The Forum is provided as a public service to our users. The information in the Forum is populated by the community without the Forum validating any of the content by itself. The users of the Forum are requested to do the validations. If you find an discrepancies in the information, please contact us and we will try to action it as soon as possible.
The Forum are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Forum do not intentionally collect information from minors, and the Forum do not target its website to children.
The Forum is intended to be used by the Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) community. This includes current students, graduates, teachers or any other entity with an interest in the course.
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Types of Information We Collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Forum may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the website.
The Forum may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the web site, the Forum may store data about these events and your IP address in one or more log files. The Forum may use this information to analyze trends, security threats, administer the web site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes. In addition, there could be other platforms such as content delivery networks, hosting platforms which log the same data.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the Forum's services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
The Forum's web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors' sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. The Forum do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Usage of analytics services
The Forum uses Google Analytics to understand the usage metrics. Any information collected by Google Analytics will be governed by their privacy policies available here.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Forum use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the Forum web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The Forum tries its best not to request any sensitive personal information. It is the user's choice whether you want to include real information pertaining to you such as full names, email addresses etc. We encourage users to use dummy data for information provided to the Forum during registration etc. However, please note that this would hinder your smooth usage of the Forum, e.g. user submits a dummy email for the registration and if you don't have access to that email address anymore, you may not be able to do the account verification or password resets sometime later. The Forum will not encourage password resets manually if you don't have access to your email.
Information you provide on Forum's registration is used to create a member profile and this might be readable to all registered members. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the Forum's members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. The Forum's members may be automatically added to the Forum's mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to the Forum's members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
Logging of communications
The Forum may log / store communications exchanged between users.
How We Use Your Information
The Forum may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the Forum's web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
The Forum may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the Forum's members and their collaboration on the Forum's standards and projects. When accessing the Forum's members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Forum in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
In keeping with our open process, the Forum may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Forum's-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to a Forum site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
If you are a registered member of an Forum's website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. The Forum's member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of the Forum's members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Forum's publicly accessible records with the Forum's various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of the Forum's e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
The Forum's servers might be located outside India where the data is stored / processed.
Being a public website, any information that you post should be considered as publicly available and could be indexed by search engines.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Forum, please do not visit the Forum's web site or apply for membership of any of the Forum' websites or email lists.
Accuracy of content
We encourage members to verify any information on the Forum before using it. The Forum does not take responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or validity of the information provided by users of the service. The Forum cannot be held responsible for the damage (financial, personal, mental etc.) caused by using the information posted on the Forum.
The Forum make every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other the Forum's members and to the public. The Forum assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.
From time to time the Forum may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements or by unsubscribing the topic.