Privacy Notice

This privacy policy sets out how I use and protect any information that you give me when you use my website.

I am committed to maintaining your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.  This is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of my respect for you and your personal information. This policy aims to inform you how I collect and process information that I collect from clients and students who receive yoga instruction or coaching, and those people who visit my site and / or subscribe to my newsletter.

Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. When you use the site, you are accepting the practices described in the policy. Ginger Tonic may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure you are happy with any changes.


The scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy only applies to the actions of Ginger Tonic and users with respect to this website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website, including, but not listed to, any links I may provide to social media websites

For purposes of the applicable Date Protection Laws, Ginger Tonic is the ‘data controller’. This means that Ginger Tonic determines the purposes for which, and then manner in which, your data is processed.


How I collect information

I collect information in the following ways:

  • Information is given to me by you, and it is collected automatically – this information helps me to make improvements to my website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the website, and the way you use and interact with its content
  • I collect information when you contact me via my website, by telephone, by e mail, or by any other means, this is collected in accordance with this privacy policy


What type of data I collect

I may collect the following information:

  • Your identity – name, date of birth, title and any other identifiers
  • Your contact information – address, e mail address and phone number
  • Transaction information – details about payments or communications to and from you and information about products and services you have purchased from me
  • Technical data – your IP address, browser type, browser plug in’s, operating system and platform and other technology you use to access this website
  • Marketing data – your preferences in receiving marketing from me


What I do with the information I gather

  • Internal record keeping
  • It is useful for improving my services
  • I may periodically send you promotional e mails or newsletters about new products, services, classes, special offers, workshops, or other information which I think you might find interesting. I will use the email address you have provided


How I use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which  asks permission to be placed on your computers hard drive. When you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps to analyse traffic, or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used, This helps me to analyse data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to your needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

You can chose to accept or decline cookies but overall cookies help me to provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you don’t.


Keeping your data secure

I use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your data, for example:


Data Retention

  • Unless a longer retention period is required or permed by law, I will only hold your data on my system for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until your request that the data be deleted
  • Even if I delete your data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes


Your Rights

You have the following rights in relation to your data:

  • Right to access – the right to request copies of the information I hold about you at any time, or that I modify, update or delete such information. If I provide you with access to the information I hold about you, I will not charge you for this, unless your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’. Where I am legally permitted to do so, I may refuse your request, but if I do, I will tell you why
  • Right to correct – the right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • Right to erase – the right to request that I delete or remove your data from my systems
  • Right to restrict my use of your data – the right to block me from using your data or limit the way in which I can use it
  • Right to data portability – the right to request that we may move, copy or transfer your data
  • Right to object – the right to object to our use of your data including where we use it for legitimate interests
  • You have the right to make enquiries, and exercise any of your rights set ou as above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your data)


If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint is handled, you can refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK this is the Information Commissioners Office, who’s contact details can be found on their website at


Use of my site by children

I do not sell products or services for purchase by children, nor do I market to children.  If you are under 18 you may only use my website with consent from a parent or guardian.



You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provision of this privacy policy will not be affected


How you can complain

If you are not happy with my privacy policy or you have a complaint, then you should tell me at . I will attempt to resolve any complaint by engaging in good faith in a process of mediation or arbitration.


If you are in any way dissatisfied about how I process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This can be done at I would, however, appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your concern before you approach the ICO


Compliance with the law

My privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every country or legal jurisdiction in which I am to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, I would like to hear from you.

Ultimately, it is your choice as to whether you wish to use my website



Review of this privacy policy

I may update this privacy notice from time to time, as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on my website on the day you use it.

If you have any questions regarding my privacy policy, please contact me at

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