Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 29th June 2024

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre (Uma KMC) charity collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • How we use your information
    • Visitors to our websites
      • Use of cookies by Uma KMC
      • Centre search engine
      • E-newsletter
      • Security and performance
    • People who use our online booking system
    • Photos taken during events or day visits to Uma KMC
    • People who email us
  • How long we keep your information
  • Links to other websites
  • Access to and amending your personal information
  • Changes to this privacy notice
  • What you can do
  • How to contact us

How we use your information

Visitors to our websites

Use of cookies by Uma KMC
You can read more about how we use cookies when selecting your cookies permissions for this website.

Centre search engine
The centre search engine is powered by Google Maps. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help improve website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by the Uma KMC.

Uma KMC uses a third party provider, Sender, 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 Sender’s Privacy Policy.

Security and performance
Uma KMC uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of the website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the website.

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, Stripe, to process payment information. For more information please see Stripe Privacy Policy.

Photos taken during events or day visits to Uma KMC

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by Uma KMC 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. Uma KMC 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, anonymised.

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

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 29th June 2024.

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:

Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre, 16 – 18 Spencer Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BG

Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK registered charity (1089869 (England)).