About Us

Humans cannot exist in isolation. We learn and grow both personally and professionally through interaction with others in the society.


With the advent of the social networking sites individuals have been given greater access and opportunity to meet new people with common interests in their own communities as well as those across the world. Today success for individuals and organisations across any domain lies in collaborating and linking up with other professionals and communities created to support a common theme.


In this context we realized the existence of a huge vacuum in terms of a dedicated online networking platform that not only understands the social impact sector but is appropriately positioned to meet the needs of the sector. Against this backdrop Barefoot was launched as the world’s only high impact professional networking platform dedicated to the sector.


Barefoot Portal is an interactive web-portal, which aims at providing both member institutions and individuals a platform to connect with, network and exchange ideas and information within the social impact sector across different domains and geographies.


It is a membership based platform dedicated to both Individual Users as well as Organizations.


Barefoot offers Individual Users a platform


  • To build their Individual profile online
  • Invite and create alliances with likeminded individuals, groups and organizations
  • Share updates on recent activities, share learning’s, successful initiatives, events, links to interesting content etc.
  • Seek interesting voluntary assignments and job opportunities within various organizations
  • Raise funds for a cause you are passionate about
  • Donate funds and resources for a cause close to their heart

Barefoot offers Organizations a platform


  • To build their organizational profile
  • Inviting and create alliances and partnerships with likeminded individuals , groups and organisations.
  • Share updates about recent activities like events, organization initiatives, update special content created for public consumption etc.
  • Source the right talent by posting job advertisements; seek technical experts, volunteers etc.
  • Donor organizations can rank and rate partners/organizations they are closely associated with
  • Organizations can raise funds through this platform

Terms and Conditions/User Agreement

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SERVICE. BY USING THE SERVICE OR CHECKING "I AGREE" TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.


IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE SELECT "CANCEL".


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 Barefoot Portal.


This document is an electronic record in terms of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules there under as applicable and the amended under the provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures. This document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3 (1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the rules and regulations, privacy policy and user agreement for access or usages of a Website.


Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing and using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the Site shall be subject to these Terms of Use.


We reserve the right to periodically revise/up-date/modify the Terms of Use without prior notice. It is in your own interest that you review this document periodically for any updates and ensure your familiarity with the most current version. Unless otherwise provided in such revision, the revised User Agreement, or its part thereof, will take effect as and when it is posted, that is to say, the “Last Revised Date”


The features and/or services and/or media displayed on the Site may change or may be discontinued at any time, and without notice. The media or services on the Site may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update these materials on the site.


Dos, you agree that you will:


  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, and other regulatory requirements as per the laws of the land (in this case the laws pertaining to the Republic of India) with respect to the activities being carried out on this web portal;
  • Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
  • Use your real name on your profile and confirm that you are above 18 years of age;
  • Shall not use the site contrary to applicable laws or regulations
  • Use the Services in a professional manner and not undertake any prohibited or unlawful activities.
  • Confirm that you are not a habitual offender or perpetrator of illegal or unlawful activities and there is no case pending against you in any court of law within or outside the country.

The Barefoot 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:


  • Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content or content that is not intended for public consumption or unbecoming of this site;
  • Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications
  • Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present
  • Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym
  • Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person)
  • Use or attempt to use another's account without their knowledge or consent
  • Harass, abuse or harm another person intentionally or unintentionally.
  • Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others.
  • Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);
  • Act in an unlawful, libellous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner
  • Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose, such as confidential information of others including your employer
  • Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights
  • Violate the intellectual property or other rights of barefoot.website including, without limitation, using the word “barefoot.website” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL without our explicit written permission.
  • Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by Barefoot
  • Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code
  • Copy, modify or create derivative works of Barefoot, or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by Barefoot)
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any related technology, or any part thereof without our explicit written permission
  • Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Barefoot without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited Barefoot trainer)
  • Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a Barefoot Group or any other feature without Barefoot's consent
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices or cover or obscure any advertisement on the website
  • Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from Barefoot without the consent of Barefoot;
  • Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
  • Use bots or other automated methods to access the services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages

Registered user


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.


The Barefoot portal reserves the right to terminate accounts created by users who appropriate the name, e-mail address, or other personally identifiable information of another individual We also reserves the right to refuse to approve a user account or terminate an existing user account with or without cause or notice (other than any notice required by applicable law and not waived herein) for any reason at any time. Barefoot portal is not liable for any losses or damages incurred by you as a result of the termination of your account or refusal of the service.


The Barefoot portal and third parties acting on its behalf may send you e-mail notifications from time to time in order to inform you about important information regarding your use of the Site and the Services. However, even if you choose to opt out you understand and agree that you will still be held responsible for the information contained in these e-mails.


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.


Cancellation & Refund Process


Barefoot 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 Barefoot 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. Barefoot reserves its right to reject any posting without assigning any reason either before uploading or after uploading the details in respect to same,


Barefoot does not guarantee closure on agreeing to publish a job advertisement on its website Barefoot 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 Barefoot 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, Barefoot 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.


Trademarks


The trademarks, service marks, information, content, text, sounds, images, graphics, logos, page headers, page footers, button icons, scripts, service names, including the trade name Barefoot, shall be the explicit trademark or trade dress of Such trademark or trade dresses shall not be used in the remotest connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, in any manner, which shall cause, or is likely to cause, any confusion among clients, experts, affiliates or any other third party, including the public. Such trademark or trade dress shall not be used in any manner that disparages us or discredits us. Any trademark appearing on the site that does not belong to our subsidiaries or us shall be the property of such respective owners who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us. Nothing in this Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right under any copyright, patent, trade mark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of Barefoot its licensors or any third party.


Copyright


Barefoot owns all material and content of this Site; you understand that all the material and contents on this website.


Disclaimer Of Warranties


Barefoot makes no warranties regarding the safety of the Site and the accuracy of the content on the site. We retain the right to restrict the use of the Site for any reason and at any time. Each party represents and warrants that it shall perform its obligations so as to comply with applicable Central, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations. Additionally, you warrant that you own or otherwise have sufficient rights to grant the license granted to your proprietary material in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including but not limited to any Indian patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret law or regulation. You further warrant that the use of your proprietary material will not infringe upon any intellectual property, or any other rights of any third party. Except as otherwise expressly provided, all content, information, services and tools and on this Site are provided on an “As Is”, “As Available” basis. Use of this Service is solely at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranty of merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose, and all implied warranties arising from statute, course of dealing, course of performance or usage of trade. Barefoot makes no warranty that the content and software are accurate, timely, uninterrupted, virus-free or ERROR-FREE.


Limitation Of Liability


You understand and hereby agree that, except as otherwise expressly stated and to the extent applicable by law, in no event would Barefoot and its affiliates be liable to you or any other party for any damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, regardless of the nature or basis of the claim, resulting from any use of the site, or the contents thereof or of any hyperlinked website including without limitation any lost profits, business interruption, loss of data, failure of performance, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus or equipment or network failure or otherwise,. You understand and agree that your use of the site is conditioned upon your waiver of any right against Barefoot and its affiliates or to participate in any class action suit for damages or losses resulting from your use of this site.


Indemnification


You agree at your expense to indemnify, defend and hold Barefoot and its affiliates from any and all loss, damage or liability including reasonable attorney’s fees arising from any third-party claim, action or allegations of infringement based on: (1) information, content or data you submitted in connection with the Site; (2) your use of this Site in breach of any term or condition in the User Agreement; (3) any violation of an applicable law, regulation or rights of another including misrepresentation and fraudulent conduct; (4) breach of your representations and warranties as set forth herein.


Violations And Termination


You registration is liable to be terminated and account is liable to be blocked in case of breach or violation of any of the terms and conditions set-out herein.


User Communications


Under this User Agreement, you consent to receive communications from the Site electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.


Resolution Of Disputes


This User Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maharashtra, India without regard to its conflict of law’s provisions. You agree that any disputes or claim arising out of or in connection with this User Agreement shall be adjudicated in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The Website is hosted and operated in, and made available from India. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Website's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.


Notice


Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on the Site’s national registered agent or to the email address you provide to the Site during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed to be given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration or purchase process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.


For any comments, queries and requests, please contact us at:


Please feel free to write in at admin@gobarefoot.co


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Barefoot?


The Barefoot Portal is a membership based interactive web-portal, which aims at providing both member institutions and individuals a platform to connect with, network and exchange ideas and information within the social impact sector across different domains and geographies.


Do I need to pay anything on Barefoot?


Networking and knowledge sharing on Barefoot portal is absolutely free for individual users, however organisation 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.)


What should I do on Barefoot?


INDIVIDUAL USERS can use the platform for the following activities:



ORGANISATIONS can use the platform for the following activities:



Is a photograph important?


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.


What should I say on Barefoot?


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.


FAQs on how customers can protect themselves while purchasing our services online.


How safe is Credit Card Payment on our websites?


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.


Is It Safe to order Products Online Using my Credit Card or checking information?


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.


Keep Your Password Confidential


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.


Always Print or Save Copies of Your Orders


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.


Do you have any additional questions which we have not covered here? Please feel free to write in at admin@gobarefoot.co