PRIVACY POLICY FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS


This privacy policy governs your use of the software applications (“Applications”) for mobile devices that was hosted by the National Informatics Centre, Kerala State Centre in Google Play. The Applications mainly provide eGovernance Services delivery and intends to provide better citizen services by the government. The contents published on these Applications were provided by the State Election Commisson, Government of Kerala. The information provided through these applications may not have any legal sanctity and are for general reference only, unless otherwise specified. However, every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information through these applications. Users are advised to verify the correctness of the facts published here from the concerned authorities. Neither National Informatics Centre nor State Election Commission and its allied establishments will be responsible for the accuracy and correctness of the contents available in these applications.


User Provided Information


Registration is mandatory. The Applications may obtain the information you provide during the registration.


When you register and use the Application, you generally provide (a) Name, Mobile Number and other contact information details.


The information you provided may be used to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information and required notices.


Automatically Collected Information


In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.


When you visit the mobile application, it may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within and display a location map. The location information may be sent to authorities for taking necessary actions and making policy decisions.


If you do not want the app to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application. However, if the service provided by the Application requires the location services using GPS technology, such services offered by the application will not be available for you.


We may disclose User provided and Automatically Collected Information:



You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.


Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information


We will retain User provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information also for a reasonable period of time depending on the nature of application and thereafter may store it in aggregate. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.


Misuse by Non Targeted Users


All mobile apps are meant for use by the targeted audience only. Misuse by non-targeted users should be prevented by owner of the mobile.


Security


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavour to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


Changes


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.


Your Consent


By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us.


Contact us


If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at cru[dot]sec[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in.


Published on 09th May 2018