Disclaimer and Privacy Policy




This is the official website of Mpower, An Initiative of Aditya Birla Education Trust and website name is www.mpowerminds.com. For general legal information, Mpower is one of the many ventures of the legal entity - Aditya Birla Education Trust.

All its contents are for general information and use. Mpower, provides no warranty, express or implied, regarding the quality, accuracy and completeness of that information.

Mpower will not be liable for any damage arising from the use of this site. The copyright of the proprietary material that appears remains solely with Aditya Birla Education Trust. For the sake of convenience, Mpower may provide links to websites operated by other entities/persons, but it does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use of such websites.

Privacy Policy

We at Mpower, value your privacy and understand how important it is for you. To that effect, we have the following privacy policy in place with regard to the collection, use and dissemination of personal information submitted to this website. This document will help you understand the terms and conditions under which personal information is provided to this website. Please note that this policy is effective only within the Aditya Birla Education Trust's www.mpowerminds.com domain, and does not apply to websites that may be accessible from external links suggested at various pages of this website. Please note that due to the very nature of internet technology and evolving threats, this policy may be updated from time to time. All such updates will be posted in the privacy policy page. By using this website, you indicate your acceptance of the terms and policies mentioned here.

Information Collection and Use

While you can use parts of this website without providing any personal information, certain sections will only be accessible after you have registered with the website by providing specific data. These sections include, but are not limited to Donations, Registration for academic courses, Books, Journals and Alumni Profiles. The information collected by the website will be used strictly for the purpose stated at the time of collection. Such information will not be sold, traded, rented or in any way transferred to a third party, including direct marketing companies and similar organizations for commercial purposes. However, Mpower, may reveal the collected information to its selected employees, agents, consultants and others who the Mpower believes should know. The Institute may also divulge the information to law enforcement authorities, courts and such others if need arises.

System Information Including IP Addresses

Information that is not personal in nature, i.e., IP addresses, web browsers and operating system details, browsing habits, demo-graphical and geographic data and other similar information may be logged and used to analyse and extrapolate information about general user behaviour within the Mpower website. Such extrapolations and statistics may be made public. However, they cannot be tracked to individual users. IP addresses are not linked to anything that can help identify the user. Neither are IP addresses, except in rare occasions, handed out to a third party.

Cookies

This website uses “cookies” to track usage and manage services on the website. Cookies are small bits of data that may be transferred to the user’s hard drive when they log in or access a particular part of the website. These are used for a variety of purposes including authentication and can be blocked by reconfiguring the appropriate settings in user’s web browser. Doing so, however, may restrict access to certain parts of the website. Through their browser options the user can remove the cookies from their hard disk. Information collected through cookies cannot be traced back to the user as it contains no personally identifiable data like name, address or phone number.

Online Forms

The Mpower website uses online forms where you may be asked to provide certain bits of personal information. This is necessary to access certain services in the website (e.g. academic courses, donations, registrations, books and Journals) or to take part in surveys. By filling out and submitting the form you are understood to have consented to Mpower storing and using the information for the purposes for which it has been collected.

Security

At, Mpower we take every possible precaution to ensure that your data is safe and secure barring circumstances beyond our control. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee control over the medium of transmission i.e., internet. Though you have to supply the necessary information at your own risk, Mpower will always try to ensure the security and safety of the same. Once we receive the data, we will strive to keep it secure using the latest technology, constant upgrades to our digital security infrastructure and restricted access.

Terms and Conditions for Online Payment

The Terms and Conditions contained herein shall apply to any person (“User”) using the services of Mpower hereinafter called “Mpower” for making Fee payments through an online payment gateway service (“Service”) and Payment Gateway Service provider, through Mpower’s website i.e. http://mpowerminds.com. Each User is therefore deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.

A. Privacy Policy

Mpower respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that access the information and use the services provided through them. Individually identifiable information about the User is not wilfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving the User’s permission, as covered in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes Mpower’s treatment of personally identifiable information that Mpower collects when User is on the Mpower’s website. Mpower does not collect any unique information about the User (such as User’s name, email address, age, gender etc.) except when the User specifically and knowingly provides such information on the Website. Like any business interested in offering the highest quality of service to clients, Mpower may, from time to time, send email and other communication to the User, tell them about the various services, features, functionality and content offered by Mpower website or seek voluntary information from you.

Please be aware, however, that Mpower will release specific personal information about the User if required to do so in the following circumstances:

In order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, or court order, or any other judicial scrutiny.

If any of User’s actions on ‘Mpower’ website violate the Terms of Service or any of Mpower’s guidelines for specific services, or

To protect or defend ‘Mpower’ legal rights or property, the Mpower site, or Mpower Users; or

To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the security, integrity of Mpower website/offerings.

B. General Terms and Conditions For Online-Payments

1. Once a User has accepted these Terms and Conditions, he/ she may register and avail the Services. A User may either register on ’s website and pay their dues in any other manner as may be specified by Mpower from time to time.

2. Mpower’s rights, obligations, undertakings shall be subject to the laws in force in India, as well as any directives/ procedures of Government of India, and nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be in derogation of Mpower’s right to comply with any law enforcement agencies request or requirements relating to any User’s use of the website or information provided to or gathered by Mpower with respect to such use. Each User accepts and agrees that the provision of details of his/ her use of the Website to regulators or police or to any other third party in order to resolve disputes or complaints which relate to the Website shall be at the absolute discretion of Mpower.

3. If any part of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth herein, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.

4. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the User and Mpower. These Terms and Conditions supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the User and Mpower. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

5. The entries in the books of Mpower and/or the Payment Service Providers kept in the ordinary course of business of Mpower and/or the Payment Service Providers with regard to transactions covered under these Terms and Conditions and matters therein appearing shall be binding on the User and shall be conclusive proof of the genuineness and accuracy of the transaction.

6. Refund For Chargeback Transaction: In the event there is any claim for/ of charge back by the User for any reason whatsoever, such User shall immediately approach Mpower with his/ her claim details and claim refund from Mpower alone. Such refund (if any) shall be effected only by Mpower by means as Mpower deems appropriate. No claims for refund/ chargeback shall be made by any User to the Payment Service Provider(s) and in the event such claim is made it shall not be entertained.

7. In these Terms and Conditions, the term “Chargeback” shall mean, approved and settled credit card or net banking purchase transaction(s) which are at any time refused, debited or charged back to merchant account (and shall also include similar debits to Payment Service Provider’s accounts, if any) by the acquiring bank or credit card company for any reason whatsoever, together with the bank fees, penalties and other charges incidental thereto.

8. Refund for fraudulent/duplicate transaction(s): The User shall directly contact Mpower for any fraudulent transaction(s) on account of misuse of Card/ Bank details by a fraudulent individual/party and such issues shall be suitably addressed by Mpower alone in line with their policies and rules.

9. Server Slow Down/Session Timeout: In case the Website or Payment Service Provider’s webpage, that is linked to the Website, is experiencing any server related issues like ‘slow down’ or ‘failure’ or ‘session timeout’, the User shall, before initiating the second payment, check whether his/her Bank Account has been debited or not and accordingly resort to one of the following options:

(I) In case the Bank Account appears to be debited, ensure that he/ she does not make the payment twice and immediately thereafter contact Mpower via e-mail or any other mode of contact as provided by Mpower to confirm payment.

(ii) In case the Bank Account is not debited, the User may initiate a fresh transaction to make payment.

However, the User agrees that under no circumstances the Payment Gateway Service Provider shall be held responsible for such fraudulent/duplicate transactions and hence no claims should be raised to Payment Gateway Service Provider. No communication received by the Payment Service Provider(s) in this regard shall be entertained by the Payment Service Provider(s).

C. Limitation of Liability

1. Mpower has made this Service available to the User as a matter of convenience. Mpower expressly disclaims any claim or liability arising out of the provision of this Service. The User agrees and acknowledges that he/ she shall be solely responsible for his/ her conduct and that Mpower reserves the right to terminate the rights to use of the Service immediately without giving any prior notice thereof.

2. Mpower and/or the Payment Service Providers shall not be liable for any inaccuracy, error or delay in, or omission of (a) any data, information or message, or (b) the transmission or delivery of any such data, information or message; or (c) any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by any such inaccuracy, error, delay or omission, non-performance or interruption in any such data, information or message. Under no circumstances shall the Mpower and/or the Payment Service Providers, statutory and non-statutory officers, employees and its third party agents involved in processing, delivering or managing the Services, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, including punitive or exemplary arising out of or in any way connected with the provision of or any inadequacy or deficiency in the provision of the Services or resulting from unauthorized access or alteration of transmissions of data or arising from suspension or termination of the Services.

3. Mpower and the Payment Service Provider(s) assume no liability whatsoever for any monetary or other damage suffered by the User on account of:

(I) the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Payment Gateway or Services in connection thereto; and/ or

(ii) Any interruption or errors in the operation of the Payment Gateway.

4. The User shall indemnify and hold harmless the Payment Service Provider(s) and Mpower and their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees, from any claim or demand, or actions arising out of or in connection with the utilization of the Services.

5. The User agrees that Mpower or any of its employees will not be held liable by the User for any loss or damages arising from your use of, or reliance upon the information contained on the Website, or any failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond Mpower’ reasonable control.

D. Miscellaneous Conditions:

1. Any waiver of any rights available to Mpower under these Terms and Conditions shall not mean that those rights are automatically waived.

2. The User agrees, understands and confirms that his/ her personal data including without limitation details relating to debit card/ credit card transmitted over the Internet may be susceptible to misuse, hacking, theft and/ or fraud and that Mpower or the Payment Service Provider(s) have no control over such matters.

3. Although all reasonable care has been taken towards guarding against unauthorized use of any information transmitted by the User, Mpower does not represent or guarantee that the use of the Services provided by/ through it will not result in theft and/or unauthorized use of data over the Internet.

4. Mpower, the Payment Service Provider(s) and its affiliates and associates shall not be liable, at any time, for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the Website.

5. The User may be required to create his/ her own User ID and Password in order to register and/ or use the Services provided by Mpower on the Website. By accepting these Terms and Conditions the User agrees that his/ her User ID and Password are very important pieces of information and it shall be the User’s own responsibility to keep them secure and confidential. In furtherance hereof, the User agrees to;

i. Choose a new password, whenever required for security reasons.

ii. Keep his/ her User ID & Password strictly confidential.

iii. Be responsible for any transactions made by User under such User ID and Password.

The User is hereby informed that Mpower will never ask the User for the User’s password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. The User is hereby required to sign out of his/ her Mpower account on the Website and close the web browser window when the transaction(s) have been completed. This is to ensure that others cannot access the User’s personal information and correspondence when the User happens to share a computer with someone else or is using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café.

E. Debit/Credit Card, Bank Account Details

1. The User agrees that the debit/credit card details provided by him/ her for use of the aforesaid Service(s) must be correct and accurate and that the User shall not use a debit/ credit card, that is not lawfully owned by him/ her or the use of which is not authorized by the lawful owner thereof. The User further agrees and undertakes to provide correct and valid debit/credit card details.

2. The User may pay his/ her fees to Mpower by using a debit/credit card or through an online banking account. The User warrants, agrees and confirms that when he/ she initiates a payment transaction and/or issues an online payment instruction and provides his/ her card / bank details:

The User is fully and lawfully entitled to use such credit / debit card, bank account for such transactions;

The User is responsible to ensure that the card/ bank account details provided by him/ her are accurate;

The User is authorizing debit of the nominated card/ bank account for the payment of fees selected by such User along with the applicable Fees.

The User is responsible to ensure sufficient credit is available on the nominated card/ bank account at the time of making the payment to permit the payment of the dues payable or the bill(s) selected by the User inclusive of the applicable Fee.

F. Personal Information

1. The User agrees that, to the extent required or permitted by law, Mpower and/ or the Payment Service Provider(s) may also collect, use and disclose personal information in connection with security related or law enforcement investigations or in the course of cooperating with authorities or complying with legal requirements.

2. The User agrees that any communication sent by the User vide e-mail, shall imply release of information therein/ therewith to Mpower. The User agrees to be contacted via e-mail on such mails initiated by him/ her.

3. In addition to the information already in the possession of Mpower and/ or the Payment Service Provider(s), Mpower may have collected similar information from the User in the past. By entering the Website the User consents to the terms of Mpower’ information privacy policy and to Mpower’ continued use of previously collected information. By submitting the User’s personal information to Mpower, the User will be treated as having given his/her permission for the processing of the User’s personal data as set out herein.

4. The User acknowledges and agrees that his/ her information will be managed in accordance with the laws for the time in force.

G. Payment Gateway Disclaimer

The Service is provided in order to facilitate access to view and pay Fees online. Mpower or the Payment Service Provider(s) do not make any representation of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Payment Gateway other than what is specified in the Website for this purpose. By accepting/ agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, the User expressly agrees that his/ her use of the aforesaid online payment Service is entirely at own risk and responsibility of the User.