How we use your personal information

Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre (charity no 81467 9429 RR0001) is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), which is made up of many meditation centres throughout the world, together with our publishers Tharpa Publications.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only store, use and disclose the information that we collect from you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). When you sign up for a course or other event, to receive our newsletter, we will need to take information such as your name, home address, email address, and phone number. We will only use this information for such purposes, providing the course, event or newsletter that you have signed up for and for our records.

If you have chosen to receive our newsletter, this will include details of upcoming meditation classes, events, news and opportunities – for example, to volunteer or to help financially – offered by Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre, our National Temple, Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and other NKT-IKBU meditation centres and Festivals. It may also include details of Buddhist books and other items offered by Tharpa Publications.

Any donation information is processed securely through Paypal. We retain the information of full name and address in order to send you your tax receipt and for our records.

We may need to share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. However, we will not share your email address or other personal information with any other organisation without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law.

Our website, newsletter and other emails sometimes contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites so, if you visit them, you should read their own privacy policies.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact our Administrative Director by email: