Privacy Policy
Last update January 21

This privacy policy explains the what, how and why of the information collected when you use the on demand  services of Yoga with Cat or when you visit the website or practise yoga with me – either in person or online. The policy also explains the specific usage of any personal information captured.


Yoga with Cat is the business name of Sole Trader Catherine Bernard.

We host regular evening classes at Knock Riada Community Centre on the Lucan Road in Chapelizod, as well as online classes accessible over the internet. Classes are suitable for all levels, check out the schedule here.

What data is captured?

Yoga with Cat and its representatives (Catherine Bernard or an occasional substitute teacher) are the ‘Data Controller’ of any personal data you provide. We only collect basic personal data about you for class passes or membership management, marketing or promotional purposes. Personal information provided by you and then retained by us in either paper or via electronic means includes:

  • First name and surname (mandatory)
  • Email address (mandatory)
  • Emergency contact name and number (mandatory)
  • Mobile number (if provided)
  • Home address (if provided)
  • Notification of an injury or illness (IF provided by you)

For the specific purpose of managing your membership/ class pass, we also maintain a record of:

  • Classes, events or workshops attendance history
  • Class Pass/membership – details about purchased dates, types and expiry dates
  • Any other previous purchases or activities associated with the services we offer

Other Content:
On occasion we may take pictures of ‘live’ classes for use on the website and/or social media channels. Where any video/picture content would identify you personally we will first ask your consent. If something was ever included on the website or social media inadvertently without your consent, please contact us immediately and the issue will be rectified.

Why we need your data

The collection of basic personal data about you is to provide the services to you and facilitate your attendance at classes or workshops. We will not collect or retain any personal data we do not need.

We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our classes and maintaining a record of attendance.

What we do with your data

The personal data is processed only by authorised personnel from Yoga with Cat (Catherine Bernard or an occasional substitute teacher) in the Republic of Ireland where it is captured.

3rd party providers to help run our business:

  • Mail Chimp: Email marketing automation tool used when you subscribe to our mailing list or sign up as a member. Your name and email address (and any other details you choose to provide us with) are transferred to Mail Chimp for processing in accordance with their privacy policy and terms and conditions.
  • Booking and scheduling system. When you register as a Yoga with Cat customer, your name, email (and any other details you choose to provide) are transferred to the booking system plugin used for processing in accordance with their terms and conditions.
  • Stripe payment platform: we accept card payments securely online via Stripe. We do not see or retain ANY of your card information. We will issue a receipt for every transaction. You will also receive a confirmation of any payments via Stripe. View their privacy policy here.
  • Zoom Online video conference system: We use Zoom to host our online classes.
  • IT hosting: your personal information is located on servers located within the European Union and Republic of Ireland.  No third parties can have access to your personal data.

Online classes and recordings

To protect both students and teachers, the Online classes are recorded. That also enables us to provide the replay service should you miss the live class but request the recording to practice later.

Access to all online classes will be restricted by a password. This is designed to maximise security and minimise potential disruption to the online class environment.

Students have the right to keep their video switched off and sound ‘muted’ to protect their privacy. Students can also ‘rename’ their device or persona if they wish to remain anonymous within the online environment.

How we secure your data

We have  Data Protection guidelines in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. We take every reasonable and appropriate measure to protect your personal Information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. In the unlikely event of a data breach we will notify you as soon as possible and indicate any steps we have taken to remedy the situation and steps we advise you to take.

How long we keep your data

Your personal information – such as name and email address –  which we use for marketing and membership communication purposes, will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive any more communications from us.  You can unsubscribe from us at any point by contacting us.

Marketing Consent

When you sign up to our newsletter, we will send you a weekly or by monthly class update, workshop and events announcements. This information is not shared with third parties You can unsubscribe by contacting us.

If you have not already subscribed to our mailing list but would like to do so, please click here.

Your rights

If at any point you believe the information we hold on record for you is incorrect or excessive, you can request to see this information and have it either corrected or deleted. (This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.)

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, contact us immediately to have the matter investigated.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can make a complaint to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office.

Cookies & Tracking

Specifically in relation to the operation of our Yoga with Cat website:
Our site will not identify you personally as a user of the site other than via any information you choose to volunteer – for example if you were to comment on our blog. 

However, we may use various technologies to collect and store information about when you use our website.

This may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies on our website. For example we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service that uses cookies to help improve a customer’s browsing experience. Google Analytics counts the number of people that visit and analyses how visitors use our website. Tracking is used to analyse trends, administer our website, track users’ movements around the website, serve targeted advertisements, and gather demographic information about our customer base as a whole.

Data protection Officer

If you wish to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold for you, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. (The most recent version is reflected by the version date located at the top of this page.)
All updates and amendments are effective immediately. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay informed of changes that may affect you.
Your continued use of our website and membership system signifies your continuing agreement to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

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