Privacy Policy

The Pocket News Privacy Policy describes the information that the Pocket News Portal Websites (collectively, the “Sites” or “we”) collect about you, how we use that information, and the choices you can make about the uses of your personal information. This summary gives some highlights from our Privacy Policy, but you should read the whole Privacy Policy to fully understand Pocket News Media’s privacy practices.

 

What Information Do We Collect?
We collect your personal information you give us, either by registering as a member on our Sites or by participating in Interactive Areas available on our Sites. Personal information is information that identifies a person, like a name or address. We may collect demographic information about you (e.g., age, gender, geographic location) from third parties to enhance our advertising activities. We collect certain other non-identifying information automatically, such as statistics on website usage patterns through the use of cookies and other technologies, when you visit our Sites. To personalise your experience and to improve our website, we will continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from our user (you). To improve customer service, with your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs. The email address you provide for account registration, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

 

Personal Information
Personal information is any information that allows our Sites to identify an individual consumer, such as a name, phone number, home address or email address. Certain information is only personal information when it is linked to other information, such as your name. If you display your personal information in any communication submitted to such services or features, other individuals may collect and use your personal information. The Sites are not responsible for, nor can we guarantee the protection of, any personal information you disclose in a communication submitted to such services or features for posting or contained in an email or other communication submitted to us for such posting, and thus, you acknowledge that if you disclose personal information in any such material, you do so at your own risk.

 

Non-Personal Information
To gauge the effectiveness of our Sites, we may collect non-personal information about our members and visitors, such as Internet server and browser identification, the Internet service provider used, clickstream information, the web page from which a person enters our site, webpages visited, duration of visit and domain type. However, this information does not reveal your identity. We gather this information through the use of cookies and similar devices as discussed below.

 

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
Our Sites use your personal information to communicate with you and to complete transactions. We may share your personal information and aggregate information with third parties whom co-sponsor surveys, contests or sweepstakes or with whom we partner for joint activities. We may share your personal information with operational providers that help us fulfill certain business functions and with other third parties to comply with legal processes such as subpoenas and court orders and when we believe in good faith that the law requires the sharing of your personal information. Our operational providers or we use information collected through cookies and other technologies to analyze site usage activity and patterns to help improve the Sites. Our third party advertising company partners may collect non-identifying information derived from cookies and other technologies about your visits to our Sites. They may combine this information with data about your web activities at third party websites or with demographic information to identify your likely interests so that they and we can provide you with more useful and relevant advertisements. This is often called Behavioral Advertising.

 

Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information for several important purposes, including to operate our membership base, protect the security of our visitors and the Sites, improve our service and Sites, distribute our newsletters, notify the winners of our contests and sweepstakes, allow participation in Interactive Areas, and for future marketing and/or promotional use. We may also survey visitors about various topics, including local events and experiences, media consumption preferences and how we can improve our Sites and services. Response to our surveys is entirely voluntary. The Sites or our operational providers may enhance or merge the information we collect with other data collected from other sources, such as demographic data including age and gender, to enhance our marketing activities.

 

Use of Non-Personal Information Including Cookies
The Sites use cookies and other tracking devices. A cookie is a small data file that contains a unique identification number that a website places on your hard drive when you visit a website. The cookie is able to store information such as data about your computer; the type of browser you use and how many times your computer visits a certain site. The cookies we use on the Sites do not contain any personal information. Cookies enable us to track how often visitors are visiting our Sites and specific pages, the number of entries in specific events, the estimated audience size for sponsors and advertisers and user preferences. You can refuse to use cookies by turning them off in your browser. Please contact your browser software manufacturer for questions on how to disable your cookies. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use most of the content on our Sites.

 

Is My Personal Information Protected?
We endeavour to safeguard and protect you personal information. When you submit personal information on our Sites, such information is protected both online and offline. Only employees and supervisors with specific authorisation have access to databases containing visitors’ personal information. The databases are protected in a secure facility. Credit card information is transmitted via encrypted technology.

 

Do We Use Cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service.

 

What Choices Do I Have About How My Personal Information Is Used?
Once you provide our Sites with personal information, we will correct, update, or remove your details or process your request to be removed from future communications if you contact us using the information listed below. Additionally, you can opt out of any email communications you receive from our Sites using the opt-out links found at the bottom of each email we send.

 

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?
Pocket News owns and operates the Pocket News E-Paper and Pocket News Portal Websites (“pocketnews.my”) (collectively, the “Sites” or “we”). Pocket News Media respects and values your privacy. We have created this Privacy Policy to describe the personal information we collect when you visit our Sites and how we use that information. This Privacy Policy applies to Pocket News E-Paper and Pocket News Portal Websites. Reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, our Sites cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data through our Sites is at your own risk. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. Keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.

 

What About Changes to This Privacy Policy?
We may periodically modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy. We may also change or update our Privacy Policy if we add new services or features. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of our Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

 

What About Children’s Privacy?
We have developed our Sites to appeal to visitors over the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information for a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information.

 

How Can I Ask Questions or Raise Concerns?
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

 

Contact Us At:
Attn: JSC Studio Technical Department

Email: [email protected]

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