APHRDS is the online fundraising website of Anti-Poverty and Human Resource Development Society, a service
provider to the not-for-profit sector. APHRDS makes the Website and its information and material available to you
as a service. Your access to and use of information and material contained on the Website is at your own risk.
The Website is owned and operated by Anti-Poverty and Human Resource Development Society, Society
registered under Society Registration Act, 1860 registered in India whose registered office is at D.No.1-41-9,
Adarsh Nagar, Pedawaltair, Visakhapatnam. The Society registration number is 35 of 1987.
In these terms and conditions, the following definitions shall apply:
"You/User/ Your" means any person, firm or company who sponsors a fundraiser via a fundraising page, makes a donation directly to a charity via the APHRDS website, any charity which registers with APHRDS and any other
natural or legal persons using this website for any reason, and any of their or its employees, consultants and
authorized agents who may use the website from time to time;
“We/Our” means APHRDS.
"Website" means the website www.aphrdsindia.org
“Service” means the APHRDS service i.e. an online fundraising facility on the Website for collecting and receiving donations on behalf of member charities.
“APHRDS ” means Anti-Poverty and Human Resource Development Society, Society registered under Society
Registration Act, 1860 registered in India whose registered office is at D,No.1-41-9, Adarsh Nagar, Pedawaltair,
Visakhapatnam. The Society registration number is 35 of 1987.
1. Introduction/ Acceptance Of This Agreement
1.1 These terms and conditions of use apply to all users of the Website. By accessing, viewing and/or
using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, accepted and agree to be bound
by these terms and conditions and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
1.2 Our privacy and security policy forms part of the terms and conditions of this Website, and by using
the Website and/or registering as a fundraiser then you are accepting that we can use your personal
information as contained therein. The privacy and security policy may be viewed here.
1.3 APHRDS makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the organizations registered with us are charitable
in nature. Only registered charities in India can become members of APHRDS. At the absolute
discretion of APHRDS, organizations which We deem to be charitable in nature will be allowed to
register on the Website.
1.4 APHRDS does not accept any liability for donations made by You to organizations which do not or
have ceased to have charitable status as decreed by the Revenue Commissioners and/or the
Charities Regulatory Authority.
1.5 APHRDS shall not have responsibility for any liability in connection with any of the activities of charities
registered with the Website.
1.6 If You do not accept these terms and conditions, do not use this Website.
2. Specific Use and Content Rules
2.1 Use of the Service is restricted to individuals aged 18 years or over (proof of age may be required)
and this service is only available to permanent residents of the Republic of India. By using or
registering with the Website, You represent that You are of the requisite legal age to form a binding
contract and that You are not prohibited from receiving services in any jurisdiction, or in the case of
any User that is a company or not an individual. By using the Service You further represent that
You have the capacity and authority to enter into a contract with APHRDS. You are responsible for
Your use of the Service. APHRDS reserves the right to refuse the registration of any User at its
2.2 You further warrant that in using the Service You shall at all times provide true, accurate and
complete information about Yourself or Your company or organisation.
2.3 By logging in to the Website and/or posting comments or other contributions, You agree to be
bound by these terms and conditions.
2.4 You agree not to use the Service:
(a) for any illegal, unlawful or unauthorised purpose;
(b)toconductor forward surveys / questionnaires, contests, chain letters or other unwanted mail ("spam") to any users of APHRDS and individual listed on the site;
(c) to upload, post, email or otherwise ransmit or communicate any material which is likely to
cause harm to APHRDS or anyone else’s computer systems, including but not limited to, that
which contains viruses, trojans, worms, codes, data, logic bombs, corrupted files, or any other
similar software or programmes that are malicious or technologically harmful or may damagethe operation of our or any other computer or allow unauthorised access to the Service which
may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption of the Service;
(d) to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or communicate material (including, but not limited
to, images) that is, or which We consider, in our sole discretion obscene, offensive,
blasphemous, unlawful, pornographic, menacing, threatening,racist, abusive, harmful, an
invasion of privacy or publicity rights, libellous, defamatory, illegal or otherwise objectionable;
(e) to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or communicate material (including, but not limited
to, images) that You do not have the right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or
fiduciary lationship or which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other
intellectual property right or any moral right of any party;
(f) to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or communicate material in any manner that gives
the impression that they emanate from APHRDS , if this is not the case;
(g) to collect, intercept or harvest screen names, to collect, intercept or store personal data
about other users of the Service or to solicit or attempt to solicit or attempt to discover a user’s
password, screen name, uploaded image(s) or other registration information without the user’s
express knowledge and prior consent;
(h) to interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to interfere with or disrupt) the Service or servers or
networks connected to the Service, or to disobey any procedures, requirements, regulations or
policies of networks connected to the Service;
(i) to advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright
infringement or computer misuse;
(j) to harm minors in any way, including but not limited to, uploading, posting, emailing or
otherwise communicating or transmitting material that violates child pornography laws, child
sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual
(k) for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of APHRDS ;
(l) to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise to misrepresent your affiliation with a person
(m) to provide any information that is false or misleading, that you do not have a right to disclose or
that attempts to hide your identity;
(n) promote any illegal goods, services or activities; and
(o) to resell the Service or any portion of the Service.
2.5 In relation to Your content submissions You hereby represent and warrant to APHRDS that:
(a) You have the necessary licenses, rights and permissions to use Your content submissions in
the manner intended by APHRDS and these terms and conditions; and
(b) You have the written consent and release of each identifiable person in Your content submission
to use their image or likeness to enable the use of Your content submission in the manner
intended by APHRDS and these terms and conditions.
2.6 You retain all of Your ownership rights to Your content submissions. However, by submitting
content to APHRDS, You hereby grant APHRDS a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free,
sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of,
and display the content in connection with the Website and APHRDS's (and its successors')
business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and
derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.
2.7 APHRDS reserves the right to remove User submitted content without prior notice and for any reason
2.8 You acknowledge that APHRDS does not generally pre-screen content but that APHRDS will have the right
(but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to edit, refuse, remove or move any content that is uploaded,
posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted or communicated to the Website.
2.9 Whilst APHRDS will attempt to remove objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to
review all submitted material and therefore by Your acceptance of these terms and conditions and by
uploading, posting, emailing or otherwise transmitting or communicating material You acknowledge that all
content submitted is done so in accordance with these terms and conditions and APHRDS will not be held
liable for any liability, claims, damages and expenses, including legal expenses, made by any third party due
to or arising out of the use of the Service.
2.10 APHRDS reserves the right to block users or websites from accessing the Website without prior notice and
for any reason.
(a) It has been agreed between APHRDS and each charity registered on the Website that fees and bank
fees will be automatically deducted from each donation made through the Website.
(b) A total of 5% is deducted from every donation. This deduction is to cover all fees and charges (including
bank fees and charges) incurred in the administration of the Website.
(c) Donations are processed instantly by APHRDS and the processing bank. In placing a donation You
acknowledge that in the absence of fraud You waive any statutory rights you may have with regard to
the cancellation of the processing of Your donation by APHRDS.
4. Debit/ Credit Card Payment
4.1. Users making donations by debit card or credit card hereby confirm to APHRDS that:
4.1.1. all debit card or credit card information supplied is accurate, true and complete;
4.1.2. You are duly authorised to use the debit card or credit card for the transaction; and
4.1.3. the donation and fees will be honoured by the credit card company.
4.2. If a donation has been made on the Website using Your debit card or credit card details in
circumstances where You had not agreed to or authorised the donation, then (provided You have
taken reasonable care not to allow an unauthorised person to gain access to Your card details,
password or login details)APHRDS is required to refund to You the money received provided that
You inform Your credit card or debit card company/ credit institution and APHRDS of the
unauthorised payment as soon as You discover it; and that You co-operate with Your credit card or
debit card company/ credit institution and APHRDS and any other necessary authority.
4.3. All donations made via the Website are final unless fraudulent use of the card is established in
accordance with the above clause 4.2.
5. Use of personal data and Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
5.1. For details of how APHRDS does and does not use personal data with regard to users' interaction
5.2. You are responsible for keeping Your password secure, and are responsible for any activity that
occurs under Your login name/registration.
5.3. You acknowledge and agree that APHRDS may preserve content and may also disclose content if
required to do so by law or in the belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to
(a) comply with legal requirements;
(b) enforce these terms and conditions;
(c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or
(d) protect the rights, property or good name of APHRDS or the users of the Service
5.4. APHRDS may provide non-personal data to third parties, where such information is combined with
similar information of other users of the Website. For example, APHRDS might inform third parties
regarding the number of unique users who visit the Website, the demographic breakdown of the
community users of the Website, or the activities that visitors to the Website engage in while on the
5.5. APHRDS will not disclose Your personal data to third parties unless You have consented to this
disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil Your request for information (in such
circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements).
5.6. APHRDS will disclose Your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose
it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory
order, or other statutory requirement.
6. Use of Donations
We do not control or monitor how charities use donations. If fundraisers and donors are concerned as to how
donations made through a fundraising page are used, they should make enquiries with the relevant charity or
check the relevant charity’s website.
7. Intellectual Property / Trade Marks
7.1. The Website contains Intellectual Property which is the proprietary property of APHRDS (or our
relevant content supplier) including without limitation, the text, graphics, copyright works, magnetic
or digital translation, and other matters related to the Website APHRDS is the exclusive owner of
all rights in the compilation, design and layout of this Website. All rights are reserved to APHRDS.
You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through
the Website. The posting of information or materials on the Website does not constitute a waiver of
any right in such information and materials. Such rights are protected by copyright laws and all
such rights are reserved.
7.2. The APHRDS name and logo are the property of Anti-Poverty and Human Resource Development
Society and may not be used in any way without the prior written consent of Anti-Poverty and
Human Resource Development Society.
7.3. APHRDS does not claim ownership of any intellectual property rights to content submitted by You to
Your fundraising page or otherwise.
7.4. By submitting a registration form, you grant us, our sub-licensees, customers and other users of the
Website a world-wide royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, publish,translate and distribute any material or information that you upload to your fundraising page or
7.5. APHRDS reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any
material posted or uploaded on your fundraising page constitutes a violation of their intellectual
property rights, or of their right to privacy.
8. Right to Use this Website and Content
8.1. You may access, view, reproduce and print the content on the Website provided You use the
content only for information and non-commercial purposes. Any such reproduction must include a
prominent acknowledgement of APHRDS’s rights in the relevant content. If You wish to establish a
link to any part of this Website, You must obtain APHRDS’s prior written consent.
8.2. You agree that the use of the Service is entirely at Your own risk. The Service is provided without
any warranties of any kind. APHRDS makes no guarantee as to the availability of the Service.
9. External Links/ Links to Third Party Website's
External links may be provided for Your convenience, but they are beyond the control of APHRDS and no
representation is made as to their content. Use or reliance on any external links and the content thereon provided
is at Your own risk. When visiting external links You must refer to that external website’s terms and conditions of
use. No hypertext links shall be created from any website controlled by You or otherwise to this Website without
the express prior written permission of APHRDS . Please contact us if you would like to link to this Website or
would like to request a link to your website.
10. Service Access
10.1. APHRDS do not warrant or represent that access to the Website or a fundraising page will be
available at any time.
10.2. APHRDS reserves the right at any time to suspend provision of the Website and/or a fundraising
page for the purposes of repair, maintenance or support without notice and for any reason.
10.3. Access may also not be possible or may be delayed due to excessive use or demand, technical or
11. Disclaimer of Liability
11.1. APHRDS or any third party or data or content provider shall have no liability or responsibility to any
person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, personal injury or expense of any nature
whatsoever which may be suffered by You or any third party (including your company), as a result
of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly to your access and use of the website, or any
information contained on the website.
11.2. APHRDS shall not be liable for any interruption or suspension of the Website or related services
due to circumstances beyond its control including but not limited to any breakdown in internet
connectivity or security.
11.3. APHRDS shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in
connection with the access to or use of this Website, including, but not limited to, damage arising
out of any of the matters specified in clause 2.5 above.
11.4. Although we have tried to ensure the content on the Website is current, accurate and complete,
APHRDS makes no guarantee and gives no warranty that such content will be current, accurate or
complete when You access it. APHRDS will take action,within a reasonable time, to correct any
error or inaccuracy that is brought to our attention.
11.5.APHRDS will not under any circumstances be liable to any User by reason of any representation
or warranty, condition or other term or any duty of common law, contract, tort, equity or otherwise
or under the express terms of these terms and conditions, for any consequential, special, incidental
or punitive loss or damage (whether for loss of current or future profits, loss of enterprise value or
otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the User’s use of the Website or the Service and
whether occasioned by our negligence, or that of our employees or agents or otherwise, even if
advised of the possibility of such damages.
11.6. APHRDS expressly disclaims all, and shall not be deemed to have given any, warranties, express
or implied (by law or otherwise). To the fullest extent permitted by law all conditions and warranties
implied by section 39 of the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980 are excluded and by
accepting these terms and conditions You expressly agree that these exclusions are fair and
11.7. You understand and accept that You are personally responsible for Your behaviour in connection
with the Service. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless APHRDS , its subsidiaries,
affiliated companies, joint ventures, business partners, servants, agents, licensors, employees,
agents and any third party information providers to the Service from and against all claims,
losses, expenses, damages and costs (including but not limited to direct, incidental, consequential,
exemplary and indirect damages), and legal fees, resulting from or arising out of (a) images or
other content posted by You or any other person who accesses the Service using Your login
name/ registration to the Website or through the Service,
(b) use or misuse of the Service by You
or any other person who accesses the Website or the Service using Your login name/ registration,
(c) any breach of these terms and conditions or (d) any breach of any rights of a third party.
12. Suspension of Service and Removal of a Fundraising Page
12.1. APHRDS reserves the right at any time to suspend the Service without advance notice if we
believe or suspect:
- that You are in breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Website.
- that a fundraiser's page or any part of it infringes the copyright, trade mark or any other right of
any third party, or is in any way unlawful or breaches our content rules.
- it is likely to lead to any third party instituting or threatening legal proceedings against You or
- if any fundraising page is set up for a specific charity or charities and any of those charities is or
are unhappy with the content of that fundraising page or Your fundraising activities.
- that the Website or any fundraising page is being used for any illegal or unlawful purpose.
12.2. If You fail to correct a breach following adequate notice from APHRDS specifying the breach we
reserve the right to remove Your fundraising page and terminate your registration with the Website
with immediate effect. In addition, we reserve the right to remove Your fundraising page if
requested to do so by the relevant charity.
12.3. APHRDS may also terminate Your registration with the Website upon written notice (which shall
include e-mail) if You are a company and You go into insolvent liquidation, receivership or
examinership or You are deemed to be unable to pay Your debts as they fall due within the
meaning of section 563 of the Companies Act, 1956 (as amended, extended, consolidated, or
replaced), of if You are an individual and You are declared a bankrupt.
12.4. In the event of the use of the site being terminated for any User, that User or organisation will still
be bound by the terms and conditions of the site in all matters relating to the site.
13. Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian law and any disputes
arising hereto shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Indian Courts.
APHRDS may amend these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. It is Your responsibility to
check this Website from time to time to review the latest version of our terms and conditions. By continuing to use
15. Comments or Questions
relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or the way in which we are handling Your personal
information please contact us.