Introduction

1. Gujarat Technological University and its website VC gift portal takes the privacy of its users very seriously and are committed to protecting the same. Below is an outline of the practices and policies (“Privacy Policy”) in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of the information provided by its Users when visiting and/or registering themselves on the VCGiftPortal website and domain name www.vcgift.gtu.ac.in (“the Website”). Additionally, it will also provide the User with information on how to control the disclosure of data as also the manner in which this information is protected.

2. By visiting and/or using and/or accessing and/or registering themselves at the Website, the User agrees to the practices and policies contained in this Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time). Additionally, it is assumed and in any event the User is deemed to have agreed and acknowledged that he/she/it has acquainted himself/herself/itself and is satisfied with this Privacy Policy, as also the Terms and Conditions, the abridged Terms and Conditions and the Disclaimer (“Agreement”) and consents to be bound by the same, including in respect of the collection and/or use and/or disclosure of the information provided in the manner and subject to the restriction as set out herein. Accordingly, any objection that the User may have shall be deemed to have been waived and/or abandoned.

3. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the terms “User” shall mean any natural or legal person who has visited and/or registered itself/themselves on the Website. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning assigned to them in the Rules.

4. Any queries you may have in relation to and/or arising out of this Privacy Policy may be directed to GTU at

vcgift@gtu.edu.in

Policy Coverage

5. This Privacy Policy covers VCgiftportal’s treatment of information collected when the User visits and/or registers on the Website.

6. The Website provides a link that redirects the User to another website, this Privacy Policy will have no application to the information collected on such other website. The Website may include external and/or third-party links, including advertisements and it is the responsibility of the User and the User will be deemed to have acquainted himself/herself/itself with the privacy policies and terms and conditions of such third-party websites; VCgiftportal’ does not in any manner whatsoever vouch for and/or in any manner be held responsible for the information set out therein.

Collection of Personal Information

7. The User is not required to provide VCGiftportal directly with any personal information in order to view the Website. However, in order to access and/or use certain content and/or features and/or functions of and/or on the Website, for instance, registering with VCGiftportal and VCGiftportal may ask the User to provide certain information, including:

a. contact information, such as the User’s name, email address,, mobile number and contact preferences;
b. username and password;
c. search queries conducted on the Website;
d. other content generated by the User or connected to the User’s account (such as adding items to basket); and
e. correspondence.

While the User is not required to provide the personal information requested, if the User chooses not to do so, in many cases VCGiftportal will be unable to provide the User with its products or services or respond to any queries that the User may have.

8. Cookies are used for various purposes including:

A. allowing the User to enter the password for their account less frequently;
B. recognizing the browser of a previous User and saving any preferences set by the User;
C. customizing content and advertisements per User preferences and targeting user interests;
D. tracking User activity; and
E. to improve the Website services.

Disclosure and/or sharing of information by VCGiftPortal

9. VCGiftPortal will keep all personal user information confidential and will not rent and/or sell such information. Information will also not be shared by third party advertisers on the Website.

10. Personal User information may be shared and/or disclosed only in certain circumstances, including as below:

A. for any purpose mandated by law, including requirements of legal proceedings;
B. third parties may be appointed by VCGiftPortal to carry out activities in relation to the Website, including general maintenance, marketing and/or data processing and may be provided access to information for the limited purpose of carrying out such functions;
C. third party agents may be provided the information for the limited purpose of carrying out certain specific tasks and providing certain limited services, illustratively, courier services; and
D. security and protection in any manner whatsoever of the User and/or other users of the Website and/or of the Website and/or of the employees of VCGiftPortal including unauthorised use and/or misuse of the Website.

11. Aggregated information is disclosed which does not identify the User may be shared with third parties who provide data analysis and/or marketing services for VCGiftPortal and enable VCGiftPortal to better customize the Website. VCGiftPortal is not limited in their use of non-identifiable aggregate information.

Security

12. The security of individual accounts is entirely the responsibility of the User and it is recommended that the User maintains the confidentiality of the account login credentials, including the password and does not share the same with any third party. For the purpose of password security, it is recommended that:

A. The User should avoid such passwords as are obvious, easily identifiable and/or easily predictable;
B. The password ought to be changed at regular intervals to ensure better security.
C. VCGiftportal and/or its employees and/or affiliates will never ask for the User’s password through any means of communication; the same is required to be entered into by the User on the Website interface alone. Should there be any concern of misuse and/or unauthorized access to the User’s account, the User may inform VCGiftportal immediately at

vcgift@gtu.edu.in.

D. It is the responsibility of the User to ensure that irrespective of the nature of the device used by the User to access the Website, the same is secure and all necessary steps are taken to ensure that auto-fillers within the User’s browsers do not cause leakages of critical information.
E. The information provided to VCGiftportal is stored internally on VCGiftportal’s systems and the same is protected against unathorised physical and electronic access including by way of encrypted data storage, password protected data access, firewall against spam attack and data back-up.
F. As stated above, the information provided to VCGiftportal is shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. VCGiftportal does not retain any information for any longer than is reasonably required by it for the purpose of its services or beyond such period as may be required by applicable laws in India.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

VCGiftportal reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. While Users may be notified of any material changes, it is responsibility of the User to periodically check for changes and/or updates whilst using the Website. The User will be bound by the Privacy Policy as modified from time to time.