2. Auroville.com Privacy Guarantee
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.
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.
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;
- 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.
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
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