Privacy Policy

Jewel Heart Corp. (Jewel Heart) as administrator of The Gelek Rimpoche Archive and Web Portal and The Gelek Rimpoche Foundation (the Foundation) as owner of the Archive and this Web Portal (collectively “We” (because if Jewel Heart is no longer the administrator, the information about users reverts to the Foundation)) respect the Gelek Rimpoche Archive Web Portal users and their privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the following:

  • What we do with the data collected
  • For what purposes we will use it
  • How long we keep it
  • With whom we share it, and
  • Under what terms

This Privacy Policy covers all of and related properties owned or controlled by the Foundation and administered and or licensed by Jewel Heart on this Gelek Rimpoche Archive Web Portal. This Privacy Policy does not apply to entities not owned or controlled by the Foundation or Jewel Heart as administrator, such as third-party applications and/or other web sites. This Policy does not cover The Gelek Rimpoche Archive Web Portal’s presence on social media platforms such as, including but not limited to: Youtube, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Soundcloud, and on publishing platforms such as, including but not limited to: Issuu, Scribd, Medium on which we have not established our own presence. In the context of those platforms, if and to the extent we use them, we are merely another user and the privacy policies as well as the terms and conditions of those platforms are applicable.

Information Covered
The Privacy Policy covers information users provide to us, including, but not limited to, name, email address, physical address, phone number, other personal information, content of messages and comments, and transactional information, including but not limited to, credit card and billing data. Information collected from users may include their site activity, access device, browser type, their location, IP address, pages visited, cookies, and other similar information. Sources for the information provided to us include, but not limited to, email signups and archive registrations through this website. If user opt to register and receive Jewel Heart emails about Jewel Heart, other than about The Gelek Rimpoche Archive, the Jewel Heart privacy policy covers information users provide for that purpose. 

How We Use Information
We use the Information Covered to manage services provided by us such as contacting users regarding the Archive and/or Jewel Heart via email with their consent. We do not share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We keep such information for only as long as needed for business operations and legal compliance.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics’ to track website usage.

You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at Because those opt-out and preference control pages are specific to the individual browser used to visit it, and because that page is not operated by us, we are unable to perform the opt-outs on your behalf.

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a user’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit our web and mobile sites, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the user.

Signing up for email
Jewel Heart as administrator uses a third-party platform, MailChimp, to manage our email distribution lists. If you choose to register for email  by clicking a check box on our Web Portal, you will be presented with a secured form in which you will be asked to provide your Personal Information, which includes your email address, and you will be asked to select your mailing preferences. Any information you submit through this secured form is provided directly by you to MailChimp and is also subject to MailChimp’s privacy policy. Jewel Heart has a data processing agreement in place with MailChimp, as we are the controller of such Personal Information provided by you to MailChimp and as we have the right to access such Personal Information and process the Personal Information for the purposes as set herein.

Making a donation
Jewel Heart as administrator uses a third party, Stripe, to process online donations for maintenance of the Archive, which donations are made to Jewel Heart electronically through this Web Portal. If you choose to make a donation by clicking “Donate”, you will be transferred to Stripe’s secured form. Any information you submit via this Web Portal through Stripe’s secured donations form is provided directly by you to Stripe and is subject to Stripe’s privacy policy. Stripe will provide Jewel Heart with certain information about you (including your name, billing address, email address, donation amount, and the reason for the donation if applicable, but not your credit card number) when you choose to make an online donation to The Gelek Rimpoche Archive through the Website.

How We Share the Information Covered
We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) required from jurisdictions inside or outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required under local laws of that jurisdiction, applies to users from that jurisdiction, and is consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Service. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

How Jewel Heart as Administrator Protects the Information Covered
Jewel Heart as administrator takes many steps to keep your information secure. All account information is stored on secured servers behind firewalls. Sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Despite our best efforts, there are risks inherent in sharing information. Jewel Heart cannot control actions of other users with whom you share your information. Jewel Heart cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. Jewel Heart cannot ensure that information you share will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of privacy settings or security measures.

To further protect your information, you can reduce your risk by using security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software. Also, you can report any security violations to us at

Jewel Heart also respect minors’ privacy. The Gelek Rimpoche Archive Web Portal is intended for adults. Children under age 13 are not permitted to join this site. We also recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. We will not, however, use your Personal Information without your consent in a manner materially different from what was stated at the time it was collected.

Governing Laws; Jurisdiction; Commencement of Actions 
This Privacy Policy and the interpretation of this Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed under the laws of the state of Michigan, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles, and will specifically not be governed by the United Nations conventions on contracts for the international sale of goods, if otherwise applicable. By using the site, you agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the Web Portal, the use or access thereof, or this privacy policy shall be in the applicable state or federal courts located in Ann Arbor, MI. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the applicable federal and state courts located in Ann Arbor, MI for any such legal proceeding. You agree that any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this Web Portal must be commenced within one year after such claim or cause of action arises or else you agree you have waived any such claim.

For questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or to request the removal of, or a change to, your personal information, contact us at

Effective: January 22, 2022

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