Privacy Policy
Sravasti Abbey is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding the information that you provide to us on and offline. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our web site, email address collection, and online donation process.

Web log files:
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes only our supporter's domain name, but not e-mail address. We collect aggregate information on what web pages our supporters access or visit. The Sravasti Abbey site gathers this information to track web site visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. IP addresses that are recorded by our log files are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Donations Made to Sravasti Abbey:
When you make an online donation to a Sravasti, you will be taken to a secure site hosted by eTapestry and IATS Ticketmaster to complete the transaction. The form will ask that you enter sensitive information such as credit card number or address so that the service can properly process your donation. This personal information may include: name, address, phone, email address, and credit card information.

Donation information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL or secure socket layer. The vendor supplying the SSL is Thawte. By clicking on the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, visitors can confirm the validity of the certificate. When on a secure page, such as a donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect donor information off-line. All of our donor information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Sravasti uses "session cookies" while a visitor is making a donation using a Sravasti DonateNow button. "Cookies" are bits of information that are stored by your browser on your hard drive. We use "session cookies" so that we can properly verify a donor's identity as they move from one donation page to the next.

Postal Information:
If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information about the Abbey. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at the above address, or writing to us at the above address. From time to time, we may share postal address information to like-minded organizations. If you would prefer to not share your postal information, please ask us to put you on do-not-share list by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at the above address, or writing to us at the above address.

Email Information:
If you receive email from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared your email address for the purpose of receiving information in the future ("opt-in"), or (b) you have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.

Changes to our privacy policy:
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to our homepage, this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so supporters are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we plan to change the use of supporter's personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.

Contacting Sravasti Abbey:
Sravasti works hard to ensure that your website xperience is a positive one. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or Sravasti Abbey, please contact us at:

692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156