Terms & Conditions
Welcome to The Jaan Foundation (the Trust), registered under Bombay Public Trust Act and having registered office at at 104/A, St Mary’s Apartments, Nesbit Road, Mazgaon, Mumbai – 400 010, India and the owner of this website.
From here onwards in this agreement, the term “Trust” refers to the website to www.jaanfoundation.org who owns this website.
This Terms and Conditions of Service (“Agreement”) between the Trust and users / registered members of the website (“You”) describes the terms on which the Trust offers you the Services (as defined below) through the website. The use of this website is governed by the terms and conditions under this Agreement. Before using this website, you must carefully read, understand, accept and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions under this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions under the Agreement, please do not use the website.
The Trust reserves the right to revise, amend or modify the policy entailed in this disclaimer at any time and in any manner as it may deem fit. Any change or revision so effected will be posted on the site. It is therefore important that you review these terms regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.
The online donations through credit/debit cards should be used only for making donations to the The Jaan Foundation (hereafter known as the “Trust”). In case you wish to make your contribution to us for any other purpose, please use the cheque/payorder/DD method.
All donations accepted through on line methods will be accounted for as the income of the Trust and will be applied for the charitable purposes they are meant for. However, if the donor wishes to make a large Corpus donation as its long term capital, then he should only use the cheque/payorder/DD method and state specifically in his covering letter that the donation is meant as contribution to the Corpus of the trust. In the absence of such specific direction, the donation will be accounted for as income of the trust by the Income Tax Dept.
The facility of making on line donations is currently restricted to Indian nationals and Indian organisations, in Indian rupees only. In case the donor is a foreign national or a foreign owned or controlled organisation, then he should only use the cheque/pay order/DD facility for making donations. It is, however advisable to use the direct bank remittance facility from outside India for this purpose. The necessary instructions in this regard can be obtained by sending an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the credit /debit cards issued outside India are currently not eligible to be used for online donations.
All donations will be accepted as donations meant for the various activities being undertaken by the trust(Purpose-General) unless the donor specifies the purpose for which the donation should be used.
The trust will be sending a receipt for the donation made, to the address indicated on the registration form within 45 days of receiving the payment.
Please note that there is a levy of ~2.5% charged by the Bank/Card companies on the on line donation made through credit/debit card. As a result, in such cases, the receipt issued by the trustwill be for the amount net of this levy.
Please contact the trustby e mail or post in case you do not receive the receipt in the time indicated.
All donors making a donation of more than Rs 50,000/- are, by law, required to give their PAN number on the registration form.
The donors are most welcome to re-assure themselves that their donations have been used for the purpose they have specified. In this connection, they may contact the trust. In the case of donations exceeding Rs 10 lacs, the trust will be able to provide an audited certificate of end use if so requested by the donor.
If you are making donations through the payment gateway, you understand that the payment gateway is provided by a third party and governed by the terms and conditions provided by such third party. You are liable in the event you violate any of the terms and conditions of such third party in making your donations. The Trust shall not be responsible for any such errors or default in making your donations.
Before making any donation, you are required to fill up all the mandatory information in the donation form. This information will be used for further communication in terms of tax exemption certificates, feedback reports etc. And also note that this is required as per Government of India order to record all the information about the donors.
You acknowledge that all information on member profile has been entered by or on behalf of you are true to the best of your knowledge. The Trust shall take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of such information. However, the Trust does not assume any liability in case of any direct or indirect loss, injury, claim, liability or damages of any kind whatsoever arising on account of divulgence of such personal information by the visitor.
You can donate to selected causes on the Trust using a number of payment methods such as credit or debit cards or cheque. Donations are processed by our payment gateway service provider PayUMoney.
All donations made through the Trust are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please contact the Trust immediately if there are justifying reasons or circumstances for refund and your case may be reviewed on a best effort basis and decision of the Trust will be final.
You will receive an email confirming your donation to the cause. This is the final confirmation of your donation. If you have not received please contact the Trust immediately.
The Trust reserves the right at any time from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the donation facility with or without notice.
You agree to act in a responsible and legal manner when using the Trust website. You shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules and undertake not to use the Trust website for any unlawful purpose or in a manner which is likely to cause harm or offense any other user including the Trust.
You agree not to create a false identity on the website, impersonate any person or entity (including members of the Trust) or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your name, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
You agree not to submit or transmit through any material that contains viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
The Trust reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in the Trust’s opinion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, reporting you to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
You are solely responsible for the content that you post on or through any of the trust website, and any material or information that you transmit to other users. The trust will not liable and does not endorse and has no control over such content.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the Trust, are acknowledged on the website.
Through this website links to other websites are provided for your convenience to provide further information and they are not under the control of the Trust. The trust has no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites.
Privacy and Disclosure Policy
- Information Collected
- a) Personal data: the Trust collects your personal information voluntarily provided by you for the following
- Responding to contact us by phone or email
- Making donations using the payment gateway
With respect to the above activities, we may collect information including, but not limited to Name (First, Middle and Last), email address, postal address, Income tax PAN, Nationality, taxpaying status (Resident Indian, NRI, US tax payer, UK tax payer), telephone number, company name, title, credit card number, credit card expiry date, bank account number etc. the Trust may use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by us. You may opt out of such email notifications.
- b) Non-Personal data: When you browse, read pages or download information on the website, we may automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit such as;
- The internet domain of your service provider and IP address from which you access our website.
- The type of browser.
- The date time you accessed our site and the pages/URLs you have visited and the name of referring website (if you reach the Trust from another website)
This information is only used to help make this site more convenient and useful to you by analyzing the trends.
- c) Cookies: the Trust uses cookie technology to track which pages on the website you use; browser type etc. cookies are small pieces of software on your computer/browsing device and are used for record keeping purposes only. You are always free to decline such cookies by changing your browser settings. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion.
- Disclosure of personal information
The Trust does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you i.e. to respond to your queries, tax receipt certificates, and feedback reports. The Trust never collects information commercial marketing purposes.
The Trust will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless you have consented for this disclosure.
The Trust will disclose your personal information only;
- When required to comply with any applicable law, summon, search warrant or court or regulatory law.
- To the employees of the Trust to perform their job functions as and when required.
- Site security
The Trust will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate industry and technical protocols and standards) to protect your Personal Data. However, the nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Indian IT Act.
- Transfer of Rights
The Trust reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of the assets of the Trust. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be given an opportunity to opt-out.
- Other website links
Governing Law/Dispute Resolution
The contract shall be governed in accordance with the laws of India and the Courts in Mumbai shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to try and suit, proceedings in connection therewith/in that behalf. Any disputes under this agreement, which cannot be settled by negotiation may be resolved exclusively by arbitration and shall be held in Mumbai, India and conducted in accordance with the provision of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof. Subject to the above, the courts of law at Mumbai alone shall have the jurisdiction in respect of all matters connected with the agreement. The arbitration award shall be final and binding.
Intellectual property rights
Unless otherwise stated, the Trust or our third parties own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
the Trust grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the services; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to)
a)Sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
b)Show any material from the website in public, without accreditation of the source;
c)Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on the Trust website for a commercial purpose;
d)Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.
The Trust aspires to be a dynamic website by adding new features and content regularly for the benefit of visitors. For this purpose the Trust website may be temporarily shut down for updating work. However, the Trust will put its best efforts to minimize the inconvenience caused due to non-availability of website.
At the Trust we make every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the Trust takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to issues beyond our control.
By accepting these Terms, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless the Trust, its officers, employees, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from the use of the Trust by you or by those who have access to the service through your account.