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Privacy policy

At PRAGYA, we respect the privacy of the users of our website. This Privacy Statement is intended to lay down the practices we follow for respecting the privacy preferences of the people visiting our website www.pragya.org. Pragya strives to adhere to and comply with the principles of (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), The Data Protection Act, 1998 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, 2003. We make sure that Pragya as an organisation holding personal data have the right processes in place to protect it. The individual can choose how she/he want us to make the contact. The individual can change her / his mind or opt out at any point of time and we will honour the same. Please send us an email at the id: info@pragya.org We collect information from you to extend services like processing of your donations, providing receipts and tax exemption certificates, sending updates about the work we do, respond to your queries and apprising you of the new opportunities to help deprived and marginalized populations.

Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, date of birth, telephone numbers, mobile phone numbers, your organization’s name, email addresses, credit/debit card information, bank information or billing information. Irrespective of the mode in which we receive your personal information we will always make clear to you which data is necessary for a particular purpose.

Legitimate interest

In specific situations, we process your data to pursue our legitimate interests in ways which might reasonably be expected and which do not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests for eg., To help identify organisations who may wish to support Pragya, we send emails to individuals where relevant to their job address, for instance people working in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Public Interest

In limited situations we may use data in the public interest. It is likely to be in the public interest to collect data to prevent crime or dishonesty, ensure that we are fair in our practices by carrying out equality and diversity monitoring, or safeguard the wellbeing of people with whom we work.

Information collection

We seek your personal information when you make a donation, request a communication from us, register for an on-ground event, pledge support to our work and campaigns or apply for a job or for volunteering with us. This information may be sought over the phone, through the website, via email or by the means of face-to-face interaction.

Information Security

Pragya has in place the necessary security mechanisms and only designated employees have access to your personal information. All online transactions are done on secure third party servers. The information you provide on the donation transaction page is encrypted using SSL and website is secure.

Sharing your personal information

Except for statutory requirements defined by the respective Country laws, Pragya will never share your email addresses, phone numbers or financial information.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are pieces of electronic information that will be sent by Pragya when you log onto our web site. These will be placed in your computer's hard disk and enable us to recognize you as a user when you next visit. You can configure your browser so that it responds to cookies the way you deem fit. For example, you make want to accept all cookies, reject them all or get notified when a cookie is sent. Please check your browser’s settings to modify cookie behavior as per your individual behavior.

Information shared on mobile app

We may collect your personal information and device information, including your device’s location, when you use apps developed and released by Pragya. Users are informed during the registration or onboarding process for certain information we may collect about you or your device and prompted to provide that information or grant us access to it for specified purposes such as app improvements and push notifications. We may ask you to provide personal information or allow Pragya to identify or contact you. As a registered user, you may be able to download updates or participate in additional services offered on Pragya’s apps.

You also may be able to post or submit photos, graphics, information, comments, and other content through apps developed and released by Pragya. When you submit this information, it becomes the property of Pragya, and you accept responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness and legality. It may be distributed and become publicly available. It may be viewed, read, collected, or used by others, including any geo-location, tags, or other metadata in the submission.

Your use of apps developed and released by Pragya may result in the assignment of unique identifiers (IDs). Some of these IDs are generated by your device and some of these are provided to your device by us. These may be in the form of numbers or combinations of letters, numbers and other characters or other codes. These may be used to know your device's location. Your device may send us some or all of the following:

  • GPS COORDINATES. The GPS coordinates of a device. On many devices, enabling or disabling "Location Services" or a similar setting controls whether the device sends GPS coordinates. Basic features of Pragya’s app might not function well if you choose not to share your device location data to receive requested service.
  • DEVICE ID. A Device ID is a combination of letters and numbers that is unique to the device You are using. The Device ID identifies the device, regardless of who is using the device. On many devices, the Device ID is provided by the device manufacturer and stored permanently in the memory of the device. Depending on how the manufacturer configured the device, you may not be able to change it.
  • CAMERA. Camera is a unit in your device which helps the device to take pictures of persons, objects and places. Your device might require taking pictures from your device and send the information to us. The pictures are clicked only and only when you decide to take it.
  • GALLERY FILES. Gallery is a folder which stores all the pictures and videos present in your device, at one place. Your device will send us pictures take from your device. This only works when you choose to share the information with us. You will have complete control over what information will be shared with us from your gallery.

Information shared through social media

You may engage with our content on or through social media services or other third-party platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others that are integrated with Pragya’s website. We refer to these here as "Social Media." When you engage with our content on or through Social Media, we may have access to information shared by you on the specific Social Media platform if you have enabled your profile details to be shared. Our access is bound by the privacy policies and terms of use of each of these Social Media platforms.

Changes to this policy

This policy was last updated in October 2019. We may amend or update this policy at any time to take account of any changes to data protection law or other legislation. When further updates to the policy are made they will be posted on this page, but we would not make any changes to the way we use your data without asking you first. Your subsequent submission of personal information to Pragya will be deemed to signify your acceptance to the updates. You may reach out to us if you have any queries about any changes made to our practices. Please send an email to info@pragya.org


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pragya, its directors and trustees, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use of this website.