Rise Up Forum is very thankful to all its supporters and volunteers including those who contribute time, material and/ or money to help us continue doing our work. At Rise Up Forum, we know how important privacy is to our users, supporters and donors. We created this Privacy Notice to make sure you understand how we collect and use your personal information during registration of volunteers and donation purposes as well as from visitors to our Websites, as listed below and described in this Privacy Notice. We maintain stringent privacy policies to protect the integrity and privacy of personal information obtained through our communication channels.
Our services include:
Supporting the following 5 domains listed below:
2. Ecological sustainability, awareness and promotion
3. Educational, scientific and cultural development
4. Supporting weaker and specially abled individuals
5. Disaster Relief, Rehabilitation and Management- rapid action during emergencies
*Information we collect:
We collect information you provide directly to us. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, make a donation, attend an event, volunteer with Rise Up Forum, request for queries or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, credit card information and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.
General browsing of Rise Up Forum website is anonymous and it does not register the user’s personal information except the time, date and place of visits and the name of internet service provider. This data is used only for statistics and diagnosis.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register as a volunteer, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.
When you make a donation, we may ask for information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, credit/ debit card details and other relevant information.
We also use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in your device memory that helps us to improve our services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular and count visits. Rise Up Forum uses only anonymous information (such as IP address) to track how our online visitors use our website. This data is sometimes stored using cookies.
How we use your information
Rise Up Forum does not sell, exchange or rent your personal information to any organization or individual. We will not divulge personal information to any other organization or individual other than that necessary to transact, fulfill and or account for online donations that you have authorized.
We will use your phone number and email address if we need to verify information or to thank you for your contribution, ask for your opinion, request your assistance, or invite you to a special event.
We use the information we collect in various ways, including:
– Process your donation
– Send you a receipt for your donation
– Send you a thank you note for your donation or volunteering
– Respond to your questions or comments
– Send you invitations for upcoming events that may interest you
– Provide, operate, and maintain our website
– Improve, personalize, and expand our website
– Understand and analyze how you use our website
– Rise Up Forum may share aggregate data such as how many people attended an event, how many volunteers, average donation amount etc with sponsors and partners. These will not include any personally identifying information.
-Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
-Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for promotional purposes
-Send you emails
-Find and prevent fraud
Rise Up Forum follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
-Rise Up Forum will not use personal information in any way other than as described under Terms & Conditions. Exceptions to these are limited to sharing personal information to cooperate with law enforcement officials.
-Our website has stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Advertising Partners Privacy Policies
Note that Rise Up Forum has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Credit / Debit Card Security
Rise Up Forum is grateful for the donations that help us continue our valuable work. When you donate to Rise Up Forum online, your card information is secured; your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. If you allow us to store your credit card or bank information for future use such as recurring donation, such information will be stored by the payment services financial institution. Rise Up Forum only uses financial institutions that adheres to the industry standards for storing such information.
Security and protection of donation
-Rise Up Forum uses well-recognized and proven technology for payments. Payment information is transferred by the use of an Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection which offers the highest degree of security that your browser is able to support.
-Several layers of built-in security, including an advanced firewall system, encryption of credit card numbers, and use of passwords, protect the collected information.
Is donation tax-deductible?
All cash donations to Rise Up Forum are exempt from tax deduction under 80G. To claim tax exemption, please keep the donation receipt as your official record. If you are paying through the payment link, you may download the auto-generated receipt. You could avail the special receipts for tax exemption under 80G by mailing us.
-Third Party Privacy Policies
-You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
-You can opt out of the e-mail updates by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each email or contacting us directly.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Rise Up Forum does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
External Web Services
-We use a number of external web services on our site to display content within our web pages. For example, to display video we use YouTube. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of the content we embed on our site.