Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

This website, the associated mobile applications, and the services provided through the website and the mobile applications (the “Platform”) are owned by Taaraka Technologies Private Limited and/ or its affiliates (“Taaraka”). Taaraka (“we”, “us” and “our”) is fully committed to respecting your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy describes: (a) statement of Taaraka’s practices and policies; (b) the types of information that we may collect from you when you access/use the Platform, and (c) purposes of and the way in which we will collect, use and disclose information obtained from your use of the Platform; and (d) security practices and procedures for protecting privacy of your information.

This Privacy Policy forms an electronic contract within the provisions of the (Indian) Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act“) and the rules made thereunder and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic documents/records in various statutes as amended by the IT Act, from time to time. This Privacy Policy does not require any physical, electronic or digital signature and this Privacy Policy shall be a legally binding document between you and Taaraka.

 

By using or accessing the Platform, you are agreeing with and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. You also expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your Information (as defined below) in any manner as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy or the terms contained herein, you should immediately cease using the Platform. As this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time as the Platform and its content develops and matures, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy regularly.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

“Account” refers to the password-protected member registration account created by users to access and use the Platform.

 

“Non-personal Identification Information” refers to any non-personal information collected from you pursuant to your access/use of the Platform, including but not limited to the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to the Platform such as the operating system, the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

 

“Personal Identification Information” means information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about a person whose identity is apparent, or can be reasonably ascertained, from the information or opinion including, but not limited to, when you visit the Platform, register, apply for a position, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and anything else in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on the Platform. You may be asked for personal information including, but not limited to name, email address, phone number and residential address disclosed by you in relation to the services available on the Platform. You may, however, also visit our Platform anonymously. Taaraka will collect Personal Identification Information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. You can always refuse to supply Personal Identification Information, except that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities/services available on the Platform.

 

“Sensitive personal data or information”/”SPDI” consists of information relating to the following: (i) passwords; (ii) financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details; (iii) physical, physiological and mental health condition; (iv) sexual orientation; (v) medical records and history; (vi) Biometric information; (vii) any detail relating to the above clauses as provided to body corporate for providing service; and (viii) any of the information received under above clauses by body corporate for processing, stored or processed under lawful contract or otherwise. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Non-personal Identification Information, Personal Identification Information and SPDI shall together be referred to as “Information”.

 

“Third Party” refers to any person or entity other than you or us.

 

PRIVACY AND INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US

 

We are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals’ Information. We support the right to privacy, including the rights of Individuals to control the dissemination and use of personal data that describes them, their personal choices, or life experiences. We are bound by the privacy principles set out in the IT Act and applicable rules (“Privacy Laws”) in relation to its management of Information of Indian citizens and permanent residents. We will only collect Information using this Platform and use, disclose and store that Information in accordance with the Privacy Laws and this Privacy Policy.

 

The type of Information we collect from you depends upon your use of the Platform. Generally speaking, however, the Information which we may collect can be divided into the following broad categories: (i) Personal Identification Information you give us: we receive and store information which you enter into the Platform. This may represent a wide range of information. For example, when you create an Account on the Platform, we will collect information from you such as your name, e-mail id, phone number, residential address, qualifications and marital status. In some situations, we may also require you to disclose demographic information including gender, age, education, family history and other relevant information. (ii) From Third Party sites: You may also register for an Account using your existing Facebook or Gmail or similar Third Party accounts and log-in credentials (your “ThirdParty Site Account”). As part of the functionality of the Platform, you may link your Account with Third Party Site Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third Party Site Account login information to us through the Platform or (ii) allowing us to access your Third Party Site Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Site Account. If you decide to register by logging into the Site vide a Third Party Site Account, we will obtain the Information you have provided to the applicable Third Party site service provider (such as your “real” name, email address, profile picture, names of friends, names of groups to which you belong, other information you make publicly available via the applicable Third Party site service provider and/or other information you authorize us to access by authorizing the Third Party site service provider to provide such information) from your Third Party Site Accounts. Depending on the Third Party Site Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Site Accounts, you understand that by granting us access to the Third Party Site Accounts, we will access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the Third Party site service provider and authorized by you) the Information in your Third Party Site Accounts so that it is available on and through your Account on the Site. (iii) Non-personal Identification Information we collect from you: we may from time to time receive and store certain automatic information relating to your use of and behavior on the Platform. For example, we may record information such as the areas of the Platform accessed by you and your IP address. This enables us to identify the areas of our Platform that are most popular and to tailor the Platform accordingly. (iv) Non-personal Identification Information stored and obtained from “Cookies”: the Platform makes use of a feature of Internet web browsers called “cookies”; small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The use of cookies allows your browser to remember some specific information relating to you and your use of the Platform and helps us to make your use of the Platform easier by storing information about your preferences. Whenever you visit our Platform, we will check with your browser for the presence of our cookies, which contain information such as whether you have visited the Platform before and your preferences for our Platform. If you prefer not to receive cookies you can adjust your Internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, the vast majority of our Platform will not function if cookies have been turned off and setting your browser to “warn” you when cookies are used will reduce your enjoyment of the Platform. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you leave cookies fully functional. We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent by us, do not allow or share Third Party access to cookies placed by our Platform, and except as outlined above, do not share any information obtained from them with any Third Parties. (v) SPDI: You may also be asked to disclose / affirm certain SPDI including but not limited to details of your health condition or medical history, etc., for the purposes of accuracy in providing services on the Platform. The type of Information collected from you will vary based on your interaction on the Platform. Taaraka undertakes to protect the data provided by you in accordance with reasonable security practices and procedures. You hereby consent to the disclosure of your SPDI to Third-Parties such as employees of Taaraka as required by them for the purposes of performing their functions in relation to the Platform.

 

OUR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

Information which is collected from the Platform is also used by us to operate the Platform, to provide you with information, activities, services, features or resources we make available on the Platform and to help us improve the Platform and the services we offer.

 

We make all efforts to ensure that we collect only such Information that we believe to be relevant in order to record and support your access to the Platform and provide you with the services offered on the Platform.

 

We will not disclose Information about you collected through the Platform to Third Parties except: (i) To our Employees, Contractors and Agents: from time to time we may engage or employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. These Third Parties will have access to only that Information required by them to perform their functions and may not use such information for any other purposes. Such Third Parties shall ensure the same level of data protection of your Information as agreed to under this Privacy Policy; or (ii) Where required by Law: in certain circumstances we may be required by law to disclose your Information, for example to law enforcement agencies; or (iii) With your Consent: other than as outlined above, we will endeavor to provide you with notice (which may occur via your nominated e-mail) when we wish to provide Information about you to Third Parties, and provide you with the opportunity to choose not to share that Information.

 

SECURITY

 

We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your Information and to protect it against unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction. We implement appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and for the purposes of maintaining data security.

 

However, we cannot guarantee absolute security as no method of protection and transmission of data is completely secure. We are also not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any Third Parties that receive your Information. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Privacy Policy or elsewhere, we shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or misuse of your Information, if such loss, damage or misuse is attributable to any event that is beyond our reasonable control.

 

An important aspect of the security of your Information is the password protection system. You must keep your Account login credentials including password secure and take care not to disclose it to any Third Parties. Although we will take care to ensure maximum security for your information, you are ultimately solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Account login credentials. Please notify us immediately if you believe that your password has been disclosed, or you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Account, or any other breach of security.

 

ACCESSING, UPDATING, DELETING AND AMENDING YOUR INFORMATION

 

You may seek access to Information which we hold about you. We will provide access to that Information in accordance with the applicable laws although there are certain exemptions which may apply to the provision of that Information. We may charge an administration fee for granting access to information.

 

We will also take reasonable steps to accurately record the Information that you provide to us including any subsequent updates. You can review, update and amend the Information that we maintain about you, and you may request we delete Information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or is being processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirement. Your right to review, update, amend and delete your Information is also subject applicable laws, including any statutory retention requirements.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

The Platform may contain links to other applications or websites. With the exception of other platforms owned by us, you agree and acknowledge that these applications and websites are operated by Third Parties and are not controlled by, or affiliated to, or associated with us unless expressly specified. Accordingly, we do not control the privacy practices or policies of the applications and websites reached through links from this Platform. If you have any questions about the privacy practices and policies of those Third Party platforms, then you should contact the companies controlling those sites directly.

 

Nothing in this Privacy Policy guarantees that we will collect or store any Information about you and your use of this Platform. You are responsible for keeping your own records relating to your use of the Platform and any transactions conducted via it, and for complying with any applicable record keeping legislation.

 

AMENDMENT TO THE POLICY

 

Taaraka has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to frequently check this page to stay informed on any changes to the Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically in order to be updated of any modifications. Your continued use of our Platform after we effect any changes to the Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of those changes.

 

CONTACT US

 

If you have any queries relating to the processing/usage of Information provided by you or this Privacy Policy, you may contact our Grievance Officer Ritesh Ambastha, Head of Engineering at support@taaraka.com or write to us the following address:

 

Taaraka Technologies Private Limited

Flat No. 1801, 18th Floor

Fresco-D, Wing-4, Lodha Amara

Kolshet Road, Near Air Force Station

Thane 400607, Maharashtra, India

Attention of: Ritesh Ambastha