Gampo Abbey Website Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to Gampo Abbey. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Gampo Abbey collects, and the ways in which Gampo Abbey uses that personal information.

How we collect information about you

When you make a donation to Gampo Abbey, we collect the following types of information from you:

  • Contact information - your name, address, phone, email, and other similar information
  • Financial information - the full bank account credit card numbers that you use during the transaction process

We also collect information about you (your name and email address) when you subscribe to our electronic newsletter.

How we protect and store personal information

Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.

We store and process your personal information on our computers in Canada, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.

How we use the personal information we collect

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, and efficient experience. We may use your personal information to:

  • Process transactions and send notices about your transactions
  • Record your donations
  • Send year-end tax receipts;
  • Send you Thank You letters and other correspondence
  • Send you emails or our electronic newsletter.

Where Gampo Abbey discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, Gampo Abbey may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

How we share personal information

We will not disclose your credit card number or other personal information to anyone other than our credit card processing company except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with a subpoena or other legal process.

Gampo Abbey will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes and only shares your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.

Updating this statement

Gampo Abbey may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website may contain links to other websites.

Gampo Abbey is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

How you can contact us about privacy questions

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by emailing us at development@gampoabbey.org, calling us at 902-224-1358, or writing to us at Gampo Abbey, Attn: Development Department, 1533 Pleasant Bay Rd., Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0 Canada. This is the primary and only office for Gampo Abbey.

 

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