Privacy Policy

Who we are

At, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that are collected and recorded by and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regard to the information that they share and/or collect on This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

All the information on this website – – is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (, is strictly at your own risk. will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link that may have gone ‘bad’.

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms that are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

Fact-Checking Policy

Crichunter would like to inform you about the care and caution that We take in order to ensure the due accuracy of Our content, which is addressed by Our Fact-Checking Policy.

Due accuracy in all Our content

For any journalistic platform, the trust of its audience is the most important aspect. Trust can only be gained and sustained on the basis of accurate, fair, and balanced reporting. It is essential that We remain committed to attaining due accuracy in all Our content to the extent possible. Our understanding of ‘due accuracy’ is that accuracy is not just of the requisite standard but also satisfactory in essence. Factors such as the subject and nature of the information being provided, the expectations of the audience, etc. are also taken into consideration by Us in pursuit of due accuracy. We strive to give the most accurate account which is corroborated by the direct stakeholders of the news in every single news report. We investigate claims with skepticism, question assumptions, and challenge conventional wisdom. We acknowledge areas of uncertainty, which will always exist despite Our best efforts to resolve them. However, the stringency required to fact-check the information on soft and hard stories differs. For example, sources required for a positive story on an NGO work would differ from an investigative story.

We adhere to the guidance below to ensure due accuracy in Our content:

We ensure that any broadcast by Us is derived from a reliable source, based on concrete and corroborated evidence. In case of a lack of direct sources, We are mandated to attribute the stories to the platform from where it is sourced.

We endeavor to verify any claims or allegations or information attributed to public authorities or from someone, who We believe, has a cause beyond just giving an account of the truthfulness of the event. Therefore, We qualify and call out such information, including claims or allegations, that we are unable to corroborate.

We stand by the information We publish and deem it accurate. If proven otherwise, We change the news item/information as swiftly as reasonably possible and We ensure that We duly inform Our readers of the changes made in such news item/information.

We understand that Our audiences’ trust in Us is of utmost significance. Therefore, it is Our endeavor that We do not consciously misinform anyone, and that We do not tweak any information or present any made-up information as factual content. Further, where serious factual errors come to the fore, We publicly accept them and ensure that they are rectified in the shortest time possible in a clear and appropriate manner.

We ensure that a fair opportunity is given to the public to report any inaccuracies or errors on Our Website via the “Suggest A Correction” segment that is provided at the end of all of Our reportage is presented and published on Our Website.

The foremost responsibility of Our journalists is to report, write, and fact-check the news/information/stories. In fact, Our stories are subjected to scrutiny on multiple levels, including a robust fact-check internal procedure wherein thorough due diligence is carried out on every piece and it further reviewed by one or more of Our editors. It needs to be specified that the seniority of editors who undertake a review of the stories preceding their publication on the Website differs and depends on various factors such as the complexity and sensitivity of the issue, and the pressure of time.

In case of an allegation, We ensure to reach out to all the concerned parties. We then independently verify the information in question and the one being provided so as to achieve the most accurate result.

Sourcing Information for our Content

We source information in the most accurate way by following the given guidelines:

Verify each and every piece of information with at least two sources.

In the case of a single source, the credibility of the source is ensured through corroboration with what the person is saying.

Look for documentary evidence in every case possible, instead of solely relying on a human source.

In the case of a survey, it is Our duty that provides the way the information was collected and how the data was interpreted. If there are chances of Our data not leading to accurate information, We convey the inconsistencies to the audience at the earliest possible time.

The aim and intent is to get accurate information at the first instance instead of making it public first and then subsequently addressing any doubts whatsoever.

Always put effort to take and talk on the record with the stakeholders of the information/news. Explain why a source is not named when an anonymous source is being used depending on the circumstances, and work out a way with such sources to provide the readers with as much information as possible about them so that readers can assess the sources’ reliability.

Share information about sources with Our editors to enable them (editors as well reporters) to assess whether the concerned piece of information is appropriate for use and the manner it may be used in. The conversation between the reporter and editor must be reflected in anonymous quotations.

Have succinct conversations with sources as to how to use the information furnished by them, especially when the sources do not have significant experience in engaging with the media. Clarify a source’s expectations of keeping information “off the record”, and/or “on background”, and/or other statuses because such terms can have different meanings for different people.

Give people the right to respond to reporting that may portray them in a negative light, and explain to readers the efforts We put in to seek a response in cases where sources do not respond.

Consciously seek such sources who are in dearth any access to wide public platforms in conjunction with those sources who are influential and powerful.

A senior resource or the person who is heading the newsroom at Crichunter can always be consulted in case one is in a dilemma or is unable to make a decision by themselves in order to avoid any wrong piece of information being presented to the audience.

User-Generated Content

User-generated content possesses inherent challenges. We do not assume that the material shared with Us is accurate and, depending on how We plan to use it, We take reasonable steps to verify the veracity of such content. We are mindful of how to employ information supplied by a member of a lobby group or anyone with a vested interest in the story, rather than a disinterested bystander. We ensure that user-generated content is clearly identified as such. Additionally, We follow the given guidelines:

Sources of information which may seem reliable on the internet may not always be duly accurate. It may be necessary to check who is running the website and/or confirm with an individual or organization that the material relevant to them is genuine.

Care is taken to distinguish fact from rumor. This is particularly but by no means exclusively, true for material available on social media where distortions may be deliberate or unintended but where error or rumor can spread like wildfire within minutes among the audience around the world, while corrections find it much harder to achieve the same momentum.

Additional scrutiny may be necessary where material from a social media site or other internet source is being used to corroborate a fact. We qualify and call out all material that was not gathered by Us.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on the website, and gather demographic information.

Google DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of the third-party vendors on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL –

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on, which are sent directly to users’ browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third-Party Privacy Policies’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found on the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Non-Partisanship Policy

As a digital media platform, Crichunter strives to achieve the highest standard of journalism. In pursuance of the same standard, Crichunter has a clear policy to not take donations, investments, or grants from a political party or any individual leader representing a political party. 

Crichunter including its fact-checking team has a stringent policy for its employees to not be part of any political party, think tanks associated with political parties, advocacy groups, or NGOs which are affiliated with political parties.

Employees aren’t allowed to support even independent political candidates which might put question marks on the credibility of the individual or the organization.

Employees are expected to not be partisan while expressing their political views in public and that is reflected through our social media policy which is applicable to not just the editorial team but everyone part of the company. Disciplinary actions are taken in case of violation depending on the impact of the act. 

Transparency of Funding 

We are currently bootstrapped and generate revenue through online ads and sponsored articles. But we ensure that these articles are not at the cost of your reading experience. We promote limited and only socially relevant ads, and all such content is tagged as ‘Sponsored’ to clearly distinguish it from a regular article on the website.

Sponsored Content Policy

Crichunter intends to familiarise you with the terms and conditions that relate to the publication of sponsored content on the Website through this Sponsored Content Policy. 


For a journalistic platform to be the voice of people, it is essential that its audience trusts it, which We believe, begins by being transparent with them, and therefore, editorial integrity becomes an indispensable value for such a platform. The objective of Crichunter’s Sponsored Content Policy is to safeguard its editorial decision from any external influence. 

For Us, “branded content” and/or “sponsored content” is that content is either featured by a business associate or is influenced by them and such activity is done for an exchange of certain value. We drive Our revenue from the placement of advertisements on Our Website and sponsored posts. 

The policies governing sponsored content 

We do not accept any kind of compensation for editorial reportage. 

There is a clear dividing line between the business and editorial teams. 

The interest of the business team can never override Our editorial independence. 

Content for sponsored posts is developed by the business team and the editorial team has no role or involvement whatsoever in this process. 

In case, the editorial team objects to any of the sponsored posts, the final take of the editorial team shall be taken into consideration. 

To ensure that the advertisements on Our Website comply with all applicable laws for the time being in force, the onus lies on the respective advertisers. The advertised content does not reflect the views of Crichunter or its editors. 

However, if it comes to Our attention that an advertisement, solely, in Our opinion, comprises of demonstrably false or unlawful content or such content which may disparage, or cause harm to Our reputation, brand, or goodwill, We hold the absolute right to refuse and/or to remove the advertisement partially or wholly, in Our sole discretion. 

In all Our branded content, it is mentioned inside the content that it is “Sponsored Content”. We place the mention distinctly so that it does not miss Our readers’ attention. 

As a socially conscious organization, We do not accept or publish certain kinds of advertorial content including those that: 

are received from or on behalf of political parties and their candidates; advocate the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco-based products; have profanity or obscenities; are socially regressive in nature; or contain hateful or violent content against any individual, community, or group, or organization. 

Usage of the phrase “Supported by” In order to distinguish between the editorial content and the rest of the content on the Website, We tag the editorial content with the phrase “Supported by”. 

Further, this phrase is also used for such content that We produce from funding accepted from global foundations which lend support to certain projects. 

Consideration for new projects as well as for content in the pipeline is accepted from third parties. During the process of any such consideration being offered to Us and before finalizing it, due consultation is taken from Our senior editors, and the most senior editor concludes the decision in relation to the deal. 

The subject matter of certain editorial content which contains branding of a third party may be suggested by a such third party, however, this does not impose an obligation on Our editor to take up the suggested idea. The content is written and edited by Us, to the same standards expected in all of Our journalism.

We do not show any copies to funders for their approval. We recognize that any set of guidelines is not sufficient to address every situation or issue that may arise in the course of doing business, especially given the pace of change within the media industry. 

Therefore, you are advised to check the guidelines timely since they may be updated as and when required. We will remain teachable and open to suggestions, criticism, and correction from Our readers and other interested parties. 

More importantly, We always stay open to new ideas to improve, particularly, your suggestions, criticism, and/or corrections.


If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.