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Name: G Suresh Kumar
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IN NO EVENT, TCS, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS (“RELATED PARTIES”) SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER FOR ANY USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES, THE INFORMATION, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ANY LOST USE, DATA OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE/SERVICES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE/SERVICES OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE/SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TCS OR ITS RELATED PARTIES IS/ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
TCS shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement for any failure or delay caused by any reason beyond its reasonable control, such as fire, flood, earthquake, epidemic, pandemic, elements of nature or acts of God, acts of state, strikes, acts of war, terrorism, riots, civil disorders, rebellions or revolutions; quarantines, embargoes and other similar governmental action (a "Force Majeure Event").
Notwithstanding anything contrary to elsewhere in this Agreement, You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless TCS and its Related Parties from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party related to: (a) Your use of the Site, Content or your use or attempted use of the Services in violation of these Terms; (b) Your violation of any law; (c) Your breach of Your obligations or representations and warranties; and (d) Your violation of rights of any third party including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
Term and Termination
Denial Of Access And Termination Of Usage Rights
In case of non-compliance with the Terms of this Agreement or any rules and regulations for access or usage of the Site, the Content or the Services, TCS shall have the right to immediately terminate the Your access or usage rights and may remove any noncompliant information.
These Terms are effective until terminated by TCS or You. TCS, in its sole discretion, has the right to terminate these Terms and/or your access to the Site, or any part thereof, immediately at any time and with or without cause (including, without any limitation, for a breach of these Terms). TCS shall not be liable to You or any third party for suspension or termination of the Site, the Services, or any part thereof. If you object to any term or condition of these Terms, or any subsequent modifications thereto, or become dissatisfied with the Site and/or the Services in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Site and the Services. These Terms stand automatically terminated in case the Site or a Service stops functioning permanently or TCS decides to bring down the Site or a Service for any reason whatsoever or TCS decides to discontinue rendering Services or TCS ceases to exist under the provisions of the Companies Act or due to operation of law TCS is not allowed to render any Services under the Agreement or for any other unforeseeable and/or unavoidable circumstances. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall cease all use of the Site, the Content and the Services. Termination of this Agreement will not affect or prejudice any rights of TCS or Your obligations accruing up to and including the date of termination, under those provisions of this Agreement which, by their nature, survive termination.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of India.
All disputes or differences whatsoever arising out of or in relation to the construction, meaning and operation or effect of these Terms or breach thereof, shall be subject matter of arbitration under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and any subsequent amendments or re-enactments related thereto, unless settled amicably between You and TCS, be referred to arbitration and such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of arbitration of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry ("BCCI"), which rules, as modified from time to time, are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause (the “Arbitration Rules”) by an arbitration panel comprising of a sole arbitrator.
The arbitration panel as referred to above shall be appointed by the BCCI. The arbitration panel shall deliver the award in the arbitration proceedings within three (3) months from reference of any dispute to arbitration. The venue of arbitration shall be Mumbai, India and the award passed by the arbitration panel shall be final and binding upon You and TCS.
Nothing herein shall prohibit TCS, its affiliates or Publisher User from seeking a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction or other provisional relief if, in its judgment, such action is necessary to avoid irreparable damage, to preserve the status quo, or to prevent or stop the violation of these terms and conditions and/or infringement of intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or confidential information, or from bringing and pursuing legal action to specifically enforce the provisions of this clause.
Changes to or Discontinuation of Services: TCS may change, discontinue, or deprecate the Services or any part or portion thereof or change or remove features or functionality of the Site and/or the Services from time to time, including by providing additional Content through the Service from time to time, or introduction or discontinuance of APIs or Solutions. TCS may amend the Site from time to time to modify, add, or remove Content, Services or terms that apply to one or more of the Services.
Modifications to the Agreement: TCS may modify this Agreement (including any policies or notices) at any time by posting a revised version on the Site. The modified Terms of Service will become effective upon posting. You may be notified through the Site about updated Terms of Service and/or policies or notices at the time of next login, however, to keep abreast of Your rights and relevant restrictions, please bookmark this Agreement or the page on which this Agreement is posted and read it periodically. By continuing to use the Site and/or the Services after the effective date of any modifications to this Agreement or policies or notices, you agree to be bound by the modified terms, policies and notices. It is your responsibility to check the Site regularly for modifications to this Agreement. The date on which this Agreement was last modified is listed at the beginning of this Agreement. If you object to the modified/updated Agreement, as your exclusive remedy, you may immediately stop using the Site and its Services.
These terms and conditions form a legally binding agreement between You and TCS and are the entire agreement between You and TCS regarding access and use of the Site, the Content and the Services and supersede any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional understandings or agreements or communications (written or oral). Failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms or law by TCS will not constitute a waiver of rights or remedy nor shall it prevent exercising that right or remedy in whole or in part in future. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a proper authority to be unenforceable or invalid, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement and the unenforceable or invalid provision shall be construed to be amended in order to avoid such unenforceability or invalidity while preserving as closely as possible the intent of the parties. This Agreement shall not be construed as a teaming agreement, joint venture, partnership or other business relationship. You shall not sell, transfer or assign any right or obligation hereunder without the prior written consent of TCS. Any assignment in violation of this provision shall be void. This Agreement may be assigned by TCS without restriction or notification to You. TCS, its Affiliates and Publisher Users may be third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and entitled to enforce their rights under this Agreement. No other third party is intended to be beneficiary to this Agreement entitled to enforce its terms directly. Headings in this Agreement are for reference purpose only and shall not affect the validity or interpretation of the clauses.
API means application programming interfaces and includes specification file usually in the form of Swagger/OpenAPI specification document, including all associated tools, elements, components and executables therein, any sample code, example response definition and documentation that help enable your access to the APIs.
Content includes all data and information, including all text, sound, video, or image files, graphics, designs, logos, data compilations, links, content of any database, test data, test scripts, etc.
Evaluation means evaluation, proof-of-concept, proof-of-technology, demonstration, pilot or other testing or trial in a sandbox environment using test/dummy data for a limited period not exceeding 90 days by TCS or other Users, their affiliates or their respective customers.
Evaluation Data means any and all Content input, uploaded, stored, introduced in or processed using Publisher’s APIs or Solutions or otherwise furnished or made available to Publisher User by or on behalf of Developer User or its customers in relation to use of the Publisher User’s APIs or Solutions, and transmission, transfer, archival, conversion or use of any such Content, and any use cases, test cases, models or other information arising out of use of Publisher User’s APIs or Solutions and their derivatives or extracts.
PoC Solution means a solution created by utilizing the Content, APIs and/or Solutions made available on or through the Site, or as may be requested by TCS, either alone or as interfaced or integrated with any other systems, programs, extensions or applications by TCS or any User for Evaluation by TCS or such User, its affiliates or its/their respective customers.
Solution means computer programs and systems, whether embodied in software, firmware, interface or integration code, assembly code, microcode or otherwise, including, software compilations, software implementations of algorithms, software tool sets, compilers, assemblers, testers, and software models and methodologies (regardless of the stage of development or completion) including any and all: (a) media on which any of the foregoing is recorded; (b) forms in which any of the foregoing is embodied (whether in source code, object code, executable code or human readable form); (c) translation, ported versions and modifications of any of the foregoing and (d) technology used for any of the foregoing.
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Your privacy is important to us. We believe it is important for you to know what personal data we, Tata Consultancy Services (“TCS” or “we”), collect from you (and third parties), why we collect it, how we use it and what rights you might be entitled to as a data subject or consumer.
Please note: all information in this privacy notice is applicable to you unless otherwise indicated based on your residency status. For the additional terms which may be applicable to you based on your residency status, please refer to your country-specific terms at the end of this notice.In this notice, term “personal data” is used to represent any information relating to an identified or identifiable person; country-specific notices might adopt a different terminology.
We encourage you to read this notice, together with any additional and more specific information we may provide to you on various occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data on TCS websites, products or applications, events and initiatives so that you are aware of how and the purpose for which we are processing your personal data.(Please note: We issue a different privacy statement which applies where there is an employment relationship between TCS and its employees.)
How we will use your personal information
We may collect different kinds of personal information in a number of different ways and use it for a number of different purposes:
To ensure access to our website and online services.
In general, you can visit TCS on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are. Our web servers or Affiliates who provide analytics and performance enhancement services may collect:
- IP addresses,
- operating system details,
- browsing details,
- device and connectivity details, and/or
- language settings.
This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed and similar information. TCS uses this information to measure the site usage, improve content and to ensure safety and security as well as enhance performance and user experience of the website. In few situations, you are required to register to access a reserved area of the website: in these cases, we will also collect your username and the password.
We may also obtain data from third parties including:
- Social networks, when you grant permission to us to access your data on one or more networks through our website.
- Service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize offerings and content to your location.
- Partners with whom we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities.
To answer your queries, support and contact requests.
If you contact us with queries, requests for more information about initiatives or products or other generic support inquiries, we will need to collect information about you such as:
- personal and contact details, like full name, company and role, email address,
- demographic data,
- qualifications and profession, and/or
- the content of your messages to us.
For information about managing your contact data, email subscriptions and promotional communications, please use the contact us form on the tcs.com or affiliate websites where you had given your Personal data.
Subscriptions to our promotional communications.
If you sign up to receive promotional communications from TCS, we may send these by email, SMS/text messages, post, telephone or any other means of communication. For information about managing your contact data, you may reach out to the contact details provided in the event privacy notice, or you may use the contact us form on the tcs.com or affiliate websites where you had given your Personal data.
To administer events and activities.
TCS frequently organizes events and initiatives, either free to join or by invitation only; in these cases, this privacy statement applies to both participants and speakers, together with any other supplementary information that is provided in relation with each event. To allow participants to join the events (including communications pre and post event), we are required to collect and process a limited amount of information, such as:
- full name,
- company, job title and business email address,
- telephone number,
- location, and/or
- pictures and video of you.
Where a hospitality service is provided, we may also collect, store and process “special categories” of more sensitive personal data(SPI), such as information regarding any dietary requirements or personal disabilities. This will be done only and to the extent permitted by the law. Events might be recorded hence pictures and video of you may be collected too; in such case, you will be informed via a specific notice at the location of recording. This material can be used later by TCS for further compatible purposes in accordance with the notices you receive. Also, during the course of the events, we may collect from you data about yourself, which we later may use to contact you again in order to receive feedback and/or provide further commercial information about TCS; this may be done with your consent, wherever necessary.
We may also obtain data from third parties including third party event organizers where the event is sponsored by TCS. Organizers might provide the attendee list. In such cases, the privacy statement of those third parties to whom you provide your personal data will apply to you.
To promote the TCS brand, products, initiatives and values with marketing communications.
TCS has a strong legitimate interest in promoting its brand, products, initiatives and values. We may send you marketing communications through different channels, such as email, texts, phone calls or regular mail; to do so, we might use your contact details which were previously collected in the context of an event, a query sent by you or through the navigation on our websites. We may also obtain your personal information from third parties, such as business partners, data brokers, social networks, publicly available sources and marketing companies. In such cases, we will also comply with any additional restrictions imposed by the region in which your data was collected as well as the source of the data. If required by applicable legislation, we will ask for your consent separately before sending any marketing communications. You can opt-out of receiving such communications at any time using the contact us form on the tcs.com or affiliate websites where you had given your Personal, writing to our Data Protection Officers or Chief Privacy Officer (see section below) or by any other given method provided from time to time (for example: unsubscribe link included at the bottom of emails).
From time to time, we may use your name, quotes, pictures or videos to promote and amplify TCS’ brand and activities. In any such case, you will receive appropriate additional information about the usage of your personal data.
To manage, administer and fulfill the obligations under contracts, and regulations
Where TCS is in a contractual relationship with you (other than an employment relationship), your employer, your company or is taking steps to enter into such a contractual relationship, we may need to process your personal information, usually limited to name, business contact details and job title in order to enter into and/or fulfill the obligations arising from the same contract, such as providing you or your employer or company with the services you have requested or make use of the services that you or your employer or company are offering to us. We will also process such personal data for ancillary tasks related to our daily business activities, such as accounting, auditing, reporting (to regulators and authorities) and to comply with applicable regulations.
If you do not provide certain information when requested, it may delay or prevent us from administering a service you have requested from us, or in replying to your queries and/or in letting you join our initiatives.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason that is compatible with the original purpose and applicable law. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
How we will share your personal information
We may share your data with third parties, including third-party service providers and other entities in the TCS Group. Please note, TCS has not in the past, nor does it currently, under any circumstances sell your personal data from or to any third party. Further, TCS does not use your personal data for any other purpose (as outlined below) unless required to fulfill a legal obligation or a legitimate business purpose where permitted by law.
Why might you share my personal data with third parties?
We may share your personal data with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary for one of the activities mentioned above or where we have another legitimate legal basis in doing so. We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law. Where required by the law, we will request your consent before transferring data to third parties which are not part of the TCS Group.
Which third-party service providers process my personal data?
”Third parties” includes third-party service providers (including contractors and designated agents) and other entities within our group. The following activities may be carried out by third-party service providers: hosting and other internet services, data storage and analytics, marketing research and campaign management, event organizers and caterers. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions and applicable law. We may also need to share your personal data with regulators or to otherwise comply with the law.
When might you share my personal data with other entities in the group?
We may share your personal data with other entities in the TCS Group as part of our regular reporting activities on company performance, in the context of a business reorganization or group restructuring exercise, for system maintenance support and hosting of data and when it is required to do so in order to perform one of the activities listed above (see "How we will use information about you"). Other entities in the TCS Group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in line with our policies.
Transferring your personal data outside of your country of residence
We may transfer the personal data we collect about you to one of more countries of your country of residence or outside of the country in which you access this website, including India, in order to perform one of the activities listed above (see "How we will use information about you"). – In such cases, we have put in place the appropriate measures to ensure that your personal data will be secure according to the laws of the country in which you reside. If you require further information about these protective measures, you can request it from our Data Protection Officers (see contacts below) or send an email to email@example.com.
How we will keep your information safe
We have put in place appropriate technical, organizational and security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long we will keep your information
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy upon request from our Data Protection Officers (see contact details below). To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
How to contact us
If you have a have a privacy concern, a complaint or a question regarding this privacy statement, please direct it to the Chief Privacy Officer of Tata Consultancy Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through the "Contact us" form on tcs.com or affiliate websites where you had given your Personal data indicating your concern in detail.
For the purposes of the data processed under this statement, the controller or business/service provider for the data processing of your personal data collected through our websites is Tata Consultancy Services Limited, TCS House, 2nd Floor, Raveline Street, Fort Mumbai 400 001, India. For all the other purposes indicated above, the controller or business/service provider is the same entity unless indicated otherwise in other privacy statement communicated in each situation.
Right to withdraw consent
In the limited circumstances and based on your country of residence; where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you may have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact our Data Protection Officers (see contacts below). Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal basis for doing so.
Please find below the list of region wise Data Protection Officers
We have appointed Data Protection Officers (DPOs) to oversee compliance of TCS with applicable data protection laws and with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal data, please contact the DPO in your region:
|Data Protection Officer for UK and Ireland||Data Protection Officer for Canada||Data Protection Officer for Continental Europe||Data Protection Officer for the United States||Data Protection officer for Brazil||Data Protection Officer for LATAM||Data Protection Officer for APAC||Data Protection officer for South Africa|
Please refer to region specific privacy regulations below:
- EU/EEA: Click here
- US: Click here
- UK: Click here
- South Korea: Click here
- Canada: Click here
- Brazil: Click here for EnglishClick here for Portuguese
- Australia: Click here
- New Zealand: Click here
- APAC: Click here
- Argentina: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Chile: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Colombia: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Ecuador: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Mexico: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Peru: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Uruguay: Click here for EnglishClick here for Spanish
- Malaysia: Click here for Malay
- South Africa: Click here
- China: Click here for EnglishClick here for Mandarin
Changes to this privacy statement
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal data.