Privacy Policy's Apply Online Program, hosted through, is an Internet property of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ("," "we," "our," or "us"). This Application Privacy Policy is given by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is applicable to users of the Apply Online Program (the "Apply Online Program" applies to all services performed by on behalf of its members and stakeholders to include the hosting of online application forms, inquiry forms, event forms and interview forms) for applications made to Members and Stakeholders. We are providing this Application Privacy Policy to you so that you can learn about how we collect and share information you submit through the Apply Online Program. Data privacy and security is important to us and to users of the Apply Online Program, so we want to make sure that users of our Apply Online Program understand our privacy and security practices and policies. In addition to this Application Privacy Policy, we are fully committed to adhering to all relevant rules, regulations and laws as prevailing in India relevant to our services.

This Application Privacy Policy will tell you the following:

  • What information we collect/track about you.
  • With whom we share the information we collect/track.
  • How we use the information we collect/track.

This Application Privacy Policy applies to the information you provide to us through the Apply Online Program.

Information Collection Practices and Policies's Apply Online Program allows members to apply to various courses running in branches of ICAI as per member's selection. Each branch requires you to provide the information requested on its application. In order for your application to be processed, all information requested by a branch & icai must be provided. When members apply to a course using our Apply Online Program, we share the information you provide with ICAI and branch. The information you may be requested to submit may include (but is not limited to): (1) Name, (2) Address, (3) Email Address, (4) Telephone Number, (5) Domicile, and (6) Date of Birth (7) Category, (8) Class, (9) Gender etc.

We use the following services to monitor the processing of your application: Web analytics and Web hosting. We use a credit card payment processing service provider to process any payments required to submit your application. The said services provider is of the highest repute and verified by reliable security agencies like verisign etc. We use a service to convert your details uploaded within your online application to a PDF format. We also may use a third party address verification service and communication services for sending of SMS, Emails etc.

IP Addresses

We may collect IP addresses. Your IP address is used to gather broad and specific demographic information as well as for validation purposes. In addition, we use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. (Please also see "Web Site Tracking Software," below.)


A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order to collect information about your activities on the website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you have the option to change your browser settings to decline them. In order to use the Apply Online Program, you may need to enable cookies. We use cookies in order to verify your login credentials and to ensure that unauthorized users are not able to gain access to your application. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. (Please also see "Web Site Tracking Software," below.)

Web Site Tracking Software

Web servers, or those of third-party vendors, utilize certain tracking software to capture your domain name address (the address of your Internet service provider) for purposes of tracking Website statistics. However, we do not capture any personally identifiable information in our website tracking software. The capture of your domain name is a common practice among websites for measuring the number of hits, pages visited, and length of user session. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of the Website offerings in order to service you better.

Information Use

We are bound to transfer and share your information in full with the courses in branches of ICAI you apply for. By submitting your information to us and using our Website, you agree to allow us to transfer such data to such branches and ICAI you apply for. Any other usage of your data would be done expressly with the permission of ICAI in writing. We may also be bound to share the information given by you in the even t that the same is requested by a government agency or department in compliance with existing laws in our country.


Information we maintain about you is stored in a secure manner. We use security features to collect the information you provide to us via our Website in a secure manner. However, if you send us an email, that type of transmission of information is not secure, and is traveling though the Internet unprotected and can be intercepted. The security of your personal information is important to us. Sensitive payment information like your credit card number are not asked or saved by us. In order to process online payments you would be prompted to enter such details only on the payment page of our payment gateway service provider. Details provided by you are safe and secured and transmitted using SSL under all such situations. While perfect security on the Internet is impossible, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information you provide to us. We restrict access to this information to employees with a need to know this information to provide you with the benefit, assistance or service you request or would like to obtain, and to those employees that need the information to do their jobs.


We adhere to all Indian government and specific state laws regarding visitors under 18 years of age. Any user who declares in the process to be under age 13 will not be allowed to register. Changes in Application Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the registration home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. The notice will tell you that we've changed our Application Privacy Policy and it will make available the prior Application Privacy Policy that applied (including, the dates that it applied). In addition, the updated Application Privacy Policy will list a new "Effective Date." If you continue to use our Website (as described above, i.e., when you: (1) access or use our Website or any of the webpages of our Website, (2) agree to receive e-mail from us and/or, (3) make application for a course through our Website), you are agreeing to be covered by the updated Application Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.