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This website: https://www.thebirbal.com/ (“Website”) is owned and operated by Birbal Strategic Consultants LLP, a company incorporated under the LLP Act, 2008 and having its registered office at New Delhi Through the Website, TheBirbal seeks to facilitate an interactive platform connecting, through the intermediating services of TheBirbal (“Services”), those women who are seeking new employment opportunities (“Candidates”) with persons and entities who are looking to hire, retain or otherwise engage any one or more Candidates from time to time (“Principle”).
The terms ‘TheBirbal’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refer to the owners of this Website. The terms ‘you’ or ‘user’, and all its grammatical variations, refer to the user or viewer of our Website.
Please note that this Policy is only applicable to the users of the Website and the information and data gathered on the Website and not to any other information or website. You are hereby advised to read this Policy carefully and fully understand the nature and purpose of gathering and/or collecting sensitive, personal and other information and the usage, disclosure and sharing of such information. By requesting and consenting to the Services, you hereby also consent to TheBirbal sharing information with third party service providers engaged by TheBirbal for the purpose of the Services and to the transfer and/or storage of user information and data across borders.
- This Policy explains:
- The information we may collect about you online;
- The use and role of cookies and similar technologies on our Website;
- How we will protect and use information we collect about and from you;
- The circumstances in which we might disclose your details to anyone else;
- When we may use your details to contact you; and
- How you can be sure the information we hold about you is accurate and current.
- Information Gathered
In general, you can visit our Website without revealing your identity or any personal information about yourself. However, you may not be able to access significant portions and sections of the Website or use the Services unless you register and sign up for the Services or reveal your identity and/or other information about you.
Information that we collect from you at registration or at any other time will vary depending upon the activity you seek to engage in, and in this respect, if you choose to sign up for our Services as either a Candidate or an Employer, we shall, at the first instance collect a username, password and email address from you. Further, if you are registered on the Website as a Candidate and wish to avail the Services, as part of your profile on the Website, you may be required to provide, inter alia, the following information:
- date of birth;
- contact details;
- current location;
- location preference;
- industry preference;
- expertise preference;
- job type preference;
- educational qualifications and details;
- professional qualifications;
- specific skill sets;
- current employer (if any);
- current designation (if any); and
- desired remuneration.
If you are registered on the Website as an Employer/ principle and wish to avail the Services, as part of your profile on the Website, you may be required to provide, inter alia, the following information:
- name of organization;
- organization’s contact details;
- contact person’s details;
- team size;
- services and expertise;
- company vision;
- company values; and
- women specific policies and facilities.
You understand that the username for your account may be listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results.
In addition, we may collect demographic information such as information about your computer, hardware, software, platform, media, Internet Protocol (IP) address and connection, information about online activity such as feature usage and click paths, and other data that you may provide in surveys or while completing your account profiles. We may combine demographic information with Personal Information to tailor our offerings or web pages to your preferences or interests.
- Sensitive Personal Information
Sensitive Personal Information (“SPI”) means such personal information which consists of information relating to your password; physical, physiological and mental health condition; medical records and history; biometric information, sexual orientation and financial information (such as bank account details or credit card numbers).
However, you acknowledge that in the course of providing the Services, TheBirbal may receive SPI, either when you voluntarily choose to update your profile with information related to your identity, physical and physiological condition or financial information, or from such content posted by you on the Website, and you hereby consent and agree to allow TheBirbal to store and display the SPI collected in this manner on the Website and disclose it in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
It is clarified that with respect to any SPI that you may share with TheBirbal, you have the sole right to determine whether you want to share such information with TheBirbal and/or the Employers, and that you can continue to avail of the Services without the sharing of any SPI. Further, with respect to any SPI that you may share in the course of updating your profile, you have the right to determine the levels of access to such information, by adjusting the privacy settings of your account with the Website.
In this regard, if you choose to maintain a private profile on the Website, any SPI that you share will be collected only by TheBirbal and may be used to collate statistics or provide Services that you request, but will not be shared with other users of the Website without your consent or unless otherwise required by law. If you choose to maintain a public profile, any SPI you share on your profile or on any public forum, feed or journal, may also be accessed by any visitors to the Website.
- Personal Information
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify you and that is not otherwise publicly available, including, but not limited to, your first and last name, age, place of residence and an email address, phone number or other contact information, photograph, as well as any information related to your profession or academic qualifications.
We may collect Personal Information from you when you register and create a profile on the Website to avail the Services, or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. Further, in the case of Candidates registering for the Services, we may use such Personal Information in order to verify your credentials, for the purpose of permitting continued access to our Services or otherwise to contact you in the course of rendering the Services.
- Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our web pages may also utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about your activity on our Website. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by you. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter your Personal Information to gain access to certain parts of our Website.
Tracking technologies may automatically record information such as Internet domain and host names; other information about your geographic location; IP addresses; browser software and operating system types; CPU type; your manner of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); click paths; and dates and times that our Website is accessed.
- Uses of Personal Information
We may use Personal Information and other information received and collected from you to provide the Services you have requested (including sharing your profile with Employers), to enable you to access and update your profile on the Website, or any part thereof, and to contact you upon your request and when otherwise necessary. We may also use Personal Information for auditing, research and analysis, and to operate and improve our Services. In certain circumstances, we may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties. When we use third parties to assist us in processing your Personal Information, we require that they comply with our Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. We may also share such information with third parties in limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and services.
Where we propose to use your Personal Information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.
- Confidentiality and Security
We will keep confidential and protect your SPI and Personal Information except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or in instances where use and disclosure thereof is permitted under this Policy.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the SPI and Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and, once we receive it, for storage and disposal. All information we gather is securely stored within databases controlled by us. The databases are stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password protected and is strictly limited. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information and SPI, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We limit access to SPI and Personal Information to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide Services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Third parties provide certain services available on our Website and on our behalf. We may provide information, including Personal Information, to third-party service providers to help us deliver our products, information, and services efficiently and effectively. Service providers are also an important means by which we maintain our Website and mailing lists. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on our behalf through confidentiality agreements and otherwise. We do not intend to transfer SPI and Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on our behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against our policy to sell SPI and Personal Information collected online without consent.
If you choose to provide us with your SPI and Personal Information, we may transfer that SPI and Personal Information from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your SPI and Personal Information may be collected and stored on servers located in the territory of India and such other countries as we may disclose from time to time.
- Third Party Websites
- Contacting You
- Where you have opted to receive further correspondence;
- To invite you to participate in surveys, opinion polls, etc., about the our services or otherwise (participation is always voluntary);
- To provide you information about our new products and services, where you have specifically agreed to receive this.
- Change of Control
In the event that ownership or control of TheBirbal was to change, your SPI and Personal Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the nature of use of your SPI and Personal Information, TheBirbal will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer of SPI and/or Personal Information, as the case may be.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information and SPI, we wish to maintain accurate and current SPI and Personal Information. Where we collect SPI and Personal Information from you on our Website, should you need to update or correct that SPI and Personal Information, please contact us and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your SPI and Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable. You can obtain the information we currently hold on you by emailing TheBirbal at info@ TheBirbal.com from the email address provided to TheBirbal at the time of registration on the Website. We will use our best efforts to send you the information within 14 days of receipt of your email.
- Termination of User Account
- Consent and Amendments
By using this Website, you consent to the terms of this Policy and to our use and management of Personal Information and SPI for the purposes and in the manner herein provided. Should this Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our Website for a reasonable period of time. Your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Policy.
- Applicable Law
This Policy and information contained herein shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of India and the courts of Delhi, India shall retain exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings in relation to any disputes arising out of the same.
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