Last updated August 2023
Your privacy and informed consent is important to Musawat Private Limited (doing business as queerbeat). You are placing your trust in us and we want to protect that.
The data we collect
The stories on queerbeat’s website are free for anyone to read. We don’t collect any personal data such as names or email addresses when you visit our website or read our stories.
If you have signed up to get queerbeat’s upcoming stories delivered to your inbox, then we maintain that data—your name and email—at a secure place and is kept confidential. Your data will not be revealed to any third party.
Likewise, if you have purchased a membership to become a part of qb club, a growing community of members, we keep your personal data—your name and email— confidential. These data will not be revealed to any third party. We will only use these data internally to get to know you better as a member as you participate in membership privileges such as community meet ups with queer writers. Personal data of one member will not be shared with another.
Your card and banking information that you used to purchase membership is not visible to us. It is securely held by Stripe.
Third-party data processors
Queerbeat uses following third party vendors:
Google Analytics: A website analytics tool, which helps us keep track of the user traffic such as time spent, demography, story engagement on our website. No personal data is collected here.
Mailchimp: An email marketing service, we use to deliver our stories to your inbox (only if you have signed up for it) and monitor data such as email open rates.
Stripe: A payment gateway we use to collect and process payments from our members.
Withdraw consent anytime
When you sign up to “Get Queer News” delivered to your inbox and when you become a paying member of QB Club, you consent to share your name and email address with us, which we keep confidential. If at any moment you decide to withdraw this consent, we will honor that. Just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page is a continuous work in progress and we keep updating it based on the new information we learn about data protection and privacy.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Services, or otherwise when you contact us.
Personal Information Provided by You
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
- email addresses
- debit/credit card numbers
We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number, and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by Stripe. You may find their privacy notice link(s) here: https://stripe.com/in/privacy. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Information automatically collected
Some information- such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics- is collected automatically when you visit our Services. We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.
The information we collect includes:
Location Data: We collect location data such as information about your device's location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Services. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. However, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.
We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.
We process your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:
- To deliver and facilitate delivery of services to the user. We may process your information to provide you with the requested service.
- To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may process your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the requested service.
- To send administrative information to you. We may process your information to send you details about our products and services, changes to our terms and policies, and other similar information.
- To fulfill and manage your orders. We may process your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Services.
We only process your personal information when we believe it is necessary and we have a valid legal reason (i.e. legal basis) to do so under applicable law, like with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services to enter into or fulfil our contractual obligations, to protect your rights, or to fulfil our legitimate business interests. If you are located in the EU or UK, this section applies to you. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal bases we rely on in order to process your personal information. As such, we may rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:
Consent: We may process your information if you have given us permission (i.e. consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Learn more about withdrawing your consent.
Performance of a Contract: We may process your personal information when we believe it is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations to you, including providing our Services or at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.
Legal Obligations: We may process your information where we believe it is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations, such as to cooperate with a law enforcement body or regulatory agency, exercise or defend our legal rights, or disclose your information as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
Vital Interests: We may process your information where we believe it is necessary to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of a third party, such as situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person.
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track ('DNT') feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognising and implementing DNT signals has been finalised. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.
Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated 'Revised' date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at email@example.com or contact us by post at:
Musawat Pvt. Ltd.
91 Springboard, B1/H3 Mohan Cooperative Area
Mathura Road, Block B
New Delhi-110044, India