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Privacy Policy



This privacy notice contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information which you give to us or any that we may collect from or about you, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and the UK supervisory authority in the event you have a complaint.

ISKCON is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who we are

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness Limited (registration number ZA097058) which includes ISKCON London are responsible for any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you. References in this Notice to “we” or “us” are to the entities listed.

Each of the listed entities are committed to protecting your privacy and are joint data controllers within the meaning of data protection laws applicable in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).As joint data controllers, we have arrangements between us to ensure that we handle your personal data correctly and in accordance with data protection law. This arrangement reflects our respective roles and responsibilities in relation to you and considers which entity is in the best position to fulfil each obligation to you. This arrangement between us does not affect your rights under data protection law. For more information on these arrangements, feel free to contact us as set out under “Contacting Us” below.

This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.When we ask you for personal data, we will:

tell you why we need it

only ask for relevant information

look after it and make sure it is only accessible to those within ISKCON who need to see it

only keep it for as long there is a charitable, statutory or legal obligation (according to our retention policy)

not to make your personal information available to third parties without your permission.

In return, we ask you to:

give us accurate information, and

tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes

1. What kinds of personal data do we process about you?

We will process some or all of the following where necessary to perform our tasks:

Names, titles, and spiritual names, aliases, photographs;

Contact details such as telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses;

Where they are relevant to our charitable objects, or where you provide them to us, we may process demographic information such as gender, age, date of birth, marital status, nationality, education/work histories, academic/professional qualifications, hobbies, family composition, and dependants;

Where you make donations or pay for activities such as use of our wedding services, financial identifiers such as bank account numbers, payment card numbers, payment/transaction identifiers;

The data we process is likely to constitute sensitive personal data because, as a religious charity, the fact that we process your data at all may be suggestive of your religious beliefs. Where you provide this information, we may also process other categories of sensitive personal data: racial or ethnic origin, sex life, mental and physical health, details of injuries, medication/treatment received, political beliefs, biometric data, data concerning sexual orientation and criminal records, fines and other similar judicial records.

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