Privacy Policy

Posted on November 19, 2020

Your privacy is critically important to us. As Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) is subject to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Like most website operators, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) visitors use its website. From time to time, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Certain visitors to Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website choose to interact with Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) in ways that require Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.

In each case, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia). Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

The purpose of gathering personally identifying information depends on the nature of interaction with Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website. All personally identifying information may be used for the following purposes:

  • To process applications for donation driven activities/agendas and merchandise.
  • To establish a relationship between you and us and/or their party service providers
  • For data processing and analysing purposes
  • For direct marketing and telemarketing purposes
  • For servicing donors and the provision of products and services to donors, including processing of receipts and payments and charge cards
  • To respond to inquiries from donors
  • For such other purposes as permitted by applicable law or with your consent
  • Internal record keeping
  • For all other purposes incidental and associated with any of the above.

Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. For instance, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) may monitor the most popular posts on and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) behalf or to provide services available at Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia), third parties or the public at large. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) uses cookies to help Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) identify and track visitors, their usage of Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website, and their website access preferences. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website, with the drawback that certain features of Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) sole discretion. Fo Guang Shan (Malaysia) encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.