PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY



Arima Research’s approach to Privacy

Arima Research LLP (“we”, “us”, “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how Arima Research collects, uses and shares information that identifies you or is associated with you (“Personal Information”).

Arima Research LLP is incorporated in Bengaluru, India and its registered office is at F121, Sai Poorna Paradise, Somasundarapallya, HSR II Stage, Bengaluru,India and its company number is AAC-4093

Personel Information we hold about you.

We collect the categories of information described below when you use the Arima Research website and campaigns to access the Arima Research Service (the “Service”).

1  Information you Provided

We collect information from you when you voluntarily submit information to us or the Service. This can include information you provide when you register to use the Service, complete a form or take part in a campaign.

  • Information we collect directly from you includes:

  • Account and profile information: such as name, email address, the country and city you are resident in, gender, date of birth, account password, user name, profile picture or loyalty schemes you have joined.

  • Comments and opinions you submit to us: such as submissions through the Service, telephone, electronic mail and regular mail or post comments, content or messages to us through a third party website where we have a profile or presence (such as Facebook and Twitter).

  • Friends you invite to the Service or share details of the Service with.

  • Searches you make on the Service to find merchants.

  • Preferences that you set on the Service, such as notifications you wish to receive.

2  Information you Provided

We collect data about how you use our, the time you access the Service and duration you for which you use it and selections or choices you make when using the Service.

3 Information about how you connect to the service.

We collect data about the computer or other electronic devices (“device”) you use to connect to the Service such as details about the type of device (which can include unique device identifying numbers), its operating system and applications connected to the Service through the device and your mobile network.

4  Information about your actual location.

Where you give us consent, we use information about your location, sometimes together with other Personal Information, to provide features of the Service that are relevant to you and your location. For example this can include allowing you to search for merchants that offer loyalty schemes through the Service in your local area.

You can set your preferences relating to our use of location data in your phone settings.

5  Information Provided by social networks you connect to the service.

If you connect to the Service via a social network such as Facebook or Twitter we will collect information from them in accordance with your privacy settings with them. This can include information such as your name, twitter handle, profile picture, network, gender, username, user ID, age range, language, country, lists of friends or followers and any other information you have agreed they can share.

6  Information Provided by other organisation.

Other organisations may provide information that we associate with you where they are lawfully permitted to share it, such as contact details, demographic data, or Internet navigation information.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

The information we collect may be used for a number of different purposes. We do not use all information for all purposes. The table below sets out the categories of information we collect and the specific purpose each category is used for.

Information
Purpose used for

You provide

Purposes 1 - 10

About how you use the Service

Purposes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

About how you connect to the Service

Purposes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

About your actual location

Purposes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Provided by social networks you connect to the Service

Purposes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Provided by other organisations

Purposes 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10



1 To manage your account, process transactions and provide the features of the Service

2 To validate and keep your Personal Information accurate

3  To present and tailor content in the most effective manner for you and your device

4 For troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, improving the Service and developing new products and features

5 To notify you about changes to the Service or address queries you have in relation to the Service

6 To predict information that may be of interest to you and send related messages to you in accordance with your marketing preferences

7 To deliver advertising and promotions on the Service and measure or understand the effectiveness of advertisement and promotions you and others see on the Service

8 To provide you with location based features and services (when you use such features and services)

9 To protect our rights or property or the rights property of others, detect and investigate illegal activities and breaches of any agreement we have with you

10 To provide data to merchants in order to allow them make the loyalty schemes available


YOUR MARKETING PREFERENCES
1 Email - From time to time we may contact you by email with information about our products and services or products and services offered by Merchants.

If you do not want us to contact you by email, you can change your email marketing preferences by changing your settings in the Service. You can also unsubscribe from our marketing emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails we send to you.

2 Push notifications – where you allow us to, we may send you notifications relating to the Service.

For example, we may send you a push notification every time a special offer is sent to you. You can change your push notification preferences at anytime in your device settings.

ADVERTISING ON THE SERVICE AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

We or our advertising partners (including merchants) may show advertisements to you on the Service.

To do this we or our advertising partners may collect information about how you use the Service. The information collected might also include a unique identifier of the device you connect to the Service.

COOKIES
1  What are cookies?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Other similar technologies can do the same function when using a mobile app. For example a devices unique identifier (for example a phone’s UDID) can be used to ensure that a mobile application is kept up to date and that you are automatically logged on to the Service when you load the mobile application on your device.In this policy all cookies and other unique identifiers are referred to as ‘cookies’ as they do similar jobs.

2 What are cookies used for?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our Service is being used, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see is more relevant to you and your interests.

3  How long will cookies stay on my Device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop using the relevant app or service.Persistent cookies stay on your device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org

Some third parties may use cookies to help gather information about your activity so that they can deliver advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. While we will make advertising minimally intrusive but you will have the choice to unsubscribe and you can opt-out of these. We make our best attempt to be aligned with the EU guidelines. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO MERCHANTS

As a result of the functionality of the Service some of the information generated through your use of the Service is shared with the merchants that provide the loyalty schemes.

We may share the following data with the merchants we partner with:

Your profile data including your name, date of birth and profile picture;

Any comments, ratings or reviews you make in respect of any merchant;

The number of visits you have made to that merchant and the amount of money you have spent in that merchant’s shop;

Your number of Facebook friends (or other social media followers).

Other than us, nobody (including merchants) will have access to your emails. Any communications from merchants in relation to or arising out of your use of the Service will come through us.


NFORMATION WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES
We may share your Personal Information with the following parties:

Companies in the same group of companies as us – our subsidiaries (i.e. any organisation we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e. any organisation that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will only use your Personal Information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Policy.

Service providers – third parties who provide a service to us. These third parties will only be allowed to use your Personal Information in accordance with our instructions and will be required to keep your information secure.

Law enforcement, regulators and other parties for legal reasons – third parties who we are under a legal obligation to disclose your Personal Information to or who we need to disclose your Personal Information to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights,property or safety of others, detect and investigate illegal activities and breaches of any agreement we have with you.

Buyers of our business – buyers of Arima Research and Arima Research LLP or any of its assets may have your Personal Information disclosed or transferred to them as part of the sale.

We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to a third party for marketing purposes without your consent. For further information on your marketing options see the “Your marketing preferences” section above.

INFORMATION THAT CANNOT IDENTIFY YOU

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to anyone else except as set out above. We may provide third parties with aggregate statistical information and analytics about users of the Service but we will make sure no one can be identified from this information before we disclose it.

STORING AND TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Timeframe – your Personal Information will be kept by us for as long as your account remains active. If you deactivate your account your Personal Information will be kept for a reasonable period of time after this so that we can complete any activities it is being used for or where we have a need to retain your Personal Information. Following this period we will either delete the information or change it to a form that does not identify you.

Cookies and local storage – we may store information (which may include Personal Information) locally on your device using cookies and other browser and application storage methods. For further information please see the cookies section of this Privacy Policy.

Transfers outside of the India – the Personal Information we collect may be transferred to and stored in countries outside of India for eg stored in US or Singapore. Some of these jurisdictions offer differing levels of protection in respect of personal information. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Much of the Personal Information we hold about you is either available directly from viewing your account. If you think thereis other information you would like to access, please contact us using the contact details set out in the “Contacting us” section below. Please provide as much information as you can about the information you are looking for and we will be happy to try and help you find it.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Service may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites of our merchants, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time and so you should review this policy periodically. When we change this Privacy Policy in a material way, we will update the “last modified” date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

NOTICE TO YOU

If we need to provide you with information about something, whether for legal, marketing or other business related purposes, we will select what we believe is the best way to get in contact with you. We will usually do this through email, or by placing a notice on the Service. The fact that we may send notices to you will not stop you from being able to opt out of certain types of contact as described in this Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US

uestions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcome and should be addressed to support@arimaresearch.com  or the contact us form in our webpage.