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TCS’ PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE INTERNET

Introduction

Your privacy is important to us. We believe it is important for you to know how we treat the information we receive from you, on the Internet. This privacy statement explains what personal data we, Tata Consultancy Services Limited (“Tata Consultancy Services”, “TCS” or “we”), collect from you, through our interactions with you on this website, and how we use that data.

This Privacy Terms apply to the main website www.tcs.com as well as to the others in the sites.tcs.com, worldwide.tcs.com sub-domain (sometimes called “microsites”). Please note that these websites may include links to websites of third parties whose privacy practices differ from those of Tata Consultancy Services. If you provide personal data to any of those websites your data is governed by their privacy statements.

Scope and Usage of Data

Personal information you give to us

Tata Consultancy Services collects data to operate this website. You provide some of this data directly, such as when you submit Investor Subscription form, Internship Application form, Research Application form, Contact us form, download gated assets forms and microsite forms. Typically, the contact information we collect is used by us to respond to your enquiry, or allow you to access specific account information. We may execute other activities such as marketing campaign, promotional communications etc. for which consent is taken appropriately or another appropriate lawful basis for the processing is identified.

In general, you can visit TCS on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are. Our web servers or affiliates who provide analytics and performance enhancement services collect IP address, operating system details, browsing details, device details and language settings. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed and similar information. TCS uses this information to measure the site usage, improve content and to ensure safety and security as well enhance performance of the website.

You can make choices about our collection and use of your data. For example, you may want to access, edit or remove the personal information in your Tata Consultancy Services website or microsite account, change your password, or close your account. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Tata Consultancy Services, and the choices you make, including your privacy settings. The data we collect can include the following:

Purpose of Data Uses

TCS uses the data we collect for 2 main purposes, described in more detail below: to operate our business and this website; and to send communications, including promotional communications.

Sharing of data

We share personal data among Tata Consultancy Services-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries. We also share personal data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. For example, companies we've hired to assist in protecting and securing our systems and services may need access to personal data to provide those functions.

We usually do not share other personal data collected from the websites with other third parties. However, this may happen if:

  1. You request or authorize us to do so;

  2. We need to comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process

  3. We need to operate and also maintain the security of this website, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks;

Cookies

Tata Consultancy Services uses cookies (small text files placed on your device) and similar technologies to provide our websites and to help collect data. The text in a cookie often consists of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your computer, but it can contain other information as well.

Our Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies. Tata Consultancy Services uses cookies and similar technologies for several purposes, which may include:

In addition to the cookies Tata Consultancy Services sets when you visit our websites, third parties may also set cookies when you visit Tata Consultancy Services sites. In some cases, that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics. In particular, we use cookies from Google Analytics (read Google’s privacy policy) and Adobe Analytics (read Adobe’s privacy policy) for website analytics and metrics, Akamai (read Akamai’s privacy policy) for website security, Disqus (read Disqus’ privacy policy) to enable comments to our blog posts, Marketo (read Marketo’s privacy policy) for marketing purposes, AddThis (read AddThis’ privacy policy) and LinkedIn (read LinkedIn’s privacy policy) for social interactions; if you want to know more about these services use cookies and personal data, please refer to the privacy notices directly on each third party’s website.

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site may set some or all of the following cookies:

Cookie Name Description Cookie Category Website Name Expiry
_ga It is used for visitor tracking. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Third Party Performance (Google Analytics) tcs.com worldwide.tcs.com sites.tcs.com Persistent (2 years)
_gid This cookie is used to store “Session ID” and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user. Third Party Performance (Google Analytics) tcs.com worldwide.tcs.com sites.tcs.com Session
_gat This cookie is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Third Party Performance (Google Analytics) tcs.com worldwide.tcs.com sites.tcs.com Session
WT_FPC This cookie is used to track and report on visitor behavior on a site for performance improvement Third Party Performance worldwide.tcs.com Persistent
_bizo_bzid, _bizo_cksm, _bizo_np_stats This cookie name is associated with a B2B marketing platform. This is a Targeted advertising cookies from LinkedIn. Third Party sites.tcs.com Session
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. Third Party Functionality worldwide.tcs.com sites.tcs.com Session (30 minutes)
__atuvc This cookie is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. Third Party Functionality worldwide.tcs.com sites.tcs.com Persistent (2 years)
PHPSESSID This cookie is generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages. Strictly Necessary tcs.com Session
LtpaToken This cookie name is associated with Lightweight Third-Party Authentication technology used in TCS.com. It enables automatic user login over multiple servers. Third Party Strictly Necessary tcs.com Session
AMCV This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor. Third Party Persistent (Adobe) tcs.com Persistent (2 years)
s_cc This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to "True"). tcs.com tcs.com Session
s_sq This cookie contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user. Third Party Session (Adobe Analytics) tcs.com Session
s_nr It stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning. Third Party Session (Adobe Analytics) tcs.com Session
s_ppv, s_ppvl Store information about percentage of page displayed Third Party Performance (Adobe Analytics) tcs.com Session
sc_dslv, sc_dslv_s Determines the number of days since a user last visited your site, and captures this information in an Analytics variable. Third Party Performance (Adobe Analytics) tcs.com Persistent
gpv_pn Captures the value of an Analytics variable on the next page view. Third Party Performance (Adobe Analytics) tcs.com Session
mbox This cookie uses to give website operators the ability to test which content is more relevant to visitors. Third Party Performance (Adobe) tcs.com Session
_mkto_trk This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behavior to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Third Party Performance (Adobe) tcs.com Persistent (2 years)

How to Control Cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For example, certain browser allow to block or delete cookies by clicking Settings > Privacy > Cookies. To find information about specific browsers, please visit the browser developer’s website.

Your Communications Preferences

If you receive promotional email from us and would like to opt out, you can do so by following the directions in those emails. You can also opt out of email subscriptions and choose whether to share your contact information with Tata Consultancy Services.

How to Contact Us

If you have a privacy concern, complaint or a question regarding this privacy statement, please direct it to the Chief Privacy Officer of Tata Consultancy Services at tcs.cpo@tcs.com or contact us through this webform: https://www.tcs.com/contact-us.

European Data Protection Rights - GDPR

When we process personal data about you, we do so with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the website you use, operate our business, meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our customers, or fulfill other legitimate interests of Tata Consultancy Services as described in this privacy statement.

Below, you will find additional privacy information that you may find important. Tata Consultancy Services adheres to applicable data protection laws in the European Economic Area, which if applicable includes the following rights:

Security of Personal Data

Tata Consultancy Services is committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Where We Store and Process Personal Data

Personal data collected by Tata Consultancy Services may be stored and processed in your region, in India, and in any other country where Tata Consultancy Services or its affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers operate facilities. The storage location(s) are chosen in order to operate efficiently, to improve performance and to create redundancies in order to protect the data in the event of an outage or other problem. We take steps to ensure that the data we collect under this privacy statement is processed according to the provisions of this statement and the requirements of applicable law wherever the data is located.

We transfer personal data from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to other countries, some of which have not been determined by the European Commission to have an adequate level of data protection. When we do, we use a variety of legal mechanisms, including contracts, to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data.

Our Retention of Personal Data

Tata Consultancy Services retains personal data for as long as necessary to provide the access to and use of the website, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary for different data types and purposes, actual retention periods can vary significantly.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We may update this privacy statement from time to time. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to learn how Tata Consultancy Services is protecting your information.

Data Protection Officer

TCS has appointed internal Data Protection Officers who can be contacted for any questions or concerns about TCS’ privacy policies or practices. Depending on your location, you can refer to:


Data Protection Officer for UK and Ireland

DPO.uki@tcs.com

Data Protection Officer for Continental Europe

DPO.Europe@tcs.com

[Last updated: 24 May 2018]


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