Animal Rahat strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our supporters and from visitors to our websites. Because protecting your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, an address, a phone number, an e-mail address, or any other information provided to us by our supporters and by visitors to our websites.

These policies do not extend to external sites or other website content. Please check with these companies and sites for their policies regarding data privacy, including the use of “cookies.”

Why does Animal Rahat ask for my information?

In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with any one or combination of the following:

  • Making or renewing a donation online
  • Sending personalized faxes or e-mail messages when participating in action alerts
  • Subscribing to Animal Rahat e-mail updates
  • Commenting on our website

What information does Animal Rahat collect?

We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than that which is supplied to us on a voluntary basis.

How does Animal Rahat use the information gathered from the above sources?

We use your information to send you details about our campaigns, events, and activities; local volunteer opportunities and alerts; and donation and renewal appeals.

Animal Rahat also uses information gathered via our websites to improve our Web-based campaigns.

Animal Rahat performs statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our websites and to use such information to improve our websites’ ability to serve you.

Does Animal Rahat use “cookies” on its websites?

Animal Rahat uses “cookies” on some webpages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but does not contain any personal information itself. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by preventing the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits a Animal Rahat  webpage and by customizing content based on a visitor’s interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to refuse cookies or to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie, although some Animal Rahat e-commerce pages will not function properly without accepting cookies. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to show website visitors ads based on a visitor’s prior visits to the website. Animal Rahat also makes use of demographic information gathered via Google Analytics Demographics & Interests reports to gain a deeper understanding of the visitors to our website so that we can cater content to them accordingly while also tracking our success at reaching new populations of people. Visitors who want to opt out of Google’s use of cookies in these ways can do so by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. Animal Rahat also uses cookies to administer its websites, track visitor movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How is information used in Animal Rahat E-News?

You will only receive e-mail newsletters (e-news) from us if you have expressly signed up to receive e-mail communications from us. The information that we gather from subscribers to our e-news list, including their e-mail addresses, is not shared with non-Animal-Rahat–affiliated organizations or companies. From time to time, we may send out e-mail messages that might include information about these like-minded organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided. If you live outside of India and provide us with your contact details, we may share these with Animal Rahat’s PETA-named affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in your part of the world. If you don’t want your information to be given to Animal Rahat’s affiliates, please e-mail [email protected].

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about e-mail response and website usage. This information helps us to understand site usage patterns as well as find what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on Animal Rahat’s websites.

All e-mail messages sent to e-mail newsletter subscribers contain a link that allows you to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from Animal Rahat at any time.

If you have any questions about Animal Rahat e-news, please e-mail [email protected].

How does Animal Rahat protect my information?

Animal Rahat is extremely protective of the information gathered from its supporters and via its websites. Our websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our Web server is located in a locked, secure environment.

When you contribute to Animal Rahat online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.

Does Animal Rahat rent, sell, or trade my information?

Animal Rahat occasionally makes the names and postal addresses of donors available to reputable advocacy and nonprofit organizations and commercial companies.

If you are an Animal Rahat donor and you don’t want to have your information exchanged with other organizations and companies, please e-mail us at [email protected].

Nondonors can e-mail [email protected] to manage their e-mail preferences.

If you are not an Animal Rahat donor and you have provided personal contact information on our website through the methods listed above, your information will not be exchanged with organizations that are not affiliated with Animal Rahat. If you live outside India., we may share your contact details with Animal Rahat’s PETA-named affiliates as described above. Please e-mail [email protected] if you don’t want your information to be shared in this manner.

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information that we have collected from you online, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this website, please e-mail [email protected].

You can also reach Animal Rahat via postal mail at:

Animal Rahat
P.O. Box No 30
Sangli, Maharashtra
PIN 416 416

Animal Rahat’s Donation Refund Policy

Animal Rahat has instituted a donation refund policy to ensure fair and transparent processing of requests for the refund of donations, as digital payments are becoming more frequent. We expect that all donors will exercise due diligence when making donations. We also recognize that a donation may be made erroneously or that donors may change their mind. Animal Rahat will examine requests for refunds and endeavor to approve them. In doing so, we may ask for a reason for the refund. We may also require documents and further verification from the donor.

Animal Rahat is not obliged to give refunds on donations and may, at our discretion, decline any requests, particularly if a tax-exemption certificate was issued for a donor in India.

Your refund request must contain the following:
• The date of the donation
• The amount of the donation
• The method of payment

Your request must reach Animal Rahat’s office within seven days from the date you made the donation.

The refund process may take seven to 30 business days, depending on the availability of the information from the third party (e.g., credit card companies and banks) through which the transaction was processed.

Monthly Donation Terms and Conditions

When you donate on a monthly basis, you not only help us improve animals’ lives but also assist us in planning our work more efficiently. Auto-recurring monthly donations further help us reduce the costs incurred in reaching out to you.

As a monthly donor to Animal Rahat, you will get the following:

• A hassle-free monthly donation sign-up process
• The assurance that your donation will be put to work immediately
• An annual tax receipt
• The option to change or cancel your donation at any time

Modify or Cancel Monthly Mandate

To make any changes to the mandate or to discontinue it, please contact us at [email protected]

You may see Animal Rahat’s 80G certificate here.


Animal Rahat encourages visitors to its websites to spread the animal rights message by copying and downloading website content for personal, noncommercial use. If you wish to use any materials found on Animal Rahat’s website (text, videos, photographs, etc.) for any other purpose, you must contact [email protected] and obtain express written consent before using the materials.

Linking This Website

“Linking” a page to this site does not imply Animal Rahat’s endorsement of the page containing the link.

Animal Rahat does not typically provide links to external sites.