This Privacy Policy is for the website and sets out how I (María R de Almeida) use and protect any information that you give me when you use this website. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

This policy may change 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 1 June 2015.

What I collect

I collect information that you provide to me under various circumstances, including when you complete a form, enroll in a course, enter a promotion, enroll in one of my programs, or otherwise communicate with me.

That information may include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, gender, age, payment information, and any other information you provide or display in that circumstance.

What I do with the information I gather

I use information about you for various legitimate interests, including: to provide, maintain and improve the Sites and learning platforms; process transactions; personally communicate with you; improve your user and learning experience; improve our advertising and marketing efforts; facilitate promotions; to contact users about programs or courses for which they have expressed interest; to distinguish adults from minors; and for other legitimate interests. Information about you will be maintained only as long as necessary to serve my legitimate interests. If, at any time, you want to update or correct your information or would like me to restrict or discontinue using your information, you can contact me at the address provided below. Note that, in some cases, a request to restrict or discontinue the use of your information may prevent you from continuing to enjoy certain products or services.

Disclosure of Data. From time to time, I may also share some of your information with my business partners to operate and improve the Sites and learning platforms, to process payments, transmit emails, conduct promotions, host and protect data, manage ads, offer technical and customer support, and for other legitimate interests. For example, if you opt-in to receive my marketing materials or other promotional items, I may provide your information to third parties entrusted with fulfilling those requests. You may opt out of receiving those and other emails from me at any time through the unsubscribe or manage preference link included in such emails.


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.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

You can read Google’s privacy policy at

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. Your web browser will have settings to enable you to deny cookies. This is called ‘Incognito’ in Google Chrome, ‘InPrivate’ in Internet Explorer and ‘Private Browsing’ in Firefox.

Links to other websites

My 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


This Privacy Notice relates to the provision of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018.

Processing your personal information

  • I need to know your name and how to contact you.
  • I need to keep a record of sessions offered, to generate your bill.
  • I need to keep tax records of income received from my practice.
  • I will create and store information relating to your name, contact details, fees, attendance and billing.
  • This information will only be stored on paper and not in electronic form.
  • If you use the website contact form this will generate an email to me. Any emails you send me will remain in my inbox.

Controlling your personal information

  • I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your express written permission or I am required by law to do so.
  • I will not hold your information in electronic form.
  • You may request details of your personal information, under a Subject Access Request.
  • If you would like a copy of your information, please contact me via the Website Contact Form. I will respond within 40 calendar days.
  • If you believe that any information I am holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me and I will correct it within one month.
  • Your data will be securely destroyed 6 tax years from the date of your last invoice. However, under the GDPR you have the right to request that your personal data be erased prior to this date if you have grounds for withdrawing consent.
  • I do not delete or erase any emails you send me.