Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to inform you of the policies and procedures followed by Association of Health, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (‘AFND’, ‘we’ or ‘us’) and its affiliates. AFND takes care of the personal information collected from the individual and we ensure the privacy and protection in a serious manner. We may be collecting Personal Information from you on a knowingly, voluntary basis in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you use our website, AFND has your consent TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS specified in any form, IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY (which may be amended from time to time without informing to its visitors) AND YOU SHALL BE BOUND BY THE SAME. This website is designed only for majors who are 18 and above.

Definitions

‘Account’ means account (s) related to the Association of Health, Food, Nutrition ‘Personal Information’ means the information that are related to, but not limited with, your name, your contact information such as phone numbers, Skype ID, email IDs, mailing address and other non-public information that is associated with your contact information. ‘Services’ means the services that are offered from social enterprise activity of AFND.

Personal information we collect

AFND collects the following Personal Information when you voluntarily submit to us

  • Name, Email and Mailing addresses, zip/postal codes when you create an account
  • The username and password which you voluntarily choose
  • If you post any comments, feedback on our services and supportive works which contains your personal and professional information
  • If you respond to any of our surveys which provides no monetary benefits
  • If you are mailing us with the information that you are looking to inquire, we will be collecting such information
  • If you are associated with an organization, NGO or government, we may be collecting those information as well on voluntary basis.
  • If you are being invited to participate in conferences, talks, seminars etc.,
  • Your payment processing details

The information that may be collected as above is not available for public information unless and until the association and nation’s security and is compromised.

At AFND, we verify the information received from the user either via telephone or email or hard copy of the documents through mail or all at the same in order to ensure the information received is correct and ethically stored in our servers and databases. AFND is nowhere related to the liability in any manner for the loss, damage (in terms of direct, indirect, consequential or incidental) or harm caused to the website visitor through the misuse of user’s Information by a third party who is nowhere connected to AFND.

Information collection through technology

If you are accessing our website or our affiliate websites, our web server automatically collects the information from your network connection and web browser that is inclusive of your IP Address, the browser type that you use, operating system that is functioning in your laptop/desktop, date, time of access and so on.

Cookie is a set of information which is stored onto the device from which a visitor visits our website. Most of the websites use cookies in order to improve their user experience and we do have your permission to place cookies on your device if you use our website for any information, project purpose. These cookies will not be able to access any of your information rather than website accessed, browser used, IP address and the Operating system.

We strictly wanted to enhance your ‘user experience’ through cookies and not to use it for any other unofficial purposes. We may use the cookies that expire once you close your browser as well as the persistent cookies that stay on your device until you delete it. Our web analytics may track the cookies in order to analyze, compile and enhance the user experience and we do so have your permission. We do not store or track any of your personal information like passwords, login information, etc., You are free to choose the option of keeping cookies in your browser.

How AFND use your information

AFND use your Personal Information that you voluntarily submitted to improve our services and not to make profit out of it through sharing the same to third-parties. If there are viable opportunities, projects come along the way, the same will be intimated to you. The personal information collected by AFND is not shared with any third parties without your consent unless and until it is legally bound. We your personal information to our associations’ newsletters, promotional material, service brochures, general surveys, our associations’ Annual Report, the activities initiated by AFND and donations. Based on the feedback that you provide, AFND utilizes the same to improve the social enterprise activities that we are currently engaged in. The information collected through our website is strictly in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In case if the user doesn’t want to reveal themselves, AFND creates Anonymous Information records from Personal Information without the information that may be used to personally identify the user. We may use this Anonymous Information to learn more about how visitors use our Websites, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track visitor movement, and to gather general demographic information for reporting purposes.

You can choose how to use your information

AFND sends newsletters, promotional materials, offers, projects etc., to all our users who are registered with us voluntarily. You may choose to opt-out from receiving such communications at any time by sending an email to info@afnd.in or by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the communication or by editing your communication preferences in your Account.

Sometime, AFND may send you the information which is more of administrative and service announcement updates via email, call, direct mail or all the three when the association thinks it is necessary to notify. Since this is not promotional, the user may not be able to opt-out from these announcements as it may affect the user to get in touch with AFND. However you can cancel your association with AFND (either as a user, a volunteer, member, clients, students, scholars, faculty and academicians etc.) at any time by sending an email to info@afnd.in. AFND clearly would like you to understand that once terminated, all your personal details will be deleted from our databases. In spite of the deletion, we may keep your Personal Information stored in our archives and not as active database which may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information alive and not delete it.

Communication with AFND

AFND regularly sends updates to your on our activities through the personal information collected from your end on voluntary basis. If you would like to remove your name and other details from our database, you can formally send your request to us at info@afnd.in so that we will be able to remove the same.

AFND strongly believes that participatory actions win the battle and we welcome your suggestions/feedback in the content, concept and the images provided in this website. If you would like to appreciate, object, suggest or recommend any modifications, please contact us info@afnd.in with your name and contact number

AFND may disclose information to third parties

AFND may share anonymous information with the partners, sponsors, volunteers, executive members, coordinators and donors. This anonymous information may be about the individual organizations or a group of organizations or person(s) involved in the project works in order to get the project executed. Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we neither disclose nor share your Personal Information to the third parties in any form now and then unless you specify to do so.

Privacy policy updates

AFND keep on updating this privacy policy content from time-to-time subjected to feedback from various perspectives. We are not bound to notify you for the changes incorporated in the website. If you want to keep updated about us, you can subscribe to our newsletter. Further, such amendments or changes will be effective up until the website is revamped. You accept the amended privacy policy by accessing the website continuously. This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 2016.

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