This privacy policy has been compiled to help you understand how your ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is handled by Group of Zia Associates (alternatively “Zia Group of Associates”; henceforth referred to as “Zia Associates”) in the context of this website. PII, as defined in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used with or without other information in order to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of your use of this website.

Collection of Personal Information

Type of Information Collected

This website does not collect personal identifiable information other than that which you may provide to us through contact forms, subscription forms, comment forms, and the like. Your use of such features of this website that explicitly require personal information in order to function constitutes permission to provide with such information as you disclose.

Additionally, parts of this website and/or third-party plugins it uses may log information such as IP address, referring website, viewed pages, and other technical information that is not explicitly personally identifiable information but is of significance to the functioning of this website, website security, compliance with applicable laws, and provision of an improved visitor experience. Your use of this website, including but not limited to browsing, sharing content, or engaging with interactive elements, constitutes your agreement to our collection of this information.

Point of Collection

We collect personal information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or otherwise explicitly choose to enter information on our site. Certain types of information, such as IP address, may be collected automatically in the course of your visit to this website.

Use of Information

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, browse the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

Protection of User Information

Security Practices

Because we do not collect sensitive personal information such as credit cards or bank account information, we do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. However, as part of organizations digital security protocols, we use regular malware scanning provided by reputable website security providers, including but not limited to tools provided by Sucuri Security. We also employ additional digital security practices as appropriate for a website of this niche and nature.

SSL Certificates

We do not use an SSL certificate because the bulk of our website content comprises of informative articles and other material of interest to potential clients. We do not solicit or will never require you to transfer of sensitive personal information (defined here as “confidential legal or financial information including but not limited to credit cards, debit cards, bank security codes, and the like”) to us via this website. We do not collect non-sensitive personally identifiable information (such as name and email address) except as you choose to send to us via mailing forms or other such feature; these functionalities may be handled by third parties who have their own security practices and SSL certificates.

Cookies

Like most websites on the Internet, this website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. These cookies may be generated by the CMS this website is built-on, third party tools and service providers, or the original providers of embedded content. For instance, we use to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Allow functioning of website architecture, facilities, and tools –including security tools–as appropriate.
  • Enable embedding, playback, and other functionality related to third-party content; the use and behavior of these cookies may not be under our control and is governed by the privacy policy of the respective third-party .
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Cookies Disabled

If you disable cookies off, some features may become unavailable or not function as expected. It may also turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient. You agree to this and any complication arising from this by disabling cookies.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site and we do not plan to do so in the future.

Furthermore, we have not enabled Google Analytics or any other site management tool provided by Google (namely Google Search Console) on our site but we may do so in the future. The functioning of these tools is governed by Google’s own policies.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. Learn more here.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously, that is, you are not required to enter your name, email address, or other personal information in order to view this website.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page.

If necessary, users may change any personal information of theirs that we may have on file (such as email address) by emailing us or by chatting with us either online or via phone call.

Do Not Track

To the extent of our ability to do so, we honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Third-party Behavioral Tracking

We allow, or intend to allow, third party behavioral tracking by service providers such as Google Analytics.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13 or solicit information from them. The content on this website is provided as-is and focuses primarily on our business services. It is publicly accessible and deemed suitable by us for a general audience, with the aim of providing information that may be useful for buyers in our target B2B market.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a data breach occur, we will notify affected users via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Zia Group of Associates
6-A PASCO Society, Canal Bank Road
Lahore, Punjab 53700
Pakistan
http://www.zia-associates.com
For technical feedback and complaints: webmaster@zia-associates.com
For other inquiries: info@zia-associates.com

Last Edited on 2016-01-26