Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice tell you how we will use and store the information you give us when you book a course of event with Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre or choose to join one of our mailing lists. Please note: The wording in this document reflects the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data Controller: Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre


Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre collects and processes personal data relating to individuals accessing their services to manage the relationship between Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre and the individual. Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

The Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre takes the issue of your privacy seriously. If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy that are not addressed here, please contact as below or in person:

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre Team

All Saints Hall

Queen Street

Shrewsbury SY1 2JU

What information does Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre collect?

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre collects and processes a range of information about you when you access our services. This information may be collected in a number of ways. For example, data might be collected in person, via email or via the Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre website when you book on an event or course, ask to use our library or request to receive publicity and information from us.

Data may be stored in a range of different places, including:

This data may include:

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre website also collects information about your use of our website including IP address, how much time you spend on the site and what you like to view, from both registered users and general visitors to the site. This data is used solely to manage the website, track usage and improve our website services. This information does not identify the user personally and may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services, for example with google analytics

Why does Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre process personal data?

 Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre has a legitimate interest in processing personal data before, during and after you use our services. Processing data from individuals who use Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre and our services allows us to:

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre may process special categories of data, such as gender information. We may also collect information about health or medical conditions to allow us to make reasonable adjustments or ensure accessibility to events.

We may use your email address to send you information regarding our classes, offers and events. However, we will only do so if you have given us your permission. If you change your mind at a later date simply click on the word 'Unsubscribe' on the relevant email newsletter.

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre will not use your data for any purposes other than those stated in this policy.

Who has access to data?

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the running the Centre and Centre activities. This includes, when appropriate, event organisers and teachers (including outreach group organisers), the Centre team, Mitra convenors, the Chair and council, our webmaster and volunteers if necessary for performance of their roles.

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre will only share your data with third parties in the following cases

Where relevant and upon request, other event attendees (to arrange lift-sharing to events).

The server that hosts Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre website and email, and the Mailchimp and Google Mail servers are situated in the United States, so your data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area in these cases. These hosts adhere to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks which comply with General Data Protection Requirements.

 MailChimp may process your data in the following ways: collecting data such as via sign-up forms; storage of personal data within our MailChimp account in order to allow us to create and use distribution lists, send marketing email campaigns, and place online advertisements; and the transfer of personal data to certain of MailChimp’s sub-processors who perform some critical services, such as helping MailChimp prevent abuse and providing support to customers.

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre will never sell or trade your personal data or disclose your personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary to conform to legal requirements, to protect our rights, to protect the safety of members of the public or those attending Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre, or for data processing purposes as stated above relating to website and email hosting.

How does Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre protect data?

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre takes the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except as described above. Refer to the Data Protection Procedure for more information. Access to Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre databases is restricted to the Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre team, Mitra convenors, teachers / course leaders, relevant volunteers, the Chair and Council members where necessary. All Employees and Volunteers are made aware of the Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre Data Protection Procedure and Retention Period Policy, and given relevant training on Data Protection.

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre website contains links to other Triratna websites which you may find useful or of interest. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, the user should satisfy themselves as to the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on our site.

For how long does the organisation keep data?

Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre will hold your personal data for the duration of your use of our services, until you ask us to remove you from our systems or withdraw your consent. Once you withdraw your consent or ask to be removed from our system, your data is deleted or destroyed. Please refer to our Retention Period Policy for more details.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre Team: or phone 01743 369425

If you believe that Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to the organisation during your use of our services. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your bookings properly or at all.

Certain information, such as contact details and information requested for bookings, library use and mailing lists, have to be provided to enable Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre to provide you with access to our services. If you do not provide some of this information, it may hinder Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre’s ability to provide you with our services and to enter into a relationship with you.

Automated decision-making

Our data processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.


We may collect information about the software on your computer (your browser version etc.) and your IP address (your connection with the internet) to improve your interaction with the Website and for our records. This may happen automatically without your being aware of it.

We may use cookies (small text files which we and other website operators store on your computer when you visit our websites) to deliver a better and more personalised interaction. They enable us to recognise you when you return to the Website, store information about your preferences, and improve the way your searches are processed. They also enable us to generate statistics about the number of visitors we have and how they use the Website and the internet. You can set your browser to reject our cookies if you wish (you should consult your browser help section for details), but this might restrict your use of the website and other websites.

July 2020