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Privacy & Cookies Policies

Choose Life Coaching, established and managed by Debbie Eastwood, operates a wellbeing service through the provision of Life Coaching, Yoga Classes, and Wellbeing Workshops.


Privacy Policy


My Privacy Policy has been updated to reflect the new standards introduced by the European data protection law known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Details submitted via the website, telephone and email constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.


A Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand why your data is collected and retained. It also provides details on how to access and update your information, which may include the following:


  • full name

  • address

  • phone number/s

  • email address

  • personal information


Data Protection


Data Protection law says that your personal data can only be used where there is a proper reason to do so and that at least one of their criteria has been met.  Without collecting some data I would not be able to carry out my business and provide services to you, and I believe that our work together is covered by the following criteria:


  • Contract - your personal information is processed in order to fulfil a contractual arrangement e.g. in order to send you a coaching contract or completion of a yoga health questionnaire to aid safe practice, and which will include consent to store your data.


  • Legitimate Interests - this means it is in the interests of our business together for me to have relevant information, eg for administration purposes and to be able to contact you for coaching and between coaching sessions or yoga classes to provide you with up to date information.I also need to be able to notify you of changes to the services offered, updates to the website and provide details of any new, wellbeing related, initiatives - providing you are willing to be contacted about them.  For efficiency and security, I may occasionally ask you to confirm that the details held are still accurate and up to date. 


  • A further 'Special Category' may also apply if we share health related data (through yoga and coaching questionnaires/accident report forms/emergency contact details) which is used purely to aid our work together and to help to keep you safe.  The GDPR Special Category (a) states that "the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes").


None of the information held is ever shared, published, copied, sold or passed to any third party, and it is stored on a secure computer or in a locked filing cabinet in secured premises. 


Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to access your personal data and to correct any inaccuracies in that information.


Specifically, you have the right to:


  • Be informed.This Privacy Policy is available online and via email/printed copy on request.In addition, you may ask me verbally about the information I hold.

  • Access your information via a 'subject access request'.You have the right to ask to see any of your personal data and you can request this verbally or in writing.It will usually be free of charge and normally provided within one month of your request.

  • Rectification - to correct/add to the information held.You have the right to ask me to rectify/change any data that you feel is inaccurate or to add any details you feel are pertinent or missing.

  • Ask me to erase the information/record completely - 'right to be forgotten'.

  • Restrict any processing or sharing of the data, though agreeing it still be held by me to aid our work together.

  • Ask for data to be made available to others - portability.You may for me to share your information and make it available to others.Again, this can be requested in writing at

  • Object to the use of your data, eg for direct marketing - thus this must be stopped.This may mean that I still retain information about you - eg so that I can help you to remain safe in a yoga class, but I would not then email you about anything else.


You may opt out or unsubscribe from any communication, at any time.  To do this, please email me at


How long do I keep the data for:


  • The information will be kept while ever we are working together, and, in accordance with my insurance, for a period of 7 years after our last working session/contact, after which it will be destroyed.


  • At this time, all data relating to you will be shredded/burned and/or deleted from my computer, phone, and backup devices.


Further information regarding the new regulations can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website at


Cookies Policy


My website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience.  Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.


Cookies help to:

  • Make a website work as you'd expect

  • Improve the speed/security of the site


I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions


Granting permission to use cookies


If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of the website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from a site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that a website site will not work as you would expect.


Turning Cookies Off


You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.


It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.


The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool


Further information can also be found on the ICO website at


Keeping Safe on the Internet


I will do my best to protect your personal information, but cannot guarantee the security of any information that you convey over the internet, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the privacy of any passwords or other account information that you use.


Links from my website may also collect personal information about you. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other businesses or the content of websites that are linked to my own and would recommend that you read privacy policies on all sites that you visit.




Your continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and my Terms & Conditions. 



This policy may be updated from time to time in line with current legislation and best practices. 

Changes will be notified on the website.  Last amended date: 27/7/2018

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