PrivacyPolicy

PHAKCHOKRINPOCHE.ORG 

PRIVACY POLICY

Phakchokrinpoche.org respects our users and their privacy.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the following:    

  • What we do with the data collected
  • For what purposes we will use it
  • How long we keep it
  • With whom we share it, and
  • Under what terms.

Scope.

Our Privacy Policy covers all of Phakchokrinpoche.org and other related properties owned or controlled by Phakchok Rinpoche’s organizations.  Our Privacy Policy does not apply to entities not owned or controlled by us, such as third-party applications and/or other web sites.

Information Covered.

The Privacy Policy covers information users provide to us, including, but not limited to, name, email address, physical address, phone number, other personal information, content of messages and comments, and transactional information, including but not limited to, credit card and billing data.  Information collected from users may include their site activity, access device, browser type, their location, IP address, pages visited,  cookies, and other similar information.

How Phakchokrinpoche.org Uses Information.

We use the Information Covered to manage services provided by us or our licensees or affiliates, such as contacting users and for advertising and marketing purposes. We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties.  We keep such information for only as long as needed for business operations and legal compliance.

How Phakchokrinpoche.org Shares the Information Covered.

Phakchokrinpoche.org may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) required from jurisdictions inside or outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required under local laws of that jurisdiction, applies to users from that jurisdiction, and is consistent with generally accepted international standards.  We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Service.  This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

How Phakchokrinpoche.org Protects the Information Covered.

We take many steps to keep your information secure.   All account information is stored on secured servers behind firewalls.  Sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL).  Despite our best efforts, there are risks inherent in sharing information. We cannot control actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information.  We cannot ensure that information you share will not become publicly available.  We are not responsible for third party circumvention of privacy settings or security measures.

To further protect your information, you can reduce your risk by using security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software. 



 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Phakchokrinpoche.org reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. Phakchokrinpoche.org will not, however, use your Personal Information without your consent in a manner materially different from what was stated at the time it was collected.

GOVERNING LAWS; JURISDICTION; COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS 
THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE INTERPRETATION OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, AND WILL SPECIFICALLY NOT BE GOVERNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS, IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT JURISDICTION OVER AND VENUE IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE, THE USE OR ACCESS THEREOF, OR THIS PRIVACY POLICY SHALL BE IN THE APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK, NY. YOU HEREBY CONSENT AND SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK, NY FOR ANY SUCH LEGAL PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES OR ELSE YOU AGREE YOU HAVE WAIVED ANY SUCH CLAIM.