KEONICS and Karnataka State Data Centre (KSDC) is sensitive to privacy issues on the internet. It is therefore important for you and your higher education institution to know how any information we receive from you and your higher education institution on the internet is treated.
KEONICS and Karnataka State Data Centre (KSDC) respects your privacy and recognizes the need to protect the personally identifiable information i.e. any information by which you can be identified, such as, name, address, contact number, etc.) ("Personal Information") you and your higher education institution share with us. We would like to assure you that we follow appropriate standards when it comes to protecting your privacy on our portal.
- 1. Information we may collect and process :
Our servers collect the Personal Information as required by the HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS). We use this information to assemble aggregate information and assist with our system administration and problem resolution activities. We would like to assure you that the Personal Information provided by you and your higher education institution to us is usually used by us only to respond to your inquiry.
- 2. We may collect the Personal Information from you if you are transacting through our HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS).
- 3. Data recipients, transfer, and disclosure of Personal Information :
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Information to outside parties. This does not include authorized third parties who assist us in servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release, use or disclose your Personal Information when we believe such release of information is necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable statutory requirement, to enforce our site policies, to protect ours or others rights, property or safety as required or permitted by law, or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.
Some of our web pages use "cookies" so that we can better serve you with customized information when you return to our HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS). Cookies are identifiers which portal sends to the browser on your computer to facilitate your next visit to our HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS). You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the option to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze is used to improve our service to you. None of this information is passed to any third party and is used solely by us to provide you with better user experience on the HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS).
- 5. Linked Websites :
Further, this HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS) may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and such other sites are not governed by this policy. We advise you to read their privacy policies before providing your Personal Information to such sites.
- 6. Payment :
All payments are arranged to be executed by you through a secured payment gateway which is compliant with PCI - DSS (Payment Card Industry and IT Data Security Standards compliance) requirements and using authorized SSL security certificate. The data traffic to and from this HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS) is protected through an SSL tunnel using the authorized SSL security certificate. This means all Personal Information you and your higher education institution provided on the HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS) is transmitted using strong encryption mechanism. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.
- 7. Data Security :
We take appropriate steps to protect the information you and your higher education institution share with us. We have implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorized access and improper use or disclosure. We will continue to enhance its security procedures as new technology becomes available, and ensures that its security procedures are compliant with current applicable regulations.
- 8. Changes to this Policy :
- 9. Disclaimer :
The information contained in this site is compiled for the convenience of HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS) users. While utmost care has been exercised while developing this site, Karnataka State Data Centre (KSDC) or KEONICS does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information and disclaims all liabilities, losses, and damages arising out of the use of this information. For any specific/latest information you may contact us.
- 10. General Terms and Conditions :
This HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS) is designed, developed and maintained by KEONICS and Karnataka State Data Centre (KSDC) as a server and storage system. The general terms and conditions for joining and using the system are made available to all users at the time of joining the system and updated version of the same is maintained on the website for permanent reference. By accessing and using the HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS), you unconditionally accept to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the mentioned terms and conditions, please do not access the HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS). Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the content on this HED - Electronic Document Generation System (HED - EDGS), the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, users are advised to verify/check with the Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka and/or other sources, and to obtain appropriate professional advice.