Privacy policy

This website privacy policy came into effect on 31 May 2018 and sets out how Global Spiritual Studies uses and protects any information you give Global Spiritual Studies when you use this website. Our commitment is to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared. Protecting your privacy is important to us and we follow international best practice guidelines and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Personal information provided to us and information collected through this website will never be shared, sold, rented, or traded to any third party.

Information from website browsers

When you’re browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, the previous site the individual visited, pages accessed, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer or mobile device. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How we secure your information

We take all measures reasonably necessary to:

  • protect user personal Information from unauthorised access, alteration, or destruction
  • maintain data accuracy
  • help ensure the appropriate use of user personal information.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Newsletter list

Individuals joining our newsletter list have their contact details stored on the password protected database maintained by MailChimp. Click here to read MailChimp’s privacy policy. You are free to unsubscribe from the newsletter list at any time.

Payments

Payments for products sold through the online shop are processed through the secure PayPal website. Click here to read PayPal’s privacy policy.