privacy policy

At Design for Change (DFC), we understand that you value your privacy, and we want to help make your experience with our site and services, including our content offerings through third-party sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and our newsletters and blogs (referred to in this policy collectively as our "Service" or "Services") is satisfying and safe. This policy describes the information we collect on and sub-websites, including personal information, in connection with our Services, and explains how we use and disclose this information. By accessing and/or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the provisions of this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and made a part of, the Design for Change Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). Capitalized terms used and not defined in this policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms. There are many different ways you can use our services – to get inspired, to share content, participate in the school challenge and other events, as and when organized. As you use our services/content, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

-What information we collect and why we collect it.
-How we use that information.
-The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.

Your privacy matters to DFC so whether you are new to DFC or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us sending an email to or mailing to our registered Office at 6 Liberty Square #2339 Boston, MA 02109

Information we collect

We collect information as a part of the School Challenge entry to have the details of the participants. Downloading several resources may also ask you to provide some basic information like your email id.

How we use information we collect

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies : We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies : We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies : We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

DFC uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer care and support

  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service

  • To monitor the usage of the Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Types of Data Collected

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy, as, for example to may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Surveys or Contests

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests, sweepstakes or surveys on the site which require you to disclose certain personally identifiable information in order to participate. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as PIN code).

Where you make a donation through our website, we do not collect your financial information but direct you to a payment provider to process your donation and forward it on to Design for Change´s global fund. Our payment provider is certified under the

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 15 has posted, submitted or otherwise communicated personal information to our Service without your consent, then you may alert DFC at so that we may take appropriate action to remove the child's personally identifiable information from our systems.

Transparency and choice

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.

Information you share: Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google.

Accessing and updating your personal information: Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

You also have a right to have inaccurate information we hold about you rectified or removed and a right, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to us processing your information, or to seek erasure of your data. If you believe we are not respecting your rights, you are entitled to make a complaint to a relevant supervisory authority.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems. In case, you face issues in updating your information, please write to

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of DFC unless one of the following circumstances apply:

With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of DFC when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

With domain administrators
Your DFC accounts are managed by DFC web administrators for moderation andtroubleshooting. DFC web administrators may be able to: - view statistics regarding your account, like statistics regarding applications you install.
- change your account password.
- suspend or terminate your account access.
- access or retain information stored as part of your account.
- receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings.

For external processing
We may provide personal information to our affiliates(DFC champions and partners, for example) or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

If DFC is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

International Transfer Data

If you are in the European Union, and your personal data is transferred to a Design for Change partner or third-party service provider outside the European Economic Area (EEA), this will occur under a safeguard mechanism recognized by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for your personal data. Transfers to Deisgn for Change partners will occur under the EC’s model data protection clauses. You may ask to see a copy of these clauses.

Transfers of your data to other third parties outside the EEA, or to third parties outside any other jurisdiction in which you are located, will occur in accordance with local data protection laws.

Information security
We work hard to protect DFC and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold.

We will only retain the data you provide to us through our website for as long as required by applicable laws or as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with any consents provided. We will delete personal data at the end of this period unless we wish to use it for statistical purposes, in which case we will anonymise it, such that you could never be re-identified with it


Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by DFC and its affiliates, including services offered on individual country websites of DFC, but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include DFC services, or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.


We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to several self regulatory frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, or our Sites or Services, please contact:

Design for Change

We may make changes to this notice from at any time. We will always detail, at the end of this notice, the date it was last updated and you should check back from time to time. Data Controller postal address and data privacy registration details:

Design for Change Global
6 Liberty Square #2339
Boston, MA 02109,