Privacy Policy

Introduction:
Advaita Ashrama online bookshop, an online shopping portal of Advaita Ashrama,Kolkata, is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to its websites. This privacy policy describes the collection, use, and security of information received when users visit its sites. From time to time, Advaita Ashrama may amend provisions of this policy.
Information Collected:
Advaita Ashrama respects your privacy and recognizes the need to protect the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified name, address, and telephone number) you share with us. We would like to assure you that we make best efforts when it comes to protecting your privacy on our official shopping website https://shop.advaitaashrama.org
In general, you can visit our official website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We track the Internet address of the domains including browser type, IP address from which people visit us and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but the individual user remains anonymous. Our collection of website use information may involve the use of cookies.
This information is saved in a secure environment and is kept for our records and to make it easier for you to use our services on return visits. No third party has access to the information we collect this way.
Needless to add, all Information collected shall only be used internally within Advaita Ashrama or shared with only authorized and identified external service provider(s), when it is utmost necessary to do so with the sole objective to provide the user with the best possible requisitioned services. The administration shall use the Information to improve the visitor experience on the site.
We may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our corporate policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.
We may use your e-mail address and other contact information provided to us through the Site to send you promotional codes/newsletter from us. If you do not want to receive such information, you can change your communication preferences and remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time. If you have an advaitaashrama.org account, please log in and click Unsubscribe Newsletter.
Please also note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional emails from us, we may still use your information to communicate with you for other purposes, such as orders/purchases, and customer service responses.
Shop.advaitaashrama.org strives to ensure that any personal information provided and in its possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which we use that information.
If you have signed up for a shop.advaitaashrama.org account through the site, we have provided you with a means to log into your account and edit your personal information including name, postal address and phone number to ensure its accuracy at all times.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox or Safari or Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Shop.advaitaashrama.org is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 12. It does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 12, and does not use such information if it discovers that it is has been provided. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the laws of the country, children under the age of 12 should not provide any personal information on this Site. We request that parents supervise their children while online.
If you desire Advaita Ashrama to limit such sharing you may email us at mail@advaitaashrama.org
Information Security and Disclosure Policy :
The statistical and personally identifying information received by Advaita Ashrama as a result of a visitor’s use of Advaita Ashrama website will be gathered by Advaita Ashrama solely for internal purposes, such as helping Advaita Ashrama understand how often its websites are accessed and how they might be improved. None of the statistical, non–personally identifying information collected by Advaita Ashrama will be used by Advaita Ashrama to identify a visitor or be linked to any personally identifying information about the visitor. Advaita Ashrama does not rent, exchange, or sell to third parties any of the information that visitors provide online.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we will employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies.
Credit card Transactions processed are through a Bank Hosted Page and SSL (Secured Socket Layer) technology is used to encrypt your personal information when you affirmatively respond to a Provider’s offer and authorize us to transmit your personal information to a Provider for fulfilment. Please note that a Provider may employ security methods and technologies that differ from ours, and we encourage you to read that policy before responding to a Provider’s offer. We never store your credit card/bank related information on our site.
Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be communicated through our Site at least 10 days in advance of implementation. Information collected before changes are made will be secured according to the previous Privacy Policy.

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section that explains other terms governing the use of this Site.

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