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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has last been updated on 29-Jan-2019.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will be used only in accordance with this privacy policy.

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Canada’s Data Protection Law, are adhered to. By using the services on this site, you give your consent to the processing of such information.

It isn’t mandatory for the user/donor to create an account for making the payment. You shall not provide, update or share any information which belongs to someone else to which you do not have any right to use or is misleading in any way.

How we Collect your Details

In order to make an online payment to us, you are required to mandatorily fill the personal details form and the card details form with all the correct information. We may collect your personal information through these forms.

What Information do we collect through the form?

  • Name
  • Phone No.
  • Email ID
  • Home Address
  • Demographic information such as postal code
  • City, state, and country of residence
  • Credit/Debit Card details (if you select it as your payment method)

The collected data will be stored in an encrypted form to ensure its security.
Please note: We do not store your card details.

What do we do with the collected information?

The personal information is stored for processing the payment as well as for internal record keeping. However, once the payment is successfully received, the credit/debit card details will be deleted automatically. We do not share any of the information received through payment form with any third parties.

Security and Retention of Data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. For this purpose, we will not hold your personal data for any longer than is reasonable. Further, we have taken reasonable steps to protect your information against unauthorized access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, damage, and destruction. Nevertheless, any personal data submitted by you is at your own risk.

We will not transfer your personal details to any third party for the purpose of direct marketing without your permission. We use certain third-party service providers who may have access to your personal data so that they can provide services to us. When this occurs, we have a data protection compliant contract in place with these third parties.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better understand the users’ experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system, if available, upon their first visit.

Social Media Usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the relevant resources.

Third Party Services

The donation portal of Shrinathji Haveli uses the service of Paypal to process the transaction. Your personal information may be collected, maintained and used by the third party as mentioned in its privacy policy.

The EU and the US Privacy Shield Framework

We comply with the EU and the US privacy shield principles and take full responsibility for the processing of personal data that we receive from our users, subjected to Privacy Shield Framework. The user has full right to access, delete or update his or her information shared with us and can simply do so, by writing an email for the same to us on events@shrinathjihaveli.org. In an unavoidable situation, we may be compelled to disclose personal data to comply with lawful requests by public authorities.


We may buy or sell a company or a property. In case we sell a business, we may transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale so that you continue to receive the service being provided to you or for any other business purposes.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


Questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to events@shrinathjihaveli.org.