Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Who we are

We are “www.ThinkMaharashtra.com”, a portal in ‘Marathi’ language. The “Think Maharashtra” is a project of “Vision Maharashtra Foundation”, a registered non-profit organization.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect any personal data while you are navigating our website and reading free articles. We ‘may use’ your mobile number in “Whatsapp Communication” to keep you updated about new articles and schemes, where you are free to opt-out any time. We do not send any type of advertisement/spam. We do not call you without your consent. We do not share this information with anyone, in any way.

The site is developed using Drupal CMS. By default Drupal does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The contact form submission data like IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message may be submitted to some "spam detection services" for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to our registered emails. This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Contact information collected from “Contact Form Submission” is retained with us for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Page view events (and potentially video play events) are sent over to Google Analytics for consumption

IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code are tracked for visitor analytics. We at “Think Maharashtra” does not have access to any of this information. For example, we can ONLY SEE that a specific post has 285 views, but we cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) are retained by respective analytics service providers for several days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. Post and page views, video plays, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country are also tracked.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal data with anyone, in any form.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You may contact us here regarding any privacy issues.

Additional information

The site uses SSL provided by “Let’s Encrypt Authority X3” for all pages and forms and your data is transferred using encryption, though some images and some 3rd party embedded information may be transferred without encryption but that’s not your personal data.

In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used:

  • attempting user’s IP address
  • attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process)
  • all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent) are tracked. We also set a cookie for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a captcha to prove that they’re a real human.