Privacy Policy

Data collection

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website including your name, email address, site password, posts, comments, event registration and user profile.  If collecting payment for an event, we collect payment details, including credit card information. 

Information is collected for the following purposes:

  1. To allow members to sign up, sign in and access the site and its features.

  2. To allow members to post content and register for events.

  3. To contact visitors and site users about ABS news and events.

  4. To notify site users of site activity.

  5. To provide users with technical support.

Data storage

The site is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide services to you.  Your data is stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications.  Wix stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.


We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to notify you of site activity, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about American Buddhist Society, affiliates, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce terms of use, site rules, code of conduct, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you.  For these purposes we may contact you via email.


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Leaving the community

Go to your member profile and press the option to leave the community.  Leaving the community will remove your profile from the members page, but your posted content will remain and your account information will remain for administrative history.

Deleting content

If after leaving the community, you'd like to remove your posted content and account information, contact us at:

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.