Last Updated: 24-05-2018

This Privacy Statement is designed to provide information about Xiaomi Times (“XiaomiTimes”, “we”, “our” or “us”) privacy and data collection practices. This privacy policy does not apply to sites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third-party websites.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Personal identification information

We may collect personally identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. We may store the IP addresses on our server. Users may visit our Site without sharing their name, email address, but the IP addresses are always collected and stored. We will collect personal identification information such as name, email address from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information except for the IP address. If users refuse to supply personal identification information, it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities such as newsletter signup which requires a valid email address.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. The non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to this site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider’s utilized and other similar information including IP address.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few members are allowed to access and is not stored on the server.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to identify and track visitors, their usage of Xiaomi Times website, and their website access preferences.

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.

The visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computer should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Xiaomi Times website, with the drawback that certain features of the site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website, and they may deploy cookies in order to deliver advertisements about goods and services which interests you.

We also use third-party services which may use cookies to deliver their service.

OneSignal push notification – know more about OneSignal’s Privacy Policy.

Solve Media Captcha – know more about Solve Media’s Privacy Policy.

Advertising

Ads appearing on Xiaomi Times may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile 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 covers the use of cookies by Xiaomi Times and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps

Some of the services on Xiaomi Times are served by Google. Google uses its technology to serve ads to users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. Xiaomi Times uses the following Google services:

  • Google AdSense
  • Google Analytics

Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you’re viewing on our site and your IP address.

Please visit Google’s privacy policy page to learn more about how it uses information from sites or apps that use their services.

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 tracking 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.

Sharing your personal information

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 behalfs, 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.

Where we send your data

As outlined above, Xiaomi Times may send the required data to the following third-party networks:

Google and their partners – Please refer to Google’s privacy policy.

Akismet – Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet an automated spam detection service. Visit Automattic’s privacy page to know more.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, 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.

How we protect your information

Xiaomi Times 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.

Trademarks

Xiaomi Times is not associated with Xiaomi, Google, Micromax, Samsung, Apple or any of the device manufacturers listed on this site.

Changes to this privacy policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Xiaomi Times may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Xiaomi Times’s sole discretion.  We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. 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.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and our practices, or you have reason to believe Xiaomi Times may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Statement, you can reach out to us via Contact Us page.