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Privacy Policy


Overview

               We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we may collect when you use the Web Site and the Prathishta Services. Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have implemented this Privacy Policy to inform you of the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Prathishta Web Site you are accepting the practices described in this policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy.

1. Does Prathishta Ever Make Changes to its Privacy Policy?
2. What Type of Information Does Prathishta Collect From Me?
3. What Type of Information Does Prathishta Collect From Me?
4. When Will Prathishta Disclose My Information to Third Parties?
5. Does Prathishta Protect My Personal Information?
6. Does This Privacy Policy Apply When I Access Third Party Web Sites?
7. What About Children's Privacy?
8. Can I "Opt Out" From Receiving Communications From Prathishta?
9. How Does Prathishta Use My Information?

1. Does Prathishta Ever Make Changes to its Privacy Policy?

We may make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by sending you an email, posting a notice on the home page of the Web Site. If you receive notification of a change in our Privacy Policy, you must review the new Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures.

2. What Types of Information Does Prathishta Collect From Me?

Personal Information. We collect Personal Information from you. As explained above, Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, and financial information.
Non-Personal Information. We also collect "non-personal" information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your IP Address. This information ("Non-Personal Information") cannot be easily used to personally identify you.

3. How and When Does Prathishta Collect This Information?

Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a product on Prathishta, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and email address. If you create a Address Book Information, we may collect your Address Book Information and other information that we request in the registration process, and any information that you provide in the "shipping details" page. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we will collect your email address.

Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Web Site or the Prathishta Services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.

Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most web sites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, and the dates and times that the Web Site and the Prathishta Services are accessed using our stats page.

4. How Does Prathishta Use My Information?

Personal Information. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Prathishta Services and the Web Site, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. Similarly, if you sign up to receive a Prathishta newsletter, we will use the email address you provide to send you the newsletters.

Non-Personal Information. We use non-personal information to track your use of the Web Site and the Prathishta Services and for other internal purposes, particularly providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Prathishta Services and the Web Site.

Sharing it with advertisers.

Prathishta collects anonymous data and shares it with third-party advertisers in an aggregate form. We will disclose to those advertisers the numbers of Prathishta users who have certain demographic characteristics and the number of those people who have seen and "clicked" on a particular display. We will also disclose to those advertisers the overall demographics available regarding who saw and "clicked" on their advertisement. In addition, we may disclose anonymous results from online surveys to third-party advertisers or to Prathishta product and service providers. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed as part of this process.

5. When Will Prathishta Disclose My Information to Third Parties?

Generally speaking, we do not intentionally disclose your information to third parties without your consent. However we reserve the right to do so because it is necessary to the operation and continued growth of our business or to protect the rights of others. These instances are discussed below:

Disclosure to Successors. We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Prathishta goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or by a notice on our Web Site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to protect or enforce our rights, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order). In particular.

Disclosure to Third-Party Service Providers. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide and maintain the Web Site or the Prathishta Services. For example, we use a third-party to process payments made to us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. We cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not "opt out" of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.

6. Does Prathishta Protect My Personal Information?

Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Tell-A-Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Prathishta Web Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Web Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact our customer care department to request that we deactivate this information in our database.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number and on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
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, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Does This Privacy Policy Apply When I Access Third Party Web Sites?

You may be able to access third-party web sites directly from the Web Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access such web sites. We cannot control how third parties may use Personal Information you disclose to them, so you should carefully review the privacy policy of any third-party web site you visit before using it or disclosing your Personal Information to its provider.

8. What About Children's Privacy?

Under Thirteen. The Prathishta Services are intended for users ages 13 and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.
Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the Prathishta Services under their parents' or legal guardian's supervision. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we delete any of your Personal Information in our database and/or opt-out from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at the email address provided below.

9. Can I "Opt Out" From Receiving Communications From Prathishta?

After the point of initial collection, we offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving updates and information about new Montessoristore.com products and services, as well as direct mail offers from selected service providers and sponsors. The instructions to opt out of most Montessoristore.com email newsletters and direct mail communications are the same as the instructions for editing user information profiles. Simply follow these steps:
In addition, all Prathishta newsletters and direct email communications have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at pcleindia@yahoo.com

Your Consent

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of the information you disclose on the Site by Prathishta. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Tell us what you think

At Prathishta, we welcome your questions and comments regarding our privacy policy by sending an email to pcleindia@yahoo.com

 
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