Privacy Policy

We will ensure that all personal data that is held will be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary;
  • accurate and kept up to date;
  • kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary;
  •  processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Lawful Processing

We will obtain, hold and process all personal data in accordance with UK GDPR for the following lawful purposes.  In all cases the information collected, held and processed will include Contact Information.

  • People who are interested in, and wish to be kept informed of, the activities of the Charity.
  • Subject to the person’s consent, this may include information selected and forwarded by the Charity on activities relevant to those of the Charity by other organisations.
    Note: this will not involve providing the person’s personal data to another organisation.

The information collected may additionally contain details of any particular areas of interest about which the person wishes to be kept informed.  The information provided will be held and processed solely for the purpose of providing the information requested by the person.

What personal data we may collect

We refer to personal data in this policy, to mean information that can or has the potential to identify you as an individual.

Accordingly, we may hold and use personal data about you as a student or in any other capacity, for example, when you visit one our websites, fill in a class registration form, attend any of our events or speak to us.

Personal data we collect from you may include the following:

  • name, address, email address, mobile number,  age, relevant health conditions, previous injuries.
  • details of classes you want to attend with us.
  • details of earlier classes you have attended with us.
  • details of any donations you have made with us. 
  • notes on any specific area of interest you have on the subject of Yog, Service and charity and future classes.

Where you use our website, we may automatically collect personal data about you including:

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform,
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.

When we might collect personal data

  • visiting our website.
  • enquiring about any of our Yog and Dhyan sessions.
  • when resistering for an online Zoom Yog and Dhyan session.
  • when registering for an in-person Yog and Dhyan class.
  • when attending a public Yagya or Havan.
  • when attending a private Yagya or Havan.
  • when attend our stall at a public Mela, Festival or event. 
  • making a donation from our website.
  • when contacting us directly via email, telephone or social media
  • when attending one of our Yoga Retreats in the UK or abroad.
  • when enquiring or purchasing the Inner World Magazine publication.
  • when enquiring or purchasing Books published by Dhyan Foundation.

How do we lawfully process your data

  • For the purposes of weekly, monthly e-mail communication of events run by us.
  • For the purposes of daily, weekly, monthly WhatsApp communication of Yog Classes, Mantra sessions, Stotra sessions, Satasang available online.
  • for the purpose of sending an annual newsletter on our charitable activities and donation appeals.
  • in our legitimate interests to do so, about future classes, events, charitable news which we may be of interest to you and to identify future class locations.  You have the right to opt out of receiving any further communication at any time.
  • required or allowed by any applicable law.

Personal data disclosure to 3rd parties

We will disclose your personal data to certain 3rd  party organisations that we use to support the delivery of our services. This may include the following:

  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with you,
  • organisations providing IT systems support and hosting in relation to the IT systems on which your information is stored (e.g. Google, WhatsApp, Hosting,
  • postal companies for the purposes of delivery,
  • third party service providers for the purposes of storage of information and third party marketing companies for the purpose of sending marketing emails, subject to having an appropriate lawful basis for such processing. (e.g. Mailchimp).