Privacy Policy (K)

Privacy Policy

Kharalis Limited (“Kharalis”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Kharalis is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site. The scope of Kharalis’ commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Kharalis’ use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms and conditions for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

WHAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

Kharalis collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for kharalis.com newsletters and alerts, participate in our activities, sign up for events, send ‘Contact Us’ information request emails, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number. In addition, Kharalis collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Kharalis.

HOW MAY KHARALIS USE MY PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?

Kharalis uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfil your requests for information, publish your comments, process your requests to participate in events, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalise content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

HOW ARE COOKIES USED?

Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

 

The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

 

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

  • We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
  • We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.

WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR ON THIS WEBSITE?

Kharalis uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests that you make with us.

 

To administer our website and for research purposes, Kharalis has also contracted with third parties to track and analyse anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behaviour.

 

Kharalis has also contracted with a third party to send email to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our email communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Kharalis is used solely by or on behalf of Kharalis and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

More specifically, Kharalis places the following cookies:

 

CookieCookie PurposeNature of CookiesCookie TypeApproval Method
Web AnalyticsGoogle Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visitFirst PartyPermanentImplied Consent
Web AnalyticsGoogle Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visitFirst PartyPermanentImplied Consent

 

Definitions:

  • “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this website.
  • “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this website).
  • “Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device.
  • “Temporary” Cookie – The cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months).
  • “Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory.
  • Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this website after having had this privacy policy made available to you.
  • Explicit Consent – You specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you.
  • “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required.

We do not seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymise your personal information as soon as practicable.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, Kharalis may use third-party services to track and analyse non personally identifiable user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage and improve the performance of the applications.

 

Our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are tracked is governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.

NEWSLETTERS AND ALERTS

By registering for recurring newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Kharalis related to the subscribed newsletters and other news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalised user analysis or to enable third party agents to send emails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Kharalis or its agents.

 

We ask for your email address at registration. We will send emails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Kharalis. Your email address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send emails on our behalf.

 

The Site also includes a feature that enables Kharalis to send links to its content through email at our users’ request. The email address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

IS PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES?

Kharalis shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorised or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Kharalis) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Kharalis may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Kharalis to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Kharalis. Kharalis may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, Kharalis may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.

SURVEYS

If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

USER FORUMS

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Kharalis is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

Kharalis may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Kharalis of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Kharalis shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

HOW CAN I ACCESS, CHANGE AND/OR DELETE INFORMATION?

You may access, correct, update and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

SECURITY

Kharalis has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized Kharalis personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Kharalis, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.