At Mindrolling International your privacy is very important to us. We have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We ask you for things like your gender or birthdate in order to place you in appropriate housing during programs and we require contact information in case of emergency while you are at one of the centers.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone, except to comply with the law, develop our offerings or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
- Credit/debit card information is never stored on our servers.
Mindrolling International operates several websites: khandrorinpoche.org, mindrolling.org, lotusgardens.org, mindrollinginternational.org and dharmashri.org. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating each of our websites.
Like most website operators, Mindrolling International collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the websites. From time to time, Mindrolling International may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.
Mindrolling International also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Mindrolling International only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Mindrolling International websites choose to interact with Mindrolling International in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mindrolling International gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those making online donations are asked for name and email address, visitors who register for teaching programs or retreats must provide name, address, email address, telephone and so forth. Those signing up to be on the Mindrolling International mailing lists must provide an email address and name. In each case, Mindrolling International collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Mindrolling International. Mindrolling International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors may refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Mindrolling International may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites, However, but does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Mindrolling International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mindrolling International’s behalf or to provide services available at Mindrolling International’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Mindrolling International’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mindrolling International will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Mindrolling International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mindrolling International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mindrolling International, third parties or the public at large. If you are a user of a Mindrolling International website and have supplied your email address, Mindrolling International may occasionally send you an email to tell you about upcoming programs and retreats, announce fundraising initiatives, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Mindrolling International. We primarily use our various websites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Mindrolling International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
In the unlikely event that Mindrolling International goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information could be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. While we would do our best to remove your personal information, you acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Mindrolling International could continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Mindrolling International websites do not display ads.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service via the Mindrolling Interntional websites are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Last update: 19 July 2020