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Organisational policies

Sangath’s anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy for transgender and intersex persons

In December 2019, the Government of India, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 which for the first time extended constitutional rights to persons identifying as transgender. The policy, and its linked rules which were released later in July 2020, mandates that every establishment publish an Equal Opportunity Policy for transgender persons. In line with this mandate, Sangath has formulated an equal opportunity policy for the trans community. Since the Act in its definition of transgender persons includes intersex persons as well, Sangath’s policy is titled ‘Sangath Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy for Transgender and Intersex Persons’. This policy will go a long way towards ensuring diversity and inclusivity in Sangath.

Organisations that would like to draft a similar policy as mandated under The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, may kindly use content from Sangath’s policy as a template with due acknowledgement to Sangath. If you would like a text/ Microsoft Word version of this document, or if you are planning to use this policy as a template– kindly get in touch with us at

Sangath’s Menstrual Leave Policy

Our menstrual leave policy provides staff members who menstruate the provision to take time-off or work from home for menstrual leave and menstrual discomfort.

Privacy Policy

Sangath is committed to providing privacy for visitors on our website as well as recipients of our email messages. Sangath promotes the tenets of opt-in email and privacy among our partners and employees. We are continuously evaluating our internal procedures and technology to ensure privacy at all levels in our organisation.

Who We Are

Founded in 1996, Sangath is an India based non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860.


How We Collect Your Information

We collect information from you in a number of ways, for example:


  • When you make a donation

  • Sign up to receive email updates from us

  • Share information while submitting job applications, signing up for courses, events, campaigns etc.

  • General statistical information to track your website use like which pages you visited. We also gather cookies to help our website run effectively

  • When you leave a comment

Security and Privacy

We will never share, sell, or rent your individual personal information with or to any individual or organisation without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you, processing your application, or sending you emails related to your interest in Sangath.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


We use Google Analytics cookies to understand how you use our websites so that we can create a better experience for our visitors. For instance, to collect information about the pages you visit and how much time it takes you to access the information you need.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

How You Can Use The Content on Our Website

Sangath contains content specifically provided by us, our partners or other users and such content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Our website allows you to download and distribute our content pages. You are free to download, print, and redistribute these pages without any cost. Sale of these contents without express permission of the proprietors of this website, or attempts to tamper with downloaded content to remove our trademarks is forbidden.

Notification of Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post these changes to ensure that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

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