Privacy Policy

This website ( has been created by ACT Capital Foundation For Social Impact (“ACT”) to provide information about the organization and its operations (the “Website”). The use of this Website is governed by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”). Please read the Terms of Use, carefully, in its entirety, before using the Website.

Your continued use of the Website will constitute your assent to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use or access the Website.


1.1 The term “user” or “you” shall mean any person who accesses the Website.

1.2 Your acceptance of these Terms of Use implies that you have the capacity to enter into a legally binding contract as per applicable law, and where the users are below the age of majority as mandated under applicable laws, parents / legal guardians of such users have consented to and have exercised their discretion before permitting the user to do so.

1.3 We reserve the right to amend all or any of the Terms of Use from time to time. We will notify you of such changes by posting the revised version of the Terms of Use on the Website. Your use of the Website following changes to these Terms of Use will indicate your acceptance of such amendment.


2.1 You may use the Website for informational purposes only. The Website provides information about ACT, its mission, its focus areas, the team members, services and related content. The Website also collects information about organizations which are seeking funding or volunteering opportunities. The terms of collecting such information is covered under the Privacy Policy below.

2.2 When using the Website, you agree not to:

Violate any applicable laws, regulations or third party rights.

Engage in any activity that may interfere with or disrupt the Website’s functionality.

Use any automated means, such as robots or data mining, to collect or extract data from the Website.

Transmit any viruses, malware or other harmful code.

Modify, obscure or delete any copyright or other proprietary notices on the Website or the content therein.

Copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works, or exploit the Website or the content therein.

Impersonate any person or entity or falsely claim an affiliation with ACT.


All trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyright, patent and other proprietary rights on this Website and content therein, are proprietary to ACT unless otherwise stated. No use of these may be made for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written authorisation of ACT.


4.1 ACT is not responsible for any linked sites that may be linked to our Website. Because we have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such third party links.

4.2 We do not provide any endorsement or recommendation of any third party links/website. Such linked websites are provided “as is” for your convenience only with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.

4.3 We shall not be liable for any disputes arising from or in connection with the transaction between you and any third party, and shall not and are not required to mediate or resolve any such disputes or disagreements.


The user warrants and covenants that they shall (a) not do any act or deed or thing, nor shall it permit or suffer any act or deed or thing to be done, which may in any way modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Website; and (b) use the Website in compliance with the Terms of Use and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Further, the user warrants that the use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


6.1 We do not warrant that our Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through our Website. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to our Website or any information or materials that are available through our Website. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed on this Website or available through links on our Website. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions on our Website. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “trojan horses” or other destructive materials to our Website, we do not guarantee or warrant that our Website or materials that may be downloaded from our Website do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on our Website and any materials available through our Website, you do so solely at your own risk.


The user shall defend, indemnify and hold ACT harmless against any loss or damage (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with the use of the Website by the user otherwise than in accordance with the terms contained in these Terms of Use.


8.1 In no event shall ACT have any liability to the user for any lost profits, loss of use, costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, or for any direct, compensatory, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages however caused and, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of liability, whether or not the user has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

8.2 The user acknowledges that the Website is for a non-profit section 8 organization and is not for making any profits, and that ACT shall not be liable for any damages, of whatever kind, or to indemnify the user, for any loss or claim against the user, arising from or in connection with, or relating to, the Website.


If you have a reason to believe that the work copyrighted by you has been reproduced, published or linked on the Website without your consent, please bring it to ACT’s notice by sending a request at While making such a request, you shall clearly identify the copyrighted work on the Website, proof of copyright over such content, your details, and statement that you have not authorized the publication of the content.


10.1 If any provision of this Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.

10.2 No failure or delay on the part of ACT in exercising any right under these Terms of Use, or availing of any remedy available to ACT, shall constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. The user acknowledges that the remedies provided herein are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other remedies available to ACT at law or in equity.

10.3 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in India and each of the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Bangalore.

Privacy Policy 

The privacy policy of ACT Capital Foundation For Social Impact (“ACT”) outlines how your personally identifiable information and other data will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your access to and/or use of (the “Website”) and any content, features, services, or other offerings that the Website may provide in connection therewith. The Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is designed to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 while maintaining the anonymity and privacy of individuals whose data is collected. Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your Information (as defined below) and how we will treat it.

This Policy does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.


  1. Personal Information – This includes information through which you may be personally identified, such as name, email address, contact details and other information collected via our Website. 

  2. Non-Personal Information – This includes information that alone cannot be used to identify or contact you. Such Non-Personal Information may include but is not limited to, browser information and details, operating system information, mobile device information, pages accessed, times of visit and referring websites, applications or services including relevant search queries that led you to our services.

Collectively, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information shall be referred to as “Information”. 

ACT is committed to your privacy and will not share any Information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Policy or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Policy or your Information, please contact us at


The Website is created by ACT to provide information about ACT and to engage with organizations/individuals. 

The legal basis for collecting and processing your Information is for the purpose of meeting our legitimate interests. The data collected will be analyzed by ACT and/or its trusted partners for the purposes of identifying organizations that require funding for creating social impact and engage with individuals who express interest in a volunteering engagement. We are a not-for-profit section 8 organization and therefore, any Information that is collected and processed by us is for non-commercial purposes.


This Privacy Policy applies only to individuals who have provided us with any Information in order to engage with ACT. To request removal of your Personal Information from the Website, please contact us as provided below. 


We use your Information for the following purposes:

  • to identify and liaise with organizations that are suitable for receiving funding by ACT;

  • to identify and liaise with partners, collaborators, advisors and volunteers; 

  • to send communication via mobile, whatsapp and email; and

  • for internal operational purposes.


We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described below in this policy:

  • To our employees, representatives, contractors, external legal counsel on a need to know basis. 

  • To our service providers, who provide services for us including but not limited to sending emails on our behalf, providing analytics services and helping us provide services as requested by users. Our service providers are bound by law or contract to protect Personal Information and are only allowed to use Personal Information in accordance with the terms of our service agreements with them. We do NOT share, sell, rent or trade Personal Information with third parties for their own promotional purposes and we will only share Personal Information as outlined herein or with your consent.

  • We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or to protect and defend the rights or property of ACT.


You have the right to access, correct, delete/erase or transfer your Personal Information that we hold. You also have the right to object to certain processing and, where we have asked for your consent to process your Personal Information, to withdraw this consent. Where we process your Personal Information because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (as explained above), you also have a right to object to this. These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your Personal Information.

You can assert your rights in the corresponding sections where such Personal Information was provided or by contacting us at

Notice to EU Individuals: As outlined in this Policy, ACT will not process your Personal Information without a lawful basis to do so, as such bases are defined in Article 6 of the GDPR. In general, ACT will process your Personal Information on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof), or legal obligation (as noted above). ACT may also process certain Personal Information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Website, learning from your behavior on the Website (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other site users, helping us modify or enhance the Website and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don’t) like about our Website or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Website.


We care about the protection of your Personal Information and use industry standard safeguards to do so. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Your Information is stored on ACT servers under full compliance with applicable laws. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your Personal Information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside ACT. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us at 

Data Retention

We shall retain the Personal Information collected from You for such a time period as may be required to fulfill the purpose for which such Personal Information was collected. We shall delete, pseudo-anonymise, de-identify, or anonymise the Personal Information as soon as the purpose of processing has been fulfilled or such action is required under law.

Privacy of Children

We presume that if you are providing Information on this Website, you are of legal contracting age based on the law that applies to you. 

Please do not send any Personal Information if you are below the legal contracting age. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other information from persons who are below the legal contracting age. In the event that we learn we have collected any Personal Information from a user who is below the legal contracting age, we will delete such information from our database. We encourage you to discuss this with your parents or guardian.

For US child users, a child means a person who has not completed 13 years of age in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  For EU child users, a child means a person who has not completed 16 years of age in accordance with the GDPR. For child users from India, a child means a person who has not completed 18 years of age in compliance with the Information Technology Act and associated rules and Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023.  


A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to Personal Information or Non-Personal Information.

Cookies fall into the subcategories below.

Essential Cookies: Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Website. Without them, ACT may not be able to provide core Website functions and features to you, and the Website would not operate as well as you or we would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information. For EU individuals, essential cookies also help inform the users whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows us to better understand its users and improve the Website based on what we have learned from that data.

Preference Cookies: Preference cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Website through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s).

If you would like to manage your cookie preferences or learn more information about this practice and your right to decline (or opt-out of) cookies placed by some or all of these companies, please click here.

We encourage you to consider keeping your cookies enabled, as if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Website, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features of the Website, particularly the features that are designed to personalize your experience. To learn more about the use of cookies in online advertising including how to manage or delete them click here.

Web Beacons

We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our Website in order to recognize users, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content and measure site engagement. We also include web beacons in our e-mail messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.

We also use web beacons to collect various data provided by your browser while you are on our Website and elsewhere (i.e., outside of the Website) where we may be acting as a third party. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-PII or PII that users have voluntarily submitted.

Log Files

The Website’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Website.

Data Breach Notification

In the event of a data breach, we are committed to promptly notifying affected individuals and relevant authorities to ensure transparency and take appropriate action.

Grievance Redressal

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or how to remove or modify your user information or related consents, please feel free to contact us at

Alert on online scams

We have been made aware of various potential scams, where individuals / organisations with fraudulent intent are claiming to be associated with ACT. From time to time, ACT receives notifications from individuals or organisations that they have been approached with emails or other correspondence bearing the ACT logo, photos, links, names of senior officials or other information taken directly from this official website and containing seemingly authentic advisory or requests that are designed to cheat and bait the recipients. Some examples are shared below:

  • a) Falsely soliciting donations on behalf of ACT
  • b) Falsely claiming that the ACT has awarded a grant to the recipient, but that the grant can only be disbursed once a fee is paid or certain sensitive personal information is provided
  • c) Falsely soliciting individuals to invest in ACT projects
  • d) Falsely offering to submit a grant application on behalf of the recipient with the promise of grant disbursal in exchange for a fee

Please be advised that ACT or ACT employees, grantees and partner
organisations are not affiliated with any such third parties who claim to manage our grant processes or fundraising operations and will never:
Approach individuals offering grant opportunities in return for a fee
Charge any sort of administrative, handling, transfer, or other fee when awarding a grant
Host internet lotteries or offer prizes of any kind through email, postal mail,
telephone, fax, or in person
Request information about bank accounts or other private/sensitive information

If you are the recipient of any such correspondence or are contacted by the perpetrators of such scams or otherwise become aware of such scams, issued from unauthorised email ids and domain names, please report it to the Cyber Crime Cell immediately and email us at to alert the ACT team to the potential scam.

We also advise you to refrain from responding to any e-mail received from any unauthorised mail IDs or from any person claiming to be an authorised representative of ACT, without verifying the veracity of the same.

You may be strictly guided by the processes and information shared on this website in verifying the authenticity of any communication or transaction purported to be made with ACT. ACT assumes no liability for damages caused through unlawful or fraudulent usage of our name.

ACT Capital Foundation For Social Impact is a not-for-profit company incorporated and registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. All donations made to ACT Capital Foundation are eligible for income tax deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

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