SYD UK privacy policy

SYD UK CLG is a charity registered in England and Wales (Registered number 1090984) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 04217205). The primary purpose of SYD UK is to enable people to participate in the practices of Siddha Yoga. This privacy policy explains how SYD UK uses any personal information collected about you when you use this website.

What information will SYD UK gather about you?

SYD UK will gather information about you when you access the SYD UK website and subscribe to any of the SYD UK mailing lists. The information you will be invited to complete includes name, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and which, if any, Siddha Yoga Meditation Centres or Chanting and Meditation Groups you would like to receive information about. When you ask to be on a centre or chanting and meditation group email list you will also automatically be added to the SYD UK main mailing list.

You will be asked for your date of birth, as we only register individuals on our site who are 18 years and older. If you are interested in receiving information about any Siddha Yoga children’s events you may advise us of the ages of your family members. Or you can choose to receive information about children and young people’s events for specific age groups.

How will SYD UK use this information?

SYD UK gathers personal information about you to enable us to keep you informed about events and opportunities for participation in the practices of Siddha Yoga organised by SYD UK, including satsangs, seva (volunteering) and dakshina. If you have agreed for us to use your information for seva purposes, SYD UK may also use the information to contact you regarding seva opportunities and to process applications from you for a seva position.

Personal information may be released if required for legal, financial or intellectual property (IP) purposes. Your information will be shared with SYDA Foundation and/or other Siddha Yoga organisations, who have their own privacy policies, if you have given your consent for us to do so.

How long will SYD UK keep the information?

Periodically SYD UK will contact you to remind you that we hold personal information about you for the agreed purposes and to request that you confirm that the information we hold is still accurate.

You may update your details via the mailing list form on this website.

Additional privacy protection for children

We encourage children and minors to ask parental permission before sending any information about themselves (name, address, email address etc) to anyone over the internet. We encourage parents/guardians to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

SYD UK does not allow persons younger than 18 to register their personal information on this website. If you are younger than 18 and wish to be kept informed of SYD UK events, please ask your parent or guardian to register on this website. During the registration process they will have the opportunity to record information about family members under 18. We will only make contact with someone under 18 via the parent or guardian.

Communications from SYD UK

We would like to send you information about events and opportunities, offered by SYD UK. After you have registered your contact information, if you no longer wish to be contacted for these reasons, please visit the mailing list form where you can login and edit your preferences or remove your information completely.

Access to your information and correction

We want to make sure your personal information is accurate and up to date. If you wish to update your profile on our databases, you can do so by entering your email address on our mailing list form. You may also choose to unsubscribe or even delete your account completely.

How SYD UK keeps your date secure

When collecting data from you, we are using secure data transfer methods. You can see this is the case by looking for the padlock symbol in your browser. The computers, which hold the information, are hosted professionally by our web provider using up to date security protocols.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer that enable websites to provide you with continuity form page to page within a single session or between sessions. On some websites they can also be used to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information, which may be used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

This website uses session cookies. Without these you would not be able to complete the database sign up process or log in to update your information. At present we do not use persistent cookies, but we may introduce them if it will enable us to enhance your experience of using the website.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website informs you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. We recommend that you enable session cookies on this website.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement only applies to the SYD UK website therefore when you visit other websites you should read their particular privacy policies.

Financial data

We limit access to your data to those sevites, employees , agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. Your data will only be processed in accordance with a pre-determined, genuine purpose. The aforementioned are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

How is your personal data collected?

Information you give to us

You may give us your personal data through the information collected about you in order to make a payment to you, take a payment from you, respond to an email relating to an enquiry etc. 

How we will use the information about you? 

If you have made a payment to SYD UK or received a payment from SYD UK, you will have supplied information about yourself (your “personal data”).  Your personal data will be used by SYD UK to administer its financial processes, protect against fraud and manage its finances. 

We need to hold personal data for the following reasons:

  • manage the payment processes between you and SYD UK. 
  • maintain accurate and up-to-date records 
  • event administration
  • disclosures of sensitive personal data in this context would only be made where explicit consent has been obtained, disclosure is in the substantial public interest, or where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.
  • administer the repayment of debts, where recovery attempts have proved unsuccessful. 
  • collect payments from externally hosted services such as PayPal
  • process any complaint you submit
  • meet legislative, statutory, contractual and audit requirements

Storage of your personal data

We limit access to your personal data to those sevites, employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so. 

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us over the internet, and any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Data Retention 

We will retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including satisfying any legal, accounting, reporting or statutory requirements.

Changes to the Privacy Policy of SYD UK

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage so you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. This privacy policy was last updated in October 2022.

How to contact SYD UK

If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website you can contact or write to us at SYD UK CLG, c/o Power Accountax Ltd, Mailbox 3, Solent Business Centre, 343 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0HW, United Kingdom


This Privacy Statement was written following the guidance notes provided by the Office of the Information Commissioner (

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