Privacy

Security & Privacy

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This privacy policy sets out how Maharishi Dome uses and protects any information
that you give Maharishi Dome when you use this website. Maharishi Dome is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Maharishi Dome may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Protecting and respecting your privacy is of the upmost importance to us. Your personal details will be used by Maharishi Foundation for the purposes of providing information that you have requested, and will not be shared with third parties

Where either Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi Foundation Dome are mentioned in this document, this refers to both the Maharishi Dome and head office. (These are also referred to as “we’ and “us”). [Maharishi Foundation®, registered educational charity 270157 (England & Wales) SC041919 (Scotland), owns the Maharishi® Dome and runs all of the courses and programmes in the building.]

Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi Foundation Dome recognise that the privacy of your personal information is important to you. Unless you directly give us consent to do otherwise, we will only collect and use your personal information as set out below.

WHERE IS YOUR INFORMATION KEPT?

This Privacy Policy outlines how will handle and manage personal information we collect about you. As we collect personal information in-store at Maharishi Foundation online through www.goldendome.org.uk (our website), this Privacy Policy also applies to your use of the Maharishi Foundation Dome website and the database we use which is kept by Maharishi Foundation UK head office. By providing your personal information to us and by using our website, you consent to the collection of your personal information by Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi Foundation Dome and its use and disclosure in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

HOW CAN I CONTACT Maharishi Foundation Dome?

If you have any questions or complaints about how we handle your personal information, you can contact our Team on 01695 51617 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday or email courses@maharishidome.org.uk

Any complaints notified to us will be considered within 21 days and responded to. We will always endeavour to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction.

Alternatively, write to us at The Course Office, Maharishi Dome, Woodley Park, Skelmersdale WN8 6UQ. Telephone 01695 51617.

HOW CAN I REVIEW MY CHOICES ABOUT RECEIVING PROMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION?

At Maharishi Foundation Dome, we want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us or if you do not want your information used to enhance your shopping experience, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our communications.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect certain types of personal information from you. Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you and may include details such as name, address, telephone numbers (including your mobile phone number), date of birth, gender, occupation and email and IP address. We also collect transaction details relating to your purchases from us and any preferences you select as well as other personal information you disclose to us in communications between us and you.

WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONSEQUENCES OF NOT PROVIDING IT TO US

Generally, we collect personal information about customers to provide a range of products and services, to meet our obligations to you and to enable us to conduct our business. We also collect personal information so you can enter a competition, seek employment or communicate with Maharishi Foundation Dome by e-mail, telephone or writing.

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may collect personal information in a number of ways including:

  • When you contact us with an enquiry;
  • When you submit a job application; and
  • Through our website or our mobile site when you:
  • Place an online order with us
  • Subscribe to the Maharishi Foundation Dome newsletter
  • Through any social media platform upon which you engage with us

Generally, personal information is collected directly from you at the time you make a purchase, or when you have other dealings with us. In some instances we may collect personal information about you from someone else. For example, someone may give us your name and address if they have purchased a Maharishi Foundation Dome gift for you and wish us to deliver the gift to you. If you provide us with personal information of another individual you agree to take reasonable steps to ensure that the individual is made aware of the matters set out in this Privacy Policy.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We collect your personal information to keep you up to date with any important changes to our website including our products and services, to notify you of special events, promotions and offers that may be of interest to you (including by email and SMS), to send you our newsletter, to respond to your queries and to help Maharishi Foundation Dome manage and enhance its products and services. We also collect your personal information to allow us to manage and fulfil any orders you place with us including delivering any gifts purchased by you.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at coursebookings@maharishidome.org.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Maharishi Dome Woodley Park Rd, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6UQ.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

Maharishi Foundation will not sell or trade your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

Maharishi Foundation may however disclose your personal information to:

  • service providers or persons who perform functions on our behalf, for example, mailing services, distribution services, IT services, data analysis, research, advertising or consultancy services;
  • organisations who are involved in a competition run by Maharishi Foundation Dome;
  • law enforcement agencies in relation to a suspected breach of any law;
  • our professional advisers;
  • regulatory authorities;
  • anyone else to whom you authorise us to disclose it

Where Maharishi Foundation makes such disclosures, we require these organisations to agree to comply with the codes of practice recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

CROSS-BORDER DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Some of Maharishi Foundation Dome’s third-party contractors and service providers may perform certain services overseas and as a result your personal information may be disclosed to a recipient in a foreign country. For example, we may use a server hosted overseas to store data including your personal information or send emails to Maharishi Foundation Dome customers. Under privacy laws, we must take reasonable steps, in the circumstances, before personal information is disclosed to an overseas recipient to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach privacy laws in relation to that information (“the Obligation”).

The Obligation does not apply if you consent to the disclosure of your personal information to an overseas recipient.

By supplying personal information to us, you consent to the disclosure of your personal information to an overseas recipient and agree that the Obligation does not apply.

HOW CAN I ACCESS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You have a right to seek access to information which Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi Foundation Dome holds about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct information about you which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. While Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi Foundation Dome takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is complete and up to date, please notify us of any changes or errors in your personal information held by us.

If you have registered your details on our website you may access, review and update your personal information by simply logging into our website using ‘Login’. Use the ‘My Account’ section to update your details.

HOW SECURE IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We take all reasonable steps to maintain the security and integrity of your personal information and to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

ONLINE ORDERING SECURITY

We take website and credit card security extremely seriously and always endeavour to provide a secure, safe platform from which to conduct online transactions

Maharishi Foundation Dome uses the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)protocol, which encrypts your information as it is transmitted over the internet. This encryption scrambles details such as credit card numbers, billing details, and delivery addresses so that other computers are unable to decipher the information, ensuring your privacy and security.

To ensure you are accessing a secure server, look for the unbroken key or closed lock symbol located either at the bottom left or top right of your browser window. If it appears, then SSL is active.

You can double-check by looking at the URL. If SSL is active, then the first characters of the URL will read https:// rather than just http://. It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and your computer.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Sometimes our website may contain a link to third party websites. Maharishi Foundation Dome is not responsible for the content or material contained in, or obtained through, any third-party website or for the privacy practices of the third party website.

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.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

This is our current Privacy Policy outlining our personal information management practices. This Privacy Policy replaces any other privacy policy published by us to date. We may vary this policy at any time. If any changes to these policies occur, we will notify our customers by updating this section of our website.

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Maharishi Dome, Woodley Park Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6UQ. www.maharishidome.org.uk Maharishi Foundation®, registered educational charity 270157 (England & Wales) SC041919 (Scotland), owns the Maharishi® Dome and runs all of the courses and programmes in Transcendental Meditation®, the Advanced Techniques of Transcendental Meditation® and the TM-Sidhi Programme® that are held in the Maharishi® Dome.

COOKIE POLICY

 

Our websites use “cookies” – small data files that are stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies enable you to shop on our websites and may be used in a variety of ways to enhance or personalise your online browsing and shopping experience. Cookies may eliminate the need to repeatedly enter the same information, enabling us to improve the content, reliability and functionality of our websites, evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and track usage patterns. Accepting a cookie will not give us access to any data on your computer other than the data stored in the cookie. You may experience a loss of functionality because of configuring your web browser not to accept cookies.

WHAT WE COLLECT

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service,
and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we
    think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website
    according to your interests.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive or device memory.
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. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 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.

LIST OF COOKIES WE COLLECT

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookies Used by WordPress:

Name of cookie: wordpress_
WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password. However, this usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console area, the backend dashboard of the website.

Name of cookie: wordpress_logged_in_
The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in.

Cookies Used by WooCommerce:

Name of cookie: woocommerce_cart_hash
Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.

Name of cookie: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.

Name of cookie: wp_woocommerce_session_
Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.

Cookies Used by PHP:
Name of cookie: PHPSESSID
The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialized state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.

Cookies Used by Google Analytics:
Name of cookies:

  • _ga
  • _gat_UA-105257315-1
  • _gid

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website, where our visitors to our website have come from and the pages they have visited. The information obtained does not identify anyone.

Cookies Used by Facebook/Twitter:
Name of cookies:

  • loc
  • uvc
  • __atuvc
  • __atuvs

These are “Add This” social media cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their accounts on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook and share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to any of your accounts.