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  • What Is This Forum About?

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    Explore, Share, and Contribute to the Legacy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

    As a first-time visitor, you’re about to embark on a spiritual journey, joining a community dedicated to preserving and celebrating the life and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This forum is designed to compile devotee experiences, photographs, and insights to aid in the creation of a comprehensive biography of Sai Baba, covering his life from 1951 onwards. Love is My Form: The Advent, the first published volume, covers Sai Baba’s life from 1926 to 1950.

    Embark on a sacred journey with us to honour and eternally preserve the life and teachings of one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time. Your offerings transcend mere narratives; they become an enduring testament to the spiritual magnificence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, illuminating the path for future generations. Join us in this divine mission to celebrate and immortalise his legacy, ensuring that his profound wisdom and compassionate teachings continue to inspire and guide humanity for ages to come.

    What Next?

    How To Get Started?

    Sign Up To Contribute

    About Love Is My Form Series

    About Volume 1: The Advent

    Questions/Support

  • How To Get Started?

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    Create Your Profile: Sign up and personalize your profile. This will be your identity within the community.

    Browse Content: Our forum is organized into various Categories and Sub-Categories, each focusing on different aspects of Sai Baba’s life and teachings. Explore them to find topics of interest or to find areas where you can contribute. The Unsolved page lists questions that need answers.

    Start or Join a Discussion: Share your experiences with Sai Baba by starting a New Topic under an appropriate Category. Provide a clear title and detailed description. You can also upload images or files to enhance your contribution. Feel free to join existing discussions by adding comments and engaging with other devotees’ stories.

    Respect and Learn: This is a space of mutual respect and spiritual growth. While engaging with others, maintain the decorum reflective of Sai Baba’s teachings.

    Contribute to the Biography: Your shared experiences and materials might be selected for inclusion in the upcoming volumes of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s biography. By contributing, you are adding to the rich tapestry of His life’s story.

    Stay Updated: Regularly visit the forum for updates on the biography project, new discussions, and special events. You can also get notified of activity on a topic by changing your Watching settings.

    Support and Guidance: If you need help or have questions, reach out to our support team by posting a New Topic in the Questions/Support category. These will only be visible to you and the support team. We’re here to assist you in your journey on this platform.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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    Who is this community forum for?

    This community forum is for individuals interested in contributing to and enriching the biographical research of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s life, especially those possessing valuable letters, photographs, writings, contacts, or insights related to Him.

    How to contact another user personally?

    This forum does not have a private chat feature. You can leave your social networks in your user profile. Click here to go to your user profile.

    How to share an external link (Tweet, website, YouTube video, Facebook post) in this forum?

    It’s as simple as pasting the link in your message.

    How to add tags/labels?

    When creating a topic, you can add tags at the bottom of the text composer. Remember to use them responsibly and not abuse them.

    Someone is trolling or being abusive!

    You can report it in the menu (3 dots) at the bottom right of the post. Click Flag this post.

    How is data handled on this forum?

    Read our Privacy Policy here.

    How to delete user data/profile?

    By doing the following, all your information will be deleted from the server.

    Go to the Edit profile page for your user account. Click Delete Account. Can I invite others to join this forum?

    Yes! Feel free to invite anybody you think will benefit from this forum and especially those who might have valuable content to contribute.

  • Code Of Conduct

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    Site moderators and administrators will do their best to maintain a position free of bias. In case you have any issues to discuss with the moderators, you can use the contact information available in their profiles.

    Be respectful: Don’t directly insult anyone, no matter how benign the insult may seem to you. Be respectful when talking to other users. Hate speech is not allowed: Racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, etc. are prohibited. Do not make calls to harass anyone: It is prohibited to incite any type of harassment against anyone, external or internal to the forum. There is zero tolerance for these behaviors. NSFW Content: Do not post images with sexual content of any kind, whether in a post, avatar, banner or signature. A cropped or blurred suggestive image is also prohibited. No trolling: Do not engage in discussions in bad faith, or to anger others. Use the tag system: The forum has a system that allows you to put tags on discussions you create. This helps keep the forum better organized. Use the reporting system: Report posts that break the rules. Do not abuse. You can report it in the menu (3 dots) at the bottom right of posts by clicking Flag this post. Upvote/Downvote: Upvote posts with valuable information. Downvote inaccurate information. This also helps differentiate valuable contributors and spammers. You can vote, by clicking the arrow buttons at the bottom right of posts.
  • Content Contribution On This Forum

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    By posting or submitting content to this website, you expressly grant Sai Towers and its subsidiaries*, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, and display the content in connection with the publication, promotion, and distribution of the Love Is My Form book series, in any media format and through any media channel. This includes the right to incorporate your content into any volume of the Love Is My Form book series or related promotional materials.

    By providing content, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you post or that you otherwise have the right to post such content to this website and to grant the rights granted herein. You also represent that the content is original, and does not violate any law or rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights.

    Furthermore, you understand and agree that by submitting content, you waive any and all claims to any compensation in connection with our use of the content as described above. We may acknowledge your contributions with your permission. If you do not wish for your content to be used in this manner, please do not submit it to this website.

    *Sri Sathya Sai Towers Hotels Pvt Ltd, Sai Towers Publishing and Sai Towers Charitable Trust

  • Privacy Policy

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    Information Collected

    During the sign-up process, we collect the following information from you:

    Full Name Email Home Town Current Location Phone Number Personal Skills Sai Baba Connection Purpose of Data Collection

    The purpose for collecting each piece of data is as follows:

    Full Name: Used to help other users of the forum easily identify who has posted the content.
    Email Address: Utilized for sending scheduled digests and notifications. It is also essential for account recovery processes in case of a forgotten password.
    City of Current Residence: This information is kept confidential. It will only be used for direct communication or arranging interviews, and only with your explicit permission.
    Hometown: Helps us gain insight into your background and heritage, enriching the community understanding within the forum.
    Phone Number: Maintained confidentially and only used for necessary communication or organizing interviews, with your prior consent.
    Personal Skills: Your expertise may be valuable for tasks such as editing or publishing the book. We may contact you to seek assistance in these areas, based on the skills you have listed.
    Sai Baba Connection: Understanding your connection with Sai Baba aids us in comprehending your background and experiences, contributing to the richness of content and interactions on the forum.

    Association with User Profile

    From the above-collected data, we only associate your Full Name with your profile on this forum. Only your Full Name is visible to other general users, either on posts linked to you or on your user profile.

    IP Address Tracking

    We also associate your IP address with each user activity for platform usage analytics and to ban malicious users.

    Data Download

    In the Your Rights & Consent section of your user profile, you can download all data related to you that has been saved in the forum database.

    Data Retention

    Upon account deletion, your posts are anonymized, and all your information is deleted from the database. Regular backups ensure that your account data will be permanently lost when the last backup containing your data is deleted.

    Privacy of Your Data

    We will never share or sell data from this forum with third parties unless required by law. However, link previews from sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc., mean trackers from Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc., may collect information about you. The use of an ad blocker is strongly recommended.

    User Rights

    You have the right to access, rectify, erase, or restrict the processing of your data.

    Data Security

    We employ a variety of security measures to ensure the protection and confidentiality of your data. These measures include, but are not limited to, secure server hosting, encryption of sensitive data, regular software updates, and strict access controls. Our team conducts periodic security audits and implements best practices recommended by cybersecurity experts. We are committed to safeguarding your information against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction and continuously update our security protocols to adapt to new threats.

    Use of Cookies and Tracking Technologies

    Our platform uses cookies and similar technologies to enhance your experience and analyze site usage. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but this may affect the functionality of our site.

    Age Restrictions

    This platform is not intended for children under 13 years of age.

    Third-Party Links and Services

    Our platform may contain links to third-party websites and services. These external sites are not operated by us, and we have no control over their content or data privacy practices. Please be aware that the privacy and security standards of these sites may differ from ours. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies or for any personal data that you may provide to them.

    International Data Transfers

    In the course of our operations, your data may be transferred to, stored at, and processed in countries outside of your country of residence. These international transfers are made to facilitate the efficient operation of our platform. Please be aware that data protection laws in these countries may not offer the same level of protection as those in your home country. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. By using our platform, you agree to such transfers, storage, and processing of your information.

    Data Usage for Research or Sharing with Scholars

    The information contributed by users on our platform may be used for research purposes or shared with authors, scholars, and researchers. This can include studies related to spiritual practices, cultural analysis, historical documentation, or educational purposes. We ensure that any sharing of such information is done with respect for privacy and confidentiality, and only non-personal data is used for these purposes, unless explicit consent is obtained for the use of identifiable personal data. Our aim is to foster a deeper understanding and broader dissemination of knowledge related to the teachings and impact of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

    Moderation and Removal of Content

    Our platform moderates content to ensure it aligns with our community guidelines and terms of service. Content that violates these rules, such as offensive language, hate speech, or misinformation, may be edited or removed. Users are encouraged to report any content they find inappropriate. Repeated violations may lead to temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts.

    Dispute Resolution

    If you have any concerns or disputes regarding privacy or data handling on our platform, please contact us directly for resolution. We aim to promptly address and resolve any issues. If a satisfactory resolution is not reached, disputes may be escalated to an appropriate external data protection authority or legal body, as per applicable laws and regulations.

    Notification of Data Breaches

    In the unlikely event of a data breach, we are committed to promptly notifying affected users. We will inform you via email or direct notification on our platform about the nature of the breach, the data involved, the potential impact, and the measures we are taking to address the breach. We will also provide guidance on steps you can take to protect your information. Our response complies with all applicable data protection laws.

    Contact Information

    For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us here by creating a topic. We are dedicated to addressing your privacy-related inquiries and concerns promptly and effectively.

    Policy Updates and User Responsibility

    We reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting on our platform. It is your responsibility to periodically review this policy for updates. The date of the most recent update will be noted at the end of this document. By continuing to use our platform after any changes are made, you accept and agree to the revised policy.

    Last Updated: November 29, 2023