Thekchen Choling USA (Syracuse) Privacy Policy

Thekchen Choling USA (Syracuse) is a Buddhist temple and charitable organization for cultivation and practice of Buddhadharma. Since our establishment in 2014, Thekchen Choling has placed a high priority on maintaining the confidentiality and security of “Personal Information” about our dearest Dharma friends. This Privacy Policy was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of you and our website users.

How and Why We Collect Personal Information

Personal Information is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store such information that you have provided us. Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information.
  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.
  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information in order to share the latest news or events with you.
  • We may collect your name, postal address and other information in order to recognize and reward you.
  • When you request information via the email address identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question, we may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.
  • We may collect your name, telephone number, billing address, and payment information when you make an offering or donation in person, over the phone or by mailing in a check.
The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by Thekchen Choling. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above for the purpose of propagating Buddhadharma, and by submitting to us the personal information you consent to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone else.
  • We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.
  • We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing an offering, event registration or other donation.
  • You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us via email at and we will respond as soon as we can.
Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties. Further, Thekchen Choling will not sell or trade your personal information to any third parties.

Connecting with Thekchen Choling on Social Media Sites

Thekchen Choling provides experiences on social media platforms such as Facebook that enable online sharing and collaboration among users who have registered to use them. We may collect information you provide by interacting with us via social media, such as pictures, information, opinions, or any personal information that you make available to other participants on these social platforms, is also subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those platforms. Please refer to them to better understand your rights and obligations with regard to such content.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. For changes to this policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information, we will obtain your consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to your primary email address specified in our records and by placing a prominent notice on our website.

November, 2016