Privacy Policy

Updated on 29th January 2023

We, SkillNet or (Zcientia Labs), are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes the types of information we collect, how we use the information, and with whom we share it. We also describe the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. 


1. Information We Collect 

We collect information from you when you create an account or update your profile on our website, The types of information we collect include: 

  • Personal information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number 
  • Profile information, such as your professional experience, education, and skills 
  • Content you post, such as your profile information, job listings, and messages you send to other users 
  • Information about your interactions with the website, such as your browsing history and the pages you visit 
  • Information about your device, such as your IP address, browser type, and operating system 

Types of Data Collected 

1.1 For Registration and Enquiries

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: 

  • First name and last name 
  • Email address 
  • Phone number 
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City 
  • Cookies and Usage Data 

1.2 For Your Profile 

You have choices about the information on your profile, such as your education, work experience, skills, interests, photo, video, links, your location. You don’t have to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services, including helping recruiters and business opportunities find you. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

1.3 Posting and Uploading 

We collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill out a form, respond to a survey, or submit a resume or fill out a job application on our Services. If you opt to import your address book, we receive your contacts (including contact information your service provider(s) or app automatically added to your address book when you communicated with addresses or numbers not already in your list). 

1.4 Usage Data 

We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. 

1.5 Content and News 

You and others may post content that includes information about you (as part of articles, posts, comments, videos) on our Services. We also may collect public information about you, such as professional-related news and accomplishments, and make it available as part of our Services, including, as permitted by your settings, in notifications to others of mentions in the news. 

1.6 Partners 

We receive personal data (e.g., your job title and work email address) about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as employers or prospective employers and applicant tracking systems providing us job application data. 

1.7 Service Use 

We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology, such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use. 

1.8 Cookies and Similar Technologies 

We use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels and ad tags) to collect data (e.g., device IDs) to recognize you and your device(s) on, off and across different services and devices where you have engaged with our Services. 

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. 

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. 

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. Examples of Cookies we use: 

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. 
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. 
  • Security Cookies.We use Security Cookies for security purposes. 

1.9 Your Device and Location 

When you visit or leave our Services (including some plugins and our cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to and the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and device (e.g., IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, cookie IDs and/or ISP, or your mobile carrier). If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location. 

1.10 Messages 

We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a SkillNet connection/link request, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. 

1.11 Workplace and School-Provided Information 

Others buying our Services for your use, such as your employer or your school, provide us with personal data about you and your eligibility to use the Services that they purchase for use by their workers, students or alumni. 

1.12 Other 

Our Services are dynamic, and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we collect, use or share your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy. 

We may also collect information from third-party sources, such as public databases and social media platforms, to supplement the information we collect from you directly. 


2 Use of Information 

SkillNet uses the collected data for various purposes: 

  • To provide and maintain the Service 
  • To notify you about changes to our Service 
  • To notify you about the relevant information and services 
  • To provide you recommendations on people, forums, courses, blogs etc. 
  • To notify you about latest trends, events, courses, offers, webinars, workshops etc 
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so 
  • To allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with 
  • To allow you to explore careers, evaluate educational opportunities, and seek out, and be found for, career opportunities. 
  • To provide customer care and support 
  • To conduct research and develop new services 
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service 
  • To monitor the usage of the Service 
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues 
  • To investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service issues 
    Note: We use user’s data and content for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services, such as by showing your connections that you have used a feature on our Services.  

We also use the information we collect to provide and improve our services, to communicate with you, and to personalize your experience on our website. Specifically, we use the information we collect for the following purposes: 

  • To create and manage your account and profile on our website 
  • To match you with job opportunities and to connect you with potential employers or recruiters 
  • To send you notifications, such as job recommendations, events, posts and messages from other users 
  • To analyze usage and activity trends on the website 
  • To improve the functionality and user experience of the website 
  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements


3 Data Storage 

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. 

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there. 

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. SkillNet will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. 


4 Sharing of Information 

Your profile is fully visible to all Members and customers of our Services. When you share an article or a post (e.g., an update, image, video or article) publicly it can be viewed by everyone and re-shared anywhere. User, Members, Visitors and others will be able to find and see your publicly-shared content. 

In a forum or a group, your posts are visible to others in the forum/group. Your membership in forums/groups is public and part of your profile. Any information you share through groups and forums or on our Services will be viewable by others who visit those forums. 

When you link with a person or join a forum, you are visible to others and that “forum admin” as a member. 

We notify senders when you act on their messages, posts, and comments and react to their actions on the platform. 

We may also share your information with third parties for various reasons as listed below: 

4.1 Legal Disclosures:

SkillNet may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 

  • To investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; 
  • To enforce our agreements with you; 
  • To investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; 
  • To protect the security or integrity of our Services (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or 
  • To exercise or protect the rights and safety of SkillNet, our Members, personnel or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand; 
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of SkillNet; 
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our Service or third party services provided on our website such as courses, blogs etc.; 
  • To protect against legal liability. 

4.2 Service Providers 

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purposes.  

4.3 Other Related Services 

We will share your personal data with our affiliates to provide and develop our Services. We may combine information internally across the different Services covered by this Privacy Policy to help our Services be more relevant and useful to you and others. 

4.4 Change in Control 

We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise. 

4.5 Third Party Tracking Services 

Website tracking and analytics and services such as and not limited to Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, Zoho Analytics that tracks and reports website traffic may track your usage data. The data is collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data may be shared with other services of the respective companies to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. 


5 Your Choices & Obligations 
You have the right to access and update the personal information we have collected about you. You can access and update your information by logging into your account on our website. 

We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you with Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. We will retain your information and keep your profile open unless you close your account. 

For personal data that we have about you, you can: 

  • You can edit some of your personal data through your account.
  • You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate. 
  • You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held). 
  • You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine-readable form. 
  • To make requests, you may contact us using the contact at, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. 

Links To Other Sites 

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


6. Account Closure 

If you want to delete your SkillNet account you can do so under the "General Settings" page of your profile.

If you choose to close your SkillNet account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 48 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 45 days of account closure, except as noted below. 

We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse 

Information you have shared with others (e.g., through conversations, updates or forum posts) will remain visible after you close your account or delete the information from your own profile or conversations box, and we do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services. Forum content and ratings or review content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache. 

SkillNet reserves the right to delete "fake" accounts that impersonate another person or entity to collect, advertise or use any information about Site visitors. 


7 Security Of Data 

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security; 


8 Consent 

SkillNet believes that every user of our Services/Website must be in a position to provide informed consent prior to providing any Information required for the use of the same. By registering with us, you are expressly consenting to the collection, processing, storing, disclosing and handling of your information as set forth in this Policy now and as amended by us. 


9 Changes to Our Privacy Policy 

We may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. We will notify you of any material changes to this Policy by posting the updated Policy on our website. 


10 Contact Us 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us at

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