The Short Version

We take your privacy and our responsibility for the security of your information seriously.

• We do not share your information with anyone (other than our secure data processing partners, who handle your information on our behalf in total confidence and privacy), and we will not share your information with any other party without your consent unless we are required to do so by law. We do not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

• This website uses some very basic cookies to help us provide you with the best possible browsing experience. The type of basic cookies we use do not spy on you or track or monitor any activity outside this website. These cookies in no way give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

For our full Privacy Statement, scroll down and see below...

Our Privacy Statement

The Nottingham Mindfulness Group is committed to protecting your privacy and we take our responsibilities regarding the security of customer information very seriously. This privacy statement explains what personal data we collect about you, how and why we use it, who we disclose it to, and how we protect your privacy.

Please note: references in this privacy statement to “the Nottingham Mindfulness Group”, “we”, “us” or “our” mean Viris (a business partnership registered in England and Wales which operates as a social enterprise for the purpose of providing teaching, education, instruction, information, and guidance on meditation and its benefits under the trading style of "the Nottingham Mindfulness Group").

     Our Managing Partner, Shaun Glossop, is our “data controller” for the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI-DSS, and European data protection legislation and he controls the ways your information and personal data is collected and the purposes for which your information and personal data is used by the Nottingham Mindfulness Group. You can contact him by email at admin@NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk or shaun.g@hotmail.com or by writing to him at Viris, c/o 6 Blaise Close, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 9BW.

     All our data is processed and handled within the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales.

     Viris is registered on the ICO Data Protection Register - Registration Number: ZA280535, Expiry 25 September 2018

Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website or otherwise engage with us.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or taking part in our events or activities, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • - your name and email address when you sign-up to receive our email Newsletter and occasional email up-dates
  • - if you participate regularly in our events or join a course or workshop run by us we may invite you to provide us with your contact 'phone number so that we can advise you of any last minute changes to dates or schedules by text or 'phone call
  • - when you decide to book onto a Mindfulness course facilitated by us, we will invite you to share with us, in strictest confidence, details about your mental and emotional well-being so that we can better support you during the course
  • - other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to keep you informed about our events and activities, to understand your needs and thereby provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • - internal record keeping
  • - we may use the information to improve our products and services
  • - we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • - from time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes, and to this end we may contact you by email and, in certain limited circumstances, by 'phone, fax or mail; we may use the information to customise our website according to your interests 

Processing & handling the information we gather 

We use certain carefully selected partners to help us professionally process and handle information. This enables us to manage the data and information we gather in the safest and most efficient way, thereby helping us to offer you the best possible experience when you engage with us. We use Google and Outlook as our email service providers and your name and email address will accordingly be handled and stored by one or both of them, in accordance with the Privacy Policy and Terms of Google and the Privacy Policy and Terms of Outlook, whenever we email you directly or you email us; we use MailChimp as our email automation platform for issuing electronic Newsletters and bulk circulation emails, and the email contact information you provide to us when you sign up to join our mailing list will be securely and confidentially transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms; if you contact us using the contact form on this website, your details will be handled and transferred to us by our website host, Yola, in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms; if you make an online payment to us, your payment and any details you provide as part of the transaction will be processed securely on our behalf by PayPal in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Otherwise, any handling and processing of data and information is conducted solely by us.

We file, store and hold information and data in accordance with applicable and relevant legal requirements, government directives and professional association "best practice" guidelines. When you sign-up to our mailing list we will retain your contact information until such time as we stop issuing electronic Newsletters and circular emails or until you choose to unsubscribe. If you formally share any personal information relating to your health and well-being with us when you participate in a course, workshop or event facilitated by us, we will hold this information securely and in strictest confidence until the course is complete and it will then be destroyed.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we and our data handling partners have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • - whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • - if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at admin@NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of the personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at admin@NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk or write to us at 6 Blaise Close, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 9BW.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Nottingham Mindfulness Group
Meditation and Mindful Living

Nottingham Mindfulness Group is a local group for anyone interested in Mindfulness, either as a form of spiritual practice or as a practical technique for living a better, calmer, more focussed and more productive life. The group holds regular, weekly meetings which offer (in a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere) the opportunity to learn about Mindfulness, to try-out some Mindfulness techniques and various methods of Mindfulness meditation, plus the chance to meet and get to know other people who are interested in Mindfulness, or in meditation in general.

The weekly meetings include talks by guest speakers, periods of Mindfulness meditation, film and video presentations, information about Mindfulness events, classes and courses that are happening locally, and the opportunity to get to know other members of the group in an easy, relaxed way over refreshments. All are welcome and membership is free. These meetings are casual and "open", and they provide an opportunity to encounter Mindfulness in an easy and straightforward way. Meetings take place every week in the heart of the Nottingham city centre.

Please Note:
      Our regular open meetings are designed to share information about Mindfulness and to offer the opportunity to experience and practice Mindful meditation. These open meetings are not structured to form a progressive course or formal training in Mindfulness, and they do not, in and of themselves, constitute a "Mindfulness-Based" therapy (such as MBSR or MBCT). We publish and promote full details of the formal classes and courses in Mindfulness and "Mindfulness-Based" therapies that are available in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands – please ask us for a free copy of this information if it would be of interest to you.

      Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. Current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) unless it is undertaken with clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation. 

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