A Note now the UK has left the European Union
On 31st December, 2020, at 11pm, the UK left the European Union. At this point certain EU laws, including GDPR, fell back to UK domestic law equivalents. To cover the immediate future, the EU and UK governments have put in place a “EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement interim bridging mechanism for personal data“, due to last for a 4-6 month period*+. For details on this please see this UK Government link.
If you live outside the UK and your personal information was provided to us prior to 31st December, 2020, then this is now called ‘Legacy Data‘. Legacy data also covers personal data provided while the new Cooperation Agreement is in place (i.e: under ‘provision of EU law that applies in the UK by virtue of the Withdrawal Agreement‘).
In the meantime, GDPR still remains in UK law although now being maintained alongside the UK Data Protection Act (2018). It is now called ‘UK GDPR’ and equates to the ‘frozen GDPR‘ as it stood on 31st December, 2020 (ie any changes made to EU GDPR in 2021 and beyond do not apply in the UK)
Note that John Scott Yoga is not classed as a Relevant Digital Service Provider and as such we are exempt from the NIS Regulations and Directive on digital provision. We are however, still bound by the EU E-Commerce directive as we are providing access to our content to our students in Europe.
AVYRC is run on behalf of John and Julia Scott, and their Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Community, from the UK and as such falls under the jurisdiction of UK GDPR
*Note: Agreement also ends if the UK makes a change to these laws that the EU does not agree with.
+ As a small business, we are following the details of this ICO document
This privacy notice sets out how AVYRC uses and protects any information that you give AVYRC when you use this website. AVYRC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. AVYRC may change this notice from by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 31st July, 2018.
2. European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found on the dedicated site by clicking here (opens in new window). The GPPR becomes law in Europe on the 25th May, 2018 The GDPR is laid out in 11 Chapters, the relevant ones to you are :-
- Chapter 2 – Principles
- Chapter 3 – Your Rights (Rights of the Data Subject)
Note that third party services that we integrate to may directly provide GDPR opt-in details on forms that the embed on our website when collecting information that they need. You should check their Policies and Conditions where these appear before providing the information to them.
3. What We Collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and other registration details (name, age etc)
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to your application (relevant yoga experience etc)
4. What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new courses, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We will contact you by email only. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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7. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question
8. Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us by clicking here
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us by clicking here If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible by clicking here. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
9. European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found on the dedicated site by clicking here (opens in new window) The GPPR became law in Europe on the 25th May, 2018