Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Center for Development Studies (CDS) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users of CDS’ website (

1.1 Personal information

CDS may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways and situations, including, but not limited to, when users visit the website, register on the website, respond to a survey, and fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources CDS makes available on the website. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, names, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers. CDS will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information.

1.2 Usage information

CDS may collect and store web usage information when users use the website. This information may include:

  • IP address
  • Requested URL
  • Referring URL
  • Data and time of page visits
  • Software information, such as the browser and operating system used
  • Internet access domain name

1.3 Web browser cookies

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on a device’s local storage. The CDS website uses cookies that are issued to recognize browser sessions and enhance the user experience. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can usually modify their browser settings to decline cookies or alert them when cookies are being sent; however, doing so may prevent them from taking full advantage of the website and some parts of the website may not function properly.

1.4 How we use collected information

The university may use and analyze the information collected to maintain this website, develop its functionality and content, and improve future services. The university will not store or associate any such analytical data with personally identifying information. CDS only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and the data is then removed from CDS systems.

1.5 Personal information privacy

CDS is committed to protecting user privacy. Should CDS ask users to provide certain information by which they can be identified when using this website, those users can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. CDS will not sell, trade, or rent user personal information to any third parties without user permission or are required by law to do so.

1.6 Third party websites

This website may contain links to external websites (pages that do not belong to the domain). These sites are not controlled by the center and hence are not governed by this privacy policy.

1.7 Changes to this Privacy Policy

The university reserves the right to update its Privacy Policy from time to time. Any future updates will be posted here. Check this page from time to time to stay abreast of any changes.

1.8 Contact Information

For additional information and queries about the above Privacy Policy, please contact:


All materials and content on this website are reserved by right to CDS. This includes pictures, graphs, charts, logos, and other designing material. It is prohibited to copy, disseminate, or reproduce all or part of the materials in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of CDS has concerned department and if the following conditions are met:

  1. Copies are not made or distributed for commercial or advertising use
  2. The CDS copyright, its date and a notice providing that permission for copying was granted by CDS, appear on the reproduced materials, with link to unit’s website

Some materials may require additional copyright permission from the author(s).

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