In general, you can visit our Website without revealing your identity or any Personal Information (as defined below) about yourself. However, you may not be able to access significant portions and sections of the Website or use the Services unless you subscribe to the Services by enrolling as a Member of the Club, or reveal your identity and/or other information about you. Please note that minors are prohibited from using the Services, and the Company is committed to not collecting Personal Information from any minors viewing the Website.
Information that we collect from you at registration or at any other time may include, inter alia, the following information:
You understand that the username for your account may be listed publicly, including on your Membership profile page and in search results.
In addition, we may collect demographic information such as information about your computer, location (through GPS), hardware, software, platform, media, Internet Protocol (IP) address and connection, information about online activity such as feature usage and click paths, passwords and other data that you may provide in surveys or while completing your Membership Account profile. We may combine demographic information with Personal Information to tailor our offerings or web pages, including advertising subject matter, to your preferences or interests.
Sensitive Personal Information (“SPI”) means such personal information which consists of information relating to your password; physical, physiological and mental health condition; medical records and history; biometric information, sexual orientation and financial information (such as bank account details or credit card numbers).
However, you acknowledge that in the course of providing the Services, the Company may receive SPI, either when you voluntarily choose to update your Membership profile with information related to your identity, physical and physiological condition or financial information, or from such content posted by you on the Website, and you hereby consent and agree to allow the Company to store and display the SPI collected in this manner on the Website and disclose it in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
It is clarified that with respect to any SPI that you may share with the Company, you have the sole right to determine whether you want to share such information with the Company, and that you can continue to avail of the Services without the sharing of any SPI. Further, with respect to any SPI that you may share in the course of updating your Membership profile, you have the right to determine the levels of access to such information, by adjusting the privacy settings of your account with the Website.
In this regard, if you choose to maintain a private profile on the Website, any SPI that you share will be collected only by the Company and may be used to collate statistics or provide Services that you request, but will not be shared with other users of the Website without your consent or unless otherwise required by law. If you choose to maintain a public profile, any SPI you share on your Membership profile or on any public forum, feed or journal, may also be accessed by any visitors to the Website.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify you and that is not otherwise publicly available, including, but not limited to, your first and last name, age, place of residence and an email address, phone number or other contact information, photograph, as well as any information related to your profession or academic qualifications.
We may collect Personal Information from you when you register and create a Membership account on the Website or apply for a Membership, or otherwise voluntarily choose to contact us or provide such information. Further, in case you apply for Membership in order to use the Services, we may use such Personal Information in order to verify your credentials, for the purpose of permitting continued access to our Services or otherwise to contact you in the course of rendering the Services.
Some of our web pages may also utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about your activity on our Website. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by you. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter your Personal Information to gain access to certain parts of our Website including your Membership account.
Tracking technologies may automatically record information such as Internet domain and host names; other information about your geographic location; IP addresses; browser software and operating system types; CPU type; your manner of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); click paths; dates and times that our Website is accessed; and duration of use of the Website and/or the Services.
We may use Personal Information and other information received and collected from you to provide the Services you have requested, for the purpose of sending you updates, to enable you to access and update your Membership account on the Website, or any part thereof, and to contact you upon your request and when otherwise necessary. We may also use Personal Information for auditing, research and analysis, and to operate and improve our Services. In certain circumstances, we may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties. In certain limited instances, Personal Information that you provide towards creation of a publicly visible Membership profile on our Website may be indexed by search engines (such as www.google.com and www.bing.com) and may appear in search results on such search engines. When we use third parties to assist us in processing your Personal Information, we require that they comply with our Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. We may also share such information with third parties in limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and Services.
Unless otherwise agreed, where we propose to use your Personal Information for any other uses, we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.
We will keep confidential and protect your SPI and Personal Information except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or in instances where use and disclosure thereof is permitted under this Policy.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the SPI and Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and, once we receive it, for storage and disposal. When you enter sensitive information on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). All information we gather is securely stored within databases controlled by us. The databases are stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password protected and is strictly limited. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information and SPI, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We limit access to SPI and Personal Information to employees, agents, advisors and consultants who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide the Services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Third parties provide certain services available on our Website and on our behalf. We may provide information, including Personal Information, to third-party service providers to help us deliver our products, information, and services efficiently and effectively. Service providers are also an important means by which we maintain our Website and mailing lists. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on our behalf through confidentiality agreements and otherwise. We do not intend to transfer SPI or Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on our behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against our policy to sell SPI or Personal Information collected online without consent.
If you choose to provide us with your SPI and Personal Information, we may transfer that SPI or Personal Information from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your SPI and Personal Information may be collected and stored on servers located in the territory of India and such other countries as we may disclose from time to time.
In the event that ownership or control of the Company was to change, your SPI and Personal Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the nature of use of your SPI and Personal Information, the Company will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer of SPI and/or Personal Information, as the case may be.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information and SPI, we wish to maintain accurate and current SPI and Personal Information. Where we collect SPI and Personal Information from you on our Website, should you need to update or correct that SPI and Personal Information, please contact us and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your SPI and Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable. You can obtain the information we currently hold on you by emailing the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address provided to the Company at the time of registration on the Website. We will use our best efforts to send you the information within 14 days of receipt of your email.
By using this Website, you consent to the terms of this Policy and to our use and management of Personal Information and SPI for the purposes and in the manner herein provided. Should this Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our Website for a reasonable period of time. Your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Policy.
This Policy and terms contained herein, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India. Further, it is irrevocably and unconditionally agreed that the courts of Bengaluru, India shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings in relation to any disputes arising out of the same.