Privacy Policy

Le parti seguenti illustrano la nostra politica circa la raccolta delle informazioni personali.

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.



Questa policy riguarda l'uso di informazioni personali che RIGPA raccoglie durante l'uso di

Lo scopo di questa Politica per la Privacy nell'uso del Sito è di evidenziare come

This policy covers RIGPA's use of personal information that RIGPA collects when you use,,,, The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting these websites. Naturally, if you are not happy with this Website Privacy Policy you should not use this website.
By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. Any external links to other web sites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

What is Rigpa?

Rigpa is an international Buddhist organisation dedicated to practising the teachings of the Buddha under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche and to making these teachings available to benefit as many people as possible. There are more than 100 Rigpa groups and centres in 23 countries around the world. Rigpa centres throughout Ireland offer a variety of courses based on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

What information will I be required to submit and how does Rigpa collect it?

Rigpa collects information that you choose to submit to register and pay for attendance at events, to make a donation or to subscribe for membership.  This includes information such as name, address or occupation.  The services that you submit information for include online registration and payment for events, donations that you wish to make or payment of subscriptions.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable RIGPA and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information RIGPA will act in accordance with current  
legislation and according to the purpose outlined below.  

For what purpose does Rigpa use my personal information?

Your personal information will be used for the purpose for which you provided it – e.g. to attend an event.  It will also be used to administer, support and obtain feedback on the level of our services, to inform you of future events and to send you information that may be of interest to you.  

We may share this information with other charities and organisations affiliated with Sogyal Rinpoche’s work (for example, Rigpa International, ZAM International, Terton Sogyal Trust or other National Rigpa’s). We may also give the information to people acting as our agents as long as they keep the information confidential.  For further information on Sogyal Rinpoche see

Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on these websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour, RIGPA can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour.

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention.  We do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potentially fraudulent or unauthorised transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place.  The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.  

Does Rigpa Ireland store credit card or bank account details that I may submit?

No, neither Rigpa Ireland or Dzogchen Beara store this information.  For online payments, we work with a market leading provider.  When you pay online, we do not have access to your credit card information and we do not store your credit card details anywhere on the or or web server.  For forms that are sent by the post, any customer credit or debit card details are not stored once the payment has been processed.

How does Rigpa keep my information secure?
When you supply any personal information to,, or, Rigpa takes all necessary measures to keep your personal information private and secure.  Only authorised employees, agents and contractors (who have to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.  

All emails and newsletters from these websites allow you to opt out of further mailings.   We maintain a secure IT environment and have the appropriate measures in place to prevent unauthorised access such as hacking.  

Cookies – what are they and does Rigpa use them? 

During the course of any visit to, or a short text file called a 'cookie', is  downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether  the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before.  
This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

Information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better online user experience and assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous  unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's  computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can  send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences  allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a  web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the  cookies sent to you by other sites.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to  notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any  time. Each browser is different, so check the  "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse through the websites anonymously.  For further  information on cookies please visit

How long is my information held on Rigpa servers? 

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure  that all personal information supplied is held securely, in  accordance with the relevant Data Protection laws.

At any time, you can opt out of receiving any emails or updates on the services that Dzogchen Beara offers.

What happens if there are changes to the privacy policy?
Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Can I access the personal information that Rigpa holds on me?

Yes, according to legislation you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that Rigpa holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We charge €6 for information requests. Please address requests to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.  

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
By email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. .

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes will be posted.  If you have any questions or queries we welcome them through the contact details above.