Cancellation & Refund Policies:

  1. The registration once done can be canceled by writing to us at: office@spast.org 

  2. The registration fee is non-refundable.

  3. In case you need changes in registration then please contact us at office@spast.org 

Fee waiver Policies:

 Fee waivers are available for students from Economically weaker sections as defined by:

1. Economically weaker section of the society as declared by the Government of India also known as below "poverty line certificate" issued by Government of India.

2. Low-income country group as defined by the World bank: Click for the list

 

Decisions on Acceptances, Rejections, Reviews, Oral presentations, and Awards:

The ICTSGS schedule and program is announced by chairs and secretariat based on the recommendations made by the committee. The secretariat reserves the right to make recommendations to the chair either through a democratic vote or recommendations based on the expert opinion or disregard the committee recommendations altogether.

Privacy Policy:

We value the trust you place in us and recognize the importance of secure transactions and information privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how SPAST foundation and its affiliates ICTSGS (collectively “SPAST, we, our, us”) collect, use, share or otherwise process your personal information through ICTSGS website www.ictsgs.com, its mobile application, and m-site (hereinafter referred to as the “Platform”).

 By visiting this Platform, providing your information or availing out product/service, you expressly agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the applicable service/product terms and conditions, and agree to be governed by the laws of India including but not limited to the laws applicable to data protection and privacy. If you do not agree please do not use or access our Platform.

 

1. Collection of Your Information

When you use our Platform, we collect and store your information which is provided by you from time to time. In general, you can browse the Platform without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service, product or feature on the Platform.

We may track your publishing preferences, and other information that you choose to provide on our Platform. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve our users. This information is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Platform or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Platform or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.

We collect personal information (such as email address, delivery address, name, phone number, credit card/debit card and other payment instrument details) from you when you set up an account or transact with us. While you can browse some sections of our Platform without being a registered member, certain activities (such as placing an order or consuming our online content or services) do require registration. We do use your contact information to send you offers based on your previous orders and your interests.

If you choose to post messages on our message boards, chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback or if you use voice commands on the Platform, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide user support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Platform, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

 

SPAST has onboarded certain third-party business partners on the Platform who specialise in the categories like publishing, and payment. If you use the services of our Partners, you will be redirected to partner websites/applications and your entry to Partners websites/applications will be based on your SPAST login credentials after seeking your permissions to share the data further. SPAST shall not be responsible for the Partner’s privacy practices or the content of their privacy policies, and we request you to read their privacy policies prior to disclosing any information.

 

 

2. Use of Demographic / Profile Data / Your Information

We use your personal information to provide the product and services you request. To the extent we use your personal information to market to you, we will provide you the ability to opt-out of such uses. We use your personal information to assist sellers and business partners in handling and fulfilling orders; enhancing customer experience; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote a safe service; collect money; measure consumer interest in our products and services; inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize and enhance your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our terms and conditions; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of information.

With your consent, we will have access to your SMS, contacts in your directory, location and device information. We may also request you to provide your PAN, GST Number, Government issued ID cards/number and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) details to: (i) check your eligibility for certain products and services including but not limited to credit and payment products; (ii) issue GST invoice for the products and services purchased for your business requirements; (iii) enhance your experience on the Platform and provide you access to the products and services being offered by us, sellers, affiliates or lending partners. You understand that your access to these products/services may be affected in the event consent is not provided to us.

In our efforts to continually improve our product and service offerings, we and our affiliates collect and analyse demographic and profile data about our users' activity on our Platform. We identify and use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Platform. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.

We will occasionally ask you to participate in optional surveys conducted either by us or through a third party market research agency. These surveys may ask you for personal information, contact information, date of birth, demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level), attributes such as your interests, household or lifestyle information, your purchasing behaviour or history, preferences, and other such information that you may choose to provide. The surveys may involve collection of voice data or video recordings, the participation of which would purely be voluntary in nature. We use this data to tailor your experience at our Platform, providing you with content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences.

3. Cookies

We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of the Platform to help analyse our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services. Cookies do not contain any of your personal information. We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". We also use cookies to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline/delete our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Platform and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. Additionally, you may encounter "cookies" or other similar devices on certain pages of the Platform that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties. We use cookies from third-party partners such as Google Analytics for marketing and analytical purposes. Google Analytics help us understand how our customers use the site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

4. Sharing of personal information

We may share personal information with our other corporate entities and affiliates for purposes of providing products and services offered by them. These entities and affiliates may share such information with their affiliates, business partners and other third parties for the purpose of providing you their products and services, and may market to you as a result of such sharing unless you explicitly opt-out.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties, such as sellers, business partners. This disclosure may be required for us to provide you access to our products and services; for fulfilment of your orders; for enhancing your experience; for providing feedback on products; to collect payments from you; to comply with our legal obligations; to conduct market research or surveys; to enforce our Terms of Use; to facilitate our marketing and advertising activities; to analyse data; for customer service assistance; to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities related to our product and services. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes without your explicit consent.

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. We may disclose personal information to law enforcement agencies, third party rights owners, or others in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy; respond to claims that an advertisement, posting or other content violates the rights of a third party; or protect the rights, property or personal safety of our users or the general public.

We and our affiliates will share / sell some or all of your personal information with another business entity should we (or our assets) plan to merge with, or be acquired by that business entity, or re-organization, amalgamation, restructuring of business. Should such a transaction occur that other business entity (or the new combined entity) will be required to follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information.

5. Links to Other Sites

Our Platform may provide links to other websites or application that may collect personal information about you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those linked websites.

6. Security Precautions

We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Whenever you access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your information is in our possession we adhere to our security guidelines to protect it against unauthorized access. However, by using the Platform, the users accept the inherent security implications of data transmission over the internet and the World Wide Web which cannot always be guaranteed as completely secure, and therefore, there would always remain certain inherent risks regarding use of the Platform. Users are responsible for ensuring the protection of login and password records for their account.

7. Choice/Opt-Out

We provide all users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving non-essential (promotional, marketing-related) communications after setting up an account with us. If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from us then please login into the Notification Preference page of Platform to unsubscribe/opt-out.

8. Advertisements on Platform

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Platform. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

9. Children Information

We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 18 and use of our Platform is available only to persons who can form a legally binding contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. If you are under the age of 18 years then you must use the Platform, application or services under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian, or any responsible adult.

10. Data Retention

We retain your personal information in accordance with appliable laws, for a period no longer than is required for the purpose for which it was collected or as required under any applicable law. However, we may retain data related to you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse or if required by law or for other legitimate purposes. We may continue to retain your data in anonymised form for analytical and research purposes.

11. Your Consent

By visiting our Platform or by providing your information, you consent to the collection, use, storage, disclosure and otherwise processing of your information (including sensitive personal information) on the Platform in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you disclose to us any personal information relating to other people, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

You, while providing your personal information over the Platform or any partner platforms or establishments, consent to us (including our other corporate entities, affiliates, lending partners, technology partners, marketing channels, business partners and other third parties) to contact you through SMS, instant messaging apps, call and/or e-mail for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please check our Privacy Policy periodically for changes. We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. We will alert you to significant changes by posting the date our policy got last updated, placing a notice on our Platform, or by sending you an email when we are required to do so by applicable law.

Terms and Conditions of Use

This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your use of the collection of Web pages (the “Website) and other proprietary digital content (the “SPAST & ICTSGS  Resources”) available through the SPAST & ICTSGS Foundation (“SPAST & ICTSGS ”). URLs for those sites include www.SPAST & ICTSGS .org.

By using this site, you agree to accept and be bound by the Terms and Conditions. SPAST & ICTSGS  reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify these Terms and Conditions, at any time, without prior notification and your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of any and all modifications.  We encourage all Users to frequently review these Terms and Conditions.

Access and Passwords

Access to the ICTSGS website is provided to SPAST & ICTSGS  members and non-members so that they can learn more about and receive access to SPAST & ICTSGS  resources, purchase SPAST & ICTSGS  products, register for SPAST & ICTSGS  events/programs, and interact with other SPAST & ICTSGS  members/non-members. SPAST & ICTSGS may provide you with a password to access certain resources, provided that you complete any required application process and provide accurate information in your membership information. You may use your password only to access the website in ways consistent with this Agreement — no other access to or use of the website, SPAST & ICTSGS  resources, or SPAST & ICTSGS  services is authorized. Further, you agree not to re-circulate or otherwise distribute your password to other people or organizations or to copy offsite any part of SPAST & ICTSGS ’s resources without written permission. Please report any unauthorized use of your password promptly to office@spast.org. You acknowledge that you have read and understood SPAST & ICTSGS ’s Privacy Policy and agree that SPAST & ICTSGS  may collect, use, and distribute information pursuant to that policy. If you post comments or opportunities to SPAST & ICTSGS  through the website, you grant SPAST & ICTSGS  a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to use that content.

Use of Site and Site Content

The content displayed on this site, including but not limited to the design, images, illustrations, graphics, photography, text and audio and video clips, if applicable, are owned, licensed to, or used with permission of third parties by SPAST & ICTSGS , unless otherwise noted. Such content is subject to copyright, trademark, trade dress and other intellectual property rights owned by SPAST & ICTSGS , licensed to SPAST & ICTSGS  or authorized for use by SPAST & ICTSGS  on this site.

The content of this site is intended for personal, non-commercial use only. No authorization is given to reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, transmit, download or create derivative works from any content on this site except as specifically permitted in this Agreement, without written permission from SPAST & ICTSGS .  

You agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations, including intellectual property laws, in connection with your use of the SPAST & ICTSGS  website. In particular, you certify that your use of any part of the SPAST & ICTSGS  Resources will be in compliance with US intellectual property laws and these Terms and Conditions of Use.  In using the SPAST & ICTSGS  Site, Resources, and/or Services, you further agree (a) not to violate anyone's rights of privacy, (b) not to act in any way that might give rise to civil or criminal liability, (c) not to use or attempt to use another person's password without their explicit consent, (d) not to collect or store personal data about anyone, (e)  not to interfere with the work of other Users  or SPAST & ICTSGS  staff, servers, or resources, (f) not to transmit or facilitate the transmission of unsolicited email ("spam"), (g) not to harass, threaten, or otherwise annoy anyone, and (h) not to act in any way that might be harmful to minors, including, without limitation, transmitting or facilitating the transmission of child pornography, which is prohibited by federal law and may be reported to the authorities should it be discovered by SPAST & ICTSGS .

Authorizations and Credits

You agree that we may contact you from time to time with surveys or other questions regarding your opinions about and uses of SPAST & ICTSGS , as well as with information we believe may be of interest to you. In addition, we request that, according to standard academic practice, if you use the SPAST & ICTSGS  Resources or the SPAST & ICTSGS  Website for any research that results in an article, a book, or other publication, you list the SPAST & ICTSGS  resource or website as a resource in your bibliography.

Termination

SPAST & ICTSGS  may immediately terminate this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement upon written notice (including via email) to you if it determines, at its sole discretion, that any these Terms and Conditions of Use have been violated. Upon termination, you agree that SPAST & ICTSGS  may immediately deactivate any password it has issued to you and bar you from accessing the SPAST & ICTSGS  Resources or the Website.

Disclaimers

SPAST & ICTSGS  does not guarantee or warrant that the content available in the SPAST & ICTSGS  resources/website is accurate, complete, non-infringing, or legally accessible in your jurisdiction, and you agree that you are solely responsible for abiding by all laws and regulations that may be applicable to the viewing of the content. In addition, the SPAST & ICTSGS  resources are provided to you on an as-is and as-available basis. You agree that your use of the website and the resources is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that SPAST & ICTSGS  makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of the content in the resources, that the website or the resources will meet your requirements, that access to the resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. We make no warranty of any kind, either express or implied.  WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and, at our option, defend SPAST & ICTSGS  and our affiliates, and our officers, directors, members, employees, agents and representatives from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs) arising from your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or your infringement, or the infringement or use by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. You agree that this Agreement is governed by Indian law and that any suit arising from this Agreement will be brought Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and you further agree that on the election and reasonable notice of either party any litigation shall be referred to arbitration pursuant to the Indian Code of Civil Procedure. In addition, you agree that should any provision in the Agreement be found invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, that provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

You agree not to use this Website to:

  1. Harm minors in any way;

  2. Interfere with or disrupt this Website or servers or networks connected to this Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;

  3. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law;

  4. "Stalk" or otherwise harass another user or employee of this Website; or

  5. Collect or store personal data or attempt to collect or store personal data about other users of the Website.

Withdrawal:​

The withdrawal can be made by the consent, and signature from all the Authors of the submissions. Each submission needs a separate consent form to be signed and sent.

Once withdrawn the authors can not request a chance to submit the same articles till the next ICTSGS edition. The Abstracts shall remain on the system for 60 days with a note of withdrawal from the Authors. The Committee members belonging to the partner institutes shall be informed about the withdrawal.

Links

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply only to this Website, and not to the websites of any other person or entity. We may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other worldwide websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse (and are not responsible or liable for) any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that, under no circumstances, will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, advertisements, products or other resources available on any other website (regardless of whether we directly or indirectly link to such content, advertisements, products or other resources). SPAST & ICTSGS , or third parties on this Website, provide these links to other websites as a mere convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk. You should direct any concerns with respect to any other website to that website's administrator or webmaster.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, terminate the rights of any user to use our Website (or any part thereof) who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of someone doing so, please contact our designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement: Srinesh Thakur and Sai Kiran Oruganti, Directors of SPAST Foundation, 16-11-762, Flat 101 Vijetha Golden Empire, Moosrambagh, Hyderabad. Telangana 500036, India.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE AND OUR AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF, OR RESULTING FROM, (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SPAST & ICTSGS  WEBSITE; (B) THE USE OF ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL ON THE SPAST & ICTSGS  SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SPAST & ICTSGS  SITE, (C) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THIS WEBSITE; (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR  TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (E) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR WEBSITE; OR (F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF OUR WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS THE DISCONTINUATION OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.




This Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and other policies posted on the website constitute the full and complete agreement between you and SPAST & ICTSGS  and are not intended to inure to third-party beneficiaries.

Please contact us with any comments or questions at office@spast.org.