Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Gram Vikas USA website and all content and services available at or through the website. The Website is owned and operated by Gram Vikas USA, Inc., (“GVUSA”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, GVUSA’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by GVUSA (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by GVUSA, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Gram Vikas USA (GVUSA) respects the privacy of our donors, volunteers, vendors, agencies, clients, employees and website visitors. The Privacy Policy discloses the practices followed by GVUSA in order to protect any personal information collected.

In the course of donating to, volunteering for, accepting the services of, or doing business with GVUSA, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information as well as other data required by government regulations. We collect only the specific information that is necessary, and which you provide voluntarily, as a condition of your transaction with GVUSA.

This “personally identifiable information” becomes the property of GVUSA and is maintained in secure files for retention periods stipulated by our Document Retention Policy and/or is destroyed in such a manner as to prevent its unauthorized and illegal use. GVUSA personnel who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

WE DO NOT SELL, RENT, OR SHARE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY except as specifically required by the transaction for which it was provided voluntarily to GVUSA.

We may use personally identifiable information: (a) to facilitate the transaction for which it was provided; (b) to respond to your inquiries or questions about our services and transactions; (c) for internal marketing purposes and as part of our donor database; (d) to provide you with additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding our services; (e) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; and/or (f) to protect the integrity and safety of our organization and its donors, volunteers, vendors, agencies, clients, employees, and web site visitors.

You may choose not to receive donation solicitations or event notifications from GVUSA by sending an email to info@gramvikasusa.org. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” request, GVUSA will remove your information from any future marketing communications. You may also correct or update your personally identifiable information in this manner.

GVUSA also collects certain “non-personally identifiable information” when you visit our web site, such as your browser program, your computer’s operating system, the domain name of your Internet service provider (but not your user name or e-mail address) and aggregate data about the number of visits to the web site, average time spent on the site and pages viewed. GVUSA uses this information for internal review only in an effort to measure site usage and improve site content. This information is never shared with other organizations for commercial or charitable purposes.

GVUSA protects your online donation information by using online security technology provided by PayPal. The donor is directed by hyperlink from our web site to PayPal, where the donation transaction is processed.

The technology employed by PayPal encrypts your data to avoid the decoding of information by anyone other than PayPal. This technology is considered highly effective. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse, or alteration of personal information provided by you in the transaction. GVUSA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES RELATING TO ANY ONLINE TRANSACTION SECURITY FAILURES.

If you provide personally identifiable information to GVUSA by e-mail, please be aware that normal e-mail is not encrypted. E-mail and other electronic communications may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when sent over the Internet. If you include personally identifiable information in an e-mail to GVUSA, you authorize us to respond to you with an unencrypted e-mail message that may contain the same or other private information about you or your request.


Our web site contains links to other web sites that may be of interest to our visitors.

GVUSA receives no income, reimbursement, or any other consideration for providing these links. While we strive to link only to web sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, GVUSA is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other web sites.

Information in the various pages on the Gram Vikas USA Web site is for general distribution. Extracts of the information on the Web site may be reviewed or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information from the Web site should be accompanied by an acknowledgment of Gram Vikas USA as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the pages along with the date the information was viewed. Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the website or any use other than for educational or other non-commercial purposes requires explicit prior authorization in writing.

This Agreement does not transfer from GVUSA to you any GVUSA or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with GVUSA. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any GVUSA or third-party trademarks.

Modification: GVUSA, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to update, revise, supplement and to otherwise modify the Privacy Policy. Changes will be effective immediately and incorporated into the Privacy Policy upon notice thereof which may be given by any reasonable means including by prompt posting to our web site. Information received prior to a policy change will be protected by the version that was in place when the information was received.

By voluntarily providing personal information in the course of donating to, volunteering for, accepting the services of, or doing business with GVUSA, and by using our web site, you consent to our collection, storage, and use of your personal information according to the Privacy Policy that is in effect at that time.

Termination: GVUSA may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. GVUSA can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Warranties: You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the GVUSA’s Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

The Website is provided “as is.” GVUSA hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. GVUSA does not make any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GVUSA, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between GVUSA and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of GVUSA, or by the posting by GVUSA of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in New York county, New York. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in New York, New York, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; GVUSA may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Please send your questions or comments about this Privacy Policy to info@gramvikasusa.org.