- social media or official Prothom Alo content on other websites;
- mobile and web applications (“Apps”)
Prothom Alo collects or receives information about its users for many purposes; for instance, to provide services designed to serve the user, to monitor and improve the services offerings, for marketing or targeting advertisements etc. Such information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, social network account etc. (“the Information”).
There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services provided by Prothom Alo. Visitors are requested to read these while registering or subscribing to these services on these sites. Prothom Alo respects the privacy of its visitors/readers and makes use of its best effort to ensure that the information collected is used for the limited purpose for which it was received.
There lies, in the name of Prothom Alo/প্রথম আলো’, multiple fake websites and facebook pages and unauthorized/ unwanted facebook groups in online. Prothom Alo shall hold no responsibility for any content generated, published or shared in those fake websites, unauthorized pages & groups in social media.
How Prothom Alo collects the information
Prothom Alo collects the information on a user upon the user’s access to the Prothom Alo website – (i) by registering to the site or Apps, (ii) subscribing to the newsletter, (iii) responding to a survey or participating in a competition, (iv) logging-in to a site or page, etc.
Disclosure of Information Collected
Prothom Alo does not sell, trade or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to any other parties except for those that assist Prothom Alo in operating its website, conducting the business and serving the users. It may share visitor’s/reader’s personal information internally to understand the user base, promote the number of users and increase user engagement.
In the event that Prothom Alo desires to use personal information in a different way than that described above it shall seek the consent of the individual. Prothom Alo may release personally identifiable information if it is required to comply with the laws of Bangladesh.
The advertisements included in the Prothom Alo website and Apps, are by third-party companies & ad networks through independent ad tags, which may collect information about users for which Prothom Alo shall bear no responsibility that may arise as a result of collecting and/or sharing the information with any other party.
Prothom Alo shall not accept any liability that may arise as a result of any content of any advertisement that may appear on the Prothom Alo website.
Third Party Advertisements and links
At the discretion of Prothom Alo, the website or application may display or allow advertisements of third party services or products. These third-party sites may have separate and independent privacy policies. Prothom Alo accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein..
Prothom Alo does not hold any responsibility for information leakage due to the visitor/reader accessing a separate link, application or website, whether through a link in the website or contents of Prothom Alo.
Prothom Alo does not collect any user data based on cookies, nor does it store any sort of user information that may be personal to the user.
If a third party associated with the Prothom Alo website collects user cookies upon your visit to the Prothom Alo website, Prothom Alo does not control the use of these cookies therefore you should check the relevant third-party website.
Demographic and purchase information
We may reference other sources of demographic and other information to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behavior on our website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings options provided by Google.
Communication by Prothom Alo
From time to time, Prothom Alo may contact its users via e-mail, phone or SMS for invitation for participation in campaigns/competitions organized by Prothom Alo, feedback, survey etc, based on the information it has received from the users.
Accessing the website from outside Bangladesh
If, at any time, the users prefer not to receive email containing marketing information from us, then the user can simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.
We shall hold your personal information as long as your account exists with Prothom Alo. We will delete your information as soon as reasonably possible, based on account activity and in accordance with applicable law(s), whenever you request us to do so. However, we may archive and/or retain some information for legal purposes.
Notwithstanding, Prothom Alo may retain data for a further period (5-7 years) as per its own internal data retention policy. Please note that there may be events when the erasing/deleting of information may take more time than usual, and Prothom Alo shall not hold any responsibility in such events.
You may access or modify your personal information by signing on to the website. We will not modify the information provided by you. However, you must update your personal information as soon as such changes are necessitated.
Prothom Alo strategies support the deletion of client data. However we prefer such requests to be in writing and made in cooperation with Prothom Alo Data Protection and Records management committee. This will ensure clarity of the request in the event it is not a temporary storage item like non-persistent web and social media cookies. You may initiate the request for data deletion by sending email to [email protected].
We retain your personal information as long as necessary for us to provide services to you or you ask us to not retain your data. If you no longer want us to use your information then you can request that we erase your personal information and close your Prothom Alo account as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law(s).
We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
Please note that if you have multiple accounts with us, then you will have to raise separate requests for each of the accounts, along with the associated email IDs or phone numbers.