Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Last updated on 16/07/2014

MyTopTeacher.com (hereafter referred to as the “website”) is an educational website owned and operated by Fuse Publications Private Limited, a company based in India. The site takes the private information of its users very seriously, and has therefore implemented this agreement to govern all issues related to any personal information collected from users. This agreement does not cover any information collected by any third parties or advertisers, unless specifically stated. By registering on the site or even accessing it, you give the site your consent to collect, use and disclose your information as outlined in this agreement.

1. When This Policy Applies

This privacy policy comes into effect as soon as you access the site through your computer, phone, tablet, or through any other device not listed here. The policy applies to you whether you register on the website by signing up or simply use the website as a guest. It is your duty to read the privacy policy as soon as you access the site. Further, the policy will remain valid even if your use of the site or any of its features or applications decreases, is suspected, or ceases. If you do not agree to this privacy policy or the site’s terms of use, please discontinue using it immediately and navigate away from this and any other page of the site you have open.

2. Governing Law

This site is intended for audiences in India, and will be governed by the laws of India. Having said that, the site is a part of the World Wide Web, and will be accessible all over the world as a result of this. By accessing the site, you certify that you are at least 13 years old, and meet any other eligibility requirements mentioned in the terms of use or anywhere else on the site. Please navigate away from the site if any of the above are false or if you do not agree to something. If you are located outside India, please note that you are using this site at your own risk, that your information will be transferred and stored in India, and that you are responsible for complying with your country’s laws.

3. Personal Information / Collection of Information

Collection of Information:

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, e-mail address or information about what you like and do not like. The site collects anonymous and personal information (i.e. information which might enable you to be identified, such as your name, e-mail address or postal address). We will only collect personal information when you provide it to us. Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service through this website. Certain information may be required (such as your name, age, internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer) in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you including newsletters, tips, updates and new features, information, etc.

Cookies:

This website currently uses cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. One of the reasons for using cookies is to identify the total number of users of a site and measure traffic patterns for research purposes. Cookies may also be used by sites that offer personalised or customised content so that a user’s preferences can be “remembered” when they return to the site.

Our website may collect information via cookies. If we collect personal information via cookies, then that personal information will be dealt in accordance with this privacy policy. In other words, information collected via cookies will be treated in the same way as any other information as described below in more detail.

We may track your activities using ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies as soon as you access the site, and might use it for our marketing purposes, or to personalize your experience directly or through the use or a third party software. We will not however sell your information to advertisers or outsiders, to use for their marketing purposes or any other purposes, with the exception of a change in site ownership or if the law requires the site to do so. To add a teacher, rate a teacher, access our favourites feature, and to use some other features, we will ask you to sign up. This will involve providing your name, email address, date of birth, gender, location, and you’ll pick a password so you can sign in the next time you visit the site. This information will be stored by the site, and may be used for marketing purposes. This information will also be used by the site to track your activities, and to get in touch with you regarding any issues related to your activities. We may allow you to store your personal information on your browser to quicken up the sign in procedure when you use the site in the future.

Third party applications allowing users to share content on the web may also use cookies. If we hold your personal information, we will, where possible, provide you with access to the information. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

The site operates secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security. We will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Teachers:

As a teacher, you’ll also be asked to fill in or approve some information related to your teaching activities so our users can connect with you. This does not classify as personal information and can be disclosed to users and third parties.

The site may run contests or other marketing activities from time to time and may collect other information from you then. That information will also be governed by this Privacy Policy.

The site is not responsible for any personal information provided by you to third party advertisers. Further, the site is not responsible for any tracking technologies users by third party advertisers to personalize your experience on the site, any other site, or for any other purposes.

It is your responsibility to update your personal and any other information provided by you. The site will not be responsible for any outdated information provided by you. Each account is tied to one email address, which cannot be changed. If you have a new email address, you will have to create a new account.

You must not provide your login details to anyone else. The site will not be responsible for activities conducted through your account, and will assume that you are operating your account at all times. Please notify the site in case your login details have been stolen, and the site will act as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.

Use of Anonymous Information: We automatically gather anonymous information to monitor the use of this website. We may use such data in the aggregate and may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

4. Communication

This site may use any information collected from you to communicate with you by sending you announcements, periodic newsletters, information about new services, information about updated features, or for any other purpose. This site will keep communication as limited as possible as we know that users do not appreciate excessive communication, and it is in our best interest to keep our users happy.

5. Disclosure of Information

a. Comments and Ratings

The site has the right to display all comments and ratings. The site may use these comments and ratings for marketing purposes. The site has the right to paraphrase, delete, flag, or not display any comments that are not consistent with the site guidelines or the site’s terms of use.

b. Disclosure of Teacher information

Certain details of a teacher added by a student/user and not yet verified by the site will be displayed, but we will not display profile picture or contact details of such a teacher to ensure the safety of teachers, and to not infringe on their privacy without prior permission. We will however display certain pieces of information, like the teacher’s subject, location, name, etc. in line with our policy of attempting to grow virally so as to help users find the best possible teachers from a larger list of options available. The site does not take responsibility for incorrect information entered by a student/user about a teacher as the site does not check each teacher entered by a student/user. The site will allow a teacher to remove a profile that they feel relates to them as long as the teacher has not been previously approved by the site and has not accepted the site’s terms of use, privacy policy and copyright compliance policy. The teacher can remove such a profile by using the contact us button on the homepage to contact the site administration team about this issue. Details (including your contact details) are to be clearly mentioned should the site need to contact you regarding the same. Doing this will then allow a teacher to remove that profile upon consideration of the site (removing the teacher will be at the discretion of the site). This is the teacher’s responsibility, and not the Site’s.

Teachers approved by the site and those that have agreed to the site’s terms of use, privacy policy, and copyright compliance policy will have their contact details and profile picture show up as a default option.

c. Other Information

We may disclose any other information collected by you at our discretion.

Note: There will be occasions where it will be necessary for us to disclose your personal information to third parties. We may be required by law to disclose the information, or we may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, to any third person or entity unless you have authorised us to do so by specific consent for the same or by accepting the terms hereof.

6. Spamming

Users must not use the site to spam, or advertise their businesses without prior written consent of the site. Further, users must not post anything that a reasonable person would find inappropriate or offensive on the site. This site is not responsible for such content posted, and users have the right to report abuse.

7. Disclaimer

We do not warrant or represent that this website is error-free, virus-free or harmless, and disclaim any and all liability for loss or damage arising out of the use of this website. Persons accessing this website are solely responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. We do not indemnify any party in relation to any dealing by that party with this website which is contrary to this policy or to applicable law.
Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of those websites, associated entities, products or services. Persons accessing or relying on this website are deemed to have read, understood and assented to this policy.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy without any notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. Notice of material changes will be posted on the Site’s homepage and/or will be provided by e-mailing you or notifying you upon login; the form of such notice is at our discretion. However, it is your responsibility to check the Privacy Policy, Copyright Compliance Policy, and Terms of Use Agreement often for updates.


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Disclaimer: This website is merely to provide information to students about teachers and the choices that are left open to them. This information in no way is intended to offend any teacher or promote any teacher. All comments made by any students are strictly their comments and in no way represent the views of the website or Fuse Publications Pvt. Ltd. This information is provided on the basis of the public's right to know and on the basis of freedom of speech and expression.