Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy (hereinafter, “Policy”) is to describe how Origiin IP Academy, (hereinafter, “Origiin”) collects, uses and shares information about you through our website, owned and controlled by us (hereinafter, the “Site”). As used in these Terms of Use, the terms “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Origiin, its affiliates and its group entities (collectively, “Affiliated Entities”). Please read this Policy carefully to understand what we do and if you do not understand any aspects of this Policy, please feel free to contact us at [-INSERT EMAIL ID-]. Your use of our Site is also governed by our “Terms of Use”.

This Policy covers information that we collect from you through our Site. Some of our Site’s functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for features or services related to the Online Courses, personal information is required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Site, then the only information that we collect will be “Non-Personal Information” (i.e., information that cannot be used to recognize you). Non-Personal Information includes information, such as, the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Site, you may need to submit “Personally Identifiable Information” (hereinafter, “PII”) (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). PII may include the information, such as, your name, address, mobile number and email address, along with other personal details. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the PII that you submit to us. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you.

Please understand that by submitting any PII to us, you consent and agree that we may collect, use and disclose such PII in accordance with this Policy and our Terms of Use, and as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not provide any PII to us. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, or if you choose not to provide us with any required PII, we may not be able to provide you with the services that can be offered on our Site.

We gather two types of information about users through the Site:

4.1 Non-Personal Information:

When users come to our Site, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal 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 Site. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site. Although such information is not PII, 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.
We also use or may use cookies and/or web beacons to help us determine and identify repeat visitors, the type of content and sites to which, a user of our Site links, the length of time each user spends at any particular area of our Site, and the specific functionalities that users choose to use. Essentially, cookies are a user’s identification card for our servers. Web beacons are small graphic files linked to our servers that allow us to track your use of our Site and related functionalities. Cookies and web beacons allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at our Site. Cookies and web beacons are not used to retain PII. From time to time we may also use additional typical methods of collecting data.

4.2 Personally Identifiable Information:

We collect PII that you provide to us at the time you register for an account, update or change information for your account, purchase online courses or services, and/or participate in Online Courses or other services on our Site. We may use the PII that you provide, in order to respond to your questions, provide you the specific course and/or services you select, send you updates about Online Courses offered by us or other events, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates.

4.2.1 Account Registration:

If you register for an account on our Site, you may be required to provide us with PII such as your name, mobile number and email address etc.

4.2.2 Updates:

We may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered users. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with PII such as your name, mobile number and email address.

4.2.3 Participation in Online Courses:

Origiin offers users the opportunity to participate in an Online Course on or through the Site. If you desire to participate in a course, you will be asked to provide us with certain information necessary to conduct such a course. This information may include, among other things, your name, mobile number and email address.
If you participate in an online course, we may collect from you certain user-generated content, such as assignments you submit, etc. We also collect course data, such as user responses to quizzes, exams and surveys.

4.2.4 Communications with Origiin:

We may receive PII when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.

4.2.5 Third Party Sites:

We may receive PII when you access or log-in through a third party site, e.g., Facebook, Linkedin from our Sites. This may include the text and/or images of your PII available from the third party site.

4.2.6 Surveys:

We may receive PII when you provide information in response to a survey operated by us.
Partner sites providing Online Course related tools and services to Origiin users may collect nonfinancial individual level user data regarding the individual’s use of that partner site while engaged with such Online Course related activities, and the partner sites may share that data with Origiin for the purpose of improving Origiin’s services, the partner site’s services, and the individual’s education experience. This data includes information such as the amount of time spent on the partner site and pages viewed.

4.2.7 Third Party Credit Card Processing:

Origiin provides you with the ability to pay for Online Courses and other services using a credit card through a third party payment processing service provider. Please note that our service provider – not Origiin – collects and processes your credit card information.

5.1 Non-Personal Information:

We use Non-Personal Information to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use it for other business purposes.

5.2 Personally Identifiable Information:

Except as set forth in this Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, Origiin will not disclose any PII that we gather from you on the Site. In addition to the other uses set forth in this Policy, we may disclose and otherwise use PII as described below. We may also use it for research and business purposes, including improving and customizing the Site and the products and services we offer.

5.3 Updates:

We use PII collected from you at the time of sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Site or an Online Course. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.

5.4 Participation in Online Courses:

We use the PII that we collect from you, when you participate in an Online Course through the Site for processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking progress and completion of an Online Course.

5.5 Communications with Origiin:

When you send us an email message or otherwise contact us, we may use the information provided by you to respond to your communication and/or as described in this Policy. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.

5.6 Disclosure to Origiin Operations and Maintenance Contractors:

We use various service providers, vendors and contractors (collectively, “Contractors”) to assist us in providing our products and services to you. Our Contractors may have limited access to your PII in the course of providing their products or services to us, so that we, in turn can provide our products and services to you. These Contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Site or the Online Course. Access to your PII by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.

5.7 Government Authorities, Legal Rights and Actions:

Origiin may share your PII with various government authorities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights or to protect our property; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. We also may share your PII, when we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of ORIGIIN, the Site, our users, customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Use and other agreements.

5.8 Disclosure to Acquirers:

Origiin may disclose and/or transfer your PII to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of Origiin to which your PII relates.

For your convenience we may provide links to sites operated by organizations other than Origiin (“Third Party Sites”) that we believe may be of interest to you. We do not disclose your PII to these Third Party Sites without obtaining your consent. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Sites. If you choose to click on a link to one of these Third Party Sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other site to understand how that Third Party Site collects and uses your PII.

We consider the confidentiality and security of your information to be of the utmost importance. We will use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures to keep your PII confidential and secure and will not share it with any of the third party (ies), except as otherwise provided in this Policy, or unless we have good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. Because the Internet is not a 100% secure environment we cannot guarantee the security of PII, and there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your information over the Internet will be intercepted. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted.

You can access your PII and confirm that it remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners by logging into the Site and visiting your user account page. You may also contact us [–INSERT EMAIL ID–]. We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your PII.
If you have any privacy-related questions, unresolved problems, or complaints you may contact us via [–INSERT EMAIL ID].

Origiin’s Sites are primarily operated and managed on servers located and operated in India. In order to provide our services to you, we may send and store your personal information (also commonly referred to as personal data) outside of the country where you reside or are located, including India. Accordingly, if you reside or are located outside of India, your personal information may be transferred outside of the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide the same level of protection for your personal information. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when it is transferred. By using and accessing services, users who reside or are located in countries outside of India agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personal information on servers located outside of the country where they reside, and that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of their residence or location.

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that these practices are subject to change. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Site. We will notify you of any material change to this Policy. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Policy.

Origiin strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain PII on our Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any PII of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such PII.