Disclosures + Privacy Policy


Updated: 7/28/2020

FTC GUIDELINES: To the best of my ability, I comply with FTC Guidelines. Individual blog posts clearly state if they were sponsored and/or if I received free items, meals, etc. Posts with disclosures indicate that I received something free. Sponsored posts indicate that I was paid to write the post. I have editorial control over the writing of all blog posts and express my honest opinions and beliefs. Most posts are not sponsored and I paid for items mentioned unless a disclosure states otherwise.

NO LEGAL ADVICE: While I am a Massachusetts licensed attorney, nothing written or shared here should be construed as legal advice. No attorney client relationships have been formed on this blog. I am not in private practice nor am I seeking clients for private legal representation. If you have a legal question, please contact a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.

FREE YOGA BOSTON: While I often write about yoga and provide information about yoga classes, I am neither a yoga instructor nor a medical professional. I have not attended most classes that I write about and cannot attest to the quality of the class nor to the skill of the instructor. Consult your physician before starting a new exercise regimen and take due care when attending any classes.

PRIVACY POLICY: I am committed to safeguarding the privacy and information of all visitors. By visiting this website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have questions or comments about this policy, please use the Contact Form.

This website (blog) is based in Massachusetts in the United States and these laws govern all matters related to its operation.

There are visitors from all over the world, including the European Union (EU). In order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is effective May 25, 2018, further clarity is being provided here regarding the policy. As my understanding of GDPR evolves, this policy may be updated. When there are material privacy policy changes, notice will be given.

There is a legal basis for processing any personal information collected. Your data is processed based on my legitimate interest in responding to emails, understanding visitors’ interests, use of the blog and FYB Newsletter.

My understanding of this regulation, as it applies to this blog specifically, is that it requires disclosure with how your data is or may be processed as a visitor and/or your existence on the Free Yoga Boston email list. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.

According to Merriam-Webster, data is “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” and “information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed[.]” Processed can mean stored, updated, rearranged, or printed out.

Generally, I do not have access to your personal information, such as your name or email address, etc., unless you provide it to me by leaving a comment, filling out the Contact Form and/or sending me an email.

If you are on the Free Yoga Boston (FYB) Newsletter email list, you had to fill out an opt-in form providing your name and email address, affirmatively consenting to receive the newsletter. I never add people to the list on my own.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) + Internet Protocol (IP) Address
By visiting this website or any others, your ISP and IP address may be tracked. That ISP and IP data may include: the name of your internet provider, the type of device you are using (mobile, desktop, etc.), your computer location (country, state, town or city), how you arrived to the website (via a search engine like Google, Bing or another website, like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter), the amount of time that you spend on this website and the pages you visit within the website.

Not the delicious chocolate-chip kind! According to Techopedia, a cookie is “a text file that a Web browser stores on a user’s machine.” This website may use cookies to analyze content performance. You can turn this off by modifying your Internet browser’s settings allowing cookie collection.

Because of the nature of having a website, technically there are third-parties who are integral to the process and may have access to your data. Other third-parties obtain and analyze information about all websites on their own and I use that information to learn more about who visits this website. The relevant third parties are listed below.

The current blog email provider is Gmail. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

You may have signed up for the FYB Newsletter on Facebook. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

This website is hosted on SiteGround servers. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

WordPress software and themes were used to create and are used to maintain the website. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

Website design and maintenance is handled by MavroCreative. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

MailChimp is used for the FYB Newsletter email list. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

SurveyMonkey is used to conduct and compile survey data. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

Statcounter tracks visitor traffic, ISP and IP information. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

Quantcast analyzes visitor traffic and demographic information. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

Alexa analyzes visitor traffic and demographic information. Their Privacy Policy is linked here.

If I am legally required to disclose information to a law enforcement agency, etc., then I will do so.

I am not responsible for the republishing of content found on this blog on other websites or media without my permission. Nor am I responsible for any data taken without my consent and/or misused or negligently handled by other parties, including third parties listed here.

COPPA: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. This website is only for adults, ages 18 and over. If you are under 18, do not sign up for the FYB Newsletter and do not participate in surveys. No data is knowingly collected from anyone under the age of majority, who thereby cannot consent to the Privacy Policy. To the best of my ability, I comply with COPPA requirements.Save