Privacy Policy

Updated July 1, 2021

The Societal Platform website available on https://societalplatform.org/ (“Website”). Societal Platform is an initiative of EkStep Foundation (“EkStep”) and the Website has been developed and is being maintained by EkStep. The Website has been developed with a purpose of building a common space where different actors can learn, co-create solutions and build upon one another’s work, along a common digital backbone. Solutions that speak to the needs of the communities, those that help people make progress in their own context, and are available to everyone to use, reuse and remake. (“Purpose”).

EkStep is a not-for-profit company registered under the Indian Companies Act 2013, having its office at No. 85, 7th Cross, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore 560034.

The terms ‘you’, ‘your’ refer to anyone who accesses, views or uses the Website. The terms “we”, “us”, “our” refer to EkStep.

Set out below is our Privacy Policy:

Does the Website collect personally identifiable information?

‘Personally Identifiable Information’ means information that clearly identifies you – including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.

The Website does not automatically collect Personally Identifiable Information. You may, however, voluntarily provide us such information by emailing us using the email address provided on this website or by subscribing to our newsletter.

EkStep uses MailChimp’s marketing automation platform and email marketing services to collate contact information of those of you who choose to subscribe to our newsletter. Read MailChilmp’s privacy policy for Contacts.

Other than MailChimp, any Personally Identifiable Information provided in this manner will not be shared by EkStep with any third party.

Does EkStep automatically collect any other information?

EkStep uses Google Analytics, a third-party analytics tool, to allow us to understand how visitors interact with our website, but it does so in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

Specifically, the information Google Analytics collects automatically may include information like your device type, browser-type, broad geographic location and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our website, including the pages accessed and links clicked. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Use of Cookies on this website

Cookies are a feature of web browsers that allows web servers to temporarily store information within your browser.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

We place two cookies on your device when you browse this website:

  1. A Cookie Consent cookie that records and remembers your response to our cookie notice.
  2. Google Analytics cookies enable us to gather information about how visitors use our website.

You may opt out of these cookies by declining our Cookie Consent notice. All information recorded by these cookies are non-personally identifiable.

Third Party Cookies

Pages that have YouTube videos embedded, may enable YouTube to set certain cookies. Read YouTube’s Cookie Policy for more details.
MailChimp may also set certain cookies when you visit their website or open or interact with emails delivered to you through MailChimp. Read MailChimp’s Cookie Policy for more details.