Privacy Policy

(effective as of 01/09/2023)

In order to pursue its mandate and mission, ICRISAT processes information about individuals (“Personal Information”). ICRISAT, as the owner and administrator of, collects, stores, and uses certain types of information about the users of the website.

  • (also referred to as "" or "Website" or "We") is totally committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of any personal information received from you ("User"). At, the confidentiality of our Users is a top priority.
  • The purpose of this privacy policy statement is to explain to you what personal information We collect from your visit(s) to our Website, and how We protect the information that you provide to us when you use our Website. You can be assured that will use such information sensibly and carefully, and only in accordance with this privacy statement. We maintain compliance with the highest standards of website privacy, so our visitors/Users can securely navigate on our Website. Any information that you provide to is subject to our Privacy Policy.
  • By accessing this Website and whenever you submit any information to, or use or navigate our Website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please read below carefully the entire Privacy Policy before using the website.
  • As part of our information dissemination activities, We may need to send some communications to you through email and notifications posted on the Website or through other means available, including text and other forms of messaging. Though we prefer to communicate with our Users via email, as may be deemed necessary, you agree to receive our phone calls, related to your interest/request on
  • When you sign up to receive our e-newsletters, We may periodically send emails about new publications or other information, which you may find interesting and beneficial as well. If you do not wish to receive promotional information from us, you can, at any time, choose to opt out of receiving ICRISAT e-newsletters. To unsubscribe from our e-newsletters, you can follow the directions included in the e-newsletter.
  • You must ensure to provide us with the correct or up-to-date Personal Information. This will allow us to contact you for further correspondence with respect to your interest/request at We are not responsible for any inaccurate information you provide to us, which may affect your experience on our website.
  • If, at any time, you want to access, update, modify, or eliminate any of your account information at, you may do so by clicking "Your Account", and then review/change your sensitive personal information as you want it to be.
  • may, in the future, request other optional information from you in order to customize the Website to deliver a personalized experience to our Users.

 Information We Collect About You

  • We do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information. You can access and use the Website without providing any personal information. However, you might provide us with your personal and demographic information – including your name, gender, age, address, phone number, email address, affiliation, and any other information– in the following ways:
    • As a New User, when you register/create an account, make any request, or upload your details at;
    • As an Existing User, when you update your existing profile on;
    • When you sign up for e-newsletters at;
    • When you use or participate in our various programs, Contact Us or submit your Testimonials at
  • During your visit to our Website, We may automatically receive technical information about your computer/device, including your IP address, your computer operating system, time-zone, browser type, and browser plug-in details, due to the communication protocol settings on the Internet.
  • When you browse our Website, We may also collect information regarding the pages you viewed, the web addresses from which you arrived or clicked through, time spent on particular pages, download errors, and page response times. All this information helps us analyse Users' trends and preferences and thus assists us in improving our Website.

 How do We Use the Information Collected from You

  • We will collect and retain your personally identifiable information only to the extent that it is necessary to fulfil user access and related support to you. Any Personal information submitted by you to the Website or collected by us will be used ONLY for the purposes mentioned below:
    • To carry out our requirements arising from your requests on the Website;
    • To improve our Website's functionality, and to customise your future user experience with us;
    • To make sure that our Website content is presented in the manner that is most effective for you;
    • To communicate with you about any changes to our website;
    • To verify your identity and perform checks to prevent fraud or misrepresentation.

 With Whom do We Share Your Information

  • We do not sell, rent, or exchange any personally identifiable information that you provide to us through this Website with any third party for commercial reasons. However, We engage trusted service providers, companies, and/or consultants to perform certain website-related services and our communications-related activities. Through your use of, you consent to our collection and transfer of your information to our website service providers on a need basis.
  • As with any entity, it is possible that our institute may go for alliance or may get merged or acquired by another institute. In such cases, User/User information may get transferred. Accordingly, in the event that, or the Institute, is acquired by a third party, such information may be transferred or acquired by a third party. Under such circumstances, would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of may continue to process your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 How long do We Retain Your Information?

Personal information is retained for the length of time it is needed for use as per our record retention schedule or as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected and then discarded as per the schedule. Non-personal information is retained indefinitely in aggregate form.

Who has Access to Your Information

Your personally identifiable information can be accessed only on a need-to-know basis by certain employees who are designated to carry out your requested activity, and all such employees are bound to strict confidentiality obligations.

 How We Use Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information placed by a website onto your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not collect any sensitive personal information from you. We use cookies to analyse data about our web page traffic, which helps us save your preferences for your future visits. This allows us to customise our website according to your interests, which will enable us to deliver a more personalised user experience to our Users. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Please be aware that by declining cookies you may be unable to use our website to its fullest capability.

 Security Policy

Your Personal Information is protected by appropriate technical and institutional safeguards against unauthorized processing, unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, or unauthorized modification. To prevent unauthorized access, we have put in place the latest industry-standard security technology and procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. We store your personally identifiable information on the computer servers placed in a secure environment. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your personally identifiable information, no entity, including our Website, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

 Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page, so we urge you to review it periodically to ensure that you agree with any such changes that we make. We will make our best efforts to inform you of any significant amendments by e-mail, message on the Website, or notification in Your Account. However, it is your exclusive responsibility to check the Policy regularly to ensure that you agree with it, and your continued use of the Website will be deemed to be your acceptance of any changes that we make.

 Contact Information

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Last updated Date: 12/09/2023.