privacy policy

Gram Vikas is committed to protecting your personal data. Our privacy policy explains the practices that determine how information about you is collected, stored and used. This policy is updated to account for the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What data is collected by Gram Vikas?

We collect your personal data when you voluntarily give it to us. For example, we receive information when you sign up to get updates, or fill up any of the forms on our website or contact us through email or any of our social media platforms.

You always have the choice to provide this personal data. However, some personal data is required for us to process your requests, such as for volunteering or visits, make a donation or respond to queries.

Our web servers may collect information such as IP address, country of visit, time of visits, pages visited, browsers and devices used and referring website or analytics data on site usage.

Payment processors allow donors to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or some other payment method. Please consult their privacy policies to determine how they will use your data.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or device when you access a website. We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies help us understand how you engage with our site, remember your preferences and serve you relevant content.

We will not intentionally collect any “special categories of data” under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) without your explicit consent or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. Special categories of data include personal data (a) revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership; or (b) concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

How do we use your data?

We may use your data for the following purposes.

  • To process donations, distributing receipts and thanking donors for their contributions or responding to questions
  • To process requests for visit or volunteering and to keep share updates about our programmes and activities
  • For reporting to government agencies as required by law, or to comply with applicable law, court order or legal processes served on us, if any
  • To share with partners who assist us in performing core services (such as hosting, content delivery, data storage, and security) related to the operation of the website. These business partners only use the data to perform these core services, which are necessary for our website operation.

Gram Vikas does not sell, exchange or rent your personal information to any organisation or individual other than for those activities authorised by you or as may be required by a statutory authority.

Data storage

Your data may be stored in your region or in any other country where we or our service providers have facilities. Information stored in our database is protected with adequate organisational and technical measures to prevent unauthorised access or use.

Data security

Gram Vikas is committed to safeguard and secure the information collected. Our data security measures include encrypted communication via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology, intrusion detection for all devices and network nodes, and state-of-the-art firewall infrastructure that detects any malicious attacks; virus protection, security and vulnerability monitoring/tracking and SQL server attach protection via applications to detect SQL Injection and cross site scripting attacks.

However, as the transmission of data is via the internet, the security measures we take may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information. Gram Vikas is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to such security failures caused by unauthorised persons.

Your rights

You can request us for the information we hold about you. 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.

Additional information

Please note that when you click on links to other websites on Gram Vikas website, you are governed by that site’s privacy policy.