Privacy Policy

Introduction

 

Welcome to our website (the “Site”), Goldsmith SDS. The Site is described in more detail in our Terms & Conditions. The Site is owned by Goldsmith SDS (referred to as “Goldsmithsds”, “we”, “us” or “our” as appropriate), a company established in Tamilnadu, INDIA. The main part of the Site is currently available at http://www.goldsmithsds.com. The Site also includes the online digital content store of the Goldsmith Books and other merchandise (the “Goldsmithsds Shop”), which is currently available at https://goldsmithsds.com/books/ We may also make the Site, parts of it or other versions of it available through further digital channels or devices.

This Privacy & Cookies Policy describes our practices with regard to the information that we collect when you use the Site, what we do with such information and how we protect it. It also describes our practices on the use of cookies. For the purpose of relevant laws (such as, in the INDIA data protection act 2013, as amended), the data controller is Goldsmith SDS. Please see our Terms & Conditions and our About page for more information about Goldsmith SDS and the basis on which we provide the Site. Some of the capitalized words used in this Privacy & Cookies Policy are defined in our Terms & Conditions and our Goldsmithsds Shop Terms & Conditions.

1. Cookie Policy

A. While you are using the Site, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using the Site to analyse performance and usage of the Site. This information may include, for example, the URL of the website which linked you to the Site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on the Site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet.

B. A “cookie” is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device’s hard drive. References below to cookies also include other means of automatically accessing or storing information on your device. Many browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies as you prefer

C. We use various different types of cookie via the Site.

  • We use cookies that are necessary and/or useful for the functioning of the Site. For example, if you use the Goldsmithsds Shop, we use “session cookies” (which will usually be deleted when you log out) to keep track of your internet session while on the Goldsmithsds Shop, which, for instance, allow us to remember the items you add to your shopping basket and the site language and currency you have selected to use. Without these cookies the online services that you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • We also use “persistent cookies” (which are longer-term) (and other automatically tracked information) to help you move around and enjoy the features on the Goldsmithsds Shop more easily and to remember settings to improve your visit (at your request), such as your site language preferences or whether you want to be signed in automatically next time you visit.
  • We also use cookies to help improve the performance of the Site and to provide you with a better, more personalised user experience.
  • We also use cookies to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to enter the same information repeatedly.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to reject cookies. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our web site if you do so. We use tracking technology to better understand site traffic patterns and use. However, none of the information collected via tracking technology is personally identifiable information.

So cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s key features, which if you choose to decline cookies, mean you may not be able to sign in or to use other interactive features of the Site and its services that depend on cookies. In further detail, Goldsmithsds cookies fall into the following categories, which we have documented to help you understand the types of cookies that are used to improve your browsing experience on the Site:

1.1 Analytics

These cookies are used to compile various (anonymised) metrics for our users to get a better understanding of how the Site is used (pages visited and time spent on the Site, for example), so that we can deliver more of the content you want, and less of the content you don’t. This information also helps us to make better decisions for our future initiatives. We use partners like Google Analytics (Hyperlink:http://www.google.co.in/intl/en-US/policies/technologies/types/). These analytics cookies are set by those partners, and set in accordance with the relevant partner’s own privacy and cookies policies.

1.2 E-commerce Paytm

Used via the Goldsmithsds Shop to manage your shopping basket and user experience. We use Paytm as our Payment gateway. These e-commerce cookies are set by Paytm in accordance with its own privacy and cookies policies.

1.3 Embedded video

We know that many of you love the films, so we make use of clips on YouTube to highlight certain elements of the story. YouTube sets its own cookies;

1.4 Preferences

We use this type of cookie to ensure that we don’t show you things you’ve already seen before, like the cookie policy acceptance and the intro page. This means you get to spend more time with the content you love, and less time with the content you don’t.

1.5 Session State

Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users get error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called “session state cookies” to help us improve our services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the Site unusable.

The cookies outlined above expire after varying periods from around 30 minutes up to 2 years or more. The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. By continuing to use the Site, you are providing your consent for us to use cookies in these ways, but you can disable any of these cookies at any time if you wish (as set out below).

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, or you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. The Help portion of your browser, most likely found on the toolbar, typically tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can check whether these settings are currently enabled on your computer – or find out how to change your current settings – here:

Unless you do this, cookies will be issued when you use the Site, but you can disable them via your browser at any time. If you do not accept cookies or decide to disable them, you will still be able to access and use the Site, but you may lose some features and functionality. For example, you cannot remain signed in to your Goldsmithsds Account if you disable cookies.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this by going to the help menu within your internet browser. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the “manage cookies” section on www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your device.

2. Changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy

A. Subject to applicable law, we may make changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy at any time. See the end of this Privacy & Cookies Policy for details of the date when it was last updated. We may notify you of any such changes by sending you notice in writing, by posting a copy of the revised Privacy & Cookies Policy on the Site and/or, if you are a Registered User, by emailing you at the email address that you have provided for your Goldsmithsds Account.

B. Registered Users are responsible for keeping their account information up to date, including their email address. If the email address to which we sent notice to you under this section is no longer valid but you have failed to notify us of this, the sending of our email (notifying you of any modified terms) will be deemed, nonetheless, to be effective notice of the modified Privacy & Cookies Policy.

C. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share personal information, we will give you prominent notice of these changes. We will not, without your consent, apply these changes to any personal information that we previously collected from you.

B.1 When you register for a Goldsmithsds Account, we may collect:

(B.1.1) Your name (please use the name by which you would wish to be called) and email address – these are not displayed publicly. We use this information only:

(a) to identify you and to address you when communicating with you about your access to, or use of, the Site;
(b) to personalize your Goldsmithsds Account;
(c) to send you site-generated emails (for example, account verification emails);
(d) to send you email communications from time to time containing: exclusive content; general news; special offers; surveys; prize promotions; and updates on events (for example, news about public conferences or events), products, content and/or services (for example, information about attractions and books) provided by our trusted partners that are closely connected with the Site;
(e) to send you a password reminder upon your request; and/or
(f) for other business and operational purposes related to the Site or your Goldsmithsds Account

(B.1.2) Your password – this is not displayed publicly. We use this information only:

(a) To give you the ability to log on to your Goldsmithsds Account

(B.1.3) Your first name, surname, email address and (if relevant) delivery address – these are not displayed publicly. We use this information only:

(a) to identify and contact you about orders that you place via the Goldsmithsds Account
(b) to personalise your purchase;
(c) to identify you in our internal records as the purchaser of the product that you order;
(d) to send you marketing communications from time to time containing

(i) general news about the Goldsmithsds Shop,
(ii) news regarding activity and content on the Golsmithsds Shop and the Site more generally;
(iii) special offers and prize promotions on products and/or services that are closely connected with the Site;

(B.1.4) Your billing address – this is not displayed publicly. We use this information only:

(a) to authorize and approve your payments for orders that you place;
(b) to contact you by postal mail in the event that we are unable to contact you by other methods;
(c) to determine which versions of the product (for example, which edition of a book) are available in your country;
(d) to personalise your purchase; and
(e) to identify you in our internal records as the purchaser of the copy of the product that you order.

C. Other types of information we collect and use
In addition we may collect information that does not identify you personally for a variety of purposes as set out below:

(C.1.1) Anonymous analytics data
Like many companies who operate websites, we collect basic information about your use of our site, such as the number and duration of visits to the Site, any search queries entered on our site, and details of which particular pages have been visited. We do not combine this information with any other information that could identify you personally. We use this information to analyse how the Site is functioning and how it is used by our users, to help us maintain and improve the Site on an ongoing basis.

(C.1.2) Performance data
While using the Site, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using the Site to analyse performance and usage of the Site. This information may include the URL of the website that linked you to the Site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on the Site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. We use this information to analyse how the Site is functioning and how it is used by our users, to help us maintain and improve the Site on an ongoing basis.

(C.1.3) Third-party analytics data
Like many companies that operate websites, we allow carefully selected third parties to set cookies in order to capture analytics information. When you use social-media functionality on the Site, analytics cookies may be set to measure usage. This information is collected in an anonymous way that does not identify you personally.

(C.1.4) Customer service queries
If you contact us to raise a query, in doing so you may provide us with some of your personal information, such as your name or contact details. We use that personal information only for the purpose of responding to your query.

(C.1.5) Your payment details
We will never send you an email containing your full payment details, and we will never publicly disclose your payment details, whether on the Goldsmithsds Shop or elsewhere. If you appear to have received an email from us, or seen a Goldsmithsds Shop page, that displays your full payment details, this is not genuine – a third party may be attempting to steal your information.

3. Links

The Site contains links posted by us to third-party websites (including social networking platforms) that we do not operate or control and that are not subject to this Privacy & Cookies Policy. Please note that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external sites. Please read our Terms & Conditions for further information on these links. We strongly recommend that you read the privacy policy and cookies policy of any such website that you visit before disclosing any information via such website.

4. How do we protect personal information?

As required by applicable data-protection and privacy laws, we follow appropriate security procedures in relation to the storage and disclosure of information that you have given to us in order to protect against unauthorised access. In particular, we take steps to protect the security of your information, including your payment information and passwords, with appropriate physical, technological and administrative measures. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security that is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

5. About us and how to contact us

The Site is owned by Goldsmithsds, a company incorporated in Tamilnadu INDIA, whose company details are as follows:

Company Name: Goldsmith Skill Development School

Registered Office: Ground Floor, Door No 17/2 Flat No 18 Ward No 13, Gandhinagar 2nd Street, B Renganathapuram Mela Chockanathapuram PO

Registration Number / GSTIN: 33AFUPV5506M1ZP

Legal Name: Srinivasan Vasantharaj

If you would like to contact us to request the information that we hold on you, please write to us at Door No 17/2 Flat No 18 Ward No 13, Gandhinagar 2nd Street, B Renganathapuram Mela Chockanathapuram PO marking it clearly as a “Data subject access request”. If you have any other queries about privacy or cookies on the Site, please feel free to contact us:

__By post: __Door No 17/2 Flat No 18 Ward No 13, Gandhinagar 2nd Street, B Renganathapuram Mela Chockanathapuram PO

By email: You can send us any queries using the online contact form or by emailing us directly at help@goldsmithsds.com

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