Privacy Statement For Www.Infosys-Science-Foundation.Com

Infosys Science Foundation hereinafter referred as ‘ISF’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ is committed to respect your privacy and choices. The statement highlights our privacy practices regarding Personal Information that we collect and store about you.

I. Personal Information we collect and process and how we use it

I.1 Personal Information that we process

For the purposes of this privacy statement, 'Personal Information' is any data which relates to an individual who may be identified from that data, or from a combination of a set of data, and other information which is in possession of ISF.

We collect the following Personal Information from/of


First Name, Last Name, date of birth, phone number, e-mail ID, title, institute name, scientific merits, research papers and CV, and if applicable, information on actions of nominees which realize a criminal offence.


First name, Last name, phone number, e-mail ID, title, institute name institute name, Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, demographics, your computers’ operating system, and browser type and information collected via cookies (details enclosed in section IV below).


First Name, Last Name, Phone number, e-mail ID, Title, Institute name

I.2 Use of your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information for the following purposes:


  • Evaluation of eligibility for the Infosys Prize according to its statutes
  • Evaluation of the work of a researcher for the Infosys Prize
  • Evaluation may include background checks


  • For registering on the ISF website and using it
  • For correspondences as part of nomination process
  • For outreach during Infosys Prize lectures or the Prize ceremony to review nominations
  • For correspondences as part of evaluation process


For registering on the ISF website and using it to review nominations

I.2 Legal basis of the processing

We process your Personal Information for the purposes of the legitimate interest pursued by us, when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights. As regards background checks we have legitimate interests to exclude any reasonable doubts regarding the integrity of nominees, in particular, to exclude fraudulent conduct with regard to research work of nominees and to ensure the eligibility of nominees.

I.3 Background Checks

We carry out background checks in order to ensure the eligibility of nominees. We only collect information which is useful for the jury’s decision. We use publicly available sources to obtain the information as well as professional agencies. Data subjects who are located in the European Union will be informed in accordance with the GDPR separately.

II. Consequences of not providing Personal Information

If you choose not to provide Personal Information that is mandatory to evaluate a candidate’s eligibility for the Infosys Prize, we may not be able to consider the nomination.

III. Data recipients, transfer, and disclosure of Personal Information:

We share your Personal Information within

  • Infosys or with any of its subsidiaries;
  • Business partners;
  • Service vendors;
  • Authorized third-party agents; or
  • Contractors

In general, Infosys Science Foundation, domiciled in Bangalore, is the data controller processing your Personal Information. We transfer Personal Information to locations which may be outside the country where you are based, including to countries which have different data protection standards to those which apply to the country where you are based. The locations of Infosys group companies is set out here. Our service providers are primarily located in US, Singapore and India. When required, Infosys Science Foundation discloses Personal Information to external law enforcement bodies or regulatory authorities, in order to comply with legal obligations.

Any negative findings, found in a background checks, shall be permanently deleted from our records.

IV. Use of cookies:

Cookies are small text files that, like most other Web servers, we place in your device that you use to access our website. This is done to recognize your device during a session or in your future visits to our website, primarily in order to provide better user experience.

Types of cookies used

Session cookie: Session cookies remain only as long as a browsing session is active, and are intended to avoid user inconvenience during browsing. These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session and expire at the end of the browsing session. Session cookies also assist the user in navigating the website, and allow the user to access secure parts of the webpage when logged in.

Persistent cookie: Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device even after termination of a browsing session. It helps in recalling the preferences or actions of the user. Persistent cookies are used for a variety of purposes such as retaining the visitor’s language and regional preference(s) at the end of each browsing session. We use services of third-party analytics service provider to analyze cookies to carry out a behavioral analysis in order to enhance user experience and convenience, and also to provide targeted and relevant content to visitors. Depending on the type and settings of your browser, cookies may be accepted by default. You may change the settings of your browser to delete existing cookies or prevent future cookies from being automatically accepted. If you disable cookies, certain parts and functions of our website may not be available. You can learn more about cookies at

Third Party Cookies

We use cookies from third party companies to provide us with insights about our sites, help us run targeting advertising campaigns, measure effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to make the advertisements more relevant to you. These companies use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities on our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click, assets you download and how long you are on our sites. Based on your browsing of our website you may see our advertisements while browsing through our advertisement partner websites and/or their network websites. In order to opt out from receiving such advertisements, you have to set your preferences on our partner websites. Alternatively, you may also visit Network Advertising Initiative or Digital Advertising Alliance websites to opt-out.

For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy/cookie policies and other details provided in the table below:

Third party companies Purpose Applicable Privacy/Cookie Policy Link
Eloqua Personalized email based interactions
To opt out:
Adobe For Website Analytics and Tag Management to personalize website experience, measure effectiveness of web presence, advertising programs
Opt Out: DAA:
Google Show targeted, relevant advertisements and re-targeted advertisements to visitors of Infosys websites
Opt Out:
Facebook Show targeted, relevant advertisements
Opt Out:
LinkedIn Show targeted, relevant advertisements and re-targeted advertisements to visitors of Infosys websites
Youtube Show targeted, relevant advertisements. Show embedded videos on Infosys websites
Opt Out:
Tintup Show relevant, aggregated content from social media on Infosys websites
addthis To share content from Infosys websites on social media
Opt out:
Twitter Show targeted, relevant advertisements and re-targeted advertisements to visitors of Infosys websites
Opt out:

V. Access, correction, objection of your Personal Information:

You have the right to access, correct, delete or transfer your Personal Information that we hold, including your profile and preferences. You also have the right to object to certain processing and, where we have asked for your consent to process your Personal Information, to withdraw this consent. Where we process your Personal Information because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (as explained above), you also have a right to object to this. These rights will be subject to the applicable country-specific data privacy laws and may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your Personal Information.

You can assert your rights by contacting us at

VI. Data security

Infosys Science Foundation adopts reasonable and appropriate security practices and procedures including administrative, physical security, and technical controls in order to safeguard your Personal Information.

VII. Data retention

Personal Information will not be retained for a period more than necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy statement, unless a longer retention period is required by law or for directly related legitimate business purposes.

VIII. How to contact us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices or this privacy statement, please contact us at:
Contact person: Srinivas P
Contact address: Data Privacy Office, Infosys Limited, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 100, India
Phone: +91 80 2852 0261

IX. Updates to this privacy statement

Infosys Science Foundation may change the data privacy practices and update this privacy statement as and when the need arises, and the same will be made available on the website. But our commitment to protect the privacy of website users will remain.