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Privacy Policy

Created: May 31, 2023

Last updated: May 31, 2023

Thank you for visiting the Hindu Society of Minnesota's website. Throughout this Privacy Policy, references to 'we,' 'ours,' or 'us' refer to the Hindu Society of Minnesota. The Hindu Society of Minnesota (HSMN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Hindu culture, traditions, and spirituality in Minnesota. We operate the HSMN website, through which we provide various services and engage with our community. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information when you interact with our services. By using our services, you agree to the collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.


A. Types of Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information:

  • Biographical Information: When you interact with our services, we may collect personal information such as your name, address, email address, user name and password, and telephone or mobile number when you are using the Shopify Kiosk. This information is collected to complete and verify payment, as well as provide access to our services.

  • Financial Account Information: In order to process payments for our services, we may collect financial account information from you.

  • Geo-location Information: We may collect your geo-location information to provide location-based services and improve your experience with our services. However, we will only collect this information with your explicit consent.

B. Information Passively Collected

  • Computer or Device Information: When you access our services, we may collect information from the computer, mobile device, tablet, or other device you use, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, unique identifiers, browser type, device type, operating system, software version, phone model, phone operating system, carrier information, and the domain name from which you accessed our services.

  • Usage Information: We may collect information about your use of our services, including the date and time of your visits, the areas or pages of our services that you visit, the amount of time you spend using our services, content entry, mouse movements, screen captures, the number of times you return to our services, other click-stream or usage data, emails that you open, forward, or click-through to our services, and other sites that you may visit.

  • Use of Analytic Technologies: We may use analytics vendors and tracking tools to better understand how people are using our services, improve their effectiveness, and serve more targeted advertising across the Internet. These tools may combine information from your interaction with our services with information collected from other sources.



A. Use by or for Hindu Society of Minnesota

We may use the collected information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and improve our services, including customizing your experience, processing payments, and delivering relevant content.

  • To communicate with you, respond to your inquiries, and provide information about our services and events.

  • To analyze trends, track user interactions, and gather statistical information to enhance the functionality and performance of our services.

  • To comply with legal obligations, enforce our policies, and protect the rights, property, or safety of the Hindu Society of Minnesota and its users.


We may share your information with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • Service Providers: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, and email communications. These service providers are contractually obligated to handle your information securely and confidentially.

  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information if required by law, court order, or government regulations, or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with legal proceedings.



Our services may contain links to external websites or services that are not operated or controlled by the Hindu Society of Minnesota. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites or services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties before providing any personal information.



Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. Our services are not directed at individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.



We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The updated version will be posted on our website, and the revised date will be indicated at the top of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about our information practices.



If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at:


Hindu Society of Minnesota

10530 Temple Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55311

+1 (833) 469-4766

By using our services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy, including how and why we collect, use, and disclose your personal information.

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