Privacy Policy

W3varsity is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. This policy will let you know:



What personally identifiable information does w3varsity collect from me ?

w3varsity collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of web sites.

Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, w3varsity asks for your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry and personal interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to w3varsity - you are given a w3varsity ID and are able to take full advantage of w3varsity' many offerings.

In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by w3varsity and/or our many partners; when you submit a listing for a web site; and when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact w3varsity we may keep a record of that correspondence. w3varsity also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever w3varsity collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.


What are cookies and how does w3varsity use them ?

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, w3varsity uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. 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. All sites on w3varsity where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. (See "What are my choices regarding collection, use and distribution of my information?" for more information on cookies.)

Generally, we use cookies to -

  • Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. w3varsity also uses cookies to store your zip code for other services, such as Yellow Pages.
  • Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing w3varsity is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
  • This information collected by cookies is sometimes called "clickstream" or "click trail" and may also describe which pages you have seen in each module.
  • Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. When a w3varsity-hosted promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates the member's progress through the promotion, and may be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
  • Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of w3varsity' network of web sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on w3varsity a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.

Advertising networks that serve ads onto w3varsity may also use their own cookies. w3varsity also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. In addition, w3varsity Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.


How does w3varsity use my information ?

w3varsity primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, w3varsity is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you.

In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, w3varsity plays the middleman. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, females over 18 years old). w3varsity takes the advertisement and displays it to users meeting that criteria. In this process, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. Only w3varsity has access to individuals' accounts. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email through w3varsity Delivers. You will only receive special offers via email from w3varsity if you have indicated in your account preferences that you would like to receive them. You can change your account preferences at any time.

w3varsity does research on our users demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. w3varsity may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.


Who is collecting information ?

When you are on a w3varsity site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with w3varsity alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. For example, some w3varsity services, like w3varsity Travel, are offered in conjunction with a partner company. In order to provide this co-branded service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our partner company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than w3varsity, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.

Promotions that run on w3varsity may be sponsored by companies other than w3varsity or may be cosponsored by w3varsity and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared. Currently, most w3varsity Promotion are limited to Indian residents.

Please be aware that w3varsity Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites linked to w3varsity are not covered by this privacy statement.


With whom does w3varsity share my information ?

As a general rule, w3varsity will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.

BUSINESS PARTNERS & SPONSORS: w3varsity may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service or Use Agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions rules. Some or all data collected during a w3varsity promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.

Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give w3varsity permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.

THIRD PARTY DATA & DATA IN THE AGGREGATE:Under confidentiality agreements, w3varsity may match user information with third party data. Also, w3varsity discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 30% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

OTHER: w3varsity may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating w3varsity' Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) w3varsity's rights or property, other w3varsity users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. w3varsity may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.


What are my choices regarding collection, use and distribution of my information ?

w3varsity may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from w3varsity and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only w3varsity (or agents working on behalf of w3varsity and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your w3varsity Account Information to no longer receive such offers and mailings. You will need your w3varsity ID and Password in order to access your w3varsity Account Information.

On some types of w3varsity promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.

w3varsity does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.


What is w3varsity's policy on allowing me to update, correct or delete my personally identifiable information ?

Your w3varsity account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in not being able to access any members-only area of the w3varsity network, including your w3varsity Mail account (if you have one). If you saved the confirmation email you received when you first created your w3varsity account, you can use the URL provided in that message to delete your account at any time. Please contact support@mastercomputech.com for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your w3varsity account. Residual information will remain within our archive records.

If you are participating in a w3varsity promotion and you wish to update your email address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving promotion-related email, please contact support@mastercomputech.com


How does w3varsity protect my personal financial and health-related information ?

Keeping your personal financial and health-related information private is vitally important to us. As with all information, w3varsity will never rent or sell your personal financial or health-related information. This includes information kept in your w3varsity Portfolio or from any w3varsity Health assessment tools. If you use w3varsity Online Banking Access, w3varsity will work with your financial institution to present your account balances and history to you on your customized w3varsity pages. In order to present your financial information to you, w3varsity receives that information from your financial institution in an encrypted format and presents it to you over a secure-server. w3varsity Online Banking Access is regularly updated. w3varsity encrypts this data and stores it on our secure servers.

Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial product or service usage on w3varsity are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.

Please note that there are several places on the w3varsity network of Web sites where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.


What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information ?

Your w3varsity Account Information and w3varsity Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. w3varsity will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your w3varsity account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

As a global company w3varsity has international sites and users all over the world. When you give w3varsity personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever w3varsity handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, w3varsity takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, w3varsity cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


What about children's privacy ?

Naturally, the safety of children is very important to us. w3varsity recommends that parents and kids try, a web guide designed especially for users between the ages of 4 and 18. w3varsity is a general audience web site that complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. When a child age between 4 and 18 years attempts to register with w3varsity, we ask that they have a parent or guardian establish a w3varsity Account. This is to ensure that the parent or guardian consents to the collection and use of personally identifying information from that child. w3varsity Accounts allows parents to review, edit and delete information relating to their child's w3varsity account. If a parent wishes to refuse to permit further collection or use of their child's information by w3varsity, that parent can send an email to account-remove@w3varsity.com to request deletion of their child's account.

Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, no web site operator is permitted to require a child under the age of 13 to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. w3varsity abides by this requirement.

w3varsity does not share personally identifying information about users who are under the age of 13 with business partners or other third parties. All w3varsity account holders, including parents and children with w3varsity Accounts, are subject to this Privacy Policy.


How do I make payments ?

Use your credit card via our online payment solutions through ‘Paypal’. Bank draft, wire transfer, bank transfer, cheque and cash, w3varsity has a range of payment modes, one will be an ideal fit.


What else should I know about my privacy ?

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Additional Information

If you have a question that was not addressed in this privacy policy you may contact us at support@mastercomputech.com or at the following:

Master Computech Pvt. Ltd.
Attention: Customer Care - Privacy Policy Issues
C/o Master Computech Pvt.Ltd.
Hedavkar Estate, Bhavani Shankar
Road,
Dadar (West)
Mumbai - 400028 (India)

If you do not receive acknowledgement or if your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact Master Computech Pvt. Ltd.