Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 ?Viacom18? refers to Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd., a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1956, having Corporate Identity No. U92100MH1995PTC095508 and having its registered office address at Zion Biz World, Subhash Road ‘A’, Vile Parle East, Mumbai 400057, India, which is the owner of all rights in the website?vstep.viacom18.com? (?Website?).

1.2 ?You?/?Your? refers to the person visiting, accessing and/or using the Website by means of any communication device.

1.3 The Website is only intended for users who are of 18 years of age or older. If You are not of the requisite aforesaid age, You should not provide any information on the Website. If it comes to Viacom18?s attention that any information submitted on the Website pertains to any user who is under the age of 18 years, then such information will be deleted by Viacom18 without notice to such user and the said user shall be in breach hereof.

1.4 You are aware that in the course of Your use or access of the Website, Viacom18 may collect different categories of information from You. Viacom18 values Your privacy and is committed to ensuring that You are aware of how Your information is being used. This Privacy Policy (?Policy?) endeavours to inform You of the types of information that may be collected, and the manner in which such information is collected, used, processed, disclosed and maintained. This Policy must be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use of the Website. Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those ascribed to them in the Terms of Use.

1.5 Please read and understand the Policy carefully. Your use or access of the Website, shall constitute Your acceptance and agreement to the terms and conditions of the Policy. If You do not agree with our policies and our practices as described in this Policy, Your choice is to not use the Website.

1.6 Viacom18 reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this Policy at any time without prior notice. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted/published on the Website herein. Please review the Policy from time-to-time. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute Your acceptance of any revised Policy. Viacom18 retains the right at any time to deny or suspend access to all or part of the Website to anyone who Viacom18 believes has violated any condition of this Policy.

BY ACCEPTING THE POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO VIACOM18?S USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS POLICY.

2. Applicability of the Policy

2.1 This Policy shall apply to all information Viacom18 collects on the Website, including but not limited to (a) any personal or personal sensitive information (as defined by applicable laws of India) that You may submit or may be required to submit at the time of registration, application to any of the listed programs of Viacom18 and any continued use of the Website (b) Your email address, phone number, physical address, (c) any information You upload, emails that You exchange with Viacom18, or any information submitted by You to Viacom18 (e) any pictures, images, videos or other material that You upload.

2.2 This Policy does not apply to, nor does Viacom18 take any responsibility for, any information that is collected by any third party either using the Website or through any links on the Website or through any of the advertisements or through any bots on the internet.

3.Manner of Collection of Information:

3.1 In the use of the Website, as You navigate through the Website, Viacom18 may collect different categories of information. As detailed in the previous section of this Policy, this may include information collected vide application form on the Website, other information that is personally identifiable, other information which may not be personally identifiable, sensitive information, information on the usage patterns of any user including You, searches that You have done on the Website, advertisements or third party links that You have visited, any emails or other correspondence You have exchanged on the Website or with Viacom18.

3.2 You understand that the information collected by Viacom18, may be collected directly through user input or through automatic tracking of Your usage of the Website. These usage details may include IP addresses, details of Your computer equipment, browser, location, connections, or any information that Viacom18 may collect through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. The collection of data may in most cases be automatic.

3.3 Viacom18may also obtain information collected by cookies or similar technologies (as described below). These cookies may track Your Website usage, advertisement and links that You visit and other data. Most cookies Viacom18 uses are limited to a session, which mean they will be automatically deleted when Your session closes. You may decline these cookies by changing Your browser settings, if permitted, however do note that this may impact certain features of the Website or Your experience in using the Website. ?Cookies? are files that would be placed in Your system?s hard drive and browser and are intended to improve Your experience, by enabling Viacom18 to track Your usage and preference.

3.4 Do note that, advertisements on the Website may be posted by third-party advertisers, and such third parties may use cookies and other automatic tracking technologies to collect information about You, including but not limited to web behavioural information and patterns. Viacom18 does not control nor takes any responsibility for such third parties, their collection and use of information or their tracking technologies or how they may be used.

3.5 You also may provide information to be published or displayed or posted on the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties. Any such information is posted or transmitted to others shall be at your own risk. Please be aware that Viacom18 cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom You may choose to share information with.

4. Usage of Your Information

4.1 The information that we collect on the Website will be used for the purposes of evaluating the applications and other submissions made through the Website (including by third party evaluators), operating the Website, facilitating Your Use of the Website, enabling the functionalities of the Website, analytical purposes including but not limited to email and chat facilities.

4.2 Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, no personally identifiable information will be disclosed or shared with any third party without Your express consent. For the purposes of this policy, personally identifiable information shall mean name, age, gender, telephone numbers, location data, email addresses and the like.

4.3 Please do not include any personal information, personally identifiable information or sensitive personal information, unless specifically requested by Viacom18 as part of the registration, program application process or other applicable processes. If Viacom18 determines that any information that You have provided or uploaded violates the terms of this Policy, then Viacom18 shall have the right, in its absolute discretion, to delete or destroy such information without incurring any liability to You.

4.3 The Company will not publish, sell or rent Your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without Your explicit consent.

4.4 You agree that we may use Your personal information to contact You and deliver information, targeted advertisements, administrative notices and any other communication relevant to Your use of the Website.

5. Disclosure of Your information:

5.1 The information You provide on the Website may be disclosed by Viacom18 to its agents, employees, third party advertisers, subsidiaries and affiliates, or to other third party service providers of Viacom18 (?Viacom18 Parties?) who would require the information for the purposes of evaluating the applications and other submissions made through the Website, facilitating Your Use of the Website, enabling the functionalities of the Website, analytical purposes including but not limited to email and chat facilities, in relation to operations of Viacom18 or for operating and maintaining the Website. By providing any information on the Website, You hereby consent to Viacom18 providing Your information to Viacom18 Parties for the purposes as provided herein.

5.2 Viacom18 will comply with requests and directions of all governmental, law enforcement, or regulatory authorities, which it believes in good faith to be in accordance with any applicable law. Such compliance may include providing Your information, Your personally identifiable information or any other information available to such agency or authority. By providing any information on the Website, You hereby consent to Viacom18 providing such information to any governmental, law enforcement or regulatory authorities who exercise jurisdiction over the Website and Viacom18.

6. Data Security

6.1 The information that You provide, subject to disclosure in accordance with this Policy and Terms of Use, shall be maintained in a safe and secure manner. Viacom18?s databases and information are stored on secure servers with appropriate firewalls.

6.2 As a user of the Website, You have the responsibility to ensure data security. You should use the Website in a responsible manner. Do not share Your username or password (if any) with any other person/party. You are solely responsible for all acts or default or information provided under the username You are registered with.

6.3 Given the nature of internet transactions, Viacom18 does not take any responsibility for the transmission of information including Your Information to the Website. Any transmission of Your information on the internet is done at Your risk. Viacom18 does not take any responsibility for You or any third party circumventing the privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

6.4 While Viacom18 will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that Your information as submitted by You is safe and secure, it offers no representation, warranties or other assurances that the security measures are adequate, safe, fool proof or impenetrable.

7. Accessing and Updating Your Information

7.1 You can change, alter of otherwise modify or update Your information of personal nature at any time by accessing the Website using Your registered username and accessing Your account.

7.2 You may also change and/or delete any of the information You have submitted. Do note however, Viacom18 reserves the rights to save any usage information and You are not entitled to seek the deletion of the same.

7.3 Notwithstanding the foregoing, once You submit the information in the application form on the Website, You shall not have the right to change, alter of otherwise modify the same in any manner. However, Viacom18 at its sole discretion may permit or deny the change of such information, if it is believes the same is required to observe applicable laws and/or due to it?s company policy.

8. Complaints

If you wish to place a complaint with regard to privacy requirements or laws, access any of your information that Viacom18 holds or would like to correct any errors in your information, please contact our Grievance Redressal Officer at?comms@viacom18.com?so that we can consider and respond to Your request. All requests will be addressed no later than thirty (30) days from the date such a request is made.