2. Information collected
4. Purpose and use of collecting Information
4.3. The Company may collect your PII, voluntarily submitted by you for purposes including, but not limited to, identification, authentication, billing, and contacting you with notifications or emails. Further, PII helps us create a more relevant experience for you with the Company and its associated websites.
4.4. The Company strives to achieve secrecy and confidentiality of your Information as per industry standards. The Company vis-à-vis its internal audits and checks, makes best efforts to ensure that there is no unauthorised monitoring or collection of Information.
4.5. You understand and agree that the Company may use Information in order to improve marketing as well as promotional efforts which allows the Company to analyse Website usage, improve its content, product offerings and customise the content, layout of the Website.
4.7. You must understand that in order to troubleshoot problems, enforce the Company’s Terms and Conditions and/or other related issues, the Company shall use your Information and any other information that it may acquire from your activities on the Website.
4.8. Notwithstanding the above, it is important that you are aware that when you disclose your PII on the Website, such PII along with any information disclosed by you, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or third parties. The Company disclaims any liability or responsibility for any consequence arising out of, or in relation to the same.
4.9. You understand that while your account is active to use the Website, the Company shall retain your Information and use it any manner in order to comply with its legal obligations.
5. Specific Use
5.1. Without prejudice to anything mentioned above in Clause 4, we would like to inform you of the specific use, apart from the manner mentioned above, of your:
5.1.1. Payment Details:
The details related to your payments (such as details of your credit card, debit card or net banking etc.) that you submit while making a payment or a contribution on the Website goes through the safe and secure transaction process provided by our payment gateway partner, PayU Payments Private Limited. You will also be taken through Visa or Mastercard pages, as the case may be, based on your payment method(s), which prevent any misuse of payment details. At this stage it is important for you to note that such details are not shared with the Website, the Company or any other user of the Website.
It is important for you to know that any amount towards contributions made by you on the Website is shared only with the Company and the particular project owner/creator. The reason that such information is shared with the particular project owner/ creator is to enable them to provide you with rewards based on the amount of your contribution.
6. Information Sharing
6.1.1. Statutory or Legal obligation
We may need to disclose your Information to third parties without your consent such as law enforcement authorities, our legal representatives, courts of competent jurisdiction, judicial or administrative agency, or legislative body as and when it is deemed necessary to comply with law or regulation and to protect our rights.
6.1.2. Subsidiaries or Affiliates
The Company may share your Information with its subsidiaries or affiliates. However, the Company shall ensure that such parties protect and safeguard such Information under their respective privacy policies.
6.1.3. Third Parties
7. Security Precautions
7.1. The Website has strict security measures in place which helps protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Information under the control of the Website. Whenever you change or access your account Information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your Information is in the possession of the Company, the Company adheres to strict security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorized access.
7.2. Your passwords will be kept protected. The Company uses industry standards to ensure that protection of your passwords as stored with us. Only authorised personnel of the Company or authorised contractors will be given access where required to perform their job functions.
8. Suspension of Membership
8.1. The Company will suspend your membership and delete your contact information and financial information from its active databases upon request made by you via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Such information will be deleted as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with its policies and applicable law. However, the Company shall retain your Information, which shall not be visible to other users or visitors, to be used in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce the Company Terms and Conditions and as required by applicable law. Further, such Information is never completely removed and/or deleted from the Company’s databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored backup systems and archives. In the light of the above, it is not possible for your Information to be completely removed and/or deleted from the Company’s databases in response to your requests.
9. External Links
9.1. You hereby understand and agree that when you visit the Website, there may be certain links which may direct you to another website (the “Third Party Website”). The manner in which your Information is collected and/or used is governed by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the respective Third Party Website. You hereby understand that the Company has no control over your Information in such an event. The Company urges you to acquaint yourself with policies of every such Third Party Website and in this regard the Company expressly disclaims all liabilities with respect to the manner in which the Third Party Website collects and/or uses your Information.
10. Changes and Updates
11. Effective Date