Personal Information generally means information which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include information such as your name, address, age, credit card details, email and phone number. We collect such personal information when you provide it to us, such as when you:
Please note that TechAfghanistan is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the discussions in our forums, features, comments box or other publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public or other areas that allow users to upload or post content. We discourage users from posting personally identifiable information in this fashion, and any personally identifiable information you post to these areas is not covered by this Policy.
Web Beacons are electronic files that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. When you receive email messages or newsletters from us, we may use web beacons, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
IP Addresses are a unique string of numbers that identifies each computer attached to the Internet. We use IP Addresses to analyze trends, administer our web sites, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses that we collect are sometimes linked to personally identifiable information. We use registration and email addresses that you provide together with IP Addresses and other information we collect as described in this policy, to understand our customer base and to market services and products to our customers.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of the some of our services, we may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties. For example, if you access TechAfghanistan content through third party services (such as Roku or Hulu) through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your user ID and/or user name associated with that third-party service, or any information you have made public in connection with that service or which the third party shares with us.
Statistical Reports and Mailing Lists. The aggregate statistics that describe our online audience, which are often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse our sites, help us sell advertising and otherwise publicize TechAfghanistan and our brands. In addition, we make certain information such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email addresses, and - in certain circumstances - their employer's name, company size and other industry data (when voluntarily submitted by the user) available on a rental or other basis (e.g. sale) to third party providers of goods and services.
Ecommerce. When shopping on certain of our sites or pages, users may need to provide personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill an online order, including name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, email address, credit card number (with expiration date), and any of the above information needed to send a package to a gift recipient. If a user creates an account, the credit card information above will not be stored under their account. When placing an order, credit card information may be either temporarily stored on a TechAfghanistan server and then immediately transferred to a secure server of a PCI compliant third party or will be immediately entered onto a secure server of a PCI compliant third party. We partner with a number of third parties to process and fulfill orders, send transactional emails, and ensure delivery of downloads and packages. While these third parties may have access to personal information in order to perform their duties, they are not permitted to use it for other purposes.
How we use personal information is described in the Section What We Provide to Third Parties.
We use email addresses to send offers of services or products (and as set forth in the Section What We Provide to Third Parties). Any recipient will be able to unsubscribe from receiving these emails.
At times we display ads both on our network of owned and operated web sites and on non-TechAfghanistan websites. When you visit our website or view ads that we serve off of our network elsewhere on the Internet, you may see multiple kinds of ads, such as text ads next to search results and graphical ads shown on web pages. Sometimes these ads are based on the content of the page on which they appear. Other times these ads are generated by matching the ad to your interests as inferred from your browsing activities collected online. Either way, TechAfghanistan tries to show you relevant ads, and to do so, we may use information we know or receive about you like your gender, location or interests.
We will engage third party providers to assist with the collection, storage and segmentation of this Online Data; and the providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. These efforts do not result in the collection of personally identifiable information such as name or address; and we do not intentionally collect data that we consider to be sensitive such as health or medical information. This data is not sold or transferred to any third party. Except as may be set forth elsewhere in this policy, this Online Data is retained for not more than 180 days after which it shall expire except in certain situations when the same user subsequently visits one of our sites or a partner's site in which event the 180 day period will commence again.
Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. However, if you 'turn off', purge or disable cookies, although you may still use our website, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions or services available on our websites.
If you would prefer that we not collect anonymous data that may be used to help determine which advertisements to serve you, opt out by clicking this icon AdChoices.
Your Newsletter Subscriptions. You can opt-in to newsletter mailing lists, or remove yourself at any time through contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect.
Change of Ownership of TechAfghanistan. Some or all personal information maintained by TechAfghanistan may be subject to transfer to another company in the event of a change of ownership of TechAfghanistan or sale of any part of TechAfghanistan.
Security. We believe we use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose to our websites secure and to only release this information to third parties that share our commitment to privacy. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.
International. TechAfghanistan operates websites in Afghanistan and, depending on your country of residence, the submission of personally identifiable information to our sites may involve some transfer of personal information to the Government of Afghanistan. You should be aware that privacy laws in Afghanistan may not provide protections equivalent to those of your country of residence.