Punyah Yoga Teacher Training Privacy Policy

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. This website is operated by Punyah Yoga and this Privacy Policy sets out the foundation of how any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be managed by us.

When you provide your personal information to Punyah Yoga, you agree that this Privacy Policy will apply. You give us consent to us gathering, saving, using and disclosing personal information as detailed in this Policy. If there are parts of this policy you do not agree with, please immediately inform us and NOT provide your personal information to us. If you do not give us your personal information, or if you withdraw permission that you have given under this Policy, it may adversely impact the services we can provide to you.

Personal Information We Collect from You

Generally, the type of personal data we collect is the information that we need to enable you to make your course/retreat bookings and to arrange travel related services and/or products on your behalf. This includes:

  • Details of your name, email address, telephone number, passport details, meal preferences, date of birth, address, nationality, preferred course/retreat dates, type of accommodation, course opted and health issues when you contact us on phone or our site.
  • Photos and videos captured during your stay while training in any of our course or retreats. These can/will be used on various promotional activities on our main website and social media platforms. If you do not wish to be included in any of the media above, please do let the staff know beforehand.
  • We need to use your personal information for our legitimate interest as an organisation – may it be for marketing or training purposes.
  • Payment information (credit/debit card details, including card type, card number, security number, expiry date and billing address).
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Punyah Yoga may also ask you for information when you enter a competition, promotion or survey that we use for research purposes. You are not obliged or forced to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to our site, such as, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. In all such things of the above, we will look after your information at all times in a way that is proportionate, that respects your privacy rights and is in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • Information about your dietary requirements and health issues (if any); and other details relevant to your course/retreat arrangements or required by the relevant travel service provider(s) (e.g. faculty, kitchen staff or tour providers).
  • Where you make a course/retreat booking on behalf of another person (e.g. a family or group booking or a travel booking made for an employee), you agree you have obtained the consent of the other person for Punyah Yoga to collect, use and disclose the other person's personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and that you have otherwise made the other person aware of it.

Uses Made of the Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • Enable the course/retreat arrangements and excursion bookings you have requested from us (i.e. booking of travel services mediated by us, as well as provision of our own services).
  • When you contact us about a course, retreat, booking or query, the main reason we collect your personal information is to provide advice and/or to assist you with booking-related products and services we offer. However, the purpose for collection may differ depending on the particular circumstances as disclosed in this Policy (e.g. collection of your personal information for the purpose of your participation in a competition, provision of feedback, to respond to an enquiry or feedback you have sent, etc.).
  • Before your travel arrangement commences, we will provide you with additional information and offers related to your specific booking arrangement, such as possible add-ons like extra days, excursions and other information of use for your travel. Some of the information is based on profiling carried out on the information you have provided over the course of the booking process (for example the date(s) you are travelling, your excursion choice etc.).
  • After your travel arrangement, we may provide you with our newsletter containing recommendations on other Punyah Yoga related products and services that might be of interest to you. Some of the recommendations are based on profiling on your previous choices when booking a trip and your behaviour in relation to our emails. If you do not want these e-mails, you may opt-out at any time within the e-mail or by emailing us.
  • Record phone calls for quality assurance purposes and for any future requests or inquiries by you, and where applicable solve your potential requests or claims. If you do not want the phone call to be recorded, you may object to such recording before the recording starts.
  • Use of cookies to for example improve the usability of this website, estimate our audience size and usage pattern, to speed up your searches, to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests. We also use session cookies to improve the security of this website. If you don’t want us to store cookies on your computer, you may change the settings in your browser at any time.
  • We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you. We (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not wish to receive this information, you may opt-out at any time within the e-mail or by emailing us.

In addition to the above, we undertake such day-to-day measures that are necessary for businesses providing services to consumers, such as bookkeeping, accounting, billing, fulfilling, anti-money laundering obligations and maintaining our website security. To the extent this is not mandatory under applicable laws; we undertake these measures based on our legitimate interest.

Disclosure of Your Information

We will disclose your personal information to third parties in the ways set out in this Privacy Policy only and, in particular, as set out below, and in accordance with the data protection laws. We may disclose your personal information in the manner and purposes described below:

  • With third parties who help us manage our business and deliver our products and services, including promotional schemes. These third parties have agreed to confidentiality obligations and use any personal information we share with them or which they collect on our behalf solely for the purposes of providing the contracted service to us. These third parties include service providers who help manage our IT and back office systems, detect fraudulent transactions and security incidents, manage communications and tailor marketing and advertising; verify payments such as banks and payment card companies; manage our data warehouses; provide services to administer our Platforms; provide internet services; host our facilities; and conduct research that assists us with understanding consumer interests.
  • With third party advertising and social media platforms to provide advertising.
  • Bank and payment providers to authorise and complete payments.
  • With governments, government organisations and agencies, border control agencies, regulators, law enforcement, legal authorities and others as permitted or required by law, in relation to API or such other legal requirements as apply from time to time when travelling to or from a particular country, and to generally comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules, and requests of law enforcement, regulatory and other governmental agencies. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • We may share in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding the visitors to our Platforms, traffic patterns and Platform usage with our other entities or third party advertisers and social media and digital platforms to provide advertising.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

Security of Information

In order to keep your personal data secure, we have implemented a number of technical and organizational security measures. We have implemented and maintain appropriate technical and organisational security measures, policies and procedures designed to protect the personal information that you share with us and safeguard the privacy, such as, by placing confidentiality requirements on our staff members and service providers; destroying or permanently anonymising personal information if it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected; and following security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal information to prevent unauthorised access to it.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Punyah Yoga is not responsible for any third party’s actions or their security controls with respect to information that third parties may collect or process via their websites, services or otherwise.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Your Rights

According to the applicable data protection legislation, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information:

  • Right to access – To access personal information.
  • Right to rectification – Under certain circumstances, you are entitled to correct inaccurate personal data concerning you and to have incomplete personal data completed.
  • Right to erasure – Under certain circumstances, you are entitled to have your personal data erased (“right to be forgotten”).
  • Right to restriction of processing – To restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • Right to data portability – You are entitled to receive your personal data (or have your personal data directly transmitted to another data controller) in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format from us.
  • Right to object – To object to the processing (including direct marketing) of personal information.
  • Finally, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable data protection supervisory authority.

If you wish to access any of the rights set out above, we may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and for security purposes, in particular before disclosing personal information to you.

You can exercise your rights by emailing us at info@punyahyoga.com. You will receive acknowledgement of your request and we will advise you of the timeframe within which you will receive your information pack. We endeavour to respond to such requests within a month or less, although we reserve the right to extend this period for complex requests.

Tracking Technologies, Cookies and IP Addresses

We may use third-party web analytics services on our website. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies and web beacons help us analyse how visitors use our website, and may record data regarding your device and the network you are using to connect with us, including your IP address. We may use IP addresses for system administration, investigation of security issues and compiling anonymised data regarding usage of our website and/or mobile applications.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@punyahyoga.com.
This Privacy Privacy Policy was last updated on 29 March 2019.