Terms and Conditions

Welcome to United Sisters Foundation (USF), a section 25 not-for-profit organization, registered under the Indian Companies Act,1956 and having its office at 602, Orion Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Above Kotak Mahindra Bank, Santacruz (E, Mumbai – 400 055, MH, and the owner of this website(www.usfworld.org). From here onwards in this agreement, the term “USF” refers to the website www.usfworld.org. This Terms and Conditions of Service (“Agreement”) between USF and users / registered members of the website (“You”) describes the terms on which USF offers you the Services (as defined below) through the website. The use of this website is governed by the terms and conditions under this Agreement. Before using this website, you must carefully read, understand, accept and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions under this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions under the Agreement, please do not use the website. USF reserves the right to revise, amend or modify the policy entailed in this disclaimer at any time and in any manner as it may deem fit. Any change or revision so effected will be posted on the site. It is therefore important that you review these terms regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

1. Description of USF services

The facilities and services provided by USF are as follows,
1.1 Funding services: USF lets Fundraisers from various domains join the fundraising challenge and display their fund raising stories for woman empowerment on the website. Registered members can use facilities of USF to donate to the cause they are interested in.

1.2 Payment Gateway: If you are making donations through the payment gateway, you understand that the payment gateway is provided by a third party and governed by the terms and conditions provided by such third party. You are liable in the event you violate any of the terms and conditions of such third party in making your donations. USF shall not be responsible for any such errors or default in making your donations.

1.3 Tax exemption certificates: You are requested to go through the tax exemption details displayed in the content of every cause before you make the donation. For the donations made to USF, a donation receipt will directly be sent to you by email/ post. Also, in case it is made to any other organization, USF will ensure that NGOs registered on the website send applicable tax exemption certificates to you within reasonable time limits.

2. Member Information

2.1 Before making any donation, you are required to fill all the mandatory information in the donation/ member form. This information will be used for further communication in terms of tax exemption certificates, feedback reports etc. And also note that this is required as per Government of India order to record all the information about the donors.

2.2 You acknowledge that all information on member profile has been entered by or on behalf of you are true to the best of your knowledge. USF shall take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of such information. However, USF does not assume any liability in case of any direct or indirect loss, injury, claim, liability or damages of any kind whatsoever arising on account of divulgence of such personal information by the visitor.

2.3 When you sign up to become a member of USF, you will be asked to choose a password. You hereby agree not to use the account or password of another user at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify USF immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

2.4 By accepting this Agreement, You agree that you are responsible for all information provided and subsequent activities carried by you on the website until you close such account or we terminate your account in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. USF retains the right to suspend or terminate your account without any further notice, due to reasons including but not limited to the following;
a) breach or violate of these Terms or other USF agreements or guidelines,
b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies,
c) a request by you,
d) unexpected technical issues or problems or,
e) extended periods of inactivity.

2.5 Termination of your USF account includes removal of access to all offerings within the USF Services and may also bar you from further use of the USF Services. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made at USF’s sole discretion and that USF shall not be liable to neither you nor any third party for any termination of your account or access to the USF Services.

3. Fundraisers/ Supporters

3.1 USF allows members to become fundraisers using this platform after screening their activities and fundraising appeals on a best effort basis. USF has the sole discretion to allow or reject Fundraiser’s contents to avail its services.

3.2 Some of the content on the website is provided by various registered Fundraisers. Such content has been reproduced after prior permission from the content owner i.e. Fundraiser and the copyright of such content will remain exclusively with the Fundraisers. USF does not assume any responsibility for the mistakes, which might appear in such content.

4. Donations

4.1 You can donate to selected causes on USF using a number of payment methods such as credit or debit cards or cheque. Online donations are processed by our payment gateway service provider PAYTM.

4.2 All donations made through USF are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please contact USF immediately if there are justifying reasons or circumstances for refund and your case may be reviewed on a best effort basis and decision of USF will be final.

4.3 You will receive an email confirming your donation to the cause. This is the final confirmation of your donation. If you have not received please contact USF immediately.

4.4 USF reserves the right at any time from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the donation facility with or without notice.

5. Prohibited Activity

5.1 You agree to act in a responsible and legal manner when using the USF Services. You shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules and undertake not to use the USF Services for any unlawful purpose or in a manner which is likely to cause harm or offense any other user including USF.

5.2 You agree not to post content that is patently offensive and promotes racism, obscenity, bigotry, hatred or harm of any kind against any group or individual;

5.3 You agree not to create a false identity on the website, impersonate any person or entity (including members of USF) or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your name, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;

5.4 You agree not to submit or transmit through any material that contains viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;

5.5 USF reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in USF’s opinion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, reporting you to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

6. Content

6.1 You are solely responsible for the content that you post on or through any of the USF Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other users. USF will not liable and does not endorse and has no control over such content.

6.2 All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to USF, are acknowledged on the website.

6.3 Through this website links to other websites are provided for your convenience to provide further information and they are not under the control of USF. USF has no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites.

7. Intellectual property rights

7.1 Unless otherwise stated, USF or our third parties own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.

7.2 You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

7.3 USF grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the services; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) a) Sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
b) Show any material from the website in public, without accreditation of the source;
c) Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on USF website for a commercial purpose;
d) Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.

8. Availability

8.1 USF aspires to be a dynamic website by adding new features and content regularly for the benefit of visitors. For this purpose USF website may be temporarily shut down for updation work. However, USF will put its best efforts to minimize the inconvenience caused due to non-availability of website.

8.2 At USF we make every effort, to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, USF takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to issues beyond our control.

9. Indemnification

9.1 By accepting these Terms, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless USF, its officers, employees, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from the use of the USF Services by you or by those who have access to the service through your account.

10. Privacy and Disclosure

10.1 Use of the USF services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these terms by this reference. Without limitation of the terms and conditions set forth in our website, you understand and agree that USF may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal process, enforce these terms or protect the rights, property or safety of USF, its members and the public.

11. Governing Law/Dispute Resolution

11.1 The contract shall be governed in accordance with the laws of India and the Courts in Mumbai shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to try and suit, proceedings in connection therewith/in that behalf. Any disputes under this agreement, which cannot be settled by negotiation may be resolved exclusively by arbitration and shall be held in Mumbai, India and conducted in accordance with the provision of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof. Subject to the above, the courts of law at Mumbai alone shall have the jurisdiction in respect of all matters connected with the agreement. The arbitration award shall be final and binding.