Guarding the privacy and safety of your data is very important to us. This policy outlines what we collect about you, and how we use, share, and manage this data. Please read carefully.

What we collect and why

We collect your data in several ways including when you choose to share it with us and engage with our digital properties. We intend to comply with applicable laws no matter how we obtain your data. The table below describes what we collect, how we collect it, and why.

Data Category

IDENTIFIERS – e.g. name, email address, physical address, phone number

Purpose & Use

We may use this data to identify you, communicate with you, and categorize your household (ie Toban Zones)


We obtain this data directly from you when you become a temple member, donate to our temple, or register for temple events such as Keirokai, Sangha Day, Mochitsuki, Obon, or similar events.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS – e.g. Age, Gender, Interests, Talents

We may use this data to connect you to areas at the temple that align to your skills and interests.

We obtain this data directly from you when you become a temple member on the Membership Form or Survey.

How we share your data

We do not transfer your information to third parties in exchange for money and will not do so. However, we do transfer personal information to certain third parties in order to operate our business (such as Quickbooks, Salesforce, Jotform, and Square) . Disclosures are only to the extent necessary to run our administrative and business processes such as membership, event registrations, and donation processes.

How we protect your data

Online information is collected and protected on forms with 256 bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection that uses a SHA256 Certificate. This is the same level of protection used by online banking or e-commerce providers.

Once collected, information is kept and stored in a centralized and protected customer database with limited access.

For more information about the security of the systems we utilize, please explore the links below: