We highly value our supporters and their contributions made to sustain the American India Foundation, and their privacy is our highest priority. To protect the privacy of our constituents, we do not rent, sell, or exchange our mailing lists, including names, email or mail addresses, and telephone numbers. We value your trust in our work and are committed to upholding the highest standards of responsible management, cost-effective fundraising, and truth in advertising.

The American India Foundation only collects and uses personal information (such as name, address, phone number, and email address) when someone voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, The American Foundation maintains records of each donor’s giving history, which are utilized for distributing receipts and acknowledgment letters for donations, informing supporters of important news and upcoming events, internal analysis and review, optimizing the efficiency of our fundraising systems, and complying with requirements as mandated by federal law. Constitutents may request not to be solicited in the future, opt out of informational mailings, and to be recognized anonymously.

The following privacy policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Normal Website Usage

Most areas of the AIF website can be visited and enjoyed without revealing any personal information. During a normal website visit, the only information we collect is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine used, the pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and any website that referred you to us. AIF uses this information to measure activity on the site to ensure we offer a web experience that is useful, informative, and relevant. We do not collect or store any personally identifiable information such as your name, contact details including emails, phone numbers, or addresses. We do not collect any other information without the visitor’s knowledge and permission.

Email Updates

Visitors have the option of signing up for email updates from the American India Foundation to keep them regularly informed of news and events related to our mission. Interested visitors must provide American India Foundation with your name, email address and mailing address. American India Foundation holds this information in complete confidence and will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. Subscribers have the option to unsubscribe from our email list at the bottom of each email update.

As with most other Internet sites, American India Foundation uses “cookies” to track a visitor’s activity on our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site when you enter your email address for certain features of the site, such as commenting on blogs. American India Foundation utilizes cookies, small data files stored on your computer, to recognize you when you return to this website for site preferences, and for authenticating and tracking website visitors. We use this data to administrate the website effectively, diagnose and resolve server issues, and gather broad information about what regions and domains our visitors come from and which areas on the site are most visited. Cookies tell us your geographic information and from which domain you visited us, but do not contain any personally identifiable information (such as your name or email address).

Online Donations

American India Foundation appreciates the trust our donors bestow upon us to meet their philanthropic goals and strives to meet the highest standard of stewardship excellence. Your donations online are safe and secure, and American India Foundation does not sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third parties. We utilize industry-standard technology for secure data collection and encryption to protect your privacy through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Your financial information that is collected (credit card and/or banking information) is used for billing purposes for the donation(s) pledged, and is not stored after the donation(s) is processed. Contact information entered on the order form is used to send orders and process donations, and for American India Foundation to issue tax receipts, acknowledgment letters of your donations, and to get in touch with visitors as necessary to resolve any customer service issues. Additionally, the information is used to provide other information about American India Foundation. Donors may opt out of these mailings.

Links to Other Websites

This site contains web links to third party sites. American India Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, which may differ from our practices. We encourage you to take the time to review and understand the practices of these sites before providing any information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

American India Foundation reserves the right to modify the information contained on this site at any time without notice, due to the rapidly changing laws, regulations and policies of internet privacy. This site and all information and materials on it are provided to you as is without warranty of any kind. We encourage you to visit this privacy policy from time to time to stay fully up-to-date on our privacy practices and how American India Foundation is protecting your information. This policy is in effect as of October 1, 2012.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, our website, or for further information please contact us at info@aif.org or (+1) 888.AIF.4IND.


  • aanchalaggarwal

    Being a graduate in the field of economics, Aanchal wanted to undertake an interdisciplinary approach towards her understanding of development. A master's degree in Development Studies introduced her to interface between economics and various disciplines like political science, sociology changing her perception of viewing the concept of development. Aanchal's academic interests led her to work with organizations working in the field of livelihood and informal economy. Her field work experience initially started with a project in a village Kotri in Rajasthan where she worked on the different livelihood opportunities of the Gujjar Community. Later following her interest she was part of a larger project on Agriculture-Industry Linkages in India which was jointly undertaken by Institute of Developing Economies- Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Tokyo and The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi.

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