Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Norwich Zen Buddhist Priory collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from any “User” of the website (“the Site”).

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site or register for the newsletter, or in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for their name and email address at these times. Users may, however, visit the Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, although this may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. A User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. A User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Norwich Zen Buddhist Priory may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site
    We may need their information to display content on the Site correctly.
  • To communicate with the User
    We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send the newsletter.

How we protect information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

No User information is stored directly on the Site. Information submitted to email contact forms is emailed to the site administrator. The newsletter is sent via Mailchimp, and subscription information is submitted directly to them. They protect these details in accordance with their privacy policy.

Sharing personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We do not share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with anyone. We may use third party service providers to help us operate the Site, or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters. We may share information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that the User has given us their permission.

Electronic newsletters

If a User decides to sign up for the newsletter, they will receive emails that may include priory news, updates and other related information. The newsletter is sent via Mailchimp, and subscription information is submitted directly to them. They protect these details in accordance with their privacy policy.

Third party websites

The Site contains links to other websites. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may change. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Norwich Zen Buddhist Priory has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will update the publication date given at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. This policy is adapted from a policy generated using

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

This document was last updated on 12 July 2016