August 13, 2019

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Gannicus Oliver

Virtual Finance Times (herein referred to as “VFTimes.com,” “VFTimes,” “the website,” or “we”) is a dedicated news media providing updated information regarding digital finance and economy from around the world. At VFTimes, we value your concerns regarding the safety of your private and personal information. Hence we pledge to protect our users’ privacy at all costs

To achieve this goal, we have designed a transparent Privacy Policy that manages the collection and use of user information we collect. We disclose the Privacy Policy herewith and encourage the visitors to go through this Privacy Policy before continuing their stay on this website. This Policy serves a legal agreement between the user (or “you”), and VFTimes.

User Consent

Your visit to VFTimes or access to any of the sources or information provided herewith expresses your agreement and acceptance to the terms disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

VFTimes can, at any time, make changes/amendments/modifications, time to time, in one or more of the terms of this Privacy Policy, for which, we urge our users to keep visiting this Policy. Your continued use of this website shall be considered as your agreement to all the changes made in this Privacy Policy.

Along with this Privacy Policy, we also recommend our users to review the Terms and Conditions stated on this website for a better understanding of this website.

Collection Of User Information

At VFTimes, we collect the following types of user information. That’s referred to as cookies, too.

Non-Personal Data

At VFTimes, we store some of your non-personal information that includes your geographical location, web request, browser details, your browsing details and the pages you visit before and after visiting VFTimes.com, landing pages, pages you viewed, click times, and the time you spent on page visits. These details are collected for security purposes, and for review and tracking usage stats, affiliates, and third-party payment calculations.

We use cookies to gather the non-personal information of users while they visit our website. Cookies are stored on users’ device as they visit this website, and the only purpose of cookies is to let us give you the best possible user experience.

Personal Information

While visiting VFTimes, some of the Personal Data, including part of your sensitive information may also be collected. That includes your name, gender contact number, contact address, email address, and IP details. This information is collected when you register with the website or create an account as required to access certain services on this website.

For creating accounts, users are also provided with the option to use a third-party service or social media profile, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Using this feature will require you to integrate your account with the website during registration.

During this process, you will be explicitly informed about the data we may collect as a result of various activities we may perform with or related to your third-party account. Such type of details includes, but are not limited to, your personal details stored on your third-party account (usernames, email address, gender, profile pictures, date of birth) and any other information available on your profile.

Nonetheless, this collection of information through your third-party accounts also depends on your individual account settings and the policies of your third-party account service.

VFTimes considers any non-personal data relatable to your personal data as your personal information.

Purpose of Collecting User Information

Accessing all or part of our services may require you to provide some of your personal information. Not all information that we may ask is necessary to provide. Only the data (fields marked with an asterisk) is necessarily required.

While the provision of optional data is not mandatory to use our services or products, failure to submit the necessary details or provision of incorrect/false data may result in accessibility to the requested services. Users of VFTimes are not legally obliged to provide personal data. However, this may affect your use of our service.

The purpose of collecting users’ personal data is aimed at ensuring the suitable provision of our service, for marketing purposes regarding our services or products relevant to your interests, and for any other purposes as disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Moreover, it also helps us in providing you with the best technical support as and when required. Whereas, the non-personal information we collect is meant for research and statistical use that help us in improvising and customizing our services according to the users’ preferences, interests, use, and interaction with our website, and to ensure that you are provided with the most relevant information, services, and offers by VFTimes. Besides, the user information is collected via cookies in aggregation with third-party services.

Sharing Of User Data

At VFTimes, we may share some of the personal information we collect from our users to fulfill any of the purposes stated above. We may also share your personal and non-personal data with one or more of our trusted third-party collaborators, as deemed necessary for improving our services and operations, such as, in case of third-party advertisements where we think the advertisements may be of your interest.

These third-party services may, however, be located at any place having different privacy and protection laws as compared to the ones prevailing in your jurisdiction.

Your personal and non-personal data may be hence be shared,

  1. i) with any of the third party vendors providing facilitating our service or for improving our service. This includes sharing of analytics, data verifiers, and email service providers.
  2. ii) with any third parties associated with the site operations.

iii) with any third parties serving as auditors, contractors, or advisers linked with the review of our services

  1. iv) with any potential investors or buyers affiliated with our service.

Any processing or operations by our third-party affiliates will be governed according to the data processing agreement designed in the light of the prevailing law, protecting part or all of your data protection rights, or to obliging the third party services o respect and handle your personal data as directed according to the laws.

For third-parties lying outside EAA, the data we transfer is limited the regions approved by the European Commission for ensuring sufficient data security. The recipients or third parties are obliged to ensure the confidentiality of data, and to make sure that your personal information is used only when required for one or more of the purposed mentioned above, or as directed by VFTimes.

VFTimes may also share some or all of your personal and non-personal information if deemed necessary, such as

  1. i) compliance with the laws, regulations, requests, or subpoenas by legal authorities or court order.
  2. ii) detection, prevention, and identification of frauds, security risks, and violation of our policies.

iii) enforcement of this Privacy Policy or any other agreement or contract between VFTimes and you.

  1. iv) protection of rights and properties and the security of VFTimes, its affiliates, users, or the general public.

Promotion and Advertisements

VFTimes serves advertisements to the visitors of the site by making use of a third-party service. For this purpose, we may also use your information pertaining to your use of this site to show you the relevant advertisements. We may place third-party cookies on your browser to serve the purpose. Nonetheless, you may choose to opt out of any third-party advertisement networks.

Direct Marketing

VFTimes may share some of your personal information that includes your contact details with some brokers only after your consent for sharing the information. This includes your name, contact number, and email address.

The broker may occasionally use this information for serving you with promotional stuff with your prior permission for the use of your information for the said purpose at the time of registration, and if you have not unsubscribed later according to any provisions.

You may even discontinue or unsubscribe receiving these promotional letters or marketing emails by clicking on the given link for opting out and following the upcoming instructions. Clicking on subscription will make us remove your contact details from our regular mailing lists as well as all other lists to be shared with the broker in future. However, you may require unsubscribing discretely from the broker too.

User Rights and Custody

At any time, you can send a request to VFTimes to access, amend, modify, update, approve or object the use of your personal data. We make sure to respond promptly and process all requests proficiently and professionally in the light of the laws as applicable.

For European Users:

European users of VFTimes.com, enjoy some specific rights with regards to their personal information.

  1. Seek information about the processing of your personal data and to access it accordingly.
  2. Obtain a copy of your personal data you voluntarily shared with is in a structured and machine-readable format.
  3. Send request for correction or updating your details in our records.
  4. Send requests for deleting your personal data.
  5. Forward your concerns/objections regarding the handling of your personal details by VFTimes.
  6. Send requests to limit processing of your personal information.
  7. Forward your complaints

If you want to contact us owing to one or more of the above reasons, feel free to drop us an email at ……@vftimes.com

Your personal information remains preserved with us for the time as required for the provision of our services, and as needed to ensure compliance with legal obligations, enforcing our policies, and resolving disputes.

The duration of retention will be determined considering the type and purpose of collection of information, based further on the necessities pertinent to the situation, and the necessity to remove or destroy the vague or unused data at the earliest appropriate instant. Otherwise, the data related to your communications, personal information, and other details are kept with us as per the applicable laws.

User Privacy and Safety

At VFTimes, we give top priority to the privacy and security of our users. Hence, to build a trustable relationship with our users, we make sure to handle all your personal information with strict privacy and confidentiality.

We keep our servers secure by employing all industry-standard approved security measures to prevent accidental thefts, loss, damages, destruction, alterations, unauthorized access or disclosure of your data.

Nonetheless, we do not warrant the fool-proof security of your data that might be accessed, exposed, modified, disclosed, leaked, or destroyed under unforeseen circumstances. Thus, whatever information you share with us is bestowed on you at your own risk.

External Web Links

The Privacy Policy disclosed herewith is applicable solely to this website and the tools we integrate here or to any other third-party website. This Privacy Policy does not controls or manages any third party or external websites related to or linking back to VFTimes.com.

All such websites may be managed by their own privacy policies. We recommend our readers to go through their privacy policies prior using their services. These third-party websites may bear content or information or services contradicting with legal permissions or may appear inappropriate or offensive to some people. Readers should thus ensure going through their terms and conditions, warranties, and relevant policies before collaborating with them.

By continuing with those websites, you agree to hold the sole responsibility of all risks associated with your future interactions with third-party links, and that you do not deem VFTimes responsible or accountable for any of your actions or risks posed to you from third parties.

Assignment

VFTimes is authorized to transfer or assign your data sans, any notice or necessity of your consent, to any third-party services in accordance with the applicable laws, resulting from a modification, alteration, control, acquisition, merger, or reorganization.

You agree to not hold VFTimes accountable in any instances that result in sharing or transference of your personal information beyond our control, such as the events of insolvency, bankruptcy, or destitution.

Policy Modifications

VFTimes is authorized to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any instance with or without prior notice. As a user of VFTimes, and to stay updated about our policies, you are requested to keep a check on the “Last Modified” date appearing at the bottom of this page to know when the policy was last modified.

Any changes or modifications in the policies shall come into effect right after they become a part of this document and are published online. Your continued use of this service or provision of your personal or non-personal information expressed your agreement to all the modifications in this Privacy Policy.

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