Privacy Policy

Vidya & Child assures ethical collection, retention and use of information that is provided by individuals or institutions about themselves on this site Please read this document carefully.


  1. Collection of Information

The ‘Information’ collected by Vidya & Child is your name, your age, your occupation, your email and mailing address, your telephone number and any other limited Personal Information.

  1. Site Browsing

There is no information required from you to browse the site. However, to use certain sections your personal information is required eg Newsletter sign-up, Join our Volunteer Program etc.. Also, if you wish to get in touch with us electronically, you would be required to provide your Personal Information.

While you are browsing through, we may record some General Information at the backend about your visit such as:

  1. 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

  2. the type of browser you are using (such as Internet Explorer version 'X')

  3. which 'hit' it is on the Site

However, there is no Personal Information collected while you browse the site.The General Information collected is used for statistical analysis, for tracking overall traffic patterns and to gauge the public interest that Vidya & Child generates. Such General Information may be shared by Vidya & Child with any person, at our discretion.

  1. Cookies

"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 behaviors, 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 Vidya & Child 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 Vidya & Child’s website :

Visitors may choose not to accept cookies. Your web browser may alert and permit you to refuse cookies. When you receive an alert, you may choose at that time to refuse that cookie. If the use of cookies is a concern to you, then please make sure your browser has this capability, and that you set your browser to alert you accordingly. Newer browser versions allow you to be alerted or to automatically refuse cookies. You may need to download a more current version of your web browser from your service provider in order to obtain this option.

Note: Some features and services provided by Vidya & Child 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.

  1. Usage of Information

Personal Information will be used by Vidya & Child for internal purposes like:

  1. sending you emails, newsletters, updates, event highlights, invites, surveys, Annual Reports, reminders for donations and regular updates on the utilisation of donations.

  1. processing your donations to Vidya & Child and delivering the Receipt for donations made by you.

  1. maintaining an internal confidential database of all the Personal Information collected from visitors to the Site

  1. Disclosure of Personal Information by Vidya & Child

Within Vidya & Child, access to Personal Information collected by Vidya & Child will be given only to those persons who are authorised by Vidya & Child and third parties hired by Vidya & Child to perform administrative services. Vidya & Child may provide access to third parties for entering and managing Personal Information in Vidya & Child’s Database, processing your donations or preparing address labels, sending emails, which require such third parties to have access to your Personal Information. Vidya & Child cannot guarantee that such parties will keep your Personal Information confidential and Vidya & Child will not be liable in any manner for any loss of confidentiality attributable to such third parties.

Vidya & Child 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 Vidya & Child.

Vidya & Child may share Personal Information with any of persons who are associated with Vidya & Child, including companies and non-governmental organisations affiliated with Vidya & Child in any manner. Vidya & Child will retain ownership rights over such information and will share only such portions of the Personal Information as it deems fit.

Notwithstanding anything contained herein or any other contract between you and Vidya & Child, Vidya & Child 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.

  1. Links to other Websites

The Site contains links to other websites for the benefit of it's visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites. Vidya & Child is not expressly or impliedly responsible for, or liable to any loss or damage caused to you by the collection, use and retention of Personal Information by such website in any manner whatsoever. It is important that you review the privacy policies of all websites you visit before you disclose any information to such websites.

  1. Variation of the Privacy Policy

Vidya & Child shall be absolutely entitled at its sole discretion from time to time add to, alter, delete or modify any of the terms and conditions contained herein. Such changes, additions, alterations, deletions or modifications shall be binding on you once you visit the Site after the Privacy Policy has been so amended.

  1. Copyright Protection

All content on this Site including graphics, text, icons, interfaces, audio clips, logos, images and software is the property of Vidya & Child and/or its content suppliers and is protected by Indian and International copyright laws. The arrangement and compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of Vidya & Child and protected by Indian and International copyright laws. Permission is given to use the resources of this Site only for the purposes of making enquiries or making a donation. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content on this Site can only be made with the express permission of Vidya & Child. All other trademarks, brands and copyrights other than those belonging to Vidya & Child belong to their respective owners and are their property.