Privacy Policy

We understand that online privacy is important to users/visitors of our site and DSCI believes that privacy and confidentiality of an individual’s personal information is important. This Privacy Policy is provided to demonstrate DSCI’s firm commitment to privacy. By using this site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.


DSCI may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on our site. Change in the Privacy Policy will be notified through emails to the registered members. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit this site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide may be used. This policy was last modified in September 2010


Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.


Notice
DSCI believes that the users of this website should be given appropriate notice on how their personal information will be collected, used or disclosed.


The privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If, through this website you are redirected to other web-sites or by accessing links of the other website posted on DSCI website you are directed to other websites, then DSCI is not responsible and it is advisable that Individuals review the privacy policies posted at those respective websites.


Collection of Information
DSCI collects PII, like name, Job title, contact information including email address, as well as other relevant information, both online and offline, through its various channels like (but not limited to) surveys, programs, events and memberships.


DSCI does not collect any PII from visitors to this site who merely browse or access any content. However, if a visitor wishes to access additional services of members or participate through surveys, polls, blogs, discussion board, they might be requested to register. Registration entails filling up of a form that may contain some attributes of PII.


When you access DSCI website from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit. The websites keeps track of the pages a user may visit by appropriately capturing the IP addresses, browser information, etc. using cookies. The information collected using cookies might be used for analysis of user behavior. DSCI is not liable if the cookies are used by advertisers or any other third parties when you visit DSCI website from other sites or if you visit another site after visiting DSCI site.


Choice and Consent
DSCI believes that the users should be given appropriate choice and his consent should be taken on any personal information that would be made public on the internet. DSCI website provides adequate means through which individuals can make appropriate choices and give their consent of making their sensitive personal information public.


Information Use
The information collected by DSCI is used for the purpose it is intended and to provide specific and better services to individuals. As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:

  • Contact you for Events, Newsletter, Training and other specific updates
  • Contact you for membership status
  • Contact you for the programs that you are associated with website
  • Update you on studies, papers, articles and surveys carried out by DSCI
  • Monitor or improve the use of DSCI website
  • Monitor compliance with our Site privacy policy
  • Provide special information materials to you from us and/or our respective affiliates, subsidiaries and other third parties
  • For aggregating information such as demographics and Site usage statistics.


    DSCI reserves the right to share your information with organizations affiliated with DSCI without your permission. Collected information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever without your consent, other than the exceptions like required by law, search warrants, other court orders or national exigent circumstances.


    Access and Correction
    DSCI is a firm believer that individuals own their personal information and hence, wherever applicable, DSCI provides provision to access and even update your personal information either directly through the web or by notifying us directly via electronic-mail at the contact addresses specified below.


    DSCI may collect same information multiple times from same individuals when carrying out specific surveys or events, this collection is to update and correct individuals’ records that are already in possession of DSCI.


    Safeguards and Disclosure
    DSCI shall, at all times, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information and accordingly, will not disclose the same to any third party or external organizations. Notwithstanding this and for the purposes of helping you serve better, your information may be provided to our third party vendors, advertisers, affiliates or relevant third parties subject to your consenting the same. Further thereto, where such information is provided to these entities, DSCI shall take all reasonable efforts but cannot guarantee to ensure that they comply with the same standards regulating the privacy of your Information as that which is imposed by us.


    However, if you wish at anytime to withdraw your consent or do not want your information being disclosed to these entities or do not want to be solicited for services which are offered by us or them, please notify us at the contact addresses as specified below.


    PII disclosed in whitepapers/presentations/reports/newsletters or any other section of the site may be collected, correlated and used by visitors or any other third parties for any other purpose. Such activities are beyond the control of DSCI, and DSCI makes no warranties about the discoverability of your identity by such methods beyond DSCI’s control.


    While DSCI at all times, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information, DSCI may disclose your Information to other entities where such disclosure:

  • is requested or authorized by you;
  • is used for the purposes of completing, verifying or restricting any transaction made by you;
  • is lawfully permitted or required;
  • is in compliance with any judicial order or legal requirement;
  • is required to protect and defend us and our property; and
  • is required to protect the interests of the public including but not limited to the detection of crimes and the apprehension of criminals.


    DSCI website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that DSCI does not have any control over other websites. Therefore, DSCI cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question


    Business Transfer
    In case of a business transfer, all assets, including DSCI, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your personally identifiable information is one of the key business assets. In such a case, your personally identifiable information, which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.


    Privacy Contact Information
    We welcome your questions and comments about Privacy Policy of our website. Comments or complaints can be directed to DSCI by email at info@dsci.in. Alternatively you can contact us at
    Data Security Council of India
    Niryat Bhawan, 3rd Floor,
    Rao Tula Ram Marg,
    New Delhi 110057