Privacy Policy

Last updated 2021-02-12

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of our sites.

This privacy policy will advise you about our guidelines concerning the use of your personal information, including, without limitation, the reasonable efforts we make to protect your personal information in accord with these guidelines, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully.

We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our sites. We will post those changes here so that you will always know our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send an e-mail to info@rok.org
or write to Ripples of kindness foundation,
5-8-31/18 Plot No 18, Sylvan Greens Vapral Rangareddi, Secunderabad - 500087, Telengana, India.

Scope of Privacy Policy

This policy applies to your use of all the sites and services owned or operated by Ripples of kindness foundation and affiliated companies (collectively “we,” “us” or “our”), including rok.org and any other site that we may own or operate currently or in the future (collectively, the “Sites”). Unless we say otherwise, all references to the Sites in this policy include all such sites. This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which any of the Sites only link. This policy covers only information collected on the Sites and does not cover any information collected offline by us.


Personal Identification Information

We may request personal identification information from you (such as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card number, e-mail address and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you) in connection with your use of, or participation in, membership registration for rok.org, our contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions, visitors’ requests for free products or services or additional information (including via e-mail to us) and in connection with other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our Sites.

In all these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we reasonably endeavor to ensure that we never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission (through opting in or similar procedures) except as provided for herein or otherwise as permitted or required under law.

Further, either Ripples of kindness foundation and affiliated companies, including rok.org may contact you based on the information you provide online whether in connection with your registration or in such places as the above described forums. If you do provide us with personal information for any of these activities, we may use it to conduct the activity. We may also use cookie technology and Web beacons (discussed in detail below) to improve your experience of these activities, including to remember your preferences, customize the content and advertisements that you see or authenticate your access to your personal information.

In addition, in the event that your personally identifiable information is requested as part of our surveys, polls or promotions, such personally identifiable information may be added to your registration information. We may also contact you about your account status (for example, when a child enters a new age group to which different policies apply), to confirm your registration and regarding changes to the Sites’ Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy. If you give us your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.

On occasion, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a product or a service that we think might be of interest to the users of our Sites. For us to obtain your permission to send you this information, we will give you an opportunity to “opt in” at the time our request for your personal information is made. If you do “opt in,” you may choose to “opt out” at any time, even after you have provided personal information, by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to “opt in” or if you later “opt out,” you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed.

We have the following exceptions to these policies:

1. We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.

2. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Sites or a physical or property threat to you or others.

3. We may also transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.

4. We may provide access to your personally identifiable information to our contractors who are performing services for us in connection with our Sites or the services that you have requested.

5. In addition, on occasion, we may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. We will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.

6. Further, the information you enter when making a purchase or online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose of carrying out the transactions.

7. Please note that if you give out personal information online—for example, on one of our public forums such as a message board, chat room, folder or chat IM feature—that information can be collected and used by third parties.

8. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums and have no control over how such third parties may use your information. You disclose such information at your own risk. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.


Nonpersonal Identification Information

We collect nonpersonal identification information through the use of, without limitation, the following types of methodology: Cookie technology: A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. IP address tracking: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Sites, our servers log your IP address.

Web beacons :
A Web beacon, or “clear gif,” is a small graphic image on a webpage or Web-based document that a website can use to determine information about a user. Non- personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use and technical information about your means of connection to our Sites—such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you use on our Sites and about the links you may select from within our Sites to other areas of the Web or elsewhere online. We use such information for our business purposes and, in particular, primarily to administer the Sites, better manage advertising on the Sites and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Sites. This way, we know which areas of our Sites are the favorites of our users, which areas need improvement and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our Sites.

We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information. For example, we may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Sites. We may share demographic and preference information with this company to allow them to display appropriate advertisements for you.We use a proprietary advertising server to display ads on our Sites.

In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our Sites. Some of our advertisers may display ads on our Sites that may use cookie technology or Web beacons to (i) identify nonpersonal information about our users (such as connection speed, browser and country of origin) (ii) track user behavior within our Sites.

Advertisers generally use such information to customize the display of ads within our Sites. We will not permit such advertisers to collect any personal information from our users within our Sites, however, you may choose to voluntarily provide the advertisers with your personal information. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain.

Further, we currently contract with a third-party Web analytics provider to help manage and optimize our Sites. We use this service to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our Sites. To do this, we use Web beacons and cookie technology on the Sites. The type of information we collect includes the number of hits a webpage receives, the type of browser used and the number of times a visitor makes a purchase from a particular promotion. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products and services most interest our users, and what kinds of offers our users like to see. Although this third-party provider logs the information coming from our Sites on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used.


Privacy of Children

We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

The Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13. We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for all interactive portions of the Sites, including chats and message boards. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.


Links to Other Sites

Users will find advertising or other content on our Sites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites.

In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.


Security Policy

Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. We have taken reasonable measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. We exercise reasonable care in providing safe transmission of your information from your PC to our servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail). However, we cannot guarantee that our measures will completely bar unauthorized access to your information, and by using the Sites you assume this risk.


Access to/Correction of Information

If you would like to review any personal information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at info@rok.org

To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request, we will correct personal information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send an e-mail to info@rok.org. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

Please also understand that due to the volume of traffic on the Sites and correspondence received, we cannot make any representations about the timeliness of the making of such modifications. In addition, we are unable to modify your information in the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.


Choice/Opt Out

If you “opt in” to receive information from us or others, you can change your mind later. If, at any time, you would like to stop receiving such information or opt out of a feature, you may go back to Doctoroz.com and change your options. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.


Consent to Transfer

The Site is operated from India. If you are located outside of India, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to India. By using our website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.


Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using any of the Sites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, your promise to comply with the representations you make and contained in the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and your understanding of the scope and limitations of the protections

In case of any questions, you can also write to us at Ripples of kindness foundation, 5-8-31/18 Plot No 18, Sylvan Greens Vapral Rangareddi, Secunderabad - 500087, Telengana, India.


Advertising Policy

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site accepts advertising on rok.org site from third parties ("Advertisers"), which may include third party banners, badges, contextual advertising and content created or provided by an Advertiser (collectively referred to as "Advertisements" or "Advertising"). In addition, as used in this policy, the terms "Advertising" and "Advertisements" include third party banners, modules, links, microsites, native advertisements and other content provided by or on behalf of Advertisers. The Advertiser is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of their Advertising.

The following guidelines have been established by Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site to govern various aspects of Advertising on properties within the rok.org site , including websites, social media sites and mobile applications directed to consumers.
The guidelines in this policy govern issues like acceptance of Advertisements by rok.org site , how Advertisements are displayed on rok.org site, and the removal of Advertisements from rok.org site. Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising on rok.org site. Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy in rok.org site.

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site has sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed on the rok.org, and under no circumstances will Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site’s acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services.

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org will not knowingly accept Advertising that, in its opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste.

There are certain categories of Advertisements that Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org will not knowingly permit on rok.org site at any time. These categories include but are not limited to the following:
* Illegal, 'objectionable', 'ineffective' and/or 'dangerous' products (Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site reserves the right to determine what is 'objectionable', 'ineffective' and/or 'dangerous')
* fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material
* material that misrepresents, ridicules, discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other status deemed inappropriate for the Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site.
* alcohol
* weapons, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks
* gambling
* pornography or related themes
* tobacco use of any kind
* the simulation of news or an emergency
* material that directly advertises products to or is intended to attract children under the age of 13
* media or messages for or that reference "M" rated video games or content
* unreasonable, unlikely or extraordinary product or service claims
* media messages or imagery that strobe or flash
* media or messages that contain unsubstantiated "miracle" weight loss or other exaggerated claims of cure
* advertising units that mimic computer functions or deceptively indicate a computer or other function that would be reasonable to the average user to assume as a reason to click the unit

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site will not allow any Advertising on rok.org site that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement", "From Our Advertiser", "Information From Industry" or a similar designation indicating that the Advertising is being provided by or on behalf of an Advertiser.

A click on an Advertisement may only link the end user to the Advertiser's site or to relevant sponsored content area on rok.org site .

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site retains the exclusive right to determine how any and all search results for specific information by keyword or topic are displayed on rok.org site.

As described in the "Ads by Google" hyper link in the Ads by Google section on applicable rok.org site Search pages, these "Ads by Google" are Advertisements that have been purchased by companies that want to have links to their websites appear adjacent to search results in response to specific terms.

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site reserves the right to decide at any time in its sole discretion whether it will accept, reject, cancel, or remove Advertising from the rok.org site cannot provide any assurances that Advertisements will perform without error on all platforms, including websites and mobile applications.

It is the Advertiser's responsibility to comply with all domestic and foreign laws and regulations applicable to its Advertising at rok.org site(and to include all legally required legends, disclosures and statements in such Advertising), including without limitation all food and drug administration guidelines imposed by various countries and Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising. We expressly state that neither Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site will not monitor compliance with such laws and regulations. However, Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site reserves the right to review all Advertising for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or of these guidelines, Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site may remove the Advertising from rok.org site.

No Advertising on rok.org site shall include any pixels, tags, flash containers or any other type of information collection software code (any such pixel, tag, code or device a "Pixel") or shall place any beacons, cookies or other information collection devices on the browsers of users of rok.org site unless expressly approved in writing by Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site. If Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site approves the inclusion of a Pixel in an advertisement, then unless and only to the extent that such approval contains an express exception
(i) Advertiser may not use such Pixel to collect any personally-identifiable information (PII) with respect to any rok site user,
(ii) no such Pixel can be flash or object based,
(iii) the Pixel can be blocked and any cookie placed can be deleted by user browser settings,
(iv) Advertiser will not link any non-PII that it collects to any PII that it may have from any other source and
(v) Advertiser will not update any existing profile or create any profile in its database based on any data collected on the rok site, including the fact that someone is a rok user or any information derived from the information in the referring URL.

In case of any queries, you may also write to Ripples of kindness foundation, 5-8-31/18 Plot No 18, Sylvan Greens Vapral Rangareddi, Secunderabad - 500087, Telengana, India.


Sponsorship Policy

We intend to seek sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our winning content at no cost to you.

Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site provides opportunities for sponsors to bring you their marketing message and information about their products and services by publishing their information or links within our site. We take several steps to ensure that you can clearly identify content that is provided by and is under the editorial control of our sponsors before you view it, so you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to view it. For more information, read our Advertising Policy.

In order to clearly distinguish between Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site content and content that is created or provided by one of our sponsors, we always label content from our sponsors as "From Our Sponsor", "Sponsored by", "Promoted by", or "By (Sponsor's Name)".

The content from a sponsor is subject to our advertising policy.

The sponsor is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of their content and the content is not reviewed by the Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site for accuracy, objectivity or balance.

When links to a sponsor's web site are included in content, we do not notify that you are visiting another web site.

Sponsored content carries the copyright of the named sponsor or the rightful copyright owner.

Sponsored content includes a descriptive line at the end of the content noting that Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

In addition to creating and providing their own content for presentation to you on our site, third parties may provide funding to Ripples of kindness foundation and/or rok.org site for the creation by original content on rok.org site but it may be expressly noted that neither Ripples of kindness foundation not rok.org site endorse any specific product, service, or treatment that may be provided by such third parties.

In case any queries/questions, you may write to Ripples of kindness foundation, 5-8-31/18 Plot No 18, Sylvan Greens Vapral Rangareddi, Secunderabad - 500087, Telengana, India.


Cancellation or Refund Policy

We do not support cancellation or refund of collected donations.

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