Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Maintaining the security of your data is a priority for Gurdwara Sikh Sabha and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights. We are also dedicated to ensuring that your data is processed lawfully and fairly and being transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.

This privacy notice describes how we collect and use your personal information and the procedures we have in place to protect your privacy.

What personal data do we collect?

Our main reason for collecting personal information is to provide you with the information or services that you have requested and improve the service and experiences that you as sangat (guest) expect from us.

We will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Information you share with us when you complete any online form to send email . Through these interactions you may share with us your personal details including email ID.

  • Information we collect as Email or tel. nr. in your presence in Gurdwara in Däniken.

  • Publicly available data: for example, any information you have shared via a public platform such as a Twitter feed or public Facebook page.

How we use /Protect it

Gurdwara Sikh Sabha  uses your personal data to:

  • to respond to your queries and requests;

  • to communicate with you;

  • with your consent, to contact you with details ,news and changes to and developments within Gurdwara Sikh Sabha and affiliated programmes or workstreams.

  • to allow us to improve user experience;

  • for statistical purposes;

  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements;

  • for crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes;

  • for Gurdwara Attendence purposes if required;

  • for online receipt for each and every donation given by sangat (guests);

We may also use your personal data in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

  • Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else's interests).

  • Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes.

  •  Where to find out and clear ,if any misunderstanding in Book keeping.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

We may share your personal data

  • providers of back-up and storage services.

  • We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes.
  • We only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
  • Gurdwara  Sikh Sabha is committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure.

Data retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting purposes and in line with our internal policies.

Your rights relating to your personal data

You have the following rights:

  • the right to ask what personal data we hold about you at any time;

  • the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you;

  • the right to object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.​

Right to withdraw consent

In general, we only rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data in relation to sending you Gurdwara related news and updates. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

To withdraw your consent please contact Gurdwara Sikh Sabha . Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purposes you originally agreed to.

Data protection

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact Gurdwara Sikh Sabha.

For any missuse ,you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Police Office supervisory authority for data protection issues,

Changes to this privacy notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

Data ??  what use is it without meaning…?

 We live in a data driven society. Everything we do, every decision we make is usually from an informed position via the use and interpretation of some sort of information be it written, visual or electronic. # Data is the new oil, the new gold, it’s precious and can help to create advantage, be it competitive in a business context or just to give us a simple accurate picture of a situation. We have been inundated with graphs and statistics during # Covid briefings from the government, that it really can reduce the usefulness and impact of that data that we ingest.


During the Lockdown we had all been striving for information, government guidelines are changing Our Gurdwara Sikh Sabha has been striving to respond quickly to these guidelines and with as much efficacy as possible. The Team have been busy bees in the background designing, planning and implementing as many technical solutions to the needs of the sangat as possible, and in a way, the lockdown has accelerated this process. From Live streaming programmes, to automating the booking of Ardaas and now also introducing a counting mechanism of sangat to ensure we are within capacity of government guidelines without having to do so manually!


Sadh Sangat ji, you can now plan your visits to the gurdwara to less busier times by viewing how many people are at the Gurdwara in real time. Sevadars have implemented that count the number of visitors at the Gurdwara at any time.

Sevadars can analyse when the popular times are for visiting and adjust communication to the sangat accordingly.Well ,seeing as the Gurdwara  has a responsibility to the sangat to ensure the protection of sensitive data, and thus we have been assured by the sensor vendors that they do not “collect, store or use anypersonal data.


The aim of the Digital sevadars is to provide as much transparency as possible through effective use of technology and data. They are using their experience in their respective fields which will help towards the strategy and close alignment with Sevadar manifesto pledges for technological evolution and data governance, bringing the Gurdwara into the 21stCentury…

Please keep an eye out for future messages and blogs,… until then…

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Ki Fateh…