EFFORTS FOR GOOD – PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY
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EFG Social Pursuit Private Limited, a company registered under the provisions of Companies Act, 2013, having its registered office at [#3, Pobbathi Balakrishna Towers, 100ft Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bengaluru – 560085, Karnataka] (hereinafter referred to as the “EFG”/ “We”/ “Us” / “Our” which expression shall, unless it be repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be deemed to mean and include its successors and permitted assigns), is committed to maintaining and respecting the confidentiality, integrity and privacy of its users accessing its website which provides a collection of online resources, including directory of selected projects and NGOs, forums, blogs and related information on (“the Site”).
EFG collects Your Personal Information when You successfully submit information while creating Your Account or while confirming Your donation / contribution on the Site (“User Information”). User Information is the data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a person and/or the business entity that a person represents and shall include, but not be limited to, information regarding Your Personal Information, information associated to Your social networking platform and such other information for the purposes of identification and verification.
You may visit the Site and browse the Site without having to provide User Information. Where possible, We indicate which fields are mandatory and which fields are optional to be filled on the Site. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to submit particular information or feature on the Site. When you visit the Site, We may collect certain non-personal information such as Your internet protocol address, operating system, browser type, and internet service provider. This type of information does not identify You personally during Your visit to the Site.
By using this Site, You consent to the collection, storage, and use of the User Information that You provide for any of the services that We offer (“Service/s”), and You consent to Our collection of any changes or updates that You may provide to the User Information. We collect only such User Information that We believe to be relevant for the purpose of identification and verification and is required to understand You or Your interests. We clarify that We shall not be liable, for any reason whatsoever, for the authenticity of any User Information provided by You to Us. You hereby confirm that the User Information provided by You is and shall continue to be valid, true and accurate to the best of Your knowledge.
Collection of information
To enhance Your use of the Site, We may collect technical and navigational information each time You visit the Site, which are saved in server logs. These are encrypted statistics, which help Us in improving the efficiency of the Site by giving Us information relating to Your use of the Site. Such information may include details of:
This information may be used by EFG, for example, to understand the number of users visiting the Site, to alert You to any software compatibility issues, or it may be to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use of the Site in improving Our functionality. While collecting such information, Your anonymity is maintained at all times and, at no time can We identity You personally, unless You submit the User Information on the Site or through the e-mail feature.
EFG may make anonymous or aggregate personal information and disclose such data only in a non-personally identifiable manner to: Advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes, such as the number of Users and how many users clicked on a particular EFG proposal/project; Organizations approved by EFG that conduct research on social, development and policy issues, philanthropy and social investing. Such information does not identify You individually. access to Your User Information, Account credentials, Account information and any other personal information You provide is strictly restricted and used in accordance with specific internal procedures and safeguard governing access, in order to operate, develop or improve the services provided by Us. These individuals have been selected in accordance with our security policies and practices and are bound by confidentiality obligations. They may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
We may also use third party vendors or service providers to help Us provide the Service to You, such as sending e-mail messages on Our behalf or hosting and operating a particular feature or functionality of the Service. Our contracts with these third parties outline the appropriate use and handling of Your information and prohibit them from using any of Your Personal Information for purposes unrelated to the product or service they provide. We require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of the information We provide to them.
You acknowledge that apart from Your User Information, if You upload or exchange any data, content, information, pictorial representations and/or images (“Content”) including comments on the Site, such Content may contain information including User Information and the same may be available to the other Users of the Site. EFG will not be liable for the disclosure and dissemination of such User Information on the Site.
Like most other sites, We use data collection devices known as “cookies” to collect and store information of Users visiting the Site. A cookie is an alpha-numeric identifier, which is small amount of data that is sent to a User’s browser from a web server and is eventually stored on a User’s computer hard drive. Cookies are a reliable mechanism to remember the activities of the User on the Site and help in improving Your experience on the Site.
EFG may set and access cookies on Your computer to track and store preferential information about You. We may gather information about You through cookie technology. For example, We may assign a cookie to You, to help better determine which EFG projects appeal to your interests. This anonymous information is maintained distinctly and is not linked to the User Information You submit to Us. The option of accepting cookies is up to You, however certain features of the Site including Content and the forms may not be accessible without accepting cookies. Please note that most Internet browsers will allow You to stop cookies from being stored on Your computer and to delete cookies stored on Your computer. If You choose to eliminate cookies, the full functionality of the Service may be impaired for You.
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Use of User Information
User Information provided by You is used by Us only to provide information that You request. We do not and will not sell or rent User Information to anyone, anytime for any reason. Our use of User Information includes the following:
Sharing of User Information
User Information may be shared with such third parties as are required for: (a) the purposes of providing You with the services on the Site, and may be subject to the practices of such third parties; or (b) facilitating the making of donation / contribution to EFG supported campaigns/projects/organisations on the Site by You; or (c) to grow Our business which may include our affiliates, strategic partners, investors, suppliers, and service providers, as the case maybe. The User Information may be saved in servers, at Our sole discretion.
Except as provided in paragraph above, We shall disclose the User Information only in circumstances where:
To prevent any form of unlawful interception or misuse of User Information, We use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the User Information collected. We use reasonable secure and technologically appropriate measures, in compliance with the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules related thereto to protect You against loss or misuse of Your User Information including internal reviews of data collection, storage and processing practices and other reasonable security measures which are equivalent to security measures that EFG uses to protect its own confidential information. We have in place a secure server for all Your transactions on the Site, which, if required to be accessed, are accessible only by the authorized personnel of EFG. However, as You are aware, no internet site is completely free of security risks and We do not make any representation in respect of the same.
We do not warrant that Our Site or any electronic communication made by Us is free from virus or other harmful effects. In the event of any errors in transmission or due to an act of a third party, We shall have no liability. You explicitly agree that Your use of the Site and/or services provided by Us is at Your own individual risk. You agree and confirm that Your User Information may be transferred, processed and stored. You hereby confirm that You have been made aware of the security measures undertaken by Us and You expressly consent to Us storing, handling, using Your User Information.
Links to Other Third-Party Sites
Blogs and other Forums on the Site
If You use a bulletin board, blog or chat room on the Site, You should be aware that any information You submit there can be read, collected or used by other users and could be used to send You unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for Personal Information You choose to submit in these forums. These forums may be hosted by EFG or by one of Our third party service providers or supported organisations on EFG’s behalf.
Intellectual Property Rights
All Content on the Site, including graphics, text, icons, interfaces, audio clips, logos, images, reviews, comments and software is the property of EFG and/or its Content suppliers and is protected by Indian and international copyright laws. Any use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the Content on the Site can only be made with the express permission of EFG. All other trademarks, brands and copyrights other than those belonging to EFG, belong to their respective owners and are their property.
Disclosures Required By Law
EFG reserves the right to disclose information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein We have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on Us or to exercise Our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
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