Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Sharing Your Information

Charity by Press24 News may share your personal information for the purposes described in this privacy policy with our affiliates, partners, consultants, vendors and service providers, subject to applicable confidentiality and data protection obligations. Charity by Press24 News will never rent, trade or sell your e-mail address or other personal information for commercial purposes. However, Charity by Press24 News may agree with other reputable, charitable organizations to exchange a donor’s contact information in order to write via postal mail or e-mail to some of each other’s supporters in order to reduce costs and expand our audience. If a donor prefers not to have his/her name and contact information used in this manner, he/she can send a request to the Resource Development department via e-mail to or by phone at 91-9415928776.


Our website provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us through a special Email Subscriptions / Preferences form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all.

Third-Party Sites

Charity by Press24 News works with a number of third-party vendors to provide special features, such as online payment processing and online job applications, and our website may allow you to “click” over to the other websites. This privacy policy only applies to and does not cover the collection methods or use of information collected by third-party websites, even if our name and logo appear on the screen. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of the third-party before you use any services they offer. You can find the privacy policy for our online job application system, iCims, on the iCims website. Online donations are processed using Blue State Digital Tools and iATS Payments and you can review their privacy policies on the Blue State Digital website and iATS website.

Security and Online Donations

For your online security, we use a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant Level 1 Service Provider to process online donations pursuant to the highest industry standards and guidelines for PCI compliance. Please refer to the “Third-Party Sites” section below for more information. Independent external audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your payment information. No online credit or debit card information is received or processed directly by Charity by Press24 News.

If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit or debit card donation online, please email us at or call us at 91-9415928776.

Rights Regarding Your Information

You may request access to, correction or deletion of your personal information held by Charity by Press24 News. We will consider any such request seriously and promptly, although we may choose not to delete information where it is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations, or we otherwise have a substantial need to retain the data. You may also have rights to restrict or to object to processing of your data and to portability of your data to other service providers. You may exercise any of these rights by contacting us as described below.

Retention of Information

We keep personal information, in a form which permits us to identify you, for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or until consent to hold the data is revoked, provided that there is no other basis for us to hold the information, such as to comply with our legal obligations, protect and defend Accion against legal claims, or it is not technically reasonably feasible to remove it.

Use of Links

Throughout our website, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to The use of our logo, images, texts and related materials is protected and requires permission. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the photo or page.


This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the website more accessible, please contact us at

Kids and Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information. If you are under the age of 13 please ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when using and do not submit any personally identifiable information to us unless you have your parent or guardian’s permission. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at


Our privacy policy may change occasionally, and we will endeavor to inform you of any major changes. Each time you use our website the current version of the policy will apply. You may always review our current policy on our website at