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Global Science Festival of Kerala (GSFK) places great importance on safeguarding the privacy of our website users. This Privacy Statement outlines how we gather and utilize personal information about our users.

Your Personal Information

You can explore the GSFK website without disclosing any personal information or revealing your identity.

Information Provided Voluntarily

While utilizing specific features like web forms on the GSFK website, you may be requested to furnish additional details such as your name or email address. This information may be required to contact you or to subscribe to updates. Rest assured, any information you provide will be utilized solely to fulfill your requests and to reach out in case of any issues. We do not share, trade, or sell your email address or any other personal information to third parties.

Automatically Collected Information For Visitor And Traffic Analytics


A cookie is a small identifier stored on your computer that may contain site-specific settings or recognize you during a return visit. The GSFK website does not use cookies, except for those employed by Google Analytics and Hubspot (as described below). The main GSFK website is designed to function without cookies. Disabling cookies in your browser will not hinder your experience on the main GSFK website.

Google Analytics

The GSFK website employs Google Analytics to collect data regarding site usage. The information gathered is utilized to enhance web services for visitors. Google Analytics uses a browser cookie for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on this website.

If you prefer, you can opt-out by disabling cookies in your browser’s preference settings. Alternatively, to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. For more information, visit Google Analytics Solutions.

Basis for Processing

We process your personal information gathered on the GSFK website to facilitate our online interactions with you. We collect and process your personal information solely to advance MIT’s legitimate interests and/or fulfill any contractual obligations with you.

Should you have any concerns about this privacy statement, its purposes, or our communication with you, please contact us at [email protected]. We will always honor your request to cease processing your personal information (subject to our legal obligations).

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) mandates that online service providers obtain parental consent before knowingly collecting personally identifiable information online from children under 13. We do not knowingly collect or request personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a child under 13, please refrain from attempting to register for the Services or providing any personal information about yourself to us. In the event that we learn we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you suspect that a child under 13 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us at [email protected].

In case you wish to exercise these rights, we would appreciate an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information for identity verification when exercising these rights. Upon request for erasure of information, we will retain a core set of personal data to ensure inadvertent contact is avoided in the future. We may also need to retain certain financial information for legal purposes, including US IRS compliance. In the event of an actual or anticipated legal claim, we may retain your information for the purpose of establishing, defending against, or exercising our rights with respect to such a claim.

By providing information directly to GSFK, you consent to the transfer of your personal information.

Third Party Websites

The GSFK website may include links to third-party sites located outside of GSFK. GSFK is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements and policies published by these third-party sites.

Additional Information

We may periodically update this Privacy Statement. If any significant changes are made to the way we handle your personal information, we will communicate this clearly on our GSFK website or by reaching out to you directly. The controller for your personal information is GSFK.

This policy was last updated in December 2023.

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