Legal Notice

Who are we?

Our website address is:

The Kanshoji Zen Association (AZK) is an association under the 1905 law.

Postal address: 208 Chemin du Monastère, 24450 La Coquille.

Telephone: +33 5 53 52 06 35

The AZK website is hosted by :

OVH Cloud, 2 rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France.
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045 – SAS with a capital of 10 174 560 €.


Use of personal data collected


When you leave a comment on our website, not only the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and browser user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be sent to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using the service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After validation of your comment, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.

Contact form and registration on the site

The Kanshoji Zen Association (AZK) does not store the personal data you provide in the contact form.

It does keep the data you provide when you register for a retreat.

These personal data are stored and protected at the AZK. It is not exchanged or sold.


If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.

If you have an account and log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, the lifetime of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be retained for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

By editing or publishing a post, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on that other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, and track your interactions with embedded content if you have an account with their website.

Statistics and audience measurements

AZK may carry out audience measurement and statistics based on cookies and information left by visitors to the site. Click here to opt out: opting out simply means that you are not tracked when you visit the site, so that you do not feed the traffic analysis tool (Matomo).

Use and transmission of your personal data

Duration of storage of your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognized and approved rather than left in the moderation queue.

For users who register on our site to sign up for an event, but also as a member of the AZK, we store the personal data indicated without time limit. All users can ask to change or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). The site managers can also view and modify this information.

The rights you have over your data

If you have registered or left comments on the site, you may request to receive a file containing all the personal data we hold about you, including that which you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. To do this, use the “Contact” form. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Transmission of your personal data

Visitors’ comments can be checked by means of an automated service for detecting undesirable comments.

Personal data provided by visitors during registration are stored and protected at the AZK. It is not exchanged or sold.