This Privacy Policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and The Way of The Spirit, the owner and provider of this Website. The Way of The Spirit takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

This Privacy Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at:

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Definitions and Interpretation

  1. In this Privacy Policy, the following definitions are used:
Collectively all information that you submit to The Way of The Spirit via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
A small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out at the end of this policy;
Data Protection Laws
Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation;
The UK General Data Protection Regulation;
The Way of The Spirit,we or us
The Way of The Spirit, which is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 1110648, and a company limited by guarantee, number 05471349 whose registered office is at Laundry Corner, The Street, Framingham Pigot, Norfolk, NR14 7QJ
UK and EU Cookie Law
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;
User or you
Anyone who accesses the Website and is not employed by The Way of The Spirit or engaged by us and acting in connection with their work for us;
The website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
  1. In this Privacy Policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
      • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
      • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this Privacy Policy;
      • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
      • “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
      • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
      • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this Privacy Policy.

your Scope of this Privacy Policy

  1. This Privacy Policy applies only to the actions of The Way of The Spirit and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, The Way of The Spirit is the “data controller”. This means that The Way of The Spirit determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data Collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
      • your name;
      • contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
      • financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
      • personal information such as dietary or access requirements;
      • IP address (automatically collected);
      • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
      • operating system (automatically collected);

How We Collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
      • data is given to us by you; and
      • data is collected automatically.

Data That is Given to Us by You

  1. The Way of The Spirit will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
      • when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
      • when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
      • when you elect to receive our newsletter;
      • when you register for an event or training course;

Data That is Collected Automatically

  1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
      • we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
      • we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies“.

Our Use of Data

  1. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, we may use your Data for the following reasons:
      • internal record keeping;
      • to register your attendance at an event with a third party venue;
      • to email you our newsletter;
      • to make improvements to the Website;
  2. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).
  3. For the delivery of our newsletter to you via e-mail, we’ll need your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by checking a tick box that we’ll provide.
  4. You have the right and ability to unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Who We Share Data With

  1. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
      • our workers, agents and/or professional advisors – for example, to enable us to process orders, or register you for events or training courses;
      • third party service providers which require the processing of personal data – for example, booking your place at a conference centre that is hosting an event of ours that you are attending;
      • third party payment providers – for example, to enable them to process payments made by you through our website.

Keeping Data Secure

  1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
      • payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology.
      • Access to your data will be limited to those people within The Way of The Spirit who have a need to do so.
  2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address:

Data Retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
  2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your Rights

  1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
      • Right to access– the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
      • Right to correct– the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
      • Right to erase– the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
      • Right to restrict our use of your Data– the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
      • Right to data portability– the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
      • Right to object– the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
  2. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address:
  3. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at
  4. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to Other Websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This Privacy Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the Privacy Policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.


  1. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. The Way of The Spirit uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products and services. The Way of The Spirit has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
  2. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
  3. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling The Way of The Spiritto provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
  4. This Website may place the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functional cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences. By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookie.
Advertisement cookies
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.
  1. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule below.
  2. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please see the help menu in your internet browser. You can switch off Cookies at any time, however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently.
  3. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
  4. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
  5. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.


  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this Privacy Policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this Privacy Policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this Privacy Policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this Privacy Policy will not be affected.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

  1. The Way of The Spirit reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. 
    You may contact The Way of The Spirit by email at


    1. This Privacy Policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer(

Cookies Schedule

The cookies that we currently use are listed below.