Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy governs the use and collection of information from you through your use of www.gutshotmagazine.com (the “site”). By visiting the site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Our site will develop and evolve over time, and this Privacy Policy may change from time to time.

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. We are also committed to the following: (1) We will not pass on any individual user details unless we have your prior consent; and (2) if we don’t have your consent to pass on individual user details, we will only give advertisers aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns. However, if Gutshot changes hands, Gutshot reserves the right to transfer all information collected through this site to the new owner.

Personal information

GUTSHOT requests information from you in order to grant access to selected content. GUTSHOT may use this information to contact you directly regarding your relationship with the site. This information will not be used for promotional purposes save and except in order to promote the site by advertising the aggregate statistics of users. Further, if you choose to fill out any reader surveys, order items from the GUTSHOT Store or participate in a contest, information that you submit about yourself, including your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, may be shared with associated sponsors in aggregate form, or directly when noted.

We collect these kinds of aggregate user information for two main reasons:

  1. to help us continually improve the service we offer; and
  2. to sell sponsorships on the site to appropriate advertisers.

GUTSHOT discloses this information to advertisers. Note that advertisers do not have influence over the editorial content or reviews that appear on the site.

Information collected includes: the number of visitors to the site, the pages they visit and how long they stay. In addition, GUTSHOT collects information from visitors who click on advertisements so that we are able to measure interest in the various areas of our site and inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements. GUTSHOT also uses demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our site to be targeted, in the aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent.

Cookies and GUTSHOT

Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Gutshot Magazine’s sites at www.timeoutmumbai.net uses cookies to traffic to each site. We do not track nor store the paths of each individual user. We also use cookies to track your membership to the site. This ensures that you are a subscriber, and allows you to roam freely within our subscriber-based site without typing in a password to access each page. We do not track any of your activity as it relates to your individual movements throughout our site, only as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users to our site as a whole. Your movement is not tracked once you leave our site.

GUTSHOT e-mail policy

When you give us your e-mail address, you are also asked to let us know how we can use it: You can opt to allow us to e-mail you regarding your subscription, or to allow us to send you additional information via e-mail that we believe will be of interest to you. Such requests will be opt-in only, so that you do not inadvertently agree to receive mailings you do not want.

If you place an order in our online store, purchase a subscription to Gutshot Magazine, participate in an online survey, or submit a sweepstakes or contest entry, you may receive a one-time mailing to confirm your transaction or interaction with our site. Such mailings are one-time only. When you give us your e-mail address under these circumstances, you will also see a box that, when checked by you, will enable GUTSHOT to contact you via e-mail regarding special events, discounts and offers. If you don’t want your information to be used for any of these purposes, you should not check the box.

If we ever request that you volunteer additional information, such as financial data or age—in an online survey, for example—your response will always be voluntary. In addition, there will always be a box for you to check if you choose to enable us to disclose such information to a third party.

Online users may opt to receive a regular e-mail newsletter that contains information we believe to be of value to our users, specifically special discounts and offers selected by our marketing department. Visit www.timeoutmumbai.net weekend mailer to sign-up for the free list. Such mailings include an invisible image that allows GUTSHOT to determine if an e-mail was viewed, in that it calls our server and registers a count. This image is solely for the purpose of providing aggregate data to our advertisers. Individual actions are never tracked, and we do not record whether or not you as an individual read or opened any communication from GUTSHOT. We respect that your receiving the e-mails is a choice, and you may choose to remove your name from the list at any time by e-mailing gutshotindia@gmail.com with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject.

By registering for the Gutshot Magazine e-mail newsletter, you agree to receive details about special offers, information on your GUTSHOT subscription, editorial previews and discounts from commercial participants by e-mail on a regular basis. GUTSHOT is not responsible for the satisfaction of the special offers and discounts as announced in the e-mail newsletter. If for any reason you are not satisfied with an offer or discount, contact the commercial participant making the offer. By subscribing, you agree that GUTSHOT will not be liable to you for anything connected with your participation in the E-mail Newsletter Program. We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy.

Working from time to time with a specific sponsor (or sponsors), Gutshot Magazine may create stand-alone promotional websites for the purpose of collecting sweepstakes registrations. In these instances it will be communicated to registrants via opt-in that their contact information will be shared by the sponsor (or sponsors) and GUTSHOT for the purpose of sending confirmation and marketing e-mails. By opting into Gutshot Magazine’s promotional websites, you will also be opting-in to receive weekly e-Newsletters. Opt-in language may take the following form:

In order to be eligible to enter the sweepstakes, you must agree to receive confirmation and promotional e-mails from Gutshot Magazine and the sponsor(s).

Third-party disclosure of personal information

  1. Links to other sites: Our site contains links to other sites that are not under our control, even though some of them may feature the GUTSHOT logo through a marketing agreement with us. GUTSHOT cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of other companies or in what manner your information is used by such other companies. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site you visit on the internet. GUTSHOT may receive a commission from member transactions on these partner sites.
  2. On occasion, GUTSHOT sponsors special promotions, sweepstakes and contests that are hosted by partner websites, which may require that your browser accept cookies, or that you agree to receive information from affiliated sponsors. Such requirements are clearly noted.
  3. Required disclosures: GUTSHOT cooperates with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.

Security

GUTSHOT has invested, and will continue to invest, in the best-quality security available to guard access to information, data quality, and physical security of servers where information is stored. Our site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Despite these efforts, we can’t guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between you and the site and we shall not be held responsible for such unauthorized access or for any loss or liability that may arise to you due to such unauthorized access by a hacker.

Accessing your personal information

If you wish to review any personal information that GUTSHOT maintains about you, please e-mail your request to gutshotindia@gmail.com.

Unsubscribing to GUTSHOT e-mail

You can unsubscribe to any e-mail you receive from GUTSHOT. All our e-mails include instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Collection of personal data from children

Our site is not directed to users under the age of 13. GUTSHOT will not knowingly

  1. collect information from individuals under the age of 13 (“children”) or
  2. provide any personally identifying information collected from children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

No information collected through the site from users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside GUTSHOT. It is clarified that, despite our best efforts, information relating to children who use our site and provide false representations may be used by us unknowingly. Though we will try to minimize such a situation, however we shall not be held liable for acting on such misrepresentations after due prudence being exercised on our part.

GUTSHOT’s right to change the Privacy Policy and no impediment on transfer of assets

This policy is effective as of 1st January 2014. GUTSHOT may change this policy at any time. You should periodically revisit our Privacy Policy to be sure that you are familiar with our current policy. Your use of the site following any modifications to the Privacy Policy will be conclusively deemed acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy and any changes to the policy. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is meant to impede GUTSHOT’s right or ability to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of any of its assets.

Indemnity

Neither party will be liable for any indirect, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, sustained or incurred in connection with accessing the site and/or sharing information on portals of this site regardless of whether such damages were foreseeable.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the Indian Laws and the courts of Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction over matters arising out of this Privacy Policy.