Privacy & Refunds


ANNADA takes your privacy seriously and treats all financial information about any transaction you have with ANNADA as highly confidential. In addition, ANNADA does not share e-mail addresses or phone numbers of any of our donors or constituents.

ANNADA values all contributions which support our vision of ‘Realizing the HUNGER FREE India’.

We maintain the following policies to protect the privacy of our donors:
We may request personal information online, such as Name, Address, PAN, Phone Number, Email Address, and Credit Card Number ONLY for the purposes of accepting donations to ANNADA.

  • We will not release or use this information for any other purpose unless we have your consent.
  • We do not trade or sell your personal information with other organisations.
  • We offer donors the option to be recognised anonymously.
  • Donors may request, at any time, to not receive our solicitations.
  • Donors may request not to receive certain mailings, such as our newsletter.
  • Personal data collected through our website is encrypted using 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) technology and encrypted communication via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology
  • We are protected with a firewall for enhanced security.

To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we assure the following:

  • To be informed of the ANNADA’s mission, of the way ANNADA intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the ANNADA’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its responsibilities.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the ANNADA to the donor will be professional.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the ANNADA may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.



ANNADA follows a reliable refund policy. We take utmost care about processing donations as per the mandates signed by our donors in the donor forms, both offline and online. But in case of an unlikely event of an erroneous deduction or If the Donor wants to cancel/deduct the donation, ANNADA will respond within 7 working days from the date of receiving the complaint from donor.

The timely refund of the wrongly deduced amount will depend on type of card used during transaction. We would require a proof of deduction of the donation amount and a written communication for refund from the donor within two days after donation.

  • In such cases if the receipt already has been issued, then the Donor is requested to return the original receipt at our official address.
  • In the case of tax exemption certificate already issued, refund will not be possible.

We can be contacted for refund request at:

ANNADA – Association for Nutrition and Development Action
Ground floor, Radhakrishna House, Majiwade Village Road, Majiwade, Thane (West), Thane-400 601, Maharashtra India

Tel: +91-22- 2540 0104
E-mail: [email protected]


What information we collect:

We use personal information collected from donors for the purposes of processing payments and communicating with donors about ANNADA as well as conducting the fundraising and to share information about our projects. This information may include name, amount donated, PAN, address, telephone number, donor comments, e-mail address, and any other personal information provided to us (“Donor Data”). For donations by check, Donor Data also includes the data visible on the check.

Information from Payment Processors and Other Service Providers: Payment processors allow donors to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or other payment method. These processors collect certain information from donors, and you should consult their privacy policies to determine their practices.


How we use that information:

Donor Data may be used for these kinds of purposes:

  • Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations.
  • Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of ANNADA.
  • Internal analysis, such as research and analytics.
  • Record keeping.
  • Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law.
  • Other purposes related to the fundraising operations.

Anonymous donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments that are provided by donors may be publicly published and may be used in promotional materials. We may use available information to supplement the Donor Data to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process.

We use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy.

Contact us:
If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or requests about the status and correctness of your donor data, please contact

ANNADA – Association for Nutrition and Development Action
Ground floor, Radhakrishna House, Majiwade Village Road, Majiwade, Thane (West), Thane-400 601, Maharashtra India

Tel: +91-22- 2540 0104
E-mail: [email protected]

We are committed to protecting donor personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Among other things, we undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help secure web access to sensitive data and undertake efforts to address security vulnerabilities for various tools and databases.

Other Disclosures:
We may disclose information when required by law; when needed to protect our rights, privacy, safety, property, donors, or users; and when necessary to enforce our terms of service.

We may change the Donor Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes may also be announced through the standard mechanisms by which we communicate with our users and community. You should periodically check this page for any changes to the current policy.

Data Retention:
We seek to retain donor-related information only as needed to fulfill the purposes described in this policy unless a longer retention period is required by law or regulations. For example, tax laws in the India may require ANNADA to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

You have certain rights with respect to the information we collect about you. Upon request, we will tell you what information we hold about you and correct any incorrect information. We will also make reasonable efforts to delete your information if you ask us to do so, unless we are otherwise required to keep it.