Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh is committed to handling personal data fairly, transparently and in accordance with our Data Protection Policy. The personal data we hold are names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for the purpose of keeping interested people informed of our activities and facilities offered. In the case of donors we also hold such banking details as are necessary to process donations and reclaim the tax where applicable. In the case of residents and volunteers at our centres we keep records of stays at the centres and work that they offer to perform.
We take all reasonable steps to keep the data secure and only share it when legally required to do so, for instance with HMRC or our auditors. We delete data when it is no longer required and we offer the facility for people to check and correct data. We comply with any request to delete data unless we are legally required to retain it.
Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last revised on 1 December 2018.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.