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TekQ CIO Community Privacy Policy

We understand that online privacy is important to community members, users/visitors of our site and forum, We TekQ CIO Forum is a Forum of the CIOs, driven by the CIOs community of India. TekQ CIO Forum believes that privacy and confidentiality of an individual’s personal information is extremely important. This Privacy Policy is provided to demonstrate TekQ’s commitment to privacy of the data. By using this portal/website, you are accepting the practices identified and described in this privacy policy.

Definition of Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information:

Personal Information is information that is related to an individual and can identify that individual like name, email id, address, phone number, IP addresses, device identifiers, location identifiers, etc. Some Personal Information is categorized as Sensitive Personal Information like biometric information, passwords, financial information, physical, physiological and mental health condition, sexual orientation and medical records & history.

TekQ CIO Forum may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on our site. Change in the Privacy Policy will be notified through emails to the registered members. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit this site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide may be used. This policy was last modified in July 2021.


TekQ CIO Forum strongly believes that the users of this website should be given appropriate notice on how their personal information will be collected, used or disclosed

The privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If, through this website you are redirected to other web-sites or by accessing links of the other website posted on TekQ CIO Forum website, you are directed to other websites, then TekQ CIO Forum will not be responsible for any breach of information. And it is advisable that Individuals review the privacy policies posted at those respective websites.

Collection of Information

TekQ CIO Forum collects PII, like name, designation, contact information including email address, physical address as well as other relevant information, both online and offline, through its various channels like (but not limited to) registration links, surveys, programs, online-offline events and memberships.

TekQ CIO Forum does not collect any PII from visitors to this site who merely browse or access any content. However, if a visitor wishes to become our member, participate in our events they might be requested to register. Registration entails filling up of a form that may contains attributes of PII.

When you access TekQ CIO Forum website from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit. The websites keep track of the pages a user may visit by appropriately capturing the IP addresses, browser information, etc. using cookies. The information collected using cookies might be used for analysis of user behavior. TekQ CIO Forum is not liable if the cookies are used by advertisers or any other third parties when you visit TekQ CIO Forum website from other sites or if you visit another site after visiting TekQ CIO Forum site.

Choice and Consent

TekQ CIO Forum believes that the users should be given appropriate choice and his consent should be taken on any personal information that would be made public on the internet. TekQ CIO Forum website provides adequate means through which individuals can make appropriate choices and give their consent of making their sensitive personal information public.

Information Use

The information collected by TekQ CIO Forum is used for the purpose it is intended and to provide specific and better services to individuals. As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:

  • Contact you for Events, Newsletter, Workshop, Training and other specific updates
  • Contact you for membership status
  • Contact you for the programs that you are associated with website
  • Monitor or improve the use of TekQ CIO Forum website
  • Monitor compliance with our Site privacy policy
  • Provide special information materials to you from us and/or our respective affiliates, subsidiaries and other third parties
  • For aggregating information such as demographics and Site usage statistics

TekQ CIO Forum reserves the right to share your information with organizations affiliated with TekQ CIO Forum without your permission. TekQ CIO Forum will share all registrations details including PII that you submitted while registering for our events to sponsoring vendors/partners/affiliates. Collected information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever without your consent, other than the exceptions like required by law, search warrants, other court orders or national exigent circumstances.

Access and Correction

TekQ CIO Forum is a firm believer that individuals own their personal information and hence, wherever applicable, TekQ CIO Forum provides provision update your personal information by notifying us directly via electronic-mail specified below.

TekQ CIO Forum may collect same information multiple times from same individuals when carrying out specific surveys or events, this collection is to update and correct individuals’ records that are already in possession of TekQ CIO Forum.

Safeguards and Disclosure

TekQ CIO Forum shall, always, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information and accordingly, will not disclose the same to any third party or external organizations. Notwithstanding this and for the purposes of helping you serve better, your information may be provided to our third-party vendors, advertisers, affiliates or relevant third parties subject to your consenting the same. Further thereto, where such information is provided to these entities, TekQ CIO Forum shall take all reasonable efforts but cannot guarantee to ensure that they comply with the same standards regulating the privacy of your Information as that which is imposed by us.

However, if you wish at any time to withdraw your consent or do not want your information being disclosed to these entities or do not want to be solicited for services which are offered by us or them, please notify us at the contact addresses as specified below.

While TekQ CIO Forum at all times, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information, TekQ CIO Forum may disclose your Information to other entities where such disclosure:

  • Provided by you to attend our events, trainings, workshops
  • is requested or authorized by you;
  • is used for the purposes of completing, verifying or restricting any transaction made by you;
  • is lawfully permitted or required;
  • is in compliance with any judicial order or legal requirement;
  • is required to protect and defend us and our property; and
  • is required to protect the interests of the public including but not limited to the detection of crimes and the apprehension of criminals.

TekQ CIO Forum website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that TekQ CIO Forum does not have any control over other websites. Therefore, TekQ CIO Forum cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Contact Information

We welcome your questions and comments about Privacy Policy of our website. Comments or complaints can be directed to TekQ CIO Forum by email at

TekQ CIO Forum will do it’s best to resolve any complaints as quickly as possible.

Yogendra Singh
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