Privacy Policy

Updated: 23 June 2019

We respect privacy and your rights to control your personal data. Our principle guidelines are simple. We will be clear about the data we collect and why. We may also change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy and the Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) relates to the website www.thecustomdroid.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”), the owner of the Site, (“We“, “Us“, “Our“, “Ourselves” and/or “TheCustomDroid”) and any related software applications (‘Apps’), where Personal Data is processed by the same (via the Site, any of Our Apps or otherwise) relating to You. In this Privacy Policy, “You” and “Your” and “User” refer to an identified or identifiable natural person being the User of the Site and/or any of Our provided services. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, our collection practices the processing of user information, or if you would like to report a security violation to us directly, please contact us by sending an email to the provided email address (Mentioned at the end of this page).

1. Who we are

Our website address is https://www.thecustomdroid.com, which is owned and managed by Mr. Dhananjay Bhardwaj.

We collect information about you when you use our website, post comments or if you register to receive one of our weekly newsletters.

3. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

General Data

The use of our services will automatically create information that will be collected. For example, when you use our Services, how you use the Services, information about the type of device you use, your Open Device Identification Number, date/time stamps for your visit, your unique device identifier, your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and domain name are all collected. This information is used on our Site for the following purposes:

  • Operate, maintain, and improve our site and services;
  • Respond to comments and questions posted by you;
  • Send information including confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners;
  • Develop, improve, and deliver marketing and advertising for the Services;
  • Provide and deliver products and services you request;
  • Identify you as a user in our system;
  • Facilitate the creation of and secure your Account on our network.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to maintain and improve the performance of the Services.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information (text files) that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. Our Site uses cookies to make Your user experience more efficient. All of the recorded data like IP addresses and other information are not linked to any information that could personally identify a unique person.

The law states that we can store these cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. We also use third-party advertising companies (Google Adsense) to serve ads when you visit our Site, and they may deploy cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

For more information on how to set your browser cookie restrictions, please refer to your browsers help function. Please be aware that restricting cookies could seriously restrict the functionality of our Site.

Analytics

We use analytics services (Google Analytics) to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site and we use the information to improve our Site and Services. The data we collect will be processed anonymously and “Data sharing” is disabled.

Google Analytics’ ability to use and share information collected by them is restricted by their terms of use and privacy policy, which you should refer to for more information about how these entities use this information. In order to be compliant with the new regulation, Google included a data processing amendment. You can also visit Google Analytics’ Help Page to learn how it uses your data and commits to protecting it.

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by the cookie and your use of our website, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in. Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether cookies are set and to delete them. Visit your browser or device “Settings” or “Help” menus for more details.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (such as the user’s name and email address), this information is recorded by us. Users can easily contact us if they want to remove/erase/correct/view this information (Please refer to the “What rights you have over your data” section below). Should you (the User) not want to save cookies on the browser, then please do not select the “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment” option while commenting.

Our automated spam detection service (Akismet) also records information includes the commenter’s (User’s) IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this Site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please visit their websites to learn more about how they collect your data.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site are delivered to the Users by our advertising partner – Google Adsense, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Alternatively, you can also opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info or www.networkadvertising.org/choices. We are in compliant with GDPR Privacy Policy rules updated by Google and their products here.

Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising, but rather that it will not be tailored to you. Because some cookies are a part of the functionality of the website, disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the website.

4. Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes such as personalized ads, comments, newsletters, and others are outlined above.

We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

5. Where we send your data

As outlined above, TheCustomDroid.com may send the required data to the following third-party networks:

  • Google and their partners (Including Google Adsense and Google Analytics) – Please refer to Google’s privacy policy.
  • Akismet Anti-Spam – If you leave a comment on the site, Akismet may collect the required information for automated spam detection. Please visit their privacy policy to know more.
  • Cloudways – Cloudways is a cloud application deployment, management, and infrastructure management provider. Cloudways is providing us with managed DigitalOcean services. Visit Cloudways Privacy Policy page to know more.
  • DigitalOcean – We are using the DigitalOcean cloud services to store our content and data. Visit their Privacy Policy page to know how they protect our content and data stored on their servers.

6. How long we retain your data

TheCustomDroid.com strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Information collected using Google Analytics is retained for a period of 14 months. After the end of the retention period, the data is deleted automatically.

7. How we protect your data

We strictly protect the security of your personal information and honor your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

  • We keep our software up to date and take a regular audit to improve security.
  • We use 2048 bit SSL certificate with modern TLS for the encryption.
  • We use the highly strong password and Two Factor Authentication everywhere.
  • We are also using security measures provided by CloudFlare to protect the Site.

8. What data breach procedures we have in place?

  • We will notify you via email within 1 business day
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 1 business day
  • We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

9. Your choices

We believe you should have choices about the collection, use, and sharing of your information. Although you cannot opt-out of all data collection when you visit our Site, you can limit the collection, use, and sharing of your personally identifiable information. For information regarding your choices related to interest-based advertising, please refer to “Advertising” subsection under  “What personal data we collect and why we collect it” section above.

  • All personally identifiable information is provided on a voluntary basis. If you do not want TheCustomDroid.com to collect such information, you should not submit it to the Site. However, doing so will restrict your ability to access some content and use some of the functionality of the sites.
  • You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail marketing messages and newsletters from TheCustomDroid.com by following the instructions contained within the emails and newsletters, or by e-mailing or writing us at the addresses below.

10. What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site and/or signed up to newsletters, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

In brief, You (the User)  have the following rights over the personal data you share and/or have shared with us:

  • Access Your personal data;
  • Correct errors in Your personal data;
  • Erase Your personal data;
  • Object to processing of Your personal data;
  • Export Your personal data.

If you wish to make use of any of the rights stated above, you can simply contact us by sending an email to the address mentioned at the end of this page. We adhere to comply with your rights completely.

11. California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

On our Privacy Policy Page

  • You can change your personal information:
    • By sending us an email at the given email address below.

12. COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We adhere to the following COPPA tenants:

Parents can review, delete, manage or refuse with whom their child’s information is shared by contacting us directly.

13. Your Consent

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

14. Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and our practices, or you have reason to believe TheCustomDroid.com may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Policy, you can email us on the given email address or write to us at the physical address provided below.

Physical Address:

Dhananjay Bhardwaj
8/24A, 1st Floor
Double Storey, Vijay Nagar
Delhi, India
Pincode – 110009

Email: [email protected]