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IKNOW Politics Privacy Policy

The iKNOW Politics project and its Steering Committee members are committed to the privacy of users and members who visit and interact with the iKNOW Politics network via the Internet.

By accessing this Site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on iKNOW Politics and web analytics servers. This information will not specifically identify the User. The information will be used internally only for website traffic analysis. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. iKNOW Politics, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.


Member and user information such as names and e-mail addresses is used specifically by iKNOW Politics staff to send its newsletters and other materials for which the users and members have expressed their interest. Information submitted by iKNOW Politics members to register with myKNOW Politics is used for internal data collection purposes and the tagging of relevant materials and resources according to the member’s interests. iKNOW Politics staff collects data on a number of Web site visitors daily for reporting and Web site management purposes. iKNOW Politics staff tracks IP addresses and analyzes user logs on the Web site. Please note that this information is used strictly for internal purposes.


This privacy policy applies to the iKNOW Politics project Web site. Other Web sites linked to iKNOW Politics may have different privacy practices and thus we encourage users and members to check the suitability of other privacy policies/statements to their users’ and members’ standards and requirements. This privacy policy may be changed without a prior notice. It is the sole responsibility of users and members to regularly check the updates and changes in the policy on our Web site. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at

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This Cookie Policy applies to all websites and web applications which link to this policy and are published by iKNOW Politics (“Site”).
This policy should be read alongside our Privacy Policy, which explains how we use personal information.
If you wish to manage your cookies, please follow the instructions in the “How to manage cookies” section below.


What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may place on your computer or device when you visit a site. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Web beacons, pixels or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies serve many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our Site is performing, or allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
The majority of websites use cookies to collect and retain personal information about their visitors. Most cookies collect general information, such as how visitors arrive at and use our Site, the device they are using, their internet protocol address (IP address), what pages they are viewing and their approximate location (for example, we would be able to recognize that you are visiting our Site from New Delhi).

Purpose of cookies
We group our cookies into the below categories.

Operating our Site
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Site. This includes cookies for the following purposes:
Performance – we use these cookies to monitor Site performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to track error messages, and to determine improvements to our Site.
Functionality – we use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, we use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services, such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
Analytics – we use cookies to help us understand our audience and the success of certain pages.

Fraud prevention – we use cookies to monitor and prevent suspicious activity and fraudulent traffic.

Third party cookies on our Site
We also use third party cookies on our Site that fall into the categories above (“third party cookies”) for the following reasons:
to help us monitor traffic on our Site (like many organizations, we use Google Analytics to do this);
to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic;
to improve Site functionality;
to monitor compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.These third party cookies are used within programmatic for measurement and attribution, and management of frequency. 

How to manage cookies
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More information
Further information about our data processing can be found in our Privacy Policy.
If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us at

Changes to this Cookie Policy
This policy is effective from 10 January 2019. Any changes we may make to this cookie policy will be posted on this page. If changes are significant, we may choose to notify you by email or to clearly indicate on our home page that the policy has been updated.