Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Who we are

The Phone Year (“us”, “we”, or “our”) is an online platform for creating and publishing content on mobile phones, technology, gadgets, etc. The URL of the website is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When commenting, subscribing to the newsletter or filling a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

We collect information that your browser sends to us that may include IP address, browser version, browser type, time and date of your visit on our page and the duration of the visit.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a contact form or a feedback form on our site. Our newsletter is meant to update our readers with news and articles and does not include any banner; however, contact forms are meant to respond to our readers according to their queries.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, tweets, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with content, ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Google Analytics or other third parties that we may use have their own privacy policy that is available on the respective platform.

However, Google Chrome users can download the opt-out browser add-on from the following link to bypass Google analytics’ tracking.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To respond to your queries.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails in the shape of newsletters or certain important announcements.

Who we share your data with

We do not share information with any third party that we collect through the contact form, newsletter subscription, and comments unless we are required to do so by the law or subpoena to disclose the personal information or we believe it is mandatory upon the request of security and law enforcement agencies of the country or to protect the security and integrity of our service.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

How we protect your data

Your data such as name, email or phone is stored in our databases that are hosted on third-party servers where the arrangement protects the data against a DDOS attack. You can also notice URL in your browser getting changed from ‘http’ to ‘https’ which shows that your page is secure and data is encrypted. Depending upon your browser, you may also see a locked padlock symbol as well. However, despite the security measure, no method of information transmission over the internet is 100% secure.

International Transmission

Your data – including your personally identifiable information – reside in our database that may be hosted on the server out of your state, province or country where data protection law may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

Your consent to our privacy policy and submission of the data is considered your consent to process the said data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, we inform concerned people and the users as well.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from 3rd parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not do automated decision making and/or profiling with user data

We may update the privacy policy as the need arise and we will notify you about the same on our privacy policy page. You are requested to keep reviewing this page periodically to find out any update we may have made.

Our contact information
103 – Block A, Street # 14,
State Life Housing Society,
Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
Phone: 92-349-1040020
[email protected]

Last updated on March 30th, 2020

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