AlapBangla is founded
on the principles of helping people to discover new information by enabling
them to share what they find interesting with one another. AlapBangla
knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and
we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more
treatment of personal information that AlapBangla
gathers when you are on the AlapBangla website and
when you use AlapBangla services. This policy does
not apply to the practices of third parties that AlapBangla
does not own or control, or to individuals that AlapBangla
does not employ or manage.
Collected by AlapBangla
We only collect personal information that is
relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover
and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide
you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this
information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the
following types of information from our AlapBangla
- Information You Provide
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide
to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain
information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our
- Registration: In
order for you to use AlapBangla services, such
as submitting new links to the website, you must complete a registration
form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal
information (including your full name, city, state and e-mail address).
- User Profile: To
allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to
provide additional information, such as a bio, favorite URLs, and instant
messaging IDs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself
in your profile. As indicated below, in the section titled "Sharing
Your Information", you can control how your information is displayed
- We receive and
store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. AlapBangla and its authorized agents automatically
receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs
from your browser including your IP address, AlapBangla
cookie information, and the page you requested. AlapBangla
uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers,
analyze trends and administer the website.
- AlapBangla may collect and,
on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This
includes User Profile pages.
- Many companies
offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While AlapBangla will not be able to provide you with a
personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be
aware that these programs are available.
AlapBangla is very
concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a
third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing
Your Information" section below. AlapBangla may
send out e-mails with AlapBangla-related news,
products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification
e-mails from AlapBangla, which inform you of actions
(e.g. friend requests) that have been performed on the site. If you do not want
to receive e-mail from us, please visit the Email Preferences section of your
User Profile and/or follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail
message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive
all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal
notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.
- Cookies are
alphanumeric identifiers that we tranfer to your
computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to
recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are
visited and by how many people. AlapBangla
cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine
information collected through cookies with other personal information to
tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.
- The "help"
portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how
to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the
browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable
allow you to use some of AlapBangla's coolest
- Some of our business
access to, or control over, these cookies.
enables people to discover and share information with one another, information
about the people who use AlapBangla is an integral
part of the AlapBangla experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal
information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as
- AlapBangla Personnel: AlapBangla personnel and authorized consultants
and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the
normal course of AlapBangla business.
- Business Transfers:
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of
transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets
that is transferred. Moreover, if AlapBangla, or substantially all of its assets, were
acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
- Protection of AlapBangla and Others: We may release personal
information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to
protect the rights, property, or safety of AlapBangla,
our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information
with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit
- User Profile
information: Information collected during registration and subsequent
visits, such as your full name and location, may be displayed to other AlapBangla users in your User Profile. The User
Profile is the area on AlapBangla where we
allow you to tell other AlapBangla users about
yourself and your interests. You may control what personal information is
displayed in your User Profile by visiting the Privacy Settings section of your
- Member Directory:
The e-mail address that you submit upon registration will be searchable by
other AlapBangla users who know you by your
email address, unless you choose to opt out of this feature. This is
primarily so that other users can find you to establish friendship through
AlapBangla. You may opt-out of this feature by
visiting the Privacy Settings
section of your User Profile.
- Social sharing of
data: AlapBangla allows other users to browse
stories that you have Dugg, submitted, blogged, or commented on. This information is made
available via your User Profile, or within the permalink
URL of the story on which you performed the action. AlapBangla
may choose to post this data on other site features.
- Friends' Activity:
Much like other online social networks, AlapBangla
allows non-friends to browse your friends' activity ( AlapBangla.com/users/usersname/friends).
- API: AlapBangla will allow third parties access to all AlapBangla data this is already publicly available
through the AlapBangla website. AlapBangla will keep private any passwords and blog
- Syndication: AlapBangla allows for the RSS syndication of all of
its public content within the AlapBangla
- With Your Consent:
Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information
is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the
purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to
opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.
- Your AlapBangla account information is protected by a
password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized
access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have
finished using a shared computer.
- Only employees who
need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a
customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our
employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
Control Display and Use of Your Information
- As stated
previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you
may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new
- By visiting your
User Profile, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information
on our website. When you update information, however, we often maintain a
copy of the unrevised information in our records.
- You may request
deletion of your AlapBangla account by
e-mailing us at support@AlapBangla.com.
- If you do not wish
to receive e-mail from us or other AlapBangla users,
please visit the Email
Preferences section of your User Profile and/or follow the
instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message.
- However, please note
that you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding
forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies)
- If you do not wish
to have people who know you by your email address find you via the Member
Directory service, please visit the Privacy
Settings section of your User Profile to opt out of this feature.
- As explained
earlier, the "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of
browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new
cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new
cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if
your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take
advantage of some of our attractive features.
Under 18 Years of Age
You must be 13 years and older to register to
use the AlapBangla website. As a result, AlapBangla does not specifically collect information about
children. If we learn that AlapBangla has collected
information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information
as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18
ask and receive their parents' permission before using AlapBangla
or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.
AlapBangla may amend
will notify you by posting an announcement on the AlapBangla
website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it,
and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.
If you decide to visit AlapBangla
website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this
including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.
updated Feb 08, 2008.