SDIA Privacy Policy

Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) supports member organizations around the world who plan and execute local, culturally appropriate projects in three main areas:

  1. Health and Well-being
  2. Education and Child Development
  3. Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment.

While performing this mission, we retain personal information about volunteers, newsletter subscribers and donors. We use this personal information to inform them about projects and other SDIA activities, and to request assistance in future projects, via participation or donation. This information is most often comprised of name, postal address and email address, plus language communication preference and projects of interest. It is always collected from the subject individual directly and voluntarily.

We take appropriate measures to make sure personal information is secure, accurate and up-to-date. This includes both electronic and organizational measures. SDIA does not share or rent personal information with any other organizations.

When processing a donation via the SDIA website, SDIA retains only contact information and type of donation (monthly, one-time, etc). Other information related to the processing of the donation, such as credit card data, is not retained by SDIA.

Permission for communication from SDIA can be withdrawn at any time, typically via an “unsubscribe’ link on the web site or in an email. Deletion or viewing of their personal information may be requested at any time by the subject individual.

Cookies uses small pieces of data called cookies to help customize your user experience.

What is a cookie?

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, internet cookie) is a small piece of data sent by a website’s server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox,Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera).

All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has.

When you revisit a site or navigate between pages, this data is passed from your browser to the site’s server. With this data, the website is able to ‘remember’ your browser, enabling it to retrieve your user preferences, to personalize your visits and to simplify any sign-in procedures.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website. For example, some websites require that you log in to gain access. If such sites did not use cookies, then you would be required to enter your login details every time you navigated to a new page because the website would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.

Controlling cookies

Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies.

It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.

Cookies on

We use the following cookies on sections of site and the mobile applications:

Operational cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.

Analytical/performance cookies: They are set by and third parties, like Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously – it does NOT enable us to identify who you are. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.

Users can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings found here:

Third Party cookies:
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties. A “third party” is typically another organisation that provides a specialised service such as a shopping cart. For example, can include a video from our YouTube Channel. Service providers such as YouTube set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used – a cookie can only be accessed by the party who set it. For more information on these cookies, please visit the third-party website.

Questions about an individual’s information or SDIA privacy policy can be submitted via email to, via our contact page or by mail:

Susila Dharma International

572 Empire St
Greenfield Park QC
J4V 1W2