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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Scope:

This statement applies to user interactions with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) News Website at http://news.iskcon.org

General:

The site makes some use of data that directly or indirectly identifies users. We do not use any personal information for any purpose which is not related to the services we provide to you via this site. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy.  The ISKCON News staff, welcome feedback from their users in relation to the site's design and practices, and to this Privacy Statement. Questions and feedback should be addressed to editor@iskcon.com

Data Collection:

Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with the ISKCON web-site in the following circumstances:

User Account:

The User Account system allows users to create an account to better interact with ISKCON News and its services. Currently, the information required to create an account includes First name, Last name and Email address.
This information is stored on the ISKCON.com web servers and is used to allow users to register for site features.

Computer Information:

It is a necessary part of visiting any web-site, including the ISKCON News site, that the user's web-browser provides the machine's identity (its IP-address) to the web-server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser-type and operating system are provided.

Navigation and Click-Stream Data

Browsing any web-site, including the ISKCON News site, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page. We use anonymous temporary cookies to better analyze user navigation trends and to provide additional information to our web analysis software. These cookies can be blocked without impacting your interaction with the ISKCON News website.

Online Forms

The site has several forms that collect voluntary data from our users for the purposes of improving our service to clients and individuals who want to work with us.

User Feedback

We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Providing feedback is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the ISKCON News site.

Data Storage, Use and Disclosure, and Retention

All personal data described in the preceding section is stored securely, and archived for a period of at least 12 months and possibly up to 7 years.

The data is used by ISKCON News site software, and by staff involved in the management of the ISKCON News site, only for:

- web-site and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
- evaluation, research and development.

Identified data can only be re-disclosed to the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which it is legally authorized, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

Accountability

The staff who operate the ISKCON News site, are Subject to any and all applicable international laws and treaties.

DISCLAIMER

Articles published on this website are not necessarily the opinion of ISKCON NEWS or ISKCON.

This web site is presented by ISKCON News for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

ISKCON News monitors the quality of the information available on this web site and updates the information regularly.

However, the ISKCON News does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this web site or on any linked site.

ISKCON News recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the web site for their purposes.

This web site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this web site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of ISKCON News, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to external web sites:

This web site contains links to other web sites that are external to ISKCON News. ISKCON News takes reasonable care in linking web sites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external web sites.

Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement or a  recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by
this web site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the web site they visit.

Security of the ISKCON News web site:

ISKCON News applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorized access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

ISKCON News accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

COPYRIGHT 

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, disseminate, sell, distribute, publish, broadcast or circulate the information received through the ISKCON News website at http//www.iskcon.org to anyone, including, but not limited to, others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Office of Communications (ISKCON Communciations). 

Unless otherwise stated, the rights to all written, photographic, audio, and video content on ISKCON NEWS are exclusively held and reserved by the original author(s) and/or originating website.

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