Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?
This privacy policy is for www.bangla.report and served by Bangal Media International Ltd. and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The website offers news reporting, photo galleries, videos, and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website
This website www.bangla.report and its owner [Bangal Media International Ltd.] take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all Bangladesh national laws and requirements for user privacy.

How do we protect your personal privacy?
BANGLA is committed to protecting the users’ personal privacy. We provide this notice to explain the type of information we collect on the website including SMS/Text Alerts and Mobile Web owned by the BANGLA (www.bangla.report) and how we use this information. Our Privacy Policy/Terms of Use are available for you to review on the home page of www.bangla.report.

As used in this Policy, the term BANGLA includes all of its subsidiaries and affiliates and successors as well as their officers, directors, shareholders, members, agents, servants, and employees, including the entity operating this web site including SMS/Text Alerts and Mobile Web (m.bangla.report). This Policy also governs your use of the Website and any content made available from or through any website owned and operated by BANGLA and any comments or content you may post on any BANGLA website.

By visiting our website or using the services offered on or through our website, you agree to the terms of this Policy, as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our website and services, our Policy may change so check back to this page from time to time. Our Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Web Site, such as by phone, by mail or through other offline and print media. This Policy does not apply to information collected about you by anyone except us and only applies to the Web Site to which this policy is linked.

Our website(s) are intended for users all over the world including Bangladesh. Our Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of Bangladesh.

What information does BANGLA collect?
BANGLA — through its website www.bangla.report — does not collect any personal information about you (such as, your name or email address) except when you specifically and knowingly provide that information. We do keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site. This data is used by us for internal administration, and to analyse the way in which people use our site, so that we can keep improving the services we offer. This data also provides us with anonymous and broad demographic information about those using our site.

Personally Identifying Information
To take advantage of certain optional features or functions of the BANGLA, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifying information. Personally identifying information is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your full name, address, or email address), and which we may refer to here as ‘PII’. For example, you may be asked to supply your name and email address if you complete the optional registration process for the BANGLA, if you participate in a sweepstakes or contest on the BANGLA, or if you purchase a classified ad using our online ad placement service. You can choose not to provide such information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in some features of the BANGLA. We do not automatically collect any PII from visitors to the BANGLA. After creating a profile on www.bangla.report, if you wish to change any of your profile information, you may do so by clicking the ‘My Profile’ link when you are logged in and then edit your contact information.

Privacy Policy for Children Under the Age of 13
We do not knowingly collect or solicit PII from or about children under the age of 13. By submitting any PII, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age. If we discover that we have received any information from or about a child under 13 in violation of this statement, we will delete that information. If you believe that we have collected PII from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at the address provided below.

Does BANGLA disclose information to anyone else?
We may share information about the use of our site (www.bangla.report) with advertisers, sponsors, content providers and other third parties. However, we only disclose aggregate, anonymous information about our users and will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third party without your express consent.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.

For example, we may disclose the total number of ‘hits’ the site receives, or how often the average user visits our site. Please be aware, however, that we will release any specific personal information we may hold about you if required by law.

Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer/device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer(s) hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer(s) hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html].

Other cookies may be stored to your computer(s) hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text /banner/image links to other websites.)

BANGLA cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. BANGLA (www.bangla.report) nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

BANGLA (www.bangla.report) may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://goo.gl/TrDSs4). 

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLS published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLS are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links