Policy pertaining to donations website of Varta Trust and all its pages

Website address: https://donate.vartagensex.org

Who we are

This website is owned by Varta Trust, Kolkata and is developed and maintained by Sputznik, Delhi.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Donations: If you donate to Varta Trust through our online donation payment channel on this website, we will need to collect your personal data to process the donation. If you are an Indian citizen resident in India or an NGO / firm / company registered in India, we will need to collect your name, email address, phone number, permanent account number (PAN), and address linked to the PAN as per the requirements of Government of India and our payment gateway Razorpay.

If you are a non-resident Indian citizen holding an Indian passport, in addition to the personal data mentioned above, we will also request a copy of the main page of your passport. This is by way of additional proof of citizenship of the donor as advised by the Government of India.

Please note that as a registered charitable trust without registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, Varta Trust is not permitted to receive donations from foreign donors. This includes both organizations registered abroad and individuals who are foreign passport holders (including Persons of Indian Origin or Overseas Citizen of India cardholders).

To complete the online transaction for the donation, you will need to provide information about your preferred payment method to Razorpay. The data that Razorpay collects and how it uses it is detailed here.

Analytics: Our website uses Google Analytics software to track visits to the website and all its pages. Google's policies regarding personal information, privacy, and how Google uses information from websites that use their services (such as Google Analytics) is described here. Please note that we do not use any third-party advertisement services.

Who we share your data with

We only share required personal data with the Government of India to file our annual returns of income (including donation returns), and with our payment gateway Razorpay. We do not share any personal data with any other third parties.

How long we retain your data

Your information related to the donations you have made to Varta Trust is retained indefinitely for our records and to comply with the rules set by the Government of India.

What rights you have over your data

You can request a copy of your personal data by writing to us at mail@vartagensex.org.

Where we send your data

We use your personal information to file our returns of income and donation returns with the Government of India.

Our contact information

If you have any questions or requests, please write to us at vartablog@gmail.com.

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