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Privacy Policy

At Dalai Lama Fellows, we value your support and respect your privacy rights. This privacy policy will explain how we treat the information collected and received from your use of our website, http://www.dalailamafellows.org.

What information do we collect?

You can use most of our website without revealing any personal information, though for some specific features or services personal information may be required, like signing up for our newsletter.  If you do not use these specific features or services, then the only information we collect will be information that is not traceable back to you and cannot be used to identify you. This includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the website. Although such information is not personally identifiable information, or information that is traceable back to you, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.

See “Do we use cookies?” below.

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter. You may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used to:

  • To send periodic emails

The e-mail address you provide when you register for our newsletter may be used to send you occasional organizational news, updates, and information.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. You can also contact us, if you wish, at the e-mail at the end of this privacy policy.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter and submit your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

We will keep your e-mail on file only to send occasional newsletters.

Please note that we do not guarantee the security of your information, and there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet will be intercepted.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our site experience.

You should be able to control how and whether Cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of this Website may not work properly, but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use many functionalities of the Website.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for improving the site experience.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

International Users

Our website is hosted in the United States. If you access our website from any region or country with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of our website, which is governed by U.S. law, and this privacy policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

External Links

For your convenience we may provide links to websites operated, controlled, managed or employed by companies other than Dalai Lama Fellows that we believe may be of interest to you. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to these third party sites. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party sites. If you choose to link to one of these third party sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other website to understand how that site collects and uses your information.

Also, please note that if you choose to make an online donation to Dalai Lama Fellows, you will be taken to the website of Community Initiatives (http://communityin.org/), which has a separate and independent privacy policy.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. Please understand that by submitting any personally identifiable information (information that may be traced back to you) to us, you consent and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose such information in accordance with this privacy policy, and as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not provide any personally identifiable information to us.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on May 14, 2012.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

By e-mail:


By mail:

1012 Torney Avenue, c/o Dalai Lama Fellows
San Francisco, California 94129
United States