Last updated: 05/05/2021

Vajrasattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is committed to protecting the privacy and security of individuals who visit (the “Site”).

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you as to what information may be collected from you when visiting the Site, how such information will be used, your choices regarding the collection, use and distribution of such information, your ability to edit, update, correct or delete such information and the security procedures that we have implemented to protect your privacy. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We will update this policy at least annually and changes will be published on this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was updated on 5 May 2021.

How do we collect information from you?

Information is obtained when you use our website, for example when you use any of our online forms (such as ‘Contact Us’), when booking onto one of our courses, or when signing up to our Newsletter. Information may also be collected when not using these features, as described below.

What information do we collect from you?

Information you give us

This includes information you provide:

  • When completing the booking process for one of our courses. We use a third party plugin, Woocommerce, please see their Privacy Policy, Woocommerce Privacy Policy.
  • When signing up to our newsletter. We use Mailchimp for our Newsletters. Mailchimp Privacy Policy

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address & phone number. Statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies, which help us to monitor and improve our e-newsletter.

If you make a purchase on our website, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processor, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. The payment gateway processor we use is Stripe

Information we collect from you

This includes technical information, such as IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, operating system and platform, URL clickstream to, through and from our site (including date & time), pages you viewed or searched for and page interaction information.This data is collected by Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel. Vajrasattva Kadampa Meditation Centre has no access to any identifiable information from this data. Google’s Privacy Policy.

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by Vajrasattva Kadampa Meditation Centre using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the website, event publicity or brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters), and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or magazines and other resources.  Vajrasattva Kadampa Meditation Centre acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under applicable law.

What do we do with this information?

We use the information you provide us with for the purpose it was provided. For example, information collected and processed is used to manage and administer your booking, and to facilitate event planning. We may contact you via email or phone regarding your booking. If you have signed up to our mailing list, we may also send you e-newsletters with information about future events.

If you have submitted your name & email address via a contact form on our website, we only use this for the purposes of answering your query.

We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. This means that based on your activity on our Site, you may see adverts for our events on social media. See Facebook Privacy Policy.

How do we secure your information?

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

How long we keep your information

All data is kept for as long as is necessary to complete our contractual obligations.Your information will be retained for a period of 6 years plus the current year, for statutory record keeping purposes.  After this time, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for longer, your personal information will be deleted or, where data is required for statistical purposes, anonymised.

Your information used for marketing purposes will be kept until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.


Like many other websites, our Site website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

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

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 into that website. This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. 

Access to and amending your personal information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You have a right to ask us to view, correct, download or remove information that we hold on you. Please contact us using the details below.

How to contact us

If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us at [email protected]

A member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Registered Charity Number: SC02164721