By entering this website, the visitor consents to the terms of this policy. By submitting his/her Information to HI, the visitor will be treated as having given his/her permission for processing the same in a manner provided in this policy.
At HOWMECH IMPEX (HI), HI respects the privacy of individual/visitor and is committed to take reasonable precautions to protect information consisting of Personal information and `Sensitive Personal Data or Information’ (SPDI) (“Information”) of visitors of this HI website and comply with all legal, regulatory and/or contractual obligations related to privacy. HI has adopted the “Privacy by Default” principles in its approach to data privacy i.e. privacy of data and information is upheld first by default.
This policy covers the processing, storage and access to Information as required under lawful and/or contractual activities with HI or otherwise required in the normal course of business. It describes HI’s policies and procedures on the collection, usage and disclosure of Information provided/received by natural persons and meets the requirements established under:
• The Information Technology Act, 2000 – Section 43A;
• The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules, 2011.
This policy applies to all visitors of this HI’s website.
2. Information covered by this Policy
This policy applies to Information collected and processed by HI consisting of following:
2.1 Personal information is information related to a visitor, or a combination of pieces of information that could reasonably allow him to be identified. Personal information may consist of full name, personal contact numbers, residential address and email address. While information such as name in isolation may not be enough to uniquely identify the visitor, a combination of full name and E-mail id may be sufficient to do so.
2.2 Sensitive personal data or information (“SPDI”) is such personal information that is collected, received, stored, transmitted or processed by HI, consisting of:
• Financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details
• Any detail relating to the above personal information categories as provided to HI for providing service;
Please note that any information that is freely available or accessible in public domain or furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force shall not be regarded as sensitive personal information.
HI shall collect and use Information for legitimate business purposes in order:
• that a visitor may download product information, order products and take advantage of certain other features of HI’s website;
• to provide information or interactive services through this website, to the visitor’s e-mail address or, where the visitor wishes it to be sent by post, to the visitor’s postal address;
• to seek the visitor’s feedback or to contact the visitor in relation to the services offered on HI’s website;
• to process orders or applications submitted by the visitor;
• to administer or otherwise carry out HI’s obligations in relation to any agreement that the visitor may have with HI;
• to anticipate and resolve problems with any goods or services supplied to the visitor;
• to create products or services that may meet the visitor’s needs;
• to process and respond to requests, improve HI’s operations, and communicate with visitor/s about HI’s products, services and businesses; and
• to allow the visitor to subscribe to HI’s news alerts.
4. Collection of Information
Only minimum Information required to meet the purposes mentioned in this policy shall be collected from the visitor/s. Neither HI nor its representatives shall be responsible for the authenticity of such Information provided by the visitor/s. As normal business practice, HI may collect Information in order to enable the secure online authentication, interaction and transaction with natural persons. This may include the installation of cookies and the collection of other session data.
5. Access, Correction of Information and withdrawal of consent
Any modifications / corrections required to the Information can be carried out on the website. In the event the visitor is unable to do so due to lack of functionality in HI’s website and / or the visitor wants to withdraw his / her consent to provide SPDI, he / she may contact the Grievance officer, the details whereof are provided in clause 8 of this policy.
6. Retention, Processing and storage of Information:
6.1 HI shall retain Information for only as long as necessary to meet legal or regulatory requirements or for legitimate business purposes as mentioned in this policy.
6.2 HI has implemented required security practices and standards in line with the global standards and have a comprehensive documented information security program and policy in place, which contains managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures that commensurate with the information assets being protected with HI’s nature of business. It is being reviewed periodically to keep pace with business, technology and regulatory changes.
7. Disclosure of Information
7.1 HI shall not use or disclose Information for purposes other than as mentioned in this policy, except with the consent of visitor providing such Information or as required by law. However, HI may be legally required to disclose the Information in the following cases:
• Where the disclosure is necessary for compliance of a legal obligation;
• Where mandated under the law by government agencies to disclose such Information.
7.2 Where necessary, HI may disclose Information to business partners or third parties during the normal course of business for the purposes mentioned in this policy. In such cases, HI will only share Information related data when HI is assured that:
• The Information is processed legitimately and appropriately by the business partner or third party in line with the established consent or in line with legal requirements.
• The business partner or third party has adopted a reasonable and equivalent level of security practices and procedures to ensure security of the Information shared.
8. Feedback or Concern
For feedback or concern, if any, kindly contact :
Email Id: email@example.com
Ichapur canal side,
West Bengal 711104,