Apna Shahar– Privacy Policy

The privacy policy for Apna Shahar, outlines the terms and conditions of use for our app. By using Apna Shahar, you agree to abide by these terms. It is important that you take the time to read and understand both the terms and the privacy policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these documents, please reach out to us at support@apnashahar.com. We are here to assist you and will do our best to address any queries you may have. Your privacy and satisfaction are important to us, and we are committed to providing you with a transparent and secure experience while using Apna Shahar. 


In this Agreement for Apna Shahar, certain terms are defined as follows:

(a) “App” refers to the Android mobile platform owned by Apna Shahar, operated under the developer name “Apna Shahar,” which includes any subsequent updates.

(b) “Platform” encompasses all properties under ” ASPIA Infotech,” including, but not limited to, the Android mobile apps operating under the developer name “Apna Shahar” and websites under the domain name “apnashahar.app.”

(c) “User” or “You” or “Your” denotes a natural person who has accepted this Agreement to download and utilize the Apna Shahar app.

Throughout this Agreement, singular terms include their plural forms, and vice versa, as well as references to one gender encompassing other gender(s).

Headings and captions within this Agreement are provided for convenience purposes only and do not influence the interpretation of the Agreement.

References to natural persons include their heirs, executors, and permitted assignees. Similarly, references to juristic persons include their affiliates, successors, and permitted assignees, unless the context indicates otherwise.


1. You approve of and accept this Agreement by:

(a) downloading and/or installing the App on Your device; or

(b) accessing or using the App or any of the content available within the App from any device.

2. You can accept this Agreement only if:

(a) You must be of legal age, eligibility, and mental capacity to form a binding contract with Apna Shahar through your use of the app; and

(b) You must not be legally prohibited from using the Apna Shahar app.

3. You understand that We want You to not use the App if You do not understand, approve of or accept all the terms specified in this Agreement. Hence, You are requested to read these Terms and Privacy Policy (hyperlinked) carefully and understand the Agreement before You accept it and agree to be bound by it.


  1. Apna Shahar is designed to offer you an in-app browsing experience through an embedded browser.
  2. The app may contain links to other mobile applications and/or websites, some of which may display objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate content. These links are provided for your convenience only, and we do not endorse or support the products and services they offer. We are not liable for the content or accuracy of such links.
  3. In order to provide you with the best experience, we may ask you to register and provide information about yourself. We expect that any information you provide will be truthful, accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  4. The content displayed on Apna Shahar is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. You are not permitted to copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works of, or publicly display any content from the app.


  1. Any violation of this Agreement may result in legal liability for you, and nothing in this Agreement should be interpreted to confer any rights to any third party. You are accountable for your conduct and activities while using the Apna Shahar app, and for any consequences that may arise from them.
  2. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable under applicable law, it will not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. In such cases, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that closely aligns with the original intent, while the remaining provisions shall remain in effect.
  3. While we may choose not to take action regarding a breach of this Agreement by you or others, this does not waive our right to act in response to subsequent or similar breaches. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such provision or our right to enforce it in the future.


  1. You agree to download and install the Apna Shahar app for your use. Additionally, you agree to download and update the latest versions of the app and any relevant updates provided by us to ensure continued access.
  2. While the app is currently available to you free of charge, we reserve the right to amend these Terms and potentially introduce charges for the app in the future. While we do not guarantee prior notice, we will endeavor to inform you in advance of any such changes.
  3. Your use of the app must comply with (a) this Agreement, and (b) any applicable laws, regulations, or generally accepted practices and guidelines in your country of citizenship, residence, or usage.
  4. Under this Agreement, Apna Shahar grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to install and use the app on your Android device. However, you are not permitted to copy the app or any of its components, except for the purpose of creating a single archival backup copy.
  5. Apna Shahar also grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access content owned by Apna Shahar. However, for any third-party content accessed through the app, you must obtain a separate license from the respective third party. We do not provide a license for such third-party content, and your usage is subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the third party.


  1. You agree not to utilize the Apna Shahar app or any content provided therein for any illegal, unlawful, or prohibited purposes as outlined in this Agreement.
  2. You will refrain from accessing the content provided through the app via any means other than the app itself, unless explicitly permitted in a separate written agreement with Apna Shahar.
  3. Redistribution, sublicensing, renting, publishing, selling, assigning, leasing, marketing, transferring, or otherwise making the app or any of its components or content available to third parties is strictly prohibited.
  4. You are prohibited from circumventing or disabling any digital rights management, usage rules, or security features of the app; altering or obscuring any proprietary notices (including copyright notices) on the app; and using the app in a manner that threatens its integrity, performance, or availability.
  5. You shall not engage in any activity that may:

(a) Reverse engineer, decompile, or extract the source code related to the app, unless expressly permitted in writing by Apna Shahar or required by law; (b) Use any automated device to retrieve or index any portion of the app or its content; (c) Collect user information for illegal or unlawful purposes; (d) Create user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses; (e) Transmit viruses or other harmful items through the app; (f) Damage, disable, overburden, or impair any servers, networks, or computer systems connected to the app; (g) Conduct harmful attacks or disrupt the app’s functionality; (h) Forge headers or manipulate identifiers to disguise content origin; (i) Obtain materials or information through unauthorized means.

  1. You shall not impersonate any person or entity, including Apna Shahar officials, employees, partners, or affiliates, or misrepresent your affiliation with any entity.


  1. Your access to the Apna Shahar app may be terminated under the following circumstances:

(a) If you voluntarily uninstall the app from your device; (b) If, knowingly or unknowingly, you cause a direct or indirect breach of these Terms or Privacy Policy, as determined by Apna Shahar; (c) If you fail to pay any requisite fees, if applicable, charged by Apna Shahar for app usage.

  1. Apna Shahar may terminate your access to the app if:

(a) Required by law, making the provision of the app unlawful; (b) Our relationship with any third party offering the app is terminated, or their services are no longer available to us or to you; (c) Provision of the app to you is no longer commercially viable for Apna Shahar; (d) You repeatedly violate this Agreement.

  1. Apna Shahar reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice, and may disable your access to the app and prohibit any future use.
  2. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by discontinuing your access to the app. However, certain obligations under this Agreement will continue even after termination.
  3. Upon termination of this Agreement, any legal rights, obligations, and liabilities accrued during its term will remain unaffected and continue to apply indefinitely.


At Apna Shahar, we collect various types of information from you to enhance your experience on our platform. Here’s how we use the information we collect:

  1. Log-in Data: This includes your user ID, mobile phone number, IP address, and indicative age range. We use this information for account authentication and to ensure you’re of appropriate age to access certain features.
  2. Additional Profile Information: Alongside log-in data, we collect your photo and biography provided on your user profile. This helps us personalize your experience and tailor content based on your preferences.
  3. Content You Share: Any information voluntarily shared by you on the platform, including posts, images, and location data, is used to facilitate communication and provide personalized content to you and other users.
  4. Information from Other Sources: We may receive additional information about you from third-party sources, which we use to enhance our services and personalize your experience.
  5. Log Data: We automatically collect technical information, search history, and communication details to improve our platform’s functionality and user experience.
  6. Cookies: Our platform uses cookies to distinguish users and improve the browsing experience. We collect cookie data to personalize content and analyze user behavior.
  7. Surveys: If you participate in surveys, we may collect personal information to better understand user preferences and improve our services.
  8. User Search Data: Any searches you make on the platform are used to provide quick access to previous searches and personalize your experience.
  9. Additional Account Security: We collect phone numbers and request access to SMS for account verification and security purposes.
  10. Location Information: Location data is used for security, location-based services, and customization of content based on your location.
  11. Customer Support Information: Information provided to our customer support team is used to investigate and resolve support issues.
  12. Device Data: Device attributes, operations, identifiers, settings, network connections, applications, and media are collected to optimize the platform’s performance and user experience.
  13. Contest Information: Information provided for contest participation is used to facilitate your entry and award prizes.

By collecting and utilizing this information, we strive to provide you with a personalized and secure experience on Apna Shahar while continuously improving our services.


At Apna Shahar, we value transparency and want you to understand how we handle your information:

  1. Content Visible to Others: Any content you post on your user profile or another user’s profile, such as comments or images, may be accessed by everyone, including search engines. We do not control how others may share or use this content, and it may be re-shared across various platforms.
  2. Sharing with Our Group of Companies: We may share your Personal Information with entities within our Group, ensuring that your data remains within trusted entities under common control.
  3. What You Share with Others: When you share content on our platform, you choose the audience for your posts. We do not control how recipients use the information you share via sharing options like WhatsApp or Facebook.
  4. Sharing with Third Parties: We may share your information with select third parties, including business partners, advertisers, and law enforcement agencies, in compliance with legal obligations or to protect our rights and safety.
  5. Security Practices: We employ technical and security measures to safeguard your information. It’s important to keep your login credentials confidential to maintain account security.
  6. Data Storage: Your data is stored on secure servers provided by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, both in India and abroad. These providers implement robust security measures to protect your information.
  7. Changes to this Policy: We may update this Privacy Policy periodically, and any significant changes will be communicated to you. It’s your responsibility to review this policy periodically to stay informed about any updates.

We respect your rights regarding your personal information:

  1. Content Removal: You can remove or unpublish content from your user account/profile at any time, although the history of your activities remains available to us.
  2. Access and Correction: You have the right to access, correct, amend, or delete Personal Information from your account at any time.
  3. Revoking Consent: You can revoke your consent to the collection of your information, although this may impact certain functionalities of the platform.
  4. Data Retention: We do not retain sensitive personal information for longer than necessary. However, copies of public content may be retained indefinitely.
  5. Third-Party Links: Our platform may contain links to third-party websites, each with its own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the practices of these websites, so please review their policies before sharing any personal data.

At Apna Shahar, we are committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with control over your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at grievance.officer@apnashahar.com.


At Apna Shahar, we value intellectual property rights and expect our users to do the same:

  1. Compliance with Laws: Your use of the App must adhere to copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws. You are responsible for any violations or infringements of intellectual property rights resulting from your use of the App.
  2. Ownership of Content: While Apna Shahar owns the intellectual property rights to the summarized content provided through the App, original sources remain the property of their respective owners.
  3. Trademarks and Copyrights: All trademarks, brands, and service marks associated with the App belong to Apna Shahar. Apna Shahar retains copyrights and database rights related to the App.
  4. Third-Party Rights: The App may incorporate third-party intellectual property. You must obtain permission from the respective owner for any use of such intellectual property.
  5. Respect for Owners’ Rights: Any intellectual property not owned by Apna Shahar is the property of its respective owners. Owners have the right to take legal action against any violations, infringements, or misrepresentations.
  6. Respect for Intellectual Property: Apna Shahar respects the intellectual property rights of others and disclaims responsibility for any violations committed by users.


Your privacy matters to us at Apna Shahar:

  1. Privacy Policy: Our Privacy Policy, accessible through the provided hyperlink, outlines how we handle your personal data and safeguard your privacy while using the App. By using the App, you consent to the collection and use of your data as described in the Privacy Policy.
  2. Password Confidentiality: It’s your responsibility to keep passwords associated with your device secure. You are solely accountable for any activities conducted on your device. If you suspect unauthorized use of your device, promptly report it to the appropriate authorities.


At Apna Shahar, we prioritize transparency and accountability:

  1. Risk Acknowledgment: Your use of the App and its content is entirely at your discretion and risk. Apna Shahar shall not be liable for any damages, fees, fines, or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from your use of the App.
  2. Termination Option: If you’re dissatisfied with the App, you have the option to terminate your access to it.
  3. Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Apna Shahar, along with its officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents, harmless from any claims, liabilities, or judgments resulting from your use of the App or any breach of applicable laws or regulations.
  4. Obligation Adherence: It’s your responsibility to adhere to the terms of the Agreement. Any breach of your obligations may result in consequences for which you are accountable.


At Apna Shahar, we prioritize transparency and honesty regarding the functionality of our App:

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties: While we strive to provide the best possible user experience, we cannot guarantee certain outcomes. We disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including:

    (a) Constant availability or availability at all times.

    (b) Successful execution of installation or uninstallation choices.

    (c) Seamless functioning of the App without disruptions, delays, or errors.

    (d) Personal ability to use the App.

    (e) Satisfaction with the App’s use.

    (f) Accuracy of the data provided.

    (g) Security and privacy of Your data.

    (h) Correction of all bugs or errors.

    (i) Compatibility with all devices and networks.

    (j) Fitness for a particular purpose or use.

    (k) Accessibility of the App and its contents in every location.
  2. Limitation of Liability: Apna Shahar, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, and service providers are not liable for acts or omissions of third parties, including vendors participating in Apna Shahar’s offerings. We are also not liable for any damages associated with equipment not furnished by Apna Shahar or services provided by third parties interconnected with Apna Shahar.


Ensuring legal clarity and fair dispute resolution is essential at Apna Shahar:

  1. Applicability of Local Laws: The App may operate under the laws of various countries. If you use the App from any location, you are responsible for complying with the local laws applicable to you.
  2. Governing Law: This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes arising from this Agreement shall be settled in the courts located at Bangalore, India.
  3. Time Limit for Action: Both you and Apna Shahar agree that any legal action arising from your use of the App must be initiated within 3 (three) months after the cause of action accrues.


1. Apna Shahar may post notices within the App or send you notices on the e-mail address or the telephone number that You may have shared with Us. You will have received such notices within 3 (three) days of Us sending the notice. Your continued use of the App on expiry of such 3 (three) days shall constitute Your receipt and acceptance of the notices sent to You.


At Apna Shahar, we want to ensure transparency and provide clarity regarding the use of our platform:

  1. Accuracy and Changes: While we strive for accuracy, there may be technical inaccuracies or typographical errors in the content provided through the App. Apna Shahar reserves the right to make changes or improvements to the App at any time. The content and information available on the App are provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied. Apna Shahar does not guarantee uninterrupted or error-free functions, correction of defects, or virus-free servers. Apna Shahar makes no commitment to update the materials on the interface. However, applicable law may override these exclusions. Apna Shahar shall not be liable for any misuse or data theft resulting from your use of the App.
  2. Disclaimer of Warranties: The App, and all news contents accessed through the App, are provided “as is,” “as available,” and “with all faults.”
  3. User Representation and Warranty: By using the App, you expressly represent and warrant that you understand, agree to become a party to, and abide by all the terms specified in this Agreement. Any violation of this Agreement may result in legal liability upon you. This Agreement does not confer any rights to any third party or any other person.

We aim to provide you with a seamless experience on Apna Shahar. If you have any questions or concerns about this disclaimer or any other aspect of our service, please contact us at support@apnashahar.com.

Last updated on 29-APRIL-2024