Privacy Policy

Please read this statement carefully before using or proceeding to access Technojourney.com.

Your use of Technojourney.com indicates you have read and understood this privacy policy and indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

 

1. Information Collection – Technojourney.com is the sole owner of the information collected on the website. We may collect information from our users at several different points on other sites.

  1. Comments – In order to enhance their use of our website, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. Commenters need not register. However, if a third party complains that a comment breaches our Terms of Use, we will make reasonable efforts to contact the commenter and alert them to the situation. If we are required to by law to disclose commenters’ contact information, we will attempt to contact commenters to give them the opportunity to respond to such requests.

Please refer to our Terms of Use for more information.

  1. Mailing Lists & Service Emails – Technojourney.com has a mailing list in order to provide subscribers with relevant information – weekly or daily round-ups, for example.

In order to sign up to receive regular emails from our site’s mailing list, users must submit information including a valid email. This information will be used in aggregate form only in order to assess general user interest in various internal and third party products and services, and your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails from the site. Technojourney.com may from time to time track user email usage in a continued effort to improve our services. Most of the time, these will be content from the site in question, but we may occasionally send out an email from a third party sponsor. This will be infrequent, and does not represent an endorsement by Technojourney.com of any products advertised therein. If you do not wish to receive emails from third party advertisers, please do not sign up for the mailing list.

  1. Comment Service and Cookies – In order to further enhance the user experience, Technojourney.com runs a comment service where users can discuss common topics of interest. Users have the option of signing up for this service, and to do so must submit information including a valid email address. Technojourney.com uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our Terms of Use and to pick out topics of interest to commenters. Technojourney.com will not pass this information to any other organization except in aggregate form.  The Comment Service may use cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the user’s Internet browser help file directions. By setting a cookie on Technojourney.com, users can save time while on the site’s comment service.
  1. Links – Technojourney.com contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Technojourney.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Technojourney.com.
  1. Log Files – Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.

 

 

2. Advertising

  1. a. First Party Ad Serving – The ads appearing on this website are delivered to you by Google’s DoubleClick technology. Technojourney.com uses only first party data about your visits to this site to serve ads to you. First party data only includes information collected during your current search or visit to our websites. First party data that we collect is not shared with any other third parties and is only used for proprietary ad delivery, ad reporting, and contextual advertising. As such, Technojourney.com is not a participant in online behavioral advertising as defined by the Digital Advertising Alliance and FTC.
  2. b. Third Party Advertising and Cookies – Some of our third party advertising partners may distribute cookies to users in advertisements that are provided to us. Technojourney.com  has no access to or control over these cookies once we have received the advertisements from third parties. These advertisers may be engaging in online behavioral advertising as defined by the Digital Advertising Alliance and FTC.
  3. c. Opt-out – As part of our commitment to transparency and your privacy, we provide the following links to opt-out of cookies provided by both our first party ad server and many third party advertising partners who may be engaging in online behavioral advertising:
    1. i. First Party Opt-out – Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from our first party ad serving vendor, Google: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/
    2. ii. Third Party and Online Behavioral Advertising Opt-out – Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third party behavioral advertising providers: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

 

 

3. Legal Disclaimer – Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Technojourney.com may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding.

 

4. Information Security – Technojourney.com has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal. Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at info [at] technojourney [dot] com. We will work with you to address any problems.

 

6. Notification of Changes – Whenever Technojourney.com changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

 

7. Contact Information – If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact the editor-in-chief of the Technojourney.com in question, or send an email to info [at] technojourney[dot]com.

 

8. Effective Date – This Privacy Policy is effective November 15, 2010.

 

 

Terms Of Use

Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access Technojourney.com. Your use of the website indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

 

1. Use of Content – Technojourney.com is pleased to make its original content available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, for non-commercial reproduction with credit to the source site. This license permits anyone to do the following with original Technojourney.com content, in any medium:

  1. a. To reproduce, remix, or otherwise alter original Technojourney.com site material so long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. This includes, specifically, permission:
    1. i. to reproduce quotes
    2. ii. to reproduce screenshots of any page of a Technojourney.com
    3. iii. to include original Technojourney.com material in mash-ups, mixes, parodies, caricatures, etc… for movies, TV, print, or online

Important Note: This does not include the right to republish images from Technojourney.com, for which Technojourney.com may not be the copyright holder, except in the context of a screenshot of the whole site. Technojourney.com makes no representations or guarantees about the suitability for third-party use of content that appears on this website, and licenses herewith only the content of which Technojourney.com is the copyright holder.

 

2. RSS Feeds – Technojourney.com provides an excerpt RSS feed. If you are using all or substantially all of the feed, we ask that you do not modify it in any way, including the stripping out of advertisements and abide by the following guidelines:

  1. a. Full ad-supported feeds are intended only for personal use in RSS readers.
  2. b. For all other feed uses, including reproduction on websites, you should only use the Excerpt feeds, unless otherwise agreed with the company.
  3. c. Please do not splice the RSS feeds into or otherwise redistribute them via third-party RSS providers.
  4. d. Please do not add content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, to the RSS feeds.
  5. e. Technojourney.com reserves the right to object to your presentation of the RSS feeds and the right to require you to cease using the RSS feeds at any time.
  6. f. Technojourney.com further reserves the right to terminate its distribution of the RSS feeds or change the content or formatting of the RSS feeds at any time without notice to you.

 

3. Web Syndication of Technojourney.com Content

  1. a. Internal links in the Site content must not be removed.
  2. b. The Site logo and/or URL should appear on each page displaying site content.
  3. c. The format or branding of the headlines, text and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  4. d. “More From…” links back to original Site at the end of each post must be included on content pages and may not be removed.

 

4. Print Syndication Terms of Use

  1. a. Reproduction of screenshots from any Site is permissible, without prior written approval, so long as the site logo and URL is fully visible or otherwise included on the page. See above for general permissions on partial content.
  2. b. The Site logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each section displaying site content.
  3. c. Content must be unedited, except for replacement of hyperlinks with full URLs and use of product manufacturer’s site links where appropriate.
  4. d. Images from a Site must not be used in print without you obtaining the appropriate copyright clearances yourself.

 

5. General Terms of Use – Technojourney.com provides content “as is” and shall not be held liable for your use of the information, the feeds, or your use of the site. Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, on your site, or in print, is entirely at your discretion. Technojourney.com is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images that you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, TECHNOJOURNEY.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds provided above or the website, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use.

 

6. Corresponding with Technojourney.com – Any correspondence with the Technojourney.com, or submission of content to us, including any documentation or images, is considered property of Technojourney.com. Technojourney.com reserves the right to reproduce such content, in whole or in part, on any of the other websites or its affiliates, and to use it in any way we choose, including sublicensing the content and allowing third parties to republish the material. In submitting something to us, you are representing that the content is yours to give to us, does not infringe on any third party’s rights – copyright, trademark, privacy rights and the like – and is not libelous or unlawful in any other way.

 

7. Comments – The comments sections on Technojourney.com are accessible to users by invitation only (such invitations coming either from Technojourney.com editors directly or by referral from existing comment users). Technojourney.com’s comment user registration system has been designed so that, if the user so chooses, they need not register with us. Technojourney.com will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments. In order to make our comments useful and interesting, the following guidelines have been established for comment users:

  1. a. Do not post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material.
  2. b. Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
  3. c. Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
  4. d. Do not post material that infringes copyright or any other intellectual property interest.
  5. e. Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
  6. f. Keep all comments relevant to the particular site where the comment is being posted.

Please note that once you post a comment to Technojourney.com, it becomes part of the public conversation. Our policy is that we will not remove a user’s comments unless we deem them to be in violation of our Terms of Use. So if you want to say something that you will later regret personally, it is advisable that you use a username that does not identify you. We cannot remove your comments simply because you have a change of heart about making them.

Additionally, it is our policy not to delete comment accounts. Technojourney.com, however, reserves the right to remove comments and comment accounts entirely at its discretion, including for alleged violations of Terms of Use or legal rights.

Technojourney.com is not responsible for the content of user comments. If a third party complains that your comment violates our Terms of Use or their rights, we will invite them to respond in the comments themselves. If they pursue the complaint, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you by the means you have provided us, to alert you to the situation. We will protect your contact information as described in our Privacy Policy, but may be compelled to turn it over pursuant to legal process.

 

8. Image and Video Terms of Use – Technojourney.com sites typically display images, audio, and video (the “Material”) as part of blog posts written by our editors. The types of Material editors are authorized to use on Technojourney.com include:

  1. a. Material licensed from photographic archive and video vendors;
  2. b. Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes;
  3. c. Reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on Technojourney.com;
  4. d. Material published on Flickr or other public photo / video sites with licenses granted under Creative Commons, with attribution in accordance with the Creative Commons license granted in each case;
  5. e. Material commissioned by Technojourney.com
  6. f. Material that we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, taking into account factors such as:
    1. i. The purpose and character of the use (i.e. transformation from the original, use for criticism, satire or parody
    2. ii. The nature of the copyrighted work (i.e. factual or newsworthy versus creative works)
    3. iii. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the whole (i.e. use of cropped, reduced, low-resolution Material used for no more than to convey the point made)
    4. iv. The effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work (e.g. use that is not substitutive for the original, or would never be licensed in any event)

 

9. Notices – If Technojourney.com receives notice that Material posted is not in keeping with the Terms of Use or the intended use of the Comments section where it is posted, we reserve the right to remove the material. If you think we have published Material that infringes your copyright, we will address your concerns; however, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we will not remove it from the site.

 

Just put us a mail with all the details telling that you are the owner of the content with necessary proof.

We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The text of the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site.

In all cases, if you do not hear a response from us within 10 days of submitting a complaint, please put another mail to confirm that we received your original complaint. Spam blockers sometimes devour important emails from strangers!

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

  1. I. For each allegedly infringing image, video or piece of text that you wish to have removed from one of our sites, provide the exact permanent URL for the page containing the material.
  2. II. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you: an email address is preferred, as well as a telephone contact number.
  3. III. For images, provide the following information detailing your claim to ownership of the copyright in the allegedly infringing image:
  4. IV. Proof of copyright in the image concerned, namely proof of registration of the Image under the DMCA; OR, absent such registration, a detailed description of where the photograph was taken, by whom, who or what the subject of the image is, and evidence to support your claim that you own the copyright in the image. We will not comply with requests to remove an image where the complainant cannot prove that they own the copyright in the image in question.
  5. V. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  6. VI. Sign the document, scan and mail it to info[at]technojourney[dot]com with subject Legal / DMCA Complaints.

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on our sites is infringing your copyrights.

Indeed, in a recent case a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the Fair Use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys` fees. The company agreed to pay over $100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive will be sent (with your personal information removed) to Chilling Effects for publication. You can see an example of such a publication here.

We also reserve the right to publish your letter on the Technojourney.com.

 

10. External Links Disclaimer – Technojourney.com routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, Technojourney.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to our site in question.

Technojourney.com does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to our website assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

 

11. General Disclaimer – Technojourney.com is also a gossip site. We publish both rumors and conjecture in addition to accurately reported information. Information on the sites may contain errors or inaccuracies; the sites’ proprietors do not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the sites’ content. Links to content on and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of Technojourney.com.

Email sent to Technojourney.com is considered our property. We will respect and protect anonymous sources as tipsters, but all correspondence is considered available for publication.

Technojourney.com is in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information on the legality of thumbnail usage of photographs, please download the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling in Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp (July 7th 2003).

 

12. Information Security – Technojourney.com has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal.

Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at info [at] technojourney [dot] com. We will work with you to address any problems.

 

13. Notification of Changes – Whenever Technojourney.com changes its Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Terms of Use page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

 

14. Effective Date – This statement of the Terms of Use is effective November 15 , 2010.