Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The India Internet Foundation (IIFON) is an independent Indian Organization dedicated to Enhancing the Internet Experience of Users and Capacity Building for Indian Internet Ecosystem. It engages in a bottom up community driven multi-stakeholder model and is neutral to ideology and technology.

The IIFON owns, operates and makes available the website www.iifon.org as well as sub-domain websites (individually “Website” and collectively “Websites”) and makes them available to the users of its Websites (individually “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all the Websites.

The IIFON is committed to internet privacy and would like Visitors to be well informed of the gathering and use of their information through these Websites. The following form essential parts of the IIFON’s Privacy Policy:

  • Monitoring of general trends in the use of the Websites but no tracking of individual Visitors;
  • No collection of information concerning Visitors unless that information is voluntarily disclosed
  • No selling or renting of information voluntarily disclosed to the IIFON nor sharing of it with any third parties;
  • Individuals who join the IIFON as a member and organizations as partner will only be contacted by the IIFON for purposes related to the work of the organization;
  • At any time, Visitors signed up for specific services can cancel or modify their information.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Websites’ Terms of Use. Any Visitor that uses or accesses the Websites agrees and consents to the collection of personal information in the manner outlined in this Privacy Policy and acknowledges having read and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy as they exist and gets modified from time to time.

The Websites automatically collect non-personally identifiable information using the Websites’ cookies to monitor Visitor usage patterns and information. In order to access certain features (e.g. IIFON News), Visitors may be asked to submit information such as their name and e-mail address. This information is only collected where provided on a voluntary basis through the completion of one of IIFON`s forms by the Visitor and is kept in the IIFON databases and mailing lists.

The IIFON will analyse browsing patterns and usage trends of the Websites’ Visitors with the general information collected.

Any information provided to IIFON by Visitors of the Websites is handled with due care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy. All IIFON employees and Trustees including executive committee who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The IIFON will retain Visitors’ personal information for the period necessary to full fill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

The Websites contain links to other websites that are not operated or maintained by the IIFON and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Visitors should be aware that the links on IIFON Websites are provided only for Visitors’ convenience. Visitors should review the privacy policy of each website they visit by themselves. By using this Website, Visitor signifies his/her agreement with the IIFON’s Privacy Policy.

The IIFON reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. Visitors continued use of these Websites following changes to these terms means Visitor accepts those changes

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of India. The place of jurisdiction shall be Kolkata, India.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the IIFON’s Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by email at info@iifon.org

Terms of Use

The Websites may contain features including blog, report and newsletter services, event, issue and community pages, member areas and other applications that may be available from time to time. Any person that accesses or uses the Websites agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit the IIFON’s liability. Any person that does not agree or comply with these Terms of Use should not access or use the Websites.

Any use of the Websites by Visitors that would limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Websites’ features is prohibited and the IIFON reserves the sole right to take any actions required to enforce this principle.

Visitors shall not use the Websites to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. The IIFON reserves the sole right to verify and deny access where data is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.

Disclaimer

The Websites are provided “as is” and “as available” with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, and title. The IIFON disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors` use of the site. Visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. If this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at the IIFON’s sole discretion to a form that is enforceable.

The IIFON does not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-datedness or quality of the information provided on the Websites. The IIFON expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the Websites.

Furthermore, the IIFON is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Websites. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

The IIFON reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog.

The IIFON may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Websites itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

This Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of India. The place of jurisdiction shall be Kolkata, India.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the IIFON’s Terms of Use, please feel free to contact us by email at info@iifon.org