Privacy notice and cookie policy

Privacy Notice

Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre (Uma KMC) takes your privacy seriously, and any personal information that we collect from you will only be used for management and administration purposes.  However this information is collected we will keep it secure and will not pass it on unless we have your permission.  You may tell us at any time if you no longer wish us to retain your information, or if you wish us to correct it and unless we have a lawful reason for retaining it we will correct, destroy or delete it.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover links to other websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit.


See below for details.


Uma KMC uses a third party provider, MailChimp to deliver our e-newsletter.  For more information please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice.


Online booking and paying for courses and events

Uma KMC uses two third party providers,  Eventbrite as a booking and payment system for events and PayPal as a payment system  for events.  For more information please see Eventbrite’s and PayPal’s privacy policies.


How long we will keep your information

Your information will be retained for a period of 6 years plus the current year, for statutory record keeping purposes.  After this time, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for longer, your personal information will be deleted.


Changes to this privacy notice

We will keep this notice under review and update it if necessary. This version is dated 25th May 2018.


How to contact us

For any queries about or information on our privacy policy please email us at or write to:

The Administration Director, 16 Spencer Street, Carlisle CA11BG

If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your query you may raise a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office


Use of cookies by the Uma KMC


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.



Cookie Name Purpose 
NID Google cookies

Types of cookies used by Google

We use different types of cookies to run Google websites and ads-related products. Some or all of the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (though browsers for mobile devices may not offer this visibility). See also



PHPSESSID PHPSESSID. To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. 


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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data



Cloudfare _cfduid The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information. See more information.



Quantcast _qca Quantcast and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features, and analyze our traffic. You can toggle on or off your consent preference based on purpose for all companies listed under each purpose to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and revisit your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site. See this website for more information.


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To help run WordPress, the Web publishing application for the website.For more details go to –



How do I change my cookie settings?


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Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit