Auroville Online Store is strongly committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy provides succinctly the manner your data is collected and used by Auroville.com (hereinafter referred to as "Website" or "Auroville.com"). Any person accessing, browsing or otherwise using this Website, either manually or via an automated device or program, shall be considered a "User".

This Privacy Policy describes the information, as part of the normal operation of our services, we collect from you and what may happen to that information.

By accepting the Privacy Policy during registration, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the User Agreement.

User consent to Privacy Policy | Auroville.com Privacy Guarantee | What Information Is Or May Be Collected from You | Our Use of Your Information | Our Disclosure of Your Information | What Choices are available to you regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Your Information | Security | Access or change your personally identifiable information | Amendments to Privacy Policy | Third Party Intermediaries | Linked Internet websites | Your Consent | Contact

1. User consent to Privacy Policy

By accessing, browsing or using the Website, Users acknowledge that they have read, understand, agree and consent to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. Users consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of User information including personal information and anonymous browsing information (together "Information") pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to these terms and conditions, please do not access, browse, or use this Website.

2. Auroville.com Privacy Guarantee

Auroville.com promises that we will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties (except as provided in this Privacy Policy) without your consent. We and/or certain authorized third party service providers will use the personal information provided by you to provide you with the services, which are offered on Auroville.com. From time to time we may reveal general statistical information about our Website and visitors, such as number of visitors, number and type of goods and services purchased, etc. Your trust and confidence are our highest priority.

3. What Information Is Or May Be Collected from You?

The information Auroville.com collects:

• Anonymous Browsing Information

Users can browse the Website without revealing personal information. In this context, our servers may collect information obtained from "cookies" sent to your browser from:

a. web server cookie stored on your hard drive,

b. an IP address, assigned to the computer which you use,

c. the domain server through which you access our service,

d. the type of computer you are using,

e. the type of web browser you are using.

Auroville.com uses cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging on process for registered users, to help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users, to provide the mechanisms for online shopping and to enable traffic monitoring etc.

Non-registered users of the Website are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. While you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our Website or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of or access any areas reserved for registered users.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. As described above this will restrict the Auroville.com services you can use.

• Personal Information

Auroville.com collects the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our Website and other websites accessible from the latter. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used.

We may collect additional information in connection with your participation in any promotions or competitions offered by us and information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and Website use, which enables us to improve the service we provide. We will collect only such information as is necessary and relevant to us to provide you with the services available on the Website.

By submitting information to this Website, Users acknowledge that they have read this Privacy Policy, understand it, agree to its terms and authorize Auroville.com to collect, use and disclose Information pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

You can terminate your account at any time. However, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or the termination of your account.

4. Our Use of Your Information?

Auroville.com uses the Information collected from its Users to respond to Users questions and/or comments. Anonymous browsing information may be used to gather broad demographic information used in marketing, promotion or similar activities. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics about Users of the Website. Auroville.com may also use this data to monitor Website performance and to make the Website easier and more convenient to use.

5. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We will not use your personal information for any purpose other than to complete a transaction with you.

We do not rent, sell or share your personal information and we will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties unless:

- we have your permission;

- to provide products or services you have requested;

- to help investigate, prevent or take action regarding unlawful and illegal activities, suspected fraud, potential threat to the safety or security of any person, violations of Auroville.com terms of use or to defend against legal claims; and

- special circumstances such as compliance with court orders, requests/order from legal authorities or law enforcement agencies requiring such disclosure.

6. What Choices are available to you regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Your Information?

Supplying personally identifiable information is entirely voluntary. You are not required to register with us in order to browse our Website. However, we offer some services only to Users who do register.

You may change your interests at any time and may opt-in or opt-out of any marketing / promotional / newsletters mailings. Auroville.com reserves the right to send you certain service related communication, considered to be a part of your Auroville.com account without offering you the facility to opt-out. You may update your information and change your account settings at any time. Please use the contact information provided below for the above purposes.

Upon request, we will remove / block your personally identifiable information from our database, thereby canceling your registration. However, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or the termination of your account.

If we plan to use your personally identifiable information for any commercial purposes, we will notify you at the time we collect that information and allow you to opt-out of having your information used for those purposes.

7. Security

To protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, we have in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures. For example, our servers are accessible only to authorized personnel and that your information is shared with respective personnel on need to know basis to complete the transaction and to provide the services requested by you.

Although we will endeavor to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. By using this Website, you agree that we will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

8. How Can Access or Change your Personally Identifiable Information

To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your personal identifying information. If you have registered your profile on Auroville.com, your Auroville.com ID and Password are required in order to access your profile information

To access, correct or update any information you have provided, our Website allows you to do it online.

You can update any information by accessing the following link: www.auroville.com/shop

9. Amendments to Privacy Policy

Auroville.com reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy periodically. Any amendments made to this Privacy Policy will be considered effective immediately after the amendments are posted on the Website.

If Auroville.com decides to change this Privacy Policy, it will post those changes to this privacy statement and will give notices of the changes on the homepage of the Website, and other places we deem appropriate so our Users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

10. Third Party Intermediaries

We use outside credit card processing companies and banks to process payments and to bill users for services. As far as we are aware, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personal identifiable information for any secondary purposes other than for purposes of their businesses.

11. Linked Internet websites

The Website provides hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or to other websites not controlled by Auroville.com. These hyper linked websites may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. Auroville.com is not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these websites, and Auroville.com expressly disclaims any and all liabilities related to such collection, use, or disclosure.

12. Your Consent

By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of the information you disclose on the Website by Auroville.com.

13. Contact User Support

You Can Contact Us at:

Auroville Online Store

http://www.auroville.com/

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