Mission Of Maitreya, and any information that has been
provided by visitors to this
Information We Collect
Our Use and Disclosure of Information
In order to reduce the risk of fraud, the Eternal Divine Path,
The Mission Of Maitreya (“Mission” or “we”) must
describes the information we collect and how we use that
information. The Mission takes the privacy of your personal
information very seriously and will use your information only in
or rent your personal identifiable information or a list of our
customers to third parties. However, as described in more detail in
Part C below, there are limited circumstances in which some of your
information will be shared with third parties, under strict
restrictions, so it is important for you to review this Privacy
changed, and nearly all changes are immaterial (grammar, word choice,
etc.) and do not affect our use of your information. If a
significant change is made, it will most likely be announced on our
News Flash page. If at any
time you would like to review this Policy, it is easily accessible from the bottom of
any page on our web site under "Policies," and the most recent date that
changes were made is listed at the top of this page
(under the title).
Therefore you can always easily see what information we currently
gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose
it to anyone.
Third Party Sites
Mission web site includes links to third party Web sites. These sites are governed by their own privacy statements, and the
is not responsible for their operations, including but not
limited to their information practices. Users submitting information
to or through these third party Web sites should review the privacy
statements of these sites before providing them with personally
identifiable information. Note that this includes our print on
demand publishers and e-commerce site (everywhere that Mission
materials are sold) and applies to the financial and other information
you may provide at these sites.
B. Information We Collect
To receive the Mission
and join the Mission mailing list,
you are requested to provide your e-mail address.
Because of the way that World Wide Web
communication standards work, our site provider might gather some
statistical data of your visit. We also might gather very basic
information from your visit (what kind of browser you use, whether
your browser is set to accept cookies, etc.). We use this
information only to try to understand our customers’ preferences
better and to manage our site better, so as to improve our service
and your experience with the Mission. We do not track the
sites that you visit before or after you leave the Mission
Third Party Cookies
Some of the third party services on our site, such as AddThis
and Google Search, send cookies to your computer to gather
non-personally identifiable information for purposes such as analytics
and targeted web advertising. These are persistent cookies,
meaning they do not immediately expire and remain on your hard drive for
an extended period of time (although they can easily be removed manually
by deleting your browser cookies, or through various services provided
by antivirus and utility-type programs). These cookies may be sent
even if you never use these third party services. We are bound to
allow these third party services to send cookies if we wish to use their
services on our site. In other words: We have no control over
these cookies and their existence is not our doing. In fact, any
site that uses these services will have the same issue.
The use of these cookies, and the collection and use of any information
gained by them, is governed by the individual Privacy Policies of these
third party services (for example, see the
connection to the information they gather, with one exception: Some of
these third party services share with us non-personally identifiable
usage and volume statistical information (e.g. graphs showing what pages
of the website are shared the most and how they are shared). All
such data is completely anonymous, is not shared with any other third
parties, and is used by us only to gain information on site usage and
improve our site's quality.
Customer Service Correspondence
If you send us
correspondence, including e-mails and faxes, we retain such
information in our records. We will also retain
customer service correspondence and other correspondence from the Mission
to you. We retain these records in order to measure and improve our
customer service, and to investigate potential fraud and violations
permitted by law.
C. Our Use and Disclosure
We use the information
we collect about you in order to 1) provide our services, 2) provide customer service, 3) improve our
products and services.
We give access to individually
identifiable information about our users only to those employees who
require it to fulfill customer service requests.
Disclosure to Third Parties
will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable
information to third parties. The Mission will not share any
of your personally identifiable information with third parties
except in the limited circumstances described below, or with your
express permission. These third parties are limited by law or by
contract from using the information for secondary purposes beyond
the purposes for which the information is shared.
We disclose information that we in good faith believe is
appropriate to cooperate in investigations of fraud or other
illegal activity, or to conduct investigations of violations of
We disclose information in response to a subpoena, warrant,
court order, levy, attachment, order of a court-appointed
receiver or other comparable legal process, including subpoenas
from private parties in a civil action.
We disclose information to your agent or legal
representative (such as the holder of a power of attorney that
you grant, or a guardian appointed for you).
Our Contacts with Mission Visitors
We communicate with
our visitors on a regular basis via e-mail and/or phone to provide requested
services. We use your
e-mail address to confirm the validity of your information, to send
you notice of payments that you send or receive through the Mission, to send information about important changes to our
products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures
required by law. Generally, users cannot opt-out of these
communications, but they will be informational in nature
rather than promotional.
We also use your e-mail address to
send you other types of communications that you can control, such as
the Mission Newsbrief. You can choose whether
or not to
receive these emails, and can request removal from our
mailing list at any time by using the
"Unsubscribe" option provided in all of them (
through our mailing list provider Constant Contact).
D. Information Security
The Mission is committed to handling your customer
information with high standards of information security. We restrict
access to your personally identifiable information to employees who
need to know that information in order to provide products or
services to you.
E. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the
Mission’s information practices, or your dealings with the Mission,
please contact us.