The types of information We may obtain/collect include:
We may obtain information about You from various sources, including the Portal, when You call or email Us or communicate with Us through social media, or when You participate in events, contests or other promotions. We also may obtain information about You from Our affiliates, business partners and other third parties and publicly available information.
We may also obtain contact information and other marketing lead information from third parties and website visitors, including you.
When You register and use Our services on the Portal, You may choose to contribute content listed under the section "WHAT INFORMATION IS, OR MAY BE, COLLECTED FROM YOU?". We may also obtain information like academic performance, education, subjects taken, qualifications and certifications, etc. in the course of use of Our services.
In addition, when You visit the Portal or use Our services, We may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons, as described in more detail below. The information We may collect by automated means includes:
We may use the information We obtain about or from You to:
We also use non-personally identifiable information and certain technical information about Your computer and Your access of the Portal (including Your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage the Portal. We collect this information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons, as described below.
If We seek to use the information We obtain about You in other ways, We will provide specific notice and request Your consent at the time of collection.
We may combine certain non-personally identifiable information about Our users and use such information to prepare reports. Such information includes, inter alia, the demographic information (such as pincode, age, gender, race or ethnicity), academic performance, skill sets, extracurricular activities, of many users combined together. Such information is used to analyze the characteristics of various populations and does not identify any specific individuals.
You acknowledge that when posting any content on the Portal, You are to decide for Yourself how much information You wish to display. You are advised to note, however, that when You choose to display or distribute personal information (such as Your contact information) via the Portal or any other distribution method, such information can be collected and used by others. This may result, inter alia, in Your receiving unsolicited communications from third parties, and You acknowledge that the Firm shall not be responsible for the same.
If You, as a School, want to delete or remove Your information permanently from the Portal, You may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or through Contact Us. Please include "Delete my Information" in the subject line and Your full name and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to or act on Your request in a timely manner, normally within thirty (30) days. Furthermore, We shall be entitled to delete Your Information in the event of termination for any reason whatsoever, of the services agreement between Us and You (as a School). In the event of such deletion, please note that the Information pertaining to Your School, users, and students shall also be inaccessible to you, such users and students. If You (as a student) wish to have Your Information deleted from the Portal, You will need to contact Your School for such purpose, who has the right to effect such deletion. Further, if Your School has deleted Your account for any reason whatsoever, and You wish to reactivate Your account, You shall need to approach the School itself for reactivation of Your account.Please note that some information may not be deleted from all databases and backup records. If You have posted content on or through the Portal, We may not be able to delete it.
Upon cancellation of Your account for any reason whatsoever, or deletion of Your information based on Your request, copies of Your information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared publicly, with students, professionals, employers, educational institutes and providers, connections, friends, friends of friends, or was copied or stored by others. We may also retain certain information for customer service, legal and similar business purposes. We will also retain logs, demographic, indirect, and statistical information that may relate to You but do not identify You personally. Moreover, notwithstanding the cancellation of Your account or deletion of Your information, the Firm shall be entitled to continue to use Your Information for its business analytics and other purposes, without requiring Your consent or authorization in any manner.
Furthermore, in respect of Schools, even post-cancellation of the School's registration on the Portal, the Firm shall be entitled to continue to display information pertaining to the name of the School on the Portal, without requiring any consent from the School in respect of the same.
Supplying personal information is entirely voluntary. Please note that services provided by the Firm are available only to visitors who register with the Portal online.
The Firm reserves the right to send You certain service related communication, considered to be a part of Your account with the Portal without offering You the facility to opt-out. You may update Your information and change Your account settings at any time.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier and secured for You to navigate the Portal. A session ID cookie expires when You close Your browser. A persistent cookie remains on Your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in Your Internet browser's "help" file. Reference for cookies can be found at http://www.cookiecentral.com/.
We use session cookies to store the secure session and browsing preferences of the user. We set a persistent cookie to store Your username and interests so You don't have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable Us to track and target the interests of Our users to enhance the experience on the Portal.
If You reject cookies, You may still use the Portal, but Your ability to use some areas of the same will be limited. Cookies are used in shopping cart to enable enhanced security and ensuring there is no URL based spamming.
You may update and amend certain Personal Information included in Your online account at any time by logging into Your account and making the necessary changes. Editing other personal information included in Your online account can be done only through the School of which You are a student. In such cases, You will need to directly request the School to make such changes.
The Portal may contain links to other sites for Your convenience and information. These sites may be operated by entities not owned by the Firm. These other sites or linked third-party sites may have their own privacy notices, which You should review if You visit those sites. We are not responsible for the content of any sites not owned by the Firm, any use of those sites, or those sites' privacy practices.
To protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Our control, We have in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures. For example, Our servers are accessible only to authorized personnel and Your information is shared with Our personnel on a need to know basis.
Although We will endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of Your personal information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. By using the Portal, You agree that We will have no liability for disclosure of Your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information including name, age, phone numbers, email addresses, unique IDs, demographic information as well as other non-public information submitted to Us, both during transmission and once We receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your personal information and email address, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We reserve the right to change or update this policy at any time by placing a prominent notice on the Portal. Such changes shall be effective immediately upon the same being posted on the Portal.