March 1, 2024


At the Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our members, volunteers, customers and website visitors. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and share personal information from and about you, and what rights you have in relation to that information. As an association based in the European Union, we are bound by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and take our responsibilities under the GDPR seriously.

Personal information we collect:

We collect personal information from you and about you when you provide it to us either directly or via our website or forms. The personal information we collect includes your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and other contact information.

How we use your personal information:

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To process and respond to your requests, such as registering for classes and lectures and processing specific requests for membership, volunteering or tours of our center.
  • To provide you with information and updates about our services, events and activities.
  • To manage customer data and export data to Excel.
  • To improve our website and services and to better understand the needs and preferences of our users.

How we share your personal information with others:

We share your personal information with the following third party providers:

  • WordPress Forminator, for forms
  • MailChimp, for newsletters
  • WordPress Webmail, for processing requests
  • Caspio, for use of the library

In addition, we use Google’s reCAPTCHA system to determine whether an entry originates from a person or from automated processing. This is done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect against automated spam processing. Data, including IP address and behavioral data, is transferred to Google. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection law. You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy.

We may also share your personal information if required to do so by law, for example in response to a subpoena or court order, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values, its members, volunteers, customers and others. When we share personal data with third party service providers, we take steps to ensure that they comply with the GDPR and only use your personal data for the purposes for which we have disclosed it to them.

Security of your personal data:

We take the security of your personal information seriously and have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission or storage over the internet or any other public network is completely secure.

Your rights:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, correct, delete or restrict the use of your personal data. You also have the right to request a copy of your personal data in a portable format and to object to the processing of your personal data for certain purposes. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our privacy practices. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated Privacy Policy on our website.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact