TERI's Privacy Policy

This policy document informs you of TERI's policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information we receive from users of TERI website and its associated sub domain sites/ services/ IT systems/ mobile apps (hereinafter referred to as "TERI's IT Systems").

By visiting any of TERI's IT Systems, you agree to the collection and use by us of the personal information provided by you, in accordance with this policy. If you disagree with any of the terms herein, please immediately discontinue use of TERI's IT Systems.

Information Collection and Use

We understand and recognise the importance of protecting the information of users as per law. We are committed to safeguarding the online privacy of our users and do not intend to sell, lend, rent or provide your information to any third party.

How We Collect Information

When you visit TERI's IT Systems, we may collect your information, including personal information (including but not limited to, your name, email address, contact no., etc.) and demographic information like city, state, country, etc. which you may provide while registering for TERI programmes, courses or events, completing and submitting the 'Contact Us' form, requesting for TERI Newsletters, promotional emails and so on.

How We May Use the Collected Information

We may use the information collected from you to, among other things, send information/updates about the Programmes/ Events, respond to you, contact you and to manage and facilitate you during the Programmes/ Events.

The Mobile Apps may capture the Device ID in order to send out push notifications regarding the event. The Apps may also have a provision to exchange the contact data through QR code.

How We May Share the Collected Information

We will not provide your personal sensitive data or information to any third party without your consent except as required by law.

Your information may be shared with our successor entities, sub-contractors, business associates or advertisers who require it as a part of their functional responsibility.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device and saved by your browser. The session cookies are deleted once you close your application but persistent cookies are retained until they expire unless you delete them manually.

Cookies help make our applications more user-friendly and efficient. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. However, disabling cookies may prevent certain functions of the application from working properly.

Server Log Files

When you visit a page on TERI's IT Systems, data including but not limited to: Date/ time, your IP address, website page you came from, your device, operating system/ version, browser type/ version is automatically stored in log files on our servers.

We may process such data to maintain and improve our platform, detect, investigate and prevent / rectify any (potential) errors of our platform, detect, investigate and prevent / defend against (potential) hacker attacks or other abuse of our platform as well as to prevent any damages that are likely to be caused and rectify any damages that have been caused by such abuse.

Facebook Plugin/ Widget

Our website(s) may include plugins or widgets for the social media network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA which can be recognized by the Facebook logo on the site.

When you visit our website(s)/ mobile apps, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information on Facebook's privacy policy please visit their website. If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our website(s) with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter Plugin/ Widget

Our website(s)/ mobile apps may have Twitter services integrated into them where we show the tweets from our Twitter handle @teriin. To retweet, like or comment, you are redirected to Twitter.

These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. As the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter.

For further details on Twitter's privacy policy, please visit their website.

Linkedin Plugin

Our website(s)/ mobile apps may use functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.

For further details on LinkedIn's privacy policy please visit their website.

Google Maps

Google Maps services have been integrated into the App which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is to facilitate the location of places specified by us.

For further details about handling user data, please visit their website.

Youtube Plugin/ Widget

Our website(s)/ mobile apps may have YouTube services integrated into them. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For further details about YouTube's policies, please visit their website.

Payment Processing

We process your payments through third party applications for which you are automatically redirected to the third party system. The transactions are made only via encrypted connections and we do not collect any financial information such as Credit Card numbers, CVV, Passwords, etc., while processing such payments, rather all such information is provided directly to the third-party processor, who uses your information to process the payments. The use of your information is governed by their privacy policy.


To receive our newsletters, you are required to provide a valid Email address and a confirmation that you agree to receive the newsletter. At any point of time, you may withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link.

Links to Third Party Sites

TERI's IT Systems may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that TERI is not responsible for the privacy policies of such other websites. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these sites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Corrections/Updating/Deletion of Personal Information

You may contact TERI at mailbox@teri.res.in if your information changes and we will update it accordingly. We keep the information that you provide us when you visit TERI's IT Systems till the time the purpose for which it has been collected is no longer valid.

You may also contact us to delete the information that we hold about you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify this Policy from time to time to better address your concerns or to make other additions or changes that we deem appropriate in accordance with the law being in force. In case of any changes to our Policy, we will publish the updated Policy on our IT Systems.

Questions or Concerns

In case of any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy you may contact us at:
The Energy & Resources Institute
Core 6C, Darbari Seth Block, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110 003 India
Tel. +91 11 24682100 | Fax +91 11 24682144, 24682145 | Email: mailbox@teri.res.in

Last Updated: 7th December, 2018