Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Reading Buddhist Priory is a registered charity (number:1092463) and is part of The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website and subscribers to our newsletter. Here you will find information on how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter, send us a gift aid form or a standing order form. We do not use cookies.

How do we use the information about you?


If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use that information to email you about Priory news, updates and other related information.

You have a right at any time to opt out from receiving our newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive it, you can click the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our newsletters or contact the Prior.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We receive statistics from MailChimp around email opening and user clicks. We use this information to monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy policy.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other organisations or businesses.

Gift Aid

If you fill in a Gift Aid form and send it to us, we will share this information with HM Revenue and Customs to reclaim the tax on your donations. We retain this information for six years after the last donation covered by the Gift Aid Declaration, as we are required to do by law. For more information, please see HM Revenue and Customs website.

Standing Order

If you fill in a standing order form and send it to us, we will send this form on to your bank, so that they can set up the standing order. We retain a copy of this form until the standing order has been set up.

How can you access and correct your information?

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact the Prior. We do not charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate.


We do not use cookies.

Other websites

Our website may contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our website privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 26th   2019

How to contact us

Please contact the Prior by email  [email protected] or phone 0118 9860750 if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information that we hold about you.