Privacy & Cookies Policy

Sruti collects the details provided by you on registration on www.sruti.com.  Kindly, note that sruti.com does not access or store your Payment Card details (i.e. credit/debit card number, expiration date, CVV etc.). When you make a purchase using your card, all required transaction details are captured on the secured payment page, and encrypted using Industrial Strength Cipher, and are securely transmitted to your card issuer for obtaining an authorization decision. At no time during the purchase process or thereafter does Sruti have access to, or store, your complete card account information.

 

We may collect additional information in connection with your participation in any promotions or contests 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.

While you use our website, we may have automatic access to (receive and collect) certain anonymous information in standard usage logs through our web server, obtained from “cookies” sent to your browser from web server cookies stored on your hard drive, including but not limited to:

 

 

 

  • Computer-identification information.
  • IP address, assigned to the computer which you use.
  • The domain server through which you access our service.
  • The type of computer you’re using.
  • The type of web browser you’re using.

 

While you are transacting on our website personally identifiable information collected about you may include:

  • First and last name.
  • Email addresses.
  • Contact details including phone numbers.
  • PIN/ZIP code.
  • Demographic profile (like your age, gender, occupation, education, address )

We may also collect the following information about:

  • The pages you visit/access.
  • The links you click on our website.
  • The number of times you access the page.
  • Things you view, add to bag, add to wish list.

 

You may terminate your account at any time by writing to us at info@sruti.com, from the email ID you have used for creating your account login. We will disable access to your account within 2 working days of receiving your mail. However, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or termination of your account.

When / How do we collect the information?

We will collect anonymous traffic information from you when you visit our website.

We collect the personally identifiable information from you when you register with us or you transact as a guest. During registration you are required to give us your contact information (such as name, email address, date of birth, gender, billing address, delivery address, pin code, mobile number, occupation, etc.) Upon registration users may receive communications from sruti.com (e.g. newsletters, updates). Even when transact as a guest we collect identifiable information (such as name, email address, date of birth, gender, billing address, delivery address, pin code, mobile number etc.).

We use this information to contact you about the services you are using on our website and services in which you have expressed interest.  When you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form, in order to be able to fulfill your requested service. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

You have the option to provide demographic information (such as occupation, education and gender) to us; we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our website.

 

 

You may contact us at info@ sruti.com to request that we remove this information from our database. We are the sole owners of your information collected by us at different points on our Website.  We will collect personally identifiable information about you only as part of a voluntary registration process, guest check out, on-line survey, or contest or any combination thereof.

Our advertisers may collect anonymous traffic information from their own assigned cookies to your browser. The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites which we do not own, manage or control.

How is the information collected used?

We also use your contact information to send you:

  • Password reminder and registration confirmation.
  • Special offers.
  • Changes in the service policies or terms of use.
  • Event based communications such as order information, renewal notices, invites, reminders etc.

Note: We send users updates upon registration, and updates regarding your order status. We also send promotional emails to inform you about new arrivals, special offers, etc.

In addition, we use your personal information to:

  • Improve personalized features on our websites to enhance your shopping experience.
  • To contact you for your account / profile related matters or any other reason as may be necessary.
  • To provide the services requested by you example deliver merchandise ordered by you.
  • To preserve social history as governed by existing law or policy.

We do not share or rent your information with third parties or advertisers.

The security of your personal information and email address is important to us.

 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and email address submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information and email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us at: info@sruti.com

 

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information?

 

You can accept or decline the cookies. All websites that are customizable require that you accept cookies. You must also accept cookies to register as someone for access to some of our services. For information on how to set your browser to alert you to cookies, or to reject cookies, go to http://www.cookiecentral.com/ Cookies

 

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this website. We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website.

 

Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply (an example of this is when transact as a guest or add items to shopping bag). A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive.

 

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by sruti.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our website. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our website to the interests of our customers, to measure traffic within our website and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.

 

Sruti.com includes links to other websites. Such websites are governed by their respective privacy policies, which are beyond our control. Once you leave our servers (you can know where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can’t find the privacy policy of any of these websites via a link from the website’s homepage, you should contact the website directly for more information.

 

 

 

Voluntary disclosure of information.

 

Supplying personally identifiable information is entirely voluntary. You are not required to register with us in order to use our websites. However, we offer some services like subscriptions and product downloads only to visitors who do register and pay.

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

 

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your email address used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product / service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preferences. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by selecting your preferences in “My Account”. If you still face an issue then you may contact us at info@ sruti.com.

 

If your personally identifiable information or email address change, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at info@sruti.com

 

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

 

 

What security procedures are in place to protect information from loss, misuse or alteration?

 

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

 

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 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 endeavour 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 The Sruti Foundation will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and email addresses submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information and email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can send email us at info@sruti.com. All information gathered on sruti.com is securely stored within the sruti.com controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet and, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with internet access.

 

However the internet is an ever evolving medium. We may revise our privacy policy from time to time to incorporate necessary changes. Of course, our use of any information we gather will always be consistent with the policy under which the information was collected, regardless of what the new policy may be.

 

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

 

How can you correct inaccuracies in the information?

 

To correct or update any information you have provided, our websites allow you to do it online.

 

Policy updates

 

We reserve the right to change or update this policy at any time by placing a prominent notice on our website. Such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting to this website.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

 

If we decide to make changes in our email practices, we will post those changes to this privacy policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

 

 

 

 

Limitation of Liability:

 

The editors and publisher of Sruti  do their best to verify the information published, but do not make any warranty or do not take responsibility for the  accuracy or reliability  of the  information so published. The services stated hereinabove are provided on “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Sruti Foundation do not warrant that these servies will be uninterrupted or error or virus-free. No warranty of any kind either express or implied is made as regards the Content or services being provided .

 

The Sruti Foundation is not liable for any direct damages caused by your use or inability to use service so provided by it or as outlined hereinabove or due to delay in delivery  or failure to deliver the magazine in the manner prescribed by you  and in no case The Sruti Foundation be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages resulting from your use or inability to use the aforesaid services.

 

 

 

 

Indemnificaiton:  

 

You agree to defend and indemnify The Sruti Foundation from and against all third party claims and all liabilities, losses, costs or damages resulting from or arising out of (i) your breach of any of the terms mentioned above (ii) your infringement or violation of intellectual property rights , other rights or privacy of a third party or (iii) misuse of the service  or facility provided by it,  by a third party where the misuse was made possible by your failure to take reasonable measures to protect your username and password against misuse.

 

 

Governing Laws:

 

The terms mentioned above relating to subscription of Sruti and  all other matters relating thereto are governed by the laws of India. The Courts at Chennai shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of or inability to use  the service provided by it.

 

 

Acceptance:

 

By subscribing to Sruti or availing any of the services provided by The Sruti Foundation stated hereinabove, you are deemed to have accepted the terms mentioned herein and it constitute an agreement between you and The Sruti Foundation , defining your and The Sruti Foundation’s rights and responsibilities in relation thereto.

 

 

You can offer your views, suggestions, if any to info@sruti.com

 

Contact Details:-

 

The Sruti Foundation,

9 Cathedral Road,

Chennai – 600 086. India.

Tel: +91-44 – 28128080

 

email id : sruti.magazine@gmail.com or info@sruti.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


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