At 1SmallStep Foundation, we respect the privacy of the users of our website. This Privacy Statement is
intended to lay down the practices we follow for honoring the privacy preferences of the people visiting
information collection and sharing practices. Irrespective of the mode in which we receive your personal
information (whether via this website or over the phone or through any other means), we make all
earnest attempts to honor your privacy. This document contains the requisite information about
1SmallStep Foundation’s responsibilities, your rights, information which is collected by us and how it is
BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU agree to abide by the practices described in this
Privacy Statement which may be changed from time to time
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We collect information from you to extend services like processing of your donations, providing receipts
and tax exemption certificates, sending regular updates about the work we do, respond to your queries
and apprising you of the new philanthropic opportunities.
Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may
include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, date of birth, PIN code, telephone numbers,
mobile phone numbers, your organization’s name, email addresses, credit/debit card information, bank
information or billing information.
WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We seek your personal information when you make a donation, request a communication from us,
register for an on-ground event, pledge support to our work and campaigns and apply for working or
volunteering with 1SmallStep Foundation. This information may be sought over the phone, through the
website, via email or by the means of face-to-face interaction.
1SmallStep Foundation has in place the necessary security mechanisms and only designated employees
have access to your personal information. All online transactions are done on a secure server. The
information you provide on the donation transaction page is encrypted using SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
(you will see a green padlock icon in the left hand side of the address bar in your browser). At the same
time, the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https"
instead of an "http".
1SMALLSTEP FOUNDATION MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Except in the limited circumstances elicited below, 1SmallStep Foundation will never intentionally share
your email addresses, phone numbers or financial information.
1. Credit/Debit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers and Payments by Cheque: We avail the
services of third parties to provide donation facilities by the means of cheque, credit/debit card payments
or electronic fund transfers. While your information may be shared with these third parties, we make
stringent efforts to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict
confidence. However, since we do not have complete control over these third parties, we cannot
guarantee your privacy.
2. Necessity: If 1SmallStep Foundation is convinced that there has been some inappropriate activity with
or on our website/webpages, communications, charitable services or personal or real property or if we
have reasons to believe that any using one of the 1SmallStep Foundation website, our donors, employees,
partners, vendors, etc. have been inflicted with any harm, we will disclose (we may or may not notify you)
personal information as we deem appropriate.
3. Required by Law: If any government or legal bodies require any information from us under the purview
of a law or a legal compliance, we may go ahead and disclose the same.
4. Requesting Communication: We have on board certain vendors who execute several donor (existing or
potential)-related activities for us like send direct mails, emailers, greeting cards, making phone calls, and
others. We may share your information like phone numbers, email address, etc. with these agencies so
that they can perform these activities on behalf of 1SmallStep Foundation
Cookies are pieces of electronic information which will be sent by 1SmallStep Foundation when you log
onto our web site. These will be placed in your computer's hard disk and enable us to recognize you as a
user when you next visit.
You can configure your browser so that it responds to cookies the way you deem fit. For example, you
make want to accept all cookies, reject them all or get notified when a cookie is sent. Please check your
browser’s settings to modify cookie behavior as per your individual behavior.
cookies from our website or linked sites then you may not be able to use the website as it is intended.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES
As and when the need arises, 1SmallStep Foundation may alter its privacy practices in accordance with
the latest technology and trends. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. You may
reach out to us if you have any queries about any changes made to our practices.