PRIVACY POLICY




Jhatkaa is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and our members. This policy describes how we will treat your personal information.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

We at Jhatkaa collect the following personal information to allow us to contact you and participate in campaigns: Information you enter via registration, membership or volunteer forms.

Jhatkaa shall collect your name and email address for the purpose of sending you opportunities and information to participate in our campaigns and learn about Jhatkaa. For further queries regarding information collected through petitioning signing feel free to drop us a mail at info[at]jhatkaa[dot]org.

When you send an email to us at Jhatkaa, or give us information over the phone, we will retain it in order to respond to your inquiry. We also collect information about how Jhatkaa members respond to our emails and how many take action through our site for our internal training and analysis purposes. We analyse these trends to improve our campaigns and communications. We use Google Analytics and other similar tracking tools to track the users and trends for the purpose of monitoring our website. Google tracks referral sources if available, length of visit and page views. We also have email analytics based on number of emails opened and track the links in the email.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We at Jhatkaa take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

Jhatkaa will not sell or trade your personal information with any other organisation without your prior written consent. During financial transactions that take place on our website, you will be diverted to our payment gateway where you will be required to enter your banking and personal details. Jhatkaa will not store any copy of the user’s banking details.

Access to personal information is restricted to Jhatkaa employees who need to know that information in order to run and improve our campaigns and will not be made public. However, if and when we run a campaign, where we share user information with any of our partner organisations, we will put a link next to the button that explains the process and the purpose of the information being shared.

We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups: 

Our Sister concerns, if any;

  • Third party organisations if you opt to join their mailing list while signing a petition (these organisations may contact you in the future at their own discretion);

  • Affiliated Third Parties – for example, our database administrators or organisations that provide extra organisers at an urgent time – for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by us.

  • Third Party Administrators, such as organisations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from Jhatkaa and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

In addition, with your explicit permission, we pass along certain of your information to the following groups (as is standard practice):

    Ministers, legislators and news publications and other campaign targets when you choose to use our email tool to send them messages;

Details on the nature of information we would share in such scenarios can be found in our “Petitions and Surveys”

Under circumstances where we determine that members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, using the numbers we provide to make harassing phone calls), such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, Jhatkaa may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies. Please review this Privacy Policy from time to time because we modify it periodically. This Privacy Policy was last modified on November 20th 2014. Each time you visit this site or provide us with information through this site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the privacy policy in effect at that time.

You are also accepting our specific rules or terms of use which may be posted on specific sections of the Site, including areas for making donations, signing petitions or sending emails, and taking part in our photo campaigns.

This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data gathered only on this Site. This privacy policy does not apply to any other website or any other offline contact between Jhatkaa.org and any other entity.

PETITIONS AND SURVEYS

For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to members of Parliament and to the or other leaders as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city, and state available to the press and public online.

SENDING EMAILS: via Jhatkaa.org

In certain cases, we enable you to send individual e-mails to members of parliament and other targets as well as Letters-to-the-Editor to various news publications, through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your e-mail address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool.

PHONE CAMPAIGNS

From time to time, Jhatkaa staff members, volunteers, and vendors may contact you by telephone about urgent campaigns. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, please SMS <END> to 092-435-11888. Please allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.

CHILDREN

Jhatkaa does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 18 years of age should ask their parents or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site.

COOKIES

Some parts of the Site are password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon log-in, we will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.

ADVERTISING

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors.

DATA TRACKING

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyse web logs. We may also use third party services such as Google analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are any problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to the Jhatkaa.org members.

URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references to a longer URL which contains an id- we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs

NON PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We may share aggregate information about who and where our members are with third parties including, but not limited to, legislators, partners, organisations and political campaigns. This information will be disclosed in aggregate form only and will not, under any circumstances, contain personally identifiable information.

LINKS ONTO OTHER SITES

Jhatkaa may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Site. Third party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. Jhatkaa has no control over such third party websites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that Jhatkaa is not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Jhatkaa shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

CONTACT

Please note that our privacy policy is subject to change from time to time. The user’s rights in the policy will not drastically change without notifying them in advance. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can email us at info[at]jhatkaa[dot]org.

EMAIL: from Jhatkaa.Org

Jhatkaa.org will send you updates on this and other important campaigns by email. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe, from our email list, you may do so by clicking here.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to (jhatkaa’s address). If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.