1.1 Island Yoga Malta is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its visitors and customers. We adhere to all data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 concerning the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data.
1.2 This policy applies when Island Yoga Malta acts as a data controller regarding the personal data of its visitors and customers. It pertains to situations where we determine the purposes and means of processing personal data.
1.5 In this policy, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Island Yoga Malta. For more information about us, please refer to Section 13.
2.1 This document has been created using a template from SEQ Legal.
3. How we use your personal data
3.1 This Section 3 outlines:
(a) the general categories of personal data we may process;
(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(c) the legal bases for processing.
3.2 We may process usage data from website visitors and customers. This usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, duration of visit, page views, website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency, and pattern of your service usage. The usage data is obtained from sources such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising. We process this usage data to analyse website and service usage. The legal basis for this processing is either explicit consent from users or our legitimate interests, specifically to monitor and improve our website and services.
3.3 We may process your account data, including your name and email address. The account data is provided by you when you explicitly consent to use our services. We process this account data for the purpose of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring website and service security, maintaining database backups, and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.4 We may process the information included in your personal profile on our website (“profile data”). This profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details, and employment details. We process this profile data to enable and monitor your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is your consent or our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.5 We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services (“publication data”). We process this publication data to enable such publication and administer our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is your explicit consent during submission.
3.7 We may process information contained in any inquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services (“enquiry data”). We process this enquiry data to offer, market, and sell relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is your explicit consent when making an inquiry.
3.8 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (“transaction data”). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details, and the transaction details. We process this transaction data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.9 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data”). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is your explicit consent when subscribing.
3.10 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us unless we prompt you to do so.
4. Providing your personal data to others
4.1 We may disclose your personal data to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined in this policy.
4.3 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4.4 We may disclose your personal data to our suppliers or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the performance of any contract we enter into with you.
4.5 We may disclose your personal data to a buyer or potential buyer in the event of a sale or potential sale of our business or any part of it.
4.6 Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments, and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices on their respective websites.
4.7 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
5. Retaining and deleting personal data
5.1 This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal data.
5.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
5.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
6.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
6.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7. Your rights
7.1 In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
7.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data.
7.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
7.5 In some circumstances, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data has been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
7.6 In some circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
7.7 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
7.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
7.9 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
7.10 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
(a) consent; or
(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
7.11 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement.
7.12 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
7.13 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us.
8. Third party websites
8.1 Our website may include hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
8.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
9. Personal data of children
9.1 Our website and services are targeted at persons over the age of 18.
9.2 If we have reason to believe that we hold personal data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.
10. Updating information
10.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
11. About cookies
11.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
11.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
11.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
12. Cookies that we use
13. Our details
13.1 This website is owned and operated by Island Yoga Malta.
13.2 We are registered in Malta under registration number C104053, and our registered office is at 36a Adrian Dingli Street, Sliema, Malta.
13.3 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.