Nagaloka, A Major Center of the Buddhist Revival in India

NAGALOKA.ORG PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for using nagaloka.org. Here, we explain what personal information we may hold about you, and how we might use that information. By using our website you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy, and to the terms and conditions of use of this website. Words defined in those terms and conditions of use have the same meaning when we use them in this policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email info@nagaloka.org.

Please note that where our website contains links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other organisations and websites and this policy applies solely to any personal information collected on nagaloka.org.

What information do we collect?

  • Personal information

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify a living individual such as a name, date of birth, email address, postal address, and telephone number.

Any personal information that you provide us with is stored securely. We may collect this personal information when you contact us, give feedback through our comments boxes, submit a personal story, make a donation, register for our services (for example, to receive our newsletter), or otherwise give us personal information.

When making a donation, your financial information such as credit and debit card details, is stored by Instamojo only and Nagaloka does not have access to this information.

  • Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  • Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

How do we use this information?

We use your personal information to provide you with the information or services you ask for. We may also use your information for administrative purposes, including letting you know about changes to our services and understanding more about how our website is used. In addition, we may handle any non-sensitive personal data for our legitimate purposes. We will not sell your details to any third parties or use your data in any other way than those listed above.

Nagaloka regards the lawful and correct handling of personal information as important to the success of our work and to maintaining the confidence of those with whom we deal. This applies to any user of our services, irrespective of where they live.

We will ensure that anyone working for us uses personal information lawfully and correctly. To this end, we will ensure we fully comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulations.

How we use cookies?

  • A cookie is a small text file passed to your computer, mobile phone or other device, through your web browser, so that the website remembers who you are when you return.
  • Nagaloka uses website analytics to track how the website is used. These tools use cookies to gather statistics about how people use the website. For example, to see how many people look at a particular web page and which country they are from.
  • This information allows us to improve the website and to keep it relevant to our users’ needs. We do not store any personal information for this purpose but simply use it to see how you use the website.
  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
  • If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer, you can easily change your web browser’s settings to refuse cookies. Information about deleting or controlling cookies is available at aboutcookies.org.
  • Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website. The International Chambers of Commerce provides a guide to the law in this area and information about different types of cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Signing-up for our newsletters service

When you sign-up to receive newsletters from us, you are asked to provide your name and email address. This personal data is shared with a third-party company based outside the EU called MailChimp, whose system we use to send email newsletters to our subscribers. Any data you provide is stored on secure servers by MailChimp.

MailChimp is compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which means they comply with data protection requirements. For the purposes of GDPR, Nagaloka is deemed the ‘Data Controller’ and MailChimp the ‘Data Processor’. You can find out more about how MailChimp manages data.

 Signing-up for our SMS service

When you sign-up to receive SMS from us, you are asked to provide your name and mobile number. This personal data is shared with a third-party company based in India called BulkSMS, whose system we use to send bulk transactional SMS to our subscribers. Any data you provide is stored on secure servers by BulkSMS.

 Accessing your data

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you at any time. To do so, please email: info@nagaloka.org or write to the Chief Executive, Nagaloka, Kamptee Road, Near Akashwani Tower, Bhilgaon Nagpur, 440026 Maharashtra – INDIA.

If you wish to make a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, please email: webmaster@nagaloka.org or write to the Chief Executive, Nagaloka, Kamptee Road, Near Akashwani Tower, Bhilgaon Nagpur, 440026 Maharashtra – INDIA, and we will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your data in accordance with the law, you can contact the India’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

Updates to this policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7th August 2019. From time to time we may change our privacy practices. We will notify you of any material changes to this policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.

Jurisdiction

If you choose to visit the website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and the website’s terms of use. In addition to the foregoing, any disputes arising under this Policy shall be governed by the laws of India.

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