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Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains how AVR EdGE NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED (EdGE Networks) collects, uses and shares information of the personal identity of visitors to our web site www.edgenetworks.in and users of our on-demand recruitment application called HIREalchemy (service). The use of information collected through our services shall be limited to the purpose of providing those to our customers. By using the site and/or services, customers consent to the collection, use and disclosure of any personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

EdGE Networks is a leading skill development and technology solutions provider. Our vision is to continuously and constantly develop skills to empower industries and human resources with products, solutions and services that engage in skill development. EdGE Networks’ ability lies in understanding the recruitment domain and being able to find, score and rank candidates and internal employees to their best fit respective jobs.

If case of any questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at support@edgenetworks.in.

Information we collect and its usage

You can generally visit the site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. We do not collect personal information from our site visitors without the site visitor providing us with such information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you request to receive company or product information or request an online demonstration of the services, the following information has to be shared: name, title, email address, company name, state or province, country and phone number. We use this information to deliver the requested information and/or provide you with the online/offline demonstration of the services.

In order to become a registered user of the services, EdGE Networks requires you to create a user account. To register for a user account, you must provide the following personally identifiable information:

· If customer is an employer, then customer must provide company’s name and e-mail address of a contact at your company.

· If customer is an employee of an employer, then customer must provide his / her name, e-mail address, country and zip code.

Providing any additional information beyond what is required for registration is optional

When a candidate applies to one of our customers’ jobs, our customer (recruiting or hiring manager) can consider candidate for any job opportunities they have and can use EdGE’s tools to track, manage and make a decision. In this case customer is the data controller and is responsible for the processing and sharing of candidate’s personal data. EdGE is the facilitator for providing the customer access to processed data fetched from job portal(s), provided that the candidate has provided consent for usage of disclosed personal data, and the job portal provides our customers with consent to use candidates’ personal data . EdGE hereby assumes that its customers who are registered with job portals have obtained necessary approvals for granting access to personal data of applicant profiles, as EdGE in anyway not be responsible for obtaining consents from job portals or the candidates.

EdGE is not a headhunting company. We only provide a talent acquisition platform to our customers and services to customers. EdGE provides its customers real choice and gives them freedom to control the usage of their data.

Aggregate Information

EdGE Networks may also automatically collect and analyze information about your general usage of the site and services. When you perform certain actions using the services, EdGE Networks may track your usage patterns to see what features of the site and services you commonly use, site traffic volume, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser, browser language, IP address and operating system, and statistical information about types of jobs offered and required resumes. EdGE Networks will collect, track and analyze such information in an aggregated manner that does not personally identify you. This aggregate data may be used by EdGE Networks in operating the site and the services and provided to other third parties to enable them to better understand the operation of EdGE Networks’ business, but such information will be in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable data. EdGE Networks may also gather information about you (that you voluntarily submit) when you login to the services and/or provide feedback to EdGE Networks.

EdGE Networks may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use the services; verify your authority to enter the site and access the services; and to improve the content and general administration of the site and the services.

Children

The minimum age for these purposes shall be eighteen (18) years. To access the services provided by EdGE Networks one must attain the minimum applicable age. EdGE Networks recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This site is not intended for children or anyone below the age of eighteen years, and we endeavor not to collect any personally identifiable information from children. EdGE Networks targets its services and this site to adults and not to children.

Disclosure of your personal information:

The term “Personal Information” means any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available with a body corporate, is capable of identifying such person, defined under Section 2 sub-clause (i) of the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011.

In other words “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person including common identifiers such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person and any other information that is so categorized by applicable laws. EdGE collect information about you and/or your usage to provide better services and offerings. The Personal Information that we collect, and how we collect it, depends upon how you interact with us. We collect the following categories of Personal Information in the following ways:

· name, email address, password, country, city, contact number and company/organization that you are associated with, when the you sign up for alerts on the Platform;

· information that one would usually include in a resume, including name, contact details including e-mail address and mobile number, work experience, educational qualifications, data relating to your current and past remuneration or salary, a copy of your resume, etc. when you register on the Platform;

· information about the services that you use and how you use them, including log information and location information, when you are a user of the services through the Platform;

· we may collect your Personal Information such as name, age, contact details, preferences, etc. through surveys and forms, when you choose to participate in these surveys etc.;

· we may also collect information relating to your caste and information about whether you are eligible for any affirmative action programmes or policies, if you opt to provide such information;

· when you communicate with EdGE or use the Platform to communicate with other Users (such as partners), we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide;

· when you visit the Platform, we use cookies to automatically collect, store and use technical information about your system and interaction with our Platform;

· when you use a device to access the Platform, EdGE may collect technical or other related information from the device as well as the device location;

· when you use a device to access the Platform, EdGE may collect technical or other related information from the device as well as the device location;

· If you choose to sign in with your social media account to access the Platform, or otherwise connect your social media account with the services of the Platform, you consent to our collection, storage, and use, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, of the information that you make available to us through the social media interface. Please see your social media provider’s privacy policy and help centre for more information about how they share information when you choose to connect your account.

Personal information will be gathered only for the provision of services to our customers, as stated in this privacy policy. We do not sell personal information relating to individual job applicants to third parties.

Information related to Data collected through EdGE Network services

Once an employer registers to the platform, the business team of EdGE Networks will initiate communication for confirmation and pricing. After such confirmation, the data hence collected is only available to the employer. The employer now can create users with various access rights for project/resource managers, leads, recruiters etc. We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including but not limited to, sign up for an account, sign in, create or edit positions, download or upload candidate profiles. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as data files uploaded. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.

Based on a created project/position by a respective manager/team lead, information will be collected from external job sites and internally uploaded profiles, and this information will be shared with a

respective project manager or resource manager. This information will be stored internally for recruitment data analysis.

For the open positions, either the internally uploaded profiles can be analysed or sourcing activity can be carried out using external job sites for downloading matching profiles. Such profiles are now scored and shown in ranked fashion. Based on the score, each profile can be shortlisted and proposed and the status of each can be updated. Our customers must obtain authorization from external job sites for granting access to personal data relating to individual job applicants/seekers. Data collected from external job sites is only available to that employer network and cannot be shared/used outside of the network. Again the anonymity of the employees/external job seekers is maintained.

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:

· Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.

· Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.

· Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.

On employer’s guidance, employees also can register and authorize themselves. EdGE Networks collects information under the direction of its customers and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. The resume that an employee uploads will be provided only to the specific potential employers and will not be shared with third parties. EdGE relies on customers consent to process any personal information. EdGE requires consent to collect and process certain Personal Information, as per the requirements under the applicable data protection laws, customers consent is sought at the time of collection of any Personal Information and such processing will only be performed where consent is secured.

The recruitment team does not receive any right to use the profile information beyond what is necessary. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, EdGE Networks will not disclose personal information to third parties, including, but not limited to, companies affiliated with EdGE Networks. We receive information about you and your activities on and off HIREalchemy platform and from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services. Any matters relating to data privacy under GDPR terms and rights can be addressed on gdprcompliance@edgenetworks.in”. Also EdGE does not use the data collected and stored for any other purpose than what is stated in this privacy policy. EdGE also implements reasonable safeguards for data privacy including but not limited to data isolation, minimization, anonymization and adhering to least privilege principle wherever applicable.

Choice and access to data controlled by our customers

EdGE Networks has no direct relationship with the individual employees whose personal data it processes on behalf of its customers. All the data will be stored in the system and in accordance with applicable Indian law, EdGE Networks retains an archive copy of the individual’s data for the period prescribed by such law.

Information Disclosure for Legal and other Exceptional reasons

We may disclose your personally identifiable information: (a) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the EdGE Networks Terms of Use or Master Subscription Agreement or (c) to protect our rights and the safety of users of our site and our services. In addition, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, acquisition, financing, or sale of assets or consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which EdGE Networks participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of EdGE Network’s assets to which this site relates, (d) Our affiliates and group companies to the extent required for our internal business and/or administrative purposes and/or general corporate operations and for provision of services, (e ) Third party service providers and marketing partners that EdGE engages to

i) provide services over the Platform on EdGE’s behalf;

ii) maintain the Platform and mailing lists; or

iii) communicate with you on EdGE’s behalf about offers relating to its products and/or services. EdGE will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect your Personal Information and are also subject to appropriate confidentiality / non-disclosure obligations.

(f) Third party advertisers to display advertisements to you when you visit the Platform. The third-party advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies). These companies may use information about you and your visits to this Platform and other web sites to provide advertisements on this Platform.

The Company does not provide any Personal Information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement. EdGE does not to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on EdGE’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required.

Data Retention

EdGE Networks retains personal and professional information we process on behalf of our customers for as long as needed to provide the services to customers enrolled in those services. We will retain and use this personal and professional information as necessary to comply with our legal, regulatory, contractual or statutory obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements with customers, and/or the period required by laws in applicable jurisdictions. On the expiry of such periods, your personal information will be deleted or archived in compliance with applicable laws.

Updating, Correcting and Deleting your information

For any updating, correction or deletion of personal information, you may contact EdGE Networks by emailing our customer support at support@edgenetworks.in or to the following address:

Registered Office:

AVR EDGE NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED

9th floor, ‘The Estate’,

121, Dickenson Road

Bangalore-560042

Karnataka, India

Opt out Preferences

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, if you wish to opt-out of receiving these messages, you may do so by clicking on unsubscribe link in the newsletter email.

Transfer of Information

Personally identifiable information collected on this site and through the services are stored and processed in our own system and if required will be stored in the client’s/customer’s server. If you create an account, by using this site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to our system, as well as clients, if required.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are required to use the HIREalchemy platform. HIREalchemy platform uses cookies to record current session information, but does not use permanent cookies. Users are required to re-login to their accounts after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect the identity and access and against others accidentally accessing your account contents. If you reject our cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use our application and some areas of our site will be limited.

Security

The security of your personal and professional information is important to us. EdGE Networks employs procedural and technological measures to protect your personally identifiable information. These measures are reasonably designed to help protect your personally and professionally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. EdGE Networks may use software, secure socket layer technology (SSL) encryption, password protection, firewalls, internal restrictions and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. However, EdGE Networks cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat these measures or use your personally or professionally identifiable information for improper purposes. Therefore, you should be aware that when you voluntarily display or distribute personally or professionally identifiable information, that information could be collected and used by others. EdGE Networks is not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available publicly. In case if any vulnerability/incident/infosec issue arises the same can be reported at security@edgenetworks.in.

Data subject access request policy

Click here to view the policy. Below mentioned are the contact details for further communication/clarification: E-mail address: privacy@edgenetworks.in

Address & Contact details of DPO: DPO, The AVR EdGE Networks Private Limited, 9th Floor, The Estate Building, 121 Dickenson Road, Bangalore 560042, India.

Tel: +91 80 4114 8049

Third Party websites

The site may provide links to third party web sites or resources not associated with EdGE Networks and over which EdGE Networks do not have control. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by EdGE Networks of the External Web Sites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. You acknowledge that EdGE Networks is only providing these links as a convenience, and you agree that EdGE Networks is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the respective terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites. EdGE Networks does not store any information (username, password) used to access these External Web Sites. EdGE makes no representations or warranties regarding how your information is stored or used on third-party servers.

Our Blog

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at support@edgenetworks.in. If we are unable to remove your personal information, will let you know the reasons.

Testimonials

We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at support@edgenetworks.in.

Material Changes

EdGE Networks reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. EdGE Networks will post the revised Privacy Policy on this site and will either send a notice to the e-mail address that you specified in your registration and/or post notice of the change so it is visible when users log-on for the first time prior to said changes taking effect so that you are always aware of what personal and professional information EdGE Networks may collect and may use this information. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the site and/or services will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

EdGE does not store any account related information or any credit / debit card details. EdGE shall not be liable for any loss or damage sustained by Users as a result of any disclosure (inadvertent or otherwise) of any information concerning the User’s account, credit cards or debit cards in the course of any online transactions or payments made for any products and/or services offered through the Platform. In case any Personal Information is shared by you with EdGE, which is not requested by EdGE during

registration, (whether mandatorily or optionally), EdGE will not be liable for any information security breach or disclosure in relation to such information.

Contact Us

We welcome your comments or questions concerning our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact EdGE Networks regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing us at support@edgenetworks.in, using the contact form on our site or using the information below:

AVR EDGE NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED

9th floor, ‘The Estate’,

121, Dickenson Road

Bangalore-560042

Karnataka, India