Be-Konnected has been developed by Virtuosos Solutions Private Limited (VSPL) to provide users a flexible platform where they can create communities or directories to connect interested users and allow them to access useful info about each other and collaborate for betterment of the community.
We are committed to be totally transparent in data collected from you, its use and its sharing with different entities.
Be-Konnected is a platform which facilitates creation of Community or Directory (referred as “Community” now on) where thousands of members can join and collaborate through web/mobile app. Anyone who wish to create a community/directory can Sign up to open an Admin account on www.be-konnected.in and start creating communities of his/her choice using the tools provided. Examples of Communities are residents of a housing society, associations, company employees, nature lovers, animal lovers, College directories etc.
A community can be open(free membership) or restricted (approval based). Admin can decide what information members need to provide at the time of joining a particular community (Name, Mobile and Email Id are the mandatory info).
Members can join communities of their interests subject to approval by the admin if its restricted community. They can access member directory, engage with members through call/SMS/email/chat/VC, post content, comment on posts, share photos, view news/evets, offers, business listings etc.
Be-Konnected aims to foster better collaboration through technology for betterment of communities.
1.1.1 ON REGISTRATION
To be able to start using Be-Konnected mobile app, you first need to create an account on platform by providing following information:
Your mobile number is authenticated through OTP and then account is created. You can now view list of communities available on Be-konnected.
1.1.2 ON JOINING A COMMUNITY
Communities/Directories are created by users who have registered as Admins on Be-Konnected Platform (www.be-konnected.in ). Admins set criteria for information to be collected from members before joining their community.
When you select a restricted community to join, you are presented with a form showing information you need to provide for approval of membership. When you submit the form, Community admin reviews and grant approval. Your community profile is then created with the information you provided.
1.1.3 ON EDITING PROFILE
The information you provide to join a community becomes your profile info which you can change anytime from Edit Profile section of the particular community. It is your choice to include or exclude different information in your profile. We capture all data changes you made in your profile info.
Always be careful to share your sensitive info publicly.
If you wish not to be disturbed, you also have an option to hide your contact information (Mobile & telephone numbers) from other members, in such case your contact numbers are hidden in the directory listing.
1.1.4 POSTING AND UPLOADING
You can post Buzz, like and comment on other posts, photo gallery and ads. Your relevant personal data is associated for identification purpose & relevant data is captured.
1.1.5 REFER A NEW MEMBER
When you decide to refer a new member for any directory, you have an option to select contact from your phone contact list. If you select phone contact list, then app access your contact list and you can select a contact who you want to refer. App then picks the name, telephone/mobile no & email id of the selected contact only for filling the referral form and transmits to the server when you submit the form. No other data is accessed by the app. Directory Admin can review the referred member details and approve or reject the membership.
If membership is rejected, the contact details of the referred person is put in archival data and not utilized in any manner. If membership is approved, then member gets and welcome email with app downloading instructions. He can opt out also by replying the mail. If he choses to join the directory then his details are inserted in directory database and is used in manner described in clause 2 of this policy.
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, mobile app and platform technology, such as when you view or click on content or ads, perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.
If you use our Services like nearby Business etc from a mobile app, that device will send us data about your location seeking your permission. We will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS to identify your precise location.
1.2.3 Chat Messages
We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with chat messages in connection with Chat Services provided to you. Chat data is unencrypted.
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in you profile settings We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalize our Services.
Our Services allow you to stay in touch and up to date with fellow community members, see nearby members and business (based on address), view offers etc
Our Services allow you to stay informed about news, events and ideas regarding various topics of community interests, events, photos of the happenings etc. Your name, photo and contact details are shown whenever you post, like , comment on any such posts so that users can view and connect with you..
Community Members & Admin will contact you through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites/ app, including text messages, email and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use our Services, reminders, and promotional messages/offers from us and our partners. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.
We target ads to Members directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or combined:
Info to Ad Providers
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks. Advertisers, only are shown total ad views, likes and Comments with your hashed IDs.
2.4 Customer Support
We use data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service and app issues (e.g., bugs).
2.5 Security and Investigations
We use your data (including your communications) for security purposes or to prevent or investigate possible fraud or other violations of our system and/or attempts to harm our app users, admins, visitors or others.
3.1 Our Services
Your profile is fully visible to all members of your community only. Your contact details can be hidden in case you have set your profile to prevent the same. Admin/Sub-admins of your community can access members full profile info irrespective of the privacy setting set by the member.
Posts, Likes, Comments, Messages
Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, likes, follows and comments.
3.2 Legal Disclosures
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by local law or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of our Services (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of VSPL, our Members, personnel or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.
3.3 Change in Control or Sale
4.1 Data Retention
We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your membership open or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you not use any of our Services, we will retain your information and keep your profile open, unless you close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information (e.g., insights about Services use) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
For personal data that we have about you, you can:
4.3 Account Closure
If you choose to close your community account by requesting Admin, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services immediately when admin deletes it. We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse enforce our User Agreement, or fulfil your request to "unsubscribe" from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others (e.g., through buzz, chats, news, photo gallery or group posts) will remain visible after you close your account or delete the information from your own profile, and we do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services. Groups content and ratings or review content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache or refresh their community directory in app.
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send our system. Admins of your community have full access of your data and if they misuse it then VSPL has no control over it. You need to ensure that you only join communities whose Admins you know are trustworthy. In all cases, restrain from adding any sensitive information in profile for directory members. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
5.2. Hosting Infrastructure
Our servers are hosted in Cloud Data Centre located in India from reputed Service providers and all the member data reside within India only.
5.3. Contact Information
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please contact us through
Virtuosos Solutions Private Limited (VSPL)
1111, Chiranjiv Tower, 43-Nehru Place
New Delhi-110 019 India
Tel: +91-11-26288886 (Mon-Friday 900-1800 hrs)