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PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY
THE INTERNET, PRIVACY AND SMSF
The Internet contains a wealth of information; unfortunately,
it may also contain personal details about you that you don't
want everyone to know. For example, your real name (lots of
people on the Internet use aliases, alter egos, or nicknames),
street address, phone number, or e-mail address. When you go
online, sites you visit may be gathering information about you
without your knowledge. At SMSF we strive to help our members
protect their privacy while using our services.
SMSF policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users.
This policy statement tells you how we collect information from
you and how we use it. Using the Internet should be a fun experience
and we want to help you make it so.
You authorize SMSF to display your name on the
Preceptors List. With exception of forwarding your contact information
as listed on the Preceptors List to potential new members, be
assured that SMSF will not disclose your personal information
to third parties without your consent. SMSF may disclose user
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 causing injury
to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally)
SMSF's rights or property, other SMSF users, or anyone else
that could be harmed by such activities. SMSF may disclose user
information when we believe in good faith that the law requires
There are cases where SMSF may ask you for personal
information such as your name, e-mail address, and birth date.
For example, we request personal information when you register
for any classes, courses, workshops, gatherings, seminars, shopping
or transactions, or for services that require registration or
subscription (for example SMSF Sahaj Net News newsletter). SMSF
needs to collect this information for fulfilling orders, tracking/verifying
compliance with SMSF policies as well as federal, state, and
local laws, and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes.
In case you change your mind or some personal information changes
(such as your ZIP code), we will endeavor to provide a way to
correct, update, or remove the personal data you give us. You
can do this by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any communication or material you transmit to the Site
by electronic mail or otherwise, including any articles, data, questions,
comments, assignments, releases, suggestions, or the like is and will be
treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit
or post may be used by Shri Ram Chandra Mission, Sahaj Marg Spirituality
Foundation, or their affiliates, including certain vendors that include
the Spiritual Hierarchy Publications Trust, etc. for any purpose, including
but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication,
broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Shri Ram Chandra Mission / Sahaj Marg
Spirituality Foundation or their affiliates, including certain vendors that
include the Spiritual Hierarchy Publications Trust, etc. are free to use any
ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you
send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to
developing articles, programs and publications using such information.
To keep you in control of your personal information and the
communications directed to you, we allow you to opt out of the
following services: sharing your information in our member directory,
receiving communications from SMSF, and receiving communications
from related web sites such as www.sahajmarg.org
and related service providers and volunteers that we think would
be of value to you. If a person objects to such use for any
reason, he/she may stop that use -- by e-mail request to email@example.com.
Information provided when purchasing products from any of our
online stores shall not be used for marketing and promotional
POLICIES FOR KIDS (INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE)
SMSF encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with
their children and to participate in the activities offered
on the site. No information should be submitted to or posted
at SMSF by persons under 18 years of age without the consent
of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during
collection, SMSF does not provide any personally identifying
information, regardless of its source, to any third party for
any purpose whatsoever from persons under 18 years of age. All
registrants receive an e-mail confirming their registration.
In addition, when a person under 18 registers, he/she is required
to provide the e-mail address of his/her parent or guardian
and that parent or guardian receives an e-mail alerting them
to that registration. No information collected from persons
under 18 years of age is used for any marketing or promotional
purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside SMSF except as
explicitly stated during registration for contests or promotions
(and in that case, the information collected is used only for
the specific contest or promotion).
Although persons under 18 years of age may be
allowed to participate in some essay writing competition or
any other related contests, if such a person wins, notification
and prizes are sent to the parent or guardian identified in
the initial registration process. Publication of names, ages,
or images for contest winners under 18 require parental or guardian
We do not allow persons under 18 years of age
to be listed in our member directory or to receive direct communications
from SMSF or related sites.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your
computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the
big computers that "serve up" Web pages -- automatically
identify your computer by its IP address.
SMSF may collect IP addresses for the purposes
of system administration, to report aggregate information to
our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When Persons
request pages from SMSF sites, our servers log the persons'
IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything
personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will
be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and
will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is
necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms
of service or to protect our service, site, members, or others.
Some services within SMSF, such as certain message boards, may
display IP addresses along with the message poster's name and
message. Please review each service prior to use and only use
those that disclose information you are comfortable with sharing.
SMSF may issue cookies. What are cookies? Cookies are pieces
of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's
hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing
easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our
site. We never save passwords or credit card information in
find them at most major Web sites.
By showing how and when persons use a site, cookies
help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many
improvements and updates to the site are based on such data
as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information
is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information
from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users'
SMSF has one primary use for its cookies. We use
user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and
improve areas of the SMSF service that our users find valuable.
While this activity depends on the use of a cookie, visitors
to SMSF always have the option of disabling cookies via their
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate
when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of
the SMSF service will not function properly or may be considerably
you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering
contests, or playing games.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers.
SMSF does not control these cookies. The use of advertising
cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Users should be aware that when they are on SMSF, they could
be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There
are links to other sites from SMSF pages that take you outside
our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to
users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Their
in mind that whenever you give out personal information online
--- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information
can be collected and used by people you don't know. While SMSF
strives to protect their users' personal information and privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose
online and you do so at your own risk.
SMSF's policy does not extend to anything that
is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore
beyond SMSF's control, and is not to be applied in any manner
contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information
associated with our persons is of utmost concern to us. We exercise
great care in providing secure transmission of your information
from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission
over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a
result, while we strive to protect your personal information,
SMSF can't 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.
When credit card information is transmitted we use industry
standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
Your SMSF login if assigned, is password-protected
so that only you can access it and view the information relevant
to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password
to anyone. SMSF may also have group user IDs and passwords for
certain categories of its members. This is to facilitate administrators,
prefects, coordinators etc., to access certain privileged information.
Such user Ids and Passwords are to be maintained strictly confidential.
SMSF at its discretion may cancel the login and password if
it believes it is in the best interest of the site and the members.
In such cases, the member shall reregister for accessing such
pages that are affected. You are responsible for maintaining
the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.
Remember to sign out of SMSF and close your browser
window when you have finished your work or order transaction.
This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information
and correspondence if your computer is accessible to others
or if you share a computer with someone else or are using a
computer in a public place like a library or Internet café.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this site, you signify your assent to the SMSF Privacy
Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use
our site. Your continued use of the SMSF site following the
posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS
IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE
LAW, SMSF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SMSF DOES NOT WARRANT THAT
THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED
OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS
SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES
OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SMSF DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY
REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE
OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS,
ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT SMSF) ASSUME
THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Further, SMSF explicitly disclaims any responsibility
for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found
on sites that link to or from SMSF from third parties not associated
with SMSF. SMSF encourages discretion when browsing the Internet
using our or anyone else's service. Because some sites employ
automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing
information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, SMSF
cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance,
legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites,
and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect
to such sites.
SMSF cannot ensure that you will be satisfied
with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party
site that links to or from SMSF since other shop channels are
owned and operated by independent retailers. SMSF does not endorse
any of the merchandise unless otherwise specifically stated,
nor has SMSF taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability
of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites.
SMSF does not make any representations or warranties
as to the security of any information (including, without limitation,
credit card and other personal information) you might be requested
to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any
claim against us with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage
you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate
before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with
any of these third parties.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE,
SHALL SMSF BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS
IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF SMSF OR A SMSF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE
LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL SMSF'S
TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF
ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT [INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, NEGLIGENCE], OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED US$1.00.
NO LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES
Although SMSF will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the
confidentiality of the material, transmissions made by means
of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. SMSF will
have no liability for disclosure of material due to errors in
transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of India, without giving effect
to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action
at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms
shall be filed only in the courts located in
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and you hereby consent and submit to the
personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating
any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful,
void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall
be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the
validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This
is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter
herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by