Hawaii Satsang Society Privacy Policy

Effective January 2023

Privacy Policy
Hawaii Satsang Society, Inc., A Chartered Affiliate of Eckankar, has a firm commitment to your privacy. You can visit our website https://www.eckankarhawaii.org without telling us who you are or sharing any personal information. The following questions and answers explain when and how personal information is collected and used.

What personal information does Hawaii Satsang Society collect? 
Hawaii Satsang Society collects personally identifying information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and/or credit-card information, if you choose to provide that information by

We also receive your contact information from Eckankar’s parent church in Chanhassen, Minnesota, if you have requested information about local events from the parent church or if you are a member of Eckankar.

Does Hawaii Satsang Society sell or rent my personal information?
Absolutely not.

Will I receive unsolicited email from Hawaii Satsang Society?
We do not send unsolicited email.

You may unsubscribe from email from us or Eckankar at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in the email.

How is my personal information protected?
Safeguarding the information you give us is a priority.

We take appropriate security measures to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your information.

How long is my personal information retained?
Hawaii Satsang Society keeps your information as long as needed for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, to resolve questions, and as necessary to comply with legal obligations.

Does Hawaii Satsang Society share my personal information with others?
Hawaii Satsang Society does not share your personal information with others except in the following cases:

How can I tell when my online transactions are secure?
Your browser will show you when you are making a secure transaction in two main ways. When you access a form, a secure connection is indicated when “https” appears in the address bar of your browser. Somewhere in your browser window, you may also see a locked-padlock icon. These indicators tell you that all information entered on that page will be encrypted when you submit the form (e.g., by clicking “Submit,” “Send,” or “Place Order”).

How is my credit-card information protected?
Hawaii Satsang Society uses credit card processors, Square and PayPal. They keep your data secure with end-to-end encryption. They are legally responsible for the security of cardholder data.

We receive no credit-card data for transactions made on our website. All payments are done through PayPal. For more information, see PayPal’s Privacy Policy.

Is there any automated data processing on Hawaii Satsang Society’s website?

Our website does not use cookies.

Access logs
Like all web servers, our web server automatically creates access logs for every visit to our site. Access logs include the time of your visit, the type of browser you are using, the IP address for the computer you are visiting from, and the Web page you came from. We may analyze these logs to help us improve the user experience. We may also use Google Analytics for the same purpose.

The IP address is not associated with any personally identifying information unless (1) you have filled out any forms on the website and (2) it is necessary to research possible harmful or illegal conduct in connection with the use of our websites, or to comply with the law.

Does the Hawaii Satsang Society collect information from children?
No, we do not knowingly collect information from visitors age 17 and under. If you believe your child has provided the Hawaii Satsang Society with their personal information without your permission, please contact us so the information can be removed.

What are the bases for collecting and using my personal information?

What are my rights regarding personal information I give to Hawaii Satsang Society?
Hawaii Satsang Society provides you with reasonable access to the personal information you gave us as well as the ability to review, correct, and delete such personal information to the extent required by law.

Who do I contact with privacy questions or requests?
Hawaii Satsang Society, Inc.
Att: Privacy Inquiries
1056 12th Avenue
Honolulu, HI  96816