At the ICA we are committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to/users of the Website. Your privacy is important to us and we aim for our Website to be a safe and enjoyable environment for our visitors/users. We respect and safeguard the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) we may receive and collect from you on our Website and in the course of our other interactions online.
- the information we may collect about you online;
- the use and role of cookies and similar technologies on our Website;
- how we will protect and use information we collect about and from you;
- the circumstances in which we might disclose your details to anyone else;
- when we may use your details to contact you; and
- how you can be sure the information we hold about you is accurate and current.
In general, you can visit our Website without revealing your identity or any Personal Information about yourself. However, you may not be able to get in touch with the ICA or apply for membership of the ICA or access certain sections of the Website that require you to reveal your identity and/or other information about you. Information that we collect from you will vary depending upon the activity you seek to engage in and may include your name and email address.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify you and that is not otherwise publicly available, including, but not limited to, your first and last name, an email address, birth date, home address, phone number or other contact information. We may collect Personal Information from you that may be made available through the Website or otherwise voluntarily provided by you on the Website.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our web pages may also utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about your activity on our Website. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by you. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter certain information to gain access to certain parts of the Website.
Tracking technologies may automatically record information such as Internet domain and host names; other information about your geographic location; IP addresses; browser software and operating system types; CPU type; your manner of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); click paths; and dates and times that our Website is accessed.
Uses of Personal Information
Where we propose to use your Personal Information for any other uses, we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for use other than as listed above.
Confidentiality and Security
We will keep confidential and protect your Personal Information except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and, once we receive it, for storage and disposal. When you enter sensitive information on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). All information we gather is securely stored within databases controlled by us. The databases are stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We limit access to Personal Information to trustees, employees, agents, advisors and consultants who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to process your membership, to get in touch with you regarding membership of the ICA or for the purpose of responding to your queries.
We do not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on our behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against our policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent. If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information, we may transfer that Personal Information from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your Personal Information may be collected and stored on servers located in the territory of India and in such other countries as we may disclose to you from time to time.
Third Party Websites
We may contact you using the Personal Information you have given us:
- where you have opted voluntarily to receive further correspondence;
- in order to process any applications for memberships;
- where you have issued a query or requested information from us; and
- to invite you to participate in surveys, opinion polls, etc., about the website (participation is always voluntary).
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, we wish to maintain accurate and current Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on our Website, should you need to update or correct that Personal Information, please contact us on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.
Change of Control
In the event that ownership or control of the Website was to change, your Personal Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your Personal Information, the ICA will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.
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