Privacy Policy

Ideope Media Private Limited (“Ideope”) is a technology service provider that also carries out marketing, educational, and non-news content development activities. Ideope has granted an exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, worldwide license to Inc42 Plus Media Private Limited (“Inc42” or “Company“) to access, use, manage, and operate the Website (including any sub-domains thereof, or application (the “Website”)) and use Ideope’s intellectual property in relation to its use on the Website. Through the Website or related mobile application or other digital media (“Media”), Inc42 provides access to digital news and media content, and Ideope and Inc42 (collectively, the “Inc42 Group” or “we” or “us” or “our”) provides access to non-news reports, curated events, and communities, along with executive courses and programs (such as BrandLabs, Inc42 Academy) among other services (“Services”).

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy“) explains our policy on the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information.

We understand the importance of maintaining the privacy of your data and appreciate your trust in us. We are committed to being transparent about data we collect, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which (i) information is collected by the Inc42 Group from or provided by the users to the Inc42 Group; (ii) the purpose of usage/processing of this collected information by the Inc42 Group; and (iii) transferability of such collected information by the Inc42 Group.

This Privacy Policy forms a part of the ‘Terms of Use’ for the Services. Capitalized terms which have been used here but are undefined shall have the same meaning as attributed to them in the ‘Terms of Use’. We respect the privacy of the users of the Services and are committed to protect it in all respects.

By visiting the Website, and accepting our Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Last Updated On 10th June, 2024

What Types of User Information Does Inc42 Obtain?

You have choices about the data we collect. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide data that is necessary to enable us to provide the Services, you may not be able to use all or part of those Services.

The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with the Website, the choices you make (including your privacy settings), and the Services you use.

We may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number(s)
  • Blog or Website URL
  • Photo
  • Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
  • Professional Title
  • Company
  • Industry
  • Activities or Content Viewed on Inc42

In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for an event or logging in to download a research report). You may choose not to provide the Information we request. However, if you chose not to share the information, you may still use the Website, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.

When you register to receive any products or services from the Inc42 Group or provide information to the Inc42 Group in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information.

Information Collected Automatically

We may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our Website, services, mobile applications or other products, including:

  • Browser Information
  • Operating System Information
  • Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP Address
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Content Viewed
  • Geographic Location
  • Connection Speed
  • Time of Visit
  • Referring Site, Application, or Service
  • Registration Time

You may choose to view or delete your information collected automatically by the Website by raising a request through

How Do We Use This Information?

We use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to provide Services, fulfil your requests, improve our products and Services, personalize and tailor your experience, operate our business, perform essential business operations, and understand how users are engaging with Inc42.

This includes operating the Services, maintaining and improving the performance of the Services, developing new features, conducting research, and periodically provide promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account.

Examples of such uses include the following:

Providing the Services: We use data to carry out your transactions with us and to provide the Services to you. In certain cases, the Services include personalized features and recommendations that enhance your productivity and enjoyment, and automatically tailor your experience based on the data we have about you.

Technical support: We use data to diagnose product problems, and to provide other customer support and services.

Improving the Services: We use data to continually improve our website and our Services, including system administration, system security, and adding new features or capabilities.

Business Operations: We use data to develop aggregate analyses and business intelligence that enable us to operate, protect, make informed decisions, and report on the performance of our business.

Promotions: We may use your data to administer contests, promotions, surveys, or other site features.

Improving Advertising Campaigns: We may use your data to improve our advertising campaigns, primarily in an effort to prevent targeting of impressions via third-party channels when they are not relevant to you.

Sending Emails and Newsletters: We may use your data to send you periodic emails and newsletters. Depending on the marketing preferences you select while subscribing for our emails, we may send you occasional marketing emails and newsletters about our products and services, which you can unsubscribe from at any time using the link provided in the message.

In General: We use data to respond to your inquiries and requests relating to our Services, to create and administer your accounts, and to provide us with information and access to resources that you have requested from us. We also use data for general business purposes, including, among other things, to improve customer service, to help us improve the content and functionality of our Services, to better understand our users, to protect against wrongdoing or plagiarism.

Inc42 may share your Data to conduct its business within Inc42 Group or with third parties for the reasons set out above. We also ensure that these recipients of such data agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Inc42’s Use of Cookies

The Website may place “cookies” on your computer or device that may contain anonymous Information that is associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third-party domain.

Our cookies may record Information about your use of the Website so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify preferences; control the display of ads; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information; analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content; record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer our Services.

If you do not wish to have the Website place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing the Website. We are not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of the Website that depend on cookies.

We do not control and are not responsible for the use of cookies by its third-party partners or advertisers.

Keeping Your Data Confidential, & Resilient

We implement a variety of measures to ensure that our processing systems remain confidential, resilient, and available. Specifically, we have implemented processes to help ensure high availability, business continuity, and prompt disaster recovery. We commit to maintaining strong physical and logical access controls.

Every part of the Services utilize properly-provisioned, redundant servers (e.g., multiple load balancers, web servers, replica databases) in case of failure. We take servers out of operation as part of regular maintenance, without impacting availability.

We keep encrypted backups of data every hour in multiple regions. While never expected, in the case of production data loss (i.e., primary data stores loss), we will restore organizational data from these backups.

Recovery: In the event of a region-wide outage, we will bring up a duplicate environment in a different region. Our operations team has extensive experience performing full region migrations.

Access Controls: The Website is hosted on GCP. Google has many years of experience in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale data centers. This experience has been applied to the GCP platform and infrastructure. GCP data centers are housed in nondescript facilities, and critical facilities have extensive setback and military grade perimeter control berms as well as other natural boundary protection. Physical access is strictly controlled both at the perimeter and at building ingress points by professional security staff utilizing video surveillance, state-of-the-art intrusion detection systems, and other electronic means. Authorized staff must pass two-factor authentication no fewer than three times to access data center floors. All visitors and contractors are required to present identification and are signed in and continually escorted by authorized staff. Google only provides data center access and information to employees who have a legitimate business need for such privileges. When an employee no longer has a business need for these privileges, his or her access is immediately revoked, even if they continue to be an employee of Google or Google Cloud. All physical and electronic access to data centers by Google employees is logged and audited routinely. Inc42 employees do not have control or access to GCP centers, servers, network equipment, or storage.

Logical Access Controls: Ideope is the assigned administrator of its infrastructure, and only designated authorized Ideope operations team members have access to configure the infrastructure on an as-needed basis behind a two-factor authenticated virtual private network. Specific private keys are required for individual servers, and keys are stored in a secure and encrypted location.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention: Unusual network patterns or suspicious behaviour are among Ideope’s biggest concerns for infrastructure hosting and management. GCP intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) rely on both signature-based and algorithm-based security to help identify traffic patterns that are similar to known attack methods. IDS/IPS involves tightly controlling the size and make-up of the attack surface, employing intelligent detection controls at data entry points, and developing and deploying technologies that automatically remedy dangerous situations, as well as preventing known threats from accessing the system in the first place. We do not provide direct access to security event forensics, but we do provide access to our engineering and customer support teams during and after any unscheduled downtime.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We may disclose your personal data with your consent, or as necessary to provide the Services to you.

By visiting, accessing, attending, or using our products, services, or events, you consent to the disclosure of your Information to certain categories of third parties in the manner described below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any of these third parties.

Service Providers

We rely on third party vendors and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products, services, and events (“Service Providers”), and we may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to these Service Providers to the extent necessary to support our products, services or events, or as otherwise set forth below.

Event Registration

We use third parties, such as Hubilo, Hubspot, Bigmarker, etc to process registrations or as a host for our events and programs. We may provide your Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to such registration services when you register for an event or program. In addition, as discussed below, we (or its third-party registration service) may provide your Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to companies that sponsor or underwrite portions of an event that you register for, attend, or view.

Web Hosts

Website services are hosted by GCP, an enterprise web hosting platform. All Information obtained and stored by the Website is processed and stored on servers that are owned and operated by GCP & other sub-contractors.

Third Party Websites

We offer the ability to share our content on Third Party Websites, including social networking and blogging services such as LinkedIn or Facebook, through “plugins” or “widgets” (such as LinkedIn’s “in” button or Facebook’s “Like” button). When you elect to share content and information with others on Third Party Websites, we may transmit your Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to such Third Party Websites. This Information may be visible on the Third Party Website to anyone who has access to that content or Information. Your decision to share information in this manner is completely voluntary. You should ensure that you are comfortable with how Third Party Websites may share your Information by reviewing their privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly on those Third Party Websites.

URL/Referrer Header Information

When you visit the Websites, certain information about the content or activities you have engaged in on the Website may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) for the page you are viewing on the Website (i.e., the Internet “address,” commonly displayed in the browser window). For example, the date or title of an article you are viewing may appear in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a Inc42 account, certain account information (may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on the Website. If you leave the Website to visit a third-party website, including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information through a social plug-in (like the Linked In “in” button), the information contained in the URL may be transmitted to the third party website by your browser.

Advertisers and Analytics Services

We use third party advertisers, including ad networks, to provide advertising on the Website. In addition, as discussed in (“Analytics Services”), we use third party analytics products to obtain information about how users are using and interacting with the Media. These third parties may receive Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from Inc42 as discussed in greater detail in Security and Protection of Personally Identifiable Information.

Law Enforcement/Legal Process

We may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request; enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of our Terms of Use and other agreements; respond to public requests; or protect the rights, property, user experience or safety of the Website and Services, our employees, our users, or others. This can include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Grievance Redressal

All questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to

Grievance Officer
Ideope Media Private Limited
Inc42 Plus Media Private Limited
59/16, Third Floor, Gali No. 59, Kalkaji, New Delhi, South Delhi- 110019, Delhi
Email: grievances[@]
Landline: 011-40363558

Redressal Mechanism: Any complaints. or concerns with regards to the processing of Information provided by you or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below via in writing by email / post / courier to  The Grievance Officer, Inc42 Plus Media Private Limited, 59/16, Ground Floor, Gali No. 59, Kalkaji, New Delhi, South Delhi- 110019, Delhi. We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint: a) Your address, telephone number and e-mail address; and b) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate and the Company shall not be responsible for any communication, if addressed, to any non-designated person in this regard.

Comments and Public Posts; Sharing on Third-Party Websites

We encourage active participation by users, including through comments on the Website. However, please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Information, personal or otherwise, on the Website that Information can be viewed, collected, and used by others, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party applications developers, and anyone with access to the Website. We have no control over the use, collection, or disclosure of any Information that you post publicly on Inc42.

Change of Control

If the Inc42 Group is acquired by another company or party, or transfers substantially all their assets, user Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. If the Inc42 Group is involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization, or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different Privacy Policy, we will notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any purchaser may continue without requiring any additional consent to collect, use, and disclose your Information as set forth in this Policy. However, the Inc42 Group is permitted to assign their rights and obligations under this Privacy Policy to others.

Third-Party Advertising on Inc42

We may allow third-party advertising serving companies, including ad networks (“Advertisers”), to display advertisements or provide other advertising services on the Websites. These third party Advertisers may use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record demographic and other Information about you, including your activities on or off the Website. These techniques may be used directly on the Website. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Advertisers may use the information collected to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests or background and/or associate such information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on other websites. Advertisers may also share this information with their clients or other third parties.

We have no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the Advertisers that provide advertising and related services on the Websites. This Privacy Policy does not cover any collection, use or disclosure of Information by Advertisers who provide advertising and related services on the Website. These Advertisers’ information gathering practices, including their policies regarding the use of cookies and other tracking technologies, are governed entirely by their own privacy policies, not this one.

We currently may be using one or more of the following Advertisers to provide advertising and related services on the Website. If you would like to know about their information gathering and privacy practices, please visit the links below

Analytics Services

In addition, we use third party analytics providers and products to obtain, compile and analyze Information (that may include Personally Identifiable Information) about how users are using and interacting with the Website. We may provide Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to these analytics providers for the purpose of obtaining statistics and other information about how users are using and interacting with the Website. These analytics providers may use tracking techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this information. These techniques may be used directly on the Website. We have no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the third parties that providing analytics products and services to the Website Please also keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information

We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information (other than Personally Identifiable Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access the information you provide to us. We cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifiable Information, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password(s) and computer or device, and to log off when using any shared computer.

Email or Text Message Communications

We may contact you by email, text message or other equivalent electronic communications if you access our products or services or register for events or other content or services provided by us. By visiting the Website or using the Media or using our content, products or services, or registering for or attending our events, you specifically consent to the receipt of these email or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us by email at [[email protected]] and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your Name, Email Address (or Cellphone Number) and the specifics of your request. If you unsubscribe, we may still contact you via email or text message for administrative purposes or concerning any products, services, or events for which you have registered or are using.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We retain the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have notice. If we make material changes to the way we collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you by posting a clear and prominent announcement on the Website or through a direct communication. Your continued access to or use of the Website following notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications. Your use of the Website is entirely voluntary, and you may discontinue use of the Website at any time.

How to Contact Us

We welcome any questions or comments you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation. Any such questions or comments should be submitted via the contact form on We will undertake reasonable efforts to resolve or address your concern.