Company Details – Athena Infonomics is a research and consultancy firm with a strong focus on bringing an analytical approach to solving development and inclusive growth issues. Athena lies at the intersection of the public and private sector, seeking to catalyse multi-stakeholder approaches for solving some of the most challenging problems of developing nations.
Proactively engaging across the expansive and complex stakeholder platforms of Public, Corporate and Community in delivering solutions for robust policies, strengthening institutions, enhancing market linkages, optimising stakeholder capacity and fostering innovative partnerships.
Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Athena Infonomics has developed an online website tool called ‘FSM Toolbox’ targeted to benefit the sanitation sector. The FSM toolbox offers a suite of tools, guidelines, case studies, videos, and other resources to assist practitioners and policy makers to assess their performance on managing faecal sludge and formulate strategies for infrastructure improvements, institutional reforms and financial mobilization for sustainable and effective FSM.
Athena Infonomics is committed towards protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. The information you share with us in the FSM Toolbox platform allows us to provide you with the best experience with our tools. Our dedicated privacy programme is aimed towards protecting all the personal information we collect and helps ensure that the personal information is handled properly worldwide. Please read below to learn how we collect, use and disclose personal information.
The data controller responsible for the information you provide for the purposes of the applicable European Union general data protection law is:
9/5, 1st Street,
Venkateswara Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600 020, India
Phone: +91 44 – 423 27112/423 27113
If you have any questions or clarification regarding this privacy notice or our data collection practices, please contact us at the address, telephone number or email listed above and specify your country of residence and nature of your question.
“Personal data” means any information which relates to a living, identifiable person. It can include names, addresses, telephone number, email addresses etc but it is wider than that and includes any other information relating to that person or combination of information which, if put together, means that the person can be identified.
“Data subject” means the person whose personal data is being processed.
“Non-personal data” is data which will be logged for internal system-related and statistical purposes. It can include the population of the city, number of households in the city, number of institutions in the city etc but it is wider than that and includes any information apart from the personal information of the data subject.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on non-personal data or on sets of non-personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaption or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
The information collected would be processed to assess the sanitation situation in the city (or of the defined catchment area) and generate a City FSM Score supported by a detailed assessment report, which serves as a starting point to identify areas demanding greater attention. Once the sanitation situation is assessed, the non-personal information collected, would be processed to help you identify areas for improvement and plan for technical, regulatory, financial, and infrastructural initiatives to safely manage the faecal sludge generated in the city and improve service delivery.
The FSM Toolbox is structured and developed in such a way that it follows the global principles of general data protection regulation, namely:
The data provide by you and the output generated by the tool using your data would be only accessible by you. The data would be shared with other users on the platform only if you choose to share your information on the public domain. On the output page of each tool, the tool will ask you for your consent for sharing the data. Upon your consent, the tool will then make the information regarding your city publicly available. Anyone signed in and using the platform would then have access to your data. Majority of the users with whom the data will be shared are either donor agencies, city planners, engineers and consultants.
You may decide to withdraw your consent at any time. You will not suffer any detriment for withdrawing your consent. If you withdraw your consent, this will not make processing which we undertook before you withdrew your consent unlawful. You can withdraw your consent by contacting the data protection office, whose details are provided in Section 1.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to exercise any of the rights described above or are dissatisfied with the way we have used your information, please contact the data protection officer at the email address mentioned in Section 1. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.
If you have any complaints about how we handle your personal and non-personal data, please contact us so we can resolve the issue, where possible. Our data protection office would get in touch with you regarding the issue within the next two working days from the time of complaint registered.