Vak is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors. Information gathered through our website is used to monitor our site's effectiveness, fulfill our mission, process your order or donation, provide programs and services, and respond to your queries and requests.
What we collect and how we use it
We collect information about the computer, software, and the domain name of a visitor's internet service provider when a visitor accesses our website. We use this information only to provide website statistics, such as the number of visitors, how and when visitors arrived at our website, which pages were viewed most often. This information helps us effectively manage the website and plan future improvements.
We are not doing the above at this point, but should start it once the payment gateway comes up.
We do not automatically collect email addresses or other personal information unless you provide it on a form, survey or email message. VAK does not sell, trade, or rent personal information that you provide to us, except as noted below.
When you use the social media function available within articles posted on our website, your email address is used to access the social media website in order to post the article link, or to notify you in case of a transmission error. Your email address is not recorded and will not be used for any other purpose.
The email address that you provide to us through an online form (Contact Us, Subscribe etc.), or when you make a donation, purchase a product from our online store, or subscribe to our newsletter, is used to distribute receipts, newsletters or other communications by VAK, or by us at the request of another organization or partner offering products or services we believe may be of interest to you. You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future email messages, or update your mailing lists preferences, by clicking on the appropriate link within the email message you receive.
We do not keep a record of the pages you view while visiting our websites. However, when you click on a page link contained within an email message or newsletter that you receive from us, that information is stored as part of your online profile. This information helps us determine which articles or topics are of greatest interest to you so we can better serve you in the future. The information is not shared with others and is used only to help us deliver information that is more tailored to your individual interests or needs.
When you order products or services from our online store, or make a donation, we need to know your name, email address and mailing address. This data allows us to process, fulfill, and acknowledge your order or donation. We do not store your credit card number and expiration date as these details are entered on the website of the bank which has secure server software to encrypt all information you enter. Processing your order may require that your information be shared with third party vendors or contractors who provide services on our behalf (such as a firm that would package the products you order from us). However, these third party firms are contractually required to keep this information strictly confidential.
If you provide your mailing address to us, you may receive periodic mailings from VAK via the postal or courier service. You also may receive information that we mail on behalf of another organization or partner that we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please send your full name and mailing address, along with a request to be removed from our mail list, to firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can write to us at VAK The Spiritual Book Shop, No.16, J.N. Street, Puducherry - 605001, Pondicherry, INDIA
Information Exchange Is this necessary. Do you do it?
VAK periodically exchanges only the names and mailing addresses (not email addresses) of our donors, subscribers, and store customers with other organizations. We do not provide information about the amount you may have donated or its purpose, or the products that you may have purchased from us. You may request that we not exchange your name and mailing information by sending an email message to email@example.com, or write to us at the address provided above. Please include your full name, mailing address and a request that we not exchange your information with other organizations.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VAK.
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted.