Privacy notice

Effective Date: 25 May 2018

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Tharpa Publications, part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadanmpa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) charity, collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
  • HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
  • LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
  • ACCESS TO AND AMENDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
  • WHAT YOU CAN DO
  • HOW TO CONTACT US
  • HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

    VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITES

    Use of cookies by Tharpa Publications

    You can read more about how we use cookies on our Cookies page.

    The centre search engine is powered by Google Maps. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help improve website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by Tharpa Publications.

    E-newsletter

    Tharpa Publications uses a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. Statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs help us to monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

    Security and performance

    Tharpa Publications uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of the tharpa.com website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the tharpa.com website.

    People who create an account or purchase products from us

    Information collected and processed is necessary to manage and administer your orders for physical products such as books and to provide you with access to digital products such as ebooks and audio downloads. We will update you by email regarding the status of your orders. In some cases we may need to contact you by phone. We do not use your Tharpa account details for marketing purposes unless you specifically give permission, for example by signing up to one of our email services or by submitting a request to receive a Tharpa catalogue.

    We use a third party provider, WorldPay, to process payment information. For more information please see WorldPay’s Privacy Policy.

    PHOTOS TAKEN DURING PUBLIC EVENTS OR DAY VISITS TO MANJUSHRI KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE

    Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by NKT-IKBU charity using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the website, 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. NKT-IKBU acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under applicable law.

    PEOPLE WHO EMAIL US

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government standards. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

    We monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

    HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

    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.

    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. This privacy notice was last updated on 21 May 2018.

    ACCESS TO AND AMENDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    You may ask us to correct or remove information that we hold on you. Please contact us using the details below.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO

    If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your query, you may raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office ico.org.uk

    HOW TO CONTACT US

    If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us at data@kadampa.org or write to:

    Tharpa Publications
    New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
    Conishead Priory
    Ulverston
    Cumbria
    LA12 9QQ

    New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, UK registered charity (1015054 (England)).