Privacy Policy

Spandan is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using any of the websites or applications from Spandan. This Privacy Policy relates to use of any personal information that it collects from visitors/readers via following, among other, services:

any Spandan website that links to this privacy policy; social media or official Spandan content on other websites; mobile and web applications (`Apps’)

In all the above services, the `Privacy Policy’ shall apply only when the application, website or contents therein are truly & genuinely generated by Daily Spandan. Provided that no application, website or contents therein are generated or presented at any false or fake website, page or group in the name (or with false logo) of Spandan, won’t get this protection. Spandan collects or receives information about its users for many purposes; for instance, to provide services designed to serve the user, to monitor and improve the services offerings, for marketing or targeting advertisements etc. Such information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, social network account etc. There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services provided by Spandan. Visitors are requested to read these while registering or subscribing to these services on these sites. Spandan respects the privacy of its visitors/readers and makes use of its best effort to ensure that the information collected is used for the limited purpose for which it was received.

How Spandan Alo collects the information Spandan collects the information on a user upon the user’s access to the Spandan website – (i) by registering to the site or Apps, (ii) subscribing to the newsletter, (iii) responding to a survey or participating in a competition,etc. Disclosure of Information Collected

In the event that Spandan desires to use personal information in a different way than that described above it shall seek the consent of the individual. Spandan may release personally identifiable information if it is required to comply with the laws of Bangladesh.

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Privacy Policy, Spandan may disclose or share information collected including personal information to service providers, affiliate companies, consultants or advisors or Partners that it has engaged to perform business related functions on its behalf. Spandan may also share the information in response to legal process, or protect its interest in any forum. The information may be used for investigating or preventing potentially illegal activities, or situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the services, or violations of our policies, the law or our `Terms of Use’ as well as to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Services. The information may as well be shared to offer market products or services to the visitors/readers. However, in all these events or any other event when personal information is shared or disclosed, Spandan shall use its best

endeavors to control the sharing or disclosure and shall only share to such an extent as it is required to meet the purpose. Use of Cookies

Spandan does not collect any user data based on cookies, nor does it store any sort of user information that may be personal to the user.

If a third party associated with the Spandan website collects user cookies upon your visit to the Spandan website, Spandan does not control the use of these cookies therefore you should check the relevant third-party website. Communication by Spandan

From time to time, Spandan may contact its users via e-mail, phone or SMS for invitation for participation in campaigns/competitions organized by Prothom Alo, feedback, survey etc, based on the information it has received from the users.

Accessing the website from outside Bangladesh All personal information submitted by users outside Bangladesh will be processed in accordance with these Terms of use and `Privacy Policy’.

Governing Law

The laws that govern `Privacy Policy’ of Spandan and its relationship with the user are the laws of Bangladesh and any dispute regarding the use, retention, disclosure, leakage or

dissemination of the information or data can only be raised before the courts of Bangladesh which shall have exclusive jurisdiction on this matter. The entire `Privacy Policy’ shall apply to all who enter the website, receive service or use an application from Prothom Alo regardless of their nationality, location, residence or place of business.

Data Deletion

Spandan strategies support the deletion of client data. However we prefer such requests to be in writing and made in cooperation with Spandan Data Protection and Records management committee. This will ensure clarity of the request in the event it is not a temporary storage item like non- persistent web and social media cookies. You may initiate the request for data deletion by sending email to

We retain your personal information as long as necessary for us to provide services to you or you ask us to not retain your data. If you no longer want us to use your information then you can request that we erase your personal information and close your Spandan account as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law(s). We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.

You can request for deletion of your information via designated email provided in the Terms of Use. Please note that if you have multiple accounts with us, then you will have to raise separate requests for each of the accounts, along with the associated email IDs or phone numbers.

Modification of Privacy Policy

Prothom Alo reserves the right to amend, modify, alter, or omit any terms in the `Privacy Policy’ at any time but the changed policy shall be immediately uploaded or updated in the website. By continuing to use our services after any changes are made, you accept those changes and will be bound by them. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that visitors/readers will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.