Privacy policy for Smart Tool

ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology hereinafter referred to as We, Us, or Our is concerned about the privacy of the users hereinafter referred to as User of its mobile application ICAR-NIANP FEED CHART Platform. This privacy policy PrivacyPolicy describes Our policies and procedures for collection, use, storage, processing,disclosure and protection of any information, including, but not limited to, business, sensitiveor personal information provided by the User while using the Platform.

This Policy constitutes a legal agreement between the User, as the user of the Platform, and Us,as the owner of the Platform. The User must be a natural person who is at least 18 years of age.If the User is less than 18 years of age, the User must read through this Privacy Policy with his or her parent or legal guardian, and in such a case this Privacy Policy shall be deemed to be acontract between Us and Users legal guardian or parent and to the extent permissible under applicable laws, enforceable against the User

By visiting or accessing the Platform and voluntarily providing Us with information (personal and or non- personal), the User is consenting to Our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party platforms applications that are connected via links to the Platform. If the User does not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, the User shall not proceed further to use and access this Platform.

The use of the Platform by the User will be governed by this Privacy Policy as applicable to the Platform together with all policies, notices, guidelines, disclaimers that are published and shared with the User from time to time which are incorporated herein by way of reference including but not limited to Terms and Conditions and such other terms as may be applicable to the User in his/her capacity as a user of the Platform. This Privacy Policy shall be enforceable against the User in the same manner as any other written agreement.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The User must periodically review the Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices prior to sharing of information or use of the Platform hereof.


The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that the information provided by the User is used, processed, disclosed, and stored in accordance with the applicable laws. The information storedin such manner shall be protected by Us in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains:

a) What information is collected and why such information is collected;

b) How such information is used;

c) How such information can be accessed and updated.

Please read the following Privacy Policy to learn about Our information gathering and dissemination practices.

Information We Collect

We collect information for Our business. You provide some of this information directly, such as when you register on our Platform.

During the use of the Platform by the User and with respect to Users application for use of the Platform, We may collect and process such information from the User, including but not limited to the information mentioned below:

a) Personal Information: This includes the information that can be used to uniquely identify or contact the User. In order to provide access to the Our Platform, and provide relevant information desired by the User, We may collect a variety of Personal Information, including but not limited to, the name, postal address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, government issued identification cards etc. We may collect any other information that We are required to collect as required to provide information specific to the Users requirements and as may be required under applicable law.

Personal Information includes Sensitive Personal Information, which shall consist of information relating to any to the following of an individual:

  a. Passwords,

  b.biometric information (information derived from technologies that measure or analyse physical human characteristics such as voice patterns, fingerprints, facial patterns), information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details.

  d.any of the information received under above clauses by Us for processing, stored or processed under lawful contract or otherwise.

The Personal Information is collected from the User in a voluntary fashion when the User provide the credentials on the Platform. The User may choose to not provide such Personal Information to Us. However, it is clarified that Personal Information may also contain any chats, texts, videos, audios, files which are used or shared by the User, either alone or in conjunction with any other user of the Platform and any such chats, texts, videos, audios, files may be recorded and/or stored by the Platform.

The User is required to ensure that the Users contact information and preferences are accurate, complete and up to date by logging into the User account. We shall also provide the User with the opportunity to request correction of data relating to the User Personal Information if the same is inaccurate or to delete the data. Further, We may decline to process requests which We find to be contrary to the terms laid down under this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws, or which require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or are extremely impractical.

Cookies: Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on a Users PC/device when the User accesses a Website or an application. The Platform may use temporary cookies to help the User access some of the special functions within the database driven areas of the Platform. Once the User leaves Our Platform, these cookies expire.

We partner with certain third parties such as vendors, service providers to offer You some services, and We may receive certain information directly from those third parties. We will not collect Sensitive Personal Information from You unless the collection of such information or data is considered necessary for the purpose for which it is being collected.

Use of the Information

We, or third parties authorised by Us, may use the information provided by the User in the following ways, viz:

(a) Review the information provided by the User in application in order to ascertain the User eligibility for using and participating in the Platform;

(b) To create the User account if required and to support the User with any services related to such account;

(c) Assess the User credentials including but not limited to educational qualifications, work experience as specified in the Users application for shortlisting or selection for the Platform;

(d) To update the User about the status of the Platform and provide the User any agreed assistance or support with respect to the Platform;

(e) To verify whether the User is entitled to access and use the Platform, or any of the products and services made available through the Platform;

(f) To provide any value-added services, either through itself or through a third party service provider in the Platform;

(g) To prevent any abuse, trolling or other acts which may be contrary to law or detrimental to the interest of any other user of the Platform or person;

(h) To prevent any illegal or unlawful acts or any misuse of the Platform by the User or any other user of, or by using, the Platform.

(i) To update the User upon the development and news in relation to the Platform;

(j) To collect any monies owed by the User to any other person using the Platform or to Us;

(k) Provide the User updates for any events conducted by Us;

(l) Conduct research and analysis to detect, prevent, mitigate and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities on the Platform;

(m) Analyze how the Platform is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security;

(n) To help the User efficiently access the Platform;

(o) Monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of viewers, visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns;

(p) To notify the User regarding the account, to troubleshoot problems with the account, to resolve a dispute, to confirm the Users identity in order to ensure that the User is eligible to Use the Platform;

(q) For advertising and marketing communications. We may also share Non-Personal Information with third parties such as, Our advertisers, sponsors, investors, advisors, business partners;

(r) To carry out Our obligations and to process transactions arising from any contracts entered into between the User and Us or the User and any other user of the Platform;

(s) To notify the User about changes on the Platform;

(t) Notify the User, if possible, in the event We become aware of any breach of the security of information of any User and take appropriate action to the best of Our ability to remedy such a breach;

(u) To enable Us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations;

We will use and retain the Users information for such periods as necessary to comply with Our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce Our agreements.

Information Security

(a) We use reasonable safeguards to protect and preserve the integrity and security of the information of the User against unauthorized access, loss, theft, unauthorised, reproduction, use or amendment, disclosure or destruction of information We hold. We use reasonable security practices and procedures and use secure servers as mandated under applicable laws for the protection of information of the User. We review Our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems from time to time.

(b) We limit the disclosure of Personal Information to Our employees, independent contractors including vendors, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, partners and distributors of Our services, on a need-to-know basis, and only if the disclosure will enable that entity to provide Us with business, professional, or technical support or fulfill the Users request. However, We are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the Personal Information of the User. We are also not liable for any voluntary disclosure of Personal Information by the User to any other user of the Platform or any other person who the User have contacted through the Platform.

(d) By using the Platform, the User accepts the inherent security implications of data transmission over the internet and the world wide web which cannot always be guaranteed as completely secure. Therefore, use of the Platform by the User will be at its own risk.

(f) The User agrees and acknowledges that We shall retain all information provided by the User until such time as is required by the applicable law or until it is required for Our internal use, whichever is later.

Information We Share

(a) We may disclose any information provided by the User on the Platform as may be deemed to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside the Users country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside the Users country of residence; (d) to enforce Our Terms and Conditions; (e) to protect Our operations or those of any of Our affiliates; (f) to protect Our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of Our affiliates, the User or others; and (g) to allow Us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that We may sustain.

(b) We may share Personal Information with other corporate entities and affiliates to help detect and prevent identity theft, fraud and other potentially illegal acts and to prevent abuse of Our Platform. We may disclose Personal Information to Our third-party providers including but not limited to those who provide products or services such as contact information verification, payment processing, Platform hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, auditing and legal services and other similar services. In such an event, the third parties use of the Users information will be bound, among other things, by confidentiality obligation and the Privacy Policy. We may store information in locations outside Our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

(c) We may share your Personal Information with our partners, service providers and other users on the Platform so that they provide their services effectively and smoothly as per your requirements.

(d) We may be involved in the transaction of a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, business re-organization, bankruptcy etc. During such a process, We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets which may include the information of the User. However, in such an event of sale or transfer, We shall reasonably ensure that the Users information collected and stored by Us is stored and used by the transferee in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Any such third party to whom We transfer, or sell shall have the right to continue to use the information that the User provide to Us or collected by Us immediately prior to such transfer or sale. On completion of the sale or transfer, the Privacy Policy of the third party shall apply with respect to the information of the User. To stay updated about such business transactions, please read this Policy from time to time.

(e) We assume no liability for any disclosure of information due to errors in transmission, unauthorised third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond Our reasonable control and the User agrees that the User will not hold Us responsible for any breach of security unless such breach has been caused as a direct result of Our gross negligence or wilful default.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our Platform may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites and mobile applications of Our partner networks, affiliates and other third parties, whose privacy policy may differ from that of Ours. The inclusion of a link does not imply any endorsement by Us of the third-party website, the websites provider, or the information on the third-party website. If the User follows a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may be governed by their own privacy policies and We disclaim all responsibility or liability with respect to these policies or the websites. Please check these policies and the terms of the websites before the User submit any information to these websites.

Change in Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way We treat the Personal Information of the User, We will display a notice on the Platform or send the User an email, as provided for above. Unless stated otherwise, this Privacy Policy applies to all information that We have about the User and the Users account. Notwithstanding the above, We shall not be required to notify the User of any changes made to the Privacy Policy. If the User uses the Platform after notice of changes have been sent to the User or published on the Platform, the Users continued use of the Platform shall mean the Users deemed consent to the changed practices.


(a) We provide all our Users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving non-essential communications from Us or on behalf of Our partners after setting up an account.

(b) If the User want to remove the Users contact information from all Our lists and newsletters, please write to us at with unsubscribe as the subject or any button provided on the Platform, as the case may be.

(c) If the User wishes to have the information or data that the User has provided to Us deleted, the User can always do so by sending a request to us on the e-mail id. The User may note that correction or deletion of certain information or data may lead to cancellation of the registration with the Platform or access to certain features of the Platform. The User also agrees and acknowledges that certain data or information cannot be corrected or deleted as required under any applicable law, law enforcement requests or under any judicial proceedings. Any information that is sought to be deleted, whether upon deactivation of the Users account on the Platform or otherwise, shall be deleted from the user interface of the Platform but may be retained on our servers for such period as may be required under applicable laws, Terms and Condition or as per our policy or any third-party vendor engaged by us. The User acknowledges and agrees that We and/or any third-party vendor engaged and authorised by Us shall be entitled to retain such information to the extent required under this clause and We disclaim any liability or obligation not specifically agreed hereunder with respect to such information. The User also agrees that any aggregated information or data based on the analysis or benchmarking activity undertaken by Us, either manually or through related algorithms, shall be Our sole property and We shall neither have the obligation to delete it or provide such aggregated information or data to the User.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information other than such information collected by Us through the Platform. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information the User provides Us through this Platform or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Platform. All such unsolicited information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and We shall be free to use, process or disclose such unsolicited information without any limitations. We make no representation that the content contained on the Platform is appropriate. Our responsibility with respect to such information shall be as per the applicable laws. If the User intends to use or access the Platform from outside territory as may be defined by Us from time to time, the User may do so at the Users own risk and is responsible for compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction.


We have taken every effort to ensure that this Privacy 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 Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information other than the information collected by Us through the Platform.


Any rights or remedies under this Privacy Policies 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.

Governing law and Jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of the Platform or this Privacy Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Bangalore.

Questions and Grievances

The Users grievances, questions or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to Our grievance officer mentioned below:

Compliance Officer
Email Id:


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This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at the address mentioned at the start of this Privacy Policy.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or email us as soon as possible, at the above mentioned address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us at the above mentioned address.