Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY FOR HIMKATHA – NATURE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Nature Conservation Foundation recognises the importance of maintaining your privacy. We value your privacy and appreciate your trust in us. This Privacy Policy sets out how Nature Conservation Foundation uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use this www.himkatha.org or any other digital medium and other offline sources of our Foundation. Nature Conservation Foundation is committed to ensure that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy as it describes how we treat user information we collect from you, the policies and procedures on the collection, use, disclosure and protection of your information when you use our Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform.

This Privacy Policy applies to current and former visitors to our Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform. By visiting and/or using our website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. Nature Conservation Foundation may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

www.himkatha.org is a property of Nature Conservation Foundation, a trust, established under Indian Trusts Act of 1882, having its registered office at Mysore, Karnataka - 570017.

 

DEFINITIONS:

The terms "Himkatha", "Foundation", "we", "us" and "our" refer to the Nature Conservation Foundation.

The term "Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform " refers to www.himkatha.org or any other digital medium and other offline sources.

The terms "you" and "your" refer to the user of the www.himkatha.org.

The term "Policy" refers to this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Policy before using the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform or submitting any personal information to Nature Conservation Foundation.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU:

Contact information:
We might collect your Name, Email, Phone.

Payment and billing information:
We might collect your billing name, billing address and payment method when you make a donation. We NEVER collect your credit card number or credit card expiry date or other details pertaining to your credit card on our website. Credit card information will be obtained and processed by our online payment partner Event Avenue.

Information you post:
We collect information you post in a public space on our Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform or on a third-party social media site belonging to Nature Conservation Foundation.

Usage and Preference Information:
We collect information as to how you interact with our Services, preferences expressed and settings chosen. Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform includes the Nature Conservation Foundation advertising services ("Ad Services"), which may collect user activity and browsing history within the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform and across third-party sites and online services, including those sites and services that include our ad pixels ("Pixels"), widgets, plug-ins, buttons, or related services or through the use of cookies. Our Ad Services collect browsing information including, without limitation, your Internet protocol (IP) address and location, your login information, browser type and version, date and time stamp, user agent, Nature Conservation Foundation cookie ID (if applicable), time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other information about user activities on the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform, as well as on third party sites and services that have embedded our Pixels, widgets, plug-ins, buttons, or related services.

Transaction Information:
We collect transaction details related to your use of our Services, and information about your activity on the Services, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), the type of Services you requested or provided, comments, domain names, search results selected, number of clicks, information and pages viewed and searched for, the order of those pages, length of your visit to our Services, the date and time you used the Services, amount charged, details regarding application of promotional code, methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number and other related transaction details.

Demographic information:
We may collect demographic information about you during the use of Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform. We might collect this as a part of a survey also.

Other information:
If you use Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform, we may collect information about your IP address and the browser you're using. We might look at what site you came from, duration of time spent on our website, pages accessed or what site you visit when you leave us. We might also collect the type of mobile device you are using, or the version of the operating system your computer or device is running.

 

WAYS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION:

We collect information directly from you:

  • We collect information directly from you when you register on Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform. We also collect information if you post a comment on Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform or ask us a question through phone or email or any other source of communication.

We collect information from you passively:

  • We use tracking tools like Google Analytics, Google Cookies for collecting information about your usage of our website.

We get information about you from third parties:

  • We may receive information about you from third parties, such as other users, partners (including ad partners, analytics providers, search information providers), or our affiliated companies or if you use any of the other websites/apps we operate or the other Services we provide. Users of our Ad Services and other third-parties may share information with us such as the cookie ID, device ID, or demographic or interest data, and information about content viewed or actions taken on a third-party website, online services or apps. For example, users of our Ad Services may also be able to share customer list information (e.g., email or phone number) with us to create customized audience segments for their ad campaigns.

  • When you sign in to Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform with your SNS account, or otherwise connect to your SNS account with the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, and use, in accordance with this Policy, of the information that you make available to us through the social media interface. This could include, without limitation, any information that you have made public through your social media account, information that the social media service shares with us, or information that is disclosed during the sign-in process. Please see your social media providers privacy policy and help center for more information about how they share information when you choose to connect your account.

  • If you are partner foundation, we may, additionally, receive feedback and rating from other users.

 

 

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

We use information to contact you:

  • We might use the information you provide to contact you for confirmation of a purchase on Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform or for other promotional purposes.

We use information to abide by the contracts:

  • We might use the information you provide to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the relevant information and services.

We use information to respond to your requests or questions:

  • We might use your information to confirm your registration for rendering services we offer.

We use information to look at site trends and customer interests:

  • We may use your information to make our website and products better. We may combine information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties. We may use your information to provide you with information about services we consider similar to those that you are already using, or have enquired about, or may interest you. If you are a registered user, we will contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS or telephone) with information about these services.

We use information to send you transactional communications:

  • We might send you emails or SMS about your account or when you make a donation to us.

We use information as otherwise permitted by law:

  • We may combine the information that we receive from third parties with the information you give to us and information we collect about you for the purposes set out above. Further, we may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected from you through the Services or via other means, including via the use of third-party web analytic tools. As a result, our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not restricted by this Policy, and it may be used and disclosed to others without limitation.

  • We analyse the log files of our Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform that may contain Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring, app crashes, page viewed and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This helps us to administer the website, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve our product and services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

 

SHARING/DISCLOSURE/DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD-PARTIES:

We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf:

  • We may share your information with our vendors, consultants, marketing partners, research firms and other service providers or business partners, such as payment processing companies, to support our business. For example, your information may be shared with outside vendors to send you emails and messages or push notifications to your devices in relation to our Services, to help us analyze and improve the use of our Services, to process and collect payments.

  • We may also use vendors for other projects, such as conducting surveys or organizing sweepstakes for us. Some vendors may be located outside of India.

We will share information with Advertisers and advertising networks:

  • We may work with third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). These third parties may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you.

  • While you cannot opt out of advertising on the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform, you may opt out of much interest-based advertising on third party sites and through third party ad networks (including DoubleClick Ad Exchange, Facebook Audience Network and Google AdSense). Opting out means that you will no longer receive personalized ads by third party’s ad networks from which you have opted out, which is based on your browsing information across multiple sites and online services. If you delete cookies or change devices, your opt out may no longer be effective to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

We will share information with our business partners:

  • This includes a third party who provide us various services. Our partners use the information we give them as described in their privacy policies.

We may share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves:

We may also share it if a government agency or investigatory body or other companies assisting us, requests when we are:

  • Obligated under the applicable laws or in good faith to respond to court orders and processes; or

  • Detecting and preventing against actual or potential occurrence of identity theft, fraud, abuse of Services and other illegal acts;

  • Responding to claims that an advertisement, posting or other content violates the intellectual property rights of a third party;

  • Under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to enforce our Terms of Use and other agreements, policies or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation, our customers, or others, or in the event of a claim or dispute relating to your use of our Services. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud detection and credit risk reduction.

We may share information for Internal Use or may share it with any successor to all or part of our business:

  • For example, if part of our business is sold, we may give our customer list as part of that transaction. We may also share your information with any present or future member or affiliates for our internal business purposes

We may share your information for reasons not described in this policy:

  • We may share your information other than as described in this Policy if we notify you and you consent to the sharing. We will tell you before we do this.

 

YOUR CONSENT:

By using the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform and the Services provided therein, you agree and consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage, disclosure and sharing of your information as described and collected by us in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with the Policy, please do not use or access the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform.

 

COOKIES:

Our Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs, "flash cookies" and similar files or technologies to collect and store information with respect to your use of the Services and third-party websites.

Cookies are small files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media and advertisements. We use cookies and similar technologies for purposes such as:

  • Authenticating users;

  • Remembering user preferences and settings;

  • Determining the popularity of content;

  • Delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns;

  • Analysing site traffic and trends, and generally understanding the online behaviours and interests of people who interact with our services.

A pixel tag (also called a web beacon or clear GIF) is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier, embedded invisibly on a webpage (or an online ad or email), and is used to count or track things like activity on a webpage or ad impressions or clicks, as well as to access cookies stored on user’s computers. We use pixel tags to measure the popularity of our various pages, features and services. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics.

To modify your cookie settings, please visit your browsers settings. By using our Services with your browser settings to accept cookies, you are consenting to our use of cookies in the manner described in this section.

We may also allow third parties to provide audience measurement and analytics services for us, to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet, and to track and report on the performance of those advertisements. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, SDKs and other technologies to identify your device when you visit the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform and use our Services, as well as when you visit other online sites and services.

Please see our Cookie Policy here for more information regarding the use of cookies and other technologies described in this section, including regarding your choices relating to such technologies.

 

DATA SECURITY PRECAUTIONS:

We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to secure the information collected by us. You are advised not to send your full credit/debit card details through unencrypted electronic platforms. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a username and password which enables you to access certain parts of the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform, you are responsible for keeping these details confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform. Once we have received your information, we will use strict physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to try to prevent unauthorised access.

 

Email OPT-OUT:

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, please email (himkathaindia@gmail.com). It may take about 7 days to process your request. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still be sending you transactional messages through email and SMS about your purchases.

 

THIRD PARTY SITES:

The Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform may contain links to other websites. If you click on one of the links to third party websites, you may be taken to websites we do not control. Any personal information about you collected whilst visiting such websites is not governed by this Policy. Nature Conservation Foundation shall not be responsible for and has no control over the practices and content of any website accessed using the links contained on the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully as this policy does not apply to the privacy practices of those websites. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.

This Policy shall also not apply to any information you may disclose to any of our service providers/service personnel which we do not require you to disclose to us or any of our service providers under this Policy.

 

JURISDICTION:

If you choose to visit the website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and the website's terms of use. In addition to the foregoing, any disputes arising under this Policy shall be governed by the laws of India.

Further, please note that the Nature Conservation Foundation Himkatha Platform stores your data with the cloud platform of provided by Wix, which may store this data on their servers located. Wix has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information, details of which are available at https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.

In the event you have questions or concerns about the security measures adopted by Wix, you can contact their data protection/ privacy team/ legal team or designated grievance officer at these organisations, whose contact details are available in its privacy policy.

If you have any queries relating to the processing or usage of information provided by you in connection with this Policy or other privacy concerns, you can email us at himkathaindia@gmail.com.