Terms of Use

Use of Material on This Website

This www.mastercardfdn.org website is owned and operated by Mastercard Foundation. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our website. By using it, you automatically agree to all of the terms and conditions, which may be revised from time to time. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to the terms and conditions, it will mean that you accept those changes.Mastercard Foundation maintains this website for your personal information, education and communication. Please feel free to browse our site. The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreement. The material on our site, including but not limited to, artwork, graphics and text are the sole property of Mastercard Foundation unless otherwise stated. The Mastercard Foundation trademarks are owned by MasterCard International Incorporated, used under license by Mastercard Foundation. Reproduction of all photographs and images and all other material identified as being the property of a third party is prohibited.

Privacy Clause

Security of your personal information is of paramount importance to our relationships with visitors to our website.

The Mastercard Foundation uses cookies on its website to collect information on usage patterns. This information helps us monitor traffic and site use, as well as develop content that responds to the interests of visitors. These cookies assign a number to each visitor to capture the frequency of visits and to document what pages the user is viewing. The type and version of web browser used is also documented to ensure our site is technically accessible.

All information collected is anonymous. Cookies do not provide the Foundation with any personal information and we will not make any attempts to link information to determine who is visiting our site.

You can set preferences in your web browser to deny cookies or remove them after visiting our site. Unless you destroy them, cookies will stay on your computer until they expire. Removing or blocking cookies will not affect the site’s performance or restrict your ability to access information on it.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., to collect information about your use of our site, which your web browser automatically sends to Google.  This information includes the URLs of the websites that you visit and your IP address.  Google may also set cookies or read pre-existing cookies.  This information is stored on Google’s servers.  Google uses this information to provide us with reports about website traffic and your visits to the site (for example, the domain from which you access the Internet, the web address of the website from which you linked to the site, and the date and time of your visit to the websites that you view and click through).  We will use this data to improve the site’s structure and content.  By providing your consent to the Foundation’s use of cookies when you visit our site, you agree that Google may use, disclose, store and transfer this data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is located at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.  For more information on how Google uses your data, visit: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.  You may opt out of our use of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out website at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.  Please remember that you will need to opt out for each browser you use.”

Accuracy of Information

In no event or circumstance is Mastercard Foundation, its directors, officers, employees or volunteers liable for losses or damages of whatever nature arising in any manner from the use of the Foundation’s website or from errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misleading information contained on this website.


Our website contains links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Mastercard Foundation of the contents of such third-party websites.

Mastercard Foundation does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for the linking of any of these linked websites. Organizations with websites linked to this site are solely responsible for the operation (including the right to display such information) and information found on their respective websites. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of Mastercard Foundation any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations or the information found on their respective websites.

While Mastercard Foundation encourages links to its website, it does not wish to be linked to or from any third-party website which contains, posts or transmits any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind.

You agree to remove any link you may have to our website at the request of Mastercard Foundation.