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Why we ask for some of your personal data

We need some of your personal information in order to register you for events and support your participation in Shambhala. An account is created for you on our database in order to record your participation in our curriculum or other programmes, your level of study and meditation practice. This also allows us to secure access to restricted content. We do not collect any personal data from you apart from what is needed to provide and oversee your participation in Shambhala.

Why your consent is required

Shambhala takes privacy very seriously. We only keep basic personal data which you provide and that records your participation. In accordance with Shambhala ethics and to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we ask you to give us explicit permission to record your information when registering for any of our programmes.

What we do with your data

For the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on servers within the European Union. Your personal data is stored in the Shambhala Database where international and local Shambhala Database Administrators from your main Shambhala centre (or the closest centre or any other centres you affiliate with) process and have access to it. We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.
We send you a confirmation email to which you must respond whenever you subscribe to one of our newsletters. We will send you an email at least once a year that allows you to verify your personal information, allows you to update your email subscriptions or remove yourself from all email lists, and through which you can delete your account.

How long we keep it

Your information will be kept until you notify us that you no longer wish us to keep it. If you are not reachable by email, you will be deleted after 6 months. One of our Database Administrators may require that you confirm by opting in again if you are inactive for more than 5 years. Inactivity means that you have not registered for a programme or participated as a member during that period. If you are inactive and do not confirm your wish to remain, you will be deleted from our database.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we have about you is incorrect you can change it by editing your Shambhala Account: https://members.shambhala.ws. If you wish to delete your account or raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at [email protected]

Newsletter subscription

We recommend that you subscribe to one or more of our newsletters to receive information about future events. This information is not shared with third parties for any purpose and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you already have a Shambhala Account, you may manage your subscription here.

Version: 12 February, 2019