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Privacy Policy posted on July 1, 2013

Siddha Yoga Dham Affiliate of New York, dba Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of New York, ("SYMCNY")is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, "Site"). Please review the following Privacy Policy so that you understand our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information relating to your use of this Site. By using our Site, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. SYMCNY does not actively solicit the personal information of persons outside the United States. By using this Site you are consenting to have personal data that you provide us transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described below.

Site Usage Information We Track

When necessary, we may use your Internet Protocol address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. We also may track, in aggregate, the browser types of visitors to help us understand our visitors' needs related to our Site designs..


SYMCNY may use ad management partners to learn which advertisements bring users to our Sites. These advertisers may use client-side cookies to verify the log-in status of visitors and registered users of our Site. (Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences.) Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Site. If you reject a cookie, you may still use our Site; however, you may not be able to log in or access all areas of our Site.

Information We Collect in Forms

No registration is necessary to visit or participate in this Site. Certain portions of this Site may condition your access on the provision of personally identifiable information. Also, portions of the Site allow you to join our mailing list, participate in a survey and receive e-mail or regular mail information from us. These same sections provide for the ability to opt out of receiving future mailings at any time. These sections contain forms which require your name and e-mail address and which may request, but not require, other personally identifiable information, including your postal address or phone number. By entering your data into this form, you give SYMCNY permission to use and store your personal information, to contact you via e-mail, to send e-mail messages to you containing information relating to your interest in SYMCNY, and to share your information with the SYDA Foundation any other persons or entities that provide services to SYMCNY. SYMCNY engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal data in a manner consistent with our policies. You can terminate these e-mails by emailing us at

Information We Collect When You Make a Purchase at the SYDA Foundation Bookstore or Make a Financial Donation or Register for Siddha Yoga Events at the SYMCNY Online Registration Site

If you make a purchase at the SYDA Foundation Bookstore,, using the online payment system or make a financial donation or register for events using SYMCNY's online registration site, we request you provide certain information that is necessary for our third-party service providers to bill your credit card company and fill your order. These Sites use an order form that requests certain information about you, such as your e-mail and shipping address and your credit card information, which is used to process your order or to contact you regarding your order. When you place an order or make a financial donation, you may be asked to select a password so that your address and shipping information can be stored for the next time you shop or make a donation. Your credit card information will not be stored, unless you specifically request that it be stored or you register for ongoing participation in an online event. When your credit card information is stored, it will be encrypted. You are also welcome to view the information you have previously provided and modify it or correct it online at any time. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use this information to contact you. The purchase process requires this service provider to collect and process your credit card information or checking account number.

This Site may allow you the option of registering to receive e-mails about new products or other matters of interest regarding SYMCNY, Siddha Yoga, Siddha Yoga events, and the SYDA Foundation. The option to "opt-out" of receiving these mailings is available to you at any time that you request it. If you have any questions about the privacy of any information submitted to our Site, please contact us by e-mail at or by postal mail at 324 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024, attention SYMCNY.

Security and Privacy

SYMCNY retains records of individuals who register for events in its database. SYMCNY's Site uses security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or alteration of the information under our control. We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of your data containing personally identifiable information.

Information We May Share with Others

Affiliate Sharing

SYMCNY does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the purposes of marketing their products or services to you. However, your personal information may be shared with SYDA Foundation or any SYMCNY-affiliated organization, as permitted by law.

We do not share, sell, or rent your individual personal information with or to any individual or organization except as permitted under this Privacy Policy, pursuant to your express permission, or as required by law.

Third-party Service Providers

SYMCNY may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if this access is necessary for them to perform services for us. By submitting any information to SYMCNY, you agree to submit your personal information to SYMCNY and the third-party service providers who provide services to SYMCNY. SYMCNY engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the privacy of our Site's users in a manner consistent with our policies.

Compliance with the Law

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires such disclosure, including, for example, complying with a judicial proceeding, court order or subpoena, or when SYMCNY believes that public interest mandates such disclosure.

Business Transition

If SYMCNY goes through a business transition, such as a reorganization, acquisition by another entity, or transfer of all or a substantial portion of our assets, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to any successor entity in connection with such business transition.

Links to Other Web Sites

SYMCNY is not responsible for the contents, services, privacy policies, or practices of any web sites to which we may hyperlink from our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Data Quality/Access

To change or modify information previously provided to our Site, please email us at:, or contact us by mail at: 324 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024, attention SYMCNY.

A Note to Parents

This Site does not target children (under age 13) for collection of information online or collect information from such children. It is intended for use only by persons 18 or older, emancipated minors, minors 13 years of age or older who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into and be legally bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and parents together with children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted at this website by visitors under 13 years of age. If a child under 13 years of age wishes to submit any information, this should be done only by the child's parents.

Notification of Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Users will be made aware of these changes by the change of the effective date at the top of this policy. If we make a change that we reasonably believe may materially affect how we collect, disclose, or otherwise share your personal information, we will post a separate notice to that effect on our home page with a link to the revised policy. Any changes made to this Privacy Policy will apply to any personal information that you provide to us on or after the effective date of such changes and any information previously collected from you by SYMCNY. If you do not agree with the revised terms of this Privacy Policy, you may terminate your use of this Site and contact SYMCNY to unsubscribe from any e-mails we send by emailing us at:, or by mailing us at: 324 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024, attention SYMCNY.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate your records by contacting us via email at:, or by postal mail at: 324 West 86th Street, New York 10024, attention SYMCNY.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or this Site, please contact us via e-mail at, or by postal mail at 324 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024, attention SYMCNY.

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