Privacy Policy

The Message Hour is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using any of the websites or applications from The Message Hour. This Privacy Policy relates to use of any personal information that it collects from visitors/readers via following, among other, services:

  • any The Message Hour website that links to this privacy policy;
  • social media or official The Message Hour content on other websites;
  • mobile and web applications (“Apps”)

In all the above services, the “Privacy Policy” shall apply only when the application, website or contents therein are truly & genuinely generated by The Message Hour. Provided that, no application, website or contents therein are generated or presented at any false or fake website, page or group in the name( or with false logo) of The Message Hour, won’t get this protection.

The Message Hour collects or receives information about its users for many purposes; for instance, to provide services designed to serve the user, to monitor and improve the services offerings, for marketing or targeting advertisement etc. Such information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, social network account etc. (“the Information”).

There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services provided by The Message Hour. Visitors are requested to read these while registering or subscribing to these services on these sites. The Message Hour respects the privacy of its visitors/readers and makes use of its best effort to ensure that the information collected is used for the limited purpose for which it was received.

Special Precaution

There lies, in the name of The Message Hour/দি মেসেজ আওয়ার’, multiple fake websites and facebook pages and unauthorized/ unwanted facebook groups in online. The Message Hour shall hold no responsibility for any content generated, published or shared in those fake websites, unauthorized pages & groups in social media.

How The Message Hour collects the information

The Message Hour collects the information on a user upon the user’s access to The Message Hour website – (i) by registering to the site or Apps, (ii) subscribing to the newsletter, (iii) responding to a survey or participating in a competition, (iv) logging-in to a site or page, etc.

Disclosure of Information Collected

The Message Hour does not sell, trade or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to any other parties except for those that assist The Message Hour in operating its website, conducting the business and serving the users. It may share visitor’s/reader’s personal information internally to understand the user base, promote the number of users and increase user engagement.

In the event that The Message Hour desires to use personal information in a different way than that described above it shall seek consent of the individual. The Message Hour may release personally identifiable information if it is required to comply with the laws of Bangladesh.

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Privacy Policy, The Message Hour may disclose or share information collected including personal information to service providers, affiliate companies, consultants or advisors or Partners that it has engaged to perform business related functions on its behalf. The Message Hour may also share the information in response to legal process, or protect its interest in any forum. The information may be used for investigating or preventing potentially illegal activities, or situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the services, or violations of our policies, the law or our “Terms of Use” as well as to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Services. The information may as well be shared to offer market products or services to the visitors/readers. However, in all these events or any other event when a personal information is shared or disclosed, The Message Hour shall use its best endeavors to control the share or disclosure and shall only share to such extent as it is required to meet the purpose.

Data Retention

We shall hold visitors/readers personal information if your account exists with The Message Hour. Notwithstanding, The Message Hour may retain data for a further period as per its own internal data retention policy. Visitor’s/reader’s personal information shall be deleted upon expiry of your The Message Hour account. Please note that there may be events when the erasing/deleting of information may take more time than usual, and The Message Hour shall not hold any responsibility in such events.

Advertisement

The advertisements included in The Message Hour website and Apps, are by third-party companies & ad networks through independent ad tags, which may collect information about users for which The Message Hour shall bear no responsibility that may arise as a result of collecting and/or sharing the information with any other party.

The Message Hour shall not accept any liability that may arise as a result of any content of any advertisement that may appear on The Message Hour website.

Third Party Advertisements and links

At the discretion of The Message Hour, the website or application may display or allow advertisements of third party services or products. These third-party sites may have separate and independent privacy policies. The Message Hour accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein..

The Message Hour does not hold any responsibility for information leakage due to the visitor/reader accessing a separate link, application or website, whether through a link in the website or contents of The Message Hour.

Use of Cookies

The Message Hour does not collect any user data based on cookies, nor does it store any sort of user information that may be personal to the user.

If a third party associated with The Message Hour website collects user cookies upon your visit to The Message Hour website, The Message Hour does not control the use of these cookies therefore you should check the relevant third-party website.

Demographic and purchase information:

We may reference other sources of demographic and other information to provide you with more targeted communications and promotions. We use Google Analytics, among others, to track the user behavior on our website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings options provided by Google.

Communication by The Message Hour

From time to time, The Message Hour may contact its users via e-mail, phone or SMS for invitation for participation in campaigns/competitions organized by The Message Hour, feedback, survey etc, based on the information it has received from the users.

Accessing the website from outside Bangladesh

All personal information submitted by users outside Bangladesh will be processed in accordance with these Terms of use and “Privacy Policy”.

Governing Law

The laws that govern “Privacy Policy” of The Message Hour and its relationship with the user is the laws of Bangladesh and any dispute regarding the use, retention, disclosure, leakage or dissemination of the information or date can only be raised before the courts of Bangladesh which shall have exclusive jurisdiction on this matter. The entire “Privacy Policy” shall apply to all who enter the website, receive service or use an application from The Message Hour regardless of their nationality, location, residence or place of business.

Modification of Privacy Policy

The Message Hour reserves the right to amend, modify, alter, or omit any terms in the “Privacy Policy” at any time but the changed policy shall be immediately uploaded or updated in the website. By continuing to use our services after any changes are made, you accept those changes and will be bound by them. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that visitors/readers will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.

Opt-out

If, at any time, the users prefer not to receive email containing marketing information from us, then the user can simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.

If the users no longer wish to have a registered account, the user may terminate the account by sending an email to [email protected]

Who we are

Suggested text: Our website address is: https://themessagehour.com.

Comments

Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.