This Privacy Statement applies to the following websites owned and maintained by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), Belur Math, Howrah – 711202, West Bengal, India.

http://www.rkmvu.ac.in (or http://rkmvu.ac.in),  https://forms.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://narendrapur.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://sanskrit.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://cs.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://physics.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://maths.rkmvu.ac.in, http://sy.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://sangeet.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://ish.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://philosophy.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://kvk.rkmvu.ac.in,  http://vivekdisha.in

Overview

Thank you for visiting the websites of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (acronym: RKMVERI), hereafter collectively referred to as “websites”. We, RKMVERI, Belur Math, do not collect personal information about visitors to our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. We will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.

Information collected and stored automatically

When you visit our websites, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Websites in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

The IP address from which you access our websites;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our websites;
The date and time you access our websites;
The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one).

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies to support the internal functionality of the websites. Cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit, are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. When you register on the websites, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. We use third-party vendors, such as, Google Analytics, to place cookies and analyze the information collected by cookies in order to make our websites more useful to you.

No personally identifiable information is collected through these cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form. The data is retained for as long as necessary to support the mission of our websites. To understand what Google does with your information, read Google’s privacy policy.

Your Information collected on RKMVERI Secure Portal

RKMVERI Secure Portal https://forms.rkmvu.ac.in (our Payments and donation site) will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide us, for example, name, billing address, email, phone number. This information is required to send you donation receipts, to communicate other information when there is a transaction failure, and to reply donor’s queries. We may also contact you to provide information about our programs and activities that may interest you.

Webpage Comments

When you leave comments on our websites we collect the data shown in the comment-form, and also the your’s IP address and browser user-agent string to help spam detection. These comments’ content (your name and content text) will be publicly shown (provided they meet our Comments Policy given below) on the same page you write the comment.

Comments Policy:

RKMVERI welcomes comments on the web-pages on its websites from the site visitors. Comment text should be generally useful, meaningful to RKMVERI or general public and relevant to the webpage; it should not be disparaging, or disrespectful, or non-offensive towards any individual or entity. RKMVERI reserves the right to reject any comment if it thinks the comment violates the Comment policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (like RKMVERI secure Portal), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Security

We take reasonable steps to design and manage the websites’ technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure. We secure credit card / debit card / wallet / net banking processing based on compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards by our payment gateway. When you use your credit card / debit card / wallet / net banking for any donation or payment on our RKMVERI Secure Portal, that transaction is always encrypted when traveling over the Internet.

Third-party Plug-Ins, Widgets, and Links embedded on RKMVERI Sites

Within the websites of RKMVERI, there are embedded applications, plug-ins, widgets or links to non-Belur Math Websites (collectively “sites”), such as, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, etc. These sites operate independently of RKMVERI and have their own privacy policies. When you visit these sites, you leave our Websites and no longer will be subject to our privacy and security policies. RKMVERI, Belur Math, is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of other sites, and such sites are not intended to be an endorsement of those sites or their content.

Embedded content from Third-party websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Page Last updated: 03 Dec, 2020