Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is to describe how Advaith Foundation, (“Advaith Foundation”, “us”, “we” or “our”) collects, uses and maintains Information (as defined hereafter) about the Users (as defined hereafter) of its website (“ShikshaLokam”) and the Creators of the User Content (as defined hereafter) on ShikshaLokam, through ShikshaLokam. Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those ascribed to them in the Terms of Use.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Users and Creators shall collectively be referred to as “you” and “your”.

We recognize the importance of your privacy and we are committed to ensuring that you are aware of how your Information is being used. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of ShikshaLokam is also governed by our Terms of Use available at http://shikshaLokam.org/terms_creators.html.

If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at info@shikshaLokam.org. Please access/use ShikshaLokam only if you agree with our policies and practices encapsulated in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Your use or access of ShikshaLokam shall constitute your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

APPLICABILITY OF THE POLICY

This Privacy Policy shall apply to all Information, Advaith Foundation collects on ShikshaLokam including but not limited to any information you may submit/upload on ShikshaLokam, e-mails that you exchange with Advaith Foundation and other Users/ Creators of ShikshaLokam. The Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor does Advaith Foundation take any responsibility for, any information that is collected by any third party either using ShikshaLokam or through any links provided on ShikshaLokam or through any advertisements featured on ShikshaLokam

NATURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AND MANNER OF COLLECTION

As you navigate through ShikshaLokam, Advaith Foundation may collect different types of information, collectively hereinafter referred to as “Information”. This Information could be of the following types:

  1. “Sensitive Personal Information” – information such as your password;
  2. “Personally Identifiable Information” – information that could be used to identify you such as your name, email address, age, gender, residential address and other similar information including any User Information;
  3. “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used to identify you such as the webpages that you have viewed and your usage patterns;
  4. “Device Information”- information which is automatically collected about the operating system or version of the system from which ShikshaLokam is used.

Advaith Foundation may also collect information about searches that you have carried out on ShikshaLokam, advertisements or third-party links that you have visited, any emails or other correspondence you may have sent or exchanged with other Users or Creators on ShikshaLokam or with Advaith Foundation.

You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of any Information you submit to Advaith Foundation. Inaccurate Information may affect your ability to use ShikshaLokam, the Information you receive when using ShikshaLokam, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.

You understand that the Information collected by Advaith Foundation, may be collected directly or through automatic tracking of your usage of ShikshaLokam through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies. The data automatically collected may include usage information such as details of your computing and/or communication device location, connections, or any information that Advaith Foundation may collect through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. You may decline these cookies by changing your browser settings, if permitted. However, do note that this may impact certain features of Shikshalokam or your experience in using Shikshalokam.

You also may provide Information to be published or displayed or posted on ShikshaLokam or transmitted to other Users of ShikshaLokam or third parties. Any such Information that is posted or transmitted to other parties will be at your own risk and will not be monitored by Advaith Foundation for its content or compliance. Please be aware that Advaith Foundation cannot control the actions of other Users and Creators of ShikshaLokam with whom you may choose to share Information with.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The Information that we collect on ShikshaLokam will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Correspondence/communication with you pursuant to you registering a User/ Creator account or your usage of ShikshaLokam;
  2. Verification of your User / Creator Account
  3. Ensuring that the content from ShikshaLokam is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
  4. To provide you with newsletters, information, products or Services that you request from us which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  5. To notify you about changes to ShikshaLokam, this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use;
  6. For the purpose of studying User/ Creator usage patterns;
  7. For analytical purposes, including but not limited to assessing usage data, usage patterns, estimate audience sizes and other similar activities;
  8. In any other manner we may describe when you provide the Information. Except as otherwise provided herein, no Sensitive Personal Information or Personally Identifiable Information will be published, disclosed or shared with any third party without your express consent.

Please do not include or submit any Sensitive Personal Information or Personally Identifiable Information unless specifically requested by ShikshaLokam as part of registering a User/Creator account or pursuant to other applicable processes. If Advaith Foundation determines that any Information you have provided or uploaded violates the terms of this Privacy Policy, Advaith Foundation has the right, in its absolute discretion, to delete or destroy such Information without incurring any liability to you.

You agree to your Personally Identifiable Information being used by us in order to contact you and deliver information or administrative notices and any other communication relevant to your use of ShikshaLokam. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may at any time inform ShikshaLokam using the e-mail address info@shikshalokam.org

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We consider the confidentiality and security of your Information to be of the utmost importance. We will use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures to keep your Information including the Sensitive Personal Information and the Personally Identifiable Information, confidential and secure and will not share it with third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, or unless we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in special cases, such as in compliance with legal/ regulatory requests, to address, fraud, security or technical issues or a physical threat to you or other Users or Creators. By providing any Information on ShikshaLokam, you consent to Advaith Foundation providing such Information to any governmental, law enforcement or regulatory authorities who exercise jurisdiction over Advaith Foundation and ShikshaLokam, upon receiving an order to do so under applicable law.

Advaith Foundation cannot guarantee the security of such Information because the Internet is not a 100% secure environment and there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your Information over the Internet will be intercepted.

We may disclose your Information to our agents, employees, advisors and affiliates who require the Information for the purposes of operating and maintaining ShikshaLokam and for facilitating your use of the Services offered on ShikshaLokam.

DATA RETENTION

Advaith Foundation may retain Information, for such length of time as may be required in order for Advaith Foundation to provide the concerned User or the Creator with Services, comply with legal obligations, resolve any disputes that may arise, enforce its rights arising out of agreements with Users, and/or for such period as may be required by legislations/orders of regulatory authorities to which Advaith Foundation is subject.

INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY RIGHTS

Advaith Foundation’s websites are operated and managed on servers that may be located and operated in different jurisdictions. By using and accessing ShikshaLokam, you consent to the transfer to and processing of your Information including the Sensitive Personal Information and the Personally Identifiable Information, on servers that may be located in a jurisdiction different from where you are located, and that the protection of such Information may be different than required under the laws of your residence or location.

DATA SECURITY

The Information that you provide, subject to disclosure in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, shall be maintained in a safe and secure manner. Advaith Foundation’s databases and Information are stored on secure servers with appropriate firewalls owned by Advaith Foundation or by third parties.

As a registered User or Creator (as the case may be) of ShikshaLokam you have the responsibility to ensure data security including that of your User Information. You should use ShikshaLokam in a responsible manner. You are solely responsible for all acts done using your User Information.

Given the nature of internet transactions, Advaith Foundation does not take any responsibility for the transmission of Information including the Information you provide to ShikshaLokam. Any transmission of your Information on the internet is done at your risk. Advaith Foundation does not take any responsibility for you or any third party circumventing the privacy settings or security measures contained on ShikshaLokam.

While Advaith Foundation will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your Information is safe and secure, it offers no representation, warranties or other assurances that the security measures are adequate, safe, fool proof or impenetrable.

ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

You may change, alter or otherwise modify or update your Information including the details you provide for creating the User/ Creator Account, at any time and contacting us at info@shikshalokam.org.

Do note however, Advaith Foundation reserves the rights to save any Non -Personal, Device Information and usage Information and you are not entitled to seek the deletion of the same. Advaith Foundation at its sole discretion may permit or deny the change of any Information, if it is believed the same is required to observe applicable laws.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

ShikshaLokam is only intended for Users and Creators who are competent to contract under applicable law. If you are not of the requisite age, you are not to provide any Personally Identifiable Information or Sensitive Personal Information. If it comes to Advaith Foundation’s attention that any such information pertains to an individual who is not competent to contract under applicable law, such Information may be deleted without notice to you

COMPLAINTS

If you wish to place a complaint or raise a question/ concern with regard to your privacy requirements, or otherwise view, modify, delete or correct any of your Personally Identifiable Information or Sensitive Personal Information, please contact our Grievance Redressal Officer, Mr. Rajaram Pai at No. 58, Innovations, 15th Cross, 2nd Phase J.P. Nagar, Bangalore – 560078, contact number: 9986503885, or at info@shikshalokam.org so that we can consider and respond to your request/complaint. We shall endeavour to address all requests/complaints will be within thirty (30) days from the date of such a request/complaint being made.

AMENDMENTS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at Advaith Foundation’s sole discretion. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be notified by a notice on the home page.

TERMS OF USE

This Privacy Policy shall form a part of the Terms of Use.

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