Smart Village Movement In Alliance with Berkeley Haas

Privacy Policy

Smart Village Movement In Alliance with Berkeley Haas hereinafter referred to as SVM, is committed to respecting the Right to Privacy. We protect and maintain the confidentiality of personal data with security in accordance with applicable laws. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data. This statement may be amended from time to time.

Further, SVM explains how it collects personal information, stores it as private data and how it uses it as an organisation;

  1. a) Of visitors signing on the platform either as potential partner representing university, government or businesses, of volunteers and of donors;
  2. b) Of people associated with the organisation

SVM’s Privacy Policy applies to only online activities and is valid regarding information that visitors to our website share and/or collect on our website. Any information collected offline or through channels other than this website is not covered by this policy.


Our Privacy Policy is hereby consented to and agreed to by all users of our website.

Information we collect: We at SVM collect the following personal data of entities wanting to collaborate with us, requirements for which will be explained at the time of asking the information. One may also provide additional information about them when they want to contact us directly. Following is what we collect at the start: Name, email address, gender, nationality, contact details, message content or attachment(s), any other information you choose to provide. When you register for an account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as company name, office address, official email and contact details along with the name.

SVM does not solicit any sensitive information from anyone, such as information that reveals your race or ethnicity, caste, religious beliefs, political opinion, philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, and any trade or labour union membership. If in any case, any such information is asked from the signing personnel, then the same will and shall be done upon receiving written consent.


You can trust us to protect your information. To safeguard and secure the information we collect online, we implement suitable physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards.

Information Usage:

Information we collect may be used for various purposes, including the points mentioned below:

  • Send you confirmation emails
  • Find and prevent fraud related to contribution made by you
  • Communicate with you directly or through one of our partners along with customer service, to forward you the updates and other information related to the website.
  • For marketing and promotional purposes
  • Develop new products, services, features and functionality of the website
  • Operate and maintain the website
  • Personalise, improve and expand our website


Advertising Privacy Policy:

You may also find the list of organisations, companies, governments, academia mentioned on the website, which are a part of the triple-helix model that is the foundation of SVM. List of companies are also mentioned under ‘Partners’ section as they are a part of SVM Ecosystem. Third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on SVM. These links are directly sent to users’ browsers along with users’ IP addresses that are sent directly by these sites.

Please note: SVM has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third-Party Privacy Policy:

SVM’s privacy policy is not applicable to other advertisers or websites. To know more about it, we encourage you to directly visit their individual websites.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more about cookie management in detail with specific web browsers, visit their respective websites.

We also focus on adding internet safety protections for children. In addition to observing, and monitoring their online activity.

Data Portability:

You, a user, have the right to request to transfer the data to another organisation or directly to you, under certain conditions that have been collected by SVM. We will be using your email to send direct marketing emails unless you have checked the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email sent or by writing or emailing us at


SVM shall provide only such information on its website, which is right to the best of belief. Any action performed by the visitor to this website shall be the responsibility of the visitor only, accountability must rest upon the visitor for making use of any information offered on the website.

SVM shall ensure that tax exemption certificates as well as feedback reports are sent to the donors within reasonable time limits. SVM is only a “facilitator” for making donations, and as such stands indemnified from any accountability arising because of the same.