Hindustan Times – Empowering Masses Through Quality Education
HT Media Limited is India’s foremost media company and is the force behind three of the nation’s leading newspapers – Hindustan Times (English daily), Hindustan (Hindi daily) and Mint (Business daily). HT has a vision of empowering India’s youth through information, entertainment and education. In the area of Education it has taken several initiatives such as HT Pace – a newspaper for school children to encourage reading habit, HT Education – a weekly education supplement and HT Paathshala – program to facilitate education of under-privileged children.
“Studymate/Englishmate” - An Initiative by Hindustan Times, a chain of learning centers in Delhi NCR to provide high quality tuition/training centers for best preparation . Studymate & Englishmate is owned and managed by HT Learning Centres (“HTLC”), a subsidiary of HT Media Ltd.
At Studymate, the child benefits from a comprehensive curriculum delivered by experienced and expert faculty through an interactive and blended teaching pedagogy. Studymate prides itself in having faculty of the highest caliber, as we believe they form the backbone of our learning center. We ensure that our faculty inherently displays values, which are synonymous with Studymate, namely – patience, approachability, confidence, result orientation and an unbiased attitude.
At Englishmate, we train candidates on English communication skills. The training is delivered by Cambridge trained experienced faculty through an interactive and/or blended teaching pedagogy.
HTLC’s Studymate/Englishmate Commitment to Data Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to HTLC; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data HTLC may collect, how HTLC uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.
You may need to provide HTLC Your Personal Information during the course of using mutually agreed services of HTLC, for instance, creating a User ID, provide information in Your account while registering with Studymate/Englishmate, or provide financial information, Alter or uploading any content or information, participate in any survey, referral or contest, communicate with HTLC by phone, email or otherwise, provide reviews for the content available on the Website.
For logging into the website, the username and password is required for any user. The unique and confidential username and password are provided to every registered user who has already been registered with Studymate/Englishmate . The registration details of the candidate has been provided by the user willingly at the time of physical registration to Studymate or Englishmate by the User in order to use the services of Studymate or Englishmate and further access the Studymate’s respective website.
When you register with Studymate/Englishmate as a User, browse and use the Website, you may provide to HTLC what is generally referred to as "personally identifiable information" (such as your full name, email address, postal mailing address, and/or home/mobile telephone number etc ). If you decide to register through or otherwise grant access to a third party social networking or integrated service that we may make available ("Integrated Service"), such as Facebook Connect or Google, HTLC may also collect any such "personally identifiable information" that you have provided to the Integrated Service from the account you have with the Integrated Service. You should check your stored information in the website and settings on regular basis and inform us in case of any change. From time to time, HTLC may also ask you optionally to provide other information. If you choose to provide such information, during registration or otherwise, you are giving HTLC the permission and consent to use and store it consistent with this policy. Therefore, please understand that when you sign in with Studymate or Englishmate, you are not anonymous to us and you are thereby providing consent to Studymate or Englishmate to use the information provided by you to us.
"Cookies" related Information
"Automatically Collected" Information:
When you use the website , we may automatically record certain information from your browser or mobile by using different types of technology, including standard log files, "clear gifs" or "web beacons." This "automatically collected" information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, click stream data, operating system and the dates and times when you visit the Website or the mobile application.
Third Party Web Beacons: We may also implement third party content, such as advertising, on the Website that uses "clear gifs," "web beacons," or other similar techniques, which allow the third party content provider to read and write cookies to your browser, or implement similar tracking mechanisms, in connection with your viewing of that third party content displayed on the Website. This information is collected directly by the third party, and HTLC does not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by third parties in this manner is subject to that third party's own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Website and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to a period of time and thereafter may store it in aggregate or system archives.
We may collect and store information about your location if you enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with such information.
Information from Other Sources:
The Way HTLC Uses Information
HTLC uses the information that you provide or that we collect in order to establish and enhance our relationship with you. HTLC generally uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the mobile application and website. If you have given HTLC consent, we may use your personally identifiable information to provide you with information about website and website's features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. Under certain circumstances, we may post your selective and public personally identifiable information on the Website. However, we will notify you of this possibility when collecting personally identifiable information or we will obtain your consent. We won’t share your personally identifiable information with certain other websites that we link to (and that you click upon) in order to enhance your experience in connection with the mobile application and website.
HTLC uses all of the information that you provide or that we collect from Users to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the mobile application and Website works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
HTLC may use "cookies" information to:
(a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the mobile application and Website;
(b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information;
(c) monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns;
(d) monitor aggregate application and site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed;
(e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
If you have registered as a member and given HTLC consent, we may share your personally identifiable information with advertisers, business partners, and other entities that are not affiliated with HTLC who would like to send you information about their products and services. We do not share personally identifiable information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.
HTLC’s employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to the personally identifiable information you may provide to register as a member of HTLC. We may share your personally identifiable information with companies or third parties that provide services to us, including outside consultants, contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities, but they may only use your personally identifiable information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
When HTLC may disclose information
HTLC may disclose your personal information if you have explicitly agreed that we may do so. In particular, we will disclose personal information where you have elected to connect your mobile application account to a social network or other similar service (e.g., Facebook or Google), or have elected to have your activity on our Website published to a social network or other similar service (e.g., Facebook or Google). To control the information that you share, you should review and, if appropriate, modify your privacy settings on such services.
As Required by Law:
HTLC may also disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with Indian laws (such as Indian Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government orders, directions, summons or warrant. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to Users.
Other Purposes: HTLC also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect HTLC from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the mobile application and website; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of HTLC, our Users, or others.
You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with HTLC, in which case HTLC will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Website. If you register as a User of Studymate or Englishmate, you may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by going to your account settings page and accordingly inform Studymate or Englishmate through email.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Third-Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
Our Commitment to Data Security
HTLC uses certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to HTLC, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, HTLC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If HTLC learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. HTLC may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
HTLC will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. We will post changes to our Data Privacy Protection Policy on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.
HT Media Limited shall not be liable for any loss or damage sustained by reason of any disclosure (inadvertent or otherwise) of any information concerning the user's account, personal information, and/or information relating to or regarding online transactions or their verification process and particulars nor for any error, omission or inaccuracy with respect to any information so disclosed and used whether or not in pursuance of a legal process or otherwise.