This privacy policy sets out how Douglas Pilates uses and protects any information that you give Douglas Pilates when you use this website.  It also discusses cookies, what they are, and how we use them.

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Privacy Statement

Douglas Pilates is 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Douglas Pilates 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 was last updated on 14th June 2012.

Your Information

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

About Cookies and How We Use Them

In common with almost all websites, we use cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to guide us in developing webpages that cover the topics you seem to be interested in.

A cookie is a small text file which is placed on the hard drive of your computer or phone.  Cookies are not executable, i.e. they can't/don't run any software, they store information (often in encrypted form).

Cookies benefit you by providing the following sorts of functionality:

We do NOT use cookies for the following:

You can find more information on cookies and their uses here:   This article is also quite helpful.

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.

The Types of Cookies We Use Here

Website Functionality Cookies

Session cookies are used by WordPress (the content management system and blogging platform used on this site) and Weaver (the theme) to provide the website functionality.  These cookies are set/placed when you start browsing the site and are deleted automatically when you close your browser.

We also use cookies to allow you to add comments to our blog and, as mentioned above, to remember anything you've typed into a form on this site, saving you time and typing.

If you use a mobile phone to access this site, the Weaver theme places a cookie on your phone so that next time you connect the mobile view will load much faster.

There is no way to stop the above cookies being set other than to not use the site at all.

Statistics/Traffic Log Cookies

In common with many sites, we use Google Analytics to gather statistical information about the visitors to this site.  This information is anonymous and does not contain any personal information.  More information about Google Analytics and Privacy can be found here:

You can also opt-out of having any of your site visits (to any website not just this one) being included in Google Analytics statistics here:

Social Sharing/Social Media Cookies

When you click on any of the Social Sharing buttons or links on this site, cookies will be set by the receiving website - e.g. if you click to "share" something on Facebook, then Facebook will set a cookie on your computer.

The following "3rd party" cookies (i.e. they are not set by us but by third parties - like Facebook - via functionality provided on this website):are set:

This site has no control over these cookies, other than to completely remove this functionality from this website.  Nor do we have access to the information in these cookies.  At the moment we have decided to provide this functionality for you.

Please note that the above is true for just about every site that provides social sharing buttons - over time, these social media sites can use the information gathered through these cookies to build up a picture of how you use the internet and what your interests are.  They then use this information to target ads for you on sites that host third party ads.  (Not this site - we don't use ads.)

You can opt out of many of these kinds of tracking - visit and   for more information.  Note that, opting out won't mean that you won't see ads.  They will still be there, they're just less likely to be ads you are interested in.

Other Third Party Cookies

Videos (coming soon): Youtube sets cookies when you click to play any of the videos served by those sites and imbedded in this website.  These cookies gather anonymous data about the number of views of the videos.  Youtube's Privacy Policy can be found here:  Please also see Google's privacy Policy here (Google own Youtube):

Mailchimp: We use Mailchimp to manage subscriptions to our mailing list and to manage the creation and sending of emails to member of that list.  Mailchimp uses a "session cookie" - i.e. a cookie that only lasts for the duration of the session and is deleted when you close your browser.  This cookie is used to track you through the sign-up process and is set when you submit information via our sign-up form.   Please see Mailchimp's Privacy Policy here:

[Please also note that we use Mailchimp's "double opt-in" process for sign-ups, because we want to be sure that the people on our list want to be there.  This means that, in order to be added to our list, you have to confirm your subscription request by clicking a link in an email that we send you when you submit your subscription request.  This is to prevent your email being accidentally, or maliciously, added to our list by someone else.]

Permission to Use Cookies

You can control whether cookies are placed on your computer at all (at either a global, or per website basis) from your browser preferences.  Many people have them switched on by default, as many websites don't work, or don't work propoerly without them.

This site asks you if you allow us to place cookies.  You can just ignore the pop-up that asks permission and continue browsing around our site.  We will take this as permission to use cookies.

If you refuse cookies, then this website may not work as expected (or at all).

You can also delete any existing cookies on your computer.  (As mentioned above, "session" cookies are deleted anyway when you close your browser - permanent or long term cookies will remain until their expiry date.) Some browsers have a setting that allows you to do this automatically whenever you close your browser.  Please see the help files for your browser for more information.


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

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, nor the cookies they set. 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, and any information regarding their use of cookies, 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: