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Please note: do not use this contact email for marketing/advertising/selling purposes. Any abusive or hateful messages will be reported to the NSW Police Department.

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Who are we?

Lokanatha Buddhist Association incorporated is a non-profit charity association incorporated Feb 24th 2014, in the state of NSW, Australia. ABN: 13751132847


Mailing address

130 First Ave, Five Dock, NSW 2046.


Navigating this site

If you would like to become a member of the Association please visit the ‘Join’ page. If you would like to send Lba a message please fill out the contact box above. If you would like give a donation online or via direct debit please see the ‘Donate Now’ page. For our ‘Privacy Policy’ for donors please see below.

Free subscriptionTo comment or ask a question on any article on this site, membership with the Association is not required. Before you register please read and agree to the terms and conditions, and privacy policy below.


Lba online ‘user terms and conditions’


PRIVACY POLICY

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

A username and email is all we need to create and give users a free subscription on this site. If users provide more information in their profile the data is still protected all the same and not shared with any third party. We are awesome we know it….

If you apply for membership with the association the information collected from the online registration is kept in the sites files. Only administrators of the site (Board members) can access this information. Further information related to the membership process is not kept anywhere on this website instead it is held at our physical office.

COMMENTS

When users leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Gravatar

We have disabled the link to the Gravatar service. Users can create an in house avatar that doesn’t link to any third party. This adds protection to this site and user accounts from tracking.

[An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.]

Login details

Your login details are not shared with any third party. Administrators of Lba website  shall manage all users and be able to see the profile of each user. Lba only asks for email and user name, if users would like to add more information they can and no information will be shared outside of Lba online website services.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and 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.

ANALYTICS

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information except the user name.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

User comments are scanned by Akismet.

Your contact information and credit card information for Donations

Online donations – Lba employs the service of donorbox.org to collect online donations. They have a strict privacy policy and they store all records and data of every transaction which Lba shall access on their site. Donorbox also uses Stripe.com as a merchant facility to process secure online transactions in which Lba shall access all information. For more information on their privacy policy you may visit their websites. Lba does not share any details collected from donorbox.org and stripe.com with any third party. The Board of Lba are required to monitor all transactions, errors, or refunds.

Direct Debit – obviously any donation given through direct debit will share bank account details with Lba bank of choice. Lba does not share this information with anyone outside of the Lba Board. Yearly reports are prepared as general donation amounts and Lba does not give specific details of any donor to its members nor to anyone else other than members of the board.

Additional information

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

Our website is protected by our hosting provider and Akismet protects the site from spam. Virus, leeching and hacks are protected with software in cPanel. The website is updated regularly and many spam attacks have been prevented. If there is a breach we shall contact our hosting provider and a web consultant such as wpbutler.com.au.

WHAT THIRD PARTIES WE RECEIVE DATA FROM

Lba receives data from donorbox.org and stripe.com from donations.

Statistics are anonymous and monitored through a simple plugin that does not track, collect or store data of any user or store, track or collect any data related to web addresses. Isn’t that awesome?

INDUSTRY REGULATORY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Lba is a non-profit charity organisation registered in NSW, Australia. Lba is regulated by the Australian charities non-profit commission and Fair Trading dept of NSW. Lba online website is an extension of the association.

Copyright and permissions

All information including articles, posts, pages are subject to copyright© All rights reserved. Some images are shared but for the images and photos produced by Lba they are also copyright© All rights reserved. If you would like to reproduce any item on this site please send us a request.

Please note: if the use is for business purposes or financial gain your request will be denied. If any articles, posts, pages from this site are shared for reasons of the growth of Dhamma and Buddhism in general there is usually no issue and we are happy for the information to be shared.

Photos and images are another thing however. Photos and images produced for and added to this site are not a free for all like FB or other types of social media. The people in these images or photos are allowing the use of for purposes of spreading the good cheer of Buddhism. In other words all images and photos are used for the specific purpose of spreading Buddhism and for no other reason.

If you would like to share any photo please kindly make a request by sending a message in above contact form.