PRIVACY POLICY - CLIQTAX.COM

The Privacy Policy of www.cliqtax.com (hereinafter referred to as “site ") detailed herein below governs the collection, possession, storage, handling and dealing of personal identifiable information/data and sensitive personal data (hereinafter collectively referred to as “information”) of the users of the site.

At CLIQTAX Technologies Private Limited, we respect your need for online privacy and protect any Personal Information that you may share with us, in an appropriate manner. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") applies to those who visit our website www.cliqtax.com owned and operated by CLIQTAX Technologies Private Limited, as well as users of our on-demand services delivered via our mobile site ("Services").

All the users must read and understand this Privacy Policy as it has been formulated to safeguard the user’s privacy. This Privacy Policy also outlines the ways the users can ensure protection of their personal identifiable information.

You must accept the contents of this Policy in order to use or continue using our site. This Privacy Policy detailed herein is also applicable to user of the site or mobile application through mobile or any other similar device.

As a condition to use of Services, you consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy Statement as it may be updated from time to time.

INFORMATION RECORDED AND USED
From May 25, 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective and we at Cliqtax.com are committed to protecting information that we collect in the best possible manner. In order to comply with the GDPR we have planned for some changes that include:

  • Opt - in: Where we control the information, we will ensure that your consent is taken before the information is collected. You will also be able to review our updated privacy policy
  • Updating our legal agreements to ensure they are GDPR compliant
  • Updating our systems and processes to meet the requirements of GDPR


Cliqtax.com may, if you so choose, send direct mailers to you at the address given by you. You have the option to ‘opt-out’ of this direct mailer by way of links provided at the bottom of each mailer. We respect your privacy and, in the event, that you choose to not receive such mailers, we will take all steps to remove you from the list.

We transfer information about you if Cliqtax.com is acquired by or merged with another company.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

INFORMATION SHARING ON CAMPAIGNS
User data collected by Cliqtax.com on a microsite as part of a campaign and consented to be shared by the user, shall be shared with the sponsor of the microsite.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We confirm that we collect that information from you which is required to extend the services available on the site.

At the time of signing up and registration with the site, we collect user information including name, company name, email address, phone/mobile number, postal address and other business information which may also include business statutory details and tax registration numbers.

In this regard, we may also record conversations and archive correspondence between users and the representatives of the site (including the additional information, if any) in relation to the services for quality control or training purposes.

In relation to our paid services, we may collect personal information of a more sensitive nature which includes bank account numbers and related details to facilitate the sale or purchase of the services available on the site.

We also gather and stores the user’s usage statistics such as IP addresses, pages viewed, user behaviour pattern, number of sessions and unique visitors, browsing activities, browser software operating system etc. for analysis, which helps us to provide improved experience and value-added services to you.

Once a user registers, the user is no longer anonymous to us and thus all the information provided by you shall be stored, possessed in order to provide you with the requested services and as may be required for compliance with statutory requirements.

User’s registration with us and providing information is intended for facilitating the users in its business.

We retain user provided Information for as long as the Information is required for the purpose of providing services to you or where the same is required for any purpose for which the Information can be lawfully processed or retained as required under any statutory enactments or applicable laws.

User may update, correct, or confirm provided information by logging on to their accounts on the site or by sending a request to editor@cliqtax.com. The requested changes may take reasonable time due to verification process and server cache policies. In case you would like to receive a copy of our information held by us for porting to another service, please contact us with your request at the email address above.

Users may also choose to delete or deactivate their accounts on the site. We will evaluate such requests on a case-to-case basis and take the requisite action as per applicable law. In this regard, please note that information sought to be deleted may remain with us in archival records for the purpose of compliance of statutory enactments, or for any other lawful purpose. Therefore, users are requested to carefully evaluate what types of information they would like to provide to us at the time of registration.

PERSONAL INFORMATION & IT’S DISCLOSURE
We use Our best efforts to use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified) for the following purposes:

  • For the verification of your identity, eligibility, registration and to provide customized services.
  • For facilitating the services offered/available on the site.
  • For advertising, marketing, displaying & publication.
  • For enabling communication with the users of the site, so that the users may fetch maximum business opportunities
  • For generating business enquires and trade leads.
  • For sending communications, notifications, newsletters and customized mailers etc.
  • To build up marketing profiles;
  • To aid strategic development, data collection and business analytics;
  • To manage our relationship with advertisers and partners;
  • To audit usage of the App; and
  • To enhance user experience in relation to the App (“collectively, “Permitted Use”).

During the Registration Process for creating a user account, we request for your name and email address or phone number. You may also be asked to choose a username and a password, which will be used solely for the purpose of providing access to your user account. Your name, email address and phone number will be used to inform you regarding new services, releases, upcoming events and changes in this Privacy Policy Statement.

Cliqtax.com will have access to third party personal information provided by you as part of using Services such as contacts in your phonebook. This information may include third party names, email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses and will be used for servicing your requirements as expressed by you to Cliqtax.com and solely as part and parcel of your use of Services. We do not share this third-party personal information with anyone for promotional purposes, nor do we utilize it for any purposes not expressly consented to by you.

We post user testimonials on our website. These testimonials may include names and other Personal Information and we acquire permission from our users prior to posting these on our website. Cliqtax.com is not responsible for the Personal Information users elect to post within their testimonials.

Information we may collect from you may be disclosed and transferred to external service providers who we rely on to provide services to us or to you directly. For instance, information may be shared with

  • Affiliated companies for better efficiency, more relevancy, innovative business matchmaking and better personalised services.
  • Government or regulatory or law enforcement agencies, as mandated under statutory enactment, for verification of identity or for prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, prosecution and punishment of offences.
  • Service provider including but not limited to payment, customer and cloud computing service provider (“Third Party”) engaged for facilitating service requirements of user.
  • Business partners for sending their business offers to the users, which are owned and offered by them solely without involvement of the site.
    Links to the websites of any of the above may be available on the site as a convenience to user(s) and the site does not have any control over such websites. The usage of such websites by the user will be governed by their respective Privacy Policies and the present Privacy Policy will not apply to usage of such websites. The users of such websites are cautioned to read the privacy policies of such websites.
    Please get in touch with us at the above email address in case you would like to object to any purpose of data processing. However, please note that if you object or withdraw consent to process data as above, we may discontinue providing you with services through our site.

    In relation to such disclosures, receiving parties have consented and confirmed that:
    a. There shall be limited disclosure of any Information to its Directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives who have a need to know such Information in connection with the business transaction and are only permitted to use your Information in connection with the said purpose,
    b. They shall keep the Information confidential and secure by using a reasonable degree of care, and
    c. They shall not disclose any Information received by them further and must abide by the Privacy Policy of the site.

Please keep in mind that whenever a user post personal & business information online, the same becomes accessible to the public and the users may receive messages/emails from visitors of the site.

We do not disclose Your Personal Information to any third parties other than to Cliqtax.com affiliates or other trusted business or persons, based on strict adherence and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or if we believe that it is necessary to do so to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of Cliqtax.com, the website, or Our Users.

Please get in touch with us at the above email address in case you would like to object to any purpose of data processing. However, please note that if you object or withdraw consent to process data as above, we may discontinue providing you with services through our site.

USAGE DETAILS
Your usage details such as time, frequency, duration and pattern of use, features used and the amount of storage used will be recorded by us in order to enhance your experience of the Services and to help us provide you the best possible service.

CONTENTS OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT
We store and maintain fil and other data stored in your user account at Indian server only. In order to prevent loss of data due to errors or system failures, we also keep backup copies of data including the contents of your user account. Hence your files and data may remain on our servers even after deletion or termination of your user account. We may retain and use your Personal Information and data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our rights. We assure you that the contents of your user account will not be disclosed to anyone and will not be accessible even to employees of Cliqtax.com except in circumstances specifically mentioned in this Privacy Policy Statement and Terms of Services. We also do not scan the contents of your user account for serving targeted advertisements.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
In case of services requiring payment, we request credit card or other payment account information, which will be used solely for processing payments. Your financial information will not be stored by us except for the name and address of the card holder, the expiry date and the last four digits of the Credit Card number. Subject to your prior consent and where necessary for processing future payments, your financial information will be stored in encrypted form on secure servers of our reputed Payment Gateway Service Provider who is beholden to treating your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy Statement.

VISITOR DETAILS
We use the Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, errors generated, time zone, operating system and other visitor details collected in our log files to analyse the trends, administer the website, track visitor's movements and to improve our website. We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

ANALYTICS
Cliqtax.com uses third party softwares for analytics. All metrics information collected from your usage of the Service shall be transmitted to analytics provider. This information is then used to evaluate how users use Service, and to compile statistical reports on activity for us
We further use the same statistical analytics tool to track or to collect your Personally Information. We will use this information in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Service and to personalize the experience for you. Anonymized and aggregated information and analysis may be made public where desired by Cliqtax.com.

CHILDREN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION
Cliqtax.com does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through our website or Service. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce this policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through our Service or website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to Cliqtax.com, please contact us.

BEHAVIOURAL TARGETING/ RE-TARGETING
We partner with third parties to manage our advertisements on other sites. Our third-party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
Some pages of our website contain external links . You are advised to verify the privacy practices of such other websites. We are not responsible for the manner of use or misuse of information made available by you at such other websites. We encourage you not to provide Personal Information, without assuring yourselves of the Privacy Policy Statement of other websites.

WITH WHOM WE SHARE INFORMATION
We may need to share your Personal Information and your data to our affiliates, resellers, service providers and business partners solely for the purpose of providing our services to you. The purposes for which we may disclose your Personal Information or data to our service providers may include, but are not limited to, data storage, database management, web analytics and payment processing. These service providers are authorized to use your Personal Information or data only as necessary to provide these services to us. In such cases Cliqtax.com does not ensure that such affiliates, resellers, service providers and business partners comply with this Privacy Policy Statement and adopt appropriate confidentiality and security measures. We will obtain your prior specific consent before we share your Personal Information or data to any person outside Cliqtax.com for any purpose that is not directly connected with providing our services to you. We will share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy Statement. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and advertisers.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE
Please be aware that laws in various jurisdictions in which we operate may obligate us to disclose user information and the contents of your user account to the local law enforcement authorities under a legal process or an enforceable government request. In addition, we may also disclose Personal Information and contents of your user account to law enforcement authorities if such disclosure is determined to be necessary by Cliqtax.com in our sole and absolute discretion for protecting the safety of our users, employees, or the general public. If Cliqtax.com is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its business or assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

HOW SECURE IS YOUR INFORMATION
We adopt industry appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your Personal Information, username, password, transaction information and data stored in your user account. Access to your name and email address is restricted to our employees who need to know such information in connection with providing Services to you and are bound by confidentiality obligations.

YOUR CHOICE IN INFORMATION USE
In the event we decide to use your Personal Information for any purpose other than as stated in this Privacy Policy Statement, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of your Personal Information for those other purposes. From time to time, we may send emails to you regarding new services, releases and upcoming events. You may opt out of receiving newsletters and other secondary messages from Cliqtax.com by selecting the 'unsubscribe' function present in every email we send . However, you will continue to receive essential transactional emails.

ACCESSING, UPDATING AND REMOVING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. Users who wish to correct, update or remove any Personal Information including those from a public forum, directory or testimonial on our site may do so either by accessing their user account.

THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING
Cliqtax.com may allow third-party advertising serving companies, including ad networks (“Advertisers”), to display advertisements or provide other advertising services on Cliqtax.com. These third party Advertisers may use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record demographic and other Information about you, including your activities on or off Cliqtax.com. These techniques may be used directly on Cliqtax.com. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.
Advertisers may use the information collected to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests or background and/or associate such information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on other websites. Advertisers may also share this information with their clients or other third parties.
Cliqtax.com has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the Advertisers that provide advertising and related services on Cliqtax.com. This Privacy Policy does not cover any collection, use or disclosure of Information by Advertisers who provide advertising and related services on Cliqtax.com. These Advertisers’ information gathering practices, including their policies regarding the use of cookies and other tracking technologies, are governed entirely by their own privacy policies, not this one.

INVESTIGATION OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
We may need to provide access to your Personal Information and the contents of your user account to our employees and service providers for the purpose of investigating any suspected illegal activity or potential violation of the terms and conditions for use of Services. However, Cliqtax.com will ensure that such access is in compliance with this Privacy Policy Statement and subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

REASONABLE PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
We employ commercially reasonable and industry-standard security measures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure proper use of information we receive.
These security measures are both electronic as well as physical but at the same time no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
We strive to protect the User Information, although we cannot ensure the security of Information furnished/transmitted by the users to us.
We recommend you not to disclose password of your email address, online bank transaction and other important credentials to our employees / agents / affiliates/ personnel, as we do not ask for the same.
We recommend that registered users not to share their site’s account password and also to sign out of their account when they have completed their work. This is to ensure that others cannot access Information of the users and correspondence, if the user shares the computer with someone else or is using a computer in a public place
We recommend you not to disclose password of your email address, online bank transaction and other important credentials to our employees / agents / affiliates/ personnel, as we do not ask for the same

ENFORCEMENT OF PRIVACY POLICY
We make every effort to ensure that Personal Information provided by you is used in conformity with this Privacy Policy Statement. If you have any concerns regarding our adherence to this Privacy Policy Statement or the manner in which Personal Information is used for the purpose of providing Services, kindly contact us at editor@cliqtax.com. We will contact you to address your concerns and we will also cooperate with regulatory authorities in this regard if needed.

DATA TRANSFERS
User Information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, any of our affiliates, partners or service providers which may be inside or outside the country you reside in. By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfers.
Your Personal Information may be transferred to countries that do not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer or disclose your Personal Information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy. relevant, we will ensure appropriate contractual safeguards to ensure that your information is processed with the highest standards of transparency and fairness.

EXTERNAL WIDGETS
We provide the users third party widgets such as Facebook and Twitter buttons on the website that allow users to share articles and other information on different platforms. These widgets may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the widgets to function properly. These widgets do not collect or store any Personal Information from users on the website and simply act as a bridge for your convenience in sharing information. Your interactions with these widgets are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

RESTRICTION OF LIABILITY
Cliqtax.com makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents available through the website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents available through the website.
No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents available through the website or its links to other internet resources as may be available to Your through the website.
Reference in the website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Cliqtax.com.

COOKIE POLICY FOR CLIQTAX.COM
Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How we use cookies
We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).
Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered WordPress.com user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.
For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

Where we place cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:

  • On our website Cliqtax.com
  • In the administrative dashboards of our websites, such as CLIQTAX.COM/Cliqtax Blogs/Cliqtax Job Portal/Cliqtax Partner or User Portal/Dashboards including CLIQTAX Domain &/or Sub-domains, etc.
  • In the emails we send.

Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

Category of cookies Why we use these
cookies
Strictly Necessary These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.
Functionality These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
Security We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and Performance Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
Advertising These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or our visit website(s), as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of listings served on our websites. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular listed vendor have been displayed, and the number of clicks the listed vendor have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on vendors you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by Automatic and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.

Controlling Cookies
Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking.
For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, or from Hotjar by using the Do Not Track header.

Our Internal Analytics Tool
In order to better understand how our services are used, we monitor certain user activities that take place within our products, including page views and clicks on any links used when managing a site via our dashboards.
We call each one of these actions an “event.” Analytics events are attached to your account and are handled via a first party system that Automattic owns and maintains. In general, we record the following data for each event: IP address, user ID and username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (for sites not hosted on WordPress.com), user agent, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code.
You may opt out of our analytics program through your user settings. By doing so, you won’t share information with our analytics tool about events or actions that happen after the opt-out, while logged in to your account. Note that opting out does not disable the functionality of the actions we track – for example, if you publish a post, we will still have record of that (don’t worry!), but for an event or action after you opt out, we will not have other data associated with that action or event in the analytics tool.

Consent and Choices for Advertisements on Our Users’ Sites Through Our Ads Program
You may see a “cookie banner” on our users’ websites, particularly if you are in the European Union. If so, then our ad program does not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set third party advertising cookies on our network in order to show you personalized ads. We’ll display the banner to you periodically, just in case you change your mind.

QUERY
Please contact us regarding any questions, clarifications, or grievances. Please email us at editor@cliqtax.com

UPDATES AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy so please review it frequently. If We do, then We will post these changes on this page. In all cases, use of information We collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email Us or to correspond at editor@cliqtax.com and We will surely try our level best to address Your concerns.
If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please report this by mailing us at editor@cliqtax.com or contacting our designated officer at:

Clqitax Technologies Private Limited
Attn: Copyright Officer
The i-Thum,Tower -B,Office No. 1028,
10th Floor, Plot No. A-40, Block -A,
Sector-62, Noida Gautam Buddha Nagar UP 201309 IN
Email: editor@cliqtax.com
(for content on Cliqtax)