Who is HiR Consulting?
HiR Consulting is the author and
publisher of the software Advocate-diary.com, and all variants, editions,
add-ons, and ancillary products or services of Advocate-diary (including all
files and images contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying
data, together the “Software”). Advocate-diary Software is used at by Advocates
and their staff to find, manage and organise information including but not
limited to personal or non-personal information, case information,
appointments, and accounting details. All users of the Advocate-diary Software -
the Advocates, and the visitors of Website are together termed as “Users”.
How does HiR Consulting protect
2.1 HiR Consulting provides its services in SaaS (Software as
a Service) model, and will host data and information. HiR Consulting will not
review, share, distribute, or reference any such User data except as provided in
may be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support
law. We would take all reasonable precautions for maintaining confidentiality of
How can I contact HiR Consulting?
HiR Consulting can be reached, for
to privacy@ HiRConsulting.in.
Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000;
Regulation 4 of the Information Technology (Reasonable
Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules,
2011 (the “SPI Rules”); and
Regulation 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries
Guidelines) Rules, 2011.
The type of information collected from the visitors of the
Website and the End users, including sensitive personal data or information;
The purpose, means and modes of usage of such information;
How and to whom HiR Consulting will disclose such
What is personal information?
5.1 “Personal information” is defined under the SPI Rules to
mean 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.
5.2 The SPI Rules further define “sensitive personal data or
information” of a person to mean personal information about that person relating
financial information such as bank accounts, credit and debit
card details or other payment instrument details;
physical, physiological and mental health condition;
medical records and history;
information received by body corporate under lawful contract
visitor details as provided at the time of registration or
call data records.
5.3 Information that is freely available in the public domain
or accessible under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law will not
be regarded as sensitive personal data or information.
All Users Note:
6.1 This section applies to all Users (“Users”).
6.2 Accordingly, a condition of each User’s use of and access
to the Website and to the Software provided by HiR Consulting to Users (together
located at Part B below, which also involves acceptance of the terms of this
required to leave the Website immediately.
6.3 All the information provided to HiR Consulting by a User,
including sensitive personal information, is voluntary. User has the right to
withdraw his/her/its consent at any time, in accordance with the terms of this
will not be retroactive. Always use caution when giving out any personally
identifiable information about yourself or your family members in use of any
Services. HiR Consulting does not control or endorse the content, messages
or information found in any Services and, therefore, HiR Consulting
specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Services and any actions
resulting from your participation in any Services, and you agree that you waive
any claims against HiR Consulting relating to same, and to the
extent such waiver may be ineffective, you agree to release any claims against
HiR Consulting relating to same.
6.4 User can access, modify, correct and eliminate the data
about him/her/it which has been collected pursuant to his/her/its decision to
become a User. If User updates any of his/her/its information, HiR Consulting
may keep a copy of the information which User originally provided to HiR
Consulting in its archives for uses documented herein. HiR Consulting takes
User’s rights seriously and encourages User to use them if User deems this to be
appropriate. User may exercise these rights by emailing HiR Consulting at
6.5 HiR Consulting may require the User to pay with a credit
card, wire transfer, debit card or cheque. HiR Consulting will collect such
User’s credit card number and/or other financial institution information such as
bank account numbers and will use that information for the billing and payment
processes, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit
card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such
billing operation. Verification of credit information, however, is accomplished
solely by the User through the authentication process. User’s credit-card/debit
card details are transacted upon secure sites of approved payment gateways which
are digitally under encryption, thereby providing the highest possible degree of
care as per current technology. User is advised, however, that internet
technology is not 100% safe and User should exercise discretion on using the
6.6 Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when
a User visits the Website, advocate-diary automatically receive the URL of the
site from which such User came and the site to which such User is going when
he/she/it leaves. Advocate-diary also receives the Internet Protocol (IP)
address of each User’s computer (or the proxy server a User used to access the
World Wide Web), User’s computer operating system and type of web browser the
User is using, email patterns, as well as the name of User’s ISP. This
information is used to analyze overall trends to help HiR Consulting improve its
Service. The linkage between User’s IP address and User’s personally
identifiable information is not shared with third parties without such User’s
permission or except when required by law. Notwithstanding the above, HiR
Consulting may share some of the aggregate findings (not the specific data) with
advertisers, sponsors, investors, strategic partners, and others in order to
help grow its business.
6.7 The Website uses temporary cookies to store certain data
(that is not sensitive personal data or information) that is used by
advocate-diary and its service providers for the technical administration of the
Website, research and development, and for User administration. In the course of
serving advertisements or optimizing services to its Users, HiR Consulting may
allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on the
User’s browser. HiR Consulting does not store personally identifiable
information in the cookies.
6.8 HiR Consulting allows other companies, to serve
advertisements to the Users. These companies include but not limited to third
party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. HiR
Consulting may display advertisements to Users that fit a certain general
profile criteria (“Targets”). HiR Consulting does NOT use personally
identifiable information to identify Targets for advertising on its Services.
and operated by HiR Consulting. HiR Consulting does not exercise control over
the sites displayed as search results or links from within its Services. These
other sites may place their own cookies or other files on the Users’ computer,
collect data or solicit personal information from the Users, for which HiR
Consulting is not responsible or liable. Accordingly, HiR Consulting does not
make any representations concerning the privacy practices or policies of such
guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the information, data, text,
software, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages or other materials
available on such websites. The inclusion or exclusion does not imply any
endorsement by HiR Consulting of the website, the website's provider, or the
information on the website. HiR Consulting encourages the User to read the
privacy policies of that website.
6.10 The Website may enable User to communicate with other
Users or to post information to be accessed by others, whereupon other Users may
collect such data. Such Users, including any moderators or administrators, are
not authorized HiR Consulting representatives or agents, and their opinions or
statements do not necessarily reflect those of HiR Consulting, and they are not
authorized to bind HiR Consulting to any contract. HiR Consulting hereby
expressly disclaims any liability for any reliance or misuse of such information
that is made available by Users or visitors in such a manner.
6.11 HiR Consulting does not collect information about the
visitors of the Website from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or
private organisations, save and except for the purposes of registration of the
Users (the collection, storage and disclosure of which each End User must agree
6.12 HiR Consulting does not knowingly collect personal data
6.13 HiR Consulting has implemented Indian legal industry
standard security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal
data that it has under its control from unauthorised access, improper use or
disclosure, unauthorised modification and unlawful destruction or accidental
6.14 HiR Consulting will not disclose any personal
information or data to governmental institutions or authorities unless such
disclosure is requisitioned under any Indian law or judicial decree or when HiR
Consulting, in its sole discretion, deems it necessary in order to protect its
rights or the rights of others, to prevent harm to persons or property, to fight
7.1 This section is applicable to Users
7.2 As part of the registration/application creation and
submission process that is available to Users on Website, certain information,
including sensitive personal data or information is collected from the Users.
Users, and all Users are therefore required to read and understand the privacy
statements set out herein prior to submitting any sensitive personal data or
information to HiR Consulting, failing which they are required to leave this
7.4 Users personally identifiable information they choose to
provide on the Website is used to help the users describe / identify themselves.
This information is exclusively owned by HiR Consulting. HiR Consulting may use
such information for commercial purposes and in an aggregated or non-personally
identifiable form for research, statistical analysis and business intelligence
purposes, and may sell or otherwise transfer such research, statistical or
intelligence data in an aggregated or non-personally identifiable form to third
parties and affiliates.
Casual Visitors Note:
8.1 No sensitive personal data or information is
automatically collected by HiR Consulting from any casual visitors of this
website, who are merely perusing the site.
are applicable to even such casual visitors, and such casual visitors are also
required to read and understand the privacy statements set out herein, failing
which they are required to leave this website immediately.
9.3 If you, as a casual visitor, have inadvertently browsed
any other pages of this Website prior to reading the privacy statements set out
herein, and you do not agree with the manner in which such information is
obtained, stored or used, merely quitting this browser application should
ordinarily clear all temporary cookies installed by HiR Consulting. All
visitors, however, encouraged to use the “clear cookies” functionality of their
browsers to ensure such clearing / deletion, as HiR Consulting cannot guarantee,
predict or provide for the behaviour of the equipment of all the visitors of the
9.4 You are not a casual visitor if you have willingly
submitted any personal data or information to HiR Consulting through any means,
including email, post or through the registration process on the Website. All
such visitors will be deemed to be, and will be treated as, End Users for the
10.1 As part of the registration process, HiR Consulting
collects the following personal information from Users:
Address (including country and ZIP/postal code);
Valid financial account information; and
Other details as the End User may volunteer.
10.2 All the information listed in S. 10.1 of this privacy
policy (“User Information”) is maintained by HiR Consulting in electronic form
on its equipment, and on the equipment of its employees. End User Information
may also be converted to physical form from time to time. Regardless of the
manner of storage, HiR Consulting will keep all End User Information
confidential, and will only disclose End User Information in the following
10.3 HiR Consulting makes all User Information accessible to
its employees only on a need-to-know basis, and binds all such employees to
strict confidentiality obligations.
10.4 Part of the functionality of the Software is assisting
the advocates to maintain and organise such information. HiR Consulting may,
therefore, retain and submit all such records to the appropriate authorities, or
to advocates who request access to such information.
10.5 Notwithstanding the above, HiR Consulting shall not be
responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties
that receive Users’ personal data or events that are beyond the reasonable
control of HiR Consulting including, acts of government, computer hacking,
unauthorised access to computer data and storage device, computer crashes,
breach of security and encryption, etc.
advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way HiR
Consulting treats User’s personally identifiable information, HiR Consulting
will display a notice on the Website or send Users an email, as provided for
all information that HiR Consulting has about Users and their account.
Notwithstanding the above, HiR Consulting shall not be required to notify the
11.2 If a User uses the Service after notice of changes have
been sent to such User or published on the Website, such User hereby provides
his/her/its consent to the changed practices.