We respect your privacy and strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This privacy statement sets forth our online data collection and usage policies and practices. By using our services, you consent to the policies and practices described in this statement. Your data will be stored and processed on our servers which may be inside or outside India and your usage of the Services constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of India. Our Services may contain links to other website over which we have no control and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you navigate from our Services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these other websites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. This privacy statement applies solely to the information we collect on internshala.com and its sub-domains and not to information collected otherwise.
2.1 Personal information provided by you: In some areas of our Services, we request you to provide or submit personal information including your name, address, email address, telephone number, contact information, billing information, education details, college and school details, institute enrolment number (if applicable) and any other information from which your identity is discernible. We also collects or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your PIN code, age, preferences and gender. Example of such a situation could include, but is not limited to when you sign up to use our service, post a resume or enter a contest or survey.
2.2 While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) that can be used to contact or identify you. PII includes, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, postal address, email address and other information that by itself, or in conjunction with other information, can be used to specifically identify you. However, PII does not include aggregated information that, by itself, does not permit identification.
2.3 Information that we collect when you use our Services includes:
(i) information provided by you to use our platform:
When you sign up and register with us through the Website and/or App, we ask you for certain information. This will include but not limited to your
The above list of details is not exhaustive and further, we ask you for certain information pertaining to your academic status for an accurate evaluation of your career and education situation (“Mandate Information”)
(ii) Log Data
With the help of third parties like Google and Facebook, Instagram, twitter we collect information that your browser or mobile device sends to them whenever you visit our Services ("Log Data"). This Log Data includes information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, geolocation and geospatial data, browser type and browser version. In case you are accessing the App, we may collect certain mobile device information such as device ID, model number, operating system, global positioning data, application, and other related information. We also collect data on the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, default language and user preferences, and other similar usage related statistics. We may assign each user of the Services unique identifiers to help keep track of future visits.
(iii) Payment information
Our Services may require you to make payments on the Platform. When you are making any payments, we collect billing details from you such as your name, name of company, billing address, contact number, payment method and IP address, and then redirect you to a secure payment service provider platform operated by our payments partner(s) Paytm, Razorpay etc. and other payment partners which may be added time to time. We do not store any payment related information such as credit/debit card details and/or bank details.
We advertise in several ways, including online through managed social media presences, and on other unaffiliated sites and mobile applications. To understand how our advertising campaigns are performing, we may collect certain information via our Sites through our advertising service providers. We or our vendors use several common online tracking tools to collect information about our users, such as browser cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. The information we collect includes IP addresses, the number of page visits, pages viewed via our Sites, search engine referrals, browsing activities over time and across other websites following your visit to one of our Sites or applications, and responses to advertisements and promotions on the websites and applications where we advertise. We do not permit third parties to advertise on our Site.
We also use certain information to:
(v) Controlling Our Tracking Tools.
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so, however, depends on your browser and the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject all browser cookies. If you configure your computer to block all cookies, you may disrupt certain web page features, and limit the functionality we can provide when you visit or use our Sites. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking that we have described in this policy will stop. Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These browser features are still not uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
(vi) Controlling Online Interest-Based Ads.
We sometimes work with online advertising vendors to provide you with relevant and useful ads. This may include ads served on other companies’ websites. These ads may be based on information collected by us or third parties. For example, your geographical location may be used to target an ad for people in your area. These ads may also be based on your activities on our Sites or on third party websites.
(vii) Information received from others
We may combine information about you that we already have with information we obtain from other sources, to provide you a better end user experience or to improve the quality of our Services. Examples of information we may receive from other sources includes details of the Mandate Information available to us, customer support or enrolment information, page view, search term and search result information, and credit or identity information which we may use to detect fraud.
Please note that we use google analytics and other similar kinds of tools for the purpose of analytics and measurement of the Services. For example, we may use the data gathered from your usage of the Services by Instagram, facebook, twitter etc. to design new products or services, or to make our existing offerings under the Services more user friendly
We use your PII and other information collected from you for the following purposes:
a) All data storage of your PII or other information collected from you may be stored and processed on computers located at the cloud servers provided by the Amazon Web Service. Through your use of the Services, you unequivocally consent to the processing and storage of your information.
b) We store some of your information on your device for subsequent retrieval and utilisation. We take commercially reasonable care to encrypt this information on your device with passwords or other secrets supplied by you. Such information stored on your personal device is subject to the security offered by your device, browser and other components. You understand and agree that we cannot be held responsible for any compromise of access to your personal device, for loss of information, theft or for any exploits or logic attacks on your device through malware or other software or hardware that is outside the control of our Services.
c) Although the security of your PII and other information is important to us, do remember that no method of electronic storage, or method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable and standard means to protect your information, including internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, we cannot guarantee absolute security in this regard. You provide your information and PII to us at your own risk.
We may employ third parties to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to help us analyse how the Services are used, or to perform Service-related services. We may share your information with third-parties in the following circumstances:
6.1 All financial information collected on the Platform is used solely to enable payments as consideration for the Services. No financial information collected on the Platform is used for marketing or promotional purposes. Remember that if you provide any PII directly to a third party, such as through a link on the Website or the App, the processing is typically based on their standards (which may not be the same as ours);
6.3 We may use external advertising companies to serve advertisements when you have visited our website. These companies may use anonymised information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
6.4 We may share PII with our parents, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates or as part of any sale, merger or acquisition;
6.5 We will never sell your PII to unaffiliated third-parties without your approval at the time of collection. You agree to inform us of any changes to your PII, and to protect the security of your username, password and PII.
7.1 Your Personal Information is maintained by us in electronic form on its equipment. Such information may also be converted to physical form from time to time. The company takes all necessary precautions to protect your personal information both online and off-line and implements reasonable security practices and measures including certain managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures that are commensurate with respect to the information being collected and the nature of our business.
7.2 No administrator at the company will have knowledge of your password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password, your computer and your mobile phone. Be sure to log off from the Website when finished. We does not undertake any liability for any unauthorised use of your account and password. If you suspect any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org You shall be liable to indemnify the company due to any loss suffered by it due to such unauthorized use of your account and password.
7.3 Notwithstanding the above, the company is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your Personal Information by our partners and third parties outside the scope of our agreement with such partners and third parties. Further, we shall not be responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties or events that are beyond the reasonable control of the company including but not limited to, acts of government, computer hacking, unauthorised access to computer data and storage device, computer crashes, breach of security and encryption, poor quality of Internet service or telephone service of the User etc.
If you are a student, you may edit your personal information and profile by visiting your resume section. Certain data (such as applications you may have made) cannot be edited.
If you are an employer, you may edit your personal information and information about your organization by visiting the profile (personal details and organization details) section. Certain data (such as jobs, internships you may post, applications you may have processed) cannot be edited.
Our customer support team will be happy to help you with this. Please write to us at email@example.com
a. For opt-in
For a user to receive our newsletters, student/employer digests and/or any other marketing communication from us over email; We follows a double opt-in policy where after submitting your email address you need to verify it by clicking on a verification link that we would send to you over given email address. Until the email is verified, you would not receive the newsletter or any marketing communication from us.
b. For opt-out
Marketing/ Digests/ Newsletter: Every newsletter and promotional communication from us contains an 'Unsubscribe' link that you can click on to stop receiving any future newsletters and promotional content from us on your email. It may take upto 7 days for your unsubscription request to be processed.
We require to send users transactional communication as this is required for proper functioning of our service. If you wish to discontinue receiving any transactional communication from us, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not intended for children under 13 years of age. If you are less than 13 years old at the time of your first visit to our website, you are prohibited from using the website further entirely on your own. You may do so under parental guidance. However, please note that we have no way of determining your age when you visit our website or whether you have parental supervision available or not. We do not intend to and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. However, since we do not collect information on a user's birth date and proof of same, there is no foolproof way for us to ensure the same.
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has provided the below rights to the EU residents:
EU residents can exercise these rights by raising a request directly at email@example.com
14.1 Upon receiving a deactivation request, we will deactivate your account and all PII and Sensitive Personal Information collected by us will be destroyed. We retain non-personally identifiable information indefinitely for the purposes of analytics, subject to such information being kept separate from other information that may constitute PII or that may, in combination with such non-personally identifiable information, render the information personally identifiable.
Email ID firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies are small pieces of text stored by a website you visit in your browser and subsequently sent by your web browser in every request to the website. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Site or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you. Essentially, cookies are a user’s identification card for the SkillsConnect.com servers. Cookies allow SkillsConnect.com to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on our site. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Websites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may analyse or perform analysis based on the use of these technologies and generate reports on an individual and aggregated basis.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to SkillsConnect.com or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by SkillsConnect.com when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
Essential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called "strictly necessary" as without them we cannot provide many services that you need on the Website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Website. Essential cookies also keep you logged in into a website. Without them the login functionality would not work.
These cookies track information about visits to the SkillsConnect.com and partner (recruiter websites) websites so that we can make improvements and report our performance. For example: analyse visitor and user behaviour so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the Websites, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Websites. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.
Functionality or Preference Cookies
During your visit to the Websites, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Websites. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Websites to optimize your use of SkillsConnect.com. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Websites you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These Cookies are placed by third party advertising platforms or networks or SkillsConnect.com in order to, deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called "behavioural" "tracking" or "targeted" advertising) on the Websites. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on SkillsConnect.com websites or other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited the websites.
SkillsConnect.com may also have some cookies for its own analytics i.e. analytics not part of Google Analytics. Such cookies help generate statistics and reports about visitors and their activities on the website or app.
We may use web analytics services on SkillsConnect.com, such as those of Google Analytics. These services help us analyse how users use the services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information collected by the technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by such service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to online marketing, as described in the following sections.
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. We work with website analytics and advertising partners, including Google Display Network, Facebook, etc. to deliver SkillsConnect.com advertisements on third party publisher websites - these partners may set cookies on your computer's web browser. These cookies allow our partners to recognize your computer so that the ad server can show you SkillsConnect.com advertisements elsewhere on the Internet, and so that our analytics software can measure your engagement and interactions while using SkillsConnect.com services. In this way, ad servers may compile anonymous, de-identified information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw our advertisements, whether or not you interacted with our advertisements, and actions performed on subsequent visits to SkillsConnect.com websites and applications. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you, and it allows SkillsConnect.com to optimize the performance of our advertising campaigns and the usability of our website. In other words, we use analytics data in concert with data about our online ads that have been shown using the Google Display Network, Facebook for Advertisers, or other online advertising networks. By doing so, we can understand how anonymous users interacted with our website after seeing our ads.
We use trusted partners to help us service advertising, who may place cookies on your device. We also pull through content from social networks into our own pages, such as embedded Facebook feeds. The social networks, such as Facebook, Google, etc. may themselves also put cookies on your machine. If a user logs into Facebook, Twitter or Google+ via our website, they will leave a cookie on the users' computer. This is the same process as if the user logs into these social networks directly.
We also use Google Analytics on our Services to help us analyse how our Services are used. Google Analytics uses performance cookies to track customer’s interactions. For example, by using cookies, Google can tell us which pages our users view, which are most popular, what time of day our websites are visited, whether visitors have been to our websites before, what website referred the visitor to our websites, and other similar information. All of this information is anonymized.
We suggest that you should check the respective privacy policies for these external services to help you understand what data these organisations hold about you and how they process it.
SkillsConnect.com occasionally advertises on third party websites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or "action tags," which count visitors who have come to our site after being exposed to a SkillsConnect.com banner ad on a third party site. Our partners may also use web beacons to collect data in the aggregate as provided by your browser while you are on our site or another site where SkillsConnect.com is third party.
By navigating on our site, you agree that we can place cookie and web beacons on your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive web beacons, then you should stop using our site, or consult your browsing settings.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you choose to turn off these cookies, you will still see advertising on the internet but it may not be tailored to your interests. It does not mean that you won't be served any advertisements whilst you are online. Whilst we have mentioned most of the third parties involved in using targeting or advertising cookies in the preceding section , the list is not exhaustive and is subject to change. Therefore, even if you choose to turn off all the third-party cookies listed in section , you may still receive some tailored advertisements and recommendations.
There are a number of ways you can manage what cookies are set on your devices. Essential cookies, however, cannot be disabled. If you do not allow certain cookies to be installed, the website may not be accessible to you and/or the performance, features, or services of the website may be compromised.
You can also manage this type of cookie in the privacy settings on the web browser you are using. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others' websites. Please see below for more information.
Changing your Cookie Settings: The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
More information : To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org . You can learn more about opting out of receiving interest-based ads from other companies at optout.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org/choices. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, like Facebook (pixels) and Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here. For further information about the Facebook Pixel, click here.