Donate-a-Book

Donate-a-Book is an initiative by Pratham Books to help bridge the gap between those who want to help children read and those who need books for children. Together we will build a Reading India by making storybooks accessible to thousands of children and spread the joy of reading.

Pratham Books was founded with the mission of putting “a book in every child’s hand”. To this end, we’ve spent a decade creating exciting, engaging stories for children, in Indian languages, and creating access to them, all across the length and breadth of India. Along the way, we came to realise that there are thousands of people who would love to help children read, but are unaware of how to do so.

This led to the idea of a crowd-funding initiative – this initiative! That would make it easy to help India’s children read. All a donor needs to do is pick an NGO, librarian, or a Reading Champion they would like to support, and with a few clicks send them a set of books that a group of children can discover, read, and enjoy!

Our sole aim is to see more Indian children read, and that is why every rupee donated on this platform goes towards the books, and ensuring they reach the children for whom they are meant.

At Donate-a-Book we connect those who need children's books across India, with those who can help get these books to them.

Pratham Books

Pratham Books is a non-profit organisation that publishes high quality, affordable books for children in multiple Indian languages. We believe that every child has the right to enjoy good books with stories set in surroundings familiar to them and in languages they speak and learn in. We also believe that to make books accessible to every child, the price points have to be very low. Pratham Books publishes storybooks as Indian as the children who read them. As a not-for-profit publisher, our dream is to see a country where every child wants to read, is able to read, and has something good to read.

With a wide range of stories created to appeal to children, our books cover a range of genres from fiction to science, history, mathematics and nature. We have had the distinction of working with many of the country's renowned authors and illustrators and our books have won several awards as well.

Till date, Pratham Books has published hundreds of original titles in 16 languages and most are are priced below Rs 35/-. We have spread the joy of reading to millions of children across the country. Our mission is to reach 200 million children in India, and we hope to someday put 'a book in every child's hand'.

Donate-a-Thon

50,000 books. 1,00,000 children. A nation of little readers!

Pratham Books launches a Donate-a-thon to get India's children to read. By Children's Day we hope to ship 50,000 books to children across India.

The platform has many beneficiaries that have put in their book requests and donors, such as you can help us get books to them. From Puducherry to Ladakh, from Odisha to Rajasthan, from Tamil Nadu to Thane, children await books in English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi and many other Indian languages. A sum as small as Rs.500/- can help donate 15 books. Every rupee donated on this platform goes towards the books, and ensuring they reach the children for whom they are meant.

Click here to browse through our featured campaigns.

FAQs

Beneficiary FAQs

1. Am I eligible to raise money for books?

If you are an individual or an organisation that works with children in India, and seek help to spread the joy of reading to these children, then you are eligible! You do not necessarily have to be a registered charity to build a campaign.

2. How long does it take to set up?

You will have to fill our simple 3 step beneficiary form which will help us identify you and your work. Once the campaign is created, it will take us 2 to 3 working days for us to verify it. Once verified, your campaign goes live, and you can start spreading the word about it.

3. How much does it cost?

There is no fee for setting up a fund-raising campaign. You can set up your campaign for free and get donations for the books you require.

4. How long does a campaign run?

The average duration of a campaign to be featured on Donate-a-Book is 30 days

5. What are the ways in which I can promote my campaign to increase donations?

Once the campaign is up, start sharing it with your circle of friends and well wishers requesting them to donate for the campaign. You could also send out emailers or run awareness campaigns on your social media to raise awareness about your campaign. Pratham Books will also be spreading a word about the running campaigns on its social media along with targeted emailers to help you achieve your fund raising goal.

6. What if I don’t achieve my set target?

Even if you don’t achieve 100% of your target, you are eligible to get books of the amount you have already raised funds for. For example, if your target amount for Rs.10,000/- but at the end of your campaign period you could raise only Rs.7500/-, you can still choose books for that amount. Books worth Rs.7500/- would reach you.

7. In how many days will I get the books?

After your campaign is over, a list of in-stock books will be sent to you. You are required to revert within 10 working days with your choice and preference of books required. Once we get your list, the books will reach you within 30 working days.

8. What are the other things I should know before I start?

Do look at our Terms of Use before you start. If there are still any more questions, do drop in an email at donateabook@prathambooks.org.

Donors FAQs

1. Who do I donate to? How do I choose a beneficiary for my donation?

We have a number of beneficiaries listed who are running their campaigns from different parts of the country. You can choose a beneficiary whom you wish to donate for, on the basis of geography, or their total requirement or the scope of their work (Not-for-Profit organisation vs Individuals). You can filter your choice on the basis of the language requirement of books too. You could also lend a hand to organisations which are least funded or whose campaigns are going to end soon. Refer to our Featured or Ending soon campaigns for that.

2. Is it safe to donate online? Are my bank details safe?

www.donateabook.org.in has a SSL certification which means all your transactional information is safe with us. For our payment gateway we have partnered with a top payment gateway service provider with the highest level of security in place.

3. How can I be sure the organisation that I am donating to is genuine?

Before a campaign is live on the platform, we do a background check on the applying beneficiaries to ensure that only real and genuine organisations feature on Donate-a-Book.

The due diligence is carried out in these two steps:

Step1: By looking up the organisation's website/Facebook page /Blog and doing a bit of research on their content and footprint.

Step 2: By contacting people working at the organisation through the phone numbers provided by them. We usually ask them to elaborate a little on the work they do, alongside gauging their plans for this funding.

This is to ensure that your money goes to a genuine organisation in need of books. Please note, due to a small team with base only in two cities, we DO NOT do any physical verification of the beneficiaries. However, we have been working in the development sector now for over 10 years and either know most of these organisations, or are able to verify their authenticity through our network.

4. How can I be sure my donation is reaching the correct organisation?

As soon as the campaign ends, the process of delivery of books to the beneficiary will begin from our end. In less than a month, the books should be with the children. You can contact the beneficiary directly for any update. Pratham Books has been working in the space of children book publishing for over 10 years and is a not-for-profit organisation with huge credibility in the sector.

5. Can I choose the books that I want to donate?

The option of choosing the books lies only with the Beneficiary as they know their children and their needs the best. Based on their requirement they will choose a mix of books in various languages and levels.

6. Would the beneficiary know I am donating to them?

Yes, if you want them to. We have an option of donating anonymously which you can tick if you would prefer to keep your donation anonymous. Else, your name and amount of the donation will be conveyed to the beneficiary.

7. Will I get anything in return?

The joy of knowing that you have helped more children in India read, is the biggest reward that your contribution will get you. There are no physical rewards if that’s what you mean.

8. When does my money reach the beneficiary?

The books that are brought from your donation reach the beneficiary within 30 days from the day their campaign ends.

9. Can I change my chosen beneficiary or cancel my donation?

Once you have made the donation and paid via your bank a/c or, credit/debit crad, no change or cancellation is possible.

10. Can I make a donation on someone else’s behalf?

Yes, very much. Donating for a cause is the best gift to give someone. You can choose to donate on their behalf by mentioning their name as the donor while making the payment.

11. Can I make a Foreign Currency donation on Donate-a-Book?

Currently we are accepting donations only in Indian Rupee. The option to make a foreign currency donation is not open on Donate-a-Book as of now.

12. Why do I have to give my Pan Card details while making a donation?

As per the Section 115BBC of Income Tax Act 1961, Pratham Books is liable to maintain the Name, Address and Pan Card details for all the donors. We believe in having a transparent process in place, especially for donations and maintain all records as required by the applicable law. Hence taking details of your Pan Card with every donation you make is a mandatory legal requirement. Don't worry, all your personal data is safe with us and will never be shared with a third party. Refer to our Privacy Policy for more on this.

13. I want a Tax Exemption Receipt for my donation. How and when will it reach me?

If you have opted to get the Tax Exemption Receipt by clicking 'yes' in the donor form, you are on our list. We are currently looking to automate the Tax Exemption Receipt system on the website, post which you will get e-receipts of all your donations on Donate-a-Book. This automation will take a little while and we are looking at issuing receipts post October 2015. In case you require a receipt before that, please write to donateabook@prathambooks.org and we will ensure a physical receipt reaches you within 6-7 working days.

Terms Of Use

Terms of use - Beneficiary

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 digital signatures.




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 rules and regulations, privacy policy and user agreement for access or usage of www.placetalks.com website.



Terms Of Use Effective from 1st day of June, 2015(“Effective Date”)

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”).



These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding written contract between you and Pratham Books, Bangalore, 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 website www.donateabook.org.in



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.
These Terms include the provisions in this document, and in the www.donateabook.org.in Privacy Policy.

Legal Terms

Definitions

“Campaign Owners”/”Beneficiary Organisations”- people who are looking to raise funds.
“Campaigns” – the fund raising activities of the Campaign Owners.
“Contributors”/”Donors”- those who contribute funds to the Campaigns
“Contributions”- the funds that are contributed.
“Users”- All people including Campaign owners, Contributors, other visitors to the Service

Purpose Of www.donateabook.org.in

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 the Contributor.

    • (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.

    If you’re agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of an organisation or entity (for example, if you’re an administrator agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of your district), you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms of Use on that organisation or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms of Use.

  • 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 suppliers.

    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 torts.

  • 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 following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.

    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. The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned, operated, or controlled by the Company. When you access third party websites or use third party services (including, without limitation, your use of Publisher Software, defined below), you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that the Company is not responsible for such risks. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize. 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 your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. All provisions of the Terms of Use 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 settlement.

  • 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 control.

  • 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. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner 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 communications failure or degradation. The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable, 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 employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither Party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing Party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will 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.

Terms of Use - Donor

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 digital signatures.

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 rules and regulations, privacy policy and user agreement for access or usage of www.placetalks.com website.

Terms Of Use Effective from 1st day of June, 2015(“Effective Date”)

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”).

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding written contract between you and Pratham Books, Bangalore, 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 websitewww.donateabook.org.in.

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.

These Terms include the provisions in this document, and in the www.donateabook.org.in Privacy Policy.

Legal Terms

Definitions

“Campaign Owners”/”Beneficiary Organisations” people who are looking to raise funds.
“Campaigns” – the fund raising activities of the Campaign Owners. “Contributors”/”Donors”- those who contribute funds to the Campaigns “Contributions”- the funds that are contributed. “Users”- All people including Campaign owners, Contributors, other visitors to the Service

Purpose Of www.donateabook.org.in

www.donateabook.org.in is an online crowd-funding venue for people and entities seeking to raise funds for a Campaign, which will involve funds being collected and raised to provide books to children, schools and educational institutions in need of such books. The main motto of the Campaign is “a book in every hand”. Users use the Service at their own risk.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    If you’re agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of an organisation or entity (for example, if you’re an administrator agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of your district), you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms of Use on that organisation or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms of Use.

  • Fees And Payments

    Joining www.donateabook.org.in is free. We do not retain any portion of the donation made by Contributor. The platform is operated by the Company with the sole purpose to connect the Contributor and the Campaign Owner to ensure that the need to provide books to every child in India. The Company also ensures that there is no cost of any kind to the end user who receives the books.

  • Some Rules
    • (i) Contributors agree to provide all payment information at the time they pledge to a campaign. The payment will be collected immediately at the time of the pledge. The amount Contributors pledge is the amount they will be charged.

    • (ii) Contributors consent to the Company and its payments partners authorizing or reserving a charge on their payment card or other payment method as applicable. 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-I NFRINGEMENT, 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 communications failure or degradation. The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable, 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 employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither Party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing Party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will 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.

Privacy Policy

We always want our policies to be clear and easy to understand — so this Privacy Policy offers a simple breakdown of what happens with your data on www.donateabook.org.in including which details are public, which are private, and which are shared only with Campaign Owners / Beneficiary organisations whose projects you're supporting.

What We Collect

In order for you to create an account on www.donateabook.org.in and use the Service, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the Service, that may include:

  • information (such as your name, email and postal addresses, telephone number,website links etc) that you provide by completing forms on the Site, including if you register as a user of the Service, upload or submit any material through the Site, or request any information;
  • your login and password details, in connection with the account sign-in process;
  • details of any requests or transactions you make through the Service;
  • information about your activity on and interaction with the Site and Services, such as your IP address and the device or browser you use;
  • communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem); and

What’s Private

This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:

  • any payment information you provide
  • your password details
  • your IP address
  • your phone number
  • communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem)

We don’t give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide www.donateabook.org in Service (like when we partner with payment gateways to process donations).

We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect www.donateabook.org.in‘s legal rights.

What’s Only Shared with Beneficiary Organisations

When you back a project, and if you chose to, the Campaign Owners / Beneficiary Organisations will know your account name and the amount you have pledged. Campaign Owners / Beneficiary Organisations never receive Donors’ credit card details or any other payment information.

Uses of Your Personal Information

We will use the personal information you provide to:

  • identify you when you sign in to your account;
  • enable us to provide you with the Services;
  • send you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us;
  • present projects to you when you use the Service which we believe will be of interest based on your geographic location and previous use of the Service;
  • administer your account with us;
  • enable us to contact you regarding any question you make through the Service;
  • analyze the use of the Service and the people visiting to improve our content and Services; and
  • use for other purposes that we may disclose to you when we request your information.

We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission.

Email

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out when we can.

We will send you email relating to your personal transactions. You will also receive certain email notifications, from which you may opt out.

We may send you service-related announcements on the rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.

Technology

Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the Service. www.donateabook.org.in uses cookies to help recognize you as a repeat visitor, to improve the quality of our Service, and to try and make your browsing experience meaningful. When you enter our Site, our web server sends a cookie to your computer which allows us to recognize your computer but not specifically who is using it.

By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other customer information when, for example, you log-in to the Service, we know that the cookie information relates to you. Some of the code and cookies used by our Service are served by us, and some are served by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. By blocking or deleting cookies used on our Service, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Service.

Wrap-up

To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.

Questions?

If you have questions or suggestions, please email at donateabook@prathambooks.org

Contact

Pratham Books
Head Office
House No. 621, Second Floor,
5th Main, OMBR Layout,
Banaswadi,Bengaluru – 560043,
Karnataka India
Tel - +91-80-42052574, +91-80-41159009