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PRIVACY POLICY

We at Pinksoul.pk recognize the importance of protecting the personal information collected from users in the operation of its services and taking reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting your information to us you consent to the practices described in this policy. If you are less than 18 years of age, then you must first seek the consent of your parent or guardian prior to submitting any personal information.

This Privacy Policy describes how Pinksoul collects and uses the personal information you provide to us. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION

Pinksoul may collect personal information about you in the following ways: (1) directly from your verbal or written input (such as by consenting to receiving marketing emails); (2) automatically through Pinksoul’s website technologies including tracking online, such as by Web cookies (which are small text files created by websites that are stored on your computer), by smart devices, by combining data sets, by collecting data from a browser or device for use on a different computer or device, or by using algorithms to analyze a variety of data such as records of purchases, online behavioral data, or location data.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

The types of personal information that Pinksoul collects directly from you or through your use of our websites and services may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number.
  • Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses used to connect your computer to the Internet.
  • Educational and professional interests.
  • Tracking codes such as cookies.
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number
  • Comments, feedback, posts and other content you provide to Pinksoul (including through a Pinksoul website).
  • Communication preferences
  • Purchase and search history
  • Location-aware services, the physical location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content for your location
  • Information about your personal preferences, and interests
  • Communications with other users of Pinksoul’s services

In order to access certain content and to make use of additional functionality and features of Pinksoul’s website and services, we may ask you to register for an account by completing and submitting a registration form, which may request additional information

If you choose to register and sign in by using a third-party account (such as your Facebook account), the authentication of your login is handled by the third party, and any personal information collected during that third-party login is not covered by this policy. Pinksoul will collect your name, email address and any other information about your third-party account that you agree to share with us at the time you give permission for your Pinksoul account to be linked to your third-party account

INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM OTHER SOURCES

Pinksoul may receive information about you if you use any of the websites we operate or the other services we provide. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners and sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services; advertising networks; data and analytics providers; academic institutions; journal owners, societies and similar organizations and search information providers) from whom Pinksoul may receive information about you.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Pinksoul may use your personal information in the performance of any contract we enter into with you, to comply with legal obligations, or where Pinksoul has a legitimate business interest in using your information to enhance the services and products we provide. Legitimate business purposes include but are not limited to one or all of the following: providing direct marketing and assessing the effectiveness of promotions and advertising; modifying, improving or personalizing our services, products and communications; detecting fraud; investigating suspicious activity (e.g., violations of our Terms of Service) and otherwise keeping our site safe and secure; and conducting data analytics.

In addition, with your prior, explicit consent (where required), we may use your information in the following way.

  • To provide you with information about products and services that you request from us.
  • To send you periodic catalogues from Pinksoul.
  • To provide you with information about other products, events and services we offer that are either (i) similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about, or (ii) entirely new products, events and services.
  • For internal business and research purposes to help enhance, evaluate, develop, and create Pinksoul website (including usage statistics, such as “page views” on Pinksoul’s websites and the products therein), products, and services.
  • To notify you about changes or updates to our website, products, or services
  • To administer our services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, statistical, and survey purposes
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service
  • For any other purpose that we may notify you of from time to time

Personal information will not be kept longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. This means that, unless information must be retained for legal or archival purposes, personal information will be securely destroyed, put beyond use or erased from Pinksoul’s systems when it is no longer required or, where applicable, following a request from you to destroy or erase your personal information.

DISCLOSURE AND SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

Pinksoul will not disclose to or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third party except as follows.

  • Where necessary in connection with services provided by third parties (i) who provide us with a wide range of office, administrative, information technology, production, payment, business management, or marketing services; and (ii) who are required to comply with this policy or applicable privacy laws.
  • Where you voluntarily provide information in response to an advertisement from a third party.
  • Where third party such as an academic institution, school, employer, business or other entity which has provided you with access to a Pinksoul product or service through an integration or access code, information may be shared regarding your engagement with the service or product, results of assessments taken and other information you input into the product or service.
  • Where you participate in a program in which we partner with third parties, we may share your information with those third-party partners.
  • Where Pinksoul is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities and government agencies, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; to comply with a subpoena or other legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to enforce our Terms of Service, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our services, users or others; and to investigate fraud.
  • Where all or substantially all of the business or assets of Pinksoul relating to our services are sold, assigned, or transferred to another entity.
  • Where Pinksoul’s rights to publish, market and/or distribute a specific journal or other publication are transferred to another entity, and you have subscribed to or requested to receive electronic alerts related to that journal or publication.
  • Where you have subscribed to journals, elected to receive electronic alerts about journals or your contribution to one of our journals has been accepted for publication, we may share your information with the journal owner or a society or organization associated with the journal; or Where you have attended an event, webinar, or conference, we may share your information with the sponsor of the activity.
  • Where, even if not described above, you have consented to such disclosure or Pinksoul has a legitimate interest in making the disclosure.
  • If necessary in connection with providing publishing services on behalf of third parties, such as institutions and societies, Pinksoul may disclose navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics and demographic information that does not reveal your identity or personal information

CROSS BORDER TRANSFERS

Pinksoul may transfer your personal information outside of your country of residence for the following reasons.

  • In order to process your transactions, we may store your personal information on our servers and those servers may reside outside the country where you live. Pinksoul has servers and major office locations in Pakistan. Pinksoul also has service providers located in other countries. Such processing may include, among other things, the fulfillment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.
  • In order to satisfy global reporting requirements, Pinksoul may be required to provide your personal information to Pinksoul affiliates in other countries
  • By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing of your information. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and all applicable data protection laws.

SECURITY

We will use appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect your data. Access to your personal data will be restricted to only those who need to know that information and required to perform their job function. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of maintaining the confidentiality and security of your information.

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