Privacy notice


Effective Date: 24 May 2018


This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading charity collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  1. How we use your information
  •      Visitors to our website
  •      E newsletter
  •      People who use our online booking system
  •      Photos taken during our events or visits to KMC Reading
  •      People who email us

2. How long we keep your information

3. Links to other websites

4. Changes to this privacy policy

5. Access to and amending your personal information

6. What you can do

7. How to contact us


How we use your information


Visitors to our websites



KMC Reading uses a third party provider, Vertical Response and MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. Statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs help us to monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. And Vertical response privacy notice


People who use our online booking system

Information collected and processed is necessary to manage and administer your booking, and to facilitate event planning. We may contact you via email or phone regarding your booking. We may also send you e-newsletters with information about the event you have booked for, or future events.

We use a third party provider as our booking system and to take payments. For further info

We occasionally use third party provider Paypal, to process payment information. For more information please see Paypal Privacy policy


Photos taken during events or day visits to Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading charity using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the website, event publicity or brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters) and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or magazines and other resources. Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under applicable law.


People who email us

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government standards. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.


How long we keep your information


Your information will be retained for a period of 6 years plus the current year, for statutory record keeping purposes.  After this time, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for longer, your personal information will be deleted or, where data is required for statistical purposes, anonymized.

Your information used for marketing purposes will be kept until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.

Links to other websites


This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


Changes to this privacy notice


We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24 May 2018.


Access to and amending your personal information


You may ask us to correct or remove information that we hold on you. Please contact us using the details below.


What you can do


If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your query, you may raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office


How to contact us


If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us at or write to:


Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading

9 Bath Road




Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading, UK registered charity (1050321 (England))