1. Empathy Foundation committed to the ethical collection, retention and use of information that you provide to us about yourself (“Personal Information”) on this site www.empathyfoundation.in (“Site”)
2. Your Personal Information may comprise the following:
a) Your Full Name
b) Your Date of Birth
e) Your Email and Mailing Address
f) Your Mobile Number
g) Your Payment Processing Details
h) Limited Personal Details
i) Any Other Data as Empathy Foundation May Require
5. Collection of Information
5.1: Site Browsing: You browse the Site anonymously. We do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any Personal Information while browsing through the Site. However, you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site or interact with us without supplying us with Personal Information. For instance, you would not be able to transact at the Site or make any donations at the Site, without providing the Site with Personal Information. If you desire to register yourself at the Site, you would be required to provide your Personal Information.
5.2: While you are browsing through the Site, the Site’s operating system may automatically record some general information (“General Information”) about your visit such as:
a) The date and time you visit the Site, along with the address of the previous website your were visiting, if you linked to us from another website
b) The type of browser you are using (such as Internet Explorer version ‘X’)
c) Which ‘hit’ it is on the Site
5.3: The General Information is not Personal Information. Empathy Foundation’s tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or link this information to any Personal Information collected from you.
5.4: The General Information is used by Empathy Foundation for statistical analysis, for tracking overall traffic patterns on the Site and to gauge the public interest in Empathy Foundation and the Site. Such General Information may be shared by Empathy Foundation with any person, at Empathy Foundation’s discretion.
“Cookies” are small amounts of data that a website can send to a web browser on a visitor’s computer. The cookie is stored on a visitor’s computer. A cookie may enable the site holder to track how a visitor navigates through its site and the areas in which they show interest. This is similar to a traffic report: it tracks trends and behaviours, but does not identify individuals. Information gathered may include date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent at the site, and the site visited just before and just after the Empathy Foundation site.
Types of Cookies
Cookies can be set to expire: on a specified date after a specific period of time when a transaction has been completed or when a user turns off his/her browser.
A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor’s browser closes is called a “session” cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the Web server are called “persistent” cookies.
Persistent cookies may be used in some cases, for example, to recognize when a visitor returns to a website. The web browser will send the cookie information from the initial visit back to the website. This is useful to the visitor if he or she has established a password at a particular website and wants to be identified by that site to perform a function or transaction.
To browse anonymously, you may set your browser to disable cookies or delete cookies. Please note that disabling cookies for some services will impact ability to use that service.
Refusing Cookies on Empathy Foundation’s Website
Note: Some product features and services provided by Empathy Foundation require you to accept a cookie in order to be able to use the particular functionality or service. These cookies are used to establish a link between the user and the application server. The cookies contain unique session IDs, and no customer data is stored on the cookies.
6.0 Usage of Information
6.1: Personal information will be used by Empathy Foundation for internal purposes including the following:
a) Sending you inter alia emails, features, promotional material, surveys, brochures, catalogues, Empathy Foundation Annual Report, Empathy Foundation-in -Action, reminders for donations, regular updates on the utilisation of donations by Empathy Foundation and other updates.
b) Processing your donations to Empathy Foundation
c) Delivering the Receipt for donations made by you to Empathy Foundation.
d) Maintaining an internal confidential database of all the Personal Information collected from visitors to the Site
e) Evaluating and administering the Site and Empathy Foundation’s activities, responding to any problems that may arise and gauging visitor trends on the Site.
7. Disclosure of Personal Information by Empathy Foundation
7.1: Within Empathy Foundation, access to Personal Information collected by Empathy Foundation will be given only to those persons who are authorised by Empathy Foundation and third parties hired by Empathy Foundation to perform administrative services. Empathy Foundation will provide access to third parties for inter alia entering and managing Personal Information in Empathy Foundation’s Database, processing your donations preparing address labels, sending emails, which require such third parties to have access to your Personal Information. Empathy Foundation cannot guarantee that such parties will keep your Personal Information confidential and Empathy Foundation will not be liable in any manner for any loss of confidentiality attributable to such third parties.
7.2: Empathy Foundation may share Personal Information with any of persons who are associated with Empathy Foundation, including companies and non-governmental organisations affiliated with Empathy Foundation in any manner. Empathy Foundation will retain ownership rights over such information and will share only such portion of the Personal Information as it deems fit.
7.3: Empathy Foundation is not liable in any manner whatsoever for the loss, damage(whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental) or harm caused to you by the misuse of your Personal Information by a third party who is not an employee of Empathy Foundation.
7.4: Notwithstanding anything contained herein or any other contract between you and Empathy Foundation, Empathy Foundation reserves the right to disclose any Personal Information about you without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any requirement of law, regulation, legal request or legal investigation, to conduct investigations of breaches of law, to protect the Site, to protect Empathy Foundation and it’s property, to fufill your requests, to protect our visitors and other persons and if required by the policy of Empathy Foundation.
8.1: Empathy Foundation endeavours to use up-to-date security measures to protect your Personal Information. The Site is a VERISIGN approved site.
8.2: Empathy Foundation however does not make any express or implied warranty with respect to the security measures that it may employ from time to time for the protection of the Personal Information.
9. Links to other Websites
11. Empathy Foundation Donation Refund Policy
Empathy Foundation takes the utmost care to process donations as per the instructions given by our donors, online and offline.