Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Leicester Buddhist Vihara is a Buddhist temple and one of the leading centres of Buddhism in Leicester and the UK. We provide help, advice, teaching and training to the Buddhist community and those with an interest in Buddhism or meditation. Beginners are most definitely welcome as well as experienced Buddhists.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Images and Videos we used in our site captured/created by our staff and have not published or copied from any other locations. We obtain consent from all individuals prior to publishing any image unless they were captured during our public events. The only Images from public domains which are authorised to be reused, without any copyright violations may be used, within this site subjected to non-commercial and charitable activities.

Contact forms

If you complete any of our forms requesting services from EMBA or Leicester Buddhist Vihara on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address contact details and website in cookies. These are for your convenience and contact you back to provide requested services. We do not share this information with any third parties and will last until you opt-out using the options given in our frequent emails requesting to do so.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We do publish due credit and original content reference in case such information is republished within our site.


We use information collected via cookies, for web analytics which is the collection, reporting, and analysis of website data. The focus is on identifying measures based on your user requests and using the website data to determine the success or failure of services to fulfil your user requirements and drive our organizational strategy and improve the user’s experience. 

Who we share your data with

We do not share this information with any third parties and will last until you opt-out using the options given in our frequent emails requesting to do so.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Address: 9 Una Avenue, Narborough Road South, Leicester
Leicestershire, LE3 2GS, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 116 282 5003, Email:  

Additional information