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Privacy Policy


Gaden Choling (website address: appreciates your visit and trust. We are a Buddhist Meditation Centre. We only collect information from you for subscriptions to our news — if you decide to subscribe — and temporary cookies for visitors that help enable our site to function. We do not sell or use your information.


Gaden Choling Toronto is a Toronto-based Buddhist Mahayana Meditation Centre.


If you register on our website, we store your chosen username, your email address, and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.


If you donate to the Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Centre, or become a member, we collect some information and use CanadaHelps for funds. We do not sell or use your information in any way other than to service specific functions.


When you leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form as well as the IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


Information submitted through the contact form on our site is sent to the Gaden Choling email server to our admin for response. These submissions are only kept for customer service purposes. They are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.


We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. No personalized data is stored.


We use your personal information in the following cases:

  • Verification/identification of the user during website usage;

  • Providing technical assistance;

  • Sending updates to our users with important information to inform about news/changes;

  • Checking the account's activity in order to prevent fraudulent transactions and ensure the security of our customers’ personal information;

  • Customize the website to make your experience more personal and engaging;

  • Guarantee that overall performance and administrative functions run smoothly.


Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website. These are for your enjoyment, education, or ease-of-use and you can opt out the normal way with these third parties.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and/or monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged-in to that website. Below you can find a list of the services we use:


The Facebook page plugin is used to display our Facebook timeline on our site. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from Facebook and your IP is not sent to a Facebook server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Facebook Privacy Policy.


Our Instagram is linked to our Facebook page. Instagram has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. Your IP is not sent to an Instagram server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Instagram Privacy Policy.


We sometimes use YouTube videos and may embed them on our site. YouTube (Google) has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube and your IP is not sent to a YouTube server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: YouTube/Google Privacy Policy.

If you have a registered account on this website or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we retain, including any additional data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address). If you wish to have all of your data erased, we will no longer be able to offer any support or other product-related services to you.



We may post links to third party websites on this website. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites. All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons, do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.

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