Sangharakshita.org Privacy Policy

Sangharakshita.org is owned and maintained by Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust, (working name of Uddiyana Trust) a charity based in the United Kingdom.

What data we collect

The site collects the following types of data:

Why we need your data

We collect this information so that we can improve the website. Knowing how people use the site helps us understand what people need from it.

In addition, we'll use your email address to contact you about new content on the site, as stated when you sign up to the mailing list.

The information we collect for processing your donation is only used for that use.

Our legal basis for processing your data

The legal basis for processing the anonymised usage data is our legitimate interest in improving the functionality of the site.

The legal basis for processing your email address and donation details (if you provide them) is your consent.

What we do with your data

We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymised website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymised and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behaviour, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness. If you would like to access what browsing information we have - or ask us to delete any GA data - please delete your _ga cookies, reach out to us via the information below, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

We also use Hotjar for more detailed information about how you use the website. If you would like us to delete this information, please reach out to us using the information below.

If you sign up to our mailing list, we use your email address to contact you about updates to the website. Your email is stored with our mailing list provider, Mailchimp and our webhost, Webflow. If you donate, your donation details are stored by DonorBox, our donations processor. We will never share your email with any other third party and we've checked their policies state that neither will they.

How long we keep your data

We will only retain your data for as long as:

We will keep your email data until you unsubscribe.

Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Where your data is processed and stored

As mentioned above, all data collected is processed and stored by Google Analytics, Hotjar, Webflow or Mailchimp respectively. Please see their policies for details on how your data is stored with them.Your data is not shared outside of those provider services.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

We've reviewed the privacy policies of the third party providers that host your data to make sure they keep your data secure. We do not share your data with any other third parties.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

You can also:

If you have any requests, contact us using the details below.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy document only covers sangharakshita.org and not externally linked websites. Please refer to those websites for their own policies.

Contact us or make a complaint

To contact us about any aspect of this policy, email mail@sangharakshita.org

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, we will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Last updated 20 September 2021