The Meditation People take your privacy seriously and we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site and subscribers to our e-newsletters. We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor rent, sell, disclose or distribute your information to any outside parties.
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
1: Visitors to our website
www.themeditationpeople.com use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We use this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of people visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
2: Contact form
We use a Contact form on our website and collect your name and email address. We use this to contact you and provide you with the information about our services that you have asked for on the form.
We will ask for your consent to use your email address to keep you informed of updates about our services. You are under no obligation to provide this consent.
3: Course booking form
We use a ‘book a course’ form on our website to collect your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and we ask you if you have mobility problems. We use this information as an essential part of the teaching process on our courses. This information is kept confidential and is only seen by your meditation teacher.
We may ask for further information from you on a Course Application Form in order to obtain a better understanding of how we can provide the best meditation services to you. In all instances it is entirely your choice whether or not to provide information and all information this information is only seen by your teacher.
When Do We Share Information?
We do not sell or share your personal information with outside parties. The information you provide on the course booking form may be passed from the teacher who administrates the website to the teacher who is providing your course. We treat this information as confidential and it is not seen by any other party.
E-Mail and Newsletter Sign Up
As part of the registration process for our e-newsletter, we collect personal information. This is your name and email address. We use that information to tell you about free group meetings, courses and retreats and to provide a free follow-up service to help you make the most of your meditation. We don’t sell, rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter and emails. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing MikeTheTMTeacher@gmail.com
Links to Other Websites
Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Email your request to MikeTheTMTeacher@gmail.com
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24th May 2018.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Cookies used on our Website
Like most other websites, during the course of any visit to The Meditation People website, we may use small files which are stored on your hard drive by our browser (“cookies”) to monitor your use of the website. We use this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and to make the content of the website more relevant and improve website functionality.
Once you have closed your browser, we do not use the information these cookies collect.