At Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website and subscribers to our newsletter. Here you will find information on what data we collect from our website (; "the Site"), how we use that data and how we ensure your privacy is maintained.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you voluntarily fill in our contact form, subscribe to our newsletter, or download and send us a Gift Aid form or a standing order form.

How do we use the information about you?

Contact Form

If you fill in our contact form, we will use this information to answer your enquiry and tell you about the temple, and to contact you at other times if we need to provide additional information. We may retain your information for up to two years after your last contact with the temple. You can ask for your details to be deleted at any time by contacting the Resident Monk.

Newsletter Sign-up

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use that information to send you the newsletter which contains temple news, updates and other related information.

You have a right at any time to opt out from receiving our newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive it, you can click the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our newsletters or contact the Resident Monk.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We receive statistics from MailChimp around email opening and user clicks. We use this information to monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy policy.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other organisations or businesses.

Gift Aid

If you download a Gift Aid form from this website and send it to us, we will share this information with HM Revenue and Customs to reclaim the tax on your donations. We retain this information for six years after the last donation covered by the Gift Aid Declaration, as we are required to do by law. For more information, please see HM Revenue and Customs website.

Standing Order

If you download a standing order form from this website and send it to us, we will send this form on to your bank, so that they can set up the standing order. We do not share this information with any other third party. We retain a copy of this form whilst the standing order is active.

How can you access and correct your information?

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact the Resident Monk. There is no charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate.

Web browser cookies

Our Site uses "cookies" to enhance User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. A User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

For information on Cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

No User information is stored directly on the Site. Information submitted to email contact forms is emailed to the site administrator. The newsletter is sent via Mailchimp, and subscription information is submitted directly to them. They protect your details in accordance with their privacy policy.

Links to other websites

The site contains links to other websites. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may change.

This privacy policy only applies to this website, and does not cover other websites that we link to. If you follow a link to another website, you should check that site’s privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or any information that we hold about you, please contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. When we change it we will update the publication date given at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect your information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

This document was last updated on the 24th of May 2018