GoBarefoot is a membership-based interactive web portal dedicated for the social sector. It brings together individuals, NGOs, NPOs and CSR arms of organisations with the mandate of creating a one-stop information website for networking and knowledge sharing. Success for individuals and organisations across any domain lies in collaborating and connecting with professionals and communities created to support a common theme. We are incubated by Third Sector Partners (www.thirdsectorpartners.com), an executive search firm exclusively dedicated to the social, environmental and corporate sustainability sectors.
The endeavour is to deliver a wide array of IT and mobile enabled services with the objective of becoming the world's first high-impact networking platform for the development sector. With the advent of social networking sites, individuals have been given greater access and opportunity to meet new people with common interests across the world.
We are a networking portal with a laser focus on creating a dedicated channel that benefits all the participants of the development sector and ultimately augments the impact to the community.
Social Platform working towards solutions to real life problems in the community.
Streamlining the process of searching for NGOs, donating funds for a cause one is passionate about and validating the NGO's efforts via rating and reviews to increase their visibility for greater reach.
GoBarefoot Web Portal
Create Organisation's profile along with causes working for, showcase initiatives and share learnings
Source talent by posting job advertisements; seek technical experts, and volunteers on both full-time/part-time basis
Raise funds from Individuals and Donor organisations in a seamless way
What Our Clients Say
A great initiative by Third Sector Partners to bring together people who are passionate about social issues on one platform to connect, collaborate, and bring change.
Environment Management and Sustainable Development, Delhi University
Finally a platform that has everything an NGO needs! GoBarefoot not only helped us connect with other NGOs and volunteers but also raise funds. Read More
GoBarefoot is a pioneering initiative to bring together organisations in the development sector and all stakeholders connected to it. Read More
Chief Executive Officer
It gives me great pleasure to see GoBarefoot revamping its site with all new technology and new content. Besides web view, GoBarefoot is going to have its new App Read More
It gives me great pleasure to see GoBarefoot revamping its site with all new technology and new content. Besides web view, GoBarefoot is going to have its new App which will give its clients a lot more flexibility than what was available in the previous format.
I would like to add that our organization used the services of GoBarefoot for senior managerial positions i.e. Manager (Sponsorship Relations and Accounting Manager) and coordinator position in the organization and we were very satisfied with their services. They took pain in understanding the desired profile and shared with us shortlisted candidates for the position after checking their credentials on a weekly basis. I hope to see GoBarefoot going to the next level with its efficient and high quality search facilitation for senior programmatic and other departmental positions in NGOs. I wish them good luck in their endeavour.
Parth P. Rudra
GoBarefoot is a pioneering initiative to bring together organisations in the development sector and all stakeholders connected to it. Social or the development sector is an unorganised sector. GoBarefoot provides a platform for NGOs, social entrepreneurs, job seekers and donors to seek information, network and interact. It also offers cost effective recruitment support to organisations as per their requirements. It can be termed as Linkedin for the Social Sector. I look forward to engaging and learning through GoBarefoot.
Chief Executive Officer
Finally a platform that has everything an NGO needs! GoBarefoot not only helped us connect with other NGOs and volunteers but also raise funds. It can't get easier and more convenient than this.
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This agreement is between the individual or legal entity (whether association, trust, company or any other type of group that receives the benefit of this Service) agreeing to this agreement (User) and The GoBarefoot Portal.
Dos, you agree that you will:
The GoBarefoot Portal may at its sole discretion terminate your privilege to use and access the site at any time without any notice.
Don'ts, you agree that you will not:
The user is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password, username and all uses of the account regardless of whether he/she has authorized such uses. You shall not share your account with anyone else. You agree not to use the account, username or password of anyone else. You shall not disclose your password to anyone else. Multiple accounts are prohibited. You agree to have only one account. You agree to exit from your account at the end of each session and to take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from using your account. You agree to notify us com immediately of any unauthorized use of your account.
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The users may post their opinions, views, reviews and rating in respect to various issues and information displayed on the site .The opinion and views express by you should be your own and you should be authorized to post the same. You would be responsible for any opinions, views, reviews and rating posted by you and we shall not be liable for the same in any manner. We may at our own discretion display any opinions, views, reviews and rating posted by you on our website, blog etc. and we are authorized to stop the publication of the same at our sole discretion. We shall not be liable for any grievance in case of failure on our part to display and publish any or your opinions, views, reviews and rating.
GoBarefoot charges Organizations registered as not for profits/trusts/societies or third party agencies recruiting on behalf of these organizations to publish jobs on its website. It shall be sole discretion of GoBarefoot to determine the manner in which job positing and other allied details are to be posted. We do not warranty that any of the job posting shall always appear at a particular position. GoBarefoot reserves its right to reject any posting without assigning any reason either before uploading or after uploading the details in respect to same, GoBarefoot does not guarantee closure on agreeing to publish a job advertisement on its website GoBarefoot offers no guarantee nor warranties that there would be a satisfactory response to the job postings The Organization shall be deemed to give an undertaking that the jobs sought to be advertised on the site are in existence, are genuine and that the organization has the authority to advertise for such jobs.. The responsibility of background verification of applicants to a job advertisement will be with the organisation since GoBarefoot doesn’t undertake any background verification of users registered on our website.
Money will not be refundable once the services or products have been purchased.
In case of a job advertisement, under exceptional circumstances, after a job is published but the recruiter wants to deactivate it immediately within 24 hours, GoBarefoot reserves the right to issue a job credit or substitute a job with another at our sole discretion; however the recruiter would still not be entitled to a refund.
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GoBarefoot is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. This policy will let you know:
What personally identifiable information does GoBarefoot collect from me?
What are cookies and how does GoBarefoot use them?
Advertising networks that serve ads onto GoBarefoot may also use their own cookies. GoBarefoot also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. In addition, GoBarefoot Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.
How does GoBarefoot use my information?
GoBarefoot's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services,. most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, GoBarefoot is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you. The user hereby authorizes GoBarefoot to share it information with third party for the limited purpose for providing better services to the user.
In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, GoBarefoot plays the role of a middleman. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email through GoBarefoot. Advertisers give us an advertisement and inform us about the type of target audience they want to reach out to. Basis this GoBarefoot displays the advertisement and shares it with users meeting that criteria. In this process, the advertiser does not have direct access to individual account information unless the account holder gives permission for the same.
GoBarefoot does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. GoBarefoot may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
We collect certain financial information, such as your credit card details, debit card details or other payment related information in order to process and complete a purchase transaction on the GoBarefoot network of websites. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your personally identifiable information shall not be shared to advertisers or spammers. Technical Information collected from individuals accessing the GoBarefoot network of websites is used to troubleshoot issues, provide customer support and to enhance the user experience.
If you provide your email address, we may use your email address to contact you and notify you of new features and development in the website.
Who is collecting information?
The information described above will be collected and retained by us. When you are on GoBarefoot and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with GoBarefoot alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, for example, some GoBarefoot services (sharing updates on new features, group updates or job posting updates), which are offered in conjunction with a partner company(like other group companies, external recruitment firms, other not for profit organisations registered with us). In order to provide this service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our partner company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than GoBarefoot, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared with such third parties, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions that run on GoBarefoot may be sponsored by companies other than GoBarefoot or may be cosponsored by GoBarefoot and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared. Currently, most GoBarefoot promotions are limited to Indian residents.
Please be aware that GoBarefoot Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information security practices of those Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites linked to GoBarefoot are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does GoBarefoot share my information?
As a general rule, GoBarefoot will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.
BUSINESS PARTNERS & SPONSORS: GoBarefoot may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service or User Agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions rules.
Many promotions may have sponsors requesting for additional information from participants. By agreeing to this request you give permission to GoBarefoot to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request.
THIRD PARTY DATA & DATA IN THE AGGREGATE: Under confidentiality agreements, GoBarefoot may match user information with third party data. Also, GoBarefoot discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 30% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
OTHER: GoBarefoot may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating GoBarefoot' Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) GoBarefoot's rights or property, other GoBarefoot users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. GoBarefoot may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
GoBarefoot may, from time to time, share information regarding our / our partners products and services. Only GoBarefoot (or agents working on behalf of GoBarefoot and under confidentiality agreements) will share this information with you. If you do not want to receive such information, simply inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On some types of GoBarefoot promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.
What is GoBarefoot's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
Your GoBarefoot account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in not being able to access any members-only area of the GoBarefoot network, including your GoBarefoot Mail account (if you have one). If you saved the confirmation email you received when you first created your GoBarefoot account, you can use the URL provided in that message to delete your account at any time. Please contact email@example.com for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your GoBarefoot account. Residual information will remain within our archive records. In case you would like to review and correct any inaccurate or deficient information provided to us, you can do so by visiting your Account Information page Profile page.
If you are participating in a GoBarefoot promotion and you wish to update your email address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving promotion-related email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does GoBarefoot protect my personal information?
Keeping your personal information private is vitally important to us. As with all information, GoBarefoot will never rent or sell your personal information. This includes information kept in your GoBarefoot Portfolio or from any GoBarefoot Health assessment tools. If you use GoBarefoot Online Banking Access, GoBarefoot will work with your financial institution to present your account balances and history to you on your customized GoBarefoot pages. In order to present your financial information to you, GoBarefoot receives that information from your financial institution in an encrypted format and presents it to you over a secure-server. GoBarefoot Online Banking Access is regularly updated. GoBarefoot encrypts this data and stores it on our secure servers.
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial product or service usage on GoBarefoot are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.
Please note that there are several places on the GoBarefoot network of Web sites where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your GoBarefoot Account Information and GoBarefoot Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. GoBarefoot will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your GoBarefoot account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, GoBarefoot cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Do you have any additional questions which we have not covered here? Please feel free to write in at email@example.com
GoBarefoot brings together all those willing to work for the community development. Apart from NGOs, development professionals and donors, students and corporate professionals can become a part of our platform to take up volunteering and pro-bono assignments.
Everything (well almost everything) is absolutely free for both individuals and organisations. Networking and knowledge sharing on Barefoot portal is absolutely free for individual users, however corporate users will have to pay a minimal fees as per the policy for any visibility they create through Barefoot (This could be for a job posting, advertisement, event announcements, seek ratings for the organisation etc.)
Yes, it is important although not mandatory. Your photograph adds to the aesthetics of your profile and would help you seek more visibility on this huge platform. It also increases the credibility of your profile.
As Barefoot is a platform that attracts professionals from the development sector or people having a strong inclination in contributing towards the sector, you can consider it as a virtual opportunity to interact with other people just the way you would do in a professional event and discuss about the latest trends in your sector, projects, challenges of the sector etc.
Making payment through Credit Cards/Debit Card is absolutely safe on our website. Additionally, there is Zero Scope of Hacking of credit card information on our website, as we do not store such information with us.
Whenever moving for online purchases, you should check the little 'Lock' icon on the bottom of your web browser. This icon indicates that your personal information will be kept confidential and protected by secure encryption while the same is sent over the internet. As an alternative, you can also check this by moving you cursor on web page and clicking the right-click button of mouse and selecting the 'Properties' from menu. And now, if the web address starts with "https" where an 's' denotes a secure web server, then it is safe for online purchases.
Online purchases usually necessitates users to 'log-in' before placing or viewing an order. For this, users are required to fill in and proceed with a username and a password. You must not share this password with anyone. Information like birth date, maiden name or phone number should be avoided while selecting any password. The password chosen at a particular site should be different from the passwords kept at other site. It is always suggested to keep alpha-numeric password with at least 8 letters in it.
After an online purchase, you will get a confirmation page that reviews the entire order. The confirmation page should comprise of the costs of the order, customer information, product information and the confirmation number.It is suggested to keep hard copy/soft copy of the Web Page which describes the details of item(s) ordered along with the page reflecting the company name, postal address, phone number, legal terms, and return policy. Store such records with you for a minimum period which covers the validity period of that purchase. Generally, the users are emailed with a confirmation message by the merchants. It is necessary to save or print such message, including any other e-mail correspondence with the company.