PRIVACY POLICY

1. Introduction and General Terms

Synergy India Foundation (SIF or we), and the people we seek to help, are dependent on the generosity of our members and supporters as well as the goodwill and trust of the public. We are therefore committed to protecting any personal information we obtain about you, whether you are just visiting the The SIF website www.sifhyd.org (the site) or are a member, financial supporter or volunteer. This Privacy Policy sets out how we obtain, use and protect any personal information you provide to us or that we may collect about you, whether online, via phone, text, email, in letters or in other correspondence. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regSIFing your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting the site, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy policy explains the following:

  • • what information SIF may collect about you;
  • • how SIF will use information we collect about you;
  • • when SIF may use your details to contact you;
  • • whether SIF will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • • your choices regSIFing the personal information you provide to us and
SIF is committed to safeguSIFing your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information. The site contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies. If you follow a hyperlink to a third party website, we urge you to review these policies before submitting any personal data to the third party website. The third party’s policies will govern the use of personal information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

2. Who we are

SIF formed in 2007 to help the poor facing numerous issues such as illiteracy, ill health, migration, child and bonded labour, exclusion and marginalisation. SIF is a registered Trust. SIF’s registered address is 487, Hilltop Colony, Errum Manzil, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500082, India.

3. What information will SIF collects?

When you contact SIF to become a member, make a donation or sign up to any of SIF’s activities or online content, such as newsletters or you telephone, email or write to SIF, or engage with SIF via social media channels, we may receive and retain personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, bank account details to process donations.

  • • Site Browsing: You browse the Site anonymously. We do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any Personal Information while browsing through the Site. However, you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site or interact with us without supplying us with Personal Information. For instance, you would not be able to transact at the Site or make any donations at the Site, without providing the Site with Personal Information. If you desire to register yourself at the Site, you would be required to provide your Personal Information.
  • • While you are browsing through the Site, the Site’s operating system may automatically record some general information (“General Information”) about your visit such as:
    (i) the date and time you visit the Site, along with the address of the previous website your were visiting, if you linked to us from another website
    (ii) the type of browser you are using (such as Internet Explorer version ‘X’)
    (iii) which ‘hit’ it is on the Site

  • • The General Information is used by SIF for statistical analysis, for tracking overall traffic patterns on the Site and to gauge the public interest in SIF and the Site.

4. Personal information submitted when you make a donation or submit a feedback

We will collect your first and last name, and your email address, when you make a donation or purchase a ticket using our site. When you make a card payment your credit or debit card details are only collected by our third party payment provider. We do not store your credit or debit card details. For tax exception receipt on your donation we will also collect your declaration of tax status and your home address. Usage of personnel Informatioin
• Personal information will be used by SIF for internal purposes including the following:
(i) sending you inter alia emails, features, promotional material, surveys, brochures, catalogues, SIF Annual Report, SIF-in -Action, reminders for donations, regular updates on the utilisation of donations by SIF and other updates.
(ii) processing your donations to SIF on the Site.
(iii) maintaining an internal confidential database of all the Personal Information collected from visitors to the Site
(iv) evaluating and administering the Site and SIF’s activities, responding to any problems that may arise and gauging visitor trends on the Site.

5. Disclosure of Personal Information by SIF


• Within SIF, access to Personal Information collected by SIF will be given only to those persons who are authorised by SIF and third parties hired by SIF to perform administrative services. SIF will provide access to third parties for inter alia entering and managing Personal Information in SIF’s Database, processing your donations preparing address labels, sending emails, which require such third parties to have access to your Personal Information. SIF cannot guarantee that such parties will keep your Personal Information confidential and SIF will not be liable in any manner for any loss of confidentiality attributable to such third parties.
• SIF may share Personal Information with any of persons who are associated with SIF, including companies and governmental organisations affiliated with SIF in any manner. SIF will retain ownership rights over such information and will share only such portions of the Personal Information as it deems fit.
• SIF is not liable in any manner whatsoever for the loss, damage(whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental) or harm caused to you by the misuse of your Personal Information by a third party who is not an employee of SIF.

6. Variation of the Privacy Policy

SIF shall be absolutely entitled at its sole discretion from time to time add to, alter, delete or modify any of the terms and conditions contained herein. Such changes, additions, alterations, deletions or modifications shall be binding on you once you visit the Site after the Privacy Policy has been so amended.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THE ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY (AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME) AND YOU SHALL BE BOUND BY THE SAME.

Contact If you have any comments or queries concerning our Privacy Policy, please email us at sifhyd@yahoo.com or write to us at "Synergy India Foundation" 487, Hilltop Colony, Errum Manzil, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500082, India.