Data Protection and Privacy Policy 

1. Introduction

Protecting your private information is our first and foremost priority. In the statement below (hereafter “We”, “Us” and “Our”) represents Media Kurakani (www.mediakurakani.com).  We tell stories of media and the craft of journalism in Nepal its neighbors. Our slogan (news behind the news) clearly states our mission and endeavor. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Media Kurakani and all its social presence.

2. What information we may be collecting?

We may collect and process the following information entered or submitted by you:

  • Your information that we learn when you use our website and its Content offered by Us;
  • Information you provide when giving us feedback, content, Comment, Your social media activity via likes, shares, tweets, retweets, favorites, pins and whatsoever similar.

3. What is the purpose of collection?

We may use personal information collected from you for the following purposes:

  • To provide Our Content, Services and products as newsletters, offers, push Notifications, mentions, messages and emails.
  • To improve and personalize Website's Contents.
  • To research on our Content, Services and products;
  • To ensure the relevancy of contents to you.
  • To carry out auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and enhance the Content or the Services we have been providing.
  • To transfer your details to relevant public bodies, government authorities, census bureau, regulators, court, tribunal, police authority or other similar authority in any investigations or proceedings concerning you and your information, contents, comments via website.

4. How do we store and when do we transfer your personal information?

All personal information that you are and will be submitting via the Website is sent and stored on secure servers. Information submitted by you may be disclosed if and only if to those (refer last bullet from the purpose of data collection) mentioned in the circumstances described below. Hosting and service providers to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage and related technology to run the website. By submitting information via website, you agree to our storing, processing and/or transfer of the information.

5. Disclosure of your information

We may share the information We collect among our designing and web hosting service providers We shall only disclose such relevant personal information as is needed by them to perform their functions. Where requested to do so, we may co-operate with any court, tribunal, regulatory body, police authority or other similar authority in any investigations or proceedings concerning you and your information, contents, comments via website.  This may include disclosing information transmitted.

Whilst we take measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure any cyber attacks, spoofing, sniffing, hacking and cracking of the server is beyond our control. Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer to us over the Internet.

6. Your rights

You have the right to decide whether to submit or not, we may cooperate with you with a copy of processed personal information and data held by Us about You. You also have the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you.  If you would like to obtain a copy of your personal information, notify us of any inaccuracies in the information we hold about you, please feel free to write us at: mediakurakani@gmail.com. For Your own data safety you will need to verify your identity and specify what information you require. In order to cover our costs incurred in providing you with a copy of your information charges may apply.

7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy without prior notice. You should continue to check this Privacy Policy for updates and amendments, as you will be assumed to have accepted any changes if you continue to use the Website after our policy have been amended.

8. Language

The original version of this Privacy Policy is in English language. Any translated version is just for your convenience and information. In case of disputes the English text shall prevail.

Note: Media Kurakani's Data Protection and Privacy Policy is based on Nepal's Electronic Transaction Act 2063 (2008), Chapter-2, Provisions Relating to Electronic Record and Digital Signature.  Sec 6: Electronic Records to be Kept Safely.

The Fair Use Rules

These are five rules or circumstances where you can “use” the contents (published works) of Media Kurakani without authorization:

  1. Citation: You can use some portions of a published work for citation purpose without authorization. When making such citations the source and author's name should be mentioned.
  2. Library and Archive: A public library or archive may reproduce the published work without authorization.
  3. Teaching and Learning: You can reproduce, broadcast, exhibit some portions of the published work for the purposes of educational activities and to be performed in the classroom. However, all copies reproduced have to indicate the source and the author's name.
  4. Website/Blog/Newspaper/ Journal/Book: You may reproduce, broadcast or communicate a small portions of published work in any form of medium with a view to informing the general public. However, you should mention source and author's name. Link back to original source is mandatory for websites/blogs.
  5. Personal Purpose: You do not require authorization to reproduce some portions of any published work for your personal use.

Note: Media Kurakani’s Fair Use Rules are based on Nepal’s Copyright Act, 2059 (2002). If you wish to use the contents (published work) that go beyond these rules, you must obtain authorization from us.

(First Published on September 10, 2015)