Effective July 1, 2013

The Hindu Educational and Cultural society of America (HECSA) Portland Balaji Temple respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you visit our website:

In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors.

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. This information is collected using a “cookie” that enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that allow us to collect that information. The HECSA uses this information to help us manage online advertising. None of the information collected by a cookie is personally identifiable, i.e., does not contain your name, address or e-mail address.

The HECSA also utilizes a third party to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from our website customers in order to constantly improve the quality of our website. No data collected by a third party on behalf of The HECSA may be owned or used by such third party. The HECSA reserves the right to publish nonperson ally identifiable, summary information regarding its website customers for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for advertisers.

If you choose to identify yourself:

If you voluntarily provide us with personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, phone number, and birth date, we will collect that information along with any other information you voluntarily provide.

It is our policy not to distribute, sell, rent or in any way make available, your name, e-mail address or any other personally identifiable information to any third party.

When you participate in site features such as newsletters, etc., we may use the personally identifiable information you provide through those features in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:


• We may store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services, and

• we may communicate with you via e-mail or postal mail.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The HECSA has no intention of collecting any personally identifiable information (name, address, telephone number, birth date, or e-mail address) from individuals under 13 years of age. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us at the e-mail address or phone number listed at the bottom of this Statement if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our existing files.

Policy Changes

the HECSA, at any time, amend the provisions in this Privacy Policy. Changes to this policy will be reflected by the “Effective Date” as displayed in the upper left hand corner of this policy

The HECSA is not responsible for typographical errors that may occur on this website, all event details or donation amounts are subject to change without prior notice.

The materials on this Website are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as religious advice, spiritual advice, personal opinion or any other advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Readers should not act or refrain from acting upon this information without seeking professional advice. Transmission of information on or by use of this Website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a client relationship between the sender and receiver. Photographs and other graphics used on this website may be for dramatization purposes only, and may include models or stock photos. Likenesses do not necessarily imply current client, membership and partnership or employee status.

Parents are responsible for the children. HECSA is not responsible for any loss, damage or injuries on the temple premises.

Links to external, or third party Web sites, are provided solely for visitors' convenience. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and HECSA accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. When you access an external Web site, keep in mind that HECSA has no control over its content.

Any link from HECSA to an external Web site does not imply or mean that HECSA endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such Web site. HECSA does not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability, or reliability of any external Web sites or any of the content or materials contained in them. It is important for users to take necessary precautions, especially to ensure appropriate safety from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other potentially destructive items.