THG Publishing Privacy Notice

Our Company, and The Services We Provide

THG PUBLISHING PRIVATE LIMITED is a Private Incorporated Company registered at Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu. Popularly known as The Hindu Group of Publications or, simply, The Hindu Group, the Company is one of the most reputed news publishing houses in India.

The Company began with a single weekly publication—The Hindu—in 1878, which later became a daily newspaper in 1889. Ever since, The Hindu Group’s reliable and balanced presentation of the news, independent editorial stand and sound editorial values of “fairness and justice” have been well received.

Today, the Company has a slew of print and digital publications that have won the serious attention and sincere regard of a loyal readership.

The major publications of the Company include:

The Hindu Group also produces e-Books, podcasts, videos and other multimedia communications in addition to the aforementioned publications.

The Information We Collect

Information that you provide on our digital platforms

Information that we collect as you use our services

Information that we collect about your preferences

Information from partners

When you subscribe to our services through a third-party website we have partnered with, we may collect information that you provide about yourself on that website.

While subscribing, other readers can mention you as a referrer and provide your name and telephone number.

How We Collect and Use Your Information 

FAQs on Cookies We Use

(To Collect Your Information)

  1. What are cookies? 

    A cookie is a small piece of information sent from websites you visit (including The Hindu Group websites) to your computer to help identify you quickly. Cookies are not used to identify individuals personally and no personal information is stored in relation to the cookies.

  1. What are site functionality cookies?

    Our websites use browser cookies to determine whether a user is signed in or not. We also use cookies to ensure that a piece of information is only displayed to users a certain number of times.

  1. What are third-party cookies?

    We use third-party advertising companies to display advertising when you visit our websites. Cookies are used in the software that displays these advertisements, known as third-party cookies. These cookies may be used to help display more relevant advertisements to you.

    These companies may use information (not including your name or email address) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

    Third-party cookies may include behavioural targeting cookies. These are also intended to help display more relevant advertisements to you by using information about other sites you may have visited previously.

    Third-party cookies also include those from our data analytics providers. These allow us to analyse the use of our sites and do not identify users individually.

  1. How can you manage your cookies?

    We use a Consent Management Platform that helps you with managing your preferences with Cookies used on our websites. You can access this platform with this link:Cookie consent manager 

Managing Your Personal Data Stored with Us

Within the scope of services that we offer and ones which you have subscribed to, you have choices to manage, review and update your information.

a. You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data that is with us. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

b. You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

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

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

e. You have the right to object to us processing your personal data, under certain conditions.

You can write to dpo@thehindu.co.in with any of the above requests and we will respond within 30 days.

Security of Data You Share With Us

We implement appropriate security mechanisms that continuously protect your information from unauthorised access and disclosure.  We limit access (to personal information) to those who need it in order to process it.

Changes to This Policy

We change this Privacy Policy whenever such a need arises. Your rights under this Privacy Policy will not be reduced without your explicit consent. The last date on which this policy was changed is notified at the bottom of this webpage. Whenever there are significant changes, we will take measures to notify you.

Got Questions/Concerns?

You can write to dpo@thehindu.co.in if you require any clarifications regarding this policy.