Term of Use

Last Updated On: April 15, 2016

Compliance Watcher, is a Firm engaged in the business of providing a cloud based software solution to manage and track regulatory, legal and business internal compliances. Protecting consumer privacy is important to the firm. The firm and its affiliates in the India and across other countries (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Watcher / Watcher" "firm", "We / we", "Us / us" or "Our / our" which expression shall mean and include its affiliates, successors and permitted assigns) adhere to the law concerning the transfer of personal data. Accordingly, we follow the law published by the Government of India ("Principles") with respect to that data. If there is any conflict between this Privacy Policy (the "Policy") and the Principles, the Principles shall prevail. This Policy describes your privacy rights regarding our collection, use, storage, sharing, and protection of Your Personal information that you may provide via this Website and the policies adopted by us to that effect. It applies to the www.compliancewatcher.com Website (the "Website” / “website") and all related sites, applications, Services (as defined under the Terms of Use) and tools where this policy is referenced, regardless of how you access or use them. Please be sure to read this entire Policy before using or submitting information to this site.

The personal information provided to or gathered by Watcher is controlled by Compliance Watcher. If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on the Watcher services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, you should not become a customer of Watcher or visit Our website. If you have already registered, you should close your account.

Watcher reserves the right to modify the Policy without prior consent of the Users. In case of any material changes to the Policy, the Users will be notified by email (sent to the email address specified in the User's account) or by means of a notice on this Website prior to the change becoming effective. The Users are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information on its privacy practices. The term "User(s)" shall mean and include all companies and private organizations that visit the Website and provide information to Watcher through any of the modes referred to in the clause on "Collection of Information" below.

1. Your Consent

Use of this site establishes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and to the terms of Our Policy. Whenever you submit information / data via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information / data in accordance with this Policy.

2. Anonymous User Information

Watcher collects some anonymous information each time you visit a website so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. We collect your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type. You do not have to register with watcher before we can collect this anonymous information.

3. Individual User Information

From time-to-time the watcher website request information from you that may identify you personally in addition to the anonymous information described above. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, e-mail address, billing address, and zip code), and demographic / organisation constitution information (such as status, type, nature of business and other related). Watcher will not use or disclose your individual user information except as described in this privacy policy.

Watcher collects individual user information in ways mention in this policy:

4. Collection of Information

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

The term "Personal information / personal information" or "information / Information" or “Data / data” shall mean information that (I) is transferred from any other country to India / any other country (II) is recorded in any form; and (III) is about, pertains to, or can be associated with a specific person and could be used to identify that person.

We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it can no longer be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify a specific person. If you are using the Website on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you are yet, jointly and severally, bound by this policy even if your entity has a separate arrangement with us.

This site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail. During the use of the website, we may collect and process such information from the users, including but not limited to the below mentioned:

4.1 When you visit the website or use Watcher services, we collect information sent to us by your computer or other access device. The information sent to us includes data on the pages you access, your computer IP address, device identifiers, and the type of operating system you are using, your location, mobile network information, standard web log data and other information. Web log data includes the browser type you are using and traffic to and from our site. When you visit the website or use Services, We also collect information about your transactions and your activities.

4.2 Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).

4.3 Information that the users provide to Watcher by filling in forms on the website. This includes contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number, financial information including but without limitation, if any, unique identifiers such as user name, account number, password and preferences information such as favorite lists and transaction history;

4.4 Information that the users provide when the users write directly to Watcher (including by way of e-mail);

4.5 Information that the users provide to Watcher over telephone. Watcher may make and keep a record of the information shared by the users with Watcher;

4.6 Information relating to logs is automatically reported by the user's browser each time the user accesses a web page. When the user uses the Website, Watcher servers automatically record certain information that the user's web browser sends whenever the user visits any website. These server logs may include information such as the user's web request, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, referring/ exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. Watcher uses this information, which does not identify users, to evaluate trends, to administer the website, to track users' movements around the website and to gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. Watcher does not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

4.7 You may also choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as social media sites (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). The information we may receive varies by site and is controlled by that site. By associating an account managed by a third party with your Watcher account and authorizing Watcher to have access to this information, you agree that Watcher may collect, store and use this information in accordance with this Policy.

5. Surveys or Contests

Information that the users provide to Watcher by completing surveys, questionnaire, etc.

From time to time, watcher may conduct surveys or contests on a website. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose individual user information to the watcher. Contest information will be shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes or other. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Watcher website. We may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests. These organisation may use your personal information to help the watcher website communicate with you about offers from the watcher website and our marketing partners. Such third parties do not have watcher permission to use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.

6. Mergers; Business Transitions

In the event Watcher goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company / organisation, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

7. Notice of Use of Information

At Watcher, we use the information we obtain about our user / customers for the following activities:

a. To provide, deliver and assist us in providing and delivering any products and services to you and to help us improve and develop these services;

b. To send You and keep You informed about commercial communications, subject to any choices You have made, about Watcher or third party products and services, loyalty programmes or other updates;

c. To verify any of the information You provide in order to effect, administer and enforce transactions, to manage Our customer relationships, to provide the requested products and services, to sign up agents, to ensure Your eligibility for any services, or products You apply for, and to maintain accuracy of Our records;

d. To allow you to change web pages during your visit without having to re-enter your password;

e. To store your preferences and other information and to track activity on our website;

f. To better understand the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns;

g. To deliver Information specific to your interests on additional websites;

Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Policy.

In the event the information is collected for a purpose other than that stated herein, the Firm shall inform you of the purpose for which it collects and uses the personal information and the types of non-agent third parties to which the Firm discloses or may disclose that information. Firm shall provide you with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are asked to provide personal information to the Firm, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before the Firm uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected for.

8. Choice to Opt Out

In connection with our services, products and/or promotions, we may disclose your information to non-agent partners from time to time. If you wish that your information is not disclosed to non-agent partners, then we may not be able to provide services, products and promotions to you.

If you need additional information on how your information may be disclosed to non-agent partners, please write to info@compliancewatcher.com

9. Sharing of Personal information

We may share personal information with our other corporate entities and affiliates, non-agent partners who represent us across various jurisdictions, and who would be assisting us in providing the services as sought by you. While Watcher endeavors to ensure that the personal information shared with other corporate entities, affiliates and partners are not subject to misappropriation or misuse, and that the third-party subscribes to the principles or are subject to applicable law providing the same level of privacy protection as is required by the principles and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. Watcher shall not be responsible for misappropriation or misuse of personal information that may be attributed to such corporate entities and affiliates, partners.

We may also share personal information with our other corporate entities and affiliates, partners to help detect and prevent identity theft, fraud and other potentially illegal acts; correlate related or multiple accounts to prevent abuse of our services; and to facilitate joint or co-branded services that you request where such services are provided by more than one corporate entity. Those entities and affiliates may not market to you as a result of such sharing unless you explicitly choose so.

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. We may disclose personal information to law enforcement offices, third party rights owners, or others in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Use or Policy; respond to claims that an advertisement, posting or other content violates the rights of a third party; or protect the rights, property or personal safety of our users or the general public.

We and our affiliates will share some or all of your personal information with another business entity should we (or our assets) plan to merge with, or be acquired by that business entity, or re-organization, amalgamation, restructuring of business.

10. Data Security

Firm shall take reasonable steps to protect the information from loss, misuse and authorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Firm has ensured that appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been put it place whether personally or through a third party, to safeguard and secure the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the internet.

Firm shall only access personal information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by you.

11. Cookies

The Website uses "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that's stored on your computer, tablet, phone or other device when you visit a website that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

Third parties may also serve cookies via this website. These third party cookies are used for the following purposes:

• To assist content on our site and track whether this content is clicked on by users.

• To govern how often you are shown particular content.

• To count the number of unknown users of our site.

• For website usage study.

We use session cookies for the following purposes:

• To allow you to carry information across pages of the website and avoid having to re-enter information.

• Within registration to permit you to access stored information.

• To compile unknown, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us advance the structure of our website.

We use persistent cookies for the following purposes:

• To help us recognize you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content to match your favorite interests.

• To compile unknown, aggregated statistics that allow us to know how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our website.

• To internally identify you by email address, account name, customer ID, and location (geographic and computer ID/IP address).

• To tailor content to your likings.

You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to elect whether to accept it.

You can also set your browser to block the placing of cookies at all, but you should understand that this can limit the use of our website or services.

12. Links to Other Sites

Our website links to other websites that may collect personally recognizable information about you. Please be informed that Watcher does not control other websites and that, in any case, this Policy does not apply to those websites. We inspire you to read the privacy and cookie policy of every website that you visit.

13. E-Mail Address

If you subscribe to our e-mail alerts, we collect your e-mail address. This address will only be used for keeping you informed as indicated. If you wish to unsubscribe from our e-mail alert list, you can do so at any moment as indicated in every e-mail you receive or by contacting us through Watcher. E-mail ID provided use for intimation of alter for the task inserted by you or created in accounts. It is also use for further communication.

14. Tell-A-Friend

If the user desires to introduce Watcher / the website to any other person / entity, the user will be asked to provide such person / entity's name and email address. Watcher will send such person / entity an email inviting it or to visit the website. Watcher stores this information for the purpose of sending this email and keeping a record of the number of persons / entities so referred by the users. Watcher may send additional emails to the said person / entity in connection with services offered by Watcher.

15. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account

You have a right to (I) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Watcher; (II) change or remove your content, and (III) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account, your information will generally be removed from the Service within 2 to 4 days. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information within thirty (30) days or more of account closure, except as noted below.

16. Data Retention / Holding

We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. Watcher may preserve your personal information even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, and resolve disputes that may come up, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Policy and Our Terms of Use. We may retain personal information, for a limited period of time, if requested by legal or Governmental Authorities. Watcher’s customer service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but We generally delete or de-personalize closed account data consistent with the above mentioned section, except in the case of our plug-in impression data, which we will try to de-personalize at the time of collection, but in any event, we will de-personalize within fifteen (15) days or more.

17. Severability

Watcher has made every effort to ensure that this Policy adheres with the applicable laws. The invalidity or unenforceability of any part of this Policy shall not prejudice or affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Policy.

18. No Waiver

The rights and remedies available under this Policy may be exercised as often as required and are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law. It may be waived only in writing. Delay in exercising or non-exercise of any such right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, or any other right or remedy.

19. Enforcement

The firm uses a self-assessment approach to confirm compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate and comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, entirely implemented and assessable and in conformity with the principles. We inspire interested person to raise any concern using the contact information provided and we will investigate and make effort to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal processes, we agree to dispute resolution using (an independent resource mechanism) as a third party resolution provider.

20. Foreign Jurisdiction

Watcher makes no representation that the content contained on the website is correct to be used or accessed outside the India. If the users use or access the website from outside the India, they are requested to do an independent research on their compliance with the laws of the relevant jurisdiction wherein they are domiciled.

21. Contact

Any questions, grievances or concerns regarding the firm’s Policy or data gathering and processing practices should be addressed at support@compliancewatcher.com