This policy is also applicable to the following websites: rigpa.org, sogyalrinpoche.com, and sogyalrinpoche.org
We take the privacy of all our users seriously.
What information do we collect?
You may access this site's homepage and browse the site without disclosing any personal data. In order to provide you with a range of services, however, we may collect personal information from this site, from written information sent to us and from other communications. We may for example, keep a record of your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, gender and preferences.
How do we use your information?
We may operate a mailing list to send you news about Rigpa and its activities. This mailing list currently operates as a 'opt out' mailing list whereby subscribers remove themselves from categories of the list. We only send emails to addresses which have been subscribed to the list, we do not 'spam'. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list please e-mail us at
We do not share, licence or sell these e-mail addresses without your expressed consent.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to anyone who may take over the running of the site. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence, once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request. We also reserve the right to access and disclose your personal information in order to comply with applicable laws or lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly or to protect our users and ourselves.
We take every precaution to protect your personal information. We only allow access to the customer database when absolutely necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of such details. We may ask you for proof of identity before disclosing any personal information to you.
We always aim to improve the services we offer. As a result we may occasionally canvass our customers using surveys. Participation in surveys is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to reply to any survey you might receive from us. Should you choose to do so, we will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care as all other customer information.
When you first visit one of our sites, upon entering your name and address, we may send you a cookie. Usage of cookies is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes, and we may use them to do a number of things. For example, cookies may be used to compile statistics related to the take up or use of services, or to patterns of browsing. When used in this manner, you are not individually identified, and information collected in this manner is only used in aggregate.
We hope that you will enjoy using this site and the services we offer. However, you may request that your personal information is not used in the ways outlined above. Please e-mail us at
Correcting and updating personal information
If your personal information changes, or if you believe that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you may ask us to correct or update the personal information held by us by sending an email to
Site and service updates
We may send you site and service announcements or updates. You cannot unsubscribe from service announcements, as they will contain important information about the services provided on the site.
Notification of changes