Privacy & Policy

Absolute Confidentiality Blood4us is totally committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of any personal information received from you. At BLOOD4US, the confidentiality of our associates is a top priority.

We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection law established in India and this Privacy Policy is published in accordance with:

• Section 43 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000

• Regulation 4 of the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules, 2011 (the "SPI Rules");

• Regulation 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011.

The purpose of this privacy policy statement is to explain to you what personal information we collect from your visit(s) to our Website/portal, and how we protect the information that you provide to us when you use our Website/portal. You can be assured that BLOOD4US will use such information sensibly and carefully, and only in accordance with this privacy statement. We maintain compliance with the highest standards of website privacy, so our visitors/Customers can securely place orders on our Website. Consent

By accessing this Website/portal and whenever you submit any information to BLOOD4US, or use products and services offered by our Website/portal, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please read below carefully the entire Privacy Policy before using BLOOD4US:

• As part of providing Services to you, we may need to send communications to you, such as donor or done details. BLOOD4US helps to match the user in need of blood, through its feature in application called as “Requirement” with the available donor of that specific blood group through its portal. BLOOD4US may offer additional services or revise any of the services. All rights to cease offering of any of the services on the sites are reserved with BLOOD4US. Though donor and done, may prefer to communicate with each other via application, as may be deemed necessary, you agree to receive phone calls, messages.

• You must ensure to provide us with the correct or up-to-date Personal Information. This will allow donee to contact you for further correspondences with respect to donation. We are not responsible for any inaccurate information you provide to us, which may affect your experience on our website/portal.

• BLOOD4US is only a portal, which lets their user find out the availability of required blood group in the geographical limits elected by the user through its technical and back end infrastructure. BLOOD4US is not a blood centre or blood bank, it doesn’t provide blood storage, transfusion infrastructure and it doesn’t guarantee the quality, safety of the blood or transfusion. The portal only introduces the two interested parties with each other; it has no accountability or responsibility with regard to the authenticity and medical soundness of the user. However, BLOOD4US ensures the best safety features through a detailed verification process.

• If, at any time, you want to access, update, modify or eliminate any of your account information at BLOOD4US, you may do so by clicking "Your Account", and then edit/change your sensitive personal information as you want it to be.

• The user may or may not be an Indian citizen and at the time of registration and donation, user may or may not be in the territory of India but he shall be of the age ranging between, 18 year to 60 years. However, donor’s above 45kgs and minimum haemoglobin of 12.5 gm is recommended. Further, user’s last donation should be between three or more months earlier and on the date of donation or prior three months of blood donation. Further, user must be healthy and medically sound. However, the majority age i.e. 18 years is the registration criteria on the application and rest of the above mentioned contents of the paragraphs are applicable for the blood donation. BLOOD4US completely abides World Health Organisation guidelines for safety blood transfusion and National Blood Policy i.e. recognised by the Ministry of Health with respect to the same. However, BLOOD4US should not be interpreted as blood bank or transfusion agency.

What Information We Collect About You

We do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information. However, you might provide us with your personal and demographic information – including your name, gender, age, address, phone number, email address. During your visit to our Website/portal, we may automatically receive technical information about your computer/device, including your IP address, your computer operating system, time-zone, browser type and browser plug-in details, due to the communication protocol settings on the Internet. When you browse our Website, We may also collect information regarding the pages you viewed, the web addresses from which you arrive or click through to, time spent on certain pages, download errors and page response times. All these information help us analyse trends and preferences, and thus assist us in improving our service.

How We Use the Information Collected from You

We will collect and retain your personally identifiable information only to the extent that it is necessary to fulfil our services to you. Any Personal information submitted by you to the Website or collected by us will be used ONLY for the purposes mentioned below:

• To carry out our obligations arising from your requests of specific blood group.

• To improve our Website's/application’s functionality.

• To make sure that our Website content is presented in the manner that is most effective for you.

• To communicate with you about any changes to our services.

• To verify your identity and perform checks to prevent fraud.

With Whom We Share Your Information

The information of the person who is in need of blood shall be exchanged with the user of the application only, so as to attain the main objective of this non government organisation. However, it is always the prerogative of the user, whether to respond or not to respond the requirement or inquiry with regard to the availability of the specific blood group and at the same time it is the prerogative of the donee, whether to accept the donation or not.

Who Has Access to Your Information

Your personally identifiable information can be accessed only on a need-to-know basis by certain BLOOD4US employees who are designated to carry out your requested activity, and all such employees are bound to strict confidentiality obligations.

How We Use Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information placed by a website onto your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not collect any sensitive personal information from you. We use cookies to analyse data about our web page traffic, which helps us save your preferences for your future visits. This allows us to customise our website according to your interests, which will enable us to deliver a more personalised service to our volunteer donors. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Please be aware that by declining cookies you may be unable to use our website to its fullest capability.

Security Policy

We guarantee that all your personal information with us is secure. BLOOD4US takes careful precaution to protect our associates personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure or unauthorised modification. To prevent unauthorised access, we have put in place the latest industry-standard security technology and procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. We store your personally identifiable information on the computer servers placed in a secure environment. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your personally identifiable information, no company, including our Website, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. Changes to Our Privacy Policy We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page, and so we urge you to review it periodically to ensure that you agree with any such changes that we make. We will make best efforts to inform you of any important amendments by e-mail, message on the Website or notification in Your Account. However, it is your responsibility to check the Policy regularly to ensure that you agree with it and your continued use of the Website will be deemed to be your acceptance of any changes that we make.

NOTE: We will save your email id and your mobile number in our database, when you will register with us.