Data privacy

Our commitment to you

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.

What data do we collect?

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.

Data transfer to third parties

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.

Use of your data for advertising purposes

By post and by phone

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:

munich@sivananda.net

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Steinheilstr. 1, D-80333 Munich

Cookies

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When you accept Cookies on this site via our cookie banner, you are accepting the Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is only activated with your explicit consent.

Google Analytics

Based on your consent (opt-in) and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a), Art. 7 GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee that Google will comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and Internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles of the processed data can be created.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

For more information about Google’s data usage, settings and opt-out options, please read Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google’s ads settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Google Tag Manager

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.

Google AdWords and conversion measurement

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”).

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

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 only display ads to users that potentially match users’ interests.

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.

For more information about Google’s data usage, settings and opt-out options, please read Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google’s Ads Ads Settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

YouTube

Our website features embedded videos from YouTube. This service is offered by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. For further information, see the data privacy policy of YouTube.

Disclosure, correction and deletion of personal data

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:

munich@sivananda.net

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Steinheilstr. 1, D-80333 Munich