Who We Are

Being Now is solely owned and operated by David ‘Mokuren’ Slater. I am absolutely committed to maintaining your trust and confidence as you visit this website and in any future dealings you may have with me. As such this Privacy Policy is here to outline the ways in which I may collect data, the reasons why, and how it is kept secure. I aim to be fully transparent and welcome any questions regarding this policy.

At no time will I ever share or sell your data to a third party. However I do use third parties, such as Google Analytics, in order to collect, process, and subsequently use data as is detailed below.

I also use, in the context of social media advertising, the insights gained from within the respective platforms. However, that is already contained within their T&C’s so I will not add to it here as I am not the one holding those datasets.

Types Of Data Collected

Website Cookies:
There are three cookies in use on this website. The first is from Google Analytics and is used to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This allows me to fine tune the design and copy of the site over time. Whilst the data collected is stored on Google servers the information is processed in such a way that it does not identify anyone. I do not, nor do I allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the website.
The second cookie is from Facebook in the form of a Facebook Pixel. This is used to track conversions from Facebook advertising.
The third cookie is from Mail Chimp. This is installed when you click on a link within an email you have received. It is used to track conversions from email marketing campaigns and allow targeting of online advertising.
As with Google Analytics these cookies collect data that is stored on their respective servers in a format that prevents identification of individual users. I do not hold the datasets themselves only access the insights gleaned from them.

Mailing Lists:
As noted above I use MailChimp as my bulk email provider. As part of the registration process for the newsletter personal information (your name & email address) is collected. Your name is not a required field however it allows me to make more personalised emails to you. You are also able to specify the type of marketing you wish to receive. I do not sell, rent, or trade email lists with other organisations
Statistics around email opening and clicks are gathered so that the newsletter can be improved over time.
For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or contacting me directly via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Ticketing Data:
Tickets for any workshops are purchased through Eventbrite and subject to their data protection policy. Your email will be added to the mailing list via integration with MailChimp but you will receive a confirmation email requiring you to verify you wish to be added.
Please visit Eventbrite’s Legal Terms for more information.

Registration Forms:
If you wish to enrol on the Zen for Wellbeing or Zen for Insight courses, you will be asked to fill in a registration form. This form asks for some detailed personal information so that I can assess your suitability for the course. Whilst I am in no way qualified to make a clinical judgement, I do have a duty of care, as one human being to another, to make sure you taking the course is in your best interests (I’m yet to find someone for whom it isn’t)
This information is held within an encrypted file that only I have access to and is only kept to satisfy my insurance conditions of showing due diligence. Emails with the completed form as an attachment are deleted once the form has been copied to the encrypted file.

Payment for Courses:
I accept payment for the longer courses via bank transfer or PayPal.
By necessity I need to identify bank transfer payments as stemming from yourself, but your bank details are not recorded in anyway other than within the banking system. PayPal payments do furnish me with your address which is NOT something I ask for in the registration forms detailed above. In the interests of full transparency, I must inform you of this, but I do not record it separately to the PayPal platform.

Access To Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. In the case of the latter, this must be done with 30 days of request. Please feel free to contact me, David Slater, via the contact form at the bottom of this page with your request.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This policy was reviewed on 26th May 2018 and will be reviewed annually or sooner if further legislation or website changes require.