Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Chinmaya Seva Trust, South Africa uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. is organised by Chinmaya Seva Trust, South Africa (CSTSA) which is the body governing all activities of Chinmaya Mission, South Africa. CSTSA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. CSTSA may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2016.

What do we collect?

We will only ever collect the information We need – including data that will be useful to help improve Our work. You don’t have to disclose any of this information to browse the sites. We collect two kinds of information:

  • Non-personal information such as IP addresses (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps Us to determine how many people use Our sites, how many people visit on a regular basis, and how popular Our pages are. This information doesn’t tell Us anything about who you are or where you live. It simply allows Us to monitor and improve Our service.
  • Personal information such as name, postal address, phone number, email address, date of birth (where appropriate), and financial information (where necessary to administer your donations).

What do we do with the collected information ?

We collect this information in connection with specific activities, such as newsletter requests, registration for classes, camps or events, Pooja at the temple on your behalf, feedback, and donations etc. The information is either needed to fulfil your request or to enable Us to provide you with a more personalised information about our work.

We never sell or share your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

External Links

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Social Media

We operate a number of social media pages (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram). Although this policy covers how We will use any data collected from those pages it does not cover how the providers of social media websites will use your information. Please ensure you read the privacy policy of the social media website before sharing data and make use of the privacy settings and reporting mechanisms to control how your data is used.

If you have any questions about this policy or how We use data please contact us via email (