We use “cookies” to collect information and support certain features and functionality of this News Portal. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server or that is stored in your computer’s memory for the duration of your visit. For example, we use cookies to collect statistical information about the way visitors use this news portal – the pages they visit, the links they use, how long they stay on each page, and how often they return. This information is known as “click-stream information” and does not include your personal information.

If, however, you have created a user identity on one of your visits to this News Portal (for example, by creating an account), we may link to information collected by cookies that identifies you personally. When you log into our News Portal, your registration ID number, e-mail address, name, and other information may be stored in a cookie and used to customize your News Portal.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or be alerted when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this News Portal. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this News Portal, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this News Portal.

The News Portal may also use clear gifs (also known as “web beacons”) in combination with cookies, to help News Portal operators understand how visitors interact with the News Portal. A clear gif is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel by 1 pixel in size) that is placed on the News Portal, which allows the News Portal to measure the actions of a visitor who opens the page that contains a clear gif. We use clear gifs to measure traffic and related behavior and improve your experience when visiting the News Portal.

The information provided by your browser and stored in our web server logs does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information to create statistics that help us improve this news portal and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In addition, under appropriate circumstances, for example, if we receive a subpoena or suspect fraud, we may share our server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – with law enforcement authorities or others who may use that information to trace and identify individuals.

To “opt-out” of (a) receiving communications from the Padma News Portal (except for the use of communications necessary for the News Portal), (b) having your personally identifiable information disclosed to third parties for marketing purposes, or (c) Any other consent granted for any specific purpose regarding your personally identifiable information, send an e-mail to the Padma News Portal at [email protected]