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Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. Alternatively please see below contact box for important information.

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 site files. Only administrators of the site (Board members) can access this information. Further information related to the membership process (membership form document and copy of ID) is not kept anywhere on this site instead it is held at our physical office.

COMMENTS

When users leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected. The visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are tracked to help spam detection. The spam detection is done with Akismet. Some people enjoy spamming.

Gravatar

We have disabled Gravatar. 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 any tracking. However if users post a profile pic they are advised to remove any metadata that may result in data collection outside of the administrators protection.

Login details

Your login details are not shared with any third party. Administrators of this website can access the profile of each user. They have to. Some people like to abuse or hack. Generally administrators will look into a profile if there are issues. Otherwise they have no reason to.

This site only asks for email and user name, if users would like to add more information to their profile such as profile pic they can. No information will be shared outside of this site. Users can delete their information at anytime without the need to request.

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. The administrators are unable to disable this feature.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, the site 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, the site will 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 one (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.

This site in not interested in tracking anyone. WordPress has some built in functions that cannot be removed.

ANALYTICS

This site does not share your data with any third party

How long we retain your data when you comment or create a profile

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely or you can just delete it. This is so administrators can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue (if needed). This function is now moot as this site does not hold comments in a moderation que. You can delete your comments or user profile at any time. This site will not share nor store any deleted comments or profiles.

For users that register on our website (no longer functioning), this site stores the personal information provided 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. You can also request to erase any personal data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data – we do not send it anywhere.

User comments are scanned by Akismet. Unfortunately some people want to spam. To see how Akismet handles information please visit their site.



Your credit card information for Donations

Online donations are processed by donorbox.org  and stripe.com. They both store records and data of every transaction. This is normal when using any credit card or debit card. Donorbox provides a secure online platform and employs Stripe.com as a merchant facility to process secure online transactions. We use this system because there are no monthly fees. Donorbox and stripe deduct fees only when donations are made.

For more information on their privacy policy please visit their websites. Since we started using their services (starting 2016) no issues have been reported. This site does not share any details collected from donorbox.org and stripe.com with any third party (other than taxation department if necessary). The administrators of this site are required to monitor all transactions in case of errors or to issue refunds.

Direct Debit – obviously any donation given through direct debit will share your bank account details with our bank. The administrators of this site do not share information with any third party other than (if necessary) the taxation department of NSW. Yearly reports are prepared and posted publicly. Do not worry! Specific details of any donor and back account details are erased when bank statement is posted publicly.



Additional information

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

This website is protected by our hosting provider digitalpacific.com.au and site administrators. 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 web consultant.

WHAT THIRD PARTIES WE RECEIVE DATA FROM

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

No data is collected or received from Akismet.

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? The plugin is called ‘Statify’.

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 department of NSW.

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.