Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs the URL (the “website”) and information we collect in connection with the Humane Entrepreneurship Program (the “Program”). The Program is managed by Humane Society International: India (HSI:India), a charitable non-profit organization that is part is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world that share a common mission to promote the humane treatment of animals worldwide and to promote the human-animal bond, rescue and protect dogs and cats, improve farm animal welfare, protect wildlife, promote animal-free testing and research, respond to natural disasters and confront cruelty to animals in all its forms. We respect your right to privacy and are committed to keeping your personal information private and secure through our compliance with this policy. This policy outlines the practices with regard to the collection, storage and usage of personal information during your use of this website. By using the website, you agree to the terms of this policy set out below:

The term personal information means any information which relates to you, which either directly or indirectly, or in combination with other information, is capable of identifying you.

Information you voluntarily provide:

We collect, store and use a limited amount of personal information including information you voluntarily provide as a part of the application process of the Program. Such personal information may include your name, contact details and email address. We have made every commercially reasonable attempt to limit the amount of personal information collected. The submission of your personal information is entirely voluntary and done at your sole discretion.

Other information:

We also collect certain usage information to better understand how visitors use the website, which includes your IP address, URL you are coming from before visiting the website. The website logs these IP addresses, URL’s, device information such as identifier, name and type of operating system, mobile network information and web information such as browser type and pages accessed on the website, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to website visitors and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

The website uses cookies to make the results available for any searches you perform using the website search functionality. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a web site, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. We do not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the website cannot be placed on your computer. You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at

The website uses cookies or similar technologies for remarketing purposes with Google Analytics to display content-specific advertisements to visitors who have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented. We also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt-out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page:

Third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party and third-party cookies together for re-targeting, where you may see an ad based on past visits to the website displayed on other sites you visit. You may opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings at any time. Alternatively, you can opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Your personal information will be used for the purposes of the Program, including to process and review your application to the Program to determine your eligibility, stage of business and mentorship needs. Information collected may also be used for the following purposes:

  • to contact you regarding Program-related events we feel you may be interested in;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of the website when you choose to do so;
  • to provide and maintain the website;
  • to gather analysis to improve the website;
  • to monitor usage of the website; and
  • to detect, prevent and address technical issues.

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

The personal information that you voluntarily provide will be received and reviewed for Program-related purposes by our team and a select group of external experts, who have entered into undertakings with us to keep the information submitted by you confidential. We do not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. We share your information with selected companies and individuals as service providers to facilitate the website, including third-party service providers who have provided us with assurances that they process personal information under suitable data protection arrangements and security controls in place. These third-party service providers include cloud storage providers, IT services providers and analytics service providers.

We will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organizations if legally required to do so, or if we have a good faith belief that such use is reasonably necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation, process or request;
  • enforce our terms and conditions and other agreements, including investigation of any potential violation thereof;
  • detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or
  • protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, a third party or the public as required or permitted by law (exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction).
Your personal information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers and servers located outside of your state, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside of your jurisdiction in accordance with this privacy policy.
From time to time, the website may link to other web sites not operated by HSI:India. HSI:India attempts to link only to those web sites which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of the Program. However, if you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. HSI:India has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content or privacy policies or practices of third-party web sites. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policies of every site you visit. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that the website currently links to, please inform the Program by contacting us at
The security of your information is important to us; however, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the website or over email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access or modification. Our website is hosted through GoDaddy India’s WordPress Hosting, and has additional SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection, which is the standard security technology which ensures secure communication between web servers and browsers.
The website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18 (“Child”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a Child without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

The Humane Society International: India, Regus 5th & 6th Floor, Mafatlal House, H.T.Parekh Marg, Backbay Reclamation, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

  • You may review your personal information held by us and ask for it to be corrected.
  • You may refuse to give your personal information and understand that in such event, it shall not be possible to accept your application to the Program.
  • At any time after you have disclosed your personal information, you may withdraw consent for having it stored, at which time we will remove the information from our records, including its servers and any copies made of such information, and intimate you of such removal.
You are responsible for ensuring that any submissions you make are accurate and lawful and do not infringe on any intellectual or proprietary rights of any third party. You shall promptly inform us if any information you provided requires revision or removal due to inaccuracy or infringement on proprietary rights. The information you provide may or may not be reviewed or verified by us; however, we reserve the right to review, refuse or remove any information that violates this clause without notice to you
Any grievance with regard to this privacy policy may be addressed to
We may revise and update this privacy policy from time to time, and so we urge you to review it periodically to ensure that you agree with any such changes that we make. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policy regularly to ensure that you agree with it and your continued use of the website will be deemed to be your acceptance of any changes that we make.