Privacy policy and Cookie Law

Michelle Higgins has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate my firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for Michelle Higgins Yoga Instructor Southampton.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 25th May 2018
Based on self assessment I am  exempt from registering with the Information Commissioners Office. I am  responsible for deciding how the information you provide is processed.
Personal information is not recorded for judicial functions domestic or recreational reasons or to maintain a public register  Personal contact information is recorded electronically  and hard copy if provided to me in hard copy. Health information is recorded hard copy only unless you provide me with that information electronically in which case it will be stored electronically and hard copy.

I process this information as I have a lawful basis to do so  because either :

  1. You have provided consent or
  2. I have a contractual necessity in the case of basic contact details or
  3. I have a legitimate interest in the case of health information as I need this information to ensure that you are kept safe during classes

I do not sell , trade or rent  this information to Third Parties . All the information provided to me is used for my own business / marketing purposes only.
I retain the information for a period of 7 years from the date on which you last attended a class , workshop , retreat etc with me.

You have

  1. The right to be informed of what data I hold and how I hold it
  2. The right of access to that data
  3. The right to rectification / updating of that data
  4. The right to erasure of that data in certain circumstances
  5. The right to restrict processing of that data
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object to that data and
  8. The right not to be subject to automated decision making including profiling



Why am I being asked to accept cookies?

Compliance of New EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive) 28th May 2012. On May 26th 2011 a new EU originated law came into effect, on May 28th 2012 the law came into force. The law requires website owners to make significant changes to their sites and may fundamentally change the whole web browsing and shopping experience for everybody. This Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device.

Cookie Compliance

Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:- Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as 'Analytics')
  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences.
  • To manage shopping carts in online stores
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to gather broad demographic information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about Browser type, Operating platform, Search engine used to locate our site, Time, Day, Month, Year etc.

How we use Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web 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.

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

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Contact Form
Our site uses a contact form for customers to request information and services. We collect contact information (like their email address). Contact information from the contact form is used to contact the person making the form submission.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Michelle Higgins is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site.
You can contact us by clicking here.