Privacy Policy

Copyright and other intellectual property rights

The ArisingKerala mobile application and website (“Service”) contain texts, images, logo, documents and videos owned by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, Kerala Government (“We, Our, Us”) or its affiliates and subject to the protection of the copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. The commercial use of the contents of the ArisingKerala website/application by any kind of reproduction, distribution and modification is prohibited. We point out that violation of our copyrights or other protective rights may result in civil and/or criminal law consequences.
Our Policy applies to all visitors, users,media users and others who access the Service ("User, Users, You,Your").

No guarantee of the contents

We assume no liability (neither express nor implied) for the correctness, completeness and actuality of the information and expressions published on the website.  We exclude all liability for losses or direct, indirect damages of any kind which could result from the use or access to our website or from links to websites of third parties. We expressly reserve the right to change, amend, or delete parts of the post/pages or the entire post/pages without prior notice, or to temporarily or permanently terminate the publication/posts.
Any details or contents related to a post added by Media Users in the application/website expresses no liability on us. We don’t check websites from third parties, which are referred to by link and assume no responsibility and liability for the correctness, completeness and legality of the content of such websites.

Dealings with Data

By using ArisingKerala Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including images, solutions and other materials ("User Content"), to the Service and to share user content publicly. This means that other users may search for, see, use, or share any of your user content that you make publicly available through the service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

While registering to ArisingKerala, username, password and e-mail address, phone number and user details like – name, gender provided are used by us for finding you in the system. ArisingKerala doesn’t store any detail related to a user’s age, if any inappropriate or irrelevant information related to an under 18 child found, please contact us – arisingkerala_vacb@gmail.com. The communication mediums used between you and ArisingKerala would be via email, application notifications and sms. When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access our service, we store detail about your device type i.e. Android or iOS for reporting and demographic patterns. All posts created by you would be available in the service for a period of 6 months from the published, after which it would be deleted from the service. ArisingKerala administrators have the rights to preserve it from deletion in any special circumstances. We and ArisingKerala have no liability of restoring a detail once deleted from the service.

We undertake to treat personal data strictly confidential and not to disclose it or make it available to other third parties. On the other hand, user published – posts, information, solutions posted etc., in the website/application are not considered as confidential or intellectual property of the user and would be free from us to be used. When you enter data about yourself, you allow us to store and use this information in accordance with the Indian Data Protection Act. This information is personally identifiable and will, of course, be used confidentially by us. A contradiction and thus the deletion of your personal data with us is possible at any time.

We store details related to your logging to our services, the log file information is automatically reported by the application or browser each time you make a request to access/visit the application or webpage, also when a content of the application or webpage is downloaded to your browser or device. During our service usage, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, time zone, pages you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on these pages and other statistics. This is also used to monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic and demographic patterns.
We may provide the information to other Indian/Kerala Government organisations/departments, officiated agencies and officials without any restrictions. All the data and content you add will be fully accessible to the ArisingKerala Administrators.

In an event of death of an ArisingKerala user, please do contact us – arisingkerala_vacb@gmail.com.

Dealing with legal requests and preventing harm

In response to a Legal Request (like a search warrant, a request from a Government official, court order or subpoena) and if we have good faith belief that law requires us to do so, we may access, preserve and share your information, the same follows for requests outside Indian jurisdiction. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity, to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

Safety and Security

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures by using the latest technologies to protect your information against loss or unlawful processing. We use safeguards to help keep the information collected through the service secure and take steps (such as to specify the OTP sent on your registered mobile number) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to ArisingKerala or guarantee that information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. We request you to do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique OTP detail and account information and for controlling access to emails between you and ArisingKerala, at all times. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.

Privacy Policy - Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyse the use of the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity for the website operators and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet. 
Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above. Keeping and saving websites are used exclusively within our group to optimize the websites. It is not foreseen to use these for the identification of persons, with the exception of the defence against attacks which constitute criminal offenses or which seek to prevent or impair the functioning of our website.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose set out above.

Governing Law

This Privacy Statement is governed by the laws of India and is to be interpreted in accordance with these laws. You agree to submit all disputes arising out of your use of this website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please email us at arisingkerala_vacb@gmail.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of ArisingKerala or the service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

This Privacy Policy would be effective from 27/12/2016.