Introduction : HFCL Ltd (formerly Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) hereinafter referred as ‘HFCL’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ is committed to respect your privacy and choices. The statement highlights our privacy practices regarding Personal Information that we collect and store about you through this website, https://www.hfcl.com// (the “Site”). For HFCL, privacy is an important concern, so this Privacy Notice outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use HFCL web site and some of the steps we take to safeguard it. These safeguards shall apply to personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. By this we mean Personally identifiable information (defined hereinafter) that individually identifies as you. Browsing of our web site and most other services do not require any Personally Identifying Information. In certain sections of the site, in order to provide you with products or services that may be of interest, you may be invited to provide Personal Information (defined herein after) that identifies you that you may voluntarily submit to us. It is voluntarily on the part of Visitors of the website not to enter any Personal Information.
Personal Information we collect and process and how we use it
Personal Information that we Collect and Process
For the purposes of this privacy statement, ‘Personal Information’ is any data which relates to an individual who may be identified from that data, or from a combination of a set of data, and other information which is in possession of HFCL through its Site. HFCL processes Personal Information in a variety of contexts and we invite you to carefully read our Privacy Notices, which sets out how we process your Personal Information and explain your rights and our obligations.
While using our service, you provide via our Site certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to:
Cookie(s) Id that may uniquely identify your browser
Date and time of your query etc.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use the Personal Information for the following, which is not limited to:
To identify you once you register on our Site;
To contact you and respond to your questions or requests;
Provide the services that you request;
Send you updates and messages that you request;
To respond to your questions regarding investment made in HFCL;
To process job application related requests;
Marketing communications – to provide you with marketing communications where you have opted-in to receiving such communications (including information about our products and services, competitions and promotions). These can be shared via electronic means (e.g., emails and online advertising) and via post. All marketing emails will include a link to unsubscribe where you will be able unsubscribe the marketing communications at any stage.
Legal Basis of the Processing and Information Sharing
We process your Personal Information when it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are the party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
We process your Personal Information when it is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party (when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights). In certain circumstances, third parties such as outsourced agencies/external partners may have access to limited information necessary to contact you. At all times we will ensure that third parties of HFCL put in place a similar level of data protection safeguards. This applies in the following circumstances:
- to identify you once you register on our Site
- to contact you and respond to your questions or requests;
- to understand which parts of the Site are visited and how frequently;
- to protect our operations or those of our affiliates
- to enforce our terms and conditions
- to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or that of our affiliates, you or others,
- to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain (these goals, collectively, the “Compliance Purposes”).
- to provide access to desirable content based on your preferences.
We process your Personal Information when it is necessary as we believe appropriate to comply with applicable law and legal process.
Consequences of not providing Personal Information
If you choose to withhold any Personal Information that is mandatory to process your request, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the Site and we may not be able to provide you with the corresponding service.
Data recipients, transfer, and disclosure of Personal Information
Your information, including Personal Data, resides in India where the data protection laws may differ than those from other jurisdictions.
If you are located outside India and choose to provide any information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it within the Indian jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Notice followed by your submission of such information including Personal Data represents your consent to that transfer.
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data including Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country outside India unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
Third Party Websites/ Linked website
Third parties involved in the performance of services – we may also share Personal Data to third party organizations who assist us in providing services to our clients or are otherwise involved in the services we provide to clients.
Third parties who provide IT services, data processing or functionality – we use third party providers to support our business and the provision of services to our clients, such as cloud-based software providers, web hosting/management providers, data analysis providers, and data back-up and security/storage providers. We may transfer Personal Data to such third parties.
Third parties where required by applicable law and regulation – we may be requested or compelled to disclose Personal Data to third parties such as government regulators and law enforcement agencies. We will only provide Personal Data to such parties where there is a legal requirement or permission to do so.
These third parties sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
You have rights in relation to any of your Personal Data held by us as a data controller. Should you have any questions about our Privacy Notices or approach to data privacy, or wish to exercise your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavor to respond to any request promptly and within the legally available time limit.
Where we process your Personal Data based on your consent, you have a right to withdraw consent at any time. You have the right to access, correct, delete or transfer your Personal Information that we hold, including your profile and preferences. You also have the right to object to certain processing of your Personal Information. These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your Personal Information.
Data and Information Security
We have appropriate security measure, policies, procedures and training in place in respect of data protection and confidentiality. We regularly review such measures with the objective of ensuring their continuing effectiveness. The Privacy Notice was last updated on 5th June 2021.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store Personal Data.
All information gathered on https://www.hfcl.com// is securely stored within the https://www.hfcl.com// controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include while posting to the discussion areas, it becomes available to anyone with Internet access. Due to the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee the privacy standards of websites to which we link or be responsible for the contents of sites other than this one.
We will only keep Personal Data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by applicable law or regulation.
In case there are any overriding legal, regulatory or contractual requirements, we will retain records of services provided (which may include Personal Data) in accordance with our retention policy.
How to contact us
Updates to this privacy statement
We may update our Privacy Notice from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Notice on this page. Changes to this Privacy Notice are effective from when they are posted on this page. Earlier version of the Privacy Notice may be kept as archival purpose for your view. This Privacy Notice shall be governed by the Laws of India.