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Privacy Policy

This policy applies to information held about users who use our website/s and other persons about whom Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj and its afffilated Temples who hold information. By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.

In this policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” means Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj and its affilated Temples around the World and “you” means the individual to whom the information relates. We may also share your information with other Temples and charties which form part of NarNarayan Dev Gadi (our “sister Temples”) and our sister Temples may also collect your information directly and in such cases this policy shall also apply to how they treat your personal information. References in this policy to “Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj or or” include references to us and our sister Temples.


What we collect

  • your name;
  • your contact information such as your address, email address and telephone number;
  • If relevant, your payment details / financial data i.e. your bank name, account number and sort code;
  • when browsing our site, we may collect non personally identifiable information such as your age, gender, computer settings, your connection to the internet, your browsing patterns and your geographical location;
  • information related to your attendance of, and/or interest in, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj events, festivals, fairs;
  • information about you that you give us in person at our Temple premises, events and fairs, by filling in cards we send you by post or forms on our sites and (our site) (e.g. the contact us section or to sign up to our mailing list) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; and
  • information in relation to your doantion or use of our services.


How we collect information about you

  • collecting information you give to us when you donate at any of our Temples or visit us at one of our events, festivals, fairs or visit us at our Temples;
  • your use of the forms on our website or completion of card/forms we may provide in person or by post;
  • In addition to asking you to submit personal information, we may collect information about you automatically when you connect to our website by using cookies


What we do with the information we gather

We use your information to:

  • provide information about our work and services to you;
  • keep you informed about work, festivals and events that we think you may find interesting;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us;
  • communicate with you
  • administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, marketing optimisation, research and statistical and survey purposes;
  • keep our site safe and secure;
  • comply with legal and regulatory obligations; and
  • for security and to check your identity.


Whether information has to be provided by you, and if so why

The provision of your personal details is required to provide you personal browsing experience on our site/s and for us to collect payments for donations. If you do not provide this information we will not be able to perform our contract or enter into our contract with you and you may also be in breach of contract. We also require your personal details in order to send you marketing communications – you are not obliged to provide this information to us for this purpose.


Legal basis for processing

Our processing of your personal information is necessary:

  • for the performance of contracts to which you will be a party to and in order to take steps at your request prior to you entering into those contracts;
  • for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us; or
  • in order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

In relation to any processing of special categories of personal data, we will generally rely on obtaining specific consent from you at the time unless there is otherwise a legal requirement for us to process such information.

Where required for certain marketing activities we will obtain consent for this.


Legitimate interests

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are: (i) collecting personal information to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience; (ii) to make sure you receive updated information on Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj's activities; (iii) to provide the services you have requested; and (iv) for our own marketing and research.


Sharing your information

Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties outside our group of Temples and Charities unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We may also share your personal information with:

  • law enforcement agencies, other governmental agencies or third parties if we are required by law to do so


Your Rights

At any time, you have the right (which in general is free of charge):

  • to request access to or a copy of any personal data which we hold about you;
  • to rectification of your personal data, if you consider that the information we are holding is inaccurate;
  • to ask us to delete your personal data, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it;
  • to withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on previously obtained consent);
  • to ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages as described below in the marketing section;
  • to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • to data portability (moving some of your personal data elsewhere) in certain circumstances;
  • to object to your personal data being processed in certain circumstances; and
  • to not be subject to a decision based on automated processing and to have safeguards put in place if you are being profiled based on your personal data.

Any request from you for access to or a copy of your personal data must be in writing and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject.

We aim to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate at all times. To assist us in ensuring that your information is up to date, do let us know if any of your personal details change at the following email address: info@bhujmandirorg.



Where you have provided us contact information for marketing purposes we may use your personal information to send you information by post or email about Shree Swaminarayan Temple's events, festivals, fairs and news. You can unsubscribe from receiving such communications at any time; details of how to unsubscribe from marketing emails will be included on each electronic mailing we send you.

You also have the option of “unsubscribing” from our mailing list at any time thereby disabling any further such e-mail and / or other communication from being sent to you by emailing [email protected].

We will action any opt out request from you without delay.

Where we require your consent in order to send you certain marketing communications we will obtain this.


How long will we keep your information?

We will only keep the information we collect about you for as long as required for the purposes set out above, for provenance/authenticity purposes or in relation to any potential disputes or as required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.

Where we are entitled to send you direct marketing communications we may retain your contact information necessary for this purpose, for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving the same from us. If you opt out from marketing, we will retain your information to enable us to respect your wishes to not be contacted for marketing 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.


Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites, including via our social media buttons. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.

Certain features of our site may allow for social networking. You should ensure when using these features that you do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be sent, collected or used by other users, such as profile details or e-mail address.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]. You can also contact us by post.

If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office of your respective country.


How we use cookies

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.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page 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.

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.

You can read more about our use of cookies on our website.


Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.