1. Purpose and Scope

Origin Learning is sensitive to privacy issues on the internet and in general, has no objection to User accessing its website without providing any personal details. However, there are circumstances like those mentioned elsewhere in this policy when Origin Learning (We) may request you to provide personal information.

The purpose of this policy document is to highlight the scope, our obligations and responsibilities, your rights under the laws and regulations governing privacy, information and your consent to collection and use of information by us.

  1. General Principles for Processing Personal Data

For the purpose of this document “Personal data” may be defined as any information that can be used to identify an individual or a set of information from which an individual can be identified or a combination of a set of information which origin collects, possesses and retains in electronic form or otherwise.

While you may browse our website without providing any specific information about you, certain data is gathered by default like:

  • The information you provide while registering or requesting contact from us like your name, email id, phone number, company, designation, country etc.
  • Information based on the browsing like your Internet Protocol address, your computer system, browser details and all and any such information we may collect through cookies.
  1. Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web browser would be a much more frustrating experience.

When you visit our website, a small piece of code is added to your browser. This code analyses your behaviour on the website. For example, it will help us to know which pages you visited and how much time you spent on a specific page. These insights about your behaviour help us to improve the user experience.  Any details regarding cookies are provided in the Cookie Policy.

  1. Types of Information We Collect

We may collect general information about you including name, email address, phone number, residence and office address, designation, country, etc. In some cases, you may also be requested to provide certain information that is categorized as special under some law or regulation. For the collection, access, retention, and use of your information, you should mandatorily provide your consent. The Consent Form can be accessed from here.

You may want to remember that all your consent is voluntary and without any coercion, you have a right to withdraw the consent at any given time. While such withdrawal will not deny your access to our website, nor will there be any adverse consequences, it may in some cases restrict you from availing certain services or use of certain tools or systems for which the information is necessary.

  1. Use of your Information

Your personal information may be used for

  • Creating your ID
  • To communicate about our product and service offerings
  • To contact you and to respond to your queries and requests.
  • To understand your browsing behaviour to improve the user experience.
  • For troubleshooting and site maintenance, events etc.
  • To inform you about various updates, offers,
  • To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities.
  • To ensure legal compliance.
  • Any other purpose for which law does not specifically prohibit the use.

We may use the following means to collect data

  • Passive collection
  • Tracking technologies
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Online advertising including targeted search

Your consent will allow us to use any of the above means to collect data unless it is expressly prohibited under any law or Regulation.

  1. Information Sharing

We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties unless forced by law or is necessary to fulfill a transaction you have requested or unless you give permission to us to do so. We may also share such information in response to a legal process, such as court order or subpoena.

However, it may be pertinent to note that the data flow over the internet with weak security and it may be accessed and used by people who are not authorized by us or you.  

  1. Data Security and Retention

We store all user information securely, protected via a variety of firewalls and access controls.  We also have protocols, controls, and guidelines that govern data security and they are periodically tested.

We will retain the data as long as we deem it necessary. Even if you are not using our services anymore or have terminated the registration or have become dormant the data we had collected will remain in our system for as long as we want. However, if you have provided any special category data, it can be erased at your request any time. In case you want to change, correct or erase data you may contact (name & email Id of concern person)

  1. Your Rights for the Use of Data by Us

You have Right to and entitled to:

  • Request access to your personal data we hold about you. This includes the right to know whether we hold any information about you and if we do, request access and the copy of such information.
  • The right of rectification, which entitles you to correct, complete and add any information we may have on you.
  • Objection to the use and processing of personal data. This may restrict you from using certain tools and systems.
  • Right to restrict the use of your data to limited purpose.
  • The right of porting the data including requesting a copy of the data we hold and transferring the data to any other data controller authorized by you to collect the data.
  • You have the right to request us to erase your personal data at any point of time.
  • Despite our best efforts, should you feel aggrieved with respect to any data misuse, abuse, or wrongful use we welcome to contact us for a speedy and just resolution.

You may contact,

Chief Information Security Officer,

  1. Links to Other Websites and Applications

    Through the use of our website or our Platform, you may access other websites. In such cases, we are not responsible for the security, privacy policy or content of such third party websites.

    1. Cross Border Data Transfer

    We retain the data within the geography where it is collected. Any data transfer across border is generally not done unless there is a compelling reason to do so, like a legal requirement. However, if the user visits our website from different geographies and provides data that is still retained in the geography in which it was collected. Currently, our main servers are based in India and redundancy servers are based out of India.

    1. Compliance to Privacy Laws

    We are compliant with all relevant privacy laws in the geographies we operate.

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Nirmala Ravi

Associate Vice President – Solutioning

Over the last 20 years, Nirmala has worn many hats –  faculty, content developer, instructional designer, editor, technical writer, and documentation manager. Before joining Origin, she worked in the eLearning unit of various organizations, including NIIT, Sify Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions.

As part of her core responsibilities, Nirmala has handled requirements and managed project delivery onsite and offshore for several Fortune 500 clients in the US, UK, Germany, and Bangkok across several domains, such as logistics, healthcare, life sciences, banking and finance, and publishing.

Nirmala holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education and a professional diploma in instructional design and systems management.

Shanmugam K

Vice President – Technology

Shanmugam (Shan) has vast experience spanning over two decades and played various roles, including faculty, programmer, technology consultant, and project manager.

Shan also has extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing technology teams for several key Fortune 50 clients. His past work experience includes Aptech, Sify Technologies, and Macmillan, where he gained invaluable expertise in corporate learning and educational publishing domains.

He has set up and managed product engineering teams, developed web and mobile apps, and won Brandon Hall awards for projects on emerging learning technologies.

An engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree in management from LIBA, Shan’s unrelenting passion for technology is inspiring.

Douglas Lobo

Vice President – Customer Success & Solutions

Douglas has over 20 years of experience and has played various roles across operations, delivery, product management, and client relationship.

Before joining Origin Learning, Douglas worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and Lionbridge. He has managed teams of varying sizes to deliver multi-format products and custom learning solutions.

Douglas is a commerce graduate with a diploma in systems.

Lisho Scaria

Senior Vice President – Operations

Lisho has 20+ years of learning industry experience in instructional design and managing teams and projects.

Prior to joining Origin Learning, Lisho worked with NIIT and Hurix systems. He has extensive experience in managing projects for several Fortune 500 clients. Lisho has worked with clients in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore,

Lisho is a mathematics graduate with a post-graduate diploma in systems.

Vinok D’ Silva

Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing

Over the last two decades, Vinok has played various senior roles across different functions, including operations, solutions, delivery, product development, and client relationships.

Before joining Origin Learning, Vinok worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and MPS. He has been instrumental in building R&D  teams, establishing P&L, and consistently developing new business accounts.

Vinok received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Mangalore University.

Swapna Reddy

Strategic Advisor

Swapna has over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, creating multi-modal instructional solutions, and matching technology with pedagogy.

Before founding Origin Learning, Swapna worked with Element K, Sify eLearning, and NIIT. Her varied educational profile, including a post-graduate degree in Psychology, a PGCPM from Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, and undergraduate studies in Literature, brings a unique perspective to training, operations, and research.

Vasanthi Balasubramanian

CEO, Origin Learning Inc, USA

Vasanthi has over 21 years of experience in operations, delivery, product management, client relationships, and business development. Before founding Origin Learning, Vas worked with Hurix, Element K, Sify, and NIIT. She has been responsible for building large teams and driving business goals in her previous roles.

Vas’s agility and positive energy bring confidence to the people working with her. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and has completed her Senior Management Program from IIM-C.

Hari Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the training, education, eLearning, and publishing industries. Before founding Origin Learning, Hari worked with Manipal Education, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), Sify eLearning, Firstware Software Solutions, and Brilliant’s Computer Centre / First Computers. In addition, Hari has handled multiple start-ups and managed large eLearning teams and projects with Fortune 50 clients. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and is very passionate about eLearning.

Rajith Kumar

Associate Vice President – UX and Visual Design

Rajith is a seasoned UX and visual design professional with 17+ years of experience in user experience design, interaction design, animation, and typography. Before joining Origin Learning, he worked with Hurix Systems and HCL Infosystems. His expertise is in managing UX and UI design and media content development for eLearning services.

Rajith has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. An avid singer and dancer, Rajith is passionate about new media design, visualization, and the performing arts. He is also an aspiring feature filmmaker with two short films to his credit.