Privacy Policy

Last updated: 30 October, 2019
Thank you for visiting homescreennetwork.com, thebigscope.com, sparktv.in and its mobile application Spark Daily (individually or collectively, as the context requires, referred to as the Website). In order to provide information and services to visitors and registered users (User or Users) of the Website, Visitorweb Technologies Pvt. Ltd (HSN) will, from time to time, collect, store, use, process and transfer certain Information (as defined below) of the Users. The Information we receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit or use the Website.
The safety of Information collected from a User is extremely important to us and this Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) sets out the practices and policies followed by HSN in connection with the Information that HSN collects from Users. By visiting or using the Website and/or by providing your Information, Users consent to the collection and use of such Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to, consent for sharing such Information as per this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy, read together with the terms and conditions of the terms of use of the Website (Terms), constitutes a legal and binding agreement between the User and HSN.

  1. Types of information we collect
    We receive and store the following types of information (Information).
    1. Information you provide to us if you sign up, register or are on-boarded: We collect the following information as a part of the sign up/registration, on-boarding process, which includes:
      • Personal information: for example, your name, age, gender, marital status, preferences, geographical information;
      • In case of any transaction made to access content on the Website, data including data on payment methods, financial information such as details pertaining to your bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instruments and any other information relating to your income and lifestyle. We collect this information in a number of ways, including when you enter it while using our service, interact with our customer support, or participate in surveys or marketing promotions;
      • Contact details such as your postal address, telephone and fax numbers and email address;
      • Account related information such as your username, password, account history, billing information and communication, transactional and payment history and payment related information;
      • Other content and data that you provide while using the Website: for example, blogs, discussion boards, chat messages, membership of mailing lists and other data, documents and images stored on our servers;
      • Information when you choose to provide reviews or ratings, interests/preferences, or otherwise provide information to us through our service or elsewhere.
    2. Information we collect automatically: We will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically, including if you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Website, read pages, or download information. Your web browser software transmits most of this information to us. We automatically collect and store the information such as the following about your visit:
      • The numeric IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access the Website;
      • The type of browser and operating system used to access the Website, device and software characteristics, connection information, language settings and time zone;
      • The date and time you access the Website;
      • The pages you visit, including graphics loaded from each page and other documents you download, such as PDF files and word processing documents and statistics on page views;
      • Your watch history, search queries, social engagements, chat conversations;
      • Details of your interactions with us, including customer support such as the date, time and reason for contacting support;
      • If you linked to the Website from another website, the address of that website;
      • (Web beacons, events and other technologies, including ad data such as information on the availability and delivery of ads, referral URL, timestamp.)
    3. Information from other sources: We also obtain information from other sources, such as those set out below. We store this data we collect in a variety of places within our infrastructure, including system log files, back-end databases and analytics systems, and combine and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise permitted by law.
      • Account and profile data from third party services, for example, if you choose to log in, access or otherwise connect to the Website, HSN Services, or contact HSN, through a third-party service (this depends on the level of privacy settings you have in place at the social networking site), we may, for example, collect your user ID and user name associated with that service, as well as any information you make public using that service;
      • Information you have authorized the service to share with us (such as your user ID, public profile information, email address, birthday, friends list, pages you have ‘liked’ and other account and profile data);
      • Service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP Address in order to customize our service and for other related purposes;
      • Select partners that make our service available on their device, or which offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, online and offline data providers from which we obtain demographic interests based on online advertising related data, and publicly available sources.

  2. Use of Information
    We use the Information, both on its own and combined with any other information we collect about a User, for the following purposes:
    • To make our Website more useful to Users and to learn about the number of visitors to our Website and the types of technology our visitors use. For example, we use Information to analyze and understand our audience, improve our service and optimize algorithms;
    • To provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For example, we use Information to determine your general geographic location, provide localized content, provide you with customized and personalized viewing recommendations of content we think will be of interest to you, determine your Internet Service Provider and help us efficiently respond to support requests;
    • To process your registration and in connection with your payments;
    • In connection with our security and compliance programmes and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use Information to prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud and enforcing our terms such as determining eligibility to participate in an event;
    • To manage our relationship with you, communicate with you and provide our services effectively to you. For example, through email, push notifications, text messaging and online messaging channels so that we can send you updates about HSN, new features and content released on HSN, promotional announcements, consumer surveys assisting you with support requests such as password reset or trouble with log-in.
    • To compile statistical and demographical profiles and data for our business and marketing activities;
    • To produce reports on trends and statistics, such as mobile search trends, email open rates by industry, campaign best practices, or the number of users that have clicked on the Website or evaluated or purchased our products and services;
    • Monitor your use of the Website and the services in order to ensure your compliance with the Terms;
    • We find that your actions on the Website violate the Terms or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services;
    • Payment information that you provide to us, including credit/debit card data, will only be used to facilitate payment for our products and services;
    • We are required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process;
    • Any other purpose required or permitted by the law.

  3. Disclosure and Sharing of Information
    We disclose your Information for certain purposes and to third parties as described below. In the course of sharing any Information, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection.
    • Visitorweb Technologies Private Limited: We share your Information with Visitorweb Technologies Private Limited including its members, affiliates and subsidiary companies, for data processing and storage, provide you with access to our services and new features, provide you with customer support, make decisions about service improvements, content development and other purposes described in the Use of Information section. If you are located in a jurisdiction where such sharing requires your permission, we will only do so with your consent.
    • Business partners: We work with a number of third party business partners, including marketing and advertising partners, who help us offer HSN Services, including, for example, our content programmers, distributors and corporate owners. We may share information collected from or about you with such business partners. If you are located in a jurisdiction where such sharing requires your permission, we will only do so with your consent. Please note that if you access our services through a tool that hides your location, such as through a virtual private network, you may not receive our request for permission because we will not be able to identify you as being located in a jurisdiction where your permission is required. When we cooperate with a third party to offer co-branded products or services to you, however, we will do so only if permitted by applicable law and, in these cases, such third party is not authorized to use your personal information for purposes other than those related to the co-branded products or services.
    • Service providers: We use other companies, agents or contractors (Service Providers) to perform services on our behalf, to assist us with the provision of services to you, or to assist us in our own marketing and advertising activities (including providing us with analytic information and search engine optimization services). For example, we engage Service Providers to provide marking, advertising, communications, infrastructure and IT services to personalize and optimize our service, to process credit/debit card transactions or other payment methods, to provide customer service, to analyse and enhance data, and to process and administer consumer surveys/feedbacks. In the course of providing such services, these Service Providers may have access to your personal or other information. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their services.
    • Promotional offers: We may offer joint promotions or programmes which, in order for your participation, will require us to share your information with third parties. In fulfilling these types of promotions, we may share your name and other information in connection with fulfilling the incentive. Please note that these third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.
    • Protection of HSN and others: HSN and its Service Providers may disclose and otherwise use your personal and other information where we or they reasonably believe such disclosure is needed to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (b) enforce applicable terms of use, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegal or suspected illegal activities (including payment fraud), security or technical issues; and/or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of HSN, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law.
    • Third parties in connection with certain transactions: In connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger, acquisition or sale, or other transfer of assets or other similar sale transaction, we will transfer Information, including personal information from or about you to one or more third parties as part of the transaction, including during the due diligence process.
    Information disclosed by you: You may also choose to disclose your Information in the following ways:
    1. While using the HSN service you will have opportunities to post feedback or other information publicly, and third parties could use the information you disclose;
    2. Certain portions of our service may provide you with an option to share information by email, text message, and social or other sharing applications, using the clients and applications on your smart device;
    3. Social plugins and similar technologies allow you to share Information — social plugins and social applications are operated by the social networks themselves and are subject to their terms of use and privacy policies.

  4. Your Choices, Including Opt-Out Options
    • Email and text messages: You always have the opportunity to opt out to receive certain communications from us via email or text message. In order to opt out, please contact support by sending us an email message to info@homescreennetwork.com. Alternatively, you can click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email message you receive from us. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from service-related correspondence from us such as messages relating to account activation or transactions.
    • Push notifications: You can choose to receive mobile push notifications from HSN. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your mobile device’s settings’ functionality to turn them off.
    • Interest-based ads: Interest-based ads are online ads that are tailored to your likely interest on your use of various apps and websites across the Internet. If you are using browser, then cookies and web beacons/telemetry can be used to collect information to help determine your likely interests. If you are using a mobile device, tablet or streaming media device that includes an advertising identifies, then the identifies can be used to help determine your likely interests. You can opt out of interest-based ads by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance or European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance or by using the opt-out mechanism in the ‘Interest Based Ads' link in the footer of the site you are visiting. This type of opt out is cookie based, which means that if you replace or upgrade your browser, or delete your cookies, you will need to opt out again. Opting out in this way will not prevent you from receiving ads – it will just make the ads you see less customized to you.

  5. Your Information and Rights
    The User will, at all times, be given the option to review, update and correct any inaccurate, incorrect or incomplete information that has been provided by accessing the User's account upon logging in to the account. Users could also choose not to share information with HSN, but in such cases, HSN will not be able to provide services on its Website.

    The User may also delete their account or request that personal information that HSN holds about such User be deleted. To make requests, or if you have any other question regarding our privacy practices, please email us at info@homescreennetwork.com. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Please understand that, although we can delete your account(s) online, we may be required to maintain information about your account for commercial and legal reasons. Please also see the ‘Your Choices, Including Opt-Out Options’ section of this Privacy Policy for additional choices regarding your information.

    We may reject requests that are unreasonable or not required by law, including those that would be extremely impractical, which could require disproportionate technical effort, or could expose us to operational risks such as payment related fraud. We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations (and for such periods as may be required or permitted by applicable law), including to honour your choices, for our administrative or record purposes, and to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We take reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify personal information in a secure manner when it is no longer required.

  6. Security and Retention
    We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures for all information systems under our control to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Services or over email, and any transmission is at your own risk. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security of your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.
    For security purposes and to ensure that our services remain available to Users, we may employ software programmes to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Notwithstanding anything stated above, we reserve the right to use information from these sources to help identify an individual or prosecute malicious use or misuse of the Website.
    When we collect financial account information, such as credit card numbers, we protect its transmission through the use of encryption such as the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
    Please note that if you allow others to use your account, they may be able to view information about your account or any of the profiles under your account, including information about the content you view and your email address. Additionally, any information that you provide when you use certain services on the Website where such information is in an open, public environment or forum, including, without limitation, blogs, community or discussion boards, do not constitute personal information, and as such is not subject to protection under this privacy policy. You should, accordingly, be careful when deciding to share any of your personal information in such public forums and any disclosure of information in such forums on the Website shall be at your own risk.

  7. Age Limit
    The Website is not directed to persons under the age of 12 and does not knowingly collect personal information from such persons. You must be 12 years of age or older to subscribe to the HSN service. While individuals under the age of 12 may utilize the service, they may do so only with the involvement, supervision and approval of a parent or legal guardian.

  8. Other Websites, Platforms and Applications
    The Website contains or may contain links to other sites. Once linked to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Further, the HSN service may be provided through and/or utilize features such as device controls operated by third-party platforms, or contain links to third-party websites, which may, in turn, collect personal information or sensitive personal information of the User operated by third parties. These websites and platforms have separate and independent privacy or data policies, privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. In addition, you may encounter third-party applications that interact with the HSN service or the Website. HSN has no responsibility or liability for the privacy standards, practices and policies implemented on such websites and applications.

  9. Cookies and Internet Advertising
    We and our Service Providers use cookies and other technologies (such as web beacons), as well as advertising identifiers for various reasons. For example, we use these technologies to make it easy to access our services by remembering you when you return, to effectively provide and analyse our services, to learn more about our users and their likely interests, and to deliver and customize marketing or advertising. We want you to be informed about our use of these technologies, so this section explains the types of technologies we use, what they do, and your choices regarding their usage.
    • Cookies and Local Storage: One technology we use is called a cookie. A cookie is a small data file that a website can place on your computer’s hard disk in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online ‘shopping cart’ to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the website's computer, which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. We need to use cookies on the site to enhance the user experience and avoid multiple log-ins or password authentication requests. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the HSN Services to monitor and aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the HSN Services, and to customize content and advertising. We may create a unique device or user ID for you and store it in a cookie so we can customize your experience based on your preferences. We may collect information through other kinds of local storage (also referred to as ‘flash cookies’) and HTML5 local storage, including in connection with features such as volume/mute settings for the video player. Because these technologies are similar to browser cookies, they are sometimes called ‘browser cookies’, even though they may be stored in different parts of your computer. We use other technologies that are similar to cookies, such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). Like cookies, some of these technologies may store small amounts of data on your device. We may use these and various other technologies for similar purposes as cookies, such as to enforce our terms, prevent fraud, and analyse the use of our service. There are a number of ways to exercise choice regarding these technologies. For example, many popular browsers provide the ability to clear browser storage, commonly in the settings or preferences area, see your browser's help function or support area to learn more. Please note that disabling cookies or deleting information contained in cookies or flash cookies may interfere with the performance and features of the HSN Services, including the video player. For example, we may not be able to store your preferences or login information or customize the content and advertising to your viewing habits.
    • Web Beacons or Pixels: In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies such as web beacons or pixel tags, which can be embedded in web pages, videos or emails, to collect certain types of information from your browser or device, check whether you have viewed a particular web page, ad or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the content, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the content was viewed.
    • Advertising Identifiers: Advertising identifiers are similar to cookies and are found on many mobile devices and tablets (for example, the ‘Identifier for Advertisers’, or IDFA, on Apple iOS devices and the ‘Google Advertising ID’ on Android devices), and certain streaming media devices. Like cookies, advertising identifiers are used to make online advertising more relevant.
      • Mobile Device Identifiers and Software Development Kits (‘SDKs’): We may use or work with third parties, including our business partners and service providers, who use mobile SDKs to collect information, such as advertising identifiers (e.g., ‘ad-ID’ or ‘IDFA’) and information related to how mobile devices interact with HSN Services. An SDK is a computer code that app developers can include in their apps to enable ads to be shown, data to be collected, and related services and functionality to be implemented. A mobile SDK is, in effect, the mobile app version of a pixel tag or beacon. We may use this technology, for instance, to analyse how you interact with content and advertisements and enable analytics or other features through mobile devices.

  10. Changes to This Privacy Policy
    The Privacy Policy is subject to revisions at any time, as determined by HSN, without any notice, and any such revisions or changes are effective immediately upon being posted on the Website. Any use of the Website is deemed to be an acceptance of this Privacy Policy, and any use of the Website after any revisions or changes will be deemed to be an acceptance of these changes by the User. Users are strongly urged to read this Privacy Policy in its entirety and to periodically check this page to understand how modifications or revisions to this Policy affect the use of their information. HSN is not responsible for any User’s failure to remain informed about this Privacy Policy or changes to this Privacy Policy. Your visit to or use of the Website or use of the HSN services, and any continued visit to or use of the Website or use of the HSN service(s) after any such updates take effect, will constitute acknowledgement and (as applicable) acceptance of the Privacy Policy and any changes or updates to the Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to acknowledge or accept any updates to this Privacy Policy, you may cancel your use of the HSN service and any visit to or use of the Website.

  11. Contacting Us
    If you have general questions about your account or how to contact customer support for assistance, please contact by email at info@homescreennetwork.com.
    For questions specifically about this Privacy Policy, or our use of personal information, cookies or similar technologies, you may email us at info@homescreennetwork.com or contact us by registered mail addressed to: Visitorweb Technologies Private Limited, No 334, Sunbeam, 7 A Main, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore 560034.

  12. Grievances and Redressal
    We are committed to promptly address any grievances that you might have in connection with our use of any information that you provide to us. Accordingly, you may communicate any grievance that you might have by emailing or telephoning us at the contact number provided here: +91-8448-444262. Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours, we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.