MarkCount collects useful data and keeps record of it:
Information is provided by users through optional and voluntary submissions. In order to receive our electronic newsletters, providing information through voluntary submission is ‘must’ for the users. This also helps you to make an active participation in our message boards or forums and even in polls and surveys.
MarkCount gathers useful information about the users through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This helps us to better tailor our content according to the needs of readers which results in helping our advertisers and sponsors to have a better understanding on the demographics of our audience. Sponsorships and advertising are the sources of revenue of MarkCount. At the same time it provides such aggregated demographic data which helps in keeping our services free to users. MarkCount ensures of not revealing your information to a third party under any circumstances.
MarkCount gathers information about its users as follows:
Optional Voluntary Information Submission
The following free services are offered by MarkCount, which entail some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
MarkCount offers electronic newsletters to users at free of cost. Email addresses of the users are collected by us those who voluntarily subscribe to this service. Users have the liberty to remove themselves from this mailing list. All they need to do is follow the link provided in every newsletter which is pointed to the user to the subscription management page.
MarkCount’s Message Boards and Forums users can have the unique opportunity to log to these areas with their own free usernames for posting messages. You can visit and even use other products and services offered by MarkCount without seeking the permission of any of our representative.
“E-mail this to a friend” Service
Users of MarkCount can have the liberty to forward a link, page and even documents to someone else electronically with ‘just’ a click on “e-mail this to a friend”. For using this facility offered by us, the user needs to provide his/her email address and also the email address of the recipient. In case of any transmission errors, this information is only used. It also reveals the identity of the sender to the recipient.
Interactive polls to users are occasionally offered by MarkCount. This gives the users an opportunity to share their experience with others which ultimately results in improving services of MarkCount. The opinion of the users, testimony and other submitted data is collected. Action “tags” are usually employed by us to tag users after the vote. This helps in preventing a user from voting several times on the same problem. There is no connection with this “tag” with the individual information of the subject users.
User Surveys are sometimes conducted by MarkCount for achieving better target. In fact, the aggregated demographic information are occasionally shared by us in these surveys with our and partners, sponsors and advertisers. While conducting these surveys, we ensure of not disclosing information of any user to a third party.
According to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we never request for identifiable information from any individual under the age of 13 intentionally or personally without seeking the permission of their parents.
MarkCount keeps a track record on user’s traffic patterns through its various sites. We do not connect this information with any particular data about each and every user. MarkCount does break down overall usage statistics in accordance to the domain name of a user, type of browser and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (“MIME”) type by collecting such information mainly from the browser string.
The search terms entered by users in Our Search function are occasionally tracked by MarkCount. But this tracking has nothing to do with our individual users. This tracking information helps in determining which areas of our sites are liked and not liked by the users. We track the overall performance of each and every pages of our sites which helps in enhancing our services.
A text file called a “cookie” may be placed by us in the browser files of your computer. This type of file is comprised of any personal or confidential data. It helps us to relate your use of this site to information that has been provided by you specifically and knowingly. The information supplied by the user is the only personal information which a cookie file may contain. A cookie file ensures safety to your information because it cannot read any data from the user’s hard disk. We use this file mainly for tracking traffic patterns of the users.
Use of Information
MarkCount helps in improving the experience of the users in their network of sites by using relevant information submitted by the users. We also provide complete satisfaction to the user by providing personalized or interactive elements on the sites. This results in enhancing future content in accordance to the interests of the users.
Data which were voluntarily submitted by our users are used by us for sending electronic newsletters to the users. This enable individual user to participate in message boards, forums, polls and surveys. We send newsletters to subscribers on a regular basis. Sometimes, we also send special editions of electronic newsletters to the interested subscribers. Newsletter mailing lists are never shared by MarkCount with any third party, whether they are our sponsors, partners or advertisers. We try in enhancing our services to our users by tracking information which helps in determining the specific areas of our sites which are liked and disliked by the users. Comprehensive reports on user demographics and traffic patterns are created by us for our advertisers, sponsors and partners. This helps in our advertisers to advertise more skillfully and effectively. At the same time this also enables our advertisers to send advertisements to our users in according to the needs of the users. The pattern of usage of individual users is not tracked by us. An advertiser or sponsor will never know which particular user clicked their advertisement.
Sharing Of the Information
The information which has been already described is used by MarkCount to modify our content catering to the needs and demands of our users. This enables our advertisers to have a better understanding on the demographics of its audience. It is a ‘must’ for keeping our selected services free of cost. MarkCount does not share information about any individual users with any third party under any circumstances. We ensure proper safety and security to the relevant information provided by you and submitted by you voluntarily.
At MarkCount, secure data networks are protected by password protection systems and industry standard firewall. Our uniqueness lies in reviewing and improving our privacy policies as well as security according to the necessity of the situation and needs of the users. Individuals those are authorized can only have the opportunity to use and access the data provided by our valuable customers.
All of our sites are sometimes directly or indirectly connected to other sites. Under any circumstances, MarkCount will not be legally responsible for the privacy policies, practices and the content of the other sites.
Several options are given to our users wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Our users can have the liberty to decide whether they want to receive our electronic letters or not.
It’s the wish of the users of MarkCount to make an active participation or not in certain interactive areas.
Your personal information will not be shared by us with someone else until and unless you grant us the permission of disclosing your confidential data legally.
Personal Information Following Termination of Account
In case you MarkCount account is expired or cancelled, all the data provided by you will be placed in “deactivated” status within Our corresponding databases. This means that your information has not been deleted from our databases even after the cancellation of your account. We will make use of your provided data if necessary and also for solving any dispute.
For any query, you can contact us at [email protected].