Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

ClearTax Chronicle is a news and information initiative by Defmacro Pvt.Ltd.  Our services help readers and viewers discover news, analyses, videos, photographs, and other forms of digital content.

We know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared. Therefore, we take your privacy very seriously. By visiting any ClearTax Chronicle-owned website or application, you are accepting the privacy practices outlined in this policy.

The Privacy Policy covers ClearTax Chronicle’s treatment of users’ personal information that ClearTax Chronicle gathers on the ClearTax Chronicle website or via ClearTax Chronicle’s services.

Please note: This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that ClearTax Chronicle does not own or control, or to individuals that ClearTax Chronicle does not employ or manage.


Information Collected by ClearTax Chronicle:

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our websites and our offerings. The information is then utilised to provide users with a valuable experience. We collect the following information from our users:

Information provided by you: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, however, you then may not be able to make use of our special features.

Automatic Information: We receive and store some information whenever you interact with us. ClearTax Chronicle and its authorised agents automatically receive and record specific “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser which includes your IP address, ClearTax Chronicle cookie information, and the page requested by you.

ClearTax Chronicle uses this traffic data, only at an aggregate level. It helps us diagnose problems with servers, analyse trends and administer the website in an efficient manner.

ClearTax Chronicle may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While ClearTax Chronicle will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience if we cannot recognise you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

Please note: We collect your user profile data; we do not collect or store any payment transaction data or card details. Our servers also collect and log traffic information.


E-mail Communication:

We do not provide your email address to any third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below. ClearTax Chronicle may send out e-mails with ClearTax Chronicle-related news, products, offers, surveys, or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from ClearTax Chronicle, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. You can choose to opt out of receiving any such email communication by simply following the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails and legal notices (e.g., updates to our policies) from our end.



Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. This enables our systems to recognise your browser and lets us gauge how and when pages in our website are visited. ClearTax Chronicle cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The “help” portion of the toolbar on most of the browsers can direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of ClearTax Chronicle’s coolest features. Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.


Sharing Your Information:

Because ClearTax Chronicle enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use ClearTax Chronicle is an integral part of the ClearTax Chronicle experience.

Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below:


Business Transfers:

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if ClearTax Chronicle, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred.

The conditions of this Privacy Policy will be binding and applicable to all entities who may acquire your personal information as part of the transferred assets.


ClearTax Chronicle Personnel:

ClearTax Chronicle personnel and authorised consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the ordinary course of ClearTax Chronicle business.


Protection of ClearTax Chronicle and Others:

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ClearTax Chronicle, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.



ClearTax Chronicle allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the ClearTax Chronicle website.

Please note: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.



We do not sell your information to anyone. However, we share the data provided by you for the specific purpose of sharing with partners (e.g, partners providing exclusive offers to ClearTax Chronicle) and may release other information to authorities where required by law.