Overview

As a small-business that provides yoga teacher trainings we submit ourselves to the highest standards of instruction and we believe online should be no different. In order to comply with the highest standards of online transparency and security (which is currently set by the EU’s GDPR regulations), we share the following with you.

We’re a hard-working small-business that is more concerned with providing quality yoga teacher trainings and shaping future yogis than making a quick dollar. With that said, we don’t have the time or interest to craft schemes to steal your identity or even contribute to such plans. The time we dedicate to managing your data is actually in an effort to help protect it because we value your interest in learning more about us and our approach to yoga teacher development.

We would rather focus our energy and resources on helping our students become the best possible yoga teachers.

As any business venture, we must sell something in order to make money, and in order to do so must collect and store the information we need to communicate with you and provide you with the service you purchase from us. We will occasionally stalk you on Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn or other ad platforms. But that’s pretty much it. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love to see images of our tropical paradise?

Cookies

Yes, we use cookies because they are a key component of how the Internet works.

Cookies help us understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile information about how our website is being utilized so that we can offer a better user experience.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings or with Google’s opt out options. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our website features may not function properly.

Visitor tracking

It’s weird to admit, but yes, we do follow you around. We track visitors to understand how people use our website and what information people are looking at so we can create more of it and provide a useful online resource.

We also use the Facebook Pixel to help us convince you to hire us when you’re ready to become a yoga teacher! That’s right, the only way we get to continuously share images of beautiful destinations, impressive yoga poses, and memorable life experiences is if we convince you that we’re the right yoga teacher training retreat for you. The Facebook Pixel allows us to see how people utilize our website and interact with our Facebook ads so that we can show them relevant, convincing information.

It sounds really creepy but believe us it’s not as revealing as you might think. Despite all the tracking, none of these things store any highly personal information about you, all we see is how a person or people interact with our website.

Do we sell or share you information

Absolutely not!

We will never sell nor share any of your information with anyone outside of GypSea Yoga School.

Data storage

Data is one of the most important things for any business, and it’s no different for us. At certain points, we will collect data from you, storing it in a few different places and use it in a few different ways.

What information do we collect: The information we collect from you depends on your relation to us. If you subscribe to our mailing list, participate in a survey, or quiz we will collect your email address and possibly your name. If you submit a form on our website, we will collect your name, email address, and phone number. If you decide you’d like to join us and submit an application form, we will collect the personal information necessary in order for us to maintain communication and deliver a quality and safe experience for you.

But honestly, we treat your information with the utmost care, as we would want our own information treated. We use your interaction information to share more relevant information, your purchase history to let you know about other products or services you might like, and that’s about it.

Where do we store your information

On our website: When you register on our site, give your details to a chatbot, participate in a contest, or submit a quiz or survey, we will collect your name and email address.

When you submit a contact form we will collect your name, email address, and phone number if you provide it.

When you submit an application form we will collect your name, email address, phone number, medical and health information relevant to your participation in one of our retreats, and details about your yoga experience to help match you with the most appropriate training.

How do we collect your information

We collect your information either through web forms, chatbots, or quizzes and surveys hosted by third-parties.

Why we collect your information

The information we collect is primarily so we may communicate with you via email and provide you with quality customer service throughout the application process. If you provide your phone number we will utilize it as a secondary means of communication if we do not hear from you via email, or in case we need to get in touch with you immediately (time sensitive communication).

How we use your information

The information we collect is used to communicate with you, to keep your application on track, inform you of other trainings and/or events that may be of interest to you, and ensure we provide the best possible yoga teacher training experience ever!

Payment details

When you purchase our services you will pay via PayPal, Stripe, or bank transfer. We do not receive nor maintain any bank or credit card information, or any other payment information.

Email marketing and newsletter

If you sign up for one of our email marketing series you will be asked to confirm your email (double opt-in). The frequency and number of emails you receive will depend on the sequence you signed up for. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails.

If you sign up for our newsletter we will send you an email, generally about once a month, but sometimes more if we have anything really exciting to share. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails.

If you unsubscribe from our mailing list you will not receive ANY marketing or newsletter emails from us.

Our newsletter and marketing tools automatically add tracking scripts so if you open an email, if you click a link, if you ignore us – we know.

Most importantly, the information collected is not used to know all the things you do or don’t do with our communications, rather to help us continually improve our website and communication materials so that we may be of service to you. We’re just too busy sharing our knowledge and expertise with future yogis.

Right to be deleted

We get it, you can only take so many emails. Fair enough. If you want us to remove all traces of yourself just send an email to webmaster@gypseayogaschool.com and we will delete all the information we have on you from our systems.

Social media

If you are active on social media you’ll see that we too are quite active and we hope you’ll join us in sharing the amazing experiences our students have with us around the world.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below. This policy was last modified on 10/20/19

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
GypSea Yoga School
620 metros este del BCR
Uvita, Puntarenas
Costa Rica
60504
webmaster@gypseayogaschool.com