IndiaBioscience

Privacy

In the course of availing various services which are provided by us through our website https://​www​.Indi​a​Bio​science​.org and/​or any other medium in which IndiaBioscience may provide services (collectively referred to as IndiaBioscience Services”) you may be required to give your name, location, affiliation, field of study, contact details, email address, gender, date of birth and similar Personal Information (“Personal Information”).

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, share, disclose and protect Personal information about the Users of the IndiaBioscience Services, including the visitors of website https://​www​.Indi​a​Bio​science​.org (jointly and severally referred to as You” or Users” in this Privacy Policy). Your use of and access to the Services is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

By using the services or by otherwise giving us your information, you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to the practices and policies outlined in this privacy policy and agree to be bound by the privacy policy. You hereby consent to our collection, use and sharing, disclosure of your information as described in this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or delete portions of the terms of this privacy policy, at our sole discretion, at any time. If you do not agree with this privacy policy at any time, do not use any of the services or give us any of your information. iI you use the services on behalf of someone else (such as your child), you represent that you are authorised by such individual or entity to (i) accept this privacy policy on such individual’s or entity’s behalf, and (ii) consent on behalf of such individual or entity to our collection, use and disclosure of such individual’s or entity’s information as described in this privacy policy.

Statements of Privacy

Precondition to use IndiaBioscience Services

As a prior condition for each User’s use of and access to the Services, their acceptance of the Terms of Use is compulsory, which also involves acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any User that does not agree with any provisions of the same has the option to discontinue the IndiaBioscience Services immediately. 

We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all Personal Information that you may share as a user of IndiaBioscience Services. In furtherance thereof, we have made this privacy policy in the interest of the users and to encourage transparency.

This policy does not apply to the practices of organisations that we do not own or to people that we do not employ or manage. Personal Information will be kept confidential and will be used for our research, marketing, and strategic client analysis and other internal business purposes only. 

We will share Personal Information only if, 

  1. If we have your consent or deemed consent to do so and/​or
  2. If we are compelled by law (including court orders) to do so

In furtherance of the confidentiality with which we treat Personal Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We give you the ability to edit your account information and preferences at any time, including whether you want us to contact you about new services. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

You acknowledge that you are disclosing Personal Information voluntarily. Prior to the completion of any registration process on our website or prior to availing of any services offered by IndiaBioscience, if you wish not to disclose any Personal Information you may refrain from doing so; however if you don’t provide information that is requested, it is possible that the registration process would be incomplete and/​or you would not be able to avail of the our services or some part of services as the case may apply.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the IndiaBioscience Terms of Service. Your use of the IndiaBioscience Service and any personal information you provide remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. 

Inclusion of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is part of IndiaBioscience Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including personally identifying information, obtained by IndiaBioscience, including information obtained when you access the website, or use IndiaBioscience’s services.

Types of Information IndiaBioscience Collects

IndiaBioscience may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you, your computer or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, location, affiliation, field of study, gender, contact details, email address, date of birth and computer/​mobile device information to IndiaBioscience when choosing to use certain features of the IndiaBioscience Service. IndiaBioscience may access your location information to provide services based on your geographic location.

IndiaBioscience will communicate with the Users through email or phone or notices posted on the website. Users can change their email and contact preferences at any time by logging into their Account” at IndiaBioscience website or App and change the account settings. 

IndiaBioscience may keep records of electronic communications through the website & app for the purpose of administration of Services, customer support, research & development and for better services. 

A Note for Casual Visitors

No sensitive personal data or information is automatically collected by IndiaBioscience from any casual visitors of our website, who are merely perusing the website. 

Nevertheless, certain provisions of this Privacy Policy are applicable to even such casual visitors, and such casual visitors are also required to read and understand the privacy statements set out herein, failing which they are required to leave the IndiaBioscience website immediately. 

If you, are a casual visitor and you do not agree with the manner in which such privacy policy and the manner in which information is obtained, collected, processed, stored, used, disclosed or retained, merely quitting this browser application should ordinarily clear all temporary cookies installed by IndiaBioscience. All visitors, however, are encouraged to use the clear cookies” functionality of their browsers to ensure such clearing / deletion, as IndiaBioscience cannot guarantee, predict or provide for the behaviour of the equipment of all the visitors of the website. 

If you are not a casual visitor and if you have willingly submitted any personal data or information to IndiaBioscience through any means, including email, signup or through the registration process on the website, all such visitors will be deemed to be, and will be treated as, Users for the purposes of this Privacy Policy, and in which case, all the statements in this Privacy Policy apply to such persons. 

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer/​mobile’s browser. The use of cookies is very common on the internet and our mobile application’s use of cookies is similar to that of other reputable online companies.

Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalise your experience on the website & mobile app. IndiaBioscience uses cookies to personalise your experience on the website.

Most websites, mobile apps/​browsers automatically accept cookies. However, by changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. 

Access by Third Party Service Providers

The Third Party Services (such as, but not limited to YouTube, Tableau Public, Libsyn on which we host our video, data and podcast content and embed on our website), may also employ technology that uses cookies to collect User Information. Any such information is anonymous. They may use such anonymous information about your visits to our website in order to personalise their services to you. To understand how each of these services use your information, we recommend that you read the privacy policies of the respective service providers. 

Personalised Services

From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the Website. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. This includes information collected through your feedback, surveys, your communication etc. We may also store such information to assist us in making the website better and easier to use.

Compliance with the Law

In addition to the circumstances described above, we may disclose our website information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith or belief that the disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the right or properties of IndiaBioscience or any or all of its subsidiaries and associates, and its employees, directors or officers, or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities. In addition, if IndiaBioscience or substantially all of its assets are acquired, our customer information will most likely also be transferred in connection with such acquisition.

Apart from the above, we may collect information from you for providing our complete range of services like science communication, moderating discussion forums, interacting with Users for user feedback and resolving user queries and issues and general maintenance of the website.

    When and to whom do we release personally identifiable information?

    We will not share your Personally Identifiable with other parties except as provided below.

    We may share your information with third parties

    We provide some of our services through third parties. These Third Party Service Providers” perform functions on our behalf. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with Third Party Service Providers to fulfil processes like, send SMS or email, remove repetitive information on customer lists, analyse data, provide marketing assistance, provide search results and links, operate the website and provide customer service.We may also collect personal information from individuals and entities with whom we have business relationships (‘Business Associates”) and may have to also share their information with Third Party Service Providers. We encourage Institutions and Third Party Service Providers to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of Personally Identifiable Information by such parties is governed by the privacy policies of such parties and is not subject to our control.

    We may share your information for our protection with others

    We may also disclose Personally Identifiable information with Third Parties, when we believe the release is appropriate to comply with the law or a court order enforcement or to apply this Privacy Policy, Our Terms of service or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of the mobile app, its users or others.

    What security measures are available on the website?

    Data Security

    We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as other security systems that guard against unauthorised access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk. Personal information you provide on the website & app is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. 

    Disclaimer

    Our IndiaBioscience website contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such sites as their policies may be materially different from this privacy Policy. Of course you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and your account information. Please be very careful, responsible and alert with this information

    Confidentiality and Security

    Your Personal Information is maintained by IndiaBioscience in electronic form on its equipment, and on the equipment of its employees. Such information may also be converted to physical form from time to time. IndiaBioscience takes all necessary precautions to protect your personal information both online and off-line, and implements reasonable security practices and measures including certain managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures that are commensurate with respect to the information being collected and the nature of IndiaBioscience’s business.

    No administrator at IndiaBioscience will have knowledge of your password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password, your computer and your mobile phone. Be sure to log off from your account when finished. IndiaBioscience does not undertake any liability for any unauthorised use of your account and password. If you suspect any unauthorised use of your account, you must immediately notify IndiaBioscience by contacting us. You shall be liable to indemnify IndiaBioscience due to any loss suffered by it due to such unauthorised use of your account and password. 

    IndiaBioscience makes all User information accessible to its employees, agents or partners and third parties only on a need-to-know basis, and binds only its employees to strict confidentiality obligations. 

    Notwithstanding the above, IndiaBioscience is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your Personal Information by our partners and third parties outside the scope of our agreement with such partners and third parties. Further, IndiaBioscience shall not be responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties or events that are beyond the reasonable control of IndiaBioscience including but not limited to, acts of government, computer hacking, unauthorised access to computer data and storage device, computer crashes, breach of security and encryption, poor quality of Internet service or telephone service of the User etc. 

    Change to Privacy Policy

    IndiaBioscience may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way IndiaBioscience treats User’s personally identifiable information, or in the Privacy Policy itself, IndiaBioscience will display a notice on the website or send Users an email/​SMS, as provided for above, so that you may review the changed terms prior to continuing to use the Services. As always, if you object to any of the changes to our terms, and you no longer wish to use the Services, you may contact us to deactivate your account. Unless stated otherwise, IndiaBioscience current Privacy Policy applies to all information that IndiaBioscience has about you and your account.

    If a User uses the Services or accesses the website / mobile app after a notice of changes has been sent to such User or published on the website / mobile app, such User hereby provides his/​her/​its consent to the changed terms. 

    How IndiaBioscience Uses Your Information?

    If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the IndiaBioscience Services. 

    We do not use your mobile phone number or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. 

    We may use cookies and log file information to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use IndiaBioscience services; to provide customised, personalised content and information; monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and track your entries, submissions, views and such.

    When IndiaBioscience discloses Information: Other users of the IndiaBioscience service may see your ratings, comments and submissions. 

    We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the IndiaBioscience Service. 

    You may decline to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the IndiaBioscience Service, in which case IndiaBioscience may not be able to provide certain services to you. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please delete your account and uninstall the IndiaBioscience mobile application; your continued usage of the IndiaBioscience service will signify your consent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 

    Our Commitment to Data Security

    IndiaBioscience uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to IndiaBioscience and you do so at your own risk. 

    Users from Foreign Countries

    The IndiaBioscience services are provided through servers hosted and operated in India and elsewhere in the world. By using the IndiaBioscience services, you hereby give your consent to the transfer of your personal information to India and/​or to the location of our host server. If you are accessing IndiaBioscience website from outside India, kindly note that Indian laws may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction. Foreign users shall continue use of IndiaBioscience services only if they submit themselves to Indian laws of privacy and waive off the rights and protection available at their country of residence.

    Arbitration

    In the event a dispute arises between the you” and IndiaBioscience as per the terms of use, the parties shall attempt to amicably resolve the dispute through mutual discussions. Where the dispute is not resolved for a period of 60 days from the date of the dispute, either party can, upon giving a written notice to the other party, declare its intention to initiate arbitration proceedings. The arbitration will be conducted in English in accordance with the rules prescribed under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The venue for the arbitration shall be Bangalore. The arbitration shall be conducted by a sole arbitrator appointed by IndiaBioscience. The award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties. Each party shall bear its own cost of arbitration. 

    Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    These terms of use shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws in India. Any dispute arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Bangalore, India. 

    Provisions are severable.

    Severance does not affect any other provisions. 

    Contact us

    We are always interested in what you have to say. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us online at hello[at]indiabioscience[dot]org or by mailing a letter to IndiaBioscience, National Centre for Biological Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 560065