Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

The Annapurna Devi Foundation (“ADF”) adheres to ethical standards in gathering, using, and safeguarding any Information you provide but requests that you too provide data responsibly when using this website. These terms govern your use of the Annapurna Devi Foundation website (“Website“) and the other associated/ancillary applications, websites, and services managed by ADF (“ADF Material”).

Please read these terms of use and privacy policy (“Policy”) carefully before using this Website and any ADF Material. Your use of the Website and any ADF Material, or registrations with us through any mode or use of any products including tablets or other transmitting device shall signify your acceptance of this Policy and your agreement to be legally bound by the same. Your use of Website and the ADF Material shall be bound by the Policy with your willful and free consent.

If you wish not to agree with any of the terms and conditions of this Policy, kindly refrain from using the Website and the ADF Material.

Prohibited Uses

You may not access or use the Website and any ADF Material for any purpose other than that for which we make the Website and any ADF Material available. The Platform may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by ADF.

As a user of the Website and any ADF Material, you agree not to:

  • systematically retrieve data or other content from the Website and any ADF Material to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us;
  • make any unauthorised use of the Website and any ADF Material, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretence;
  • use the Website and any ADF Material to advertise or offer to sell goods and services;
  • circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website and any ADF Material, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Website and any ADF Material and/or the Content contained therein;
  • engage in unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website and any ADF Material;
  • trick, defraud, or mislead users, especially in any attempt to falsely pretend to be representing ADF;
  • make improper use of our resources, events or activities;
  • engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools;
  • interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Website and any ADF Material or the networks or services connected to the Website and any ADF Material;
  • attempt to impersonate any person associated with ADF;
  • use any Information obtained from the Website and any ADF Material in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;
  • use the Website and any ADF Material for any revenue-generating endeavour or commercial enterprise;
  • decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Website and any ADF Material;
  • attempt to bypass any measures of the Website and any ADF Material designed to prevent or restrict access to the Website and any ADF Material, or any portion of the Website and any ADF Material;
  • harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our trustees, members, employees or agents;
  • delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content;
  • copy or adapt the content in the Website and any ADF Material;
  • except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Website and any ADF Material, or using or launching any unauthorised script or other software;
  • disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us, our reputation or goodwill and/or the trustees or officebearers of ADF (past or present); or
  • use the Website and any ADF Material in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations or this Policy.

Information we collect

  • Name and Contact Details. ADF collects the following personally identifiable Information when you use the Website or the ADF Material: Name and email address.
  • Other Information. If you use the Website or the ADF Material, we may collect Information you provide us when you contact us.
  • IP Address: We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. This is tracked using cookies and through the Google Consent Mode if cookies are disabled. No personalized data is stored.

(collectively, “Information”.)

Use of your Information

  • We do not collect sensitive personal data or information and do not take any responsibility for you sharing your sensitive personal Information voluntarily with us or with any third party.
  • We use your Information to allow you access to the resources, events, and activities made available by ADF.
  • We further use Information to contact you from time to time, to provide you with important Information related to our resources, events, and activities that you have expressed interest in. ADF will request you when it needs more Information.
  • ADF may use Information it may gather regarding individual data and behaviour patterns combined with your personal Information to provide you with personalised content, and to better your experience.
  • ADF may share your Information with third parties to notify you of any resources, events, and activities if you have expressed interest in our resources, events, and activities.
  • ADF will not sell, trade or rent your Information to any third party unless, we have been expressly authorized by you either in writing or electronically to do so.
  • ADF may at times provide aggregate statistics about users of the Website or the ADF Material, traffic patterns, and related site Information to reputable third parties, however this Information when disclosed will be in an aggregate form and does not contain any of your Information.
  • We use your Information to send you routine communications. ADF will occasionally send email notices or contact you to communicate about its resources, events, and activities and you hereby consent to receive such email notices.

Email Opt-Out

  • You can, at any time while using the Website or the ADF Material, opt to withdraw your consent given earlier to it, to use such Information, including any sensitive personal data or Information. Withdrawal of the consent by you is required to be sent in writing to us at the contact details provided in this Policy below. In any such event, ADF fully reserves the right to withdraw further usage of the Application/Website or cease to provide any further Services to you.


ADF may send cookies (small files containing a string of characters) to your computer, thereby uniquely identifying your browser. Cookies are used to track your preferences, help you login faster, and are aggregated to determine user trends. This data is used to improve ADF offerings, such as providing more content in areas of greater interest to most users. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some of the Website and the ADF Material features may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.


ADF may present links to third-party websites in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. ADF uses this Information to improve its customized content. Clicking on these links may take you to sites outside the Website or the ADF Material. ADF is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other third-party web sites. ADF encourages its users to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each such third-party website and offer their personally identifiable Information only if satisfied about the manner in which the same will be collected, stored, shared, used, and processed.


ADF may alert you by email or post to inform you about its resources, events, and activities which it perceives might be useful for you or any violation of this Policy.

Public Forums

When you use certain features on the Website or the ADF Material you may be able to post or share any content such as comments, messages, files, photos, and such content may be available to other users, and will be in the public domain and you will be solely responsible to ensure that such does not cause loss, harm, offence, or inconvenience to anyone.

Log Information

When you access the Website or the ADF Material, its servers may automatically record Information that your browser sends. These server logs may include Information such as your web request, internet protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

User communications

When you send an email or other communication to ADF, it may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Services.

Choices and Controls

At any time, you can request that we delete from our records any Information we have collected in connection by sending us an email and we will comply with such request unless there is a legal or force majeure reason not to.

Changes to this Statement

As ADF evolves, its privacy policy will need to evolve as well to cover new situations. You are advised to review this Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of our Website and the ADF Material shall be deemed to provide your approval and consent to all changes.

Your Consent

ADF believes that every user of our Website or ADF Material must be in a position to provide an informed consent prior to providing any Information to us. By using the Website or ADF Material or by providing Information to ADF, you are expressly consenting to the collection, processing, storing, disclosing and handling of your Information as set forth in this Policy now and as amended by us from time to time. You understand that processing, your Information includes, but is not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining, sharing, transferring, and disclosing of Information to third parties. Your Information will be transferred, processed, and stored in accordance with the applicable data protection laws of India.