Privacy Policy

Eckhart Tolle Foundation Privacy Policy

Eckhart Tolle Foundation operates the website, which provides educational resources and information about the Foundation. Eckhart Tolle Foundation is committed to the lawful, fair, and transparent collection and use of personal data. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information of anyone who decided to use our website.

Our privacy policy tells you about our information practices when you visit us online to browse, obtain information, or request services, such as making a pledge. The policy includes, among other things, what data is collected and why; ways for you to access information or submit inquiries; security features; and website analysis tools used.

If you choose to use our website, then you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this Privacy Policy, and the collection and use of information by Eckhart Tolle Foundation in relation to this policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meaning as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Eckhart Tolle Foundation respects your privacy while you are an online visitor to our website. Your privacy is of great importance to us, and our website has been developed with that in mind. We recognize your right to know what information is being collected about you and how that information will be used, as well as our obligation to protect what we do collect. At our website, we do not collect personal information, unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.

We acknowledge your right:

  • To know what purpose the information gathered might be used.
  • To know with what other entities the information gathered might be shared.
  • To a guarantee of reasonable security of any data collected.
  • To Limit the sharing of your information with third parties for direct marketing purposes;
  • To a guarantee of data accuracy and fidelity.
  • To have information blocked or deleted, as appropriate.
  • To access to data gathered to ensure accuracy and fidelity.
  • To choose not to be included in any use of the data unrelated to the stated purpose for which the data was collected.
  • To choose not to be included in any transfer of data to any third party for any use unrelated to the stated purpose for which the data was collected.

To exercise these rights, please contact us as set forth below. You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us. We will apply your choices going forward.

(1) Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using our website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, email address, home or work address, employer, company, organization name, and job title. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. We may also collect Credit or debit card information, credit card payments, or bank account information collected from you when requesting an online pledge or donation.

Do not provide personal data about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by contract or applicable law. You may provide personal data on behalf of another person if you have provided them with a copy of this notice and any applicable supplemental privacy notice, and obtained their explicit consent. We may ask you to provide evidence of that notice and consent.

(2) Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics, as well as the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), CPU type (e.g., Pentium Intel Core), your manner of connecting to the internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); other information about your geographic location; and/or the domain name of your internet service provider. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is logged in our server log files along with other information about your activity on our Site. We use your IP address for the purposes of calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with our servers, and generally administering the Site. Collecting IP addresses is a standard practice on the Internet.

(3) Cookies and Google Analytics

Cookies are files with small amount of data that are commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collect information and to improve our website services. Most browsers allow you to control the use of cookies on your computer. Eckhart Tolle Foundation may use two different types of cookies, session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies expire at the end of a browser session and terminate once you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them. Persistent cookies are used to provide website analytics. You can manually delete all cookies, including persistent ones, within your browser privacy settings menu.

You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

This website may be enabled with one or more add-on Google services, such as Google Analytics or another Google service. As such, this website will collect information consistent with the terms of Google’s Privacy Policy which could include but is not limited to the collection of device-specific information, log information, location information and cookie-related information as described in the Google Privacy Policy. Because this website is enabled with one or more add-on Google services, Google will have access to and may use Google Services Collected Information that is collected by this website and may use such information to improve Google’s services. Eckhart Tolle Foundation will use such information, to the extent available such as by way of Google Analytics, to better understand use of the website and topics of interest to Eckhart Tolle Foundation members and site visitors and may adjust our marketing practices to better target information based on such information and usage.

(4) How We Use Information We Collect

We may use personal information we collect in the following ways:

  • Fulfillment of requests. We may use personal information collected from you to provide you with the website services you requested.
  • Payment Processing. Eckhart Tolle Foundation uses third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment, and information processing services. If you choose to make a payment online, by phone, through the mail, or by other means, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We authorize these service providers to use your personal information only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We require these service providers by contract to safeguard the privacy and security of personal information they process on our behalf.
  • Contractors. Eckhart Tolle Foundation may use agents and contractors in order to help with our operations. These contractors are required by contract to protect your information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Eckhart Tolle Foundation.
  • Administrative communications. From time to time, we may use personal information you provide us to contact you about the website services you have ordered or important changes to the site. Because this information may be important to your use of the website, the fulfillment of your request, or required by Federal regulation, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.
  • Business Partners. We may partner with other companies to fulfill the products or services that you order. We may disclose personal information to third parties who provide services to us in connection with fulfilling your requests. For example, if you make a donation by credit card, certain personal information may be supplied to our bank partner for purposes of processing a credit card transaction. When using the online giving tools available on our website, personal information may be disclosed to organizations maintaining the accounting of contributions and to your payroll office. Additional disclosure may be made to other parties as required by law. Eckhart Tolle Foundation does not otherwise sell, rent, trade, or provide your personal information to outside parties.
  • Service Providers. We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

o   To facilitate our website;

o   To provide services on our behalf;

o   To perform related services; or

o   To assist us in analyzing how our website is used.

  • Law enforcement. We may share your personal data with law enforcement, other government agencies or authorities, or third parties as required by applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.

We want to inform our users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

(5) International Data Transfers

While Eckhart Tolle Foundation is a U.S. based organization, we do now and may in the future have members or strategic alliance partners in other countries, including Canada. We may transfer your personal information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, in particular to the United States of America. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected.

(6) Security

We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. These measures include internal and external reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures, including physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations.

When we provide business partners with your information in order to fulfill your request, we require that these parties agree to process such information on our instructions and with appropriate confidentiality and security measures. 

When visitors to our website provide personal information, the data is encrypted and protected.

But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security and any such transmission of personal information is at your own risk.

(7) Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

(8) Children’s Privacy

Our website is intended for a general audience of adult professionals. Our website and services do not address anyone under the age of 18. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal identifiable information from children under 18. In the case we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do the necessary actions.

(9) Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights

California residents are entitled once a year to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year. As set forth in this Privacy Policy, we comply with this law by offering our visitors the ability to tell us not to share their personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To receive the information described above or to request that we stop sharing your information, please contact us using the information provided below.

(10) Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality, or any other reasons as deemed necessary by Eckhart Tolle Foundation. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

(11) Inquiries


Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or Eckhart Tolle Foundation’s treatment of personal information by contacting us at, or you may write to us at Eckhart Tolle Foundation, 300 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO 80026. We will investigate and respond to your inquiry. Your inquiry will be treated confidentially, and will not be shared with external parties, except service providers and the any boards that govern and oversee Eckhart Tolle Foundation.