Effective date: January 1, 2020

Deserving Causes India Foundation know how much you care about your privacy and personal information. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information about our online visitors, our app users and our donors. We know you care about your information and we want you to be fully informed about our practices.

1. Personal Information

Personal information is any information relating to you that can be used to identify you, and we are the data controller for such processing. When you use our services, we collect and use such information. That happens when you donate, visit our website, use our app or contact us via our online form, e-mail or phone.

1.2 Processing Personal Information

We process your information in various ways and for different purposes. Below you can read more about how your personal information is processed.

1.2.1 Donations


When you donate money to us, either directly or through our third-party vendor PayPal – we collect and process your personal information with the purpose of processing your donation(s), contact you regarding any questions related to your donation and in order to thank you for your donation(s). When you use our third-party vendor the use of your information is based on their terms of service and policies, so we encourage you to review those policies carefully. You can find their policies at the link below:


Legal basis for processing

The legal basis on which we process your personal information is that it is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us in connection with your donation and to comply with our legal obligations.

Types of personal information

We will collect your name, e-mail address, phone number (optional), billing address including country and the donation amount. We also collect, but do not retain, credit card numbers which are processed by our third-party vendor. Our third-party vendor is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and your credit card information entered is encrypted for your security.


If you donate to a fundraiser, we will share your name and the date and amount of your donation with the person, who created the fundraiser unless you elect to be anonymous.

Period of storage

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed in order to comply with our contractual, legal or regulatory obligations. When we no longer need your personal information, we will either remove it from our systems or anonymize it so that you cannot be identified.

1.2.2 Contact Us via Our Website, Phone or E-mail


When you contact us via our contact form on our Website or via e-mail, we collect and process personal information with the purpose of returning your contact.

Legal basis for processing

The legal basis on which we process your personal information is our legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest is considered under the fact that you have submitted the information yourself in order to be contacted, and that the processing does not infringe the fundamental rights and freedoms.

Types of personal information

We will collect name, e-mail address and other personal information, that you provide us with.

Period of storage

We will retain your personal information no longer than 12 months after the latest processing unless the information is required with regards to the processing activities as described in this Policy.

2. Security

We have adopted reasonable technical, administrative and physical security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of the information we collect or store. The information is accessible only to trusted employees.

3. Disclosure

Besides otherwise described in this Policy under section 1, we may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide to trusted third-party services in order to process your donations and complete financial transactions. This includes contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

4. Information About Children

Our Website is not designed for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on our Website, do not make any donations through our third-party vendors and don’t provide any information about yourself to us.

If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

5. Changes to Our Policy

We may occasionally update this Policy. When we do, we will also revise the effective date on the top of this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.

6. Your Rights

You can always request information and insight into what information, we have collected from you. In addition, you have the right to get corrected incorrect information, to limit processing and to delete your personal information.