United States / US English
Effective Date: May 25, 2018
Updated Date: February 3, 2023
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Tharpa Publications, part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) charity, collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
The center 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.
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.
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.
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 catalog.
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.
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.
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, made anonymous.
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.
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on February 3, 2023.
You may ask us to correct or remove information that we hold about you. Please contact us using the details below.
If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your query, you may raise a complaint with the Division of Consumer Protection in New York State (dos.ny.gov/consumer-services).
New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
47 Sweeney Road
Glen Spey, NY 12737
Tharpa Publications US is a DBA of Kadampa Meditation Center New York which is a 501c3 non-profit (FEIN: 14-1822928).