Privacy Notice

The London Zen Groups are members of International Zen Association UK (IZAUK) and as such we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your membership and/or to provide the information, services, or products you have requested from us. For example if you sign up to the mailing list, we’ll put you on it,  and if you register for a sesshin, we will use that information to ensure that you are informed about that sesshin, deleting it afterwards

We will not share your information with third parties, apart from those necessary for delivering information or products (for example, IZAUK shares your AZI membership request with the International Zen Association).

We will retain your details on our system until such a time as you formally request your personal data to be erased.  In the case of event registrations, your data will be erased from our website database before the next event.

If at any time you wish to view, edit, or have your personal details erased, or to stop or change how we communicate with you, please get in touch.

From time to time we would like to contact you with details of IZAUK, Zen in London, or other related events, services, or information. We will do this via the mailing list if you have subscribed to it

We’d like you to also know that we keep your data on password protected computers only.  The companies we deal with, including the web host and paypal, are also GDPR Compliant

Mailing List – Each mailing list email contains instructions on how to remove yourself / unsubscribe from the list.  If this doesn’t work from you, or you are no longer using the email address you subscribed on, or you are having your emails forwarded – please contact, and I’ll remove you from the list straight away


This website also uses cookies, this probably isn’t a surprise, because most sites use them and they are largely necessary for the functioning of the interweb.

These are nothing to be afraid of, and are not sinister in any way.  The first kind are the session cookies which are only used for a short time, while you’re here, to make the site work  (menus, login stuff etc).  The second kind are the ones set by google analytics so that we can see how people are using our site.  This helps us to know what we need to do better in order give people the best possible experience on our website.  Here is some more cookie information:

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s device. It is generated by a web page server, which is the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be grouped in the following categories:

Session cookies

These cookies are temporary. They are stored in the devices’ memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.


These cookies are stored on the user’s device and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular web site, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. These cookies remain on your device until you erase them or they expire (this depends on how long the visited website has defined the cookie to last).

Here is a list of all the cookies used on this website:

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by our website, you are visiting and they can only be read by our site.

Cookie Name Category Description
Session a few named: wordpress_ * and
wp-settings.* , wordpress_test_cookie
Strictly necessary These cookies are used by wordpress to track important logical information for the smooth operation of the site. Without them wordpress just can’t cope.
Session Login Strictly necessary This cookie is only used for people with administration access and is used to check they’ve logged in correctly
Persistent civicAllowCookies Strictly necessary These cookies are used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website.


Third party cookies

Our website may use third-party content for videos such as Vimeo or YouTube or Google Calendar and they may also set cookies on your device as you browse our website. Please note that IZAUK does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Cookie Name Category Description
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Google Analytics(Performance) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports on what our visitors are most interested in and to help us improve the site. This is all anonymous information and includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please use this link: Google’s privacy policy
To opt out of Google Analytics, please use this link: Opt out of Google Analytics


Site usage and consent

By continuing to use the site we assume that you agree to accept cookies on your device in accordance with this cookie policy. We have detailed where to find information on how to delete and manage cookies.

Deleting and managing cookies

Most web browsers allow you to manage or delete your cookies by accessing the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit