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Updated on:13/08/2023

At Forge Alumnus Services Pvt Ltd., accessible at www.forgealumnus.com , one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by us and how we use it.
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in www.forgealumnus.com . This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms and conditions.

Mandatory or Voluntary Information
It may be mandatory or optional for you to supply your personal information to us, depending on situations.

  • Mandatory information: Where such information is compulsory and MUST be provided by you. If you refuse to do so we will NOT be able to offer our services to you.
  • Voluntary Information: Where such information is optional and you may choose whether to provide us with such information or otherwise. If such information is not provided, it shall not affect your use of our services.

Information we collect
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register for an Account, we ask for your name, email, contact information, education details and date of birth which are mandatory. Other information might include updating profile picture.

How we use your information

  • We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
  • with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the services, and for marketing and promotional purposes which might be helpful for your personal and professional growth.
  • Sending you emails and to find and prevent fraud, if any.
  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website, Improve, personalize, and expand our services through website, Understand and analyze how you use our website, Develop new products, services, features, and functionality.

Log Files
www.forgealumnus.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other www.forgealumnus.com, uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.website.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL - https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads .
Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners will be listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data.

Google - https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of www.forgealumnus.com .

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.forgealumnus.com , which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.
Note: www.forgealumnus.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third-Party Privacy Policies
Forge Alumnus's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Privacy Law in India:
A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court declared 'Privacy' as a fundamental right in 2017. The Constitution of India gives Right to Privacy which is a fundamental right under Article 21 which also secures Right to Life and Personal Liberty of its citizens.
In 2011, the Legislation had passed new rules that apply to companies and consumers which required that any organisation that collects and/or processes Personal information must obtain a written consent from the data subjects before undertaking certain activities.

Impact of the Information Technology Act on Privacy Policy:
The Information Technology Act, 2000 was amended and some additions were made to make 'Privacy' of citizens more secured and ensure to penalize the person taking undue advantage of such information. The said additions deal with:
Implementation of reasonable security practices for sensitive personal data or information and provides for the compensation of the person affected by wrongful loss or wrongful gain. (Sec 43A)
Imprisonment for a period up to three years and/or a fine up to Rs. 500,000 for a person who causes wrongful loss or wrongful gain by disclosing personal information of another person while providing services under the terms of lawful contract. (Sec 72A)

Sensitive Information as per Information Technology Rules:
Any information that is freely available or accessible in public domain or furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force cannot be considered as a sensitive personal data.
But the data, other than as stated above, which is considered as sensitive personal data as per Information Technology Rules, to which the rules of Information Technology Act apply.

GDPR Privacy Policy (Data Protection Rights)
Currently, India does not have comprehensive and dedicated data protection legislation. We follow GDPR data protection rights which are accepted universally.
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access - You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification - You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erase - You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability - You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we will respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our support team.

Children's Information
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Forge Alumnus does not knowingly collect any personal identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Changes to Privacy Notice
Please note that this privacy notice may be amended from time to time at our own discretion and it is your responsibility to visit the website on a regular basis to keep yourself informed of updates and changes. By continuing to use the website and the services provided therein or by omitting to withdraw your consent, you are deemed to have accepted and consented to any such revision and update.

English version shall prevail
This Privacy Notice is issued in both English. In the event of any inconsistencies or discrepancies, the English version shall prevail.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
This Privacy Notice shall be governed and construed in accordance with Indian law. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India in connection with any matter or dispute which may arise from this Privacy Notice.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact our support team.