Welcome to Godparents.in, a
registered non-profit trust. This agreement is a contract between you and
Godparents.in and governs all transactions between you and Godparents.in, as
well as your use of the Godparents.in website. Before you register with Godparents.in, you must read and accept
all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, this agreement, including the
1. The Process
Godparents.in is a portal website, which enables you to donate to various NGOs
such that the ultimate beneficiary of your donation, a child, is chosen by you.
Godparents.in is only a “facilitator” of the process and functions only to
connect you to an underprivileged child through a caretaking NGO partner. By
using this Website, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Godparents.in makes no
representation, warranty, covenant or guarantee about the usage of your donation
by the recipient NGO.
1.1 Posting of children profiles and Usage of funds.
Partner NGOs are solely responsible for screening and sourcing each Child, posting “Children
Profiles” for donations on the Website and the usage of Donations/Funds, and
Godparents.in (a) expressly disclaims any responsibility to screen or source any
Child or any Partner NGO or monitor the usage of Donations/Funds by the Partner
NGO(s) for the Children, and (b) shall have no liability whatsoever with respect
to such screening or selection of Children or Partner NGOs and the usage of
Donations/Funds by the Partner NGO(s) for the Children, and you shall hold
Godparents.in harmless from, any and all liabilities with respect to, or
resulting from such screenings, selections and usage of Donations/Funds by the
Partner NGO(s) for the Children.
1.2 Donation Disbursement.
You understand that Donations
are not made directly to Children and that Godparents.in identifies and selects
existing organizations (each, a "Partner NGO" and, collectively,
"Partner NGOs") that work in low-income communities and have a stated
mission to reduce poverty by creating educational/learning opportunities for
children and/or providing other services as are considered necessary for overall
development of a child. Any Donation made by you will be disbursed to Partner
NGO for provision of services, as agreed between you and the NGO, to the child
chosen by you. Godparents.in serves as a facilitator in the process and
aggregates funds from multiple Donors via the Website and passes 94% of these
funds to the Partner NGO for provision of services, as agreed between various
Donors and the NGO, to the children chosen by Donors on the Website. The
remaining 6% shall be used to cover the charges of Payment Gateway, and the
operational costs of Godparents.in.
A Partner NGO may also voluntarily choose to pre-fund a child in the short-term
from its own funds in anticipation of receiving your Donation, to help reduce
the time the Child needs to wait until a Donation is received on the Website.
1.3 Tax Benefit.
You understand that Godparents.in is only a “facilitator” of
your donation to an NGO, and that a receipt for tax benefit purpose will be sent
to you directly by the recipient NGO after the funds have been disbursed
to the recipient NGO. Godparents.in will strive to ensure that the NGOs send tax
exemption certificates to the donors within reasonable time limits.
Godparents.in shall exert reasonable influence at its command, including
withdrawal of non-compliant NGOs from the website, if, in its opinion, the
situation merits such action. However, Godparents.in is indemnified by donors on
this site, from any liabilities arising out of any kind of non-compliance by the
NGOs. You understand that only Indian tax-payers are entitled to tax benefits
for any donations made through Godparents.in
1.4 Your Godparents.in Account.
When you register on Godparents.in, you create a
Godparents.in account that allows you to interact with the website and use
Godparents.in. You are solely responsible to Godparents.in for the content
posted on the Website through your Godparents.in account. You agree that the
information you provide during the Godparents.in registration process is
current, accurate, truthful and complete to the best of your knowledge, and you
will regularly update this information to ensure its completeness and accuracy.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any account
information that you use to access any feature on this website, and for logging
off of your account and any protected areas of the website. Further, you are
fully responsible for all activities occurring under your account that result
from your failure to use or maintain appropriate security measures. If you
become aware of any suspicious or unauthorized conduct concerning your account,
you agree to contact Godparents.in immediately on
. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from
your failure to promptly notify us of such conduct.
1.5 Donation Records.
Records of each Donation you make will be kept by Godparents.in and, upon your
request, will be made available to you, whenever reasonably possible.
2. Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Godparents.in may, at its sole
discretion and to the extent permitted by law, access, read, preserve and
disclose your account information, usage history and submitted Content in order
to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or
governmental request; (b) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights
of third parties, including intellectual property rights; (c) enforce this
Agreement and investigate potential violations thereof; (d) detect, prevent, or
otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (e) respond to your
requests for customer service; or (f) protect the rights, property, or personal
safety of Godparents.in, its users, or the public.
3. Acceptable Use
The Website is may not be used by you in connection with any other endeavors --
commercial or otherwise -- except as previously approved in writing by
Godparents.in. Your use of the Website shall be in strict compliance with this
set forth on the Website and applicable law. You may not engage in advertising
to, or solicitation of, any User, Godparent, NGO or any other Person to buy or
sell any products or services through the Website.
Godparents.in is not responsible, and shall have no liability, for any incorrect
or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or any liability, cost or expense
you may incur, whether caused by any User, NGO, Godparent or other Person or by
any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Process.
Godparents.in is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of
any User of the Website or any other Person. With respect to the Website,
Godparents.in assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption,
deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line
failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any