Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Link Bhutan

 

THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS AN ELECTRONIC RECORD IN THE FORM OF AN ELECTRONIC CONTRACT FORMED UNDER THE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ACT OF BHUTAN,2018 AND THE RULES MADE THEREUNDER AND THE AMENDED PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS / RECORDS IN VARIOUS STATUTES AS AMENDED BY THE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ACT OF BHUTAN,2018. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY PHYSICAL, ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL SIGNATURE.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS A LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT BETWEEN YOU AND BHUTAN BUY (BOTH TERMS DEFINED BELOW). THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL BE EFFECTIVE UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ELECTRONIC FORM, BY CLICKING ON THE I ACCEPT TAB OR BY USE OF THE WEBSITE OR BY OTHER MEANS) AND WILL GOVERN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND BHUTAN BUY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (DEFINED BELOW).

THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED AND SHALL BE INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES ON E-COMMERCE, 2019(DATA PROTECTION AND E-PRIVACY RULE) UNDER INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ACT OF BHUTAN,2018; THAT REQUIRE PUBLISHING OF THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR COLLECTION, USE, STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA OR INFORMATION.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND, AGREE AND CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

YOU HEREBY PROVIDE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL CONSENT OR AGREEMENTS TO BHUTAN BUY AS PROVIDED ON CHAPTER 17 (PROTECTION OF ONLINE OR OFFLINE PRIVACY) OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ACT OF BHUTAN, 2018.

  • This privacy policy describes how the personally identifiable information you may provide on our website (Link Bhutan) and any of its related products and services is collected, protected and used. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information. This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you and Link Bhutan by accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.

Automatic collection of information

When you open the website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends. This data may include information such as your device's IP address, browser type and version, operating system type and version, language preferences or the webpage you were visiting before you came to the website (Link Bhutan), pages of the Website and Services that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on the website, access times and dates, and other statistics.

Information collected automatically is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding the usage and traffic of the website and Services (Link Bhutan). This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.

Collection of personal information

You cannot access and use the Website and Services without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the features on the Website, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Information (for example, your name and e-mail address). We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you create an account, publish content, or fill any online forms on the Website.

When required, this information may include the following:

  • Personal details such as name, country of residence, etc.
  • Contact information such as email address, address, etc.
  • Account details such as user name, unique user ID, password, etc.
  • Geo-location data such as latitude and longitude.
  • Information about other individuals such as your family members, friends, etc.
  • Any other materials you willingly submit to us such as articles, images, feedback, etc.

 

Some of the information we collect is directly from you via the Website and Services (Link Bhutan). However, we may also collect Personal Information about you from other sources such as public databases and our joint marketing partners. You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the features on the Website. Users who are uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.

 

 

Managing information

You are able to delete certain Personal Information we have about you. The Personal Information you can delete may change as the Website and Services (Link Bhutan) change. When you delete Personal Information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised Personal Information in our records for the duration necessary to comply with our obligations to our affiliates and partners, and for the purposes described below. If you would like to delete your Personal Information or permanently delete your account, you can do so on the settings page of your account on the Website.

 

Privacy of children

  • We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any Personal Information through the Website and Services.
  • We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through the Website and Services without their permission.
  • If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through the Website and Services, please contact us.
  • You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your Personal Information in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

Cookies

  • The Website and Services use "cookies" to help personalize your online experience.
  • A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
  • Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
  • We may use cookies to collect, store, and track information for statistical purposes to operate the Website and Services.
  • You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit org

 

Links to other resources

  • The Website and Services contain links to other resources that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third parties.
  • We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every resource that may collect Personal Information.

Information security

  • We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
  • We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody.
  • However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed.
  • Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that
  • there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control;
  • the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed; and
  • any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.

 

Data breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the Website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law.

When we do, we will post a notice on the Website, send you an email, get in touch with you over the phone, mail you a letter.

Changes and amendments

  • We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the Website and Services from time to time in our discretion and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat Personal Information.
  • When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We may also provide notice to you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have provided.
  • Any updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified.
  • Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.

Acceptance of this policy

  • You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions.
  • By accessing and using the Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy.
  • If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.

 

Contacting us

If you would like to contact us to understand more about this Policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your Personal Information, you may do so via the contact form

 

This document was last updated on March 26, 2021