Privacy Policy

We want you to know how we collect, use and protect information about our online customers.

Our Privacy Policy

Lama Yeshe Ling respects your right to privacy. We value your trust. We do not sell, rent, or lend any personal information about our customers to any third party. All information provided to us is kept in strict confidence.

We do not send unsolicited or “spam” e-mail. Lama Yeshe Ling uses e-mail addresses to communicate with our users, to send information about your order, and newsletters. Every newsletter message contains an opt-out feature you can use to unsubscribe from receiving newslettter emails. 

To insure your privacy, we only use customer information for donation/order identification, customer service contact, or demographic analysis. We may need to contact users by phone, postal mail, or email if questions arise regarding your donation/order. Demographic analysis is done by lamayesheling.org only, and information is not shared with anyone not affiliated with Lama Yeshe Ling. 

Online Profile Updates and Donations

If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

What about links to and from other Web sites?

Our Web site may offer links to other sites. Other sites have their own policies regarding privacy. If you visit one of these sites, you may want to review the privacy policy on that site. In addition, you may have linked to our Web site through another site. In such cases the site you linked from may collect information from people who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.

Your consent

By using our Web site, you consent to our use of customer information as described in this online privacy policy. We may change or add to this privacy policy so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Our commitment to Data Security

We have appropriate physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect and secure the information we collect. Lama Yeshe Ling collects information that is necessary only to process an order. All orders are processed through PayPal. All account information collected on this web site is stored on PayPal’s secure site and is not available to the Lama Yeshe Ling systems, other than shipping and email information. Your information collected for PayPal’s secure online payment system is governed by the PayPal Privacy Policy. PayPal requests information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used by PayPal for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If they have trouble processing an order, they will use this information to contact you by email.

Our use of Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser. Cookies allow us to provide features such as log-in credentials, language preferences, storage of items in your shopping bag between visits, etc. 

The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of our web site’s best features, so we recommend that you leave them turned on.

We may in the future use Google Analytics to collect data about our traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, including DoubleClick.

We do not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics for the web.