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Privacy Policy

Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra (BYVK) respects your privacy

When processing personal data, we attach great importance to protecting your private sphere and ensuring that your data are secure. This data protection policy tells you about the data we process.

We collect, process and store personal data (including IP addresses) only if you have given your consent.

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect are limited to information regarding our relationship with you. This includes contact information, such as name, telephone number, address or email address, as well as information relating to your donations to The Satsang Foundation or BYVK. Information that cannot be linked to your identity (e.g. statistical information, such as the number of users on our portal) is not considered to be personal data.

How do we collect personal data?

In general, we collect personal data in the following cases: when you visit our websites; when you communicate with us directly; when you attend any of our courses in other cities; when you register for our newsletter or an event; when you participate in a survey; or when you provide personal data for other purposes.

How long do we retain your personal data?

We retain your data as long as necessary for our relationship with you, or as long as we have a legitimate interest in continuing to store the information. We delete your personal data in all other cases, except when continued storage is required under the law (for example, we are legally obligated to retain documents such as donation records for a long period).

What data are processed when you use our web application?

In general, you may visit our website without providing personal information. When you visit the site, our servers make a temporary record of each access in a log file. The following technical data are collected and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  • The IP address of the computer used to access the site

  • The date and time of access

  • The website from which access was obtained, as well as the search term used, as applicable

  • The name and URL of the accessed file

  • The search queries used

  • Your computer’s operating system (shown by the user agent)

  • The browser you are using (shown by the user agent)

  • The type of device, if access is obtained through a mobile telephone

  • The transmission protocol used

By collecting and processing these data, we promote system security and stability, allow for error and performance analysis, and serve internal statistical needs. This also enables us to optimize our online services. In addition, IP addresses are used to preset the website language. Finally, we insert cookies and use cookie-based applications and tools when users access our website. More detailed information can be found in the next section.

What are cookies, and when are they used?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit our website. When you return to the website, your browser transmits the information contained in the cookies back to us, and this allows the system to recognize your terminal device. With the help of cookies, we are able to optimize our website and facilitate its use.

If you opt not to permit the use of cookies, you may deactivate and delete all cookies at any time. For more information, consult your browser’s help function. If you choose to deactivate cookies, however, certain functions on our website may no longer be available to you. The deactivation or deletion process must be repeated if you use a different browser or terminal device.

Social media

Our website contains links to several social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc.). The links are marked with the logos of the providers. Clicking on a link takes you to the relevant social media platform, where this data protection policy does not apply. The provisions that apply there can be found in the data protection policy posted on the respective provider’s website.

What rights do you have concerning your personal data?

You have the following rights:

  • You are entitled to request information about your stored data.

  • You may request that your personal data be corrected, supplemented, blocked or deleted.

  • If you have consented to the processing of your data, you may revoke that consent at any time, effective going forward.


You may do so via letter or email. See Contact section.


Data security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect stored personal data against manipulation, partial or total loss, and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continually upgraded as technology advances.


Amending this data protection policy

We reserve the right to amend or supplement this policy at any time, as we see fit and in accordance with data protection law. Please consult this policy on a regular basis.


If you have questions about your personal data or related issues, please contact:

Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra

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