Vikramshila Education Resource Society, is a Kolkata based NGO, that works for children in providing quality education to the under resourced and under privileged areas of India. Towards this purpose, we collect and use information including personal and sensitive information about the Individuals or Service Users who come into contact with the Organization, in order to carry on our work. Vikramshila implements and maintains reasonable security practices on receiving, possessing, storing, dealing or handling any sensitive personal data, whether collected on paper, stored in a computer database, or recorded on other material.

Vikramshila commits to ethical collection, retention and use of information provided to us by Individuals and Service Users. To this end, we adhere to the principles listed out in its data policy, framed in conformity with the Information Technology Act and the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011 –

  1. Vikramshila obtains consent in letter, fax, or email from the Individual or Service User, providing information, before collecting, using or disclosing any sensitive personal information.
  2. While collecting the information, Vikramshila ensures that the Individual or Service User is informed of the a) fact that the information is being collected; b) the purpose for which the information is being collected; c) the intended recipients of the information; d) the name and the address of the agency collecting information, and the agency that will retain the information.
  3. Vikramshila ensures that the information collected is used only for the stated and agreed to purposes.
  4. Before disclosing or publishing sensitive personal information to a third party, Vikramshila ensures that consent is obtained from the Individual, who the information belongs to.