Privacy Policy - VASTRA

VASTRA, a trust registered under the eponymous name in Mumbai, India, expresses its commitment to the ethical gathering, retention, and handling of the information provided to us by our website visitors. We would also like to thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to read our online privacy policy (“Policy.”)

This Policy details VASTRA’s privacy practices for the visitors of our website located at the address www.vastra.org.in (“Site.”) This includes details about the types of data we collect and track on the Site, how we use the said data, and which parties can access that data. Please note that the Policy elaborates only on privacy practices in regards to the data and information we gather online and is not applicable to any of our offline activities.

Your use of this Site and services is contingent on our Terms & Conditions and is indicative of your agreement to this Policy as well as your consent to the privacy practices that it comprises.

Collection Of Information
  1. VASTRA gathers data and information from its website users in different ways, such as for instance when the user:
    • Contributes through online donations
    • Signs up to become a volunteer
    • Subscribes to updates, etc.
  2. While making online donations in favour of VASTRA or through any other form of interaction on our Site, the user may have to submit some personal information such as:
    • Name
    • Email ID
    • Postal address
    • Contact number
    • Payment processing details (only when the user expresses the desire to donate)
    • Any other information if required
  3. We may also gather data about the user’s Site visits and activities, such as:
    • Location data
    • Accessed resources, etc.
  4. Please note that VASTRA neither records nor collects the user’s personal information without their consent.
Use of Information
  1. When the user engages in general browsing of the VASTRA Site, their identity remains anonymous and no personal information of theirs gets registered excluding the time, place, and date of their online visits and the name of their internet service provider. This information is used only for the purpose of statistics and diagnosis.
  2. When the user signs up for various services provided by VASTRA, they explicitly give us the authority to collect data about their usage of and activities on the Site. This data enables us to enhance the user’s experience according to their online behaviour.
  3. VASTRA safely secures the users information and keeps it strictly confidential. All the relevant data assimilated through our Site is handled by our internal team and/or authorised personnel only. While this data may be circulated internally within VASTRA’s foundation group to connect the user with the right resources, we usually do not share it with any third party individuals or external agencies.
  4. Whenever the user gives us their consent to use their contact details for our marketing purposes, we may use this data and match it with their accounts on various social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. to show them content about VASTRA while they use these services. We safeguard this data through encryption to ensure that none of it is retained by any third party.
  5. VASTRA uses the data it collects for the following intents and purposes:
    • To maintain a precise record of all the donations we receive
    • To provide the user with relevant and accurate information
    • To gain credible information about the individuals visiting our Site, making online donations, or signing up to volunteer with us, etc.
  6. VASTRA usually does not store user information, but if and when we do, the length of time that we store this data for may vary based on the type of information, the reasons that we require it for, or for other factors such as legal reasons.
Use of Cookies

“Cookies” refer to the small text files of electronic information that we may use to track the online movements of visitors on our Site. Cookies help us to identify repeat visitors, speed up the user’s ongoing access to and usage of the Site, track user behaviour, and collate complete information to facilitate content improvements and deliver customised content.

Payment Gateways
  1. VASTRA uses only renowned and credible technologies to facilitate online payments for donations. Multiple layers of built-in security comprising a robust firewall system, encryption of card numbers and passwords, etc. efficiently safeguard the user’s collected payment information.
  2. If the user opts to make an online donation in favour of VASTRA, they are required to share their credit card or debit card information with us. While we strive to select only reputed payment gateway companies that are equally committed to user privacy as us, VASTRA is not responsible in any way for the policies or actions of these third party websites.
  3. For more information, refer to the privacy policies of the payment gateways integrated with VASTRA through the links provided below:
  4. VASTRA usually does not store user information, but if and when we do, the length of time that we store this data for may vary based on the type of information, the reasons that we require it for, or for other factors such as legal reasons.
External Web Services and Other Websites
  1. We use certain external web services on our Site, like social media share buttons, for instance. VASTRA has no control over these external domains to prevent them from collecting data regarding the consumption of embedded content on our Site by the user.
  2. VASTRA’s Site may contain links to other websites, but our privacy Policy is not applicable to them. If the user accesses such websites through the links on our Site, those domains may gather the user’s information that they may use as per their own privacy policy, which may be different from ours.
  3. VASTRA is not responsible either explicitly or implicitly for or liable to any damage or loss suffered by a user due to the collection, retention, and use of their personal information by these websites in any manner whatsoever. It is advisable for the user to go through the privacy policy of any website visited by them before disclosing any personal information to it.
Changes to Privacy Policy

VASTRA reserves the right to implement changes in this Policy in sync with the latest trends and technology. We will ensure to notify the users about such changes without fail. VASTRA assures its Site users that we shall make no changes whatsoever in the way we use their personal information that we collect without taking their consent.

In case you have any queries about this Policy, you may get in touch with us at:

GB7 Virwani Industrial Estate, WEH,
Goregaon (E),
Mumbai - 400063
Email: rmp@vastra.org.in
Phone: +91 8080807624