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Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2021

Updated January 10, 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. The Information We Collect
  3. How We Use the Information We Collect
  4. How We Share the Information Collected
  5. Legal Grounds for Using (Processing) Your Information
  6. Online Analytics and Advertising
  7. Your Rights & Your Choices
    1. India Data Access & Deletion Rights
    2. Notice of Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information
    3. International Users
  8. Retention of Your Information
  9. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  10. Links to Third Party Sites
  11. Security
  12. Changes to This Privacy Policy
  13. Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties
  14. Contact Us: Data Privacy Officer

Appendix A: India Privacy Notice

1. Introduction

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) explains the data protection practices of WWD India and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “WWD INDIA”, “we” and “us”) when you visit or use the websites, mobile-optimized version of our websites, and our digital applications to which this policy is linked, as well as when you visit or use third-party subscription pages and or submit offline subscription forms and requests, for print and digital magazines, websites and other editorial properties published by WWD INDIA (the “Publications”) that are linked to or contain the URL for this Privacy Policy (all of the foregoing, collectively, “Services”). Third-party subscription pages for Publications and other interactive web and digital pages where we collect information about you are considered “Services” when linked to this Privacy Policy and this Policy applies to information collected through such pages, but this Policy does not apply to other information collected through the third party website(s).

For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy also does not pertain to the editorial activities of our Publications, journalists, editors, photographers and other editorial staff who may collect, publish and distribute information about you from sources unrelated to your use of the Services (collectively, “Editorial Activities”). Without limiting the foregoing, this Policy does not apply to any Editorial Activities concerning information that you may share at any of our conferences, summits, panels or other events.

2. The Information We Collect

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when you use our Services. The information we collect and the purposes for which we use it will depend to some extent on the specific Services you use and how you interact with WWD INDIA. For example, we collect the information you provide when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, participate in a reader panel, register for a part of our Services, register for a summit or event, make a purchase of goods or services, request a refund, participate in our social networking features, request back issues of our Publications, subscribe to our Publications, subscribe to newsletters, promotional correspondence, or other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback. If you elect to post material to any blogs or forums, or participate in our social networking features or other community boards that may be offered on our Services, then such materials will be collected and some information, including your posted pseudonym, may be publicly available for others to view. We, or our service providers on our behalf, may collect the following information about you or your use of the Services:

Information You Provide to Us:

  • Registration, Subscription or Contact Information such as e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information
  • Customer service information such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post; and summaries or voice recordings of your interactions with customer care
  • Demographic, statistical and interest information such as your age, date of birth, gender, interests, lifestyle information, and hobbies
  • Financial and transactional information such as credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us
  • Employment or Education Information when you register for events or for networking insights services such as education history, employment experience, business contact information
  • User-generated content such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services
  • Research, survey, or sweepstakes information (including contact information and user generated content) collected if you participate in a survey or sweepstakes; includes information needed for you to participate (such as contact information), and to fulfil your prize
  • Contact Information about others, (including personal identifiers) such as name and mailing address to send a gift or use our send-to-a-friend functionality. If you use send-a-friend on our Services, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
  • Social media information (which may include contact information, photos, location, user generated content, demographic information) if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to that social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, and Twitter)
  • Other information any other information you choose to directly provide to WWD INDIA in connection with your use of the Services

Information We Collect Automatically:

  • Device information and identifiers such as IP address; browser type and language; operating system; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers
  • Internet network and device activity data such as information about files you download, domain names, landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Services, the web sites you visit after this web site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information. See “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” below for more information about how we collect and use this information.
  • Geolocation information such as city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings

Information from Third Parties:

We may also collect the information outlined above, such as contact information, demographic and social media information, from other sources including public and commercial data sources, affiliates, entities providing conferences and other event, marketers, social media networks, third party advertising partners in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services, and partners such as those providing surveys or sweepstakes with us. We use this information to update, validate or supplement the information that you provide or we collected automatically, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.  If other users of the Services provide information about you, such as your name and mailing address to send a gift or to use our send-to-a-friend functionality, we collect that information from such users.

3. How We Use the Information We Collect

Depending on the Services you use and how you use them, we, or our service providers, may use your information to:

  • Provide the Services you request, including to maintain and service your account, for example to:
    • Process and fulfill your transactions, including subscriptions and the purchase of other goods
    • Maintain and servicing your account
    • Payment processing
    • Send communications that you have requested on your behalf
    • Administer your entries into sweepstakes, contests, promotions, or surveys
    • Provide community features and post your content
  • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service to Provide the Services, for example to:
    • Provide transactional or service communications, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or sweepstakes or other promotions, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, send you an email newsletter, process refund requests, or to contact you about your account
    • Respond to your requests for information
    • Provide you with customer service and technical support
  • Personalize your experience to Provide the Services, for example to:
    • Customize certain features of the Services,
    • Deliver relevant content and to provide you with an enhanced experience based on your activities and interests
    • Send you personalized newsletters, surveys, and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
    • Customize the advertising on the Services based on your activities and interests
    • Create and update inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
    • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising
    • Conduct cross-device tracking by using information such as IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers to identify the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Service.
    • using inferences about your preferences and interests for any and all of the above purposes
  • Republish Information You Provide on the Services, for example to:
    • pursuant to our Terms, use and edit information submitted by you in response to opportunities provided on the Services, which you provide to us through emails, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission, for editorial purposes, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Publications, and in trade media, and advertising
  • Improve the Services and develop new services, for example to:
    • Engage in analysis, research, and reports to better understand how you use the Services, so we can improve them and develop new services
  • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes, for example to:
    • Send you newsletters, promotional emails, surveys and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
    • Customize content that our third-party partners deliver on the Services (e.g., personalized third-party advertising)
    • Create and update inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
    • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising

We may combine the information we collect about you, including from third parties, and conduct cross-device tracking for the marketing and advertising purposes above.

  • Bug detection and error reporting, including to understand and resolve technical issues, app crashes and other issues being reported
  • Audit consumer interactions on the Services including to measure the placement, frequency, efficacy and compliance of advertising and ad impressions
  • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance, including by detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity for example to:
    • Monitor prevent, and detect fraud, such as through verifying your identity
    • Combat spam or other malware or security risks
    • Monitor, enforce, and improve the security of our Services
    • Comply with any applicable procedures, laws, and regulations, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process, or in connection with a legal investigation, if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law;
    • Establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (e.g., to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, or other contracts or legal rights)
    • Protect or defend our Services, users, or others
  • Aggregate and/or De-Identified Information. We may aggregate or anonymized information and/or de-identify any information collected through the Services so that such information can no longer be linked to you or your device (“Aggregate/De-Identified Information”). We may use this Aggregate/De-Identified Information for any purpose permitted under the law, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes, and disclose such information to third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, and sponsors in our sole discretion.

4. How We Share the Information Collected

WWD INDIA may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose information collected from and about you on the Services to other companies or individuals as set forth below.

  • Service Providers. We may provide access to information to vendors that are performing services on our behalf, including fulfilling subscriptions to our Publications, processing and fulfilling orders for other goods and services, managing our email lists and sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments, providing customer support, analytics providers, and performing other administrative services, in order to carry out such services.
  • Our Affiliates. We may share information we collect within the WWD INDIA family of companies to deliver products and services to you, ensure a consistent level of service across our Services, internal management and administrative purposes on our behalf and enhance our products, services, and your customer experience.
  • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request. We will share your information with other individuals and services at your request.
    • For example, if you choose to interact with such co-branded products or services using your account information with us, we may share your account information with third parties as required to provide the co-branded product or service that you request, including any information required for contest prize fulfillment.
  • Third Party Contests and Promotions Providers. In some cases, you may have entered a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, in which case the information you provide via the contest or sweepstakes may be shared by us with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing. Some of our contests and sweepstakes will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like to have your personal information shared with the sponsor, in which case we will honor your selection. Other contests will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest. The privacy policies of such third party companies apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.
  • Third Party Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services. Some of our Services may from time to time partner with a retailer or other third party to offer online shopping opportunities, games, services, subscriptions, registration opportunities for our events and summits and other applications on a co-branded or cross-promotional basis (“Co-Branded Areas”). The information you provide in connection with the transaction may be collected directly by, or shared by WWD INDIA with, the third party, as well as with any participating sponsors or advertisers of such Co-Branded Areas. Some of our Services may offer you the ability to access a third-party site with whom we have a relationship to access both sites through a co-branded registration or password; in that event, your applicable registration information may be collected directly by, or shared by WWD INDIA with, the third-party partner. For example, if you choose to interact with such co-branded products or services using your account information with us, we may share your account information with third parties as required to provide the co-branded product or service that you request, including any information required for contest prize fulfillment or customer service. These third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy policy.
  • Third Parties for Marketing Purposes. We may share your information with partners whose offerings may interest you such as other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases and non-profit organizations. This includes licensing information about your interests and activities, and marketing segments created with such data, which we may share with third parties for their marketing purposes.
  • Third-Party Online Advertisers, Ad Networks and Advertising Partners. As discussed in the “Online Analytics and Advertising” Section below, the Services may integrate third-party advertising technologies that allow for the delivery of relevant content and advertising on the Services, as well as on other websites you visit and other applications you use, and these technologies will collect certain information from your use of the Services to assist in delivering such ads and marketing messages and enhancing our information. These third parties include advertising networks, data exchanges, ad servers, certain analytics providers and others. The list of third party providers is found in the Section below entitled “Third Party Cookies”. This list may be updated from time to time.
  • Third Parties for Legal Purposes. By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that we may access, retain, and disclose the information we collect and maintain about you if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, retention or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or a regulatory investigation (e.g. a subpoena or court order); (b) enforce our Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of WWD INDIA, its agents and affiliates, its users and/or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.
  • Social Networks. As noted above, if you use your login credentials from a social media networking service on a Website, we may receive information from such service in accordance with its terms and privacy policy and your settings. If you elect to share your information with these social networking sites, we will share information with them in accordance with your election. The terms and conditions of these social networking sites will apply to the information we disclose to them.
  • Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets. In connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise, including via bankruptcy) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the Website to which this policy applies, in which case the company will possess the information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information as described in this Privacy Policy (the “Acquisition Use”).

5. Legal Grounds for Using (Processing) Your Information

If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the information concerned and the context in which we collect it. We collect information from you:

  • Where we need it to perform our contract with you (i.e. our Terms of Service),
  • Where the processing is in our legitimate interests (provided that these aren’t overridden by your interests or rights) (such as personalizing our services and marketing for example), or
  • If we otherwise have your consent.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Contact Us” section below.

6. Online Analytics and Advertising

Delivery of Advertising and Other Content. In addition to ads and content that we serve you directly, WWD INDIA may use third party advertising companies and marketing services to serve ads and other content when you visit the Services, as well as on other websites you visit and other applications you use. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, your searches, demographic data, user-generated content, and other information we collect from you. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests. Third parties, whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Services, may also place cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device to collect information about you as discussed above. We also allow other third parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers such as Google and others) to serve tailored ads to you on the Services, other sites, and in other applications, and to access their own cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Services. We sometimes provide our customer information (such as email addresses) to service providers, who may “match” this information in de-identified form to cookies (or mobile ad identifiers) and other proprietary IDs, in order to provide you with more relevant ads when you visit other websites and mobile applications.

We neither have access to, nor does this Privacy Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on the device you use to access the Services by such non-affiliated third parties.

If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out Page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link, or Your Online Choices to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs.

To learn more about how to manage your preferences regarding our cookie-based advertising, please see the “Cookie Management” section in our Cookie Notice below.

To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, visit the Google Ads Settings page. We do not control these opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

Please note that if you exercise the opt out choices above, you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time.

Mobile Advertising. When using mobile applications from WWD INDIA or others, you may also receive tailored in-application advertisements. We may use third-party service providers to deliver advertisements on mobile applications or for mobile application analytics. Each operating system, iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices, and Windows for Microsoft devices provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to control receiving personalized in-application advertisements; thus, you should contact the platform provider for further details on opting out of tailored in-application advertisements. Often, you may opt-out by adjusting the ad tracking settings on your mobile device or resetting the “Advertising Identifier” (like an IDFA) from your mobile device’s settings page, which will prevent continued use of existing behavioral data tied to the previous “Advertising Identifier.” You may review the support materials and/or the device settings for the respective operating systems to opt-out of tailored in-app advertisements.

Do Not Track. WWD INDIA does not act on “do not track” requests from your browser because, this way, we are able to personalize your experiences on our Services.

7. Your Rights & Your Choices

Marketing E-mails. If you want to stop receiving promotional e-mails from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email from us. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. We may still communicate with you from time to time if we need to provide you with transaction information about the Services you are using, if we need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you, or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons, for example, if we update this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.

SMS Text Communications. You may opt-out of SMS messages from us by following the instructions provided in the message or by texting back STOP to the number we send the text from for that particular SMS message. When we receive an opt-out message from you for SMS messages, we may send a message confirming our receipt of your opt-out.

Privacy Information for Indian Residents. If you are aIndia resident, India law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding your rights with respect to your “personal information” (as defined in the India Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)). We describe the categories of personal information we collect, the sources and uses of such information and the entities to which we share such information in our India Privacy Notice.

A. India Data Access & Deletion Rights

If you are anIndia resident, the CCPA allows you to make certain requests about your personal information. Specifically, the CCPA allows you to request us to:

  • Inform you about the categories of personal information we collect or disclose about you; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we share/disclose personal information.
  • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you.
  • Delete certain personal information we have about you.
  • Provide you with information about the financial incentives that we offer to you, if any.

Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under India law. For example, we need certain information in order to provide the Services to you.

Verification: We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, depending on your request and relationship with you verifying your name, email address, address, and/or having you respond to an email from us.

You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. In order for an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.

If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under India law or would like to exercise any of them, please click here or call (858) 8898248.

Please note that WWD INDIA employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under India law should instead contact their WWD INDIA HR representative. Applicants submitting information on the WWD INDIA Careers pages at WWD INDIA.com/careers-listing should instead consult the WWD India Corporation Human Resources Privacy Notice referenced therein.

B. Notice of Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information

India residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. We sell certain of your information to third parties to provide you with offers and promotions and opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Under the CCPA, sale is also broadly defined such that it may include allowing third parties to receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising on the Services or other services. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you offers relevant to you.

Depending on what Services you use, we may provide the following categories of personal information to third parties for these purposes:

  • For online targeted advertising purposes: demographic and statistical information, user-generated content, device information and identifiers, connection and usage data, geolocation, and social media information.
  • For sharing with third parties to send you relevant offers and promotions and opportunities: contact information (e.g., name and physical address) and publication subscription information.

If you would like to opt out of WWD INDIA’s use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under India law, you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can also submit a sale opt-out request by calling us at (858) 8898248. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.

Please note that WWD INDIA employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under India law should instead contact their WWD INDIA HR representative. Applicants submitting information on the WWD INDIA Careers pages at WWD INDIA.com/careers-listing should instead consult the WWD India Corporation Human Resources Privacy Notice referenced therein.

The CCPA further provides you with the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your access, deletion or sale opt out rights.

D. International Users

Some international users of our Services have certain legal rights to access certain information we hold about them and to request its deletion. For example, your local laws may permit you to request that we:

  • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we have about you;
  • Prevent the processing of your information for direct-marketing purposes;
  • Update information which is out of date or incorrect;
  • Delete certain information which we have about you;
  • Restrict the way that we process and disclose certain of your information;
  • Transfer your information to a third party provider of services; and
  • Revoke your consent for the processing of your information.

We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Certain information may be exempt from such requests in some

our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.

If you would like further information in relation to your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below at any time.

8. Retention of Your Information

We keep your information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws.

9. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use and allow certain other companies to use certain tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) on the Services. To see an explanation what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them please see our cookie notice (“Cookie Notice”). We endeavor to adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) self-regulatory principles governing interest-based advertising.

10. Links to Third Party Sites

When you are on the Services, you may be directed to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any of these third parties. If you access a third-party website from the Services, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of such websites.

11. Security

We implement appropriate administrative, technical and security safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of the information we collect. However, no systems can be completely secure. Therefore, while WWD INDIA uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, WWD INDIA cannot guarantee its absolute security, and your use of the Services indicates your agreement to assume this risk.

12. Special Note For Parents

The Services are for a general audience and are not designed or intended for use by children, especially those under age thirteen (13) or sixteen (16) in the EU.

14. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

15. Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties

If you choose to access the Services, subscribe to our Publications or use any of our Services, any dispute over privacy is subject to our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes by binding arbitration, and application of the laws of the United States, and the State of New York. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

16. Contact Us: Data Privacy Officer

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Privacy Officer at the address set forth below.

4th & 5th Floor,

Charmwood Plaza, CharmwoodVillage,

Surajkund, Faridabad,

Delhi 121009

Or

panshika@franchiseindia.net 

Appendix A: India Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice for India residents supplements the WWD INDIA Privacy Policy.

This Notice applies to website visitors, app users, event attendees and other customers in India. This Notice does not apply to employees, former employees, candidates, contractors, service providers, or business contacts of WWD INDIA. This supplemental privacy notice gives India residents additional information about our information collection and use practices required by the India Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA also provides India residents with specific privacy rights, which are outlined in our Privacy Policy here.

This notice provides information about the categories of personal information that we collect from India residents generally, the purposes for which we use the information, the sources of the information, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclose the information for business purposes. More detailed information is available in our Privacy Policy at How We Use Personal Information and How We Share Personal Information.

If you would like to opt out of WWD INDIA’s use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under India law, you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can also submit a sale opt-out request by emailing us by calling us at (877) 365-3500. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.
Please note that WWD INDIA employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under India law should instead contact their WWD INDIA HR representative. Applicants submitting information on the WWD INDIA Careers pages at WWD INDIA.com/careers-listing should instead consult the WWD India Corporation Human Resources Privacy Notice referenced therein.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

What are Cookies? Cookies are text files that contain a certain amount of information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The term “Cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons, pixels, and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our glossary below.

Types of Information We Collect. Cookies help us to understand Website usage and to improve the content and offerings on our Services and in other media. Examples of the types of information that we collect through Cookies include: The number of users visiting Services, the number of times a Website was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Services and the total duration of navigation on the Services; The name of the page that referred you to the Website; Whether this is your first time visiting the Website; Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language etc.); Your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.

How We Use Cookies. Examples of ways that we use Cookies include:

  • To control the display of ads;
  • To track usage patterns on the Services;
  • To deliver editorial content;
  • To record requests for subscriptions;
  • To implement our affiliate marketing program;
  • To enhance information we have about you; and
  • To personalize information and marketing messages.

WWD INDIA (or third party service providers on our behalf) may also use cookies to collect aggregate information about Website users on an anonymous basis (“Anonymous Information”). We may share demographic and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.

Types of Cookies We Use on Our Services. We use first party and third party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Services. Third parties also serve Cookies through our Services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party Cookies served through our Services and the functions they perform are described in more detail below.

  • First-party Cookies. These cookies are created by WWD INDIA. They allow you to browse our Services and use their features.
  • Strictly Necessary  Cookies.These cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to move around the Services and use their features, such as accessing your subscriptions. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using. Therefore, these cookies cannot be disabled.
  • Functional Cookies.These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites (such as your preferred language or the region you are in). To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Note that by disabling functional cookies, you may not be able to use some of our features or those features may not function properly.
  • Embedded Scripts.An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
  • Analytics Cookies.We use Cookies and other identifiers (such as web beacons) to see how you use our Services in order to enhance their performance and develop them according to the preferences of our customers and visitors. For example, cookies and web beacons may be used to maintain a consistent look and feel across our Services, track and provide trend analysis on how our users interact with our Services, track errors, and measure the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
  • Cross-Device Cookies.WWD INDIA may use cookies in combination with the information we collect — for instance, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers — to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets), or work with service providers that do this, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Services. To refuse these Cookies, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
  • Third-Party Cookies. Some of our third party partners (including advertisers and marketing services companies) may set and access Cookies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such cookies and similar technologies or the information derived therefrom, and this Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information. To see a list of our third party partners, please click here. These types of cookies include:
    • Advertising CookiesThese Cookies, defined exclusively by third parties, collect several types of data about your browsing habits, including opening emails, as well as your preferences for products and services. This information allows WWD INDIA to improve the Services and serve you relevant advertisements on our Services. Certain third party partners may also combine the information they collect and/or hashed email addresses in order to identify your email address or other information about you and share that information with us.  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Some advertisements may also contain an icon that you may click on to find out more about how to manage your advertising preferences.
    • Third-Party Functional Cookies. These Cookies are defined by third parties who support our Services and allow you to use useful services and features. To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
  • Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies may be included in our web pages and messages. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Services, to monitor how users navigate the Services, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. A clear gif may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information. To refuse Web Beacons, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
  • HTML. HTML, the language some websites are coded in, may be used to store information on your computer or device about your interaction with and use of the Services. This information may be retrieved by us to help us manage our Services, such as by giving us information about how our Services are being used by our visitors, how they can be improved, and to customize them for our users.

Types of Cookies We Serve on Third-Party Services.

Duration of Storage of Cookies on Your Device. We use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your web browser) and “persistent cookies” (which stay on your computer until you delete them).