Privacy & Cookies Policy

Welcome to our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

Last updated: December 19, 2019

Shanti India Charitable Association is located at:

Shanti India Charitable Association
Bodhgaya Gaya
824231 – Bihar, India
00919708772708

It is Shanti India Charitable Association’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://shantindia.org (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “https://shantindia.org”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Shanti India Charitable Association is grateful to all of our supporters and our donors who help us with our work. We believe that transparency enhances the quality of our programmes. Transparency helps us in our accountability and the trust that has been placed on us.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Shanti India Charitable Association collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Shanti India Charitable Association’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Shanti India Charitable Association’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Shanti India Charitable Association may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Shanti India Charitable Association also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://shantindia.org blog posts. Shanti India Charitable Association only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shanti India Charitable Association’s websites choose to interact with Shanti India Charitable Association in ways that require Shanti India Charitable Association to gather personally-identifying information (eg. while using donation form). The amount and type of information that Shanti India Charitable Association gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. We also request that you provide us with additional personal information, such as credit/debit card information, on our online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing.

Log Files

Shanti India Charitable Association follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. Example of such site is https://donorbox.org which we use as a platform for the collection of donations. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Shanti India Charitable Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Shanti India Charitable Association’s behalf or to provide services available at Shanti India Charitable Association’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Shanti India Charitable Association’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shanti India Charitable Association will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Shanti India Charitable Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shanti India Charitable Association believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shanti India Charitable Association, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of https://shantindia.org and have supplied your email address, Shanti India Charitable Association may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Shanti India Charitable Association and our activities. We primarily use our social media and blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Shanti India Charitable Association takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

Shanti India Charitable Association may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. Shanti India Charitable Association may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Shanti India Charitable Association does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Shanti India Charitable Association uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Shanti India Charitable Association uses cookies to help Shanti India Charitable Association identify and track visitors, their usage of https://shantindia.org, and their website access preferences. Shanti India Charitable Association visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Shanti India Charitable Association’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Shanti India Charitable Association’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Shanti India Charitable Association’s use of cookies.

Donations

All Users who donate our Organization, through https://donorbox.org platform which is embedded on our Website, have the right to:

  • Request access to their personal information
  • Know whether or not their data is being processed
  • Know where their data is being processed
  • Know why it is being processed
  • Have a copy of their data provided to them free-of-charge
  • Request that their data be erased

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shanti India Charitable Association may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Shanti India Charitable Association’s sole discretion. Shanti India Charitable Association encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in https://shantindia.org/. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email or phone.