter our privacy policy from time to time to incorporate necessary changes in technology, applicable law or any other variant. In any case, we reserve the right to change (at any point of time) the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use. Any changes we make will be effective immediately on notice, which we may give by posting the new policy on the “Site”. Your use of the Site or services offered through the Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. We may also make reasonable efforts to inform you via electronic mail. In any case, you are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically on the “Site”) to ensure that you are aware of the latest version.

RETENTION PERIOD

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.

Support

If you require any information or clarification regarding the use of your personal information or this privacy policy or grievances with respect to use of your personal information, please contact vardan@timesgroup.com

Complaints

If you have any queries, complaints regarding the collecting, processing, transfer of personal data/information or regarding this policy please do contact our Data Protection Officer

Redressal Mechanism

Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to the processing of information provided by you 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 Gaurav Anand ("Grievance Redressal Officer")

Mr. Gaurav Anand
VARDAN,
16A, Lajpat Nagar IV,
New Delhi 110 024, India
Landline : 011 43580720-22
Email: Gaurav.anand@timesgroup.com

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

  1. Identification of the information provided by you;
  2. Clear statement as to whether the information is personal information or sensitive personal information;
  3. Your address, telephone number or e-mail address;
  4. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the information has been processed incorrectly or disclosed without authorization, as the case may be;
  5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate, and that the information being complained about belongs to you;
  6. You may also contact us in case you have any questions / suggestions about the Privacy Policy using the contact information mentioned above.

BCCL shall not be responsible for any communication, if addressed, to any non-designated person in this regard.

Cookie Policy

BCCL Group (“we”, “us”, “BCCL”) understands that your privacy is important to data subject (“you”, “your”, “user”, “subscriber”) and we are committed for being transparent about the technologies we use. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit BCCL website or application that posts a link to this Policy (collectively, “the Sites”). This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

What are cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our websites. This allows our websites to recognize your device from those of other users of the websites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.

How do our sites use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We use cookies to collect and store information when you access our website and use other BCCL services. We use cookies for various purposes such as:

  • To provide you BCCL Services
  • To provide non-personalized or personalized advertisements
  • To identify your location
  • To identify your browser and device.
  • For analytics and research,

Measure and analyze the audience for each page in order to subsequently improve the ergonomics, browsing, or visibility of content;

Measure the reliability of Website by analyzing the number of visits to its pages in real time, and offer varied ads that are adapted to users’ areas of interest;

Cookies may also be saved by social media tools if you use these functionalities (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).

Type of Cookies

“First party Cookies” these are the cookies that belong to us and which we place on your device or are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by BCCL Group).

“Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our site (For e.g. advertising agencies may place their cookies on our website which will collect tracking information and serve you with advertisements).

Domain Cookie Name Expiration Description
.vardan.in _fbp 3 months This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising
.vardan.in _gat_gtag_UA_115489843_1 1 day Identification code of website for tracking visits
.vardan.in _ga 730 days Enables us to know what pages, content and activity a user has done for site analytics and performance measurement. 
.vardan.in _gid 1 day  Identification of user returns within 24 hours of first view
www.vardan.in ci_session 0 days Associated with the CodeIgniter framework for building PHP based applications. Usually used to maintain a user state during a browser session for consistency of user experience
.facebook.com fr 3 months This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising

We use the following types of cookies:

Persistent Cookies. We use persistent cookies to improve your experience of using the sites. This includes recording your acceptance of our Cookie Policy to remove the cookie message which first appears when you visit the site.

Session Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will check if Cookies can be captured when you direct your browser to our Sites.

The data collected by the websites and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information will be kept in our database until we get explicit consent from you to remove all the stored cookies.

We categorize cookies as follows:

Strictly Necessary/Technical

These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged in/out to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.

Analytical/Performance

These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyse how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what content are most frequently visited, watch history and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies, Comscore cookies.

Functionality

These Cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies.

These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to deliver targeted advertising or limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns on BCCL Group and other websites. They remember that you have visited one of our websites and this information is shared with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies. These cookies may also be linked to site functionality provided by third-parties such as Google DFP and Affinity.

Do these cookies collect personal data/identify me?

Most types of these cookies track consumers via their Device ID or IP address therefore they may collect personal data.

Based on the type of cookies used by the relevant third-party, the information these cookies collect may include personal data but they would not be able to directly identify you as an individual or have any of your personal information such as Name, E-mail id or mobile number

Managing advertising cookies

Please note that if you want to opt out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use our Website. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as customised to you.

However if you still want to switch off third-party advertising cookies, you can turn do this by visiting the Internet Advertising Bureau’s consumer advice site, Youronlinechoices.com This will give you a list of all cookies that are currently set on your device and how to opt out of each of them.

For more information about and to opt out of interest based ads from many ad networks, go to:

European Union: www.youronlinechoices.eu

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies? If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section for cookie settings w.r.t your browser that may be Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.

Please note that if your browser setting is already setup to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Sites.

If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.

For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please seewww.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.

Last Reviewed on: 13th June, 2019