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This privacy statement is intended to inform users about how this website complies with the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Telemedia Act in terms of the type, scope and purpose of data collection and use of personal data by the website operator, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
When visiting this website, the web server automatically records log files. These data includes, for example, browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address of the requesting computer, server request date and time of access, and client file request (file name and URL). These data are collected only for the purpose of statistical evaluation. A transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. To the extent that we collect personal data, this takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) is subject to security vulnerabilities. Absolute protection of data from access by strangers is not possible.
We collect personal data in order to process your registration for an activity which has been advertised on our website or in our brochures. In particular, this includes attending a yoga class, workshop, or other event organized by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. This information – consisting most basically of name, address, telephone number and e-mail address – is considered personal data because it can be traced back to you.
When registering for one of our Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Sadhana Intensive or Yoga Further Training, we collect additional data relevant to course registration and course completion. These include health data and third party data (emergency contact details). You should therefore ensure that all information relating to third parties is provided by you with the consent of such persons.
By completing an application form or registering for one of our events by email, by telephone, in person or by post, you consent to the storage and processing of your personal data for the creation, implementation and processing of your booking.
We only transfer personal data to third parties for the fulfilment of a contract. This applies to the companies involved in the execution of a yoga vacation or a yoga teacher training, such as seminar hotels, credit card companies, payment service providers, banks or transfer services. The basis for the transfer is Art. 6 paragraph 1(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
The transfer of your data to a third country without suitable guarantees is based on Article 49 paragraph 1(b) GDPR, which allows the transfer for the performance of a contract.
A further transfer of data will only take place if you have expressly consented to the transfer or if we are legally or officially obliged to do so, or if the transfer is necessary in connection with your use of the website.
Your data will not be transferred to third parties, such as for advertising purposes, without explicit consent.
In addition to processing your data to process your course booking, we also use this data to inform you by post about further offers. Furthermore, we use your data to inform you by telephone about related courses or further offers.
You may revoke the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. A text message (letter, email) is sufficient. Use the following contact information:
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Steinheilstr. 1, D-80333 Munich
With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information on yoga vacation, yoga further education programs, and yoga teacher training courses (this may in particular include references to blog posts, lectures or workshops, our services or online presence).
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with third-party e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Similarly, the changes to your data stored with MailChimp will be logged.
The newsletter is distributed via "MailChimp", a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described herein, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.
To sign up for the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only for the personalization of the newsletter. We also ask you optionally to indicate your interests. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.
The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.
Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will lapse. A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.
A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG (Law against Unfair Competition). The use of the mail service provider MailChimp, carrying out the statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our non-profit interests and the expectations of our users.
We further point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time, in accordance with the statutory requirements of Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and that are assigned to the browser you are using and that provide certain information to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They help make internet offerings overall more user-friendly and effective.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and function are explained below:
– Transient cookies (see a.)
– Persistent cookies (see b.).
This page uses the Cookie Opt-in Cookie-Script from Objectis Ltd. For the purposes of statistics, a web beacon connects to the Cookie-Script server. When you accept cookies on this website via the cookie banner, you accept the Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is only activated with your explicit consent (opt-in).
We use the open source software Matomo to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the website. Cookies are used for this. The information obtained about website usage is transmitted exclusively to our server and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. We use the data to evaluate the use of the website. The data collected will not be passed on to third parties.
The IP addresses are anonymized (IP masking) so that they cannot be assigned to individual users.
The data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a of the GDPR. We are thus pursuing our legitimate interest in optimizing our website for our external presentation.
If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The responsible party for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”).
Scope of processing
Google Analytics 4 has IP address anonymization enabled by default. Due to IP anonymization, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
During your website visit, your user behavior is recorded in the form of “events”. Events can be:
Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your pseudonymous use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics serve to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Recipients of the data are/may be:
It cannot be ruled out that US authorities may access the data stored by Google.
Third country transfer
Insofar as data is processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an appropriate level of data protection. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. A transfer of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not be entitled to any legal remedies against access by authorities.
Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 2 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached occurs automatically once a month.
The legal basis for this data processing is your consent pursuant to Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit. a GDPR.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by accessing the cookie settings and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to reject all cookies, this may result in a restriction of functionalities on this and other websites. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called web site tags through one interface (including, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users' personal data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, refer to the following information about Google's services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service within the meaning of Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR), USA ("Google").
We use Google's online AdWords marketing tool "AdWords" to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a probable interest in the ads. This allows us to more specifically display ads for our online offering so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests.
Remarketing is when a user e.g. is shown ads for products he's been looking at on other websites. This works as follows: when a user accesses our and other websites where the Google advertising network is active, Google will immediately execute a Google code and incorporate so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "Web beacons") into the website. These enable an individual cookie, i.e, a small file, to be set (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). This cookie or file records which websites the user visited, what content interests him and what the user has clicked on, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.
Furthermore, we receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained through the cookie is used by Google to generate conversion statistics for us. However, we only see the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. We do not receive any information that personally identifies users.
The data of the users are pseudonymously processed within the Google advertising network. This means that Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the users, but processes the relevant cookie-related data within pseudonymous user profiles. Thus from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.
We use Google Analytics to display advertisements within Google and its affiliate advertising services to only those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g., interest in specific topics or products that may be determined by the websites visited) that we transmit to Google (so-called "Remarketing", or "Google Analytics Audiences"). Remarketing Audiences helps to ensure that our ads match the potential interests of users.
(1) On this website we use Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and allows you to conveniently use the map feature.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data collected when visiting our website are transmitted. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users on the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, for which you must turn to Google directly.
You may request, free of charge, information about the data we store about you if you wish to verify what information we store about you.
You have the right to correct inaccurate or incomplete data that the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres have stored about you.
You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. However, we would like to point out that the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres are subject to legal obligations that do not allow us to delete certain information immediately. These obligations result from accounting and tax laws. We may, however, anonymize your data, thereby preventing processing for purposes other than those required by law.
In addition, you can amend or revoke your declaration of consent at any time without stating reasons, with effect for the future. You can submit the revocation either by post or by e-mail to us. You will incur no other costs than the postage costs or the e-mail transmission costs according to the existing base rates.
A text message (letter, email) is sufficient. Use the following contact information:
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Steinheilstr. 1, D-80333 Munich