Information collection We collect information about you or your usage to provide better services to all of our users. We collect information in the following ways:
Many of our services require you to register/sign up for an account on IMPACT. When you do, we will ask for personal information, such as, but not limited to your name, email address and telephone number to create/update your account. To provide you additional services, we may collect your profile information such as, but not limited to education background, work experience, date of birth. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them such as, but not limited to log information and location information. We may collect your personal information such as but not limited to bank details, passport details to assist for study abroad program which includes services like Letter of recommendation, student profile and student visa. When you communicate with IMPACT or use the IMPACT platform to communicate with other Members (such as advertisers, colleges/ institutes, etc.), we collect information about your communication and any other additional information you choose to provide.
Processing personal information
IMPACT may process your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Our automated systems analyse your content to provide you customised search results, recommendations and specific promotions and offers. Send alerts and newsletter(s) to you (Provided you subscribe to the same. To unsubscribe, please visit your account settings). Improving our website and its content to provide better features and services. Preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting crimes (including but not limited to fraud and other financial crimes) in any jurisdiction, identity verification, government sanctions screening and due diligence checks. Establishing, exercising or defending legal rights in connection with legal proceedings (including any prospective legal proceedings) and seeking professional or legal advice in relation to such legal proceedings.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect your information about Website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site and some sections/features of the site may not work. Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site has accessed.
Third Party Links:
We restrict access to your Personal Information to employees who we believe reasonably need to know/or that information in order to fulfil their jobs to provide, operate, develop, or improve our products or services.
IMPACT does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except:
To provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission
Retention of personal information
Your personal information processed by IMPACT are kept in a form which permits your identification for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal information is processed in line with legal, regulatory, contractual or statutory obligations as applicable. At the expiry of such periods, your personal information will be archived.
Personalisation of services
To the extent permitted by law, IMPACT may record and monitor your communications with us to ensure compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations and our internal policies. This may include the recording of telephone conversations. You are entitled to lodge a complaint with a competent Data Protection Authority where existing, concerning the Platform’s compliance with the applicable data protection laws and regulation.
Confidentiality and Security
The security and confidentiality of your Personal Data is important to us and IMPACT has invested significant resources to protect the safekeeping and confidentiality of your personal data. When using external service providers acting as processors, we require that they adhere to the same standards as IMPACT. Regardless of where your personal information is transferred or stored, we take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that personal data is kept secure. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the laws prevalent in India to protect personal information about you. We seek to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and Rules made there under to ensure the protection and preservation of your privacy.
IMPACT reserves the right to update, change or modify this policy at any time. The policy shall come to effect from the date of such update, change or modification.
Data Protection Officer/ Grievance Officer