Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 10th, 2023

Thank you for visiting the website of the Institute for Spiritual Development.

We take your privacy very seriously. We do NOT collect or store information on anyone unless you have opted in to one of our Products / Services / Memberships / Newsletters or Email List Sign-Up.

This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information AFTER you have entered in any of your information in pursuit of any or all of the above agreements.

1. Information We Collect

By using our website, you consent to the practices described in this policy.

We may collect personal information from you when you visit our website as a signed-in member, sign up for newsletters, make inquiries, register for events, or purchase products or services. The types of personal information we collect include:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number

2. Use of Personal Information

We use the collected personal information for the following purposes:

  • To send promotional emails, newsletters, and updates about our products, services, and events.
  • To contact you via phone or mail where applicable, regarding products or services you have purchased or events you have registered for.
  • To maintain a secure internal database for the purpose of managing our relationship with you.
  • To ensure compliance with legal obligations.

3. Information Sharing

We DO NOT share your personal information with third parties or outside organizations. Your information is kept confidential and is used solely for the purposes mentioned above.

4. Data Retention

We retain your personal information for as long as the Institute for Spiritual Development maintains a relationship with you or until you request its deletion. After this period, your information will be securely deleted from our databases.

5. Opt-Out and Unsubscribe

You have the right to opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us. You can do this by clicking the "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" link located at the bottom of any promotional email you receive from us. Once you opt-out, you will no longer receive such communications from us.

6. Access and Deletion of Personal Information

You can request access to the personal information we hold about you or request its deletion by contacting us at the contact information provided below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

7. Security

We take the security of your personal information seriously and implement reasonable measures to protect it from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

8. Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the following information:

Mailing Address: Institute for Spiritual Development, P.O. Box 332, Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone Number: 607-433-2089 Email Address:

9. Cookies

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

10. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. The latest version will always be posted on our website.

Thank you for trusting the Institute for Spiritual Development with your personal information. Your privacy is important to us.

Copyright ©2024  Institute for Spiritual Development, Oneonta, NY
Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor, 607-433-2089; The Lotus Center, P.O. Box 332, Oneonta, NY 13820
Co-Directors: Rev. Story Lucile Ducey and Rev. Diana Friedell
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