This privacy statement is effective as of 1 Jan 2007. Please note that this privacy statement will regularly be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your personal data or any changes in applicable laws.

In this Statement, “Accolite” or “We” refers to M/s Accolite Digital India Pvt. Ltd, a company incorporated under the provisions of Indian Companies Act, 2013.

Your privacy is important to us and we believe it is important for you to know what personal data we, Accolite (or “we”), collect from you (and third parties), why we collect it, how we use it and what rights you might be entitled to as a data subject or consumer.

Please note: All information in this privacy notice is applicable to you unless otherwise indicated based on your residency status. For the additional terms which may be applicable to you based on your residency status, please refer to your country-specific terms at the end of this notice. In this notice, term “personal data” is used to represent any information relating to an identified or identifiable person; country-specific notices might adopt a different terminology.

We encourage you to read this notice, together with any additional and more specific information we may provide to you on various occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data on the Accolite website, https://accolite.com and also products or applications, events and initiatives so that you are aware of how and the purpose for which we are processing your personal data.


I. How we will use and process your personal information


1. Personal Information that we process

We collect the following categories of Personal Information:

  • Information that you provide via our website, including information you provide when you register on our website e.g. name, email address, designation, company, country, name of your university, your field of academic study/concentration, expected year and month of your graduation, and telephone number;
  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, demographics, your computers’ operating system, and browser type and information collected via cookies
  • Cookie related details are provided in the Cookie Policy
2. Use of your Personal Information

We may collect different kinds of personal data in several different ways and use it for the following purposes:

  • to provide better usability, troubleshooting and site maintenance. (Our web servers or Affiliates who provide analytics and performance enhancement services may collect: IP addresses, operating system details, browsing details, device and connectivity details, and/or language settings.)
  • to understand which parts of the website are visited and how frequently
  • to create your user ID
  • to identify you once you register on our website
  • To answer your queries, support and contact requests. (We may need to process personal data about you such as: personal and contact details, like full name, company and role, email and address, demographic data, qualifications and profession, and/or the content of your messages to us.)
  • to promote the Accolite brand, products, initiatives and values with marketing communications; and
  • to provide access to desirable content based on your preferences.
  • to process job application and alumni related requests, more details about which are available on corresponding portals of this website.
  • To know your interest of participation in ideathons or other competitions
  • As a participant of the competition, to publish your name and corresponding details to make them available to larger audience on the Internet
3. Legal basis of the processing

We process your Personal Information when it is necessary for the performance of a contract or agreement or understanding to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into such contract or agreement or understanding. This applies in any case where we provide services to you pursuant to a such contract or agreement or understanding, such as when you use our website or process your registration on the website. If you do not provide the Personal Information that we need in order to provide our services, we will not be able to provide our services to you. We process your Personal Information for the performance of a contract in the following circumstances:

  • to provide better usability, troubleshooting and site maintenance; and
  • to create your user ID.

We process your Personal Information when it is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party (when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights). This applies in the following circumstances:

  • to identify you once you register on our website; and
  • to contact you and respond to your questions or requests.
  • to understand which parts of the website are visited and how frequently; and
  • to provide access to desirable content based on your preferences.

We process your Personal Information with your consent for the below purpose(s) or for purposes compatible therewith. Where we process Personal Data based on consent, your consent is revocable at any time.

  • To know your interest of participation in ideathons or other competitions
  • To contact you in furtherance to your participation in the ideathons or other competitions
  • As a participant of the competition, to publish your name and corresponding details to make them available to larger audience on the Internet


II. Sharing, transferring and disclosure of your personal information


We may share your personal data with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary for one of the activities mentioned above or where we have another legitimate legal basis in doing so. We do not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note, Accolite has not in the past, nor does it currently, under any circumstances sell your personal data to any third party.

We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law. Where required by the law, we will request your consent before transferring data to third parties which are not part of the Accolite group.

Which third-party service providers process personal data

We share your Personal Information within-

  • IAccolite or with any of its subsidiaries;
  • Business partners;
  • Service vendors;
  • Authorized third-party agents; or
  • Contractors.

The following activities may be carried out by third-party service providers: hosting and other internet services, data storage and analytics, marketing research and campaign management, event organizers and caterers. We may share your personal data with entities within Accolite as part of our regular reporting activities on company performance, in the context of a business reorganization or group restructuring exercise, for system maintenance support and hosting of data and when it is required to do so in order to perform one of the activities listed above. All our third-party service providers are required to take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions and applicable law. We may also need to share your personal data with regulators or to otherwise comply with the law.

Transferring personal data outside of the country of residence

We may transfer the personal data we collect about you to one of more countries outside of your country of residence or outside of the country in which you access this website, including India, in order to perform one of the activities listed above (see "How we will use and process your personal information"). – In such cases, we have put in place the appropriate measures to ensure that your personal data will be secure according to the laws of the country in which you reside.


III. How long we will keep your information-


We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.


IV. How we will keep your information safe


We have put in place reasonable technical, organizational and security measures as required under the law to prevent your personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business on a need to know basis. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.


V. Your Rights


Subject to the laws of your country, You have the right to access, correct, withdraw, delete or transfer your Personal Information that we hold, including your profile and preferences. You also have the right to object to certain processing and, where we have asked for your consent to process your Personal Information, to withdraw this consent. Where we process your Personal Information because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (as explained above), you also have a right to object to this. These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your Personal Information. If you choose not to provide your Personal Information that is “mandatory” to process your request, we may not be able to provide the corresponding service.


VI. How to contact us


If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices or this privacy statement, or to request this privacy statement in another format, please contact us at sales@accolite.com


VII. Changes to this privacy statement


We reserve the right to change the data privacy practices and update this privacy statement as and when the need arises, and the same will be made available on the website. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal data. Our commitment to protect the privacy of website users will continue to remain.