Personal Data Protection Regulation Policy

Personal Data Protection Regulation Policy


Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa takes the issue of your online privacy seriously. If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy that are not addressed here, please contact us:

Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa
Hyangjoksan-gil 129
Chungnam, 32816
South Korea

Information Collection and Usage

Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa collects information you provide such as name, contact details and email address for which you gave your consent when you signed up to receive emails from us. You are not required to provide this information except when enquiring about an event or donating to Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa.

We use your contact details so that we can contact you in case of issues with changes to event schedules, payment and similar circumstances and to send you our newsletter. We may also send you information relating to the event before, during or after the event. We use your banking details to process payments or donations you have made to Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa, and to send you a receipt for such payments or donations. We also use your personal data to claim tax relief on charitable donations, if applicable.

Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa also collects information about your use of our website including IP address, how much time you spend on the site and what you like to view, from both registered users and general visitors to the site. This data is used solely to manage the website, track usage and improve our website services. This information does not identify the user personally and may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services, for example with Google Analytics. We keep your data until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive news from us. If you are contacting Musangsa via email or website contact form with an enquiry, we will only use your details for the purposes of responding to your email.

Email Newsletter Opt In/Opt Out

We may use your email address to send periodic email newsletters regarding our retreats, Dharma talks and events. However, we will only do so if you have given us your permission. If you change your mind at a later date, simply click on the option to unsubscribe near the bottom of the email newsletter. To send our newsletter, we use the list provider MailChimp. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404 Atlanta, GA 30318. When you register for our newsletter, the data (name, email address) that you specify in the newsletter registration is transferred to MailChimp and stored there. The service provider MailChimp has its headquarters in the United States. Therefore your data will be processed on servers / data centers in the United States. After the registration you will get an email from MailChimp to confirm your registration (“double opt-in”). MailChimp offers many analysis possibilities on how the newsletter is opened and used. These analyses are group-centred and are not used by us for individual evaluation of newsletter recipients. More information on MailChimp and data protection of MailChimp can be found here:

Links contains links to other Kwan Um School of Zen websites which you may find useful or of interest. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, the user should satisfy themselves as to the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on the Musangsa website.

Use of Cookies uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences and to record session information, to customize newsletter, advertising, and web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable to notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. However, you will need to enable cookies from in order to use some functions on the site.

Correcting, Updating or Removing Personal Information

Anybody attending events at Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by contacting us directly using the contact details shown above or the Contact Us page of this website. You can also request that we give you a copy of the data we hold on you in a machine-readable format.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa will never sell or trade your personal data or disclose your personal information to any third party unless in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosure is necessary a) To conform to legal requirements b) To protect the rights of Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa c) To protect the safety of members of the public or those attending Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa’s events


Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit via the internet. By transmitting any such information to Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa, you accept that you do so at your own risk.

Updated: April 18, 2021

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