Disclaimer

The videos contained/displayed in the App may contain personal recollections of the persons publishing such videos or of persons featured in such videos. Such persons may have tried to describe events, locales and conversations from their personal memories, and as such may not be entirely accurate or true. itihaasa shall not be liable or responsible in any manner for any inaccuracies, discrepancies or errors with respect to persons, dates, places or events in the videos contained/displayed in the App.

Privacy Policy

I.  Background

1.1.  itihaasa Research and Digital (the “Organization”) adheres strictly to data privacy laws and in order to ensure compliance with the same, the Organization has established this privacy policy which shall be amended as and when required by the Organization (the “Privacy Policy”). The Organization, understands the importance of, and prioritises, protection of personal data. This Privacy Policy envisages and explains the manner in which data is collected and the manner in which it is used in relation to the smart phone application named as “itihaasa” (the “App”) and the website www.itihaasa.com (the “Website”). By installing and/or using the App or visiting the Website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. In the event that you do not agree to the same please do not install, use or access our App or Website. By mere installation, use or access of the App or the Website, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

II. Information collected

2.1.  This Privacy Policy envelops two categories of information, namely, personally identifiable information (the “PII”) and the non-personally identifiable information (the “NPII”). PII essentially includes, but is not limited to, information which can be used to identify, contact or locate you such as your name, home and business address, email addresses, contact details, and your login details including where applicable your Apple ID, your Google login details, and your Facebook profile. PII also includes your credit card information and other payment information, which may already exist on the Apple App store or Google Play Store and which may be disclosed to the Organization at the time of your installation, use or access of the App or the Website. NPII includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, cookies, third party’s cookies and web pages that have been viewed by you on the App or the Website. PII and NPII shall hereinafter be jointly referred to as the “Information”. In order to register on the App or the Website, we will collect PII.

III.  Consent

3.1.  By accepting this Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to the Organization’s use and disclosure of your Information in the manner prescribed in this Privacy Policy. In the event that you wish to withdraw your consent to such use and disclosure of your Information, you must contact the Organization at privacy@itihaasa.com, informing the Organization of your withdrawal of consent of the Privacy Policy. Please note that in the case you withdraw your consent to use and disclosure provided by the Privacy Policy, the Organization reserves the right to not to permit access to the App or the Website. If the Organization wishes to alter this Privacy Policy, the changes made will be posted on this page in order to enable you to be aware of the Information we collect, how it is used and under what circumstances we disclose it.

IV. Purpose and use of collecting Information

4.1.  The Organization undertakes that it shall not provide, distribute, trade, sell or rent your Information provided on the App or the Website or related to past use of the App or the Website to any third party, except as provided in this Privacy Policy herein or through any other instruction issued by the Organization.

4.2.  It is important that you understand that the Organization assembles all your Information as a whole and uses it cumulatively. The Organization shall not divulge any of your Information unless expected to by applicable law or in the manner envisaged in this Privacy Policy. The Organization uses your Information cumulatively in order to determine ways in which it can create an improved overall experience for you. The Organization shares your Information with its affiliates and its collaborators but only in the cumulative form which helps the Organization further understand how you, collectively, use the App or the Website.

4.3.  The Organization 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 Organization.

4.4.  The Organization strives to achieve secrecy and confidentiality of your Information as per industry standards and applicable law. The Organization vis-à-vis its internal audits and checks, makes best efforts to ensure that there is no unauthorized monitoring or collection of Information.

4.5.  You understand and agree that the Organization may use Information in order to improve marketing as well as promotional efforts which allows the Organization to analyze the App and Website usage, improve its content, product offerings and customize the content and layout of the App and/or the Website.

4.6.  You understand and agree that the Organization may transfer Information to other countries subject to applicable data privacy laws in a particular country, for the purpose of carrying on various transactions on the App or the Website.

4.7.  The Organization along with its authorised employees, consultants and associates work closely with third parties engaged by the Organization. It is important that you understand that this Privacy Policy shall allow the Organization to use and disclose all your Information to such authorised employees, consultants, associates and third parties engaged by the Organization. Due care shall be taken to with a view to ensure that Information provided to such third parties shall not identify you personally. However, such third parties are bound to keep information they receive from the Organization confidential and protect it as per industry standards and applicable law.

4.8.  You must understand that in order to troubleshoot problems, or comply with applicable laws, judicial and regulatory orders and/or other related issues, the Organization shall use your Information and any other information that it may acquire from your activities on the App or the Website.

4.9.  Notwithstanding the above, it is important that you are aware that when you disclose your PII on the App or 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 Organization disclaims any liability or responsibility for any consequence arising out of, or in relation to the same.

4.10. You understand that while your account is active to use the App or the Website, the Organization shall retain your Information and use it any manner in order to comply with its legal obligations.

V.  Information Sharing

5.1.  The existing regulatory environment and applicable law makes it necessary for us to disclose your Information in ways not explicitly highlighted in this Privacy Policy. The Organization may disclose your Information in circumstances set out herein below:

5.1.1.  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.

We may also share your Information in the event of a merger, acquisition, sale of Organization assets and other transactions of such nature. However, when such Information is shared for such transactions we shall, to the greatest extent possible, ensure that the recipient is bound by all appropriate confidentiality obligations that the Organization is obligated to ensure under this Privacy Policy.

The Organization would like to clarify that notwithstanding anything else set out herein, this Privacy Policy is subject to the applicable laws of your jurisdiction and you hereby provide your unequivocal consent to the same.

5.1.2.  Subsidiaries or Affiliates

The Organization may share your Information with its subsidiaries or affiliates. However, the Organization shall ensure that such parties protect and safeguard such Information under their respective privacy policies.

5.1.3.  Third Parties

The Organization may use third parties in order to process your Information on their behalf. These third parties are obligated to keep your Information protected and confidential. The Organization does not share your Information with third parties unless doing so is necessary to carry out your request or reasonably permissible under the laws to protect your Information. However, it is important to note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or collection  (directly by the third party) of your Information by any third party. Further, the Organization disclaims any liability or responsibility for any consequence arising out of, or in relation to the same. You consent and agree to the sharing of the information including PII and NPII to third parties by the Organization. In the event your information is directly collected by a third party without any intervention of the App, you will be required to review the relevant privacy policy of such third party and provide your consent or decline to consent as per your own volition. It is clarified that the Organization shall not be liable if certain features of the App are not available to you, if you fail or do not consent to the privacy policy of the third party.

VI. Security Precautions

6.1.  The App or the Website has necessary security measures in place which helps protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Information under the control of the App or 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 Organization, the Organization adheres to necessary security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorized access.

6.2.  Your passwords will be kept protected. The Organization uses industry standards to ensure that protection of your passwords as stored with us. Only personnel authorised by the Organization will be given access where required to perform their job functions.

VII.  Suspension of Membership

7.1.  The Organization will suspend your membership and delete your contact information from its active databases upon request made by you via email at privacy@itihaasa.com. Such Information will be deleted as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with its policies and applicable law. However, the Organization 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 and as required by applicable law.  Further, such Information is never completely removed and/or deleted from the Organization’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 Organization’s databases in response to your requests.

VIII. External Links

8.1.  You hereby understand and agree that when you use, install, access or visit the App or 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 Organization has no control over your Information in such an event. The Organization urges you to acquaint yourself with policies of every such Third Party Website and in this regard the Organization expressly disclaims all liabilities with respect to the manner in which the Third Party Website collects and/or uses your Information.

IX. Changes and Updates

9.1.  This Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. It is important that you periodically review this Privacy Policy and bring yourself up to date with the manner in which we use your Information. Your continued use and access of the App or the Website constitutes your consent to Privacy Policy and any updates.

9.2.  If at any time, you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, please feel free to email the Organization at privacy@itihaasa.com. If at any time you have grievances or discrepancies with regard to processing of Information in a time bound manner or otherwise, you may contact us and we shall make best efforts to redress your grievance within one month, or such other period of time deemed necessary by the Organization, from the date of receipt of grievance.

X.  Effective Date

10.1. The Privacy policy has been last revised on 9th Dec, 2016