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PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY

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THE INTERNET, PRIVACY AND SRCM

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 SRCM we strive to help our members protect their privacy while using our services.

SRCM PRIVACY POLICY

SRCM 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 SRCM 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 SRCM will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. SRCM 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) SRCM's rights or property, other SRCM users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. SRCM may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

There are cases where SRCM 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 SRCM Sahaj Net News newsletter). SRCM needs to collect this information for fulfilling orders, tracking/verifying compliance with SRCM 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 info@srcm.org

OPTING OUT

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 SRCM, 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 info@srcm.org. Information provided when purchasing products from any of our online stores shall not be used for marketing and promotional purposes.

POLICIES FOR KIDS (INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE)

SRCM 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 SRCM by persons under 18 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, SRCM 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 SRCM 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 consent.

We do not allow persons under 18 years of age to be listed in our member directory or to receive direct communications from SRCM 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.

SRCM 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 SRCM 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 SRCM, 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.

USE OF COOKIES

SRCM 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 cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll 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' needs.

SRCM has one primary use for its cookies. We use them to specify unique preferences. We use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the SRCM service that our users find valuable. While this activity depends on the use of a cookie, visitors to SRCM always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

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 SRCM service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering contests, or playing games.

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. SRCM does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Users should be aware that when they are on SRCM, they could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from SRCM pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Their privacy policy may differ from then SRCM policy. Please keep 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 SRCM 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.

SRCM's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond SRCM's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

SECURITY

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, SRCM 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 SRCM 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. SRCM 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. SRCM 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 re-register 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 SRCM 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 SRCM Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the SRCM site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

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