SHPT - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions of Use

This web site is owned and managed by the Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust, hereinafter called by its acronym, SHPT. We are a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Indian Registration Act at Kolkata, India with registration No. 01689/2009.

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, 'us', 'we' and 'our' refer to Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust.

Please read through the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, please do not use this web site. If you do use the web site, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by the terms.
If you have any questions, please contact us at

Privacy Policy

Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to ensure that any information you give us is held securely and safely.

This privacy statement explains how we collect, use and store information via our web site and what that might mean for you. We at Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust are firmly committed to maintaining total security of all the personal details given to us in the course of your transactions. We respect your privacy, and hence, any information furnished by you throughout the ordering and/or registration process will be kept strictly confidential and used only for the execution of the order and for communicating with you. You can rest assured that your personal information shall not be sold, reused, rented, loaned or leased. Any information given to us will be held with utmost care and protected from disclosure.

We collect this information only to execute the order, improve the content of our web site, inform about special promotions available to our valued customers and to distribute our electronic newsletter.

Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust holds and processes personal details in accordance with the prevailing laws in India. For further information please contact us at +9144-42669339 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time, or write to .

Trademarks and copyright

We would be delighted to see our materials used widely, but no copying or distribution for any commercial or business use is permitted without prior written consent from SHPT . Follow the links to know more about our Trademarks and Copyrights in general, for Personal Use and Use by schools and other organizations.

Copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights on this web site are either owned or licensed to SHPT, unless otherwise stated. Compliance with copyright law is your liability.

You may not use any trademark, logo, or proprietary information (including text, images) of shpt web site without express written consent. you may not use any meta tags or any “hidden text” utilizing shpt name or trademarks without the express written consent of SHPT.

SHPT does not allow you to create a hyperlink to the home page of SHPT web site without express written consent of SHPT.

No content from this site may be copied, framed, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, except that you may temporarily download one copy of the content on any single computer or print one or more copies of the content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.

Republication or redistribution of the content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited. Modification of the content contained on this site or use of the content for any other purpose is prohibited and constitutes a violation of the copyright and other proprietary rights of SHPT and/or its suppliers.

Personal use

You may reproduce SHPT's copyright material appearing on this web site free of charge, and without specific permission, for private personal use only, as long as the copyright and source indications are also copied; and the document is not amended in any way, is copied in its entirety and is not reproduced in a derogatory or misleading manner or context.

Our permission to reproduce copyright material does not extend to any material on this web site that is the copyright material of any other person. For example, you are not permitted to reproduce photos that are marked as the property of news agencies such as Reuters or copy articles that are marked as being owned by particular newspapers such as The New Indian Express.

In the event you download any content from this site, SHPT does not transfer title to the content to you. Republication or redistribution of the content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited.

Use by schools and other organizations

Except as explained below in relation to use by schools and other organizations, if you do wish to use any material from our web site for any commercial or business purpose, you must write for permission to giving us the full details of what you want to use and how you plan to use it.

We are happy for some of our materials to be used in schools or in publications of non-profit organizations without specific permission. Where this is the case, it will be clearly indicated. In all other cases, if you wish to reproduce any of the content of our web site, please contact us for permission at

Content accuracy

We make every effort to ensure that the information on our web site is up to date and correct but we cannot guarantee that it is 100 percent free of inaccuracies, errors or omissions.

In particular, where information is provided to or compiled by us, we endeavor to ensure that it is complete and accurate, but we cannot take responsibility for any inaccuracies, omissions or errors attributable to the author of such materials.

We reserve the right to replace or amend any part of the web site at any time without notice.

Communication , comments and other content

Users of this web site must not knowingly transmit any data, or send or upload any material, that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other unpleasant sounding harmful programs which could harm computer software or hardware.

You may send comments, articles, suggestions or reviews as long as the content is not illegal, injurious or invasive of privacy. SHPT reserves the right to use any ideas, concepts or techniques that you would send to the site.

Please be aware that any decision made by users of our web site on the basis of information on the site, is the responsibility of the user. We do not accept liability (as far as permitted by law) for any loss arising from any use of or reliance on information or links included in this web site.

SHPT is not responsible for ensuring the availability of this web site or the timeliness of any content or information being made available to you.


You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our web site. Access to the web site is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the web site or any part of it or to withdraw any of our services at any time, without notice, for any reason (including without limitation any breach of these Terms and Conditions). Occasionally, we may restrict access to some parts of our web site, to our entire web site and/or to users who have registered with us.

Your account

It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your account and password.

SHPT reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, cancel orders in their sole discretion.

Loss and Damages

Except as specifically set out in these Terms and Conditions, to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither SHPT nor any of its affiliates, trustees, employees or other representatives will be liable (whether under contract or statute) for any of the following losses or damages (whether such losses were foreseeable or not):

  • loss suffered by third parties
  • loss of data
  • loss of profit
  • loss of revenue
  • loss of business or opportunity
  • loss of goodwill; or
  • any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages

arising from the use of the web site, the inability to use the web site, the results of use of the web site, any web site linked to it or any material contained in the web site. For the avoidance of doubt, the losses listed immediately above are intended to be severable.

Acts of third parties

Although SHPT will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of the material, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. SHPT will have no liability for disclosure of material due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Use of cookies

SHPT may issue cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major web sites.

By showing how and when persons use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users' needs.

SHPT has one primary use for its cookies. We use them to specify unique preferences. We use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the SHPT service that our users find valuable. While this activity depends on the use of a cookie, visitors to SHPT always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the SHPT service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering contests or playing games.

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. SHPT does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Links to the other sites

Users should be aware that when they are on SHPT, they could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from SHPT pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Their privacy policy may differ from the SHPT policy. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online --- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While SHPT strives to protect their users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

SHPT's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond SHPT's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.


You will be responsible for all losses or damages we suffer (including our reasonable legal fees) that are caused by your breach of these Terms and Conditions or by your use of the web site [other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions/other than as you are allowed to].


Payments made through this web site can be only for purchase of books and other publications of Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust (SHPT), and for subscriptions to quarterlies.


SHPT sells books for children to adults against payment by credit cards or any other means authorised by the site. If you are under 18, you must ask your parents of guardian for help to purchase a book on this site.

No information should be submitted to or posted at SHPT by persons under 18 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. unless otherwise disclosed during collection, SHPT does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever from persons under 18 years of age. no information collected from persons under 18 years of age is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside shpt except as explicitly stated during registration for contests or promotions (and in that case, the information collected is used only for the specific contest or promotion).

Refund policy

Payments made through this web site can be only for purchase of books, journals and subscriptions. Subscriptions/payments for purchase of books, journals, etcetera, once made will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Governing law

These Terms and Conditions are subject to Indian law. All claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with the use of the web sites shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India, i.e., we reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

To stay up to date, please check this page each time you use the web site. SHPT reserves the right to replace or modify these terms and any linked policies at any time without notice. Your continued use of the web sites after any such replacement or modification constitutes acceptance of the relevant changed or new terms of use.


For further information please contact us at +9144-42669339 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time, or write to .

You can also contact us at below address:

Spiritual Hierarchy Publication Trust

Administration Building,
Babuji Memorial Ashram,
SRCM Road, Manapakkam,
Chennai - 600 125. India.