1.1. Who is Wadhwani Foundation (WF) and what is this policy?
i. Wadhwani Foundation is globally aiming to educate and support high potential entrepreneurs by providing them and other individuals with various online courses (“Subscribers”) and access to a wide range of training videos and other material through the websites https://www.wfglobal.org and https://www.wfnen.org/ (“Websites”) hosted by the Wadhwani Foundation.
ii. At WF, we understand and appreciate that your decision to engage with us is an expression of your confidence. You trust us to keep secure any information we obtain from you or about you. We understand that privacy is important, and we are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of the Users (as defined below) of our Websites.
a. Sending a letter marked to the attention of “Wadhwani Foundation” to
Subramanya Tech Park, Plot No. 3 & 3A,
EOIZ Industrial Area
Krishnarajapura Hobli, Whitefield
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560066 India; or
b. Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.3. What is personal information?
ii. It is further defined as “Sensitive Personal Data or Information” of a person to mean personal information about that person relating to:
b. Financial information such as bank accounts, credit and debit card details or other payment instrument details;
c. Physical, physiological and mental health condition;
d. Sexual orientation;
e. Medical records and history;
f. Biometric information; and
g. Information relating to the above provided to a body corporate for providing services; or received by a body corporate under lawful contract or otherwise.
iii. Information that is freely available, publicly available, or accessible under applicable laws will not be regarded as Sensitive Personal Data or Information.
2. Privacy Statements
2.1. All Users Note:
iii. Each User may provide information about himself/herself including name, e-mail address and organisation details in order to register themselves as users of the Content. This information is not viewable or discoverable by other Users of the Content. Where a User posts a comment on the Websites the name and e-mail address of the User shall be collected. WF may publicly display the User’s name and comment on the Websites or on any other publication issued by WF, however the User’s e-mail address shall not be disclosed.
iv. WF may use a User’s email address to send him/her Content related notices (including any notices required by law). Further, all email correspondences may be retained by WF for its records.
vi. A User can access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about him/her which has been collected pursuant to his/her decision to become a User. If a User updates any of his/her information, WF may keep a copy of the information which the User originally provided to WF in its archives for uses documented herein. A User may exercise these rights by emailing WF at the e-mail address mentioned in Clause 1.1(iv)(b).
vii. Due to the communication standards on the internet, when a User enters the Websites, WF automatically receives the uniform resource locator of the website from which such User came and the website to which such User is going when he/she leaves. WF also receives the Internet Protocol (IP) address of each User’s computer (or the proxy server that a User used to access the World Wide Web), User’s computer operating system and type of web browser the User is using, email patterns, the name of the User’s internet service provider and the pages of the Websites visited by the User. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help WF improve the Websites, provide the User with articles, newsletters and other items of interest, generate usage or demographic statistics and to measure Websites activity. The linkage between the User’s IP address and the User’s personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without such User’s permission or except when required by law. Notwithstanding the above, WF may share some of the aggregate findings (not the specific data) with sponsors, strategic partners, and others in order to help improve the Content and related services.
viii. The Websites uses temporary cookies to store certain data (that is not Sensitive Personal Data or Information) that is used by WF and its service providers for the technical administration of the Websites, research and development, and for User administration. In the course of optimizing services to its User, WF may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on the User’s browser. WF does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.
ix. WF may keep records of telephone calls received and made for the purpose of administration of services, research and development and User administration.
xii. WF has implemented global legal industry standard security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that it has under its control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
xiv. In the event the User uses features of social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter to share his/her activity on the Websites, WF will share the Users’ personal information with such social networking sites along with any additional information provided by the User such as Twitter handles and Facebook details.
xv. WF addresses any discrepancies and grievances of all Users with respect to processing of information in a time bound manner. For this purpose, WF has designated “Wadhwani Foundation” as the Grievance Officer, who will redress the grievances of the Users expeditiously but within 1 (one) month from the date of receipt of grievance, and who can be reached by:
a. Sending a letter marked to the attention of “Wadhwani Foundation”
Subramanya Tech Park, Plot No. 3 & 3A,
EOIZ Industrial Area, Krishnarajapura Hobli
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; – 560066
b. Sending an email to email@example.com
2.2. Visitors Note:
iii. If a Casual Visitor, has inadvertently browsed any other pages of the Websites prior to reading the privacy statements set out herein, and does not agree with the manner in which such information is obtained, stored or used, merely quitting the browser application should ordinarily clear all temporary cookies installed by WF. All Casual Visitors, however, are encouraged to use the “clear cookies” functionality of their browsers to ensure such clearing / deletion, as WF cannot guarantee, predict or provide for the behaviour of the equipment of all the visitors of the Websites.
2.3. Subscribers’ Note:
iii. The Websites may enable a Subscriber to communicate with other Subscribers or post information to be accessed by others, whereupon other Subscribers may collect such data. WF hereby expressly disclaims any liability for any misuse of such information that is made available by Subscribers in such a manner.
iv. If a Subscriber has inadvertently submitted any such information to WF prior to reading the privacy statements set out herein, and does not agree with the manner in which such information is collected, stored or used, then he/she may modify and delete all information stored about him/her by WF by clicking on the “Edit Profile” link on the navigation bar of the Websites. In addition, any Subscriber can ask WF, by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org whether WF is keeping personal data about him/her, and every Subscriber is also entitled to request WF to delete and destroy all such information relating to him/her (but not other Subscribers) in its possession. However, WF is not obligated to delete such information unless applicable law requires WF to do so.
v. Subscribers’ personally identifiable information that they choose to provide on the Websites is used to help them describe / identify themselves. Other information that does not personally identify the Subscribers as individuals, is collected by WF from Subscribers (such as, patterns of utilization described above) and is exclusively owned by WF. WF may also use such information in an aggregated or non-personally identifiable form for research, statistical analysis and business intelligence purposes, and may sell or otherwise transfer such research, statistical or intelligence data in an aggregated or non-personally identifiable form to third parties and affiliates. If WF wishes to use any Subscriber’s personal data for a new purpose, it will seek such Subscriber’s permission before doing so.
vi. WF will communicate with the Subscribers through email and notices posted on the Websites or through other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. The Subscribers can change their e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into their account on the Websites and changing the account settings.
vii. Additionally WF may choose to conduct contests and surveys to collect relevant information about the Subscriber’s preferences. These surveys and contests are optional and if the Subscriber chooses to respond, his/her responses will be kept anonymous. The demographic information that WF collects in the registration process and through any surveys or contests is used to help WF improve its services to meet the needs and preferences of Subscribers.
viii. All WF employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of Sensitive Personal Data or Information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of every Subscriber’s Sensitive Personal Data and Information.
ix. WF may also disclose or transfer personal and other information provide by a Subscriber, to another third party as part of reorganization of the Wadhwani Foundation. Any third party to which WF transfers or sells its assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information provided by a subscriber to WF.
x. To the extent necessary to provide Subscribers with the Content, WF may provide their Sensitive Personal Data or Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with WF to provide Subscribers with such services, to help WF communicate with Subscribers, to organize events specifically designed to keep the Subscribers abreast on WF’s activities or to maintain the Websites. Generally these contractors do not have any independent right to share this information, however certain contractors who provide services on the Websites, including the providers of online communications services, will have rights to use and disclose the personal information collected in connection with the provision of these services in accordance with their own privacy policies.
3. Registration Process
3.1. As part of the registration process, WF collects the following personal information from Subscribers:
iii. Email address;
iv. Phone Number;
ix. Organisation name;
x. Role in the organization;
xii. Founding year;
xiii. Stage of the Subscriber’s start-up;
xiv. Password chosen by the Subscriber; and
xv. Other details as the Subscriber may volunteer.
Notwithstanding the above, WF shall not be responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive Subscribers’ personal data or events that are beyond the reasonable control of WF including but not limited to, acts of government, computer hacking, unauthorized access to computer data and storage device, computer crashes and breach of security and encryption.
4.2 If a User accesses or uses the Content after notice of changes has been sent to such User or published on the Websites, such User hereby provides his/her consent to the changed practices.
5. Governing Law & Dispute Resolution