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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Foundation deeply values all contributions to sustain our mission. To protect the
privacy of our donors and their special relationship with Indian Development
Foundation, we maintain the following policies:

  • We may request personal information online, such as name, address, phone number, email address, PAN card number, your payment processing details and any other data as required;

  • ONLY for the purposes of accepting donations to Indian Development Foundation;

  • We will not release or use this information for any other purpose unless we have your consent;

  • We do not trade or sell your personal information with other organisations;

  • We offer donors the option to be recognised anonymously;

  • Donors may request, at any time, to not receive our solicitations;

  • Donors may request to not receive certain mailings, such as our newsletter;

  • We do not track, collect or distribute personal information entered by those who visit our website.

What information we collect
We use personal information collected from donors for the purposes of processing payments and communicating with donors about Indian Development Foundation as well as conducting the fundraising and other operations of Indian Development Foundation. This information may include name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments, e-mail address, and any other personal information provided to us (“Donor Data”). For donations by check, Donor Data also includes the data visible on the check.
Information from Payment Processors and Other Service Providers: Payment processors allow donors to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or other payment method. These processors collect certain information from donors, and you should consult their privacy policies to determine their
practices. To provide donors the best possible experience, we work with service providers and
may share Donor Data and other information with, or have it transmitted through, them. Such service providers include, for example, collocation facilities and bandwidth providers as well as organisations that help non-profit organizations with fundraising.

How we use that information

  • Donor Data may be used for these kinds of purposes:

  • Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations

  • Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Indian Development Foundation

  • Internal analysis, such as research and analytics

  • Record keeping

  • Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law

  • Surveys, metrics, and other analytical purposes

  • Other purposes related to the fundraising operations,

Anonymous donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments that are provided by donors may be publicly published and may be used in promotional materials. We may use available information to supplement the Donor Data to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process. We use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy.

Privacy of e-mail lists
Individuals who join Indian Development Foundation’s mailing lists via its website or through its campaigning engagements are added to its email database. Indian Development Foundation does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease the addresses on our lists to anyone.

Payment Gateway
1. Indian Development Foundation uses well-recognised and proven technology for payments. Payment information is transferred by the use of an SSL connection which offers the highest degree of security that the donor’s browser is able to support.
2. Several layers of built-in security, including an advanced firewall system, encryption of credit card numbers, and use of passwords, protect the collected information.

External Web Services
Indian Development Foundation uses a number of external web services on its site to display content within its web pages. For example, to display video it uses YouTube. As with the social media buttons, Indian Development Foundation cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on the user’s consumption of the content embedded on its site. The Indian Development Foundation website contains links to other websites for the benefit of its visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites.
Indian Development Foundation is not expressly or impliedly responsible for, or liable to any loss or damage caused to a user by the collection, use and retention of Personal Information by such website in any manner whatsoever. It is important that the users review the privacy policies of all websites they visit before disclosing any information to such websites.

To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we assure the following:

  • To be informed of Indian Development Foundation’s mission, of the way Indian Development Foundation’s intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes

  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on Indian Development Foundation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its responsibilities

  • To have access to Indian Development Foundation’s most recent financial statements

  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition

  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law

  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing Indian Development Foundation to the donor will be professional

  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors

  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that Indian Development Foundation may intend to share

  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers

Changes to Privacy Policy
1. As and when the need arises, Indian Development Foundation may alter its privacy policy in accordance with the latest technology and trends. It will provide you with timely notice of these changes. The users may reach out to Indian Development Foundation if they have any queries about any changes made to its practices.
2. If you have any questions at all about Indian Development Foundation privacy policy, please write to us at:

Contact us
If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or requests about the status and correctness of your donor data, please contact us at

We are committed to protecting donor personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Among other things, we undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help secure web access to sensitive data and undertake efforts to address security vulnerabilities for various tools and databases.

Other Disclosures
We may disclose information when required by law; when needed to protect our rights, privacy, safety, property, donors, or users; and when necessary to enforce our terms of service.

We may change the Donor Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes may also be announced through the standard mechanisms by which we communicate with our users and community. You should periodically check this page for any changes to the current policy.

Data Retention
We seek to retain donor-related information only as needed to fulfil the purposes described in this policy unless a longer retention period is required by law or regulations. For example, tax laws in the India may require us to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

You have certain rights with respect to the information we collect about you. Upon request, we will tell you what information we hold about you and correct any incorrect information. We will also make reasonable efforts to delete your information if you ask us to do so, unless we are otherwise required to keep it.

Cookies Policy
1. Cookies are pieces of electronic information which will be sent by Indian Development Foundation when a user visits the website. These will be placed in the hard disk of the user’s computer and enable Indian Development Foundation to recognise the user when he/she visits the website again.
2. The user can configure his/her browser so that it responds to cookies the way he/she deems fit. For example, you make want to accept all cookies, reject them all or get notified when a cookie is sent. The users may check their browser’s settings to modify cookie behaviour as per individual behaviour.
3. If a user disables the use of cookies on the web browser or removes or rejects specific cookies from Indian Development Foundation’s website or linked sites then he/she may not be able to use the website as it is intended.

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