Cotswold Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing

Privacy & Cookies Policy


Effective: 1st January 2019; updated 8th January 2019

I am committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you about the data protection and privacy practices for (Cotswold Natural Mindfulness), specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected?
  • Which organisation is collecting this information?
  • How this information is used?
  • Our policy on sharing this information.
  • How I protect your information?
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information?


I take your privacy very seriously. does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send me an email via the contact form below, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. I will store this information within my own email system so that I am able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in my website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and to help me improve your experience when browsing.


To find out more about cookies, including how to delete them, here is a useful guide “What are cookies?”

Which organisation is collecting this information? – Cotswold Natural Mindfulness is a personal website owned by Ian Banyard author of Natural Mindfulness – your personal guide to the healing power of nature connection, and nature connection guide. is primarily an open source to promote Natural Mindfulness guided walks, courses, retreats and books.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with me, I use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you updates e.g. a newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

I may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell me that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, I would probably search the database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

My disclosure of this information

I do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, I hate spam. I do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of my emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of my email newsletters.

Protection of your information

I do my best to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but I do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. I do not believe that the personal information I collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on my website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact me and I will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from my databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from my databases in response to your requests that it be removed. I will do my best to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact me

Please use the contact form below.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time I may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information I gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the website and services and contact me if you would like any information removed.