Privacy Policy

At Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), we know you care about your personal privacy and about the terms and conditions that govern your use of this website ("Website"). Because YSS is dedicated to respecting your privacy, we have adopted the policies and practises described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Collection and Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information

In general, YSS collects and uses information about you to deliver subscription benefits (e.g., the YSS eNewsletter), to deliver services (e.g., to pray for you or your loved ones), and also to keep you informed of YSS programmes. We store that information subject to the terms herein. Except as described herein, we do not sell, rent or otherwise share or disclose your private, personally identifiable information to third parties.

YSS specifically collects information from you at several different points, including but not limited to the following: Information you provide to us, correspondence you may send us, your IP address and your last URL requested, and we set cookies on your hard drive that gather limited amounts of data.

Information You Provide to Us

YSS primarily collects information where you specifically share it with us on the Website.

YSSASHRAM.ORG collects information from users only on a voluntary basis in the following categories: name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. YSS never discloses the information except as provided herein. Information is provided voluntarily by users and is used by YSS only to the extent necessary to deliver items ordered from YSS, to subscribe to YSS publications, to subscribe to summaries of current YSS news stories, to submit information regarding news or events, or to provide feedback regarding the site. The information collected is used strictly to facilitate users' requests or to respond to a query. We regard this information as confidential and do not use it for any other purpose, sell it to other parties, or disclose it to any third party (except to third-party delivery services as necessary to effectuate delivery of the goods as requested by the user).

Correspondence

If you correspond with YSS via e-mail, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use it to respond to your inquiry and/or share YSS news or other YSS-related information with you. E-mail and postal address information is never sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties except as set forth herein. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter, calling or e-mailing YSS offices at the contact information below informing us of your preference.

URL and IP Address

Like many other websites, we collect information about our users' utilization and navigation of the Website. This information helps us to design the Website to better suit our users' needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website, analyse trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of data that a website transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes.

The Website uses cookies to provide enhanced functionality on the Website (e.g., user ID and password prompts) and to aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). While these cookies may be associated with personal information you have provided, we do not associate personal information with clickstream data. The Website also captures limited information (such as the last URL requested by the user) about visits to the Website; YSS may use this information to analyze general traffic patterns and to perform routine system maintenance. You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using the Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Restrictions on Disclosing Information to Third Parties

YSS may disclose all of the information (described above) that we collect, as stated above and in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. We do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third-parties for their independent use unless: (1) you request or authorize the disclosure; (2) the information is provided to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order), or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others; (3) the information is provided to our agents, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf, or (4) to address emergencies or acts of God. YSS may also gather aggregated data about visitors to the Website and disclose the results of such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to our service providers or other third parties for administration of the Website.

Our Security Measures to Protect Information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of the Website, YSS maintains physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personally identifiable information to those YSS staff members who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train all our staff members about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce the privacy responsibilities of our staff.

When you sign up or register for a monastic event, the Website gathers financial/credit card information using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input and transmit. We reveal only the last four digits of credit card numbers when confirming an order, but we do transmit the entire card number, using SSL, to our credit card processor and the appropriate credit card company.

Inapplicability of Privacy Policies of Any Linked Sites or Other Third Parties

This Privacy Policy only addresses YSS's use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. As the Website may contain links to other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website to which you navigate.

Your Access to and Updating of Personal Information

Reasonable access to personally identifiable information will be provided promptly, at no cost to visitors to the Website, in response to a request sent to the contact information provided below. If YSS cannot provide access within that time frame, we will provide the requesting party a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason it is not possible to comply with the request, YSS will provide an explanation as to why it is impossible.

Conditions of Use, Enforcement, Notices and Changes to Our Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy and Conditions of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use the Website or any YSS online services.

This Privacy Policy is current as of June 12, 2017. As the Website changes from time to time, this Privacy Policy may change as well. YSS reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. We may email subscribers or account holders to notify them of material changes to the Privacy Policy, but you should check the Website frequently to read the current Privacy Policy and review any changes that may have been made to it. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices that govern the use of the Website.

Contact Information for Questions Regarding the Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, any concern about privacy of personal data at YSS, to request access to your personally identifiable information or to opt out of our use of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at:

YOGODA SATSANGA SOCIETY OF INDIA 
Paramahansa Yogananda Path 
Ranchi 834 001 
Jharkhand 
INDIA 
Phones: (0651) 2460071, 2460074, 2461578 
Email: yssinformation@yssi.org