Privacy Policy for Laughing Lotus Yoga

Our privacy promise is that we will aim for best practice in the handling of personal information, by following the privacy principles below unless authorised or required by law to depart from them.
If you have any enquiries about this privacy policy, or wish to make an access or amendment request, please contact us.

The types of personal information we hold

We hold personal information about our own staff, as well as the contact details of suppliers and other types of professional associates. We also hold the contact details of individuals who have purchased from us; downloaded free materials from us; been a past client; made an enquiry about our publications, training or consulting services; and/or subscribed to our monthly eNews.

Our third party service providers

The contact details of individuals with whom we have a relationship (including our staff, and individuals who work for our clients, suppliers and others) may be held offshore, including ‘in the cloud’, by our third party service providers.
Our third party service providers are currently Office 365 for email (professional contacts), MailChimp (names and email addresses of subscribers to our newsletters), and Eventbrite (who process our ticketing for us) and PayPal.
Financial information about individuals who have purchased via PayPal is held and processed on our behalf by PayPal. We do not know, or have access to, a purchaser’s debit or credit card or bank account information.
Our newsletters are mailed to our subscribers and other contacts on our behalf by MailChimp. MailChimp uses single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in the newsletters, to create reports for us about which of our contacts has or hasn’t opened emails or clicked links from a newsletter. Further details are available in MailChimp’s Privacy Policy. Our subscribers and other contacts can ‘opt out’ of receiving further newsletters at any time.
We use Google Analytics to measure how many people visit our website, how they found our site (e.g. organic search, clicking on a link from a tweet, or via an ad), which pages on our site they view, and whether they go on to purchase or download one of our products. This data is not shared with any other third party besides Google technical support (and then only if we require it). While Google Analytics does not directly identify users, as mentioned above we do collect the name and email address of individuals who download or purchase our products online.

Limiting our collections

We will only collect personal information if:
• it is for a lawful purpose that is directly related to one of our functions, and
• it is reasonably necessary for us to have the information

How we will collect personal information

We will collect personal information directly from the individual concerned unless it is unreasonable or impractical
We will not collect personal information by unlawful means
We will not collect personal information that is intrusive or excessive
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is relevant, accurate, up-to-date and complete


When collecting personal information, we will take reasonable steps to inform the person:
• what part of Laughing Lotus Yoga will hold and/or have access to their personal information
• what it will be used for
• what other organisations (if any) routinely receive this type of personal information from us
• how the person can access their personal information held by us
• whether the collection is required by law, and
• what the consequences will be for the person if they do not provide the information to us.
We will enable anyone to know, upon request, whether we are likely to hold their personal information, and if so:
• what type of information we hold about them
• the purposes for which it will be used, and
• how they can access their own personal information.

Security safeguards

We will take reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure personal information is stored securely, not kept longer than necessary, and disposed of appropriately.

Access and amendment

We will allow people to access their personal information without unreasonable expense or delay
We aim to respond to requests within 30 days
We will only refuse access where authorised by law, and we will provide written reasons
We will allow people to update, correct or amend their personal information where necessary, to ensure it is accurate, relevant, up-to-date, complete or not misleading
Where possible, we will notify any other recipients of any changes


Before using or disclosing personal information, we will take appropriate steps to ensure that the information is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, complete, and not misleading

Use and disclosure

We will use or disclose personal information only for the primary purpose for which it was collected, unless one of these apply:
• the person has consented
• it is for a directly related secondary purpose within the reasonable expectations of the person (for example, to issue a receipt or answer an enquiry about an online purchase), or
• it is to a related or associated company for the purpose of providing a service.


We do not use linked health records, nor do we use unique personal identifiers. It is not practicable for us to provide anonymous services.
Other trademarks and service marks appearing in this site are the property of their respective owners.

Single Copy License

Subject to all provisions herein, you may make one copy, by downloading, copying or printing, of the text, photographs, images, video and audio contained in this site on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. However, any use of any portion of the Laughing Lotus Yoga website, including downloading, copying or printing materials for your personal use, will indicate your consent and agreement to the terms stated in this notice. No right, title or interest in the material downloaded, copied or printed from this website is conveyed to you as a result of any such downloading, copying or printing, and such downloaded, copied or printed material may not be used for any commercial purpose. This is a licence, not a transfer of title of Laughing Lotus Yoga’s material, and this licence is subject to the following restrictions:
(a) You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell, rent or otherwise exploit this site or any of its contents without Laughing Lotus Yoga’s prior written permission.
(b) You may not post, upload, display or otherwise transmit Laughing Lotus Yoga’s materials to another website, including, but not limited to, any personal or commercial website.
(c) You agree to assist in the prevention of any unauthorised copying of Laughing Lotus Yoga’s materials.


For your convenience, this website may contain links to other sites. Laughing Lotus Yoga is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, nor is it responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to this site. Laughing Lotus Yoga does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Laughing Lotus Yoga shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Notice to Web-Masters

Regarding the use of trademark names in metatags and/or hidden text, Laughing Lotus Yoga has a no-tolerance policy. The use of trademarked names in metatag key words is trademark infringement, and the use of trademarked terms in page text, metatags and/or hidden text to gain higher rankings from search engines is unfair competition. Framing the Laughing Lotus Yoga website with links, advertisements and/or other information not originating from the Laughing Lotus Yoga website is expressly prohibited.

Warranty Disclaimer

Access to the Laughing Lotus Yoga website and its content is provided without charge to users by Laughing Lotus Yoga ‘as is’, and without warranty of any kind. Laughing Lotus Yoga shall bear no responsibility or liability for any damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use, copying or display of content from this website.

Last updated 21 May 2018