Privacy Policy

Who we are

A Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation is a Zen Buddhist practice in Sequim, WA.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.

We ask only for information necessary to process donations and registrations for workshops, retreats, and other practice offerings. Your information is used solely for internal purposes. 

Your personal information is safe with us. We maintain appropriate security measures to keep your information private and secure. We have integrated physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Types of data we collect

Google Analytics

When someone visits we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things, such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. 

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our mailing lists, we collect your name, email address, city, state, country, ZIP/postal code, and what information you want to receive from us, such as Daily Peace Quotes, the Newsletter, Musings, notifications of Practice offerings. We also use that information to limit the amount of email we send based on location. We don't sell, rent, or loan your information to other organizations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics on email openings and clicks, using industry standard technology to help monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing

Registration and Donation Data

When you donate or register for a workshop or retreat or other practice offering, we ask only for information necessary to process donations and registrations. Donation data is stored for the purposes of acknowledging donors and sending tax receipts. Again, we do not share personal details with any organization or company.

Project Joy app

This Privacy Policy shall apply to the Project Joy app published in the Google Play and Apple App Store by A Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation and is accessible from mobile devices.

A Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation is the Data Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").

You can use the Project Joy without providing any personal information such as e.g. your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, financial information. 

We save a record of communication including attachments and information you voluntary decide to share with us for troubleshooting purposes whenever you communicate with our support team.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete your personal information that we hold. Email your request to

Changes to this Privacy Notice

Our privacy notice is regularly reviewed and updated. It was last updated on May 25, 2018.