Effective Date: April 21, 2020
We care deeply about the privacy of our visitors and users. We are fully committed to protecting your personal information and to using it properly in compliance with data privacy laws. This policy describes our privacy practices – what information we collect, how we collect it and your rights regarding your information.
The data controller in respect to this website is Vichara Partners, registered in the City of San Jose in the State of California in the United States. To contact us regarding your data, please email us at .
Your Personal Data
Here at Vichara Partners we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to respond to any questions you may have and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. Your personal information will never be shared with third parties for marketing purposes and will not be used by us for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
Data Collected on This Website
We collect information in the following ways:
When you contact us using our contact form, you will be voluntarily providing us with your personal information. The information you enter in the contact form is encrypted, as you can see from the padlock icon in the address bar of your browser, and is sent to us by email.
While we have implemented encryption to ensure secure transmission of your personal information, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, you are always welcome to contact us via alternative means, such as by telephone.
When you sign up for our newsletter, you will be provided with our latest thinking on best practices and tools that may enhance your sustainability implementation efforts as well as information on new products and services. To receive the newsletter, you must provide your personal information and your explicit consent.
We use Wix Shoutout to send our newsletters and marketing materials. Wix.com is based in the United States, participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Wix.com will retain your IP address and all data included in your contact form messages in log files on their server. Your data is retained only for the purposes of delivering the email and providing us with information should there be a problem with the delivery. It will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.
If you no longer wish to subscribe to our newsletters or promotional offers, you will be given an option to “unsubscribe.” You may easily withdraw your consent by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Web Server Logs and Security
When you visit this website, information about your device, operating system and browser, and your IP address are automatically saved in log files. This serves a number of purposes, including helping to keep the website secure and helping to diagnose any problems that might arise.
We use Stripe as our payment processor. When you make payments or conduct transactions through the Vichara Partners website, Stripe receives your transaction information. Stripe uses the personal data you provided to process online payment transactions you've initiated and to confirm your identity. The information that Stripe collects includes payment method information (such as credit or debit card number, expiration date and security code), purchase amount, and date of purchase. When you make a transaction, Stripe may also receive your name, email, billing or shipping address and in some cases your transaction history to authenticate you. The information you enter into the Vichara Partners website is sent directly to Stripe through Wix Stores. At no time does Vichara Partners have access to your credit card information. Stripe takes several precautions to ensure that your data is secure. To learn more, please visit: www.stripe.com/privacy
How We Collect Information
By continuing to use this website, you accept that we use the following cookies:
We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how our website is used, such as what countries our visitors are browsing from, and what pages are the most popular. The data gathered is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individual users. To learn more about how Google uses your data, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
You may block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
How to Control Cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, please visit this link for more information. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
In April of 2016, the European Union (EU) adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This law regulates how individuals and organizations may obtain, use, store and eliminate personal data. While the regulation only applies to the personal data of EU citizens, Vichara Partners views privacy as a fundamental human right and is committed to respecting the rights outlined in the GDPR for all of our visitors and users worldwide.
In accordance with the GDPR, you have numerous rights in regards to the personal data we hold about you including:
Right to access – You have the right to obtain a copy of any personal data we have collected about you.
Right to rectification – You have the right to correct any inaccuracies or to amend any of the personal data we have collected about you.
Right to erasure – You have the right to have your personal data removed from our systems.
To learn more about your rights under the GDPR, please click here. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at .
Data Retention Period
We store your information for as long as you use our services or are a member of our network unless you specifically request that we remove your data from our systems.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions about how we use your data or if you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, please contact us at .