Coverage: unless a variant is established, this policy covers all Shambhala digital properties.
Definitions: The data protection declaration of the Shambhala is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used. In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
Name and Address of the controller: Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
2178 Gottingen St,
Halifax, NS B3K 3B4,Canada
phone (902) 425-4275
fax (902) 423-2750
Email: [email protected]
When does Shambhala collect personal information?
We collect information from you when you register for a Shambhala event or program or when you create a Shambhala Account in the Shambhala Database (SDB), subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, register for a program , place an order, or enter information on one of our sites to provide us with feedback of some sort.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our websites?
What personal information do we collect from the people that:
When registering for a Shambhala event on our websites or when you create a Shambhala Account in Shambhala Database, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to process your record and to help Shambhala provide you with training or support, depending on the program or curriculum in which you are enrolled.
What personal information do we collect from the people that donate on our websites?
When donating on our websites, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information (only 4 last digits of CC number are stored in our database) or other details to process your donation and help you with your experience.
How do we use your information?
When you register, create an account, make a purchase, sign up for one of our newsletters, respond to a survey or marketing communication, browse our web pages, or use certain other site features we may use the information you provide in the following ways:
Shambhala subsidiary organizations
What third parties (legally separate organizations) may have access to some of your information?
Practice and retreat centers may augment this information with other information associated with residential programs.
How do we protect your information?
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of authorized persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.Our websites are behind a firewall. We use regular malware scanning.
Do we use 'cookies'?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to your Personally Identifiable Information to non-Shambhala entities unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our websites, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google: Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at [email protected] or Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence you specify. You can view and edit your profile at https://members.shambhala.ws/profile as well as edit your email subscriptions (password protected section. If you don’t have a password then contact [email protected] )
2178 Gottingen St,
Halifax, NS B3K 3B4
phone (902) 425-4275
fax (902) 423-2750
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UPDATED – 2022-08-25