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RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF THE CONTENT
This site is owned and operated by Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation (“SMSF”). No content from this site may be copied, framed, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may temporarily download one copy of the content on any single computer or print one or more copies of the content for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices. In the event you download any content from this site, such content is licensed to you by SMSF. SMSF does not transfer title to the content to you. Republication or redistribution of the content, is expressly prohibited.. Without limiting the foregoing, and without prior written permission from SMSF, copying or reproduction of any content or other material obtained on this site to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited.
Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any articles, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. Anything you transmit, including communications or posts may be used by SMSF, or its affiliates, vendors or partners for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, SMSF, is 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. Heartfulness is a SMSF initiative.
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.
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. 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 it.
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
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 purposes.
POLICIES FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
SMSF encourages 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.
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 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, terms of service or to protect our service, site, members, share information upon request by government authorities 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.
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.
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 industry.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
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
PARTICIPANT MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OF LEGAL AGE; AND MAY ONLY UNDERTAKE THE PRACTICE OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL, ARE OF SOUND MIND AND FOR PERSONAL RECREATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. . 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, EFFECTIVENESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. CERTAIN CONTENT MAY BE THE PERSONAL VIEWS OF THE AUTHORS AND SMSF DOES NOT ASSUME ANY REPSONSIBILITY FOR SAME. YOU (AND NOT SMSF) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY CURE, REMEDY, SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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 both parties.