Privacy Policy


The purpose of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is to set forth how the Chirag Rural Development Foundation, (“Foundation”, “us”, “we”, “our”) collects, uses, and maintains Information (as defined hereafter) about the Users (“you”, “your”) through the Foundation’s website available at (“Website”). Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those ascribed to them in the Terms of Use available at

We recognize the importance of your privacy, and we are committed to ensuring that you are aware of how your Information is being used. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of the Website is also governed by our Terms of Use.

If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at [insert]. Please access/use the Website only if you agree with our policies and practices encapsulated in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Your use or access of the Website shall constitute your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you shall be bound by the same.

Applicability of the policy

This Privacy Policy shall apply to all Information the Foundation collects from the Website including but not limited to any information you may submit through the Website or e-mails that you exchange with the Foundation. The Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor does Foundation take any responsibility for, any information that is collected by any third party either using the Website or through any links provided on the Website or through the payment gateway featured on the Website.

Nature Of Information Collected And Manner Of Collection

The Foundation may collect different types of information, via your use of the Website, which is collectively hereinafter referred to as “Information”. This Information could be of the following types:

“Sensitive Personal Information” – information such as the permanent account number (PAN) of the users located in India, who donate through the payment gateway featured on the Website;
“Personally Identifiable Information” – information that could be used to identify you such as your name, email address, location and other similar information including any Information;
“Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used to identify you such as the webpages that you have viewed and your usage patterns;
“Device Information”- information which is automatically collected about the operating system or version of the system from which the Application is used.

You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of any Information you submit through the Website. Inaccurate Information may affect your ability to use the Website, the Information you receive when using the Website, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.

You understand that the Information collected by Foundation may be collected directly or through automatic tracking of your usage of the Website through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies. The data automatically collected may include your name and usage information such as details of your computing and/or communication device location. You may decline these cookies by changing your website settings, if permitted. However, do note that this may impact certain features of the Website.

Use of Your Information

The Information that we collect on the Website will be used for the following purposes:
Internal purposes to understand the background of the Users;
Correspondence/communication with you pursuant to your use of the Website;
To provide you with information, Services and emails where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
To notify you about changes to the Website, this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use;
Processing your donations to the Foundation;
For analytical purposes, including but not limited to assessing usage data, usage patterns, estimate audience sizes and other similar activities to evaluate the Website;
In any other manner we may describe when you provide the Information.

Except as otherwise provided herein, no Sensitive Personal Information or Personally Identifiable Information will be published, disclosed or shared with any third party without your express consent.

Please do not include or submit any Sensitive Personal Information or Personally Identifiable Information unless specifically requested by the Website. If Foundation determines that any Information you have provided or uploaded violates the terms of this Privacy Policy, Foundation has the right, in its absolute discretion, to delete or destroy such Information without incurring any liability to you.

You agree to your Personally Identifiable Information being used by us in order to contact you and deliver information or administrative notices and any other communication relevant to your use of the Website. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you may at any time inform the Website using the e-mail address [insert].

Disclosure of Your information

We consider the confidentiality and security of your Information to be of the utmost importance. We will use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures to keep your Information including the Sensitive Personal Information and the Personally Identifiable Information, confidential and secure and will not share it with third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, or unless we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in special cases, such as in compliance with legal/ regulatory requests, to address fraud, security or technical issues or a physical threat to you or other Users. By providing any Information on the Website, you consent to the Foundation providing such Information to any governmental, law enforcement or regulatory authorities who exercise jurisdiction over Foundation and the Website, upon receiving an order to do so under applicable law.

Foundation cannot guarantee the security of such Information because there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your Information through the Website may be intercepted.

We may disclose your Information to our agents, employees, advisors and affiliates who require the Information for the purposes of operating and maintaining the Website and for facilitating your use of the Services offered on the Website.

Data Retention

The Foundation may retain Information, for such length of time as may be required, in order for us to provide the concerned User with Services, comply with legal obligations, resolve any disputes that may arise, enforce its rights arising out of agreements with Users, and/or for such period as may be required by legislations/orders of regulatory authorities to which Foundation is subject.

International Privacy Rights

Foundation’s websites are operated and managed on servers that may be located and operated in different jurisdictions. By using and accessing the Website, you consent to the transfer and processing of your Information including the Personally Identifiable Information, on servers that may be located in a jurisdiction different from where you are located, and that the protection of such Information may be different than required under the laws of your residence or location.

Data Security

The Information that you provide, subject to disclosure in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, shall be maintained in a safe and secure manner. Foundation’s databases and Information are stored on secure servers with appropriate firewalls owned by Foundation or by third parties.

While the Foundation will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your Information is safe and secure, it offers no representation, warranties or other assurances that the security measures are adequate, safe, fool proof or impenetrable.

Do note however, the Foundation reserves the rights to save any Non -Personal, Device Information and usage Information and you are not entitled to seek the deletion of the same.

Amendments to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at Foundation’s sole discretion. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be notified on the Website.

Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy shall form a part of the Terms of Use.

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