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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Material featured on this site may be reproduced for non-commercial use only free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission by the Departments of Government of Odisha. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context.

However, the permission to reproduce this material does not extend to any other material on this site, which is explicitly identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the department / copyright holder concerned.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTION, MODERATION & APPROVAL (CMAP) POLICY

The authorized content manager will contribute the content. This will be carried out in a coherent manner to ensure uniformity and also to bring about standardization along with associated keywords and metadata. To put forward content according to the users’ requirement, the content is organised categorically and for the efficient retrieval of the required content, the content is provided on the website with the help of a web-based Content Management System that has a user-friendly interface.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the Republic of India and the State of Odisha. In case any disputes the court of law shall be the courts of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The life cycle of the website’s content is a process of:

  1. Creation
  2. Modification
  3. Approval
  4. Moderation
  5. Publishing
  6. Expiry

After the content is contributed and before it is published on the website, it undergoes approval and moderation. If at any stage the content gets rejected, it is sent back to the content originator for making changes.

CONTENT ARCHIVAL (CAP) POLICY

The content components are made with validity date, source and metadata. Some content can be permanent and for this type of content there is an assumption where a review of the content will happen on a periodic basis unless it is deleted or edited on the basis of certain requirements. After the intended purpose, the content components that are short lived, for instance, recruitment, tender, etc., will bear no relevance on the site.

As per the Content Archival policy, the content components like reports, latest news, documents are reviewed on a regular basis. Furthermore, the policy mentioned above is followed during website maintenance, and while it is in force.

CONTENT REVIEW (CRP) POLICY

Efforts have been made to keep the website’s content up-to-date and current. In Content Review (CRP) policy, the responsibilities and roles of website content review are clearly defined. It also tells the manner in which these are executed. Review policies are crafted for various content elements. The review policy finds its basis on the various content elements, their relevance, archival policy and validity. The content on the website is related to events, initiatives, and destinations.

HYPERLINKING POLICY

There is no objection on your linking the information hosted on the website on a direct basis. You also need no prior permission for it. But, you should tell Odisha Tourism about the links provided to this website because only then can you be informed about any updates or changes therein. Additionally, Odisha Tourism does not grant permission for loading of out pages into the frames of your website. You must open a new browser window and then load our department’s pages.

PRIVACY POLICY

The website does not store any particular sensitive and personal information from the user (name, email address, phone number), that can help in their identification. If the website asks for your personal details, you will be made aware of the specific purpose for which the details are being asked. Also, the required measures will be taken to safeguard your personal details. Odisha Tourism does not indulge in sharing or selling of personally identifiable details that are volunteered on the site to any public/private third party. The information provided to this site will be safe from misuse, unauthorised access, loss or alternation, disclosure or destruction. The website gathers details like IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, operating system, date and time of page visit, domain name, and browser type in order to gather details of the user. There is no attempt on Odisha Tourism’s part to link these addresses with the identity of people visiting the website unless damage to the site is attempted on detection. Accommodation Listing: The information listed here has been provided by the individuals/ hoteliers, Department is not responsible for any discrepancy, user can check other websites for authenticity of information on the hotel listing web page on department’s website. The management at Odisha Tourism has the right to delete or add a specific listing on the basis of feedback received from guests and clients.

WEBSITE MONITORING PLAN

Website monitoring takes place from time to time for addressing and solving the compatibility and quality problems around the parameters.

Mentioned below:

Functional: All website modules are tested in terms of functionality or use. The site has interactive components, for instance, feedback forms that work seamlessly.

Traffic Inspection: The monitoring of the site traffic takes place at regular intervals to inspect usage patterns and visitor’s preference and profile.

Feedback: To know how the website is performing and for the purpose of required improvements, visitors are asked for feedback. To execute the enhancement and changes recommended by the visitors, the right mechanism is up and running.

CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

It is important to note that the website functions efficiently, and has its presence on the internet. Efforts are carried out in order to bring the downtime of the site to a minimum as much as possible because a Government website is expected to deliver quality services.