Mentora Foundation was formed in 2018 by Professor Hitendra Wadhwa, an instructor of personal leadership at Columbia Business School and the owner of the executive leadership company Mentora Institute. Professor Wadhwa formed the Foundation to respond to important social, functional, and spiritual needs in challenged parts of the world. Mentora Foundation follows the basic eleemosynary purposes set forth in its certificate of incorporation including engaging exclusively in charitable, artistic, educational, spiritual, and scientific purposes. Under Professor Wadhwa’s support and guidance, the Foundation provides educational and training programs to appropriate disadvantaged and challenged individuals, organizations, and communities in various parts of the world, and then works with them to foster positive growth and development. This is accomplished through using new tools in the field of personal leadership and development and applying them to those in fragile and challenged circumstances so that they may directly shape the future of their lives, communities, and countries. The Foundation works cooperatively with governments, businesses, multilateral organizations, spiritual groups, and civil society to increase and facilitate self-growth, development, spiritual awakening, and achieving constructive goals. The Foundation also captures, collects, and analyzes data related to individual and organizational effectiveness, and uses these findings to advance the science and understanding of management and personal leadership. The Foundation shares accurate, representative, and widely-applicable insights with (i) individuals to spur constructive dialogue, and (ii) with decision makers to develop more durable, effective, and productive outcomes. The Foundation’s mission is to use the science of personal leadership to drive innovation, understanding, and positive growth among individuals, communities, and governments in challenged and developing societies. The Foundation also supports other tax-exempt organizations that are aligned with the Foundation’’s goals for human development and dedicated to spiritual leadership and advancement. The Foundation accepts donations, which for US donors are usually tax deductible (consult with your accountant). To learn more about the Foundation and its activities, please visit our website at www.mentora.foundation.
We take your personal data and privacy seriously. If you have any questions regarding your rights, your personal data, or the Foundation’s obligations, please contact the Foundation’s Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
Your rights under GDPR are further described below in Section 11. Some of your rights described in this policy may be subject to certain rights of the Foundation such as legal, accounting, and archiving requirements.
For more details regarding your rights and the Foundation’s obligations under GDPR, this Wikipedia article offers a good summary here.
Detailed information regarding GDPR andrelated legislation and directives, may be viewed at this link.
Information about the California Consumer Privacy Act may be found at this link.
Attention: Data Processing Officer
170 West 81st Street, Suite 8D
New York NY 10024 USA
The Foundation’s website, apps, digital platform, content, services, trademark, and other intellectual property, are owned or licensed by the Foundation.
When you visit our website, our servers automatically collect certain browser or device generated information, which may in some cases constitute personal data, including but not limited to:
Typically, the personal data you give us may include name, address, telephone number, email address, mental health issues, aspirations, and any personal details required to resolve any inquiries or complaints. Your personal data may also include your login name and passcode, and information that you supply and upload to the Foundation digital servers as part of how the website is designed to be used.
Personal data may also be required to enter into an arrangement with you or to perform an agreement with you (such as to provide programs or consulting services for you), and failure to provide any information may result in our inability to provide requested services or products.
The Foundation relies on established and trustworthy third-party vendors located in the United States to provide much of the data storage and usage requirements for the Foundation. The personal data you submit to us through a Contact Us page, an email sign-up on our website, or through other digital platforms, if any, are stored and processed at secure servers in compliance with GDPR. The Foundation may change the third-party data processors it uses. the Foundation and its technology team will perform due diligence on any new processors that it uses, and make sure that they meet the highest quality standards of privacy and security, including GDPR.
We may receive information about you if you use any other websites or portals we may operate, any other services we provide, seminars, webinars, or classes we teach, or from our activity partners or data processors instructed to collect information on our behalf.
The following is an overview of our purposes for using your personal data. Additional details on how we process your personal data may be provided to you in a separate notice or agreement.
In accordance with GDPR, all of our processing and use of your personal data is justified by a "condition" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:
We use the personal data we collect to conduct and develop our services with you and with others, as more fully described below:
The Foundation respects and safeguards your personal data and will never sell or rent it to third parties.
The Foundation will share personal data obtained through this website and digital platforms with its appointed third-party service providers (who will operate under our instructions) to assist us in providing information or services to you, in conducting and managing our services and the website. The Foundation may share your personal data (but not your confidential information) with these affiliates and third parties to perform services that the third parties have been engaged by the Foundation to perform on the Foundation’s behalf, subject to appropriate contractual restrictions and security measures.
We are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). We may be required to disclose personal information that we handle in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If your personal data is transferred outside the EU to the Foundation or its third-party service providers, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EU, including by assuring that the Foundation and its service providers have entered into data transfer agreements using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, or by relying on certification schemes such as the EU – US Privacy Shield. For transfers of personal data between the Foundation and its service providers we will use best efforts to make sure that the service providers have in place European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses. The list of all the countries to which your personal data is transferred is set forth here: The United States. You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal data is transferred outside of the EU by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation reserves the right to share any information that you provide which is not deemed personal data or is not otherwise subject to contractual restrictions. These restrictions on the disclosure of your personal data will not affect our use of your data as stated in Section 3, above.
The Foundation is not a registered member of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework but complies with its data protection principles as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union member countries and Switzerland. The Foundation adheres to the Privacy Shield Privacy Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity, purpose limitation, and access. To learn more about the Privacy Shield principles, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
The Foundation conducts in-house verifications to ensure that its attestations and assertions with regard to its treatment of personal data are accurate and that the company has appropriately implemented these practices.
The website is not for use by children under the age of 16 years and the Foundation does not knowingly collect, store, share or use the personal data of children under 16 years. If you are under the age of 16 years, please do not provide any personal data, even if prompted by the website to do so. If you are under the age of 16 years and you have provided personal data, please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to notify the Foundation and the Foundation will delete all such personal data immediately.
Where lawful to do so, and subject to your consent where required, we may communicate with you by email to tell you about our products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please use the 'unsubscribe' link provided in our emails, or otherwise contact us directly and we will stop sending you communications.
The Foundation strives to safeguard and protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and the Foundation utilizes and maintains certain reasonable processes, systems, and technologies to do so. However, you acknowledge that no transmission over the Internet is completely secure or error-free, and that these processes, systems, and technologies utilized and maintained by the Foundation are subject to compromise. Accordingly, we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our reasonable control.
We apply a general rule of keeping personal data only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. We also retain your personal data for a period of time corresponding to a statute of limitations, for example to maintain an accurate record of your transactions with us including licenses that you have entered with us.
However, in some circumstances we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required.
At any time, you can request our DPO to permanently delete your data not subject to legal or other requirements. You can also always unsubscribe to our emails, in which case we will delete your personal information other than licenses and other matters that survive your request for deletion.
The website may contain links to third party sites. Since the Foundation does not control nor is responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party sites. This policy applies solely to personal data collected by our website or in the course of our business activities.
Under applicable law, you may have the following rights:
For further information regarding your dataprivacy rights under GDPR, please see the following link: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable law and the Foundation is subject to the jurisdiction of such supervisory authority.
Further, in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles, the Foundation commits to promptly resolve complaints about privacy and our collection or use of personal information. Individuals with questions or concerns about the use of their personal data should contact us at: email@example.com and identify the company or other organization with whom they are affiliated or for whom their data was collected, if collection was for a Foundation client or beneficiary.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, we will have the matter submitted to our US-based third-party dispute resolution provider, the American Arbitration Association in New York City. If GDPR or other applicable laws exclusively apply to the dispute and require us to pay for the arbitration, we shall do so.
Any changes or updates we may make to this policy will be posted as a revised policy with a new date stated at the top of this document. You are responsible for checking back to review any revised policy.
Please address any questions or comments you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org.