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Slimming Together’s Privacy Policy

This page sets out Slimming Together’s privacy policy and explains how we collect and use your personal information in connection with your relationship with us or potential relationship with us as a client through your visits to our website and possibly to our Slimming Together classes and intensive courses. Our programme and website are not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect any information from children.

Who Are We

Slimming Together was established on Jersey in 1986 by founder and principle, Joanne Reid Rodrigues. Slimming Together promotes education for health, weight-management, cognitive behavioural therapy, life-management, nutrition, natural approaches for spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. We promote our programme via our website, classes, courses, distance-learning courses, membership, e-newsletters, and via social and status media.

Why We Collect information from you

We process information about you only where we have a legitimate interest in doing so under GDPR laws. Such instances include:

  • • You purchase a book or merchandise from our website and we need to send the item to you.
  • • You sign up to receive our e-newsletters and consent to us doing so.
  • • You enrol in Slimming Together classes or courses.
  • • You schedule private consultations.
  • • You contact us and we need to respond.

Information We Collect

The information that we obtain about you includes personal information such as your first name and last name, and where necessary, your date of birth. In the event that you choose to enrol in the Slimming Together programme, we will also require an application form to be completed that includes a general health questionnaire. We will never collect information from you unless it is relevant and necessary. There are some health conditions that might require specific dietary and lifestyle guidance and we need to obtain this information to protect you and to protect ourselves.

We also receive your billing address and delivery address and your e-mail address, and your telephone number.

Since Slimming Together chooses PayPal for all electronic monetary transactions, Slimming Together does not have access to your credit card or bank information.

We Use Your Information in the Following Ways

  • • To deliver purchases to you
  • • To send you service messages by email
  • • To send you our e-newsletter
  • • To provide support and answer emails you might send us
  • • To communicate with you, for example, in the instance that a class is unexpectedly cancelled or to advise you in the event of updates to our Privacy Policy

How Long Will We Keep Your Information?

If you have signed up to receive our e-newsletters, we will keep your e-mail address and contact information indefinitely while we are still operating and sending e-newsletters or until you choose to unsubscribe or request erasure of such information. We store your information securely. When a person enrols in Slimming Together and completes an application form with any special category data, such as medical information, we store the form securely in a locked container and when it is no longer required we securely shred all information. Secure shredding will occur within 12 months of having no contact with a client if they stop attending classes for any reason. Your financial and contact information remains on the secure PayPal website and Slimming Together has no control over information stored on PayPal’s website.

Third Parties / Is Your Data Transferred to Another Country?

To ensure added protection for our clients, Slimming Together has chosen PayPal and Mailchimp as appointed third parties. The information we obtain from you may be transferred to and stored at a location outside of the European Economic Area. If our permitted third parties transfer your information outside the European Economic Area, they will impose obligations on their staff to protect your information to the standard required in the EEA.

Profile Information

At this time, we do not have automated profiling in place. We categorise email information according to a person’s geographical location for the purpose of sending e-newsletters that are relevant.

Data Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have put in place appropriate physical and electronic procedures to secure the information we collect online, as well as any physical information we might collect at Slimming Together classes.

Disclosure To Third Parties

With the exception of PayPal and Mailchimp, we will never ever sell or share your information with anyone. We fully respect your privacy and we simply want to be of service to you. Our raison d'etre is simply to make a positive difference in your life and in the lives of people we encounter. We care about you and we will protect your information as we’d like our own information to be protected.

Your Rights

You have the right to request a copy of any information that we hold about you.

You have the right to ask us to erase any information about you.

You have the right to withdraw consent to us sending you occasional e-newsletters.

If you choose to unsubscribe from e-newsletters, and you can do so at any time, the effect will be immediate.
If you request a copy of any information that we hold about you, we will respond swiftly and ensure your request is met within a 30-day period.

How To Contact Us

You can write to us at Slimming Together, PO Box 121, St. Helier, Jersey JE4 9QL, British Channel Islands, UK. You can email us at info@slimmingtogether.com and if your correspondence concerns data protection, please include Data Protection Query in the subject area. You can call us on 01534 856490.