This document has been created in order to define policies meant to protect the identity of the alumni and personal information data from any kind of misuse. All members who register with this website agree to these conditions.
The portal does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, completing an online form, or completing the online application wherever applicable.
The portal's profile form requires you to give us contact information (such as name and e-mail address), unique identifiers (unique name and password) and demographic information (such as pin/zip code or age).
You are free to mark much of the profile information as private by changing appropriate settings. The site is governed by strict access control mechanisms which restrict the viewing of any personal information of registered users. Only super users are allowed to access the database containing information about users. The access of information is only available to nominated administrators who will generally access the database for maintenance, clean up and for audit purposes.
Your personal information will not be disclosed to any person or organization outside this forum excepting with Sathya Sai institutions with any other forum/organization without your explicit permission, excepting in a form which is not personally identifiable. However, We may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is:
- necessary to perform the statutory duties
- made pursuant to a court order or by law
- for the purpose of validating the identity of the user
- of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Contact Information and Mailers
Admin may use your contact information from the profile form to send information about the website or the activities etc and other information. We believe that this is a necessary to be part of the activities of alumni. However, one can opt out of telephonic communication by changing appropriate profile settings.
Members can receive notifications every time there is an update in the groups in which they are members and/or a friend of his posts any material on the site. Member can chose to opt out of these notifications by choosing appropriate settings.
This site may contain links to other sites; this website is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
When visiting this website, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- Your IP Address
- File you requested for
- The time at which it was requested
- The document that referred you to the page
- The response code sent by the server
- User agent of the browser that you were using
- Last Login date
- Date of registering the profile (Collected only on registration)
- Cookies (Explained in detail below)
All information that is collected automatically is used to improve our web content, to investigate possible problems and in general to help us understand how you are interacting with our Web site. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial purposes and the portal does not sell or otherwise distribute the information collected from the website for commercial purposes.
- To save your login information so that you do not need to login in every time you access a different secure area of our site. (Cookies by Portal)
- To help the website analyze how users use the site (Cookies by Google Analytics)
Cookies by Portal
A session cookie is normally erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed. Some web browsers retain session cookies by default. You can adjust your browser settings to ensure that session cookies are deleted. The software and hardware you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website.
Cookies by Google Analytics
The Portal uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Information Collected When You E-mail our Webmaster
If you send an e-mail to our webmaster, your email address and the contents of your message are collected. These are used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this Web site, or to forward your message to someone who can help you. Your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any person or organization outside this forum excepting Sathya Sai Institutions, without your explicit permission..
This site makes blogs, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Further, such information shall become the property of The Portal, and may not be deleted from its database even though you have deleted the same from the site. Further, The Portal has right to store all such information eternally even beyond the length of your membership.
This site provides a facility to members to notify the moderators in case they find any content posted by another user or the conduct of a user, as objectionable. This can be done through options such as "report abuse" or by allowing them to directly write to the site administrators. To address such concerns, the administrators may have to collect information pertaining to such specific complaints and in case of repeated complaints, maintain a record of such transgressions for further action as per administration policy. Such information will be collected and used only to address such specific complaints and the information collected will not be shared with the user who complained.
In other cases, where a moderator find the content objectionable (even without any other member objecting), such information may be collected to maintain records of such instances.
The information so collected may include, but will not be limited to
- identity details of user
- IP address, location of log in
- time, duration