Privacy Policy – Ad Astra Consultants

Ad Astra is a full-suite bespoke talent solution firm established in January 2007. We offer the best in recruitment practices to our clientele who range from marquee Fortune 500 firms to emerging growth corporations and startups. We attribute our success to proven best practices, our people and in-depth understanding of our clients. Ad Astra is committed to helping organisations identify star talents in order to maintain leadership positions in their chosen markets.

Ad Astra has been ranked No. 1 among Top 5 Most Promising HR Consulting Companies in India by SiliconIndia. They have ranked us as a firm in India that specializes in blending the global resources and best practices, thus meeting the talent demands of clients. Ad Astra is a women-owned organisation and our promoters have been ranked among top 25 women entrepreneurs building India globally. Ad Astra has won awards from Fortune 50 firms for being a partner of choice for diversity hiring.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Ad Astra is committed to privacy for everyone who uses our services – we appreciate that you do not want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and we will try our best to ensure that any data you provide to us is processed with due care and attention.

Here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have.

The Data We Collect

Ad Astra collects Personal Data about you to assist us in the recruitment process. This Data consists of information including your name, address, e-mail, phone numbers, work and education history, details of your eligibility to work through passport or visa and your responses to / results of any skills assessments or personality profiling we may be required to carry out on behalf of our Client’s.

You are under no obligation to provide any such information; however, this will affect the quality of the services we are able to provide you with if you choose not to.

Usage Data

We may also collect information 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.

Tracking & Cookies Data

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.

Use of Data

Ad Astra uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • 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

Processing the Data

We process this personal data as necessary to aid the recruitment process, to provide our services to you.

We may also use Aggregate Data to help us understand our Users as a group so that we can provide you with a better service and provide targeted advertising on our website.

Information that you submit will be stored for as long as we legitimately need it or until such time as you ask us to remove it.

Collecting and Processing Sensitive Personal Data

We collect and process Sensitive Personal Data only so far as is necessary and in compliance with all applicable legislation. By registering your details with us, you consent to us collecting and processing Sensitive Personal Data supplied by you and disclosing this information to prospective employers and clients in connection with the recruitment process.

Passing Data to Third-Parties

Where necessary we may pass data to third parties and affiliates that help us to process data and to prospective or intended employers or clients for the purpose of recruitment.

We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties, but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information. In the event that we undergo re- organisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party. We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.

Data Safeguarding

The security of your data is extremely important to us. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and third parties who help us to process data or, in order to help with the recruitment process, to prospective employers or customers.

We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. You should bear in mind that information you submit via our websites, whilst it is in transit over the internet, is at your own risk.

Notification about Change in Policy

Any policy changes, either due to business reasons or future changes in legislation, will be posted on our website and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through e-mail notification. This privacy policy was last updated in November, 2019.