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The Sameera Gokal Foundation Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created to help you understand how the Foundation uses information that is automatically collected from your computer and information you submit to this website. The Foundation is committed to protecting your online privacy. By using this Site, as defined by our Terms of Use, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Policy or cannot form a legally binding contract, you are not permitted to use this Site.

Generally, if we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected and the other limited purposes set forth below.

The Information
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Sameera Gokal Foundation Site. We collect information from you when you donate on our site or fill out a form.

General Information
The Foundation automatically collects some non-personal information from our Site’s “cookies,” other tracking mechanisms, registration forms, online surveys, etc., such as:

  • Your domain name and host for Internet access
  • The date and time of your entry
  • Your IP address, browser type, or operating system
  • The pages you visit and links that you use
  • The domain name from which you linked to our Site
  • Your zip code
  • Other general demographic information

We use this general information to administer our Site. We may also share it with our business partners on an as-needed basis.

Personal Information
The Foundation also collects personal information from our Site’s donation form, registration forms, contact form, online surveys, merchandise transactions and position applications, such as:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Credit card and bank information
  • Mentorship, internship and volunteer position application information
  • Resumes

The Way We Use Information
We may use the information from these forms, transactions and applications for the purpose for which it was collected. We also work with certain third parties and, in some cases, personal information will be shared with these third parties in order to pursue the Foundation’s mission and goals.

We will not sell or disclose any of your personal information to a third party, except for the sharing information with our business partners and in the following limited circumstances:

  • With your permission to disclose the information
  • To change hosts or when our host transfers business assets
  • To share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us
  • As required by law

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our Site.

If you post a testimonial or blog on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users of this Site, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on this Site.

If you contact us by email to request information, report a problem or provide feedback, we will only use the information you provide (including your email address) to respond to your message. We do not share this information in any way.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to unsubscribe or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

This Site gives users the opportunity to change any information previously provided to us through this Site. To do so, please send us an email through our Contact Us page.

Transfer of Business Assets
At any time, this Site’s host may be acquired, merge with another business or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both General and Personal Information will likely be among the transferred assets.

International Data Transfer
We are a global Foundation in touch with schools in many countries across the developing world. We may transfer information to a school located outside the country, in which it was originally collected, in accordance with international data protection laws.

The Sameera Gokal Foundation will take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is protected and handled as described in this privacy statement.

About Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We do not use cookies.

Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. This information allows us to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information, except to prevent fraud.

Service Providers
We use to provide credit/debit card processing on our Site. When you donate, information may be disclosed as required to verify your identity and process your payment, according to the terms and conditions by which each credit card or payment system operates.

Third Party Web sites
Our Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, the Sameera Gokal Foundation cannot be responsible or liable for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Site.

Children’s Privacy
The Site does not seek to collect any information from children. If a child provides us with information, the parent or guardian may notify us, and the information will be deleted from our records.

While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information. This Site has security measures in place to protect loss, misuse and/or alteration of such information under our control. However, we do not guarantee the security of your General or Personal Information. In addition, we do not assume any liability for third party use of your General or Personal Information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this Site.

Terms of Use
Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our Site.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy
If we decide to make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

Correcting Your Information
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or any other provision of our Terms of Use, please send us a message through our Contact Us page. You may also contact us using the information below.

Sameera Gokal Foundation
P.O. Box 651
Sugar Land,  TX 77487

Phone: 1-347-878-7SGF (7743)

The use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use, including this Privacy Policy.


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