Privacy Policy

The purpose of the privacy policy is to explain how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while you use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may cease to use this website.

This page specifies the data that we collect, how we collect it and why we collect it. If you have any further queries, or if we have failed to provide you with any such information, you can write to us via our Contact Page and we will get back to you within a short period.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Website - the website that you are currently using,

Subscriber - individuals who voluntarily gives consent to become part of our mailing list in order to receive the updates and newsletters.

Personal Information means any information that identifies or can be used to identify a

Subscriber directly or indirectly, including, but not limited to, first and last name, email address, gender, occupation or other demographic information.

Distribution List is a list of Subscribers and all associated information related to our

Subscribers including email addresses.

Controller - is the organization that determines the means and purposes of processing personal data, in this case IN.

Processor - we are referring to the organizations that process the data in this case Mailchimp, Hotjar and Google Analytics.

This Privacy Policy applies to and its newsletters. While providing the services, and as described in more detail below, we may collect Personal Information about a Website visitor, email addresses in related to our Distribution List, or Subscriber.

This Privacy Policy is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation and is effective with respect to any data that we have collected, or collect from you.

2. Changes

Vrindavan Ras Mahima reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes are effective immediately upon notice, by posting a revised version of the Privacy Policy on the Website. You are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the amendments, and we therefore give confidence you to review the Privacy Policy often to stay updated with the changes that may affect you.

3. The Overarching Principles Of Our Policy
  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we have to
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone outside of our domain unless explicitly specified in this document
  • We don’t store any of your personal information unless we need it to make our services better. Even in this case, we make sure to irreversibly delete it as soon as it has served its purpose

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

5. Contact Forms

You may voluntarily provide us with your name and email address to set up a contact request or subscribe to our newsletter.

We use Mailchimp to send and manage our newsletter subscriptions. When you voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter, we send your name and email to Mailchimp.

6. Cookies

We use cookies on this Website to provide you with a better user experience. We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies.

We use a variety of technologies to collect, store and process information when you use our Website, and this may include using cookies to track users’ movements, administer the Website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We collect this information on the basis of approval. We use this data to find out the number of people using our Website, to understand how they find and use our web pages, and to see their journey through the Website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

7. Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

8. Analytics

We track visitors and their movement across this site. Tracking information includes IP addresses, type of browser etc. Such information is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

We use Google Analytics which allows us to collect information about how you use our site. If you access our website directly, your visits will be tracked anonymously. We use Google Analytics and Hotjar to understand how our website is being used in order to improve the experience for you. All user data is anonymous.

9. How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

10. Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use akismet to filter the spam comments.

11. What Rights You Have Over Your Data

As per GDPR, if you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Though unlikely, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice.

If you have any further queries, or if we have failed to provide you with any such information, you can write to us via our Contact Page and we will get back to you within a short period.