Privacy Policy

PRIVACY NOTICE and POLICY (GDPR) – Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs (YHLB)

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs respects and values your privacy.  

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs (YHLB) is a limited company with not-for-profit social enterprise aims to educate about the University of York research, and share the yoga programme used in that research, which was funded by Arthritis Research UK.

We do not and will not sell email addresses or other data to outside parties.  

We may obtain personal details about you in the following ways:

  • When you provide it to us directly by email, phone, application forms, surveys/questionnaires, educational resource purchase, subscription to blog
  • If you provide permission to third parties to share it with us
  • When you visit our website and make an enquiry
  • From publicly available sources when we feel having more data would be helpful to us and you (e.g. Post Office website for your post-code, or your personal website)
  • We may combine this information with other information you have directly provided us with.

Our website has a Contact Us function.  One of social enterprise leads might share your enquiry with other YHLB teachers or others in order to answer your query or to find the information you that you are looking for.   Our website service manager keeps website visit analytics confidential and data is anonymous.

Our website allows you to purchase educational resources from us.  Payments and ordering with your personal data goes through the security of Paypal.  Those dealing with packing and distribution will have your information in order to mail you the educational resources you have purchased/requested and deal with any future enquiries about your purchases.  We may ask purchasers if we can keep their name and email address on file in order to contact them in the future regarding updates and news. You can ‘Unsubscribe’ or opt out at any time. website newsletter Subscribers – We had a subscribers list that sent out occasional newsletters via a secure platform, which no longer functions.  In 2019 we plan to change this to a YHLB News / Blog Subscribers list to be managed through another secure platform, such as Mailchimp. Unsubscribe is possible from each contact email.

We may share your information with others: if you tell us we can (e.g. if you apply to do a training course, we might share your name and email with others on training courses); if obliged to do so by law; for purposes of criminal investigations, taxation, national security; if we believe that we need to do so to protect and defend the rights or personal safety of those involved with the YHLB project or website visitors; or if we have to use others to provide services on our behalf, e.g. delivering orders, answering enquiries and as mentioned elsewhere in this document.  We may disclose aggregate statistics about our website visitors, registered teachers to analyse and/or describe our operations to other reputable third parties or for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will be in a format that will uphold your anonymity. If we partner or collaborate with other organisations, your details may need to be shared in order for you to also collaborate or remain involved.

We will hold your information as long as is necessary for each purpose for which we use it.  For example, we will keep a record of all teachers who send in applications in order to train, part-train and become registered teachers in YHLB and attendance at CPD/trainings.  Our website will include YHLB trained teachers details on the register and teacher search function pages, as long as you wish us to do so. We may keep your name on the register, but put your name in brackets, if you are no longer teaching YHLB.

You can request a copy of information we hold about you and you can ask us to update your information.  You can ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you, but we will most likely to keep a basic record of your name and email and date of information deletion.

We take privacy of data seriously and will do our utmost to keep it secure.

You can contact us on [email protected]   

Updated 28th February 2019