Cookie Policy

Last updated: January 23rd, 2021.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to Your computer or mobile when You visit a website.

WHY DO WE COLLECT COOKIES?

We collect cookies for security purposes and to try and tailor the information on Our site to suit Your requirements. We also collect cookies to help improve the User experience on Our Site.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE COLLECT?

  • Essential: These are cookies that store information such as time zone and location. These cookies are essential for You to browse Our Site and use its features. It also helps Us maintain the security of Our site.
  • Improvement: These are cookies that store information such as which pages on the site You visited, time You spent on each page, etc. These cookies help Us provide users with a better experience of the site. Improvement cookies include third-party cookies listed below.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

We use Google Analytics which is a Google-owned tool to collect third-party cookies. Before using these cookies, We ask for Your consent. The information about Your use of www.vedantausa.org  includes Your time zone and location, which will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use this information to improve and optimize the website for Our users. Please see the Google policies.

We also use Facebook Pixel which is a Facebook-owned tool to collect information that would aid in tracking the performance of Our marketing. This information is stored by Facebook. Please see further Facebook policies at Facebook Business Tools Terms.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE WEB BEACONS? 

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our websites or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page with a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

COOKIE POLICY OPTIONS

In order to view Our Site, Essential cookies are enabled by default. You have the option to enable or disable the Improvement cookies. However, blocking improvement cookies may disable certain features on Our Site and may make it impossible for You to use certain services available on Our Site. This may also affect Your overall experience with Us.

On clicking “accept” (opting in) You accept the terms of the cookie policy and the use of cookies for essential purposes and improvement purposes (if enabled).

RETENTION OF COOKIES

These cookies will be deleted after the expiry of 180 days from the date of acceptance of the cookie policy or by configuring Your internet browser to erase all cookies from Your computer’s hard drive. It can also be deleted upon request by email to us at the below-mentioned email. If You wish to contact us about any information regarding the cookies we use or if You wish to change Your cookie consent choices email us at info@vedantausa.org

HOW OFTEN WILL YOU UPDATE THE COOKIE POLICY? 

We may update the Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. 

The date at the top of this cookie policy indicates when it was last updated. 

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at info@vedantausa.org on by post to:

Vedanta Cultural Foundation USA 
500 Crossfields Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873, USA