(a) Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”);
(b) Rule 4 of the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (“SPDI Rules”); and
(c) Rule 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011.
2. INFORMATION BEING COLLECTED
2.1 We collect the following types of information about you: (i) User Information; (ii) Demographic Information; (iii) Cookies; (iv) Behavioural Information; and (v) Indirect Information, (each of which have been defined below, and collectively, “Information”). We may collect your Information either directly from you through offline documentation, by virtue of your use / access / browsing of the Website or indirectly by using different technologies.
The following information, may be collected by us:
(a) Your: (i) full name, date of birth, contact details, email address, physical address; and (ii) details of the company / organization you work for, including your title / designation (“User Information”).
(b) Information which refers to selected population characteristics including age, gender and current geographical location details (“Demographic Information”).
(c) We also store cookies to: (i) track user activity, behaviour and movement on the Website; (ii) analyse user patterns and trends; (iii) track the sections, links, tabs or pages that are most visited by the users; and (iv) to build a database of user preferences (“Cookies”).
(d) We may also collect information about how you use the Website and information about your mobile device and software including usage statistics, traffic data, your IP address, browser and operating system type, domain names, access times, locations, and details regarding the parts of the Website that you access (“Behavioural Information”).
(e) your use of certain third party services on our Website, if any, also requires us to collect such information as is considered necessary for that purpose (“Indirect Information”).
3.1 The IT Act and the SPDI Rules regulate the collection, usage, retention and disclosure of personal information, which is defined under the SPDI Rules as any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available to a body corporate, is capable of identifying such person (“Personal Information”). Some of the Information collected by us may qualify as Personal Information.
3.3 In the event of a change in the law applicable to data protection in India, you hereby expressly consent to our continued use, storage, collection and disclosure of your Information including Personal Information to the fullest extent permitted under such applicable law. we may reach out to you for obtaining additional consents and approvals as required under the amended law and you will be required to comply with such requests. Should you choose to not provide us with such additional consents and approvals, we may have to discontinue your access to the Website.
3.4 You may choose to not provide us with or withdraw any or all information being Personal Information, but in the event that you do so, we may be unable to allow you to use / access / browse the Website or parts or features thereof, for which your Personal Information is being collected or processed. You can also withdraw your consent by writing to us at email@example.com.
4. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
4.1 We use your Information: (i) to operate and improve the Website in order to foster a positive user experience; (ii) for analysing data, tracking trends, building algorithms, creating databases for rating systems, recommendations engines, etc.; (iii) for research purposes; (iv) to conduct audits and quality assessment procedures; and (v) to analyse the use of our resources and troubleshooting problems in relation to the Website.
4.2 In addition to the above, we also use your Information, including Personal Information: (i) for internal operational purposes such as record keeping, accounting and compliance with applicable laws; (ii) for recording information including dates, time and locations at which the Website has been accessed by using various tracking technologies and thereby improve our Website and your experience by providing you with relevant information based on the above. Your disabling of tracking features on the Website by changing settings on your smartphone, tablet or other device and / or web browser may result in your inability to use the Website optimally or entirely; (iii) to invite you for seminars, webinars and workshops conducted by us which we believe may be of interest to you; (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law; (v) to respond to any queries that you may have, and to communicate information to you, including notifications of any alerts, any updates to the Website; and (vi) to contact you from time to time to record your valuable feedback on our Website, as it currently stands, and / or any potential services that may be offered in the future.
4.4 Our processing of your Personal Information in the context of your visit to, and use of our Website are based on our legitimate interests to operate an internet website blog for general information and communication purposes, to optimize our Website, and to protect it from attacks. Furthermore, our processing of your Personal Information for providing regulatory updates or conducting other business development activities serves the legitimate interests of the users to receive training in legal matters and know-how and serves our legitimate interests to develop our business and promote client relationships.
5. CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION
5.1 You may review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information collected by us by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.2 If you wish to delete your Personal Information provided to Stoicus, you can always do so by sending a request to us at email@example.com.
5.3 You may note that correction or deletion of certain information or data may lead to cancellation of your access to the Website or to certain features thereof. You also agree and acknowledge that certain data or information cannot be corrected or deleted and / or is prohibited from being deleted under any applicable law or in lieu of law enforcement requests or under any judicial proceedings.
We are committed to ensure that your Personal Information is secure with us. To ensure the security and protection from any unauthorized access or disclosure we have in place appropriate physical, electronic and technical procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect on the Website. We do not retain any Personal Information collected from you for any period longer than reasonably required by us in accordance with applicable laws in India. However, please be informed that despite the stringent security measures being adopted by Stoicus, there may still exist the risk of potential security breaches. Further, we shall not be responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties or events that are beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of government, hacking of devices, unauthorised access to computer data or other electronic devices and storage devices, device crashes, breach of security and encryption, etc.
8. THIRD PARTY LINKS
8.1 The Website may host links to third party websites and services (“Third Party Links”). We have no control over such Third Party Links, which are provided by persons or companies other than us. We are not responsible for any collection or disclosure of your Information or Personal Information by such companies or persons on such Third Party Links thereof.
8.2 You agree and acknowledge to that Third Party Links have their own privacy policies governing the collection, storage, transfer, retention and / or disclosure of your information and that you access such Third Party Links at your own risk.
10. GOVERNING LAW
11. GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL