Data Protection and Privacy Policy  

Registering for a class - your data

I collect a certain amount of persona data when you first come to or book a yoga class with me.  This is for the purposes of meeting critera set by my insurance company, and to make sure the classes suit your needs.

All information gathered, either on paper or e-mail, is treated as confidential, and will not be shared with a third party.

With your permission, I will contact you electronically - or by phone if you prefer.  This is, for example, to remind you about term dates or update you about the class you attend. From time to time I will also contact you to give you information about future yoga days, courses, or workshops I am organising that you might like to come to.

There is an opt-in for this on the registration form. If you do not want me to add you to a mailing list, I will only keep your paper form, in a secure place, for the time determined by the insurance company.

If you wish to alter any of your data, review how it is used, or wish to request its return to you, please contact me, Frankie Duggan - - or on 07890 996782. 

You can, of course, decline to submit personal information, in which case I may not be able to provide certain services to you.


How I use your contact information

When you fill in your registration form, or book a place at a class or course, you will be asked if I can contact you via email and/or phone to inform you of class changes, or updates directly relating to the class or course you have booked.

You may, of course, decline to submit your email and phone number, which in some cases may mean that I am not able to provide certain services to you.


yogafrankie Mailing List

Direct marketing emails informing you of new, future or alternative services I am providing are sent through a secure permission-based email system called MailChimp (see their Privacy Policy). 

When you purchase a service from me you will be invited by email to join my MailChimp email list. You have the ability to Opt-In at this point, and subsequently subscription preferences may be changed by you at any time.


Phone numbers and emergency contact information

I may, from time to time, use your phone number to contact you about urgent class changes or to inform you if a waiting list place has become available. If you do not wish me to contact you in this way, please inform me in person or by emailing

Emergency Contact information is collected solely for use in an emergency, should yogafrankie need to contact your next of kin or give this information to the emergency services. This is the only information that would be shared with a third party, and only in the context of an emergency.


Making and notifying you of Changes to this Policy

If there is a change to yogafrankie privacy policies or how I use your data, I will contact you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of the notice on my facebook page/other social media I use (none at present!). I reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you may have opted out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

yogafrankie may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this Policy periodically. When I change the policy in a material way, I will update the last modified date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact Frankie Duggan – or on 07890 996782

If at any time you feel that there is an issue with the way yogafrankie handles your data then you can contact the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).


Links to Other Web Sites

yogafrankie is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from yogafrankie, nor the information or content contained in them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from yogafrankie to another website, my Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on my website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.



Introduction to Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Essential Cookies are used purely to allow the site to function and have optimium performance. E.g. A session cookie to maintain state across the site and allow a login system to work or a temporary cookie to stop injection attacks through forms.

Non-essential cookies are not necessarily bad. They could help performance or remember choices to enhance functionality. The least desirable types would be cookies set by and for third party products and services, for advertising purposes or where personal data is being collected to be used or sold on.

What Cookies are used on the Yoga Frankie site?

Yoga Frankie currently only uses or plans to use Essential Cookies that we set ourselves to allow the forms on the site to be as secure as possible as well as basic Google Analytics which collect data anonymously and can be used to improve the site.

Web forms on the site are run via MailChimp and are GDPR compliant.

How to control Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

More About Cookies

The Information Commissioner's Office(ICO) gives more information and guidance on cookies Click here.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This is an initiative on data protection to replace the Data Protection Act. It will seek to enhance and tighten laws around the implementation of Data Protection in order to protect web users and provide more transparency and access regarding the collation and storage or Personal Data. More information can be found here:
Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Data Protection Regulation - Wiki