You will register with us using your Facebook or LinkedIn account or Google identity or any other third party website mentioned on our Platform (“Third Party Sites”). You understand that, by creating an account or by registering through Third Party Sites, we and others will be able to identify you by your profile. We will also not be liable for the photographs and data that the users might upload, which are not in accordance with applicable law. We will ask for your bank account details only for the service provided by us. Such data is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
Please note that we always ask for your permission before accessing the information on your phone. We collect and monitor only your financial transaction SMS, names of transacting parties, transaction description and amount to perform a credit risk assessment. Such data is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules. No personal SMS data is collected, read or stored. All information requested is relevant to create a credit score which helps us make faster credit disbursals and better credit limits. You may choose not to provide the information requested. However, your credit score may be inaccurate or unavailable for your application as a result.
We hereby confirm that we do not store your personal information, except the following personal information provided in Clause 4.1 of the Policy which is necessary to carry out our business operations which may be shared with third parties. The App does not store personal information of borrowers/users except some basic minimal data (viz., name, address, contact details of the customer, etc.) that may be required to carry out business operations.
We may collect data about you from a variety of sources, including through:
This includes the types of personal or sensitive personal data that you provide us, in addition to the data mentioned in Section 4 above, with your consent for a specified purpose of providing you the services as mentioned in the Platform, including the following, under Rule 3 of the IT RSP Rules.
Some of these may be regarded as sensitive personal data or information under Rule 3 of the IT RSP Rules. We shall use the information collected by us only for the purpose for which it has been collected, for a specified purpose of providing you the services as mentioned in the Platform.
SMS Permission: We will request permission to view SMS messages relating to financial transactions only in order to determine your income and expense profile. Bhanix and/ or the App will only access financial SMSs sent by 6- digit alphanumeric senders from the inbox which helps us identify the various accounts held by the user and to help perform an optimal ‘credit risk assessment’ of the user.
The data is accessed by our machine learning models only. We will only access those messages that are relevant to this purpose and will not read / store/share irrelevant or personal messages in any form or manner. The permission is voluntary and can be revoked at any time. However, denying access may lead to an inaccurate assessment of the user’s credit assessment on the platform. The data accessed by the said permission is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
Phone Permission: Collect and monitor specific information about your device including your hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers like IMEI and serial number, user profile information and mobile network information to uniquely identify the devices and ensure that unauthorized devices are not able to act on your behalf to prevent frauds. The data accessed by the said permission is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
Contact: We do not collect or store contact information. However, we request the users to provide us with contact references for the purpose of filling the reference details screen during the loan application stage. The data accessed by the said permission is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
Location Permission: Bhanix and/or the App will request permission to capture the user’s location for verification, risk analysis and operational purposes. The user’s location will enable Bhanix and/ or the App to verify addresses, determine serviceability and expedite the KYC process. The data accessed by the said permission is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
Apps Permission: Collect and monitor a list of installed apps on your device for credit profile enrichment Accounts Permissions Collect and monitor the list of accounts on your device for credit profile enrichment. The data accessed by the said permission is stored in our systems in accordance with Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules.
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
Certain third-party providers’ services are used by the App including the following: (i) Google; (ii) Facebook; (iii) IOs/ Apple, (iv) LinkedIn etc.
We want to inform you that whenever you use our service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information
(through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol(“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our service, the time and date of your use of the service, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
We may set cookies to track your usage on our web application platforms. We use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of the App and Website to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
Please note that if you decline or delete these cookies, some parts of the App may not work properly.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
We want to inform users of this service that these third parties have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
You can access your personal identity details on our App through your login and password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. In addition, your personal details are stored on a secure server located in India that only selected personnel contractors and authorised Agencies have access to on a need- to- know basis. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your personal details are safe as it is transmitted to us.
Protection of your privacy and your data security is a top priority for us. We encrypt your data and store it in multiple databases. There are security group and firewall checks to control the APIs with multi-level authentication, authorisation and verifications.
However, you understand and accept no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Data pilferage due to unauthorized hacking, virus attacks, technical is possible and we take no liabilities or responsibilities for it, except to the extent permitted in law. In case such security breach happens, we take the following steps as mentioned in Para 10 of this Policy.
We and our affiliated partners may use the personal information submitted by you to contact you in relation to the services offered. This shall override any calling preferences, which you may have registered in the NDNC.
Transactions on the Website are secure and protected. Any information entered by the User when transacting on the Website is encrypted to protect the User against unintentional disclosure to third parties. The User’s credit and debit card information is not received, stored by or retained by the Company / Website in any manner. This information is supplied by the User directly to the relevant payment gateway, which is authorized to handle the information provided, and is compliant with the regulations and requirements of various banks and institutions and payment franchisees that it is associated with.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads to the users of the Website. These companies may use information relating to the User’s visits to the Website and other websites in order to provide customised advertisements to the User. Furthermore, the Website may contain links to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about the ser. The
If you have any complaint under the Information Technology Act 2000, the IT RSP Rules or any FinTech/ digital lending related complaints/issues, the contact details of the Data Protection Officer and Grievance Redressal Officer are provided below.
The Data Protection and Grievance Redressal Officer should acknowledge the complaint within 24 (twenty-four) hours and dispose of such complaint within a period of 15 (fifteen) days from the date of its receipt.
Bhanix Finance and Investment Limited,
Email ID: Grievance@Bhanix.in
In order to keep your personal data secure, we have implemented a number of security measures including:
We value your Personal Information, and protect it on the Platform against loss, misuse or alteration by taking extensive security measures. In order to protect your Personal Information, we have implemented adequate technology and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate. All Personal Information is securely stored on a secure cloud setup and all communication happens via secure SSL communication channels.
You are responsible for all actions that take place under your User Account. If you choose to share your User Account details and password or any Personal Information with third parties, you are solely responsible for the same. If you lose control of your User Account, you may lose substantial control over your Personal Information and may be subject to legally binding actions.
No data collected and allowed to be stored by us shall be stored in any server which is not located in India.
Standards for handling security breach:
We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the stated purpose, taking into account also our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services, and comply with legal requirements under applicable laws. This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us. Kindly note that we do not sell your personal data to any third party and the use of your personal data is strictly restricted to the services provided by us, as mentioned herein. Your data will be stored in our systems in accordance with the Information Technology Act, 2000, Rule 3(h) of the Intermediary Rules and the IT RSP Rules (“IT RSP Rules”).
When there is no longer a business, legal, or regulatory requirement to keep the data, then the data will be purged in a secure manner.
Data Destruction Protocol: All the data, including all the copies thereof will be destroyed post the completion of the business, legal or regulatory requirement. In case the data are stored in physical form, that is, CDs, DVDs, Pen Drive, tapes, etc., then the physical device storage shall be destroyed. In case the data are stored in digital form, then secure erasure of individual folders and/or files will be done.
As per the applicable data protection law, your principal rights are as follows. Please read this in in conjunction with the Policy, specifically Clause 4.1:
Right to withdraw consent: You have the option, at any time while availing our Services or otherwise, to withdraw your consent given to us, for processing your data. In case of withdrawal of your consent, we reserve the option not to provide the Services for which such information was sought. In case the Services are already availed and then you raise a request to withdraw consent, then we have the right to retain to stop the provision of the Services.
You have the right to exercise any of the above rights by contacting our Data Protection Officer(“DPO”) as mentioned under Clause 9 of this Policy. Once we receive your request and verify the same satisfactorily, we shall proceed with assisting you on your request.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this policy shall be decided by Arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and the governing law shall be the laws of India. The Arbitral Tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator who shall be appointed in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996.Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. Any other dispute or disagreement of a legal nature will also be decided in accordance with the laws of India, and the Courts at Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all such cases, subject to the foregoing.
We keep our Policy under regular review and may update the same to reflect changes to our information related practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices, your continued use and access of our platform will be taken as acceptance of the updated policy.