Privacy Policy
The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.
This Privacy Policy explains how the SID protects the privacy of your personal information.

Why do we collect your personal information?
The SID collects personal information to provide its members with services including:
  • membership management and invoicing
  • advice about industry developments, conferences and events of interest
  • distribution of newsletters and practice notes
  • calls for awards and competition entries
  • invitations to make media comment
  • advice of opportunities for employment, grant applications and professional development
  • offers of discounted services from 3rd parties (e.g. professional indemnity insurance)
What information do we collect?
The personal information that the SID collects is generally limited to that requested on the SID registration form. The type of information includes your name, postal and email address and telephone numbers. We also collect information on your tertiary qualifications and professional employment experience to determine eligibility for and category of membership.
We do not collect sensitive information except where you are being considered for a Citation or a Fellowship or Hall of Fame nomination, in which case additional background information and opinions may be sought from 3rd parties. This information will not be published without your consent.

Security of your information
Our officials are responsible for protecting your personal information and ensuring:
  • that your personal information is protected, by such security safeguards as it is reasonable in the circumstances to take, against loss and against unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse;
  • that if it is necessary for the record to be given to a person in connection with the provision of a service to the Privacy Officer, everything reasonably within the power of the Privacy Officer is done to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of information contained in the record.
The SID stores your personal information in both paper and electronic form. We take reasonable steps to protect it from loss and unauthorized access including secured physical storage facilities and password protected computer access systems.

Gaining access to your personal information
You can gain access to your personal information by contacting our Admin Officer, unless there is an exception allowed by the law. If we deny access, we will give you the reasons for the refusal.

Keeping our information up to date
We will take reasonable steps to ensure your information is accurate whenever we collect or use it. If any of the information we hold is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact our Admin Officer and we will correct the information.

Disclosure to third parties
The Admin Officer will not disclose your personal information to a person, body or agency other than to industry associates such as Symbiosis Institutes,design media publishers, design conference organizers and government organizations who offer services to the design industry, and where:
  • You are aware that information of that kind is usually passed to that person, body or agency; and
  • You have consented to the disclosure.
You can request that your personal information not be disclosed to 3rd parties by contacting our Admin Officer.

Security Capabilities and Policy for Transmission of internet banking & Credit Card Details
For credit card transactions made on this site, your information is secured by using at least 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts information you input.

How to contact us
If you wish to gain access to your personal information or make a complaint about a breach of your privacy or if you have a query about how your personal information is collected and used, please contact our Admin Officer:
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S No. 231/4A, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014, MS. INDIA
+91 20 2663 4546 / 47 / 48
+91 20 6561 3769 / 70