Assureal.com (“Assureal”) is a platform for services performed by its users. Professional service providers can setup their digital office space and serve the client remotely using Assureal’s communication, product & program management, Dispute Management, 24x7 Support, payment gateway and easy-ship logistics tools. Assureal does not allow professionals to solicit clients.
TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT ASSUREAL GATHER ABOUT THE USERS
1. Information on the Website
We receive, store and process information that you make available to us when accessing or using our Platform. Examples include when you:
Access or use the Platform, such as to search for or list Services, make or accept orders, pay for Services, pay for any add-on services that may be available, post comments or reviews, or communicate with other users;
Link your account on a third party site (e.g. Facebook) to your Assureal account, in which case we will obtain the Personal Information that you have provided to the third party site, to the extent allowed by your settings with the third party site and authorized by you; and communicate with Assureal.
2. Mobile Data
When you use certain features of the Platform, in particular our mobile applications we may receive, store and process different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Platform or specific features of the platform). If you access the Platform through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
3. Log Data
We may also receive, store and process Log Data, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with Assureal or logged in to your Assureal account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Platform, the hardware and software you are using, referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, pages viewed and the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on particular pages.
4. Cookies and other Tracking Technologies
5. Third-party social plugins
Our Platform may use social plugins which are provided and operated by third-party companies, such as Facebook’s Like Button.
As a result of this, you may send to the third-party company the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our Platform. If you are not logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third party may be able to link information about your visit to our Platform to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugin may be recorded by the third party.
HOW ASSUREAL USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE
We use and process Information about you for the following general purposes:
To operate, protect, improve and optimize the Platform, Assureal’s business, and our users’ experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, and for advertising and marketing;
To help create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the Platform, such as fraud detection and prevention, conducting investigations and risk assessments, verifying the address of your listings, verifying any identifications provided by you, and conducting checks against databases such as public government databases;
To send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
Where we have your consent, to send you marketing and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information sent on behalf of our business partners that we think you may find interesting. You will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving these communications in your settings (in the “Account” section) when you login to your Assureal account;
To administer rewards, surveys, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by Assureal or our business partners; and
To comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties.
HOW ASSUREAL USES AND PROCESSES USER COMMUNICATIONS
We may review, scan, or analyze your communications with other users exchanged via the Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Platform may scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. This helps to prevent fraudulent actors from asking Users to send them money outside of the Platform, such as by bank transfer or other money transfer methods. We may also scan, review or analyze messages for research and product development purposes to help make search, booking and user communications more efficient and effective, as well as to debug product offerings.
We will not review, scan, or analyze your communications for sending third party marketing messages to you. We will also not sell these reviews or analyses of communications to third parties. We will also use automated methods to carry out these reviews or analyses where reasonably possible. However, from time to time we may have to manually review some communications. By using the Platform, you consent that Assureal, in its sole discretion, may review, scan, analyze, and store your communications, whether done manually or through automated means.
WHEN ASSUREAL DISCLOSES OR SHARES PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM
Your Personal Information may be disclosed as follows:
Your public Product Page will always include some minimum information such as your city, your public profile photo and your responsiveness in replying to Client’s queries. Parts of your public Product Page may be displayed in other parts of the Platform to other users for marketing purposes.
The Platform allows your public profile and public Product pages to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile and public Product Pages will be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results.
When you order a service, your full name will become visible to the Professional. In addition, if you agree to be contacted by the Professional by phone when submitting your request and the Professional decides to do so, Assureal will call your phone number first, before connecting you with the Seller. We will not share your phone number unless there is a confirmed Order.
You may link your account on a third party social networking site to your Assureal account. We refer to a person’s contacts on these third party sites as “Friends”. When you create this linkage:
• Your activities on the Platform may be displayed to your Friends on the Platform and/or that third party site;
• Other Assureal users may be able to see any common Friends that you may have with them, or that you are a Friend of their Friend if applicable;
• Other Assureal users may be able to see any schools, hometowns or other groups you have in common with them as listed on your linked social networking site(s); and
• The information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes.
The publication and display of information that you provide to Assureal through this linkage is subject to your settings and authorizations on the Platform and the third party site.
We may also engage third party companies and individuals, to provide services to us, including services to help verify your identification or to conduct checks against databases such as public government databases (where legally allowed). We may provide Personal Information about you to these third parties, or give them access to this Personal Information, for the limited purpose of allowing them to provide these services. We will ensure that such third parties have contractual obligations to protect this Personal Information and to not use it for unrelated purposes.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Assureal may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Collective Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to
(a) respond to claims asserted against Assureal;
(b) to comply with legal process
(c) to enforce and administer our agreements with users, such as the Terms of Service
(d) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes; or
(e) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Assureal, its users or members of the public. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify users about law enforcement requests for their data unless prohibited by law or by the government request, or if doing so would be futile or ineffective.
We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.
BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY ASSUREAL
HOW TO CHANGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, OR CANCEL YOUR ASSUREAL ACCOUNT
You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your Assureal account by logging in to your account. If you would like to cancel your Assureal account entirely, you can do so by logging in to your account and/or call us on customer care number provided or email us regarding the cancellation of the account. Please also note that any reviews, forum postings and similar materials posted by you may continue to be publicly available on the Platform in association with your first name, even after your Assureal account is cancelled.
KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your Personal Information against the unauthorized access, destruction or alteration of your information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing electronic information, can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store.
YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU ACCESS THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
We may change how we collect and then use Personal Information at any time and without prior notice, at our sole discretion.
Assureal uses “cookies” in conjunction with the Platform to obtain information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g., your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Platform to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information.
Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Platform may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.
Assureal cookies and third party cookies
We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device. For example, we use Google Analytics for web analytics, and so Google may also set cookies on your device. As further explained below, the third parties may also place cookies on your device for advertising purposes.
There are two types of cookies used on the Platform, namely “persistent cookies” and “session cookies”.
Session cookies will normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies will remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the Platform.
The Platform may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons and tracking URLs to obtain Log Data about users. We may also use web beacons and tracking URLs in our messages to you to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.
To simplify your access to and use of the Platform and make it more seamless.
To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of the Platform, so that we can improve and optimize it.
To show you content (which may include advertisements) that is more relevant to you.
Uses for third party cookies
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some of the interactive features of the Platform. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website (http://www.adobe.com/) and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel (http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html).
In accordance with Information Technology Act 2000 and rules made there under, the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer who can be contacted with respect to any complaints or concerns including those pertaining to breach of Assureal’s Terms of Us and other polices or questions are published as under:
Name: Kiran Kumar
email address: email@example.com
[10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday except Public Holidays]