Privacy Policy


HumCen Awards is committed to protecting any personal information of any person who accesses or uses the website. We consider it essential for you to know, how we take care of the information provided by you or that we may receive during your visit to our website. This Privacy Policy is devised to help you feel more confident about the privacy and security of your personal details.

‘You’ shall mean You, the User of the Website, and ‘Yourself’ interpreted accordingly. ‘We’ / ‘Us’ means HumCen Awards and ‘Our’ interpreted accordingly. ‘Users’ means the Users of the Website collectively and/or individually as the context allows.

2. Information We Collect:

We collect information that is directly provided by You, like personal information to Us when You visit the Website and information that is passively or automatically collected from You, for instance, information collected from the browser or device which was used by You to access Our Website or Services. We will be referring to all such data as the ‘User Information’ in this Privacy Policy. To explain further,

Information You Provide To Us.

a. For the purposes of registration, We will require Your following personal information:

i. Full Name: /Company or Institution Name /Product title

ii. Profession: >Academician >Researcher >Entrepreneur >Innopreneur >Intrapreneur >Others

iii. Designation:

iv. Organisation:

v. Gender:

vi. Age:

vii. City

viii. State:

ix. Country:

x. Email Address:

xi. Phone Number with country code:

xii. Focus Area: ( Scroll Down):

xiii. Describe your Achievements (max 300 words)

xiv. Profile Upload

There are portions of this Website where We may need to collect personal information from You for registration purposes. In the course of these services, We often seek to collect from You various forms of information, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number.

ii. Information that is Automatically Collected.

Generally, You can visit Our Website without providing any information about Yourself to Us. We, and Our third-party service providers or other partners (collectively ‘Partners’) may use automated means for collecting different types of information about You, Your computer or any other device which is used by You to access Our Website. A representative which is a non-exhaustive list for the types of automatically collected information may include; network or Internet protocol address and type of browser You are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system You are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), mobile network, device identifiers, device settings, browser settings, the web pages of the Website You have visited, Website visited before and after You visited our Website, the type of mobile device used to view the Website (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements You have accessed, seen, forwarded and/or clicked on. Kindly check our Section titled Cookies regarding more information about how the foregoing Information may be collected and used.

4. How We may use the User Information:

When You enter Your User Information, You accept that We may retain Your User Information and that such information may be held by Us or any Partners that processes it on Our behalf. We and Our Partners, shall be entitled to Use Your User Information for the following purposes:

a) Provide and communicate with You about feedback, follow up on programs you’ve applied for or queries submitted to the team,

b) Fulfil your requests regarding the services, including without limitation responding to your inquiries, communicating with You about our products or services that We believe may be of interest to you,

c) Enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of our Services, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information,

d) Provide technical support for the Website or in connection with Our services and Offerings,

e) Prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through Our Website or Services,

f) Protect the safety of our other subscribers or Users,

g) Perform analysis regarding how you use the Services or any part thereof such market research, including statistical analysis of user behaviour which We may disclose to third parties in depersonalized, aggregated form.

h) In order to enable Us to comply with any requirements imposed on Us by law.

i) In order to send You periodic communications (this may include e-mail), about features, products and services, events, and special offers. Communications from Us may include the promotion of programs and other details being organized by third parties on our website.

5. Cookies and Web Beacons:

It is necessary for You to be aware that information and data may be automatically collected through the Use of Cookies or web beacons or similar tracking technologies. “Cookies” are text files that are placed in your computer browser that store basic information so that a Website can use to recognize repeat site visits and for example, recall Your name if this has been previously supplied. This information may be used by Us to understand Your service and internet usage, observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in an attempt to improve or customize our products, services offerings, or Website, target the advertising and assess the general effectiveness of such advertising. Cookies do not get attached to Your system and damage Your files. If You do not want information collected through the use of Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allow You to deny or accept the Cookie feature. Nevertheless, “personalized” services may be affected if the cookie option is disabled.

For instance, Cookies may be used by Us to personalize Your experience at our Services (e.g., to recognize You by name when You return to Our Website), save your password in password-protected areas.Cookies may also be used by Us or other tracking technologies so that We can offer You products, offerings or services that may be of Your interest when You visit this Website. A unique cookie on your browser may be placed or recognized by Us or a third-party platform with whom We work in order to enable You to receive customized offers, services on this Website. These cookies contain no information intended to identify You personally. The Cookies may be associated with de-identified demographic or other data linked to or derived from data You voluntarily have submitted to Us (e.g., your email address) that we may share with a service provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form.

“Web Beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on Our Website or in an email, to monitor the behaviour and collect data about the visitors viewing Our Website or the email may be used by Us and our Partners. For instance, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that Website. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).

6. Security and Data Storing:

Security of Your information is very important to Us. All the security procedures are prepared in such a way to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Your User Information. We maintain strict physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards in order to protect Your User Information including your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access.

We follow generally accepted standards to collect, store and protect personal data, including the use of encryption. We retain personal data for the time it is needed to provide the services you have requested, and thereafter for legal and service purposes. These may include retention periods mandated by legal, contractual, or similar obligations; for resolving, preserving, enforcing, or defending our legal and contractual rights; needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records or how you access, update or delete your data, etc.

Our website will take all reasonable and sensible efforts to ensure the confidentiality of personal data, uploaded information, etc., and will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information received from you is not misused. Our website reveals personal data/information uploaded by you in connection with any lawful process. Whereas this website will take the above reasonable measures to guard against misuse of personal data/information submitted to it by you, this website cannot guarantee that someone will not overcome our security measures, including, without limitation, the security measures implemented on this Web site. Therefore, Your posting of personal data/ information on this Web site constitutes your acceptance of this risk, and by posting personal data/information, You waive any right to seek legal relief from this website due to any misuse of your information.

7. Information Sharing and Disclosures:

The User Information may be disclosed by Us as follows:

To service providers or Partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that:

(a) conduct research and analytics.

(b) create content.

(c) provide customer, technical or operational support.

(d) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms).

(e) fulfil orders and user requests.

(g) host our Services, forums and online communities.

(h) administer the Website.

(i) maintain databases.

(j) otherwise, support our Services.

Any answers that are submitted by you for a specific program or innovation challenge will be shared with the partners who are a part of that specific Innovation Hunt.

In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request.

With third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the Website, or violations of our policies, the law or our Terms of Use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing Our Website.

The User Information may be shared by Us with Our affiliates or group companies, so that they can provide, improve and communicate with You about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services.

We reserve the right to disclose and transfer User Information outside India. We will comply with all relevant Data Protection legislation in relation to the period for which We retain any User Information.

8. Third-party sites:

You may be taken to websites of the links to the third party if you click on any one of the links to third-party websites that we do not control. This policy will not apply to the privacy practices of those websites. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.

9. Linked Services:

Our Website may contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. It is advised that Visitors should consult these other service’s privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

10. Acceptance of the Policy:

By visiting our website, signing up or logging into the website, uploading information on our website; You acknowledge and unconditionally accept the policy. In case you do not agree with this Policy, do not use our website and services or provide here any of your personal data.

11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction:

This Privacy Policy is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of India. If any of the parties wish to seek legal recourse, they may do so by using the courts of law in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


We may change this privacy policy from time to time and You should check these regularly. Your use of the Website will be deemed an acceptance the updated privacy policy existing at that time.

12. Controlling your personal information:

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

a. whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

b. if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at []

Without Your permission, any of Your personal information, we will not share, distribute or lease to third parties by Us or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you let us know regarding the same. You may request details of personal information that we hold about you under the Information Technology Act,2000 and Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to []. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will swiftly correct any information found to be incorrect.

13. Contacting Us:

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us through You are under no obligation to provide information to us. However, when registering on our Site, or from time to time during your relationship with us, you may opt-in or out of certain types of communications that may affect the Information we gather. We reserve the right to inform you that such opting out may prevent you from enjoying the full benefits of our Site. HumCen & C0