Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Thank you for accessing the srijitbhowmick.com website. We (Srijit Bhowmick - or “us” or “our”) respect the privacy of our users (“user” or “you” or "your") and we want to protect your personal information. To learn more, please read this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.


This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and safeguard your personal information when you enter our website srijitbhowmick.com, including any other media form, media channel, website, application, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto. Finally, this Privacy Policy explains your options regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. By visiting the site directly or through another site, you accept the practices described in this Policy.
 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.
 

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.


This privacy policy applies to the Site. This privacy policy does not necessarily apply to any offline collection of your personal information by us and/or official business partners and/or third-party service providers. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any web site not operated by Srijit Bhowmick to which the site links or that links to the site


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SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?


When you purchase something from our store on or through our website, as part of the buying and selling process, we may collect the personal information you give us or them such as your email address and phone number, if not more. When you browse our website, we may receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. With your permission and/or interaction and/or business engagement and/or subscriptions, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. Read the details below, for more, on collection and use of your information.


A. COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
 

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

  • Personal Data: Personal Data is personally identifiable information (e.g., your name, shipping address, email address, telephone number, demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, etc) that you may voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site, or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as online chat and message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features or having the best user experience of the Site.

  • Derivative Data: Derivative Data is information our servers automatically may collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site. 

  • Financial Data: Financial Data is financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit/debit card number or other instruments of payments, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

  • Data From Social Networks: This data could possibly be user information from social networking sites, such as Apple’s Game Center, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks. 

  • Mobile Device Data: This data could possibly be device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

  • Third-Party Data: This data could be information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information.

  • Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys: Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.

B. USE OF INFORMATION

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:
 

  • Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.

  • Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.

  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.

  • Create and manage your account.

  • Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site to you.

  • Email you regarding your account or order.

  • Enable user-to-user communications.

  • Fulfil and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site.

  • Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site more personalized.

  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.

  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site

  • Notify you of updates to the Site.

  • Offer new products, services,  and/or recommendations to you.

  • Perform other business activities as needed.

  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.

  • Process payments and refunds.

  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site

  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.

  • Respond to product and customer service requests.

  • Send you a newsletter.

  • Solicit support for the Site


 

SECTION 2 - CONSENT
 

How do you get my consent?
By visiting srijitbhowmick.com, you're consenting to our privacy policy.

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction (e.g., verify your credit/debit card and/or other modes of monetary transactions, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, if applicable), we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.


If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no (e.g., for those who receive the e-newsletter i.e. subscribers to our mailing list, have the option to unsubscribe, any time, at the bottom of the newsletter).
 

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent (as mentioned above or below across this privacy policy) for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us through the contact page on our Site.


SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE


We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

  • By Law or to Protect Rights or if Terms of Service are violated
    If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  • Third-Party Service Providers
    We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including but may not be limited to payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

  • Marketing Communications 
    With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third-parties for marketing purposes, as and when permitted by law.

  • Third-Party Advertisers
    We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the site. These companies may use information about your visits to the site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

  • Affiliates 
    We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates may include our parent company and/or any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

  • Business Partners
    We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

  • Social Media Contacts 
    If you connect to the site through a social network (if applicable), your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.

  • Other Third Parties
    We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

  • Sale or Bankruptcy
    Although, not applicable as it is Srijit Bhowmick's original artistry copyrighted to him, for technical purposes, if we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

    We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.


SECTION 4 - Wix


Our website is proudly hosted on Wix.com. They provide us with the website-building tools/platform that allows us to showcase our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Wix’s data storage, databases and the general Wix application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.


SECTION 5 - PAYMENTS

We use a third-party payment gateway for processing payments. We/the payment gateway (or even Wix, if applicable - in case, it's a direct payment gateway) do not store your card data on their servers. The data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) when processing payment. Your purchase transaction data is only used as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is not saved. Our payment gateway adheres to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read terms and conditions of the third-party payment gateway (or whatever means of electronic transfer you're using), Wix and/or Srijit Bhowmick, by visiting the respective websites. 

SECTION 6 - TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. When you access the Site your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy posted on the Site, which is incorporated into this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy. 

Website Analytics

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors[, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor.
 

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.


SECTION 7 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES/WEBSITES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors as well as mailing list platforms, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions or mailing list subscriptions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.


In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act. In our case, our payment gateway is located in India. However, other third-party services may be located elsewhere.
 

Summary: The site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that may not be affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information as you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the site.
 

SECTION 8 - SECURITY


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices (HTTPS/SSL, PCI and more) to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. While we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee 100% complete security. No method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
 

SECTION 9 - COOKIES
 

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Cookies on srijitbhowmick.com do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of the coolest features on Srijit Bhowmick. Some of our business partners, like our subscription management providers and/or third-party service providers and/or business partners, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.


SECTION 10 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


SECTION 11 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Srijit Bhowmick may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Srijit Bhowmick website under this sub-page, Privacy Policy, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.


Summary: The Privacy Policy may change.
 

SECTION 12 - OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

Emails and Communications
 

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

  • Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Site/mailing list.

  • Hitting unsubscribe at the bottom of any email correspondence.

  • Contacting us using the contact information provided on our Site.


If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.


SECTION 13 - EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 2022.