OTA Survival School provides an online service offering a selection of tips and tricks on survival, self reliance and disaster readiness (collectively called ‘Content’) available on OTASurvivalSchool.com website (called the ‘OTA Survival School Site’ or just ‘Site’), OTA Survival School’s affiliate and distribution partner websites (called ‘Distribution Sites’), and other websites where users may embed the Content (these websites, together with the OTA Survival School Site and Distribution Sites, are referred to collectively as the ‘Sites’). Our service, including the content and any other features, tools, applications, materials or other services offered from time to time by OTA Survival School in connection with its business on any of the Sites are referred to collectively as the ‘OTA Survival School Services’. We are a website based in India.
OTA Survival School collects personal information when you use the OTA Survival School Services. OTA Survival School may combine information about you that we collect with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, PIN code, occupation, marital status, income, etc. From time to time, we may also ask you optionally to provide other information. If you choose to provide such information, you are giving OTA Survival School the permission to use and store it consistent with this policy. Therefore, please understand when you sign in with OTA Survival School, you are not anonymous to us.
In addition, OTA Survival School collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. For example, OTA Survival School automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, software and hardware attributes, the page you request and cookie information.
Why does OTA Survival School collect personally identifiable information about me?
OTA Survival School collects personally identifiable information in order to establish and enhance our relationship with you. Also, it helps us deliver a first class user experience. OTA Survival School’s use of this information includes the following general purposes: contacting you, customising the content and the advertising you view, fulfilling your requests for products or services, improving our services, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. We only collect personally identifiable information from you because you are voluntarily submitting the information to us in order to enjoy certain OTA Survival School Services.
We also may obtain personally identifiable information from reputable third parties in order to further enhance your user experience with the OTA Survival School Services.
What are cookies, and how are they used to collect information?
Cookies are small bits of information placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website. For example, cookies can store your session for easy sign-in to a website you have previously visited. They enable us to make your visits to the OTA Survival School Site more enjoyable. Information about your activities on the OTA Survival School Site and other non-personally identifiable information about you may also be used to target the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
Do you collect anonymous aggregated data, and what do you do with it?
Anonymous data is information (originally personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable) that subsequently is used in aggregate form. We may use anonymous data for purposes of research or analysis. We may conduct research on our customer demographics, internet usage, interests and behavior based on personal data we gather. Although anonymous data may be based in part on personal data, it does not identify you personally. OTA Survival School may share this type of anonymous data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, advertisers and other current and prospective business partners. But because it is anonymous, these third parties will not be able to contact you based on this data.
OTA Survival School may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. OTA Survival School does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad, although advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria.
We may use anonymous data collected for website administration, advertising and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. For example, IP addresses are used for the purposes of system administration and to provide anonymous aggregated data to advertisers about the volume of use on the OTA Survival School Services. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows us to customise the advertising and marketing messages you receive while using the OTA Survival School Services. Your non-personally identifiable information and click stream data about your activities may be shared with these companies so this customisation can be accomplished. Our agreement with these companies restricts them from sharing your information with third parties or using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with our advertisers and business partners.
Do I have a choice in how OTA Survival School uses my personal information?
Whether you opt in or opt out of receiving communications from OTA Survival School, we reserve the right to send you administrative messages, service announcements, and other similar communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. This is important in case we need to communicate with you about items such as your account, website maintenance and other non-promotional matters. From time to time, you may be given an opportunity to indicate your preferences regarding various account settings, communication preferences or other information related to your account. For example, if you wish to receive additional communications relevant to you, such as alert messages about your favorite content, you will need to elect to receive them. Therefore, please take that opportunity to review and select your preferences carefully.
How does OTA Survival School use my personally identifiable information?
Under certain circumstances (for example if you win a contest) we may post your personally identifiable information on the OTA Survival School Site. However, we will notify you of this possibility when collecting personally identifiable information or we will obtain your consent.
OTA Survival School’s employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your personally identifiable information. We may share your personally identifiable information with companies that provide services to us, including outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (for example, contest administration). But they may only use your personally identifiable information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Similarly, we may share your personally identifiable information with other people or entities in order to provide goods or services that you have requested or to complete a transaction at your request.
Is the personal information collected about me secure?
We use reasonable physical, electronic and procedural measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorised use, disclosure or modification. For example, passwords and other sensitive information are encrypted in transit.
We limit access to personal information about you to employees whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide products or services to you or to do their jobs.
Are there other parties collecting information about me that I should be aware of while using the OTA Survival School Services?