Who we are

Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK aims to communicate with members of Diu Vanza Darji Samaj throughout the world. Communication includes blog posts/articles on historic knowledge, festival knowledge, facts, figures, events information and much more.
Our website address is: http://www.diuvanzadarjisamajuk.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK (DVDSUK) has collected data from Samaj members throughout the years in various ways, i.e personally, digitally and over the phone. All for the benefit of having a centralised point whereby all members’ contact information can be found at ease in a managed list – hereafter called the Directory. The data had been collected voluntarily with the data controllers clear and explicit consent.

What data is being collected?

  • E-mail addresses and names are collected in order to contact Samaj members via e-mail. E-mails are sent using a third-party online based software (such as MailChimp), which is encrypted and claims to never share or sell any data they hold.
  • For the purposes of the Directory, statistical display of financials and event attendances Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK collects members’ personal information including name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, number of family members residing in the household as well as grouping the data by geographical location. This data is being stored using sufficient encryption on a server that can only be accessed by the individuals who have sufficient authority such as the members of the Management Committee.
  • When you are browsing the Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK website, we collect details such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, geographical location, the browser type/version, length of visit, page views and related information in order for us to analyse and improve the user experience and engagement.
  • Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK is also on social media, such as the Facebook page. You are encouraged to get involved and keep up to date with news/events but when you interact/use any external media, please remember that Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK is not responsible for the use of your data by such social networking companies. Please review the relative companies’ Privacy Policy for more information.

What are the basis for processing the data?

For the sole purpose of communicating with the Samaj members in relation to matters that relate to our community, e.g. news, events, knowledge sharing in the shape of, but not limited to, newsletters, blog posts, articles via the website or any of our social media channels.

The contact details of Samaj members has been immensely useful for events such as community weddings i.e for invitation purposes.

Data collected when you browse the Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK website is used to analyse the website users in order to provide a better experience and should not identify any individual. Analytics data are provided by Google Analytics and Wordfence for the improvement of the website.

Contact forms

Forms on the website are created using WPForms plugin, which allows easy integration and provides the ability to send emails to our mail servers. WPForms service privacy policy is available here.

Information received through form submissions is used for the purpose of Directory and to receive feedback from members to improve communications.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies should not contain any information that personally identifies you. We use cookies on the website for Security and Analytics purposes.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What rights you have over your data

Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK does not share any data with any marketing companies. You as a member of the Samaj and controller of the data have the right to request what information we hold for you and the reasons for processing and handling of your personal information. You are also able to unsubscribe from the mailing list should you wish by following the ‘Unsubscribe from this list’ link from any of our previous e-mails. Unsubscribing means you will no longer receive e-mail communications informing of Samaj related news, events and related information. If you wish to be removed from the Directory, you may contact us by phone or e-mail admin@diuvanzadarjisamaj.org, we will ensure your data is erased completely from the directory within 10 working days.

Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK would like to reassure all members that their personal data collected is for the Samaj use only and we do not disclose this with any marketing companies.

Diu Vanza Darji Samaj UK will notify Samaj members if and when any significant changes are made to this policy via e-mail and our social media.