Welcome to Handful Of Leaves, a Buddhist directory operated by Handful of Leaves Pte Ltd. This directory, accessible through the subdomain https://directory.handfulofleaves.life/, is dedicated to providing a comprehensive search engine for events, activities, communities, and centres/temples within the Buddhist community.

As a subsidiary of Handful of Leaves Pte Ltd, which owns and operates the main domain https://handfulofleaves.life/, we understand the importance of privacy and are committed to handling your personal information responsibly and securely. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your data when you use our platform. By accessing or using the Handful Of Leaves Directory, you agree to the terms and practices described in this policy.

1. Information We Collect:

a. Personal Information: When you create an account or interact with Handful Of Leaves, we may collect certain personal information such as your name, email address, location, and profile picture. This information is necessary to provide you with a personalised experience and enable you to connect with relevant events and communities.

b. Event and Community Information: When you create or manage events or communities on Handful Of Leaves, we may collect information related to those activities, including event details, descriptions, images, and location information. This information helps us to display accurate and relevant results to users seeking Buddhist events and communities.

c. Usage Information: We collect data on how you interact with Handful Of Leaves, including your searches, clicks, and preferences. This information helps us improve our platform, understand user preferences, and deliver a better experience.

2. Use of Information:

a. Personalisation: We use the information we collect to personalise your experience on Handful Of Leaves. This includes suggesting relevant events, communities, and activities based on your interests, location, and preferences.

b. Communication: We may use your email address to send you important updates, notifications, and newsletters related to Handful Of Leaves. You can opt out of these communications at any time by adjusting your account settings or using the provided unsubscribe link.

c. Improvements: We analyse user data to enhance and improve our platform, including features, user interface, and search algorithms. This helps us provide you with a more efficient and satisfying user experience.

d. Legal Compliance: We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if required by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations, protect our rights, or investigate potential violations of our policies.

3. Data Security:

We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We store your data on secure servers and utilise encryption techniques to safeguard your information. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

4. Third-Party Links:

Handful Of Leaves may contain links to third-party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any external websites or services you visit through our platform.

5. Third-Party Content:

The Handful Of Leaves Directory may contain content provided by third parties, including event organizers, community members, and other users. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or appropriateness of such third-party content. Any reliance on third-party content is at your own risk.

6. Children’s Privacy:

Handful Of Leaves is intended for users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child without parental consent, we will take steps to remove the information from our systems.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any material changes through prominent notices on our website or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]. We value your privacy and will make every effort to address your inquiries in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Thank you for choosing Handful Of Leaves.