We wanted to let you know how we manage your personal information on this site, which we always treat with the utmost care. Please read all of this note and the other sections of our community guidelines before submitting any personal information so you can be confident of your security with us. By logging in, you are saying you’re happy with how we handle things. If you have any concerns, please feel free to info [at] thebuddhistcentre [dot] com (subject: Privacy%20Policy) (contact us) at any time.
- All your information is treated securely on the server.
- As a rule, we won’t share your account details with other organisations. If there seems a good reason to give you that option, we’ll always ask for your explicit permission and make participation opt-in (and reversible!).
- We will never sell or commercialise your personal information.
- Your account information belongs to you. If you cancel your account with us we won’t retain your records unless you ask us to.
Our own site employs two kinds of cookies to store information on your computer. One kind lets us know who you are when you are logging in and out (so we can show you what you want to see) and areas of the site won’t work without it! We never share any of your actual account information from the site with anyone via cookies.
The other kind is from Google Analytics, which helps us keep track of how many people visit our site and what pages they use. It’s completely anonymous (we never track your activity anywhere else on the web!) and any data relating to your time on our site is only retained in the form of general statistics (eg. 500 people visited a certain page with a picture gallery on it). This allows us to develop the site in line with the community’s use and needs.
When we host content on external sites (eg. YouTube, Vimeo), it’s possible that some of them may employ cookies when you access that content via our site. We can’t control this, but we don’t allow external sites any access to any of your personal account data or to track your web use generally via our site. Read more general information on cookies and about how to manage them in your web browser.
As part of our service we collect personally identifiable information, like names, email addresses, etc., when these are
voluntarily submitted by our users. The information you provide us with is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another way, e.g. to add you to our mailing list.
Complying with the law (the very legal bit)
We may share information with governmental agencies or other institutions if required by law, and/or we need to in order to protect against or prevent or investigate actual or potential fraud or unauthorised transactions. Only authorised employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to basic account information.
If there’s ever any breach of security with our site or server or database, we’ll let you know promptly.
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