ShikshaLokam

Privacy Policy

The purpose of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is to describe how Advaith Foundation, (“Advaith”, “us”, “we”, “our”) collects, uses and maintains Information (as defined hereafter) about the Users and the Mentors . Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those ascribed to them in the Terms of Use available at https://site-staging.shikshalokam.org/data-privacy-policy/

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Users and Mentors 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 the Application is also governed by our Terms of Use.

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

Applicability of the policy

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

Nature Of Information Collected And Manner Of Collection

As you navigate through the Application, Advaith 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, designation and other similar information including any 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 the Application is used.
Advaith may also collect information about searches that you have carried out on the Application, any emails or other correspondence you may have sent or exchanged with other Users or Mentors on the Application or with Advaith. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of any Information you submit to Advaith. Inaccurate Information may affect your ability to use the Application, the Information you receive when using the Application, 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 may be collected directly or through automatic tracking of your usage of the Application 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 may collect through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. You may decline these cookies by changing your Application settings, if permitted. However, do note that this may impact certain features of the Application or your experience in using the Application. You also may provide Information to be published or displayed or posted on the Application or transmitted or replicated to other Users of the Application or third parties. Any such Information that is posted or transmitted or replicated to other parties will be at your own risk and will not be monitored by Advaith for its content or compliance. Please be aware that Advaith cannot control the actions of other Users and Mentors of the Application with whom you may choose to share Information with.

Use of Your Information

The Information that we collect on the Application will be used for the following purposes:
  1. Internal purposes to understand the background of the Users and Mentors using the Application;
  2. Correspondence/communication with you pursuant to you registering an Account or your usage of the Application;
  3. Verification of your Account
  4. Ensuring that the content from the Application is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
  5. To provide you with information, Services that you request from us which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  6. To notify you about changes to the Application, this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use;
  7. For the purpose of studying User/ Mentor usage patterns;
  8. For analytical purposes, including but not limited to assessing usage data, usage patterns, estimate audience sizes and other similar activities;
  9. 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 the Application as part of registering an Account or pursuant to other applicable processes. If Advaith determines that any Information you have provided or uploaded violates the terms of this Privacy Policy, Advaith 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 the Application. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may at any time inform the Application using the e-mail address info@site-staging.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 Mentors. By providing any Information on the Application, you consent to Advaith providing such Information to any governmental, law enforcement or regulatory authorities who exercise jurisdiction over Advaith and the Application, upon receiving an order to do so under applicable law. 

Advaith cannot guarantee the security of such Information because there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your Information through the Application may 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 the Application and for facilitating your use of the Services offered on the Application.

Data Retention

Advaith may retain Information, for such length of time as may be required, in order for Advaith to provide the concerned User or the Mentor 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 is subject.

International Privacy Rights

Advaith’s websites are operated and managed on servers that may be located and operated in different jurisdictions. By using and accessing the Application, you consent to the transfer 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’s databases and Information are stored on secure servers with appropriate firewalls owned by Advaith or by third parties.

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

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

While Advaith 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 Account, at any time and contacting us at info@site-staging.shikshalokam.org .

Do note however, Advaith 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 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

The Application is only intended for Users and Mentors 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’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, at info@site-staging.shikshalokam.org so that we can consider and respond to your request/complaint. We shall endeavour to address all requests/complaints 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’s sole discretion. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be notified by a notice on the home screen.

Terms of Use

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