Policies & Notices

In yoga we should aspire to practising ahiṁsa - nonviolence. Patañjali tells us that ahiṁsa comes in many forms. For instance, truthfulness (satya), and not stealing (asteya). The point of this section of my - that is Michael Wegerer's - website is to outline the ways that I try to apply the concept of ahiṁsa in my relationship with you.

Fitness, Health & Safety Policy

 

By enrolling on my courses, attending my classes and or practising yoga at home (or elsewhere) under my guidance, you agree to take responsibility for your own health and well being. You must ensure that when you practise, the yoga posture, idea and or technique is / are at all time agreeable and comfortable for you. Practising yoga should not cause you discomfort, pain, agitation etc in the body, breath or mind. Please stop if you discover that the yoga you are practising is not agreeable and comfortable. This is your responsibility. I make the presumption that you are at all times sufficiently fit and healthy to take-up and practise yoga.

 

I will not ask you to provide me with information about any health issue you might have. That is a matter between you and your doctor. If you volunteer such information I will treat that as strictly confidential - see privacy policy below.

 

If there is any doubt about your physical and/or mental health, then please consult your doctor regarding the suitability of studying and practising yoga.

It's important to know that you do not have to practise anything I suggest for classes, courses and home practice. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, it is your responsibility to stop and look after yourself. As I mentioned earlier, yoga is, in part, about not hurting others or yourself or allowing others or yourself to be hurt (ahiṁsa)

I am not holding myself out to be a yoga therapist and do not offer yoga therapy. However, I may suggest modifications to the application of yoga from time to time. If, in my opinion, I do not think you should be practising an aspect of yoga, then I will say so and ask that you act accordingly and responsibly.

You must be aged 18 and above before enrolling in classes, courses or home practice.

Privacy Notice

I process data in order to teach yoga. The type of data I may collect and process includes: contact details (including names, email addresses and telephone numbers), and information provided by students and other contacts in the course of providing my services as a teacher of yoga.

When you join my classes and or courses, you provide me with your contact details and you may offer me information about your general health.  This information will be stored securely.  I will not share your personal information with anyone else without your permission, unless I become aware of a risk of serious harm. 

I use the data to enter into a yoga teacher-student relationship and provide teaching services relating to yoga. I also use the data to provide my students and contacts with marketing material, information about yoga theory and practice and to invite my students and contacts to classes, courses, and events which may be of interest. I use some of the data to compile and maintain a register of attendance.

My website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides me with the online platform that allows me to provide my services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. I also make use of a Facebook page specifically set up to promote my yoga teaching services. Facebook explain their approach to GDPR on their website which you can view via this link: https://www.facebook.com/business/gdpr .

I receive, collect and store any information you enter on my website or provide me in any other way. In addition, I collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; and computer and connection information. I may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. I may also collect personally identifiable information (including name, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

I may contact you to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about my services, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce any agreement I may have with you. For these purposes I may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and post.

You have certain rights under the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 (including the right to withdraw any consent to processing data previously given; the right of access to data, which could mean asking me to provide you with a copy of the personal information I hold about you; the right to object to processing; the right to rectification of data; and the right to erasure of your data, which means you can ask for information held about you to be deleted from my records.

If you want to exercise these rights, including not wanting me to process your data anymore, please let me know by email at yoga.gsy@gmail.com.

If you choose not to provide any personal data, I may not be able to provide my services or there may be a restriction on the services which I can provide.

You also have the right to make a complaint, which means you may make a complaint in writing to the supervisory authority (the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner) if you consider that I have breached, or am likely to breach, an operative provision of the data protection law, and the breach involves affects or is likely to affect any personal data relating to you or any data subject right you have.

Information held about you will be securely destroyed generally two years after your leaving my classes, courses or your telling me you no longer wish me to teach you privately for the purposes of developing a yoga practice at home. This is subject to certain legal restrictions, for example, to retain relevant information for six years in case of a personal injury claim.

I keep this Privacy Notice under review and any updates will appear here on my website. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it. 

COVID-19 records: from 30 May 2020 anyone attending my classes or receiving 1-1 lessons must provide me with contact details. Records of attendance will be kept for 14 days following each yoga class so that they can be produced in the event a confirmed case of COVID-19 is linked to the yoga classes / lessons I provide.

I last updated the Privacy Notice on 30 May 2020

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, you are invited to contact me at yoga.gsy@gmail.com

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

 

You may receive a full refund if you cancel by email to yoga.gsy@gmail.com your registration for classes, courses and home practices 10 days or more before they start. No refund will be given after you have been informed that the course is proceeding because you have taken a place that enables the course or class to proceed or that could have been purchased by another student. Full or partial refund may be given if your place is taken up by another paying individual.