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Privacy Policy

Meditation Groups, Inc (MGI) strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our donors, Friends of the Mount and from visitors to our facility at Meditation Mount and our Web sites. Because protecting your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other information provided to us by our members and by visitors to our Web sites.

These policies do not extend to external sites linked to our other Web site content. Please check with this site for their policies regarding data privacy, including the use of “cookies.”

Why does MGI ask for my information?


In order to participate in most of the activities and programs at Meditation Mount, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with any one or combination of the following:

  • Making or renewing a donation online

  • Sending personalized faxes or e-mail messages when participating in action alerts

  • Registering for MGI’s mailing lists or email lists

  • Registering for programs and events

  • Requesting information packs

  • Subscribing to MGI e-news lists

What information does MGI collect?


We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than that which is supplied to us on a voluntary basis.

How does MGI use the information gathered from the above sources?


We use your information to send you details about educational programs, fundraising campaigns, events, and activities; local volunteer opportunities and alerts; and membership and renewal appeals such as Friends of the Mount.MGI also uses information gathered via our Web sites to improve our Web-based educational offerings. MGI may perform statistical analysis of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our Web sites and to use such information to improve our Web sites’ ability to serve you.

Does MGI use “cookies” on its Web sites?


As the Meditation Mount website evolves, MGI may use “cookies” on some Web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but does not contain any personal information itself. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by preventing the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits an MGI Web page and by customizing content based on a visitor’s interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to refuse cookies or to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie.MGI also may use cookies to administer its Web sites, track visitor movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How is information used in email communications from Meditation Mount?


You will receive e-mail newsletters from us automatically if you have expressly signed up to join our mailing list on this site on any other MGI Web site. The information that we gather, including e-mail addresses, is not shared with non-MGI–affiliated organizations. From time to time, we may send out e-mail messages that might include information about like-minded organizations, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided. If you live outside the U.S. and provide us with your contact details, we may share these with MGI’s international affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in your part of the world.

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about e-mail response and Web site usage. This information helps us to understand site usage patterns as well as find what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on MGI’s Web sites.

All e-mail messages sent to e-mail newsletter subscribers contain a link that allows you to unsubscribe. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from MGI and Meditation Mount at any time.

How does MGI protect my information?


MGI is extremely protective of the information gathered through its membership and Web sites. Our Web sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our Web server is located in a locked, secure environment.When you contribute to MGI online or make a donation, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.

Does MGI rent, sell, or trade my information?


MGI does not make the names and postal addresses of members available to other organizations and commercial companies. The easiest way to correct or change your information is to contact: or call 805-646-5508.

Additional questions?


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information that we have collected from you online, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this Web site, please e-mail

You can also reach us via postal mail at:


Meditation Groups Inc.
Meditation Mount
PO Box 566
Ojai, CA 93024



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