SPERTA understands that your privacy is important. It is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials on SPERTA.org (the "Site"), including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to SPERTA in response to an email request for information or other outreach from us, or through our employment application processes, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
SPERTA may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. SPERTA does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third-party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website and expressing your consent where required (for instance, when submitting your application or details for getting a quote), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT
What information do we collect?
SPERTA collects information from you when you submit your details for the website, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, databases, or register for SPERTA sponsored events. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to access the blog, request copies of publications, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities.
Personal information that we collect includes: names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information.
In addition, we sometimes aggregate demographic information and the types of systems and browsers of users SPERTA might also conduct user surveys on the Web or use technologies to provide us with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is relevant to user needs, and likewise.
How do we use personal information?
The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:
(i) for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by SPERTA. This includes:
Informing you about updates on our services and notifying you about other products and services offered by us that may be of interest to you, including information regarding publications and events
Tailoring your experience at the Site with relevant SPERTA materials
Understanding the Site’s user population, identifying subject areas of interest, and determining whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of SPERTA marketing programs across different channels.
Improving our web content and navigation.
(ii) on the basis of your consent. As you have granted us consent to the processing of personal information for specific purposes (for example, your application form for employment with SPERTA), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
(iii) for compliance with a legal obligation. This includes anti-fraud and anti-money laundering measures as well as tax and social security requirements.
We will not sell, share, rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that SPERTA itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, SPERTA may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to SPERTA.
HOW WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our Website include:
our subsidiaries or affiliates;
our third-party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and marketing and events services;
our business partners for publications and events co-organised by SPERTA and them;
law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order
Because SPERTA is targeting to be a global organisation we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the Site or through other means across the globe to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world, including outside India. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g., EU where privacy laws might differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. In addition, the Site may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Site, submitting information through this site, or submitting personal information to SPERTA through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
SPERTA retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to SPERTA e-mail newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which promotions, news, and information you would like to receive at the time of sign up, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use the following types of cookies:
“persistent cookies” to improve your experience when using the Site.
“session cookies” to enable your use of our Site and to remember your settings. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit.
“web analytics cookies”. These cookies are used by us or third-party providers to analyse how the Site and our services are used, including the following types:
SPERTA has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorised employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, SPERTA cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorised persons and SPERTA cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
This website contains links to other Web sites not operated by SPERTA.
SPERTA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-SPERTA web sites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
SPERTA complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. SPERTA may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.
SPERTA understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.
USE OF SPERTA WEB SITE
Your access to and use of the Site are subject to this Privacy Statement and certain other terms and conditions, contained in our Terms and Conditions of Use.
These Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms and Conditions") apply to your use of and registration with SPERTA.org (the "Site").
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITE
Your access to, and browsing, review and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and using the Site, you accept these Terms and Conditions, without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site. If, at any time, any part of the Terms and Conditions is no longer acceptable to you, immediately terminate your use of the Site.
RIGHT TO CHANGE, MODIFY OR DELETE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SPERTA reserves the right to change, modify, add or delete portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice. Please re-review the Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site will mean that you accept such changes or deletions.
COPYRIGHT AND USE OF SITE CONTENT
RESPONSES TO ONLINE REQUESTS
From time to time, SPERTA may offer to provide information or materials via e-mail or otherwise to interested persons. SPERTA reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.
You may use the Site for lawful purposes only. You may not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site, any Content that is any of the following:
is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening, or otherwise objectionable to SPERTA in the Company's sole discretion;
contains computer viruses, worms, moles or other contaminating or destructive elements;
violates the rights of others, such as Content that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity;
contains any false or misleading statement;
contains advertising; or
otherwise violates any applicable criminal or civil law. You may not use the Site for any commercial purpose and may not distribute over the Site any solicitation of funds, goods and services. In addition, you may not use the Site to solicit subscribers to join other online information services that are competitive with the Site.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND REMOVAL
SPERTA does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Users' Content displayed, uploaded, posted on any message board, or otherwise distributed through the Site by any subscriber, information provider or any other third party. SPERTA expressly disclaims any liability related to Users' Content, and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such Subscriber Content shall be at your sole risk.
The Site may contain links to sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties (the "External Sites"). You acknowledge that SPERTA is not responsible for the availability of, or the content or software applications located on or through any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or External Sites.
When registering with or applying to SPERTA you must provide accurate, complete, and current information and you agree to provide SPERTA with any updates to that information promptly after such changes occur.
Individual subscriptions to the Site are available only to persons who are at least 18 years of age. Minors may receive access keys or user id/passwords only as part of an authorised group subscription. Your right to use the Site is personal to you and cannot be transferred to any other person.
You shall be responsible for obtaining communication services, computer equipment and other products or services necessary to access and use the Site. You shall be responsible for all charges associated with accessing and maintaining a connection to the Site including, but not limited to, charges imposed by an Internet service provider, or your local telephone company.
ACCESS TO AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE
The Site may become unavailable to you as a result of maintenance, malfunction of computer hardware or software, or for other reasons, and may result in damages to your systems or operations. You shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any information or content obtained from the Site does not contain any virus, worm, mole or other computer software code or subroutine designed to disable, erase, impair or otherwise damage your systems, software, or data.
RESTRICTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
SPERTA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability and without any obligation to refund any portion of fees paid for any product or service.
SPERTA may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site feature, database, or content, without prior notice or liability.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NEITHER SPERTA, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. NEITHER SPERTA NOR ANY PROVIDER OF THIRD-PARTY CONTENT OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WARRANTS THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DOES SPERTA, ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SPERTA NOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PAST OR PRESENT OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES ATTORNEYS, LICENSORS OR INFORMATION PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF SPERTA, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold SPERTA, and all of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and past and present officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, information providers, attorneys, representatives licensors and information providers (collectively, the "SPERTA Representatives") harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by SPERTA or any SPERTA Representative in connection with any claim arising out of any use or alleged use by you of this site or arising out of or in relation to any breach by you of the Terms and conditions, or the representations, warranties and covenants you made by agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. SPERTA reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate reasonably with SPERTA's defense of such claim.
Choice of Law
The Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with Indian laws, without regard to conflict of laws principles.
The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
NO AMENDMENT OR WAIVER
The Terms and Conditions may not be amended except in writing signed by both parties and no waiver by either party shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, unless such a waiver is in writing and signed by an authorised representative of SPERTA.