Terms and Conditions

This security and privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") constitutes a part of the Terms & Conditions ("Terms and Conditions") of the Swami Web Design Web Site, which governs your use of this Site. The Terms and Conditions, including this Privacy Policy, may be amended by the Swami Web Design at any time by posting the amended Terms and Conditions on this Site. The Terms and Conditions were last amended on 10 November 2006.
In addition to this Privacy Policy, certain Swami Web Design services on or accessible from this Site have Supplemental Terms that will govern your use of such services. These also form a part of the Terms and Conditions and govern your use of such services

Credit Card Transactions
For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the Swami Web Design Web Site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If you are behind a firewall, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature of your browser and the processing of the credit card may be blocked. In this case, you have the option of credit card processing without SSL by selecting the "Non-Secure" feature on the screen -- the choice is up to you.
If for any reason, you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your form to us.

Using Encryption
In certain transactions you are given the option of running in a secure (SSL) mode or unsecured mode. In cases where a firewall is causing a situation that cannot be corrected, the use of the unsecured mode is given. The unsecured mode is used by you at your own risk.
In addition, there are constantly changing restrictions in the use of encryption software and schemes that are used in various countries. The use of appropriate software and encryption options are your responsibility, and the Swami Web Design assumes no risk or liability in ensuring your compliance to local law.

Information We Collect From You, How We Use the Information and Opt-out Choices
There are a number of areas in the Swami Web Design Web Site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts.
Information provided to this Site is processed and stored on computers in various countries, including the United Kingdom.

Membership information is used both in the Swami Web Design mailing lists (which also includes lists provided to technical and geographical units of the Swami Web Design (for example, societies and sections)) and in the Swami Web Design Membership Directory.

From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the Swami Web Design mailing list, in part or as a whole, is released to other engineering and carefully selected third party organizations to provide you with information on technical products and services related to your profession, or that we otherwise believe is useful to our members. In addition, the mailing lists may be used in connection with informing you about Swami Web Design services, products, conferences, meetings and events. You may instruct us to not share information about you in the Swami Web Design mailing lists with third parties by indicating this preference on your membership application when you join the Swami Web Design, on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or by sending an email to us at enquiry@swamiwebdesign.co.uk and including your name and Swami Web Design member number for identification purposes. Your choice to opt-out of third party mailings is effective until the next annual renewal date and you must select the mailing lists opt-out option on your renewal form to keep the opt-out in effect.

Use of "Cookies"
Cookies are implemented in various parts of the Swami Web Design Site. In most instances, the use of Cookies is discretionary by you, and declining Cookies will usually result only in loss of certain conveniences such as session continuity and re-authentication during current or future sessions. Various types of Persistent and Per-Session (Transient) Cookies may be used with any one service, and their implementations, behaviors, and effects will vary. Most Swami Web Design sites using Cookies have specific statements on their use as part of their Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") section. It is the policy of the Swami Web Design that Cookies do not carry any of your personal information (name, email address, credit card, etc.) nor identification/password-type data that allows access to such personal information on Swami Web Design servers. All personal, transaction, and security rights are housed on secure Swami Web Design servers, and follow the policy described in the "Information We Collect From You and How We Use the Information" section above.

Personal Protection of Your Access Rights and Authentication
There is a common registration process that allows you to receive your "Swami Web Design Web Account." The registration involves the use of your membership number, a registration PIN number, and your subsequent choice of a unique user name and password.

All the third party names/product names/services mention on this website are the registered trademarks of the respective companies.

Links to Third Parties
This Site contains links to other sites. The Swami Web Design is not responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such other sites and you should read their terms and privacy policy carefully before using them.

Legal Requests
The Swami Web Design cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.