The following describes how the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) deals with personal information collected through its websites
Personal information collected by KIIT is handled in accordance with the Information Technology Amended Act, 2008 (ITAA) under Sections 43-A and 72A of the Act (“the Acts”).
KIIT websites automatically collect a certain amount of personal information about you when you are browsing or otherwise using the website. This is described below. This privacy statement deals primarily with the automatic collection of data about you.
KIIT also explicitly collects personal information through its interactions with you – for example, applying for KIITEE entrance exam application form through kiit.ac.in, kiitee.kiit.ac.in, international.kiit.ac.in, query forms, events, enrolling in units of study, completing a survey etc. A user can delete the personal information through deletion of the account provided to the person during the signup process.
For explicit collection of personal information please refer to the privacy statement specific to that webpage and that particular interaction.
KIIT & its departments may contact the user for service-related communications through call/SMS/WhatsApp/messenger. This consent will override any registration for DNC/NDNC if the user authorises us to contact him/her during the signup process using the signup form.
Collection of information automatically logged
Automated collection of information – KIIT may collect personal information and other data about you from your computer as you browse or otherwise interact with our websites. The various mechanisms used include server logs, proxy logs, and cookies.
Cookies – A cookie is a package of data which a website requests be stored temporarily on your computer (or in memory) to identify you as a visitor to that website. You can choose to disallow cookies by changing settings on your web browser. However, if you reject all cookies you may not be able to use some of the KIIT websites.
The information collected by these various mechanisms includes:
- the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed the website;
- the dates and times of each interaction on the website;
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
- sometimes, the previous site visited and the type of browser used.
Cookies may also store the following information: session (numbered key) and duration. A numbered key is a unique server-generated number used to identify the current session. The session key can be linked back to a user’s login identification.
Because some KIIT sites have access restricted to staff or students, you may be required to use your secure login, (ie, to use your KIIT SAP portal). Unique identifiers (such as your login identification) are collected from website visitors to verify the user’s identity.
Unique identifiers are also used to store information about users’ preferences, to enable the dynamic display of the site according to your preferences when you return.
KIIT uses the data collected for statistical and business purposes such as diagnosing a fault and improving our services or when required to, for investigations. The data is generally not accessible except to authorised Digital staff for these purposes. Information which is automatically collected may be published as aggregated (de-identified) information to assist with improving the services offered by KIIT through the website.
Storage and security of information
Information automatically collected by KIIT through our websites is held primarily but not only by our KIIT Digital division. KIIT also uses the services of third party service providers who store information in their systems.
KIIT Digital Division has in place security measures based on a risk assessment process to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information. KIIT also encrypts some information and transactions.
Where you can access a KIIT website only by using the secure login issued to you (to all staff, students and affiliates) the information about you which is held, or you add or amend, on that website, is protected by restricting access through that login. Accordingly, you must ensure that your password is not disclosed or made available to others.
Relevant technical staff are able to access the logs created by servers for the purposes of collecting statistics, dealing with faults and improving the service and investigations.
Use and disclosure
Information collected by KIIT through automated mechanisms will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected in accord with this Privacy Statement.
The information held by third party services providers will be used and disclosed in accord with the terms of the service contract.
KIIT will not disclose this information concerning you to parties outside KIIT except with your consent, or where required or authorised by law.
Personal information collected through KIIT’s websites and which is no longer required by KIIT, nor required by law to be retained, will be destroyed.
Access to and correction of personal information
You have a right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information held by KIIT. Full details are set out at the specific website for the information provided.
If you wish to make a complaint about the way KIIT has handled your personal information, please contact the Information Center.
Breaches of security of systems
If you have an urgent concern that a KIIT IT system has been breached and personal information is not properly secure please notify the KIIT Digital immediately:
Email: [email protected]
System breaches are critical events and should be reported to the KIIT Digital at any time.