Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

A contact form is available for any queries regarding classes , courses or products. Any contact information provided on the form will only be used to answer specific queries, and will not be used for any other purpose or shared with anyone else.

However, we use a newsletter service called MailChimp. If you sign up to our mailing list, the details you submit will be securely stored by MailChimp. Sara’s Classes are able to access the newsletter mailing list. We use this email list to send marketing information about classes, courses and products, or to tell you about content we think will be of interest. You are able to remove your email address at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in your email correspondence

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Information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address and a record of your recent physical activity, together with details of any relevant medical information such as recent operations, past injuries medication and doctors’ contact details are collected whenever you join an ‘in-person’ class. Records are kept in a physical form in a locked filing cabinet for 12 months, they are then destroyed by shredding.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with other organizations. However, if you are signed up to our mailing list, your subscription details are held by MailChimp, who are a third party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you want to talk to us about any of this, please get in touch with

Sara McGaughey by emailing

Additional information

How we protect your data

If you make a payment, this will be processed by Stripe, a highly reputable and widely trusted payment service. Our site is also encrypted with an SSL certificate so that information that you send can be submitted with confidence.

All data collected in relation to this site, such as information arising from signing up as a User, is password protected. We update security on this site on a regular basis as instructed by our hosting provider Siteground or the software provider WordPress.

If you are a signatory to our mailing list, the data is held on Mailchimp’s servers. You can read their privacy security policy here.

Other than that, we do not hold any data about you unless clearly indicated.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we suspect that details we hold about you have been hacked in any way, our first step will be to inform you of the breach. We will then follow the instructions from our hosting provider to ensure that any breach related to the technology can be halted.