Thank you for visiting our website located at sesameworkshopindia.org referred herein after as the ‘Site’. The site is owned and operated by Sesame Workshop India Trust – a public charitable trust. Sesame Workshop India Trust is also referred to as “we,” “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Information Submitted by Users

In the areas of the Site where we collect “personally identifiable information” from users, we may explain within those areas the general purposes for collecting the information and will use the information to carry out such purposes (such as collecting your email address if you request to get information on new career opportunities) and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. “Personally identifiable information” includes, for example, an individual’s name, e-mail address, or any other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline.

Through this website, we only seek to collect personally identifiable information only from adults.

Our Services Providers (as defined below) may have access to your personally identifiable information as necessary to provide their services. They are required to maintain the privacy of all such information in their possession or control and can only use the information for the purpose that we have contracted them. We do not sell or exchange email addresses with third parties for their own purpose.

Information Collected Automatically

We also collect information by various technical means, without your submitting any information, in order to help us understand the usage of the Site (such as the number of visitors to the Site and the most popular pages) and to enhance the user experience (such as whether you have a high or low bandwidth connection to the Internet). The information collected in this way generally is not personally identifiable information. We also collect information by various technical means, without your submitting any information, in order to help us understand the usage of the Site (such as the number of visitors to the Site and the most popular pages) and to enhance the user experience (such as whether you have a high or low bandwidth connection to the Internet). The information collected in this way generally is not personally identifiable information.

A “cookie” is a piece of information that a web site transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. As a user moves from page to page at our Site, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same user. We also may use a cookie to keep track of your selections. You may set your Internet browser to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer, you may not be able to use certain services or features on the Site.

We also maintain web logs that record basic information about visitors to our Site such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address for their computers and the type of browser and operating system they use. An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. We may use your IP address to gather aggregate information on the use of the Site, but we will only be able to identify you individually if we link the IP address to you as a particular user.

Additional Uses and Disclosures of Information

We may use third parties to help operate our Site and deliver our services (our “Services Providers”), and we may share the information we collect with them, to use on our behalf, in order to help us operate our Site and deliver our services.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

The information shared with us is private and confidential. However in case of requests by the competent enforcement agencies and/or government authorities we would be liable to share the information as may be required under the provisions of any applicable existing laws.

Please understand that if you choose to not receive promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, and communications with us.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include third party links. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

No, we do not allow third party behavioral tracking.

Security

We will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive information collected on the Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personally identifiable information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at conactus_india@sesame.org  with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.

Service Providers

We contract with third parties to provide certain services to facilitate the operations of our Site (“service providers”), such as to manage the analytics information about usage of our Site. Our service providers will be given access to your information only as is reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted. They will be required to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy in their handling of personal information.

Links From the Sites to Third Party Sites

When you are on our Site, you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other site. When you link to such third party site, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours. You should review these third party site privacy policies regarding any personally identifiable information that they may collect about you at their site. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party site and your use of such site is at your own risk.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Whenever this Privacy Policy for our Site changes, we will post the changes to the Site, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If you do not agree to the changes, please do not continue to use the Site. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Site or sending you an e-mail if we have your e-mail address.

Effective date: December 1, 2015