1. Privacy Policy

Date of publication: 06-Feb-2014
The Privacy Policy provided below is with respect to our use and protection of any personal information you provide to us through the www.mycollegeform.com website. College/University or Firefly e-Ventures Limited (hereinafter referred to as FEVL) is the sole owner of the website www.mycollegeform.com. The Policy is applicable to the website. It may also be applicable generally to our other related websites provided it appears at the footer of the page therein. You may be required to provide personally identifiable information at several different points on our website. By accepting the policy at the time of registration, you expressly approve and consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy.

Information Collection

You can visit/surf our website without providing any personal information. However, if you choose to avail of certain services on our website, you shall be required to provide certain information for the registration and/or access to such services/web pages. Such information may include, without limitation, your name, email address, contact address, mobile/telephone number(s), sex, age, occupation, interests, financial information, content, IP address, standard web log information and such other information as may be required for your interaction with the services.

Use

If you choose to provide us with the above mentioned information, you consent to the use, transfer and storage of the information so provided by you on our servers. The information provided by you shall be used by us, including but not limited, to:

  • Improve our website and enable us to provide you the most user-friendly experience which is safe, smooth and customized.
  • Improve and customize our services, content and other commercial /non - commercial features on the website
  • Send you information through Any Medium including (not limited to) SMS, e-mail, other communication material, etc Services for education information in respect of our products, services, special deals, promotions etc.
  • Send you marketing/promotional communications.
  • Send newsletter(s) to you (Provided you subscribe to the same)
  • Send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so;
  • Provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our website (If you participate, we may request certain additional personally identifiable information from you. Moreover, participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore shall have a choice whether or not to disclose such additional information);
  • Provide customer support and the services you request;
  • Resolve disputes, if any and troubleshooting;
  • Avoid/check illegal and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce Agreements;
  • Provide service updates and promotional offers related to our services/products.
  • Comply with any court judgement / decree / order / directive / legal & government authority /applicable law;
  • Investigate potential violations or applicable national & international laws;
  • Investigate deliberate damage to the website/services or its legitimate operation.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address security and/or technical issues.
  • Protect the rights, property or safety of FEVL and/or its Directors, employees and the general public at large and Respond to Claims of third parties.
  • To carry out our own analysis and research.

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our website, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the website. However, your friend may contact us to request that he does not require such services/content/email or we remove the information related to him from our database. Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries with respect to our services/content, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email and / or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources (third parties for this purpose may include our group / holding / subsidiary companies and or our service partners / associates). We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Cookies

We use cookies on the website but do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website. We do not set cookies to store your passwords. If you reject cookies, you will still use our website. We have no access to or control over third party cookies and we don't store any cookies and just use the facility of .net framework for page output cache. This privacy statement does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changing Your Personal Information

You can access and modify your personal information by signing on to the website. We will not modify the information provided by you. However, you must update your personal information as soon as such changes are necessitated.
Where you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it nor shall you be able to close your account. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law(s). However, we will retain your personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, Avoid/check illegal and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce User Agreements; Comply with any court judgment / decree / order / directive / legal & government authority /applicable law; Investigate potential violations or applicable national & international laws; Investigate deliberate damage to the website/services or its legitimate operation; Detect, prevent, or otherwise address security and/or technical issues; Protect the rights, property or safety of college/University/FEVL and/or its Directors, employees and the general public at large; Respond to Claims of third parties; and take such other actions as may be permitted by law.

Account Protection

Your password is the key to your account. You shall be solely responsible for all the activities happening under your username and you shall be solely responsible for keeping your password secure. Do not disclose your password to anyone. If you share your password or your personal information with others, you shall be solely responsible for all actions taken under your username and you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

Business Transaction

In the event college/ University goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter your personal information we treat the data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security nor can we guarantee that third parties shall not unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and that other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that you provide. Therefore, although we work hard to protect your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Links to Other Sites

The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by college/University. Please be aware that we, college/University and/or the website, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the website or to our other related websites provided it appears at the footer of the page therein. It does not apply to third party advertisements which appear on our websites and we suggest you read the privacy statements of such advertisers.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and such other places we deem appropriate so that you are updated about the manner we collect information, what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently at our website.

 

2. Term & Conditions

  • The User of the web-site (hereinafter referred to as "User") must carefully read and agree to the following terms and conditions, including any future amendments (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Terms & Conditions") before using the web-site (www.mycollegeform.com). By using the web-site, User is accepting to be bound by the provisions of these terms & conditions, the privacy policy of the Firefly E Ventures (hereinafter referred to as "FEVL") and the college/university for which application is submitted.
  • These Terms and Conditions and the privacy policy Statement which are hereby incorporated as if set forth fully herein, represent the complete agreement between User and FEVL and College/university for the use of and access to the Services and/or other contents of this website.

 

Registration

  • Some areas of the Site may require you to be or become a registered user or to provide your information details. When and if a user does the same, he/she agrees to
       a) Provide accurate, current and complete information as prompted in the registration form or Application form.
       b) Maintain and update information (including email address) to keep it accurate, and complete
  • A User acknowledges that, if any information provided is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, College / University reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and 'user' use of the Site. A user is requested to note his/her application ID & Transactions ID at the time of filling up the application form & making payments. Hereby a user declares that his/her parents are aware of his/her application to college or university via www.mycollegeform.com, "College Applications" and the permission has been granted by them for unconditional use of the same Upon providing his/her information, the User agrees to the following points:
      a) Make his/her contact details available to College/University; the User may be contacted by College / University for education information through email, telephone and SMS, if the User does not wish to be contacted, he/she shall communicate the same to mycollegeform@hindustantimes.com and necessary action shall then be taken by College/University.
      b) Receive promotional mails/special offers from College/University or any of its associate/partners.
      c) Be contacted by College/University in accordance with the information provided by the User.
      d) College/University reserves the right to use the users mobile and demographic information such as age, sex and location to conduct targeted mobile marketing campaigns even for third parties wishing to advertise using our database.

 

Ownership of Materials and Restrictions

  • All content on this website, including site layout, software, images, photographs, text, services and other similar materials (collectively, "Materials") are the properties of College/University and are protected under the copyright and other intellectual property laws.
  • The User cannot copy, display, distribute, modify, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, create derivative works from, or sell or license all or any part of the Materials, products or services obtained from our website in any medium to anyone. No part of the Website, including logos, graphics, sounds or images, may be reproduced or retransmitted in any way, or by any means, without the prior express written permission of College/University. The User may print or download content from the website for personal, non-commercial use only, provided, he/she adhere to all copyright and other proprietary notices of the website.
  • The User cannot use the services on the site to publish or distribute any information (including software or other content/material) which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is abusive, offensive, profane, pornographic, threatening, or vulgar, which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law.
  • College/University reserves the right to exercise editorial control over the content/ material that is submitted or distributed through its facilities and/or services. The User cannot, without the approval of College/University use the website to publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material, or invite other users of the website to use any goods or services. Similarly, the User cannot use the website to download and redistribute public information or shareware for personal gain or use the facilities and/or services to distribute multiple copies of public domain information or shareware.

 

Application Form and Related Materials

  • The College Application Form and other information, forms and materials provided through the Site, including any data, text, graphics, images, audio and video clips, logos, icons and links (collectively, the "Materials"), are intended to educate and inform you about college application form on College/University.
  • Please necessarily visit the website of the College and also go through the all the documents and material related to the Application & admission, as issued by the College.
  • Complying with any guideline of College or in understanding the procedure etc. shall be the sole liability of users only.
  • You also undertake the responsibility to ensure that the details given by you in Application form are complete and correct. College/University shall not be responsible for REJECTION ARISING OUT OF any incomplete or incorrect information given while filling up the Application form.

 

Payment options

  • You can pay using any of the payment options mentioned in the payment options page.
  • In case of online payment you would have option to pay through Credit Card (CC), Debit Card(DC) and Netbanking.
  • You can also pay through Demand Draft, Bank challan or any other means as per college.

 

Payment related issues

  • This may happen due to technical failure at the Bank or Payment Gateway's end. Do not worry, since your payment is safe and secure. On daily basis we check for such failure cases and initiate the refund of your money. You would receive your money within 7 to 14 working days automatically in such situations.
  • If you are facing any issue with the refund, then just drop an email to mycollegeform@hindustantimes.com mentioning your details (e-mail Id, mobile number, date of payment) or call the admission helpline as mentioned in the homepage.
  • You can check the status of your payment on your application dashboard or Email. In case your payment didn't process, you may have to pay the application fee again to submit the form.

 

Safety

  • Absolutely safe! The payment gateway is 100 % secure & 256 bit SSL certified. Also, all the online payment is PCI complaint, so your data is absolutely safe.

 

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • Your application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If your application is submitted successfully with payment (any payment option), then no cancellation or refund is permitted.
  • You cannot raise a Chargeback with the respective Bank/card issuer to get back the application money, in case you are not admitted in our college. No refund of money will be permitted, if application form is submitted successfully.
  • You can visit the university campus and meet admission department to discuss the situation and request for refund in case of genuine reason.

 

Internet handling / Transaction charges

  • In some cases, we charge additional amount as transactional charges along with your application form fee in case of online payment. This is online payment handling charges we pay to banks.

 

Confirmation & Payment

  • Once your payment is completed, you will be taken to the confirmation page. Your confirmation page will act as a receipt for your payment. You can also download the Application form PDF for your future usage. You can download the Application form PDF in your ‘Dashboard’ as well. A receipt will be sent to your e-mail Id as well. (Email mentioned in the Application form)
  • If you do not receive a application (confirmation) number (in the form of a confirmation page or email) after submitting payment information, or if you experience an error message or service interruption after submitting payment information, it is your responsibility to confirm the same form your booking history or with the Customer Service Department whether or not your order has been placed. Only you may be aware of any problems that may occur during the purchase process. College/ University will not be responsible for losses (monetary or otherwise) if you assume that an order was not placed because you failed to receive confirmation.

 

Disclaimer of Warranty

  • College/University expressly disclaims warranties of any kind for any use of or any access to admission site at www.mycollegeform.com, to any material, information, links, or content presented on the website , to any external website linked thereto, and to any external material, information, links, or content linked thereto including but not limited to personal opinion, expert opinions placed by any users/guests which does not reflect College/University point of view.
  • Neither College/University or its affiliates, nor any third-party content providers or licensors make any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation, that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free; including the server that makes it available, is free from viruses or other harmful components; as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the content or other materials on the website; or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, non-infringement or operation of any content, product or service provided on or accessible from the site.
  • THIS WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON INFRINGEMENT AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), ALL OF WHICH College/University DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

Limitation of Liability:

  • In no event and under no circumstances and under no legal theory, tort, contract, or otherwise shall College/University or mycollegeform.com be liable, without limitation, for any damages whatsoever, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, arising out of any access to or any use of or any inability to access or use this website including any material, information, links, and content accessed through this website or through any linked external website.

 

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India without regard to its conflicts of law principles. The User agrees to submit to the sole jurisdiction and venue for any dispute that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter in Delhi court jurisdiction, India only.

 

License Disclaimer

  • Nothing on any College/University's website shall be construed as conferring any license under any of College/University's or any third party's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication, or otherwise.

 

Content/Materials and Liability

  • College/University shall not be responsible for any errors or an omission contained on admission site, and reserves the right to make changes anytime without notice.
  • Views expressed by the Users are made of their free volition; College/University does not endorse the same. No claim as to the accuracy and correctness of the information on the site is made although every attempt is made to ensure that the content is not misleading. In case any inaccuracy is or otherwise improper content is sighted on the website, please report it to report abuse

 

User Representation

  • The User represents that he/she is not under any legal or other disability which limits his/her ability to comply with these above Terms and Conditions of use and Privacy Policy and or any other relevant terms hereto.
  • User shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her account and passwords or Application ID and Date of birth. The User shall be solely responsible for all activities happening under his/her Username whether authorized or not. User agrees to immediately notify college/university or www.mycollegeform.com of any unauthorized use of his/her Account and Password.
  • College/university reserves the right without prior notice to access, read preserve and/or disclose the personal information of the User including the contents, materials if the same is required:
    a) In order to comply with any court judgment/decree/order/directive,
    b) By any legal/government authority;
    c) By applicable law;
    d) By professional/legal advisers, directors, employees/agents/representatives of college/university or www.mycollegeform.com in connection with these terms or otherwise;
    e) For investigating potential violations of the terms herein or applicable national & international laws;
    f) For investigating deliberate damage to the Services or its legitimate operation;
    g) For responding to service support requests, or
    h) For protecting the rights, property or safety of college/university or www.mycollegeform.com and/or its Directors, employees and the general public at large.

 

No Resale of Service

  • User agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services, from www.mycollegeform.com for any commercial purposes.

 

Use of Website

  • The User represents warrants and covenants that his/her use of the website shall not:

    a) Violate any applicable local, provincial, state, national or international law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation;
    b) Interfere with or disrupt computer networks connected to the website;
    c) Impersonate any other person or entity, or make any misrepresentation as to his/her association with any other person or entity;
    d) Upload, post, transmit, publish, or distribute any material or information for which he/she does not have all necessary rights and licenses;
    e) Upload, post, transmit, publish or distribute any material which infringes, violates, breaches or otherwise contravenes the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right;
    f) Interfere with or disrupt the use of the website by any other user, nor "stalk", threaten, or in any manner harass another user;
    g) Upload, post, transmit, publish, or distribute any material or information which contains a computer virus, or other code, files or programs intending in any manner to disrupt or interfere with the functioning of the Website, or that of other computer systems;
    h) Use the website in such a manner as to gain unauthorized entry or access to the computer systems of others;
    i) Upload, post, transmit, publish or distribute any material or information which constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to other liability, or otherwise violate applicable law;
    j) Upload, post, transmit, publish, or distribute any material or information that is unlawful, or which may potentially be perceived as being harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
    k) Reproduce, copy, modify, sell, store, distribute or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes the website, or any component thereof (including, but not limited to any materials or information accessible through the website);
    l) Use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website; or
    m) Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the website infrastructure.

 

INDEMNITY:

  • By accepting these Terms and Conditions and the privacy policy Statement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless college/university or www.mycollegeform.com, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct,indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of the college/university or www.mycollegeform.com Service; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the college/university or www.mycollegeform.com Service, or iii) any other matter relating to the college/university or www.mycollegeform.com Service.Any reliability or implementation on information which may arise by using this website is the sole responsibility of the users involved.