1. Your Privacy and Data Protection
The Mahabharat is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Mahabharat may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 11th of February 2019.
2. Relevant Legislation
This website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
3. Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1. Site Visit Tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you, but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor (see section 6.0 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They are often used as a mechanism for websites to remember things that a website browser has done there in the past, for example, clicking on particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.
In general, we use the following types of cookie:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use the shopping cart feature when buying match tickets etc.
Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality Cookies: These are used to improve the functional performance of the website and make it easier for you to use. For example, they are used to remember that you have previously visited the website and asked to remain logged in to the website.
Targeting Cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website and your browsing habits, such as the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to deliver advertising which is more relevant to your interests and also may be used to limit the number of times that you see an advertisement. They may be placed by us or by advertising networks with our permission. Please note, these cookies do not contain any of your personal information. For details on how to manage cookies and how to opt out of targeted marking see below.
By continuing to use our website without choosing to delete/block cookies, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to the instructions or the online help files available via your relevant browser if you wish to manage cookies in this way. Alternatively, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org for further information. To manage cookies relating to targeted advertising activities, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.com. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Changes to this Cookies policy
We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies and practices.
How to contact us regarding Cookies – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our website, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below (section 6.0). Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.
Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
3.3. Contact Forms and Email Links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
3.4. Email newsletter
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Explosive Marketing who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Explosive Marketing to be a third-party data processor (see section 6.0 below). The email address that you submit will be stored within this website’s own database and you will be invited via email to complete or edit your account with us.
Your email address will remain within Explosive Marketing’s database for as long as we continue to use Explosive Marketing’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or via your My Account area on our website. Alternatively, you can also delete your account from the same My Account area.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the Explosive Marketing database, you will receive periodic (approximately three times a year) newsletter emails from us.
4. How we store your personal information
As detailed in section 3.2 above, if you submit a comment to a post published on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion as the lack of Article 29 Working Party guidance is an ongoing barrier to the adoption of pseudonymization techniques.
We are committed to keeping pseudonymization as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
5. About this website’s server
This website is hosted by Siteground within a data centre located in the UK. Some of the data centre’s more notable security features are as follows:
Highly available network: Our partner facilities rely on network connectivity to multiple major carriers for the highest possible availability and speed.
Redundant electrical systems: Electricity outages are prevented by multiple power feeds, own power generators and enterprise-class UPS technology.
High-end physical security: All facilities are well protected by 24×7 human security, biometrics, access control man traps, bullet proof lobbies and video surveillance.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
6. Our third-party data processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0.
Both of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
In addition, we use Explosive Marketing to manage our customer data and to send email, SMS and printed materials to our customers.
8. Data Controller
The data controller of this website is: Explosive Marketing, a UK Private limited Company with company number: 11047865
Whose registered office is:
C/O Tfa Accountants Arena Business Centre