Privacy Policy

Seva Foundation - Privacy Policy

Seva Foundation has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our registration, donation and eCommerce forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, mailing address, interests, credit card numbers and similar information. However, we do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers. 

At times, in order to expand our list of prospective donors, Seva will buy lists of like-minded organizations from a trustworthy third party.  To maintain our costs, we on occasion will exchange our mailing list with other like-minded organizations, through the same reputable third party.  Email addresses are never shared or sold.  Seva supporters may opt out of having their names shared by sending an email with the subject "Do not share" to

All information provided to Seva Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Seva Foundation. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Use of "Cookies"
Our system may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. We use cookies when you register on our site as part of the "Remember Me" function. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your computer to enable you to take full advantage of the website's features. For example, cookies make it easier for you to use our website by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the site.

Most people consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function optimally when you view them.

Tell-A-Friend and eCards
If you elect to use our "Tell-A-Friend" or "eCard" referral services to inform a friend about our website, you will be giving us your friend's name and email address. Seva Foundation will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our website. Seva Foundation will only use your friend's name and email address for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other Web Sites
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Seva Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Changes to Policy
Seva Foundation reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

Seva Foundation
1786 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-7382

You can also send an email to:

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