PRIVACY POLICY | Ciaccelerate

Privacy Policy

The Canada-India Acceleration Program (CIAP) operates ciaccelerate.com. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) describes how we collect, protect, use and share information gathered about you, including on our website (the “Site”). We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in how we collect, protect, use and share information including on the Site, and enhance your experience on the Internet. Please note that by visiting CIAP at the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.

 

The Canada-India Acceleration Program is committed to protecting your privacy rights. This privacy policy outlines the information that may be gathered when you register for or use our services, how the information may be used and how you can contact us.‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

 

Information Collection And Use

 

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, and phone number. Personal information is any information about an identifiable person.

This policy applies to personal information about individuals and does not apply to the information collected, used or disclosed with respect to corporate or commercial entities. Also, this policy does not impose any limits on our collection, use or disclosure of information exempted under applicable privacy legislation, including business contact information and certain publicly available information.

However, we do not collect banking, credit card or other payment card information. By creating an account or applying to the program, you are consenting that we can contact you regarding the program you applied for, upcoming events or responding to you. The information gathered will not be released, sold, rented, traded or transferred to anyone else.

 

‍‍‍Please do not submit any proprietary information.‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

 

Log Data & Aggregate Information

 

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").

 

This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, country/province/state and other statistics. CIAP may collect various information from you, including your first and last name, address, phone number, email address and subject of inquiry (e.g. information requests), preferred means of communication, your interaction with our website, social media sites and mobile applications (including information such as IP addresses, browser type, language, access times, referring website, etc.), and other information you provide to us. CIAP may collect this information in various ways, including through your interaction with the Site and through your communications with CIAP.

 

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this data. Data collected will not be shared or sold, but will be solely used to improve our performance, reach our audience (that has provided explicit consent) through emails, and enhance marketing efforts.

 

“Aggregate information” is standard web server/visitor traffic information, commonly referred to as ‘aggregate information’, regarding overall website traffic patterns. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes. This aggregate information does not identify you and thus does not constitute personal information.

In addition to information provided by our visitors we use the normal Internet tracking tools associated with standard Internet protocols and web–based systems. This system information is typically stored in log files and the information is used for aggregate reporting. Aggregate reporting includes total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, etc. Log files are simply transaction records web servers maintain. Those logs are used for recording information, such as:

  • service provider IP addresses;

  • browser versions;

  • referring websites;

  • search terms used;

  • average number of pages requested;

  • average duration of visit;

  • total visitor traffic.

We use aggregate information gathered from your visit to better design our website. This information supplies us with a broad picture of how people use our website in order to help the management of our systems and to better serve our audience.

 

CIAP will not disclose such information to other persons, other than as follows:

1. to the extent required for the Identified Purposes, as described to you at the time of collection and above in this Policy.

2. to other third parties, such as sponsors and website content partners, but only where and to the extent you give us your permission to do so.

3. as required or permitted by law.

CIAP collects, uses and discloses your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to authenticate your identity;

  • to operate, customize and improve our website, social media sites, mobile applications, advertisements, products and services;

  • to allow you to use portions of our website, such as Applications;

  • to allow you to participate in our program;

  • to monitor your compliance with any of your agreements with us;

  • to administer our provision of products or services you request from us;

  • to provide newsletters, electronic messages and information you request from us;

  • to provide other information to you regarding our program or third-party products and services, unless you opt out of receiving that information;

  • to manage or transfer our assets or liabilities, for example in the case of an acquisition, disposition or merger;

  • to protect us, yourself and others from fraud and error and to safeguard our business interests;

  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

 

When your personal information is to be used for a purpose not previously identified, the new purpose will be disclosed to you prior to such use, and your consent will be sought unless the use is authorized or required by law.

We may work with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as website hosting services, email services and product delivery services.  Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service in question, and they will be required to maintain the confidentiality of that information.

CIAP will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties, and will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent. For example, we may collect, use or disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent where:

  • the information is publicly available, as defined by statute or regulation;

  • we are obtaining legal advice.

 

CIAP will not collect information indiscriminately and will limit collection of information to that which is reasonable and necessary for the above purposes. We will also collect information as is otherwise authorized by law.

 

CIAP will only use and disclose your personal information for the purposes set out above and as authorized by law. We will keep personal information used to make a decision affecting you for at least one year after using it to make the decision, unless otherwise permitted or required by law. We will destroy, erase or make anonymous documents or other records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retention of the information and retention is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes. CIAP will take due care when destroying personal information so as to prevent unauthorized access to the information.

Upon written request and authentication of identity, CIAP will provide you with your other personal information under our control, information about the ways in which that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom that information has been disclosed. We will make the information available within 30 days or provide written notice where additional time is required to fulfil the request.

In some situations, we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information. This may be the case where, for example, disclosure would reveal personal information about another individual, the personal information is protected by solicitor/client privilege, the information was collected for the purpose of an investigation or where disclosure of the information would reveal confidential commercial information that, if disclosed, could harm our competitive position. We may also be prevented by law from providing access to certain personal information.

Where an access request is refused, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal and outline further steps which are available to you.

Communications

 

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with email newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that you have explicitly given consent to receive (as per our Newsletter Mailing List).

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‍‍‍This site may refer you to other sites where this privacy policy does not apply. As they have their own privacy policy, we strongly recommend you review it before taking any action on their website.‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

 

Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

 

Security

 

The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 19, 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

 

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

 

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Last updated: June, 19 2019

 

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