This is the Privacy Policy for Vishwaguru Sri Shivananda website, accessible from http://shivanandam.org, maintained by Sri Sai Mangalam Central Trust, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.

We are a Charitable trust registered in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. The sole purpose of this website is to spread awareness of our spiritual master Sri Shivananda and his mission, his messages and events. No products/services are sold through this website.

In general, we use Google Analytics and Social media plugins to track the network and for usage statistics. Whatever limited data we see from analytics -is to understand the region of visitors and number of visitors.

We value and strictly recognise your privacy, therefore we do-not sell or distribute your data to any third party for marketing purposes neither use it to target any fund raising activities. However, if you opt to contact us on voluntary basis for the purpose of a personal appointment, online appointment or donating funds through our websites, data thus collected are agreed individually for purpose and fitness of use. You have the right to ask us to delete even this minimal data shared for such indicated purpose.

Google Analytics Addendum

Shivanandam website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An “Opt-out Cookie” shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

Social Plugins used

Our websites use social plugins from sites such as Facebook, Google Maps, Email, YouTube, Sound Cloud, Twitter and Instagram. The plugins are marked with the provider’s logo, e.g. “Like” buttons.

If you access one of our websites and it contains one of these plugins, the provider will be notified via the plugin that you have accessed our website. If you are logged into the provider’s site at the same time, the provider can match up your visit to your profile. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from your browser to the provider and stored there.

If you do not want providers to collect data about you, you can select the “Block cookies from third-party providers” option in your browser settings. If there is embedded content from other providers, the browser will then no longer send corresponding information to that provider’s server. However, in some cases this setting will mean that other content on our website no longer works.

Contact Form

You have the option of using a contact from to get in touch with us for a specific reasons. You will be required to enter certain personal data (indicated on this form).

We will only use this and other data provided voluntarily (such as Name , telephone number etc) to answer your message as accurately and specifically as possible. In addition, any information you voluntarily provide as to how you became aware of our website is used for internal statistical purposes.

Spiritual Treks

You have the option of using a contact from to get in touch with us for a specific spiritual trek/walks/pilgrimage. You will be required to enter certain personal data (indicated on this form). The data you enter may be transmitted directly to a travel agent working for us. This agent will also process your data for these purposes only.

More Information

Hopefully this has clarified things for you. However if you are still looking for more information then please contact us through our Contact Us page.