Effective September 1, 2004
Last Amended March 31, 2017
What information does M.A. Center Collect?
M.A. Center collects Personal Information only from persons who voluntarily provide the Personal information or from various affiliated M.A. Center organizations (e.g., inter alia, local satsangs and local centers in the U.S. and abroad, and such organizations, the “Affiliated Amma Organizations”) that have already been granted permission to share such Personal Information.
“Personal information” means your name, shipping/mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, credit or debit card account number, and may also include your retreat registration as well as your donation preferences.
How M.A. Center uses the Personal Information
When we Disclose Personal Information to Others
Right to Control and Correct Personal Information
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our store is hosted on Shopify, Inc. Shopify provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases, and the general Shopify application. Shopify stores your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
When you complete a purchase on our Site, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more information about Shopify’s platform and data collection and use practices, you may want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement found on its website.
If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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