This document is a written binding agreement and an electronic record under Information Technology Act, 2000 and
rules there under as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes under
applicable Indian laws. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or
This document is published and shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3 (1) of the Information
Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 under Information Technology Act, 2000 that require publishing the
Thank you for visiting and using www.donateabook.org.in. We are excited and glad you are here, but there are
some rules you need to agree to before you use our websites and services (”Services”). When we use the word Services,
we mean not only the www.donateabook.org.in website, but also all the other websites, services and applications made
available by PrathamBooks( “Company”).
India, a registered public charitable trust having its principle office at No.621, 5th Main, OMBR Layout,
Banaswadi, Bangalore - 560043 INDIA (hereinafter called the “Publisher”) of the OTHER PART; who is the owner of the
To avoid any possibility of confusion, when you see references to “we” or “us” or “our”, all of those references
are to Pratham Books (collectively with its agents, consultants, employees, officers and directors); when you see a
reference to “you” or “your”, we are referring to you, the User of one of our websites or services.
You must agree and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services offered through
www.donateabook.org.in.Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these
Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services. Your access or continued use of the Service after the
effective date of the revised Terms constitutes your acceptance of the modified Terms.
Pratham Books’ www.donateabook.org.in is an online crowd-funding platform for people and entities seeking to raise funds
for a books to start or enhance existing libraries ( can add henceforth called campaigns ) , which will involve funds being
collected and raised to provide books to children, schools and educational institutions in need of such books.
The main objective of the Campaign is to see “a book in every hand”. Users use the Service at their own risk.
- 1. Use Of The Website /Eligibility
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your
parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and they have agreed to these Terms on your behalf,
as we described earlier). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organisation or entity,
you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organisation or entity’s
behalf and bind them to these Terms. We reserve the right to refuse use of the Service to anyone and to reject,
cancel, interrupt,remove or suspend the Campaign at any time for any reason without liability.
- 2. Prohibited Campaigns
Campaign Owners are not permitted to create a Campaign to raise funds for illegal activities,
to cause harm to people or property, or to scam other Users. The primary purpose of the Campaign is for the
books to be used for children and distributed free of cost. If you know that your Campaign is claiming to do
the impossible or it's just plain phony, please don't post it. You must comply with all applicable laws and
regulations in carrying out a Campaign and use of Contributions.
- 3. Summary of Service
Through the Site/platform, email, websites, and other media, the Service makes accessible various content,
including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data,
text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information which the Users may upload and post; and
associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, “Content”). Project Creators, Backers, and other
visitors to and users of the Service (collectively, “Users”) may have the ability to contribute, add, create,
upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible ("Submit")
Content. “User Submissions” means any Content Submitted by Users.
- 4. Some Rules
(i) Non Availability Of Certain Titles/Non-availability Of Books In Certain Languages-
In the event certain required titles are not available due to paucity of stock etc, the Company shall inform the Campaign Owners as soon as possible and recommend and provide corresponding similar books, which may be of relevance. This alternative offer to the Campaign Owners shall cut across various reading levels as well as languages. Pratham Books is not liable for unavailability of certain titles/ languages at the time of Campaign completion.
- (ii)Delayed Shipment/Delivery
There may be a possibility that the shipment /delivery of books does not reach you in time as per the Delivery schedule; in such cases we shall add an extra 3-4 business days to the estimated delivery date. Please appreciate that, some of our courier partners may have delays at their end and/or may not work on a Sunday; we will have to factor this into the shipment / delivery schedule.
- (iii)Liability In Case Of Books Being Delivered In A Damaged Condition.
Any books that are delivered damaged/wet or if lost in transit; shall be replaced by the
Company in the form of new books, if such damage and/or loss has been solely caused by the logistic partners.
The onus to prove such damage and/or loss shall lie solely with the Campaign Owner.
The Company’s logistic partners shall bear sole responsibility (including monetary responsibility),
for any such damage and/or loss. Company will do its best to re-deliver the books to the Campaign Owner
within the next 15 working days. There will no refund or any claim amount payable to the Campaign Owner or
- (iv)Delivery Of Books/Refunds etc.
Once the Campaign period comes to an end (days are over and/or targets are met) , an in-stock list of books is
sent to the Campaign Owner by the Company. The Campaign Owner is required to revert within 10 working days of
such receipt with his or her choice and preference of books required. As soon as the Company receives such
receipt , it shall aim to deliver the book within 20 working days of such receipt.
In the event, for any reason or circumstance, the Campaign Owner fails to revert with their book preference
within the allotted 10 days, the Company shall proceed with delivering the books as the Company deems fit.
Notwithstanding the above, in case the Campaign Owner is unable revert with their preference within the
allotted 10 working days due to an unforeseeable event, they shall seek a further 2 working days extension
to send in their book preferences.
- (v) Suspension Of Campaign
The Company reserves the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend a campaign at any
time and for any reason. The Company is not liable for any damages as a result of any of those actions
and is not required to give any reason or comment.
- 5. Users Must Register And Provide Accurate Information.
You may view Content on the Site without registering, but to use the Services, you must first sign up for an account
(“Account”), and select a password and user name (“Pratham Books User ID”) and an email id. You promise that the
registration information you provide will be accurate, complete, and up-to-date, and you understand that failure to do
so may result in suspension of your Account. You can’t select for your www.donateabook.org.in a User ID a name that
you don’t have the rights to use or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer
your Account to anyone else without our prior written permission.
- 6. Fees And Payments
Joining www.donateabook.org.in is free. We do not retain any portion of the donation made by Contributors.
The platform is operated by the Company with the sole purpose to connect the Contributor /Donor and the Campaign
Owner/Beneficiary Organisation to ensure that the need to provide books to every child in India is met.
- 6A. Acceptable Use Policy:
You agree, undertake and confirm that your use of the Services and the website shall be strictly
governed by the following binding principles:
You are solely responsible for your information and data, and the website acts only as a passive conduit for
publication of your information and data. You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or
share any information or share/list(s) any information or item that:
(i) belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;
(ii) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially,
ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever; or unlawfully
threatening or unlawfully harassing including but not limited to "indecent representation of women" within the
meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;
(v) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights or third party's trade secrets or rights of publicity or privacy or shall not
be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
(vi) violates any law for the time being in force;
(vii) deceives or misleads the addressee/ users about the origin of such messages or communicates any information
which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
(viii) impersonate another person;
(ix) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer
resource; or contains any Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming
routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, diminish value of, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate
any system, data or personal information;
(x) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of
India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any
cognizable offense or prevents investigation of any offense or is insulting any other nation.
(xi) shall not be false, inaccurate or misleading;
(xii) shall not, directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade
in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law,
rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force; and
(xiii) shall not create liability for us or the website
or cause the website to lose or disrupt (in whole or in part) the services of our service providers or other
Please note that in accordance with the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules 2011,
in case of non-compliance with Terms, Acceptable Use Policy, and/or any policies contained or referred to
herein for access or usage of an intermediary computer resource, we (i.e. the intermediary under the above rules)
has the right to immediately terminate the access or usage rights of the users to the computer resource of
intermediary and remove non-compliant information. This right is in addition to all other rights and remedies
available to us against you either in these Terms or any policy contained herein, in any applicable law or under
- 6B. Content And License
You agree that the Service contains Content provided by the Company and its partners and Users and
that the Content may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other
rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright and other legal notices, information, and
restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
The Company grants to each User of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and
non-transferable license to use and reproduce the Content, solely for personal, non-commercial use.
Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any Content for other than personal,
non-commercial use is prohibited without prior written permission from the Company, or from the copyright holder.
You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that
violates any third-party right.
- 7. Rules Governing Use Of Content And Intellectual Property
Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission”. Some User
Submissions are viewable by other users. In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other
users to view them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions. Please note that all of the
For all User Submissions, you hereby grant the Company license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for
example making sure your content is viewable on your phone as well as your computer) and reproduce such User Submission,
in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This is a license only, your
ownership in User Submissions is not affected.
If you store a User Submission in your own personal www.donateabook.org.in account,
(which could include a dashboard/page etc) in a manner that is not viewable by any other user except you
(a “Personal User Submission”), you grant Pratham Books the license above, as well as a license to display,
perform, and distribute your Personal User Submission for the sole purpose of displaying that Personal User Submission
to you and providing you the Services necessary to do so.
You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, irrevocable, and worldwide, for as long as your User
Submissions are stored with us. When you delete your www.donateabook.org.in account, we will stop displaying your User
Submissions to other users (if applicable), but you understand and agree that it may not be possible to completely delete
that content from the Company records, and that your User Submissions may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent that
they were copied or stored by other users. You also agree that we are required under applicable laws to store
(if not publicly display or distribute) the Content, User Submissions and your other information or data for certain
time and may be forever if any such information or data is subject to any law enforcement or judicial actions.
Finally, you understand and agree that the Company, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services
to our users (including you), may need to make changes to your User Submissions to conform and adapt those User
Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media.
- a) Takedown Policy
There are certain laws in India (including Information Technology Act, 2000 and Copyright Amendment Act, 2012)
as they relate to online service providers and intermediaries like the Company removing material that they
are notified or believe in good faith violates any applicable law or someone’s copyright. We may at our sole
and absolute discretion delete, remove, disable access or otherwise deal with your information and data on
the www.donateabook.org.in website and/or in the computer resource of the Company to comply with such laws.
- b) Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?
The Services and the website are for certain individuals, organisations, schools, teachers, Reading
Champions etc (“Campaign Owner”/ “Beneficiary Organisation”) . The Campaign Owner or the Beneficiary
Organisation as the case may be, shall be responsible, accountable and liable for the Content, information or
data uploaded, provided, stored or distributed by it.
Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole
responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and
content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or
for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any
action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having
been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not
acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing,
information you may find offensive or inappropriate; we can’t control that, but please let us know if it
happens and we’ll try to remedy the situation.
We also can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services. You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it. You will keep all your registration information accurate and current. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services.
Your interactions with organisations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including delivery of services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organisations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with respect to any Campaign. You agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
- 8. Termination
The Company may terminate your access to the Service, without cause or notice, which may result in the
forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account. If you wish to terminate
that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation,
ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
- 9. Warranty
Pratham Books does not make any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or
accessing through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance,
legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. We make no representations or
warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of Services or Campaigns offered through the Services. Campaigns
and Services offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are
provided on “AS IS” basis and without any warranty of any kind from Pratham Books or others. THE SERVICES, CONTENT,
WEBSITE, AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
(We’re not yelling, we just want to make sure you pay attention!)
The Company has no obligation to monitor the Service or Content. The Company reserves the right to,
at any time, for any reason, and without notice: (i) cancel, reject, interrupt, remove, or suspend a Campaign or
project; (ii) remove, edit, or modify any Content, including, but not limited to, any User Submission; and (iii)
remove or block any User or User Submission. Pratham Books reserves the right not to comment on the reasons for any
of these actions.
- 10. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, contractors,
and partners harmless for and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential),
losses, and expenses (including attorneys and court and arbitration fees) arising from or in any way related to
any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party
using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or
action (“Claim”), we will provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account
(provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations
hereunder).We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter
otherwise subject to your indemnification, in which event you will cooperate with us in such defense and any
- 11. Limitation Of Liability
To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances and under no legal theory
(including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise) shall the Company be
liable to you or to any other person for (a) any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of
any kind, including damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results,
or computer failure or malfunction, or (b) any amount, in the aggregate, in excess of the greater of (i)
Indian rupees 100 or (ii) the amounts paid by you to the Company, if any, in connection with the services
in the twelve (12) month period preceding this applicable claim, or (iii) any matter beyond our reasonable
- 12. Access When Illegal
Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the Content is illegal.
If you access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible
for compliance with local laws.
- 13. Electronic Delivery, Notice Policy, and Your Consent
By using the Services, you consent to receive from the Company all communications including
notices, agreements, legally required disclosures, or other information in connection with the Services
(collectively, "Contract Notices") electronically. The Company may provide the electronic Contract Notices by
posting them on the Site. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically,
you must discontinue your use of the Services.
- 14. Choice Of Law and Choice Of Forum
These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the Republic of India,
without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. For all purposes of these Terms (including
other terms and policies referred herein), the Parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the
courts located in city of Bengaluru, state of Karnataka, Republic of India and each of the Parties hereby
irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of such courts (and of the appropriate appellate courts therefrom)
in any such suit, action or proceeding and irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any
objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding
in any such court or that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an
inconvenient forum. Process in any such suit, action or proceeding may be served on any Party anywhere in the world,
whether within or without the jurisdiction of any such court.
- 15. Integration And Severability
This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on www.donateabook.org.in
constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements.
consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the Parties, and the
remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
- 16. Assignment
You may not assign, delegate, novate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your
Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without the Company’s prior written consent.
We may transfer, assign, novate or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.
Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the Parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
- 17. Miscellaneous
The Company shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where the failure results
from any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or
or sub- licensable by you except with the Company's prior written consent. The Company may assign, transfer, or
delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or
be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified
or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or
e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.