SYDA Foundation Privacy Policy

SYDA is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our websites,;; and the Siddha Yoga Events Online Registration Site (the “Sites”). Please review the following Privacy Policy so that you understand our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information relating to your use of these Sites. By using our Sites, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. SYDA does not actively solicit the personal information of persons outside the United States. By using these Sites you are consenting to have personal data that you provide us transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described below.

Site Usage Information We Track

When necessary, we may use your Internet Protocol address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Sites. We also may track, in aggregate, the browser types of visitors to help us understand our visitors' needs related to our Site designs.


SYDA may use ad management partners to learn which advertisements bring users to our Sites. These advertisers may use client-side cookies to verify the log-in status of visitors and registered users of our Sites. (Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences.) Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Sites. If you reject a cookie, you may still use our Sites; however, you may not be able to log in or access all areas of our Sites.

Information We Collect in Forms

No registration is necessary to visit or participate in these Sites, except the Siddha Yoga Events Online Registration Site. Certain portions of these Sites may condition your access on the provision of personally identifiable information. Also, portions of the Sites allow you to join our mailing list and receive e-mail or regular mail information from us. These same sections provide for the ability to opt out of receiving future mailings at any time. These sections contain forms which require your name and e-mail address and which may request, but not require, other personally identifiable information, including your postal address or phone number. By entering your data into this form, you give SYDA permission to use and store your personal information, to contact you via e-mail, to send e-mail messages to you containing information relating to your interest in SYDA, and to share your information with any other persons or entities that provide services to SYDA. SYDA engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal data in a manner consistent with our policies. You can terminate these e-mails by sending an e-mail to

Information We Collect When You Make a Purchase at Our Bookstore or Register for Siddha Yoga Events at our Online Registration Site

If you make a purchase at the SYDA Bookstore,, using our online payment system or register for Siddha Yoga Events using our online registration site, we request you provide certain information that is necessary for SYDA's third-party service providers to bill your credit card company and fill your order. These Sites use an order form that requests certain information about you, such as your e-mail and shipping address and your credit card information, which is used to process your order or to contact you regarding your order. When you place an order, you are asked to select a password so that your address and shipping information can be stored for the next time you shop. Your credit card information will not be stored, unless you specifically request that it be stored or you register for ongoing participation in an online event. When your credit card information is stored, it will be encrypted. You are also welcome to view the information you have previously provided and modify it or correct it online at any time. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use this information to contact you. The purchase process requires this service provider to collect and process your credit card information or checking account number.

These Sites allow you the option of registering to receive e-mails about new products or other matters of interest regarding the Siddha Yoga Bookstore, Siddha Yoga Events, and the SYDA Foundation. The option to "opt-out" of receiving these mailings is available to you at any time that you request it. If you have any questions about the privacy of any information submitted to our Sites, please contact us by e-mail at or by postal mail at SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Road, P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

Security and Privacy

SYDA retains records of individuals who register for events in its database. SYDA's Sites use security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or alteration of the information under our control. We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of your data containing personally identifiable information.

Information We May Share with Others

Affiliate Sharing

SYDA does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the purposes of marketing their products or services to you. However, your personal information may be shared with any SYDA-affiliated organization, as permitted by law.

We do not share, sell, or rent your individual personal information with or to any individual or organization except as permitted under this Privacy Policy, pursuant to your express permission, or as required by law.

Third-party Service Providers

SYDA may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if this access is necessary for them to perform services for us. By submitting any information to SYDA, you agree to submit your personal information to SYDA and the third-party service providers who provide services to SYDA. SYDA engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the privacy of our Sites' users in a manner consistent with our policies.

Compliance with the Law

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires such disclosure, including, for example, complying with a judicial proceeding, court order or subpoena, or when SYDA believes that public interest mandates such disclosure.

Business Transition

If SYDA goes through a business transition, such as a reorganization, acquisition by another entity, or transfer of all or a substantial portion of our assets, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to any successor entity in connection with such business transition.

Links to Other Web Sites

SYDA is not responsible for the contents, services, privacy policies, or practices of any web sites to which we may hyperlink from our Sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Data Quality/Access

To change or modify information previously provided to our Sites, please go to or contact us by mail at SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Road, P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

A Note to Parents

These Sites do not target children (under age 13) for collection of information online or collect information from such children. It is intended for use only by persons 18 or older, emancipated minors, minors 13 years of age or older who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into and be legally bound by these Terms and parents together with children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted at this website by visitors under 13 years of age. If a child under 13 years of age wishes to submit any information, this should be done only by the child’s parents.

Notification of Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Users will be made aware of these changes by the change of the version number and effective date at the top of this policy. If we make a change that we reasonably believe may materially affect how we collect, disclose, or otherwise share your personal information, we will post a separate notice to that effect on our home page with a link to the revised policy. Any changes made to this Privacy Policy will apply to any personal information that you provide to us on or after the effective date of such changes and any information previously collected from you by SYDA. If you do not agree with the revised terms of this Privacy Policy, you may terminate your use of these Sites and contact SYDA to unsubscribe from any e-mails we send at or by mailing us at SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Road, P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate your records by clicking here or by contacting us at SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Road, P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779. For the Siddha Yoga bookstore, e-mail or contact Bookstore Department, SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Rd., P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or this Site, please contact us via e-mail at or by postal mail at SYDA Foundation, 371 Brickman Road, P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.