Privacy Policy

Vedanta Institute London is a registered Charity with the UK Registered Charity No. 1102168. This privacy policy describes how Vedanta Institute London collects and uses your personal information, including the information you provide on the website: www.vedanta.org.uk owned and operated by Vedanta Institute London (“we”, “us” or “our”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us using the contact details given on our website. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect the following personal information from you

  • Contact information such as title, first name, surname, email address, mailing address, phone/ mobile number
  • Gift information collected when a donation has been made

We use this information to

  • Add you to our mailing list to keep you informed about upcoming events
  • Comply with our legal and regulatory obligations such as gift administration and meeting HMRC requirements

If you provide us personal information we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
We also maintain records of your transactions where appropriate.
 

Choice/Opt-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our marketing communications by following the unsubscribe instructions included ins emails or you can do so by contacting us.

Information Obtained About Third Parties

You may provide us with personal information about others, such as recipients’ name and identifiers, address, phone number, bank account details or email address. If so, you confirm that you have appropriate authority to do so and to allow us to use that information and we will only use it for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please contact us at the contact details mentioned on this website.

Information Sharing

We may also disclose your personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements as required by law such as to comply with a court order, subpoena, or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, fulfil our legal or compliance obligations, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a governmental or regulatory request,.

We may share your details with the Vedanta Academy with your permission and to jurisdictions which may offer a level of legal protection to your information which does not meet European legal standards. In such cases, we take steps to protect your information and only make such transfers in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter certain information such as a credit card number on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using reasonable security measures. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us.

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes social media widgets or features, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter button which are interactive mini-programs that run on our site to provide specific services from another company. Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through the widget. Cookies may also be set by the widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by this widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.

Your Rights and Updating Your Personal Information

Upon request Vedanta Institute London will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may request to review, delete or update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, by contacting us. We aim to respond to your request for access within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, including a record of your transactions on our website. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information you can contact us. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, and will securely delete your information when we no longer have a need to retain it.

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website or via a link from your mobile application prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.