Privacy Policy

Samhita Social Ventures Private Limited and Nadathur Trust (“Samhita” or “We”) are committed in protecting the privacy of each individual of its subscriber/user community. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) provides how We collect and make use of information provided by the subscriber/user (“You”) when You become member and / or access the website of Samhita (“Website”). Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to Website owned by Samhita and not to the websites of other companies or organizations to which We provide links or to websites from which links are provided to the Website. This Privacy Policy applies only to information Samhita collects about You as a user or subscriber of the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information about You collected by Samhita’s affiliated providers or third party websites and offerings linked to or otherwise accessible from the Website. The information collected or received by Samhita’s affiliated providers and the third parties is subject to their own privacy policies. In addition to this Privacy Policy, social organisations who receive funds through the Website from Global India Fund are required to read and comply with the GIF Terms of Grant, contained on the Global India Fund website.

Information Collection and Use

Personal Information: In general, We only collect personal information voluntarily provided by You, when You are:

  1. registering on to the Website;
  2. subscribing to services provided by Samhita;
  3. making inquiries about the services of Samhita; or
  4. contacting Samhita (including the customer service representatives or other employees) by email.

In connection with these activities, We may collect personal information from You; including, but not limited to, your name, postal address, e-mail address, username, password, a picture of You, certain preference information (such as favorite URLs), whether or not You are a member of the Website, telephone number, fax number, company name, title, tax jurisdiction, bank account number and other details, credit card number and credit card expiration date.

Non – personal information: As a part of the standard operation of the Website, We may collect certain non-personal information from You including, but not limited to, your browser type, operating system, internet service provider, IP address and the domain name from which You accessed the Website.

In addition, We may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time You visit the Website, the areas or pages of the Website that You visit, the amount of time You spend viewing the Website, the number of times You return to the Website and other click-stream data. We analyze the information to examine trends, administer the Website, track user movement in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Cookies, Web beacons and action tags

We use cookie and web beacon technology to track which pages on the Website You view and which web browsers You use. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer and are used for record-keeping purposes. We also use “action tags” to assist in delivering the cookie. These action tags allow us to compile statistics and other data about You and other users / subscribers on an aggregate basis, by embedding a random identifying number on each subscriber’s browser. Then We track where that number shows up on the Website. Use of cookies makes web surfing easier by performing certain functions such as, (i) saving your passwords, (ii) saving your personal preferences regarding the usage of a particular website and (iii) to make sure You don’t see the same advertisements repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. If You choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of the Website will not function properly. Advertisers and partners may also use cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

You can however choose to accept or refuse the cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or allow your browser to show You when a cookie is being sent. If You choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at the Website and other Websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Use of Information

We may use the information collected from You for any of the following purposes:

  1. to facilitate your use of the Website and for better understanding of needs of the subscribers;
  2. to process and fulfill your orders for certain services;
  3. to respond to your inquiries or requests for information about the services;
  4. to send You information, materials, and offers from Samhita as well as from partners / affiliates;
  5. to contact visitors of the Website when necessary;
  6. to help You address your problems with the Website;
  7. for proper administering of the Website;
  8. to conduct internal reviews of the Website (e.g., to determine the number of visitors to specific pages within the Website);
  9. to protect the integrity of the Website.

Non-personal information will be used for these purposes as well to monitor the Website and provide a greater online experience for the visitors.

Disclosure of Information

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about You with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide the services You have requested. When We have your permission, or under the following circumstances, We may transfer or otherwise disclose information collected from You to the following entities for the following purposes:

  1. to the employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers and suppliers of Samhita, if the disclosure will enable that entity to provide Samhita with business, professional, or technical support;
  2. to the employees, independent contractors, service providers and suppliers of Samhita to fulfill your service request;
  3. to the trusted partners/ affiliates who work on behalf of or with Samhita under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Samhita communicate with You about offers from Samhita its partners/ affiliates. However, these partners/ affiliates do not have any independent right to share this information;
  4. when We determine that there has been a violation of the terms of use provided by Samhita; and also to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law;
  5. to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, and as otherwise required by law.

We transfer information about You to such other company if Samhita is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, We will notify You before any information about You is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Confidentiality and Security

  1. We limit access of personal information about You only to employees who We believe reasonably need to provide services to You or in order to do their jobs.
  2. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with legal regulations to protect personal information about You.
  3. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure correct usage of information, We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information We collect online.
  4. We have established sufficient safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of your information, but cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable laws or the policies of the service and its affiliated providers).

Third Party website

The Website may contain links to or from other third party websites which may have privacy policies that differ from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on such websites. Accordingly, We recommend that You review the privacy policy posted on any such website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Samhita reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. We recommend that You revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that You are aware of the current privacy practices. Your continued use of services provided by Samhita following any changes signifies your acceptance of these changes.