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Privacy Policy

1. Who we are

The Pravasi Association, is an international, non-partisan association of expatriate Indians. It researches issues that significantly affect the lives of overseas Indians and keeps its members informed on those issues.

2. How Pravasi Association collects member information

Pravasi Association gathers necessary information in order to fulfill its mission of keeping its members informed of issues important to Indians abroad and to provide them access to services, resources and events that Pravasi Association provides.

Pravasi Association collects information directly in the following ways:

  • When members and non-members contact Pravasi Association for information
  • Queries about Pravasi Association activities
  • Social Media Channels
  • Event registration
  • Member registration and renewals
  • Volunteer applications

Information is also gathered when members and people interested in Pravasi Association visit our website at www.PravasiAssociation.com or our social media pages. Using analytical tools we collect general information about visitors which might include which pages you visit most often and which services, events or information are most interesting to you. We may also track which pages you visit when you click on links in emails sent by us. We also use “cookies” to help our site run effectively. There are more details below in the section ‘Cookies.’

We use this information to personalize the way our website is presented when you visit, to make improvements in its operation, and to ensure we provide the best service and experience for our members and visitors to our website. Wherever possible we use anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our website.

3. Information Pravasi Association collects

The information Pravasi Association collects on members include name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone and mobile numbers, and the details of your residential address back in India. In addition members and non-members may provide additional information when communicating with Pravasi Association.

This information is used for tasks such as:

  • Process new membership and renewals or payments for Pravasi Association events
  • Update members about relevant issues related to Pravasi Association and its activities
  • Ask members to contact their elected representatives
  • Send Pravasi Association electronic publications such as the “Pravasi Association News and Views” and the Pravasi Association newsletter
  • Ask
  • Ask members to participate in surveys

4. Legal basis for using member information

Pravasi Association will only use your personal information to fulfill its mission to provide members with the information and services Pravasi Association offers under the GDPR’s “legitimate interest” lawful basis for using personal data.

Whenever Pravasi Association uses member information under the GDPR’s “legitimate interest,” Pravasi Association will ensure that members’ rights are taken into account and will not use that information if members’ interests and rights override the use Pravasi Association wishes to make of that data.

When you first join Pravasi Association, we will also ask for your consent to collect and use specific personal data in order to fulfill our mission.

5. Pravasi Association communication

Pravasi Association will only communicate with members who have consented to receive Pravasi Association communications and with non-members when it believes that they will be interested in Pravasi Association activities.

Members and non-members can request that Pravasi Association cease communications by sending an email to VPcommunications@Pravasi Association.com.

6. Sharing Member Information

Member data will primarily be used by Pravasi Association staff and Pravasi Association volunteers and only in the context of fulfilling Pravasi Association’s mission or an activity, event, volunteer or fundraising effort.

Pravasi Association will never sell or share your personal information with marketing organizations. Nor will Pravasi Association share data with any other organization unless Pravasi Association has a legal obligation to do so.

7. Keeping Member information safe

Pravasi Association has undertaken physical, technical and organizational procedures and policies to the protect the personal information that Pravasi Association collects.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data while it is being transmitted to us.

Our website may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be aware that advertisers or websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites or advertisers.

We do not collect or hold any credit or debit card information when you make a payment to us. All financial transactions passed to PayPal, our payment gateway, where they are processed securely according to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards. The only information we receive is a confirmation that the transaction has been successfully processed.

8. Data retention

Pravasi Association will only keep member data as long as is reasonable and necessary for Pravasi Association’s activities and mission.

9. Rights

Under GDPR individuals have the following rights concerning their personal data. The right to:

  • Receive a copy of the personal information Pravasi Association has retained
  • Object to Pravasi Association’s “legitimate interest” use of that data
  • Ask for a correction of relevant data
  • Withdraw their consent for the use of their data by Pravasi Association
  • Request Pravasi Association to delete their data

To exercise these rights, send a written request to the Pravasi Association VP for Communications at admin@pravasiassociation.com.

10. Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file which is downloaded when you visit a website onto your device (such as computer, mobile phone or tablet). It is stored in the web browser application which you have used to access this website. The website and browser, using this cookie for identification, can then work together to provide you a better, personalized experience and gather information about how you use the website.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you visit our website and also allows us to improve the user experience.

We use cookies for the following purposes

  • “Strictly necessary” cookies are essential for you to move around our website and to use its essential features, such as accessing your member account.
  • “Performance cookies” collect anonymous information about how you use our site, such as which pages are visited most.
  • “Functionality cookies” collect anonymous information that remember choices you make to improve your own experience, such as your text size or location. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
  • “Analytics cookies” are used to track the use and performance of our website and services

No Cookies, Please

ou can opt out of all our cookies, except the “strictly necessary” ones. This is controlled by you using the settings in your web browser application. To control and delete cookies please use the preference settings for your own particular device, operating system and browser application. We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

However be warned that if you choose to refuse all cookies, our website may not function for you as we would like it to.

If you have any questions about how we use cookies, please contact the Data Protection Officer as noted above.

Conditions of use of website


This website is owned by Pravasi Association. By using this Web Site, you indicate your agreement to be bound by these Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to any part of these Conditions of Use, do not use this Web Site.

1. Restrictions on use of materials

You may not reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way any material from this Web Site without the prior written permission of Pravasi Association. You may, however, download one copy of the material on a single computer for your own personal domestic and/or non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all accompanying copyright and other proprietary notices. Pravasi Association or its members will not be responsible if you modify any of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose other than its approved use in writing by the authorized persons of Pravasi Association.

2. Use of website

You agree to use this Web Site in accordance with these Conditions of Use and for lawful and proper purposes. You agree to be responsible for all matters arising from your use of this Web Site. Further, you agree:

  • Not to use this Web Site in any manner which breaches any applicable law or regulation or causes or which may cause an infringement of any third party rights;
  • Not to post, transmit or disseminate any information on or via this Website which may be harmful, obscene, defamatory or illegal or create liability on Pravasi Association’s part;
  • Not to interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation or functionality of this Web Site; and
  • Not to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access, via whatever means, to any of Pravasi Association’s systems.
  • If Pravasi Association (in its sole discretion) believes that you are in breach, or will be in breach, of any of these Conditions of Use, Pravasi Association reserves its right to deny you access to this Web Site without giving you a reason and/or without further reference to you.

3. No representation

This Web Site has been compiled in good faith by Pravasi Association, but no representation is made or warranty given (either express or implied) as to the completeness or accuracy of the information it contains. You must always verify this information before you act upon it by emailing Pravasi Association office, or the relevant Pravasi Association authorized representative as applicable). You shall not rely on anything herein in connection with any investment decision.

4. Disclaimer

The materials in this Web Site are provided “as-is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible and subject and pursuant to applicable law, Pravasi Association disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Pravasi Association does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this Web Site or this server that makes it available is free of any virus or other harmful elements. Pravasi Association does not warrant or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of the materials in this Web Site or the results of their u

5. Limitation of liability

  • Subject to applicable law, under no circumstances, including negligence, will Pravasi Association be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, exemplary, special or consequential damages that result from the access to, use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this Web Site, even if Pravasi Association or an Pravasi Association-authorised representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Pravasi Association is also not liable nor responsible for any material provided by third parties with their own respective copyright and shall not under any circumstances, be liable for any loss, damages or injury arising from these materials. The total liability (if any) of Pravasi Association for all damages, losses, costs and expenses under whatever causes of action, whether in contract, tort or otherwise will not exceed any amount paid by you for accessing this Web Site.
  • Any Pravasi Association publication may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be made to these publications from time to time and incorporated in new editions of these publications. At any time without notice, these publications are subject to improvements and changes in service by Pravasi Association.
  • The information contained in this website is for informational purposes only and is provided to you on an “as-is” basis. We do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability, authenticity of completeness of any of the information contained on this website. We are not liable for any information or services which may appear on any linked websites.

6. Modifications

Pravasi Association may change any part of this Web Site at any time at its sole discretion without notice. Pravasi Association may deny access to this Web Site to anyone at anytime.

7. Suggestions, comments and feedback

If you respond to any Pravasi Association published document with information including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such Pravasi Association document, such information will be deemed to be non-confidential and Pravasi Association will have no obligation whatsoever with respect to such information and may reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation.

Any communications you send to this Web Site or otherwise to Pravasi Association by electronic mail are on a non-confidential basis, and Pravasi Association may reproduce, publish or otherwise use them in any way for any purpose. Pravasi Association may use the content of any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed herein, for any purpose, including the developing, manufacturing and/or marketing of goods and/or services. Further, Pravasi Association may use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including developing and marketing services incorporating such information.

8. Links to other sites

This Web Site contains links to other web sites which are not maintained by Pravasi Association. Similarly, other web sites may contain links to this Web Site. Pravasi Association is not responsible for the contents of those web sites and shall not be liable for any loss, damages or injury arising from the access to and use of contents of those web sites. Any links to other web sites are provided as a convenience to you as a user of this Web Site, and does not imply the endorsement of Pravasi Association of the linked web sites or association with their operators. Pravasi Association disclaims all responsibility and liability for the use of linked web sites, which you access and use at your own risk.

Any third party that wishes to establish links to this Web Site should notify Pravasi Association of their intention prior to doing so. Pravasi Association may deny permission for any such links to this Web Site. If however Pravasi Association gives its permission for any such links, Pravasi Association is not under any obligation to establish reciprocal links with the third party.

9. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The law applicable to these Conditions of Use of Web Site is the law of the United Arab Emirates and the courts of the Abu Dhabi will have exclusive jurisdiction in case of any dispute.

10. Data protection

Please also see Pravasi Association’s Data Protection and Privacy Policy regarding information you supply when you use this Web Site