1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) governs your use of the website located at www.esgindia.org and any service provided through it (together or individually “Service”) operated by BIC Trust and CACIM (“Trust”, “we”, “us”). It explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our Service.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, the terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern the use of our Service and together with the Policy constitute your agreement with us.

2. Definitions

PERSONAL DATA means personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify a living individual.  Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

0.1. Email address

0.2. First name and last name

0.3. Phone number

0.4. Address, Country, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

0.5. Cookies and Usage Data

DATA SUBJECT is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data. 

USER is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

USAGE DATA is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure through any device. This may include information such as the Internet Protocol address being used, type of device being used, device ID, device operating system, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

COOKIES are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device) which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. 

OTHER DATA TRACKERS This includes tracking technologies such as beacons, tags and scripts.

DATA CONTROLLER means a natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

DATA PROCESSOR (OR SERVICE PROVIDER) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

3. Information Collection and Use

We collect different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

4. Types of Data Collected

We may collect Personal Data, Usage Data, and Tracking Cookies Data or other data based on your use of our Service.

5. Use of Data

Centre for Financial Accountability (CFA) uses the collected data for various purposes:

  1. We may use your Personal Data to contact you with our newsletters or other alerts about our work, if you provide your consent to us to do so. You may opt out of receiving any or all of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link.
  2. We use Cookies and Other Tracking Data to collect and track information regarding activity on our website and to improve and analyze our Service. 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 Service. Examples of Cookies we use:
  • Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

In addition, we may use your data for the following purposes:

0.1. to notify you about changes to our Service;

0.2. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;

0.3.  to gather analysis or information so that we can improve our Service;

0.4. to monitor the usage of our Service;

0.5. to detect, prevent and address technical issues;

0.6. to fulfil any other purpose for which you provide it;

0.7.  in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;

0.8. for any other purpose with your consent.

6. Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy, and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws).

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or when we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

7. Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.

Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Trust will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

8. Disclosure of Data

We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide for the following purposes:

0.1. if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities;

0.2. to service providers, and other third parties we use to support our website;

0.3. to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;

0.4. for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;

0.5. with your consent in any other cases;

0.6 if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Trust, our customers, or others.

9. Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

10. “Do Not Track” Signals

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

11. Service Providers

Service Providers may assist us in processing your data and analysing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

12. Payments

We use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors) for donations made to the Trust through our website.  

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. 

13. Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

14. Changes to This Policy

We may update our Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.