Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre Privacy Statement


Taraloka takes the issue of your online privacy seriously.If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy that are not addressed here, please contact as below:

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Chair of Trustees
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information collection and use on www.taraloka.org.uk

Booking details

We ask that everyone who comes on retreat fills in a booking form. We require this information in order to support you and manage the event. Your information is regarded as confidential and is shared on a need-only basis with the Taraloka residential community and with members of the team teaching on, or managing, your retreat.

We store your personal details securely and delete your booking information after the date of your retreat.

Gift Aid details

If you have offered to let us claim gift aid, we also store the personal data you have given us to be able to do this. We keep your data until you inform us that you no longer wish us to do so. You can remove your details at any time by contacting us

Postal and email contact details

Taraloka keeps a simple database of contact details, which we use to send out our annual programme, and for infrequent emails, for example to let you know about upcoming retreats, fundraising for particular projects, or volunteer or job opportunities. However, we will only do so if you have given us your permission. We keep your contact information until you inform us that you no longer wish us to do so. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting us

use of cookies

www.taraloka.org.uk collects information about your use of our website including IP address, how much time you spend on the site and what you like to view. This data is used solely to manage the website, track usage and improve our website services. This information does not identify the user personally and may occasionally be shared with google analytics to help us improve our website.


www.taraloka.org.uk contains links to other Triratna websites which you may find useful or of interest. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, the user should satisfy themselves as to the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on our site.

correcting, updating or removing personal information

If you wish to modify or remove any of your personal information at any time, please contact Taraloka directly using the contact details shown above and on the Contact page of this site.

However if you wish to attend a retreat, in order to support you and manage the event, Taraloka needs to hold all information requested on the booking form. This information is held securely and is deleted after the date of your retreat.

You can also request that we give you a copy of the data we hold on you in a machine-readable format.

sharing and disclosure of information we collect

We will never sell or trade your personal data or disclose your personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary:

  1. To conform to legal requirements
  2. To protect our rights
  3. To protect the safety of members of the public or those attending the Buddhist Centre
  4. The server that hosts this website is situation in the United States, so your data may be transferred outside the EEA. We are satisfied however that the US however provides appropriate safeguards which include the EU-US Privacy-Shield framework

if you are unhappy

If you are unhappy at how Taraloka handles your data, and you have been unable to find resolution by contacting us directly, you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.


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