The JCB Website and the JCB Online Services are offered in compliance with the laws of India. If you are accessing or using JCB Website or the JCB Online Services from an overseas location, you do so at your own risk, and shall be solely liable for compliance with any applicable local laws.
Information collected through the JCB Website and Third-Party Service Providers: We collect your Personal Information if you access or use the JCB Website or the JCB Online Services. Further, if you register to participate in any of our promotional campaigns or subscribe to our latest announcements and newsletters or avail any other JCB Online Services, we may collect the following contact information from you: Your name, phone number, email address, salutation, description of your organisation, and where applicable, proof of citizenship of the authors of the entries submitted by you for the JCB Prize for Literature. It is clarified that the Contact Information along with any other information you submit to us or through your use of the JCB Online Services will be considered to be part of Personal Information. You are providing your Personal Information to us voluntarily and itis strictly up to you.
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At all times, you may refuse all cookies, except essential cookies which are necessarily required to offer the JCB Website and the JCB Online Services, on your browser by changing your settings to the extent permissible on your device. However, by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the JCB Website or take full advantage of all the offerings and interest-based advertising.
We use the Personal Information we collect to provide you access to the JCB Website and provide you the JCB Online Services and make them more effective. We may also use the Personal Information for the following purposes:
We may combine the information that we receive from third parties with the information you give to us or the information we collect about you for the Purposes set out above.
The following are categories of persons with whom we may share your information from time-to-time.
Contracted service providers: Your Personal Information is accessible to our contracted service providers, including: (i) Grapes digital Private Limited which provides the JCB Website and directly handles all the Personal Information collected through it, and (ii) Grant Thornton India, our process auditor for JCB Prize for Literature. We may also share your Personal Information with our contracted service providers to enable them to provide, on our behalf, JCB Online Services that you have requested for. Such contracted service providers are contractually bound by us to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide the requested JCB Online Services.
Social Media Companies and other service providers: We may also share your information with third parties to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third–party social networking and media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, youtube, twitter for marketing and advertising, etc. While we have authorised such service providers to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide the requested services to us, they may use the Personal Information in accordance with their own policies, terms and conditions and we are not in any manner responsible or liable to you in case of any breaches by such third-party service providers. However, it is clarified that we do not sell, rent, or trade any information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
For improving the JCB Online Services: Further, in order to provide you the JCB Online Services and access to the JCB Website in an effective manner, we may be required to share your Personal Information with some third parties such as researchers and analytics service providers who help us to analyse your use of the JCB Website and tele-callers and marketers who help us connect with you to offer you our new programs and take feedback from you. We may also share information with third parties who provide services to us such as our information technology service providers, our data centre service providers, our researchers and analysts or any administrative service providers.
Our Affiliates: We may share Personal Information about you with other affiliates, holding company, subsidiaries, joint venture of our corporate group in order for us to work with them. For example, we may need to share your Personal Information with other companies within the JCB corporate family for technical operations and account management purposes. Our parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and joint ventures follow privacy practices no less protective than our practices described in this document, in compliance with applicable law. Such sharing of your Personal Information may result in the Personal Information being transferred outside India.
To the extent permitted by law, we will verify the details you have provided to us. Such verification could be done through third party service providers, who shall be contractually bound by obligations of confidentiality and data protection. We further reserve the right to monitor, intercept, access and erase all information, material, data and communication in relation to the JCB Website/or the JCB Online Services.
We may retain your Personal Information for a period consistent with the original purpose of collection. For instance, we may retain personal Information provided by you for submission of entries for the JCB Prize for Literature till the closing of the cycle of the prize and delete it thereafter. We may also retain your information during the period needed for us to conduct audits, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements with you.
You may request to review, correct, delete, or otherwise modify any of the Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through the JCB Website (directly or indirectly through third party service providers). If you have registered for an account with us, you may generally update your user settings, profile, organization’s settings or registration by logging into the JCB Website with your username and password and editing your settings or profile. Should you choose to update your Personal Information or modify it in a way that is not verifiable by us, or leads to such information being incorrect, we will be unable to provide you with access to the JCB Website or the JCB Online Services. We reserve the right to verify and authenticate your identity and your Personal Information to ensure that we are able to offer you the JCB Online Services.
We can only keep your Personal Information up-to-date and accurate to the extent you provide us with the necessary information. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes in your Personal Information.
Access to or correction, updating or deletion of your Personal Information may be denied or limited by us if it would violate another person’s rights and/or is not otherwise permitted by applicable law. Further, where you add or update your Personal Information, we may retain your previous Personal Information in our records.
You should be aware that some of the Personal Information that may have been shared on third-party websites may continue to be available as we do not have control over these websites. Your Personal Information may also appear in online searches. Other Personal Information that you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. You should only share Personal Information with people that you trust because they will be able to save it or re-share it with others.
To discontinue your account and/or request return or deletion of your Personal Information associated with your account, please contact your account representative or the customer service team for the applicable service. Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe. We may, however, reserve the right to retain and store your Personal Information for our internal purposes, whether such Personal Information has been deleted or not, to the extent permitted by law.
Please note that your withdrawal of consent may result in us not being able to provide you with the some or all of the JCB Online Services or terminate any existing relationship that we may have with you.
We use (by itself and through third party service providers) security measures to protect your Personal Information. All Personal Information is stored in a secure server and is protected against unauthorised access. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of Personal Information, we employ and ensure that our third-party service providers also employ reasonable security practices and procedures in compliance with the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules made thereunder and other applicable laws.
Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the JCB Website. Once we have received your Personal Information, we will use appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to try to prevent unauthorised access. We request that you cooperate with us in protecting your Personal Information and comply with the following personal security measures:
You agree that the security measures adopted by us are reasonable to protect your Personal Information. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim any liability as a result of any breach of security or unintended loss or disclosure of your Personal Information.
Personal Information means any information relating to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available to a body corporate, is capable of identifying such person.
To the extent any Personal Information provided by you does not belong to you, you warrant that you have the right to provide such Personal Information. For example, where you as a publisher make submissions for the JCB Prize for Literature, you warrant that you have taken requisite permissions from the authors or translators of the relevant work for providing any personal information relating to them.
You may choose to not provide us with any or all information, but in the event that you do so, we may be unable to provide you with the JCB Online Services or modify the nature of our relationship with you.
You agree and acknowledge that You are providing Your information out of Your free will.
You have the following options:
However, these rights may be limited, for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal Personal Information of another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep, we may not be able to delete the Personal Information. If you have unresolved concerns, please write to the grievance officer. As such, in such case, you should neither visit the JCB Website or use or avail any of the JCB Online Services.
Further, we reserve the right to deny you access from using certain services offered on the JCB Website.
The JCB Website may include hyperlinks to various external websites, and may also include advertisements, and hyperlinks to applications, content or resources ("Third-Party Links"). We have no control over such Third-Party Links, which are provided by persons or companies other than us. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any collection or disclosure of your information by any external sites, applications, companies or persons thereof. The presence of any Third-Party Links cannot be construed as a recommendation, endorsement or solicitation of any material or content on such Third-Party Links, or any other material on or available via such Third-Party Links.
You further acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the collection and/or disclosure of your information via Third-Party Links, as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or other materials on, or available via such Third-Party Links. This will include all transactions, and information transmitted therein, between you and any such third-party sites or applications or resources, such transactions are strictly bi-partite. We shall not be liable for any disputes arising from or in connection with such transactions between you and the aforementioned third parties.
Disclaimer: Although we are committed to protecting your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your information or private communications will always remain private. As a user of the JCB Website or JCB Online Services, you understand and agree that you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the JCB Website, the internet generally, and the information you post or access and for your conduct on and off the JCB Website.
Indemnity: You agree and undertake to indemnify us in any suit or dispute by any third party arising out of disclosure of information by you to third parties either through our JCB Website or otherwise and your use and access of websites, applications and resources of third parties.
Limitation of Liability: We shall not be liable for any consequential, incidental, special, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages, or damages for any loss of profits, revenue or business, regardless of the nature of the claim, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such damages.
In accordance with Information Technology Act 2000, the rules made there under and the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer are provided below: