We care about your privacy and for this reason, we collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to update you on our yoga teacher training courses and retreats. Your personal data includes information such as Name, Email Address and Phone Number.
If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described below, you may reach our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) by contacting us. This topic is actively monitored and managed so that we can deliver an experience that you can confidently trust. If you wish to access, update or request removal of your personal data, please contact Path of Yoga with clear details of your request.
What information does Path of Yoga collect?
Typical engagement with Path of Yoga requires a valid name, email address and phone number. We do not hold payment information (e.g credit card details) and any information required to facilitate secure payment. All such billing information is securely processed via third party payment gateways.
We may collect additional information so that we can provide the best possible experience when you utilise our services. Much of what you likely consider personal data is collected directly from you when you:
– sign up for any of Path of Yoga’s events (e.g name, email address and phone number)
– request assistance or any information from us (e.g name, email and phone number)
– complete contact forms or request newsletters or other information from us (e.g name, email and phone number)
Cookies and similar technologies on our websites allow us to track your browsing behaviour, links clicked, products (e.g. YTTs and retreats) purchased, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with our website. This allows us to provide you with a better experience on our sites and mobile applications, and to collect, analyse and improve the performance of our services. We may also collect your location (IP address) so that we can personalise our services.
Usage of Services
Data about Usage of Services is automatically collected when you interact with Path of Yoga website, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the services, IP address, browser type and settings, the date and time the services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the website, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data, and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.
How Path of Yoga utilises information
We strongly believe in both minimising the data collected and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to provide the latest information and help you sign up for a yoga teacher training or retreat, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:
– Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing the services we provide to you. We collect various information relating to your inquiry, use and/or interactions with our website.
– Diagnose problems with and identify any security risks, errors, or needed enhancements to the website.
– Detect and prevent fraud and abuse of our website and systems.
– Collecting aggregate statistics about use of the website.
– Understand and analyse how you use our website and what products and services are most relevant to you.
– Often, much of the data collected is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our services, and is not linked to any personal data, but to the extent it is itself personal data, or is linked or linkable to personal data, we treat it accordingly.
Sharing with trusted third parties
We may share your personal data with affiliated companies within our corporate family, with third parties with which we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own website, and with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:
– Processing credit card payments
– Performing analysis of our website and customers demographics
– Communicating with you, such as by way of email, phone or survey delivery
– Customer relationship management
We only share your personal data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties (and any subcontractors) are subject to strict data processing terms and conditions and are prohibited from utilising, sharing or retaining your personal data for any purpose other than as they have been specifically contracted for (or without your consent).
Communicating with you
We may contact you directly or through a third party service provider regarding products or services you have signed up to or purchased from us, such as necessary to deliver transactional or service related communications. We may also contact you with offers and updates for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you give us consent, or where allowed based upon legitimate interests. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services. These contacts may include:
– Text (SMS) & WhatsApp messages
– Telephone & Skype calls
– Automated phone calls or text messages
You may also update your preferences with respect to receiving communications from us and/or our partners by contacting us.
Transfer of personal data abroad
We use multiple web analytics tools provided by service partners such as Google Analytics to collect information about how you interact with our website or mobile applications, including what pages you visit, what site you visited prior to visiting our website, how much time you spend on each page, what operating system and web browser you use and network and IP information. We use the information provided by these tools to improve our Services. These tools place persistent cookies in your browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website. Each cookie cannot be used by anyone other than the service provider (eg: Google for Google Analytics, Instagram and Facebook). The information collected from the cookie may be transmitted to and stored by these service partners on servers in a country other than the country in which you reside. Though information collected does not include personal data such as name, address, phone number, billing information, etc., the information collected is used and shared by these service providers in accordance with their individual privacy policies. You can control the technologies we use by utilising settings in your browser or third-party tools, such as Disconnect, Ghostery and others.