Privacy Policy

Kuan Yin Online is committed to the privacy of our members and visitors to our website. This privacy notice is intended to assist you in understanding our policies and procedures. This page will be updated from to time to time.

Kuan Yin Online is committed to the privacy of our members and visitors to our website. This privacy notice is intended to assist you in understanding our policies and procedures. This page will be updated from to time to time.

The Website: 
Our server automatically logs the domain name or lP address of the user. From time to time we may collect browser version and system platform information, the referring page, requested pages, and the date and time of page requests to generate statistics that help us in improving the site usability.

Personal Information: 
Kuan Yin Online is an educational institute that maintains a privacy policy regarding the personal information we share with our partners, community groups, and like-minded organizations. We will not sell or rent our email address to any other organization for any purpose.  In order to sign up as a subscriber online, or to use the ‘members only’ area of our site, we require a valid email address and/or valid financial information.  Kuan Yin Online makes every effort to insure security in the collection and transfer of sensitive financial and user information using widely accepted standards of data collection and encryption.  Your email address will be used to send notifications, coupons, and announcements from time to time. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, you may unsubscribe by sending an email message with the word “unsubscribe” to

Public Forums:
 Kuan Yin Online’s website makes forums, chat rooms, and other public venues available to visitors to our site.  Any information disclosed in these venues is public information, thus caution should be exercised when disclosing personal information in these forums.  Be aware that individuals may ‘trawl” our website to collect email addresses of other users.  Kuan Yin Online strongly condemns this practice, and reserves the right to bar individuals who violate any implicit or explicit legal terms of use from using our website.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 Like many websites, our website may place a small file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer.  We use cookies to save information you may give us so that you do not need to re-enter it every time you visit our site. We may also use cookies to personalize content you receive, or to make navigation easier. Please check your browser software for information on how to manage cookies on your computer.  lf you choose not to accept cookies when visiting our site, you may experience diminished access to content.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.