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Terms & Conditions
 
 
 
Terms & Conditions
 
 
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This website, www.mygaon.org and all its pages are owned and operated by Lister Technologies Foundations (henceforth referred to as “LTF”), registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act,1956 and having its registered office at No. 232, VM Street, Mylapore, Chennai- 600004.
This Agreement between LTF and its Users describes the terms on which LTF offers the content through this website and describes the terms under which this website must be used. The use of this website is governed by the terms and conditions under this Agreement. Before using this website, the User must carefully read, understand, accept and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions under this Agreement. If the Users do not agree to the terms of use mentioned herein under the Agreement, then they are not permitted to use this website. The Users may click the ‘I do not agree’ checkbox to exit the site.
Before accessing and using the website, the Users are required to click the ‘I have Read and Accepted the Terms and Conditions’ checkbox available on the webpage before viewing, accessing, subscribing from this website. Any changes to this or subsequent pages will be made from time to time and it is the responsibility of the User to read the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Disclaimer, available on this website and click the relevant checkboxes before using the website for the purpose described herein and on all other pages of this website.
Definitions:
Agreement: The ‘Terms and Conditions’, ‘Privacy Policy’ and ‘Disclaimer,’ collectively form the Agreement, creating the relationship between LTF and the Users.
Applicable Laws: means and refers to all central as well as local laws applicable to the business including Acts, statutes, by-laws, rules, regulations, orders and ordinances together with all codes, guidelines, policies, notices, directions, directives and standards of any governmental authority, which are legally mandatory in nature affecting obligations of either of the Parties. This Agreement and thereupon the contracting parties shall be governed by the Information Technology Act, 2000, Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011, The Information Technology Intermediaries Rules, 2011, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and other applicable Indian laws.
Casual User: means and refers to any individual who may not avail specific services from the website but visits and views the content available to such Users on the website.
Complaint Cell: means and refers to the Officer appointed by LTF to record all grievances of the Users and one who will respond to their requests, complaints within a period of 30 working days.
Content: means and refers to any and all information on this website, which includes but is not limited to information about rural areas such as villages and towns from all over India, information about the NGOs in such locations, their contact information, the work that these NGOs may carry out, and any other relevant information to promote education, culture, increase sensitivity to environmental and energy requirements of these locations; and such information includes and is not limited to text, images, videos and animation, which LTF may find suitable to convey the impact of the information shared on this site.
Disclaimer: means and refers to the Disclaimer provided by LTF on this website.
Domestic Donor: means and includes any donation made by a resident Indian visiting the site and any other entity / body incorporated /registered/set-up in India.
Donation: means and refers to any contribution made by the User visiting LTF’s site, made by being redirected to the respective NGO’s website and concerned payment gateway, by means of which the User will be able to contribute intended amount to the NGO of her/his interest.
Donors: All Donors are Registered Users but all Registered Users need not be donors.
Force Majeure: means and refers to all events beyond the parties’ direct control and capacity including without limitation the acts of God, riots, war, terrorism or other civil disturbance, earthquakes, weather, fires, explosions, disruptions of communications and other essential services, labour stoppages, computer viruses and malicious attacks.
Foreign/NRI Donor: means and includes donation made by a non-resident of India visiting the site, foreign corporations and other registered bodies, Indian subsidiaries of foreign entities and non-resident Indians residing/ incorporated / registered outside India.
Lister Technology Foundations: means and includes its Directors, Representatives, employees and selected assignees.
Malware and Spyware: means and includes Trojans, viruses, worms, phishing activities and adware.
NGO(s): means and includes Non-Governmental Organization (s) whose information will be made available by LTF via this website.
Personal Information: means and refers to any information that is used to identify the User such as the name, email address and / or any other such information that is discretely unique to the identity of the User; any information that is available or accessible in any public domain or furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005, or any other law for the time being in force, shall not be construed as Personal Information.
Privacy Policy: means and refers to the Privacy Policy provided by LTF on this website.
Proprietary Information: means and includes algorithms, logos, images, graphics, text, design, layout, software (including source code), sounds, music, video files, data, questions, solutions, databases, photographs, reports, pictorial representation and includes any such information available on this website that Users may or may not have access to.
Registered User: means and refers to individuals who subscribe to LTF, with an email address and details as requested by LFT, to get regular updates and information that LTF may share on its website and intimate such Users, from time to time, via email, SMS alerts, web posts, newsletters mailers or any other means as it deems convenient to the User.
Terms and Conditions: means and refers to the Terms and Conditions provided by LTF on this website.
This Website: means www.mygaon.org and all its pages. It does not include pages that the User may be redirected to from this website. All third-party sites, NGO sites, bank sites, payment portals, are not included under the meaning of this term.
User: means and refers to any individual either in her/his own capacity or on behalf of a body corporate, either uses or accesses the website as a registered User or a casual User, accessing LTF’s site from anywhere in the world for either reading or using the information about rural areas such as villages and towns uploaded by LTF or for making appropriate donations to the NGOs of their choice, by being redirected from the LTF website.

OVERALL USE OF THE WEBSITE:
Viewing and Accessing
The content of LTF is being offered on a web-based platform and the usage, viewing of the content, either directly or indirectly, are governed by the Terms and Conditions mentioned herein below. These Terms and Conditions constitute binding obligations of the User and LTF.
By viewing the content and accessing pages on this website, the Users acknowledge that they agree to the Terms and Conditions of using the site, which amounts to an implied consent. By registering on the website to avail subscription services, provided only to such Registered Users, who subscribe, the Registered Users expressly agree to the Terms and Conditions of using this website with the added advantage of subscription.
The Users acknowledge that the website is hosted by a non-profit organization, LTF, for the sole purpose of increasing the visibility of villages and towns all over India to viewers of this website, such as volunteers, and donors, for objectives including but not limited to energy, educational, cultural elevation and preservation, healthcare and sanitation respectively.
The Users also acknowledge that they will use this website only to provide or gather relevant information pertinent to the content on the website, as approved by LTF. All content that they may wish to share on the website, will be sent to LTF at the email id, joinus@mygaon.org.
No interaction will be permitted on the website until and unless, LTF changes the accessibility and in such a case, LTF will intimate the Registered Users via their registered email ID, mobile number, or any other modem that they may provide at the time of registration or later. Casual Users will need to visit the site, after refreshing their ‘Cookies’ each time they access the site, to be updated of the changes. They are, however, permitted to share the content they would like to upload on this website with LTF and the LTF Administrator will upload the same, on checking whether the content satisfies LTF’s policies. They are, however, allowed to leave comments on the pages that they are redirected to from this website. For any information pertinent to villages, towns or other rural units, wherein the LTF logo or name is visible, the Users are bound by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement for those webpages as well.
LTF endeavors to retain this website as free from any profane, illegal, threatening, indecent, obscene, abusive, hateful or defamatory content; if the Users feel that any content is inappropriate at any point in time, they may report the same by clicking the Report link, which will be available below all images, videos, names and details of NGOs at a subsequent stage and report the same to the LTF Administrator to take necessary actions.
LTF will take all necessary precautions to review the content provided by NGOs and other secondary sources; however, the Users will be proceeding at their own discretion to verify and ratify the content before they take decisions based on the information that they find on this website. If, on verification, the Users find any information as false, inadequate or improper, they are requested to report the same to LTF Administrator for taking all necessary actions to rectify the same.
The Users will not be allowed to alter, add or delete any content on this website. If they wish to share the contents of this website via any social media links provided on the site, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, they may do so without altering the content and present the information as is, directing these additional viewers back to this website for further information.
No User is permitted to bear the logo, name or style of LTF or any of its group companies and any and every content that LTF develops to enable this website, shared via multiple channels, will all belong solely to LTF and LTF does not license the use, distribution, copying, selling, publicizing any information of LTF; if the Users would like to share any specific content or publicize the same, they may contact the LTF Administrator, if there are no social media links to accentuate that specific content.
This website may also be accessed via portable devices or a desktop and the Users may access all content from anywhere in the world, subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined in this Agreement.
LTF may require the Registered Users to fill forms and surveys to improve their services, to add further content on the website and also to maintain a database of all donors. Such information collected will be preserved as per the Privacy Policy . The Registered Users are, therefore, requested to ensure that all information shared with LTF is true and accurate to the best of their ability.
The content on this website, including videos, images and text, is owned by LTF, unless and otherwise indicated as belonging to NGOs or other Users, which will be marked by their names, logos, or other similar indicators, and it will be constituted as copyright infringement if any such information belonging to LTF is used without the permission of LTF and without appropriately referencing this website after such permission is granted.
LTF may alter or improve the content on this website at any time and will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure such alterations do not materially affect the nature or detract the functionality of this website. LTF may perform scheduled or unscheduled maintenance to ensure the accessibility of this website, which may result in a temporary suspension of its services. LTF, will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such downtime does not affect the usability of this website, to any great extent.
The Registered Users will be liable for all actions arising out of use of their account. In case the User name or password has been compromised, the Registered Users are to intimate LTF at the Complaint Cell immediately, so that LTF may block their account and coordinate with them on the next steps. The Registered Users are, therefore, strongly advised to keep their password and User details confidential and change the password from time to time, to help protect and preserve their information. LTF also acknowledges that the Registered Users may, at any point in time, choose to unsubscribe from the services offered by LTF and may do so by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link, which will terminate their account with LTF.
For any issues that the Users feel interfere with their accessibility of this site, or for any other complaints, they may direct their issues to the Complaint Cell, wherein the complaint will be registered and actioned upon, as appropriate.
The Users are provided free access without payment of any consideration for viewing and /or subscribing to this website.
Donations
LTF will not collect any donations or amounts on behalf of any NGO or by itself, and will only provide a list of possible social causes and geographies that may require funding and also a list of NGOs working in these areas, if the Registered Users are interested in making any donations. The donations will be made directly to the NGOs and LTF will not be involved in the process. LTF will collect basic information about the Registered Users before redirecting them to the relevant page for making the donation that they may seek.
The Donations towards the NGO shall be made in the name of the particular NGOs featured on the corresponding village to be found on this website.
Eligibility:
The Registered Users are eligible to make a Donation towards the NGO of their choice, subject to these Terms and Conditions if:
They have attained the age of majority i.e. eighteen (18) years, and
They are a corporate body, duly formed/ registered / incorporated under the laws of India or if they are residing in India or are a foreign citizen /national residing in India or are a foreign national residing outside India.
Unless referred to separately under certain circumstances, Indian Nationality Donors and Foreign Nationality Donors shall hereinafter be collectively be referred to as ‘Donors’.
LTF shall not be liable for any transactional fault in any manner whatsoever, in terms of malfunction/fault /failure/disruption, at the time of making donations, due to any technical reason or due to any reason beyond the scope of LTF, that may arise while accessing the portals of the Banks or NGOs and the Donors shall hold harmless LTF and its employees, officers or any other person in relation to this website with respect to the same. Any dispute in connection to the above shall be settled between the Donors (s) and the bank and /or NGO directly, without involving LTF.
The Registered Users acknowledge that because LTF is not responsible for the transactions related to donations, LTF shall also not be responsible in the event donations are not received due to any technical error of any nature whatsoever; i.e. when no records of the donation are available whereas such amount has been deducted by the bank and that they will take such issues up with the banks and NGOs and will hold LTF harmless in such events.
Indian Donors
For the purpose of collecting Donations in INR, the NGO(s) have separate bank accounts in each of their respective names for the limited purpose of collecting and mobilizing donations. All Foreign Nationality Donors shall directly make Donations towards the NGO directly into the particular NGO’s FCRA account in the mode and manner as outlined by the NGO on its own website. LTF is not liable for any RBI compliance with regard to receipt of foreign currency.
The payments towards the NGO can be made both by Indian nationals and Foreign Entities through payment modes of cheques, online payment or via SMS. LTF will not be involved in any of these payment transactions and any and all such payment related information and dealing will take place on third-party portals. LTF does not endorse the Terms and Conditions of any third-party content, website or portal that the User may have access to from this website.
Donors also agree and acknowledge that the personal or sensitive personal information provided by the Indian Nationality Donor on such third party websites shall be subject to the terms of such third party websites and LTF shall not be liable for the same.
For payments made through SMS, the Registered Users’ charges for the same will not be towards LTF, but the NGO they are interacting with for the purpose of donation. They also acknowledge that their contribution will be made directly to the respective NGO, featuring in the appropriate geography of selection.
LTF’s database will only record information that they will provide in the form, filled before proceeding for donations and LTF will not have access to the payment details and cannot extract any information on the same.
LTF shall not be responsible for any additional cost charged by the respective service provider (mobile operators and /or the internet service provider) for donating to an NGO and any such costs shall be borne by the Registered Users without any recourse to LTF. It is advisable for the Registered Users to contact their mobile operator if they have any questions / discrepancies with respect to their mobile bill.
LTF shall neither be responsible nor liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any network problem/failure, breakdown of machinery, disruption in the network and/or the cost at the time of payment via online or SMS modes. The Registered Users agree and understand that if the Short Code/keyword sent by them is invalid, they may not receive an Acknowledgment but they may still be charged the standard network message charge depending on their network provider.
Foreign Nationality Donors
If the Donor is a Foreign Nationality Donor / NRI Donor, s/he can make payment through electronic transfer by logging on to this website, choosing the NGO, upon which s/he shall be redirected to that particular NGO (depending on the NGO selected) and follow the instructions therein to make the Donations. All such Donations in foreign currency shall be strictly and directly be made into the particular NGO’s FCRA account and the Donor acknowledges and agrees that LTF does not involve itself in the payment process, nor does it partake in the donations made. The Donor also acknowledges and agrees that LTF is not liable for any RBI compliance with regard to receipt of foreign currency.
The Donor acknowledges that s/he is aware that at the time of making donations, s/he is no longer on any page of LTF but on a third party web portal and is bound by the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of that particular service provider, be it a bank, payment portal or an NGO.
The Donor agrees and acknowledges that it is her/his sole responsibility to ensure that s/he is acting with the purview of Indian laws and the laws of her/his country while making donations; s/he also acknowledges that her/his selection of the NGO (s) towards which s/he will be making payment, is at her/his sole discretion and that s/he is responsible for vetting and evaluating such NGOs.
General Terms
Any information that the Registered User is privy to on this website, by virtue of User name and password is confidential information and any disclosure of such confidential information to any party who does not have access to such information will be deemed as a breach and the User will be liable to LTF, unless and otherwise indicated on this website. The Users also acknowledge that any dishonest use of any Information from this website shall make them liable under the applicable laws of India.
The Users are prohibited to use this website in contravention of any laws of India and to engage in any such activity that may be categorized as cybercrimes. Any of the following activities, but not limited to the below, will also result in unauthorized and unlawful use of this website:
Damage to software and the computer network: any damage, unauthorised, fraudulent access, duplicating, extracting, disrupting, denial of access to other Users, introducing or causing to introduce any contaminant or computer virus into harming or diminishing utility of any information, stealing or destroying, concealing or causing any person to steal destroy or alter any computer system or network or resource, caused knowingly or intentionally, is punishable with fine and imprisonment
Obscenity: Publishing or transmitting or causing to be published or transmitted in the electronic form, any lascivious material or that which appeals to prurient interest or has an effect such as to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear such matter contained or embodied, is punishable with imprisonment and fine
Identity theft: fraudulent use of email address, passwords and other unique identification features of any other User, is punishable with fine and imprisonment
Cheating by personation: by means of any computer device or resource is punishable with imprisonment and fine
Violation of privacy: non-consensual publishing, distribution or disclosure of another’s personal information, intentionally or knowingly, under circumstances violating the privacy of that person, shall be punishable with imprisonment and / or fine. For the purpose of accessing and using this website, such information published or distributed on this website will be considered a serious breach of the Terms and Conditions mentioned herein and the offender will be liable to indemnify LTF for any and all damages, reputational and /or technical, which may be caused as a result.
Cyber terrorism: Whoever commits or conspires to commit cyber terrorism, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment for life.
Sexually explicit content and depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc. publishing or transmitting or causing to publish sexually explicit content is punishable by law
Any failure by LTF to enforce any of these terms or conditions at any time will not be a waiver of those terms or conditions or of the right to subsequently enforce those Terms and Conditions.
In the event, any of these terms or conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions.
In the event where a clause by itself consists of both enforceable and unenforceable portions, the doctrine of severability would be made applicable and the unenforceable portion shall by no means affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining portions
The Registered Users acknowledge that LTF hosts this website as an initiative of Corporate Social Responsibility and is not in any manner connected to the administration, control or ownership of any of the NGOs to which they may choose to donate.
LTF merely provides a platform for visibility of Users and NGOs to help promote and preserve the rural landscape, culture and population; in the case of donations, LTF in no way handles the donations from this initiative at any point and is merely undertaking the role of introducing the Donors to such NGOs. For the sake of clarity, the Donations from the Donor(s) are being transferred and/or deposited directly into a particular NGO(s)’s Account and/or the NGO’s FCRA account, as the case maybe.
Any and all information shared by the Registered Users via this website shall be maintained as confidential and shall be collected as described in the Privacy Policy . Such information will not be shared with anyone, unless and until LTF is forced to do so by officers of the law or any statute of the country. The Registered Users agree and acknowledge that LTF will not be responsible for any actions of any third party including any service provider with regard to Personal Information.
LTF reserves all rights to make amendments to the existing Terms and Conditions including the manner or conduits of accessing the NGO information with respect to Donations or withdraw any content without giving prior notice. It shall be the sole responsibility of the viewer(s)/Donor(s) to check the Terms and Conditions of the initiative on this website from time to time.
It is clarified that Donations towards the initiative are immediate and irrevocable which means LTF does not control the donations. Donors may fill out details of the form provided by LTF before making a donation, yet not make a donation. LTF can also neither directly enable nor cancel the donation. The donation will be made in compliance with the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of the respective NGOs. LTF shall also not be responsible to pay for any taxes, duties, charges, license fees, insurance, levies etc. applicable under the laws of India, in relation to the Donations and the same, if applicable, shall be solely borne by the Donor.
In the event of any prohibitive, unauthorized or illegal action or non- compliance (breach) of these Terms and Conditions by any User of this website, the User agrees to indemnify LTF to the extent applicable.
Third Party Sites
By redirecting the Users to third party sites, the Users acknowledge and agree that LTF does not operate or control these sites / portals / pages.
The Registered Users also acknowledge that at the time of making donations, they may be redirected to other third party pages for making donations, including but not limited to the portals of banks, NGOs, other e-commerce websites and payment gateways and that LTF is not responsible for the use and access of these portals, neither is LTF responsible for the use, storage and management of information collected by such third party portals. The Registered Users agree to read and familiarize themselves with the Terms and Conditions of these portals / pages / websites, before they share any information with them.
The Users also hereby acknowledge and agree that the relationship between LTF and them is not a confidential, fiduciary or any other special relationship.
The Users also acknowledge that in case any portion/clause of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid or becomes unenforceable or prohibited by the law of the country, such portions shall be considered divisible, and that the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid and binding and will be read as if the portion excluded did not form a part of this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the conflict of any laws or principles, these Terms and Conditions shall be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of India; in case of any dispute with respect to the content and the presentation of the same by LTF or in cases where LTF disputes the Users’ use of this website or a breach thereof or any other such dispute thereof, the Users agree that the matter shall be referred to a sole arbitrator appointed by the parties after mutual discussions and shall be governed by the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, amended from time to time. The venue for arbitration shall be Chennai, and the proceedings shall be conducted in English language. All the costs, charges and expenses in connection to the Arbitration shall be solely borne by the User (s) who has raised the dispute. The arbitrator’s award shall be substantiated in writing and shall be binding on the User(s).
Subject to the provision of above clause, the Courts of Chennai, India shall have exclusive jurisdiction, having relevant jurisdiction under the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, to determine all matters, including, without limitation, provision of interim relief as per Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

PRIVACY POLICY

This herein constitutes the Privacy Policy of LTF with respect to the means and methods of information collected and retained by LTF, outlining the security measures that will be resorted in order to retain and store such personal information that may be collected from the Registered User from time to time for the purposes mentioned; such information will not be used for any other purpose than stated to her/him, at the time of collecting such information.

This segment is to be read in conjunction with the Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions of Use to constitute the Agreement and is therefore to be considered as part and parcel of the Agreement. All definitions defined above will continue to apply to this segment.

LTF respects the Registered User’s privacy and will take all measures to protect the information that it may collect through this website. Such information collected will not be shared with any other User, NGOs or Banks, or any other third-party, unless and until expressly ordered to do so by law.

By accessing the information on this website and voluntarily providing the requested personal information, the Registered User consents to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

LTF undertakes responsibility only for the content accessed by the Users on its website.

LTF manages, stores and protects the personal information received from the Registered Users and will adhere to all Data Protection and Privacy Laws, Rules and Regulations of India with respect to the collection and protection of such information that may be collected from them.

Information is collected to offer customised and fulfilling experience to all Registered Users, and may be requested for the following purposes:

At the time of subscribing.

At the time of making donations to NGOs of their choice

As part of surveys to improve LTF’s quality and performance with respect to this website

As comments, opinions, suggestions, for any specific cause within the website

At the time of Reporting any inappropriate content

At the time of placing a complaint

At the time of placing any request or seeking additional information

When the Registered User would like to share information on the website, by providing the same to LTF to be uploaded, if considered appropriate

At the time of subscribing

The following information will be collected from the Registered User if s/he is interested in becoming a subscriber to our newsletter:

Full name

Contact number

Email ID

Nationality

The geographies that s/he may be interested in

The names of villages, towns or any other rural area that s/he may be interested in

The causes that s/he may be interested in

Whether s/he may be interested in volunteering, donating or any other activity not mentioned but is of interest to her/him

Whether such interest has stemmed from her/his association with the rural area, if so, the nature of relationship, if not, what enabled such interest

Any other information which may be considered relevant

Kindly note that none of the information collected will be used to discriminate against any Registered User and such information is only collected to validate User accounts, in case of lost passwords, and for statistics and to customise our newsletter to her/his interests.

The Registered Users are provided an option not to fill some of the details; however, some of the information requested such as Email ID is mandatory as only on receipt of such information can LTF enable the subscription and share information with her/him.

On Subscription, the Registered User will have access to more details on specific villages, as per her/his selection and interests.

At the time of making donations to NGOs of the Registered User’s choice

The Registered User will be able to have access to the details of NGOs for making donations, only on subscribing to LTF. When s/he intends to make or is interested in making donations to NGOs of her/his choice, LTF will redirect her/him to the relevant page(s) of the NGOs so that her/his payment interaction is directly with the NGO. Before redirecting her/him to the NGO’s page(s), LTF may collect the following details from her/him:

User name / Email ID

Nationality

Date of birth

Registered mobile number

The name of the village or town that s/he intends to contribute to

The taluk/ district

The causes that the Registered User may be interested in

The amount that s/he is willing to pay

Whether s/he is a domestic donor or a foreign nationality donor

Whether s/he is interested in a one-time payment or monthly, quarterly or annual payments

Any other information which may be considered relevant

Some of the information that the Registered Users may provide is mandatory for LTF to maintain a record of all Registered Users who may wish to make donations. LTF, however, will not be able to keep track of how many such Registered Users actually donate after filling this form; LTF, therefore, requests all Registered Users to fill in the form on being convinced that s/he will definitely be making a donation, only to ensure that LTF captures accurate data.

As part of surveys to improve LTF’s quality and performance with respect to this website

LTF may collect feedback information from the Users on using this website such as:

Whether they are satisfied with the accessibility of the website

Their opinion on the layout of the website

Whether they would like to include any other geographies, the details of the same

Whether they would like to share any success stories

Whether they have made any donations in the past

Whether this website has brought out sufficient visibility to villages and towns in India

Any other suggestions that they may have

In such instances, this information may be collected even anonymously for improving efficiency and quality of content on this website. The Users have an option to take the survey and answer the questions and provide their opinion at their discretion.

As comments, opinions, suggestions, for any specific cause within the website

Some pages on this website are in the format of a blog, whereby Users may make suggestions and post comments. Such comments will not be directly posted but will be sent to the LTF Administration, who on identifying the content as harmless and appropriate, will post it on their behalf on this website. The Users may choose to post their comments as anonymous or named Users. In case of the latter, the Users will need to provide their full name, as they would like it to be displayed on the website. They are also encouraged to provide details such as:

Their city / state of residence

their industry of work and / or

company of employment and designation

At the time of Reporting any inappropriate content and placing a complaint

LTF will take strict and appropriate legal action against miscreants who may unauthorisedly use this site for purposes other than what has been described under the Terms and Conditions of Use.

LTF takes very seriously any and all such behaviour and the following data may be collected in this regard:

Name

Email ID

Registered Mobile Number

Such information will be used for the following reasons only:

to confirm to the User placing such Complaint that the matter has been addressed

to ensure that the complaint is placed by a valid source and is not being misused

to send surveys to such people who have keenly observed and diligently reported such inappropriate content

At the time of placing any request or seeking additional information and when the User would like to share information on the website

LTF can be contacted for receiving any information or making any enquiry in relation to the content on and objective of the website by contacting the LTF Administrator. In order to send the Registered User’s request or when s/he would like to share any information that s/he would like uploaded on this website or keep LTF informed about any specific information, in relation to the objective of this website, s/he may be required to share the following details:

name

mail ID

the information that s/he would like to share / request that s/he would like to make

All information shared in this format will remain as confidential, unless and otherwise expressly requested by the Registered User to share on the website; if LTF would like to share the information that s/he has provided, on this website, her/his permission will be sought, only after which such information will be shared on this website. In any other case, under circumstances where her/his permission is not sought or s/he has declined to share such information publicly, the information will not be released on the website and will be maintained as confidential or deleted, as is appropriate and necessary. In case any such information shared offline, with LTF is malicious, malfeasant, seditious, sexist, racist, or otherwise unacceptable, LTF retains the right to use the personal information shared in this process to report to law enforcement and take appropriate legal action.

The User acknowledges that s/he shall be held responsible and liable for any of her/his actions that may result in ensuing detriment or loss in any form to LTF, reputational, monetary or otherwise and under such circumstances, agrees and undertakes to indemnify LTF to the extent of the detriment caused.

When the User exits the LTF pages and website, s/he will receive a message that intimates to her/him that s/he is no longer on the website; when s/he therefore, enters third party websites and portals, s/he will be bound by their individual privacy policies and agreements. The User, therefore, needs to carefully read their Privacy Policy before s/he shares information with them and does so at her/his own and absolute discretion as s/he deems fit and necessary.

LTF may also receive information through cookies attached to the memory of the computer, encrypted with a side pepper, which collects information including the IP address, operating system and browser type that the User may be using, to identify whether the operations being performed on the website are by a computer or person. The information will also be used to match a User with her/his account on LTF.

Information obtained in this manner will not contain sensitive, personal or financial information but will contain locational information about the source. This information will also be used to identify preferences of Users and to attempt compatibility with all browsers and User preferences. The User may choose to delete or reset her/his browser by visiting ‘Settings’ in her/his browser, if s/he does not wish to permit the collection of such information. Until such time, LTF will receive her/his information through the cookie memory of her/his computer / electronic device used to access this website.

If the User uses portable devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, smartphones, tablets or any other similar device, s/he may refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to manage her/his cookies.

All information collected in the abovementioned manner, by LTF will be stored electronically and LTF may, from time to time, maintain a backup of all such information for the recovery of the information in the event of any manner of disruption in the normal maintenance and storage of such information.

LTF may store the information for as long as it deems necessary, including backed-up information, only for the purposes and objectives communicated under this Agreement, and as permitted by law.

All such information will be maintained securely by LTF and LTF will take all necessary precautions to protect such information from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure, or any other exercise to infiltrate such information, by any malfeasant third party, by using various methods, including password protected access rights to records and restricting access to relevant people in areas where personal information is stored.

LTF does not have any access to any payment related information in case of donations or otherwise and will, therefore, neither maintain nor store any data with regard to such payments.

LTF reserves the right to share information obtained from all Users, which is not considered as personal information as defined under the Terms and Conditions of Use, under this Agreement. LTF may also share such information in circumstances where ordered to do so by a Court of competent jurisdiction or by Enforcement Authorities. LTF may also disclose such information to protect other Users, their personal safety and also in order to protect the property or defend the rights of LTF. Also, in case of any organic or inorganic growth, the Users’ information may be shared with such business partners, who will also be bound by this same Privacy Policy, under this Agreement.

This Privacy Policy is subject to amendments without prior notice. Any information collected by LTF from the Users after the amendment, will be bound by amended Privacy Policy. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will not apply retrospectively and will become effective as soon as and no later than such change has been made on this website.

In the event that any clause of the Privacy Policy or any other clause in any other segment of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a change in law or a Court of appropriate jurisdiction, the remaining clauses retain their enforceability and validity by the Doctrine of Severability and this Agreement will be read and enforceable as if such invalid or unenforceable portion did not exist.

The Registered Users will have to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of their information. At any point in time, if they suspect a breach of their personal information, they are strongly advised to write to the LTF Administrator immediately and LTF will take all necessary steps to block their account with LTF and hence stop the unauthorized use of the personal information contained therein.

In case of any change to the personal information of the Registered Users, it would be appreciated if they may share the same with LTF to update the information that we may have about them. The Registered Users may edit their information directly in their account, which in turn will update LTF’s records.

In the event that the Users have any complaint regarding the use, management, accessibility of this website, or the contents, they may share their views, concerns or complaints by notifying the Complaint Cell and LTF will take all necessary actions to address such views, concerns or complaints that they may share if they are valid and need to be actioned upon

 

DISCLAIMER

 

This Document is part and parcel of the Agreement formed by a consolidation of the Terms and Conditions,Disclaimer and Privacy Policy and needs to be read, understood and accepted in conjunction. By proceeding to use this website, the User agrees and acknowledges that s/he acknowledges and accepts LTF’s Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.

The User acknowledges and agrees to use the content on this website and this website in totality only for the purpose and objective as communicated and authorised as per theTerms and Conditions mentioned on the website and for no other purpose. Any invalid or unauthorised usage of this website will enable LTF to take legal action against such defaulter.

The User also warrants by using this website that s/he agrees not to use any of the content provided herein or the name of LTF and its affiliates, directors, representatives, or unauthorisedly represent herself/himself as an agent, representative of LTF and / or its agents, representatives or directors, unless and until expressly and in writing, authorised to do so by LTF.

The User also agrees that LTF is not liable for any third-party misrepresentation on this website and is also not liable and will be held harmless in any and every manner whatsoever, for any misrepresentation of LTF, its affiliates, directors, agents by any unauthorised party. If the User notes any such unauthorised activity, s/he is requested to report the same immediately to the LTF Administrator for LTF to immediately take legal action against such deviants and impersonators.

The User agrees to strictly use this website and the content therein only for non-commercial use and acknowledge that such content and her/his accessibility to this website will not lead to any personal monetary benefit, commercial gain to any individual or corporate User or for any illicit use.

The User acknowledges that all intellectual property contained on this website, including copyright, trademarks, trade names and any and all other intellectual property rights in or arising from this website, its content, domain name, and any documents or subsequent content that may be made available on this website as an integral part of this website or any documentation or report that may be reports generated by LTF is and will be the exclusive property of LTF. LTF has the right to initiate appropriate legal action against such offender, in accordance with the procedure set out in the applicable intellectually property legislations of the country.

The User acknowledges that LTF is not liable for any intellectual property infringement by any User, NGO, or any other third-party of any other such third-party owned intellectual property, either on the website or on any other third-party website or portal; and LTF will be held harmless in case of such infringements and deterrent activities of any User, NGO, or any other third-party.

The User also acknowledges that s/he is viewing, accessing and subscribing to the content solely and at her/his absolute discretion. Although LTF takes precautions to ensure that the content is provided by reliable sources and is valid, s/he acknowledges that all information shared on this website is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis and that LTF does not verify the content and relies on third-party information, which it shares via this website. The User, therefore, understands that before using this content further, for making donations or otherwise, the verification of the authenticity is solely and entirely her/his responsibility and LTF is not liable for any action that s/he may take subsequent to and based on the information that has been shared on this website.

The information about the NGOs on this website, their contact information and any content that they may share with the Registered User, is accessed solely and at her/his absolute discretion and LTF is not responsible for any donation or interaction that s/he may have with this NGO. LTF does not authenticate the NGOs but only provides access to a list of such NGOs that work for social causes, or have informed LTF through various statutory documents, videos, images and any other such content, of carrying out such work related to the social upliftment and recognition of such rural areas; all documents that LTF has access to, which has been provided to LTF by these NGOs is available on this website; and s/he is responsible for reviewing such information and verifying them on her/his own before taking any further action.

The User agrees and acknowledges that no content on this website will be copied, modified, deleted, adapted, sold, stored or made otherwise available, in a public forum; however any information that has links to social media tools, may be shared via such tools in the appropriate forums, as authorised and not otherwise. The User also agrees that no content will be shared in partial such that it may alter the meaning or expression of the said information. Any other means of sharing or using the information will be considered as unauthorised usage and a breach of this Agreement.

The User also acknowledges that LTF has been formed for the purpose of connecting volunteers, possible donors and culturally inquisitive Users with rural areas, social causes that require attention in these areas and NGOs carrying out work in such rural areas, and is in no way involved in the collection, use or deployment of donations; neither is LTF engaged in routing the donations to respective NGOs.

The User also acknowledges that LTF neither receives consideration of any manner for the services of launching content on this website, nor does it receive any consideration for any interactions that may take place on this website or any subsequent third party interactions that may result from visiting or accessing this website. All payments made by the Registered User are directly made to their choice of NGO through the payment gateway and LTF takes no responsibility to verify whether the payment is successful or not. LTF also does not take the responsibility for what purpose the donation is used for. The Registered User therefore, makes a donation based on his discretion.

The Registered User agrees and acknowledges that when s/he makes donations, her/his relationship does not include LTF and LTF is not responsible or liable for any payment related issues and that these issues pertain to third parties, such as banks, NGOs, payment portals or any other third party service and s/he holds LTF harmless for any detriment or dispute that may arise out of such transactions. S/he, therefore, agrees that LTF is not responsible for any fault, disruption, failure, malfunction, network service issues, system failure, failure due to technical or technological restrictions, or any other inhibiting actions, at the time of making donations.

The Registered User also agrees and acknowledges that LTF is not involved in the mode of payment of donations and that all cheques, SMS payments, online payments, including but not limited to bank account transfers and payment portals, are in the name of and the bank accounts or any other online account, FCRA or otherwise, or trust account of the NGOs and such transactions are between her/him and the NGO. LTF is, therefore, not involved in any currency fluctuations or related issues that s/he may face at the time of making donations as a Foreign Nationality Donor.

LTF will also not be liable for the payment of any taxes that may be applicable for such donations or to assist the Registered User with the computation of her/his exemptions with respect to such donations and hold LTF harmless for any computational or payment errors that s/he may face in relation to such taxes.

The Registered User also agrees that LTF will also not be held liable for any additional transactional charges that may be payable by her/him in case of domestic or international bank charges, SMS charges, Demand Draft charges or any other payment related charges that s/he may be required to pay while making donations as a Domestic Indian Donor or as a Foreign Nationality Donor, as the case may be.

Additionally, the Registered User also acknowledges that LTF is not liable for any misappropriation of donated funds nor will LTF be liable for authenticating, acknowledging, assuring any payments made in this regard to NGOs.

LTF will also not be held liable for verifying whether the identified NGO has received payment from the donor and it is the sole and absolute responsibility of the donor to coordinate with the NGO and be informed of the same and resolve any such issues with the NGOs and hold LTF harmless in case such issues arise.

Additionally, the Registered User agrees and acknowledges that it is her/his sole and absolute responsibility to follow up with the relevant NGO directly to know how her/his donations were/are being utilized.

The Registered User acknowledges that the forms that s/he may fill on this website will be maintained confidentially by LTF and that such information will not be shared with NGOs or any other third party; this may also result in her/him sharing such personal information again with the third-parties, if s/he may choose to do so solely and at her/his absolute discretion, as s/he may deem necessary and fit.

The User agrees that LTF, although it may reasonably endeavour to ensure that there is no downtime in using this website, will not be held liable for any technical fault, disturbance, network issues, software glitches that may arise during the lifetime of this website.

LTF does not warrant or represent that the content on this website and all the links and third-party information and material would always be available on the website. LTF will also not be liable for the accuracy, validity, authenticity of any of the information or source of information obtained for this website. None of the information collected will be used to discriminate against any User and such information is only collected to validate the accounts of the Registered Users, in case of lost passwords, and for statistics and to customise our newsletter to the Users’ interests.

This website provides links to third-party pages, such as for its Registered Users to make donations to its choice of NGO. These links are provided solely on the basis of convenience to them and does not act as an endorsement by LTF. If they access such links, then they are deemed to have left the official LTF website and will receive a message to such effect.

Under no circumstances would LTF be liable for any privacy violation that may arise from the User’s visiting or accessing any such third party websites.

The User also acknowledges that in order to enhance the quality and content offered on this website, LTF may from time to time alter, edit, delete, add content without necessarily intimating her/him and that it is her/his sole responsibility to peruse this website for changes, refresh her/his browser, delete the cookies from time to time, as may be necessary, to keep himself/herself updated of any changes that may be made to the website during its lifetime, including any changes that may be made to this Agreement.

The User accepts that LTF reserves the right to revise this Disclaimer, the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, all of which constitute the Agreement, from time to time, to ensure that the segments are in conformity to the applicable laws and obligations.

The aforesaid revisions shall apply to the use of the website and services being hosted on this website no sooner and no later than the time from which it has been posted thereon.

The content made available on this website is for general information and will be updated on a periodic basis. It is subject to change without notice. Despite the efforts of LTF to maintain error free content, the User agrees that it is conceivable that there could be misprints, omissions, technical faults, operational or accessibility issues, misplaced content or any other such deficit in the content provided. LTF absolves itself from any liability arising out of any such deficits, mistakes or omissions in the content available, except as otherwise provided, and will not be liable for any failure to make the information available to the User.

If the User encounters such circumstances, please contact the Complaint Cell to rectify such editorial errors or omissions.

The User also acknowledges that LTF will not be liable for its inability, either wholly or partially, to fulfil its obligations or a delay in fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement if prevented by a Force Majeure Event.

The User also acknowledges that s/he will not hold LTF liable in any manner whatsoever in respect of any losses, including without limitation, loss of or damage to income, revenue, use, or anticipated savings as a result of LTF’s inability to fulfil its obligations under this Agreement, due to a Force Majeure event.

The User agrees that LTF will not be liable for or in relation to the content of or use of or in any other connection with this website, unless and otherwise expressly stated. LTF takes all necessary precautions to ensure that this website is free from malicious viruses, worms, spyware and the like; however, s/he acknowledges that LTF does not warrant that this website is free from any such detrimental tools that may be uploaded, launched or otherwise hidden or embedded by miscreants on this website.

The User agrees that s/he is entirely and absolutely responsible to ensure that any content available or obtained from this website is free of viruses, spywares, malwares, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, bots and other similar malfeasant attacks, hacks or cracks are intended to damage, disrupt or detrimentally affect surreptitiously or may expropriate any content on this website or may cause harm to her/his hardware or software. The User therefore, acknowledges that it is solely and absolutely her/his responsibility to protect her/his hardware and software.

The User, therefore, accepts that LTF will not be held liable for any inapt or unauthorised use of this website and / or causing of any security breaches, hardware or software damage or corruption, loss of data by any of the above mentioned or other delinquent tools and that s/he will not hold LTF liable for any consequential, incidental, direct or indirect damage suffered by such activities.

The User acknowledges that LTF shares information on this website as a registered Section 25 Company, under the Companies Act, 1956, and that the website is operated on a not-for-profit basis. The User acknowledges that s/he will take all necessary and reasonable precautions to share true and reliable information via this website or with LTF.

LTF reserves the right to terminate a Registered User’s subscription account in the event of any breach, unauthorised use, access, or due to any other activity that is performed by such Registered User, without the approval of LTF and in contravention of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement committed by such Registered User. In such instances, LTF, reserves the right to retain the information as necessary in order to produce and report the same before law enforcement authorities on account of the offence committed by such Registered User.

LTF takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure that this website is free from content that is not socially acceptable such as, but not limited, to malicious, derogatory, false, misleading, indecent, abhorrent, seditious, biased, abusive, racist, vulgar or otherwise unacceptable; the User, nevertheless agrees and acknowledges that LTF is not liable for any such content that may be posted on this website by any third party. If any User finds any such content, such User is requested to report the same immediately to the LTF Administrator or click on the Report link, where available, if the User finds a lack of propriety in relation to such images, videos or text, who will take necessary and swift action to remove such content posted by malfeasants.

The User agrees and acknowledges that LTF is not liable in any manner whatsoever for any mental trauma, dissatisfaction, injury, agony or any other frustration or pejorative effect caused in relation to any donation or any content that may disturb the User.

There could also be content that may be sensitive, heart-wrenching, distressing to the User, which may be shared on this website and the User agrees and acknowledges that LTF will in no manner whatsoever be held liable for any injury/damage/harm/loss/ death/ mental or emotional trauma that may be suffered by her/him, in connection with the initiative and/or any donation that s/he may make and that s/he waives all rights to file any legal proceedings against LTF in such matters, in any Court or forum in India to claim any damages or relief, either by herself/himself or through an agent, representative or heir, to the extent permissible under law.

The User acknowledges that as a Section 25 Company, LTF’s directors, representatives, agents have limited liability and that s/he will not hold them liable and initiate any claim personally against LTF’s officers or employees in respect of any losses suffered in connection with the content, the use of the website or this Agreement.

Nothing in this segment of the Agreement is read exclusive of the other two segments; where a clause by itself consists of both enforceable and unenforceable portions, the doctrine of severability would be made applicable and the unenforceable portion shall by no means affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining portions or segments.

The User agrees and acknowledges that this Agreement and the use of this website is governed by all applicable Indian laws. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with her/his access, navigation or use of this website and content, shall be subject to the dispute clause as mentioned in the Terms and Conditions.

 
 
 
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