The purpose of this policy is to highlight various obligations, best practices, and processes that support compliance with data privacy regulations applicable to NIIT in its role as both a data controller and a processor.
This policy applies to all NIIT personnel, operating units, and wholly owned subsidiaries worldwide.
NIIT collects, processes, and retains information about you when you visit our website. You may choose to provide us with the Personally Identifiable Information, or other information, to access protected information on the website or so that we can connect with you after your visit, based on your consent.
When you visit our website, we may track, collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our website. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser application used. We may be able to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
The information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
i. To provide course information: We shall use your personal data to respond to your queries, understand training needs and trends and resource planning as relevant to training services.
ii. To communicate regarding training sessions: Your information helps us keep you posted on your training schedules and communicate with you regarding your training requirements, follow-ups, and feedback.
iii. To customize content and improve the quality of service: NIIT may use your personal information to help create and personalize training content. Geographic information may be used to assess the page response time and provide a better user experience.
iv. To obtain third-party services: We also share essential personal information with third parties who provide training services. When NIIT shares personal information with third-party service providers, we require that they use your personal information and other information only for the purpose of providing services to us and subject to terms consistent with this policy. Other than for the purpose of providing services, we will not sell or otherwise disclose your information to any other company.
v. To contact you: Your information may be used to contact you in response to your request or to provide you with information that we think you may be interested in receiving. We will honor your request if you inform us that you do not want to receive any information that you have not specifically requested.
NIIT will collect adequate, relevant, and necessary personal information and will process such information fairly and lawfully for the purpose it is collected. The purpose of collection will be specified not later than at the time of data collection, or on each occasion of the change of purpose.
The information held by NIIT on this website shall be checked with you from time to time to ensure that it remains up to date. Should your personal circumstances change, you should notify us immediately. Refer to Section “Privacy Contact Information.”
i. NIIT may disclose your personal information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate:
a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence;
b) to comply with the legal process;
c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, for national security, and/or law enforcement purposes;
d) to enforce our terms and conditions; and
e) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
ii. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer the personal information we have collected to the relevant third party.
iii. We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:
a) permitted or required by law; or
b) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or
c) Investigating fraud that has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
If NIIT goes through a business transition, such as a merger, an acquisition by another company, or a sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information collected through our website(s) may be among the assets transferred. A prominent notice will appear on our website(s) for 30 days after any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
When conducting business, working on NIIT projects, or implementing new processes or systems, an operation may require the transfer of personal information to other entities or third parties that are located outside of the NIIT operation’s country of business. While permissible data transfer mechanisms are defined by the applicable law or regulation, examples include:
i. a data transfer agreement with the party who will access or obtain the personal information;
ii. notice to and/or approval from a country’s local data protection authority; or
iii. notice to and/or consent from the individual whose data is to be transferred.
Consent is often referred to as an individual’s choice to “opt in” or “opt out” of NIIT’s use of personal information and is usually obtained by a “check box” or signature confirming that the individual understands and agrees to the processing of his or her personal information. At times, express written consent from the individual may be required based on the information-processing activity. NIIT receives consent from individuals before:
i. collecting, using, or processing their personal information, including sensitive personal information, in certain ways or sharing their personal information with any third party;
ii. transferring the individuals’ personal information outside of their country of residence; or
iii. using or placing web cookies on an individual’s computer or other electronic devices.
NIIT also provides individuals with the right to control their personal information, which includes the right to access, modify, erase, restrict, transmit, or object to certain uses of their information.
You may request to review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise modify any of your personal information that you have previously provided to us, or object to the use or processing of such personal information by us. Please send your requests to us via email. Refer to Section “Privacy Contact Information.”
In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information that you have provided to us suppressed from our database, or otherwise what limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information that you have provided to us. NIIT may conduct an owner verification check to ascertain the identity of the requester.
While the majority of questions and issues related to access can be handled quickly, complex requests may take more effort and time. In such cases, issues will be addressed, or you will be contacted regarding the progress and appropriate next steps, within 30 days.
Your personal information is stored on our systems or third-party cloud provider with industry best security certifications and practices.
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, business partners, clients, vendors, and other third-party providers (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. Data access is strictly on a need-to-know, least privilege principle.
NIIT ensures that our supplier employs industry-standard security measures to ensure the security of information through legally binding terms and conditions. However, users of our website are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID, or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password-protected or secure areas of the websites. Access to and use of password-protected and/or secure area of this website are restricted to authorized users only. Any unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.
NIIT complies with the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. NIIT has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the policy with higher restrictions will apply.
We keep your Personally Identifiable Information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the Personally Identifiable Information is processed. The length of time we retain Personally Identifiable Information for depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
Our supplier being the cloud service provider for this website and therein being the custodian of information will be liable for the management of the following:
i. security of the personal information
ii. appropriate retention and disposal of personal information
iii. appropriate storage of personal information
Please refer to the end of this policy for providing your consent. Your consent to personal data collection and processing may be revoked by notifying us via email (Refer to Section on “Privacy Contact Information.”). For users below the age of 16, the consent should be provided by the holder of parental responsibility of the child.
Please note, in case you choose to not provide us with the consent or withdraw the consent at any given point of time, we shall not be able to provision the services as detailed in Section 4.2 of this policy.
If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement or if you need to update, change, or remove information, you can do so by contacting Privacy Office at NIIT by email addressed to: PrivacyOffice@niit.com.
This document is an electronic record in terms of applicable Information Technology laws and the amended provisions thereto pertaining to electronic records in various allied statutes as amended pursuant to the Information Technology laws. This electronic record has been generated by a computer system and does not require any authentication.
Your privacy is valuable to us.
We will not sell, forward or rent your personal information or what you share with NIIT, to any third party for any purposes such as marketing etc. without your explicit consent. This statement of privacy is applicable to our services available under the domain name www.niit.com and any other connected sub-domain names and applies generally to subsidiaries of NIIT Limited. Your use of NIIT website signifies your acceptance of the NIIT Privacy Statement.
In order to protect your privacy, NIIT has adopted the following principles:
Wherever your Personal Information may be held within NIIT, the company intends to take reasonable steps to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. NIIT is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to NIIT. The notice NIIT intends to provide at the point where it collects Personal Information on the Site, should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of NIIT's Web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you. If you chose to have a relationship with NIIT, such as a contractual or other business relationship, NIIT will continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
Where NIIT collects Personal Information on the Site, NIIT intends to post a purpose statement that explains why Personal Information will be collected and whether NIIT plans to share such Personal Information outside of NIIT or with those working on NIIT's behalf. Unless the transfer of Personal Information is legally required, NIIT does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your permission to third parties who are not bound to act on NIIT's behalf.
To the extent that you do provide NIIT with Personal Information, NIIT wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where NIIT collects Personal Information from you on the Site, its aim is to provide a means of contacting NIIT should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to mailto:email@example.com and NIIT will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes.
Usually, the personal information NIIT collects is used only by it to respond to your inquiry, process an order or allow you to access specific account information. Occasionally, NIIT may make the e-mail addresses, of those who provide information, available to other reputable organizations whose products or services it thinks you may find interesting. In these cases, you will be offered an opportunity to limit access to your information. In case NIIT does not receive any response from you to limit the access of your information, it shall be deemed that you consent to such distribution of your Personal Information as mentioned above.
For the purpose of alumni interaction or academic interaction amongst the enrolled students.
For the purpose of intra business interaction among various subsidiaries of NIIT.
We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to NIIT in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. If the affiliated sites have different privacy practices then the user is required to read their privacy policies.
The cookies installed by the NIIT shall be exclusively for the purpose of retrieving information from you that can be used for the purpose of running the Course of NIIT institution or IT Solution businesses of NIIT. Cookies shall, have limited scope, either for the purpose of students’ enrollment for imparting computer education or for the prospective business parties who will be availing the services of various IT Solutions.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site.
NIIT reserves its right to change, modify or update this privacy statement at any time without notice.