privacy policy

BUDDHIST TELEVISION NETWORK WORLD ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY realizes you are concerned about how information you give us is used and shared. This notice describes our Privacy Policy. By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


The information we gather from customers helps us improve your experience at Here are the types of information we obtain:

Cookies Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your personal log in. Without Cookies you will not be able to log in. Cookies also allow information to be retained between visits. If you click the "remember me" option, it will set a log in Cookie to automatically log you in every time you visit the site.

Web Beacons The Web Sites and any communications sent by the Web Sites may contain electronic images (generally, single-pixel ".gif" images) called "web beacons." These web beacons allow Company and third parties to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document, e-mail message or other communication, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the Device Identifier of the device that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Company's use of web beacons on its Web Sites, include, without limitation, the following:

  • counting unique users (actually, unique web browsers), visits and page views.
  • monitoring traffic and conversion patterns through our various product and service offerings on the Web Sites. For example, web beacons may be integrated into a merchandise product page as well as the subsequent shopping cart, transaction and verification pages.
  • personalizing your experience when you visit the Web Sites, including the advertising and content you see.
  • determining whether or not messages were opened, links were clicked or notifications/offers were acted upon.

Information You Give Us You provide most such information when you register, buy, post, participate in a questionnaire, or to communicate with us. For example, you provide information when placing an order through; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when registering with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise stated; complete a questionnaire. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including addresses and phone number; e-mail addresses; content of reviews and e-mails to us; and financial information.

Automatic Information Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from, including date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for; and the phone number you used to call. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

In order to continuously improve your service and tailor our subsequent communications with you, we may also ask you to provide us with additional information regarding your demographics, comments, and contact preferences.


Information about our customers is an important part of our business at BTN WORLD. We use your personal information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. We will not share, distribute or sell your personal information to any other 3rd party. We share customer information only as described below:

We may use your information to:

  • Send you newsletters, e-mails and/or other communications for which you have registered;
  • Contact you about the, including, without limitation, in our discretion to notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy, the's Terms of Service, or other policies that affect your use of
  • Confirm a donation that you have made
  • Provide special offers or promotional materials to you on behalf of us or third parties;
  • Authorize a purchase or complete a transaction that you have requested, i.e., to deliver the products or other services that you ordered, and, if necessary, to invoice you
  • Monitor or improve the Web Sites;
  • Administer the Web Sites' systems and for other internal business purposes;
  • Customize the advertising and content you see;
  • Comply with and monitor compliance with our Terms of Service and other applicable agreements and polices; and
  • For other purposes disclosed when you provide your information.


Except as otherwise disclosed at the time you provide your information, the following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others:

Third parties providing services on our behalf We employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating Web Sites, fulfilling orders for donations and services purchased through the Web Sites, sending e-mail and/or other communications, providing wireless services, removing repetitive information from customer lists, data analysis, marketing assistance, credit card payment processing, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your personal information for the purpose of performing such functions on the Web Sites' behalf.

Non-Personal Information We may share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and web site usage information with third parties.

Legal Protection and Law Enforcement We may disclose information about our users, including your personal information, in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other valid law enforcement measures; to comply with a legal obligation; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Sites and applicable laws; or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the Web Sites, our users or others. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.


BTN WORLD incorporates reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that BTN WORLD cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BTN WORLD via its Web Sites, and you do so at your own risk.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer and don't use the "Remember Me" option.

WHICH INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS?: gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating your personal information. Examples of information you can access easily at include up-to-date information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password); payment settings (including credit card information); e-mail notification settings including Alerts and newsletters.

What Choices Do I Have? As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of features. You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the "Which Information Can I Access?" section above.


The Web Sites are general audience web sites. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13) on the Web Sites and we will delete any information later determined to be from a user younger than thirteen (13).


The Web Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Sites or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.


If you choose to visit, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the laws of the State of California. If you have any concern about privacy at, please send us a thorough description to and we will try to resolve it.

Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service may change without prior notice. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our Terms of Service, unless you have instructed us not to, but it is advised that you check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.


BTN WORLD is a non profit Buddhist contents provider supported entirely by donations, and we need your continuing support. We sincerely appreciate any financial support at all levels.