Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you supply when you use this website (learnalexandertechnique.info).

We are 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 policy.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 20/06/18.

Who I am

This website is owned by Bridget Barr, Alexander Technique Teacher.

My website address is: https://learnalexandertechnique.info

What personal data does my website collect and why

(1) information that you voluntarily submit (“User-Supplied Information”); (2) technical data automatically collected from all visitors to my website (described below under “Passive Data Collection”).

User-Supplied Information.

I may collect user-supplied information when you choose to provide your personal information via this website, either by sending us an email or using our contact form to ask a question.

Passive Data Collection.

Like most web-based services, we automatically receive and record information  in our server logs from your browser when you use our website. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs or Pixels (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information. We use both session and persistent cookies. The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on our website, the frequency and duration of your visit, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to our website). We may also use cookies to store session validators on your hard drive. If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated forms.

While you visit this site, we’ll track:

  • Pages you visit, referring url and other details about your device.
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this to help us improve our website.

For additional information about the technologies that we use and how they operate, please see our Cookie Policy below.

What we do with the information we gather

We only use the information you supply to assist in dealing with your inquiry.

We may use passively collected data to monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

Media

All images on this website are the sole property of Bridget Barr.

Contact forms

We do not store information from our contact form in any databases and do not share this information with any third parties, when you fill out the contact form and submit your enquiry it will generate an email to us.

Cookie Policy

Like most web based services, when you use our website we may automatically receive and record information. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information.

This Cookie Policy aims to inform you about our use of such cookies and clear GIFs, this Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and website disclaimer.

1. Cookies and Other Automated Means of Passive Data Collection

In this Cookie Policy, cookies and other automated means (e.g. web beacons) will be jointly referred to as ‘Cookies’ throughout this policy, except as set forth in this section.

This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Most major websites use cookies. Because the browser provides this cookie information to the website at each visit, cookies serve as a sort of label that allows a website to “recognize” a browser when it returns to the website.

Cookies store information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session information for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited.

Clear GIFs

Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear GIF is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website. The use of a clear GIF allows the website to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear GIF. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website.

Clear GIFs, which can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Clear GIF, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Clear GIF was viewed.

2. What Information Do We Passively Collect?

The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on our website, the frequency and duration of your visits, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to our website).

If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under our Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated forms.

3. How Do We Use Passively Collected Data?

We may use passively-collected data to monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and administer, operate, and improve our website.

4. What Cookies Do We Use and Why? We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are used for the sole purpose of either (i) carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or (ii) to allow the provider of an information society service to provide such service as explicitly requested by you.

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by learnalexandertechnique.info). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies on the other hand are cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. We use both session and persistent cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, and the specific purposes for which we use them by accessing the Privacy Centre using the button below.

5. How To Disable or Remove Cookies

You can configure your Internet browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies completely or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of our website.

Embedded content from other websites

This site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use an analytics package that helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and our analytics package anonymizes IP addresses. All data captured is stored on our server and is not shared with any third parties.

The information that we may collect could  include, for example, your Anomynized IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on our website, the frequency and duration of your visits, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to our website).

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

Data submitted using our contact form is not retained.

Analytics data is retained indefinitely, however this data does not contain any Personally Identifiable Information.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information..

Who has access

The Owner and website Admin has access.

What rights you have over your data

You can open the privacy center using the button below or use the forms to exercise your rights under the GDPR Regulations.





Where we send your data

All data is retained on our server including analytics data and we do not send or share access to your data with third parties.

How we protect your data

The security of your information is important to us, including, but not limited to, the personal information collected via our website. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal information under our control, both during the transmission and once we receive it. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of firewalls and encryption. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our website.

Contact information

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you may contact us using the contact form here: Get in Touch

Additional information

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.

Changes and Updates

We may occasionally update our Privacy Policy. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this page. If we make an update to the Cookie Policy that is materially less restrictive in our use or disclosure of passively collected data prior to the update, we will seek to obtain your consent again.

We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we use the data we collect. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to this policy and any updates.