NCCF – India, Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy outlines how the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, stores, and protects personal and financial information when you make the payment for the Membership fee to support our society causes through our payment gateway integration. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the security of your information.

The following Privacy Policy sets forth our understanding with you on the collection, use and protection of your Personal Information. Please read the entire Privacy Policy.


  • Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information when you make a membership fee to our Society:

2.1. Personal Information: This may include your name, contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone number), occupation, organization address and any additional information you provide during the membership fees process.

You browse the Site anonymously. We do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any Personal Information while browsing through the Site. However, you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site or interact with us without supplying us with Personal Information. For instance, you would not be able to transact at the Site or make payment for membership fee at the Site, without providing the Site with Personal Information. If you desire to register yourself at the Site, you would be required to provide your Personal Information.

2.2. Financial Information: We collect payment information, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account details, and billing information. This information is collected and processed securely through our payment gateway partners.

  1. How We Use Your Information

We may use your information for the following purposes:

3.1. Membership Fees Processing: We use your personal and financial information to process your membership fees, issue receipts, and provide acknowledgments for tax purposes.

3.2. Communication: We may use your contact information to send you updates on our Society’s activities, newsletters, and donation/membership fees-related information. You can opt out of these communications at any time.

  1. Data Security

We prioritize the security of your information and take measures to protect it. This includes encryption, access controls, and regular security assessments. We endeavor to use up-to-date security measures to protect your Personal Information.

We however does not make any express or implied warranty with respect to the security measures that it may employ from time to time for the protection of the Personal Information.

  1. Sharing of Information

We do not sell or share your personal or financial information with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may share your information with the following parties:

5.1. Payment Gateway Providers: We share your information with our trusted payment gateway partners to securely process donations.

5.2. Legal Requirements: We may disclose information when required by law, such as in response to a court order or other legal processes.

NCCF is not liable in any manner whatsoever for the loss, damage (whether direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental) or harm caused to you by the misuse of your Personal Information by a third party who is not an employee of NCCF.

  • Link to Other websites

6.1. Website Links: The Site may contain links to other websites for the benefit of it’s visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites. NCCF is not expressly or impliedly responsible for, or liable to any loss or damage caused to you by the collection, use, and retention of Personal Information by such website in any manner whatsoever. It is important that you review the privacy policies of all websites you visit before you disclose any information to such websites.

  1. Your Choices

You have the following rights regarding your information:

7.1. Access and Correction: You may access and update your personal information by contacting us.

7.2. Opt-Out: You can opt out of receiving promotional communications from us at any time.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may add to, alter, delete, or modify any of the terms and conditions contained herein in this Privacy Policy from time to time. Such changes, additions, alterations, deletions, or modifications shall be binding on you once you visit the Site after the Privacy Policy has been so amended.

  • Membership Refund Policy

9.1. We take the utmost care to process membership fees as per the instructions given by our members, online and offline. The membership fee is non-refundable in any circumstances. However, in case of the unlikely event of an erroneous membership, NCCF will respond to the members within 7 working days of receiving a valid request for a refund of the membership fees. The member will have to send us a written request for a refund within 2 days of making the donation to our official address or email The decision to refund membership fees will depend upon the Governing Body (GB) decision and it may vary from case to case.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at