Privacy Notice

Information you give to us

You may give us information about you by filling in forms at, (our sites) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise.  This includes information you provide when you register through forms on our site, at the Journal, when you contact us through the site and when you report a problem with our site.  The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, and related interests.

Uses made of the information

The purpose for which we process Personal Data held about you may include the following:

We will use this information:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts and agreements entered into between you and us;
  • to process donations;
  • to provide our charitable services for organisations, and for individuals, including enquiries;
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

Disclosure of your information

We may share your information with selected third parties:

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
  • With the mailing list and the Pali Reading Club, your details are shared with our third party provider of services (Elastic Email, and respectively).

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in the case of the mailing list (Elastic Email is a Canadian Company) and the Pali Reading Club.  By submitting your Personal Data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on password-protected computers in our office. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Mailing list:

We hold your email address and name in order to send you our newsletter.  The newsletter includes details of our activities, both those offered for free and those requiring payment.

Your details are held on our mailing list host site – Elastic Email. You can unsubscribe any time from the list by using the link at the bottom of all of our newsletters, or by emailing

Pali Reading Club:

Your name and email are entered in  This is the online resource that assists us in delivering the Club.  The details are only used to create your account.

Your contact and other details are held for processing of your application, and compliance with legal requirements.


Your details are held for processing of your application, registration, and compliance with legal requirements.


Your contact details are held to enable us to provide you with this service. Details of your loans are held in a paper format that are kept in a secure cabinet.


Your Rights

If you wish to view your rights under the new data protection laws you can click here.