Privacy Policy

Welcome to The Lay Monastic.

The Lay Monastic is dedicated to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This policy outlines the types of personal data collected and how it is used.

Who We Are 

The website, The Lay Monastic, can be found at

What Personal Data is Collected and Why

  • Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect and prevent spam.

  • Cookies: If you leave a comment on the site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. Cookies also gather information about your visit, such as pages viewed, links clicked, and visit duration, to improve the website and your user experience.

  • Embedded Content: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor has visited the other website directly. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

  • Analytics: Google Analytics collects information about your visit, including pages viewed, links clicked, and visit duration, to enhance the website and your user experience.

Affiliate Disclosure 

The Lay Monastic participates in various affiliate programs. Links may be affiliate links, earning commissions for user purchases through them as promoted links tracking attribution. Details are in the full affiliate disclosure.

Information You Provide

Information is collected that users provide directly including through subscribing to newsletters or email lists, events, surveys, contests, contact forms, social media sites, and any other direct communication.

Collected information may include name, email address, postal address, phone number and any other details provided.


Reasonable measures protect collected information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Social Sharing

Integrated social media tools allow sharing site actions with personal social networks based on configured sharing settings.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The right is reserved to modify this privacy policy at any time with changes reflected here.

Contact Us

Direct privacy policy questions or issues with data handling to