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Privacy Policy

Gist Forum is committed to the ethical collection, retention and use of information that you provide to us about yourself ("Personal Information") on this site ("Site"). Your Personal Information may comprise the following:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your occupation
  • A user ID and password of your choice
  • Your email and mailing address
  • Your telephone numbers
  • Your payment processing details
  • Limited personal details
  • Any other data as Gist Forum may require

The following Privacy Policy sets forth our understanding with you on the collection, use and protection of your Personal Information. Please read the entire Privacy Policy. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY (AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME) AND YOU SHALL BE BOUND BY THE SAME.

Collection of Information

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:

  • The date and time you visit the Site, along with the address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.
  • The type of browser you are using (such as Internet Explorer version 'X').

The General Information is not Personal Information. Gist Forum tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or link this information to any Personal Information collected from you. The General Information is used by Gist Forum for statistical analysis, for tracking overall traffic patterns on the Site and to gauge the public interest in Gist Forum and the Site. Such General Information may be shared by Gist Forum with any person, at the discretion of Gist Forum.

Usage of Information

Personal information will be used by Gist Forum for internal purposes including the following:

  • Sending you inter alia emails, features, promotional material, surveys, brochures, catalogues, Gist Forum Annual Report, reminders for donations, regular updates on the utilization of donations by Gist Forum and other updates.
  • Processing your donations to Gist Forum.
  • Receipt for donations made by you to Gist Forum.
  • Maintaining an internal confidential database of all the Personal Information collected from visitors to the Site.
  • Evaluating and administering the Site and Gist Forum activities, responding to any problems that may arise and gauging visitor trends on the Site.

Disclosure of Personal Information by Gist Forum

Within Gist Forum, access to Personal Information collected by Gist Forum will be given only to those persons who are authorized by Gist Forum and third parties hired by Gist Forum to perform administrative services. Gist Forum will provide access to third parties for inter alia entering and managing Personal Information in Gist Forum Database, processing your donations preparing address labels, sending emails, which require such third parties to have access to your Personal Information. Gist Forum cannot guarantee that such parties will keep your Personal Information confidential and Gist Forum will not be liable in any manner for any loss of confidentiality attributable to such third parties.

Gist Forum may share Personal Information with any of the persons who are associated with Gist Forum, including companies and non-governmental organizations affiliated with Gist Forum in any manner. Gist Forum will retain ownership rights over such information and will share only such portions of the Personal Information as it deems fit. Gist Forum 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 Gist Forum.

Notwithstanding anything contained herein or any other contract between you and Gist Forum, Gist Forum reserves the right to disclose any Personal Information about you without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any requirement of law, regulation, legal request or legal investigation, to conduct investigations of breaches of law, to protect the Site, to protect Gist Forum and its property, to fulfill your requests, to protect our visitors and other persons and if required by the policy of Gist Forum.


Gist Forum endeavors to use up-to-date security measures to protect your Personal Information. Gist Forum however does not make any express or implied warranty with respect to the security measures that it may employ from time to time for the protection of the Personal Information.

Links to other Websites

The Site contains links to other websites for the benefit of its visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites. Gist Forum is not expressly or impliedly responsible for, or liable to any loss or damage caused to you by the collection, use and retention of Personal Information by such websites in any manner whatsoever. It is important that you review the privacy policies of all websites you visit before you disclose any information to such websites.

Variation of the Privacy

Policy Gist Forum shall be absolutely entitled at its sole discretion from time to time to 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.

Copyright Protection

All content on this Site including graphics, text, icons, interfaces, audio clips, logos, images and software is the property of Gist Forum and/or its content suppliers and is protected by Indian and international copyright laws. The arrangement and compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of Gist Forum and protected by Indian and international copyright laws. Permission is given to use the resources of this Site only for the purposes of making inquiries or making a donation. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, re-publication, display or performance, of the content on this Site can only be made with the express permission of Gist Forum. All other trademarks, brands and copyrights other than those belonging to Gist Forum belong to their respective owners and are their property.

Refund Policy

Gist Forum does not provide refunds for online donations, and therefore does not have a refund policy.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is applicable only for donations through ECS, You can choose to withdraw the ECS mandate at any time, but we must receive the request for cancellation at least 45 working days prior to the due date.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at


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