Who we are
The Awakening Times is an independent spiritual magazine and website that explores the universal and timeless quest for life purpose, meaning and fulfillment.
From contributions by leading writers and spiritual leaders, to coverage of esoteric and spiritual history, philosophy and metaphysics, as well as regular columns on holistic health and lifestyle, this publication is the perfect companion on the journey to spiritual awakening.
Providing such meaningful guidance for the highest good – spiritual liberation – was the bar set high by Mohanji, inspiration behind The Awakening Times.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will share your personal data with third parties where we are required by law or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so. “Third parties” includes third-party service providers. The following activities are carried out by third-party service providers: IT and cloud services, Webmaster services, email services. We also link to Facebook. All of our third-party service providers are required to take commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. We only permit our third-party service providers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We can also transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area.
How we protect your data
We have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those volunteers, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to request access to, correction and erasure of your personal data.
Right to withdraw consent
You may unsubscribe at any time by sending us email request. We will delete your name /pseudonym and email details when you unsubscribe.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
This privacy notice will be updated for any changes and sent to all subscribers.
How we use personal data we hold about you
We use the data to send you email notices of new magazine issue and of any information about us and the Awakening Times website.
We do not use your data for marketing purposes. We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is
Where we need to use your personal data for another reason, other than for the purpose for which we collected it, we will only use your personal data where that reason is compatible with the original
If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to speak to us about the manner in which we process your personal data, please email our Data Protection Officer at: