Privacy Policy

Basically this business is me, and I have neither the time, energy or desire to do anything villainous with your data.

I use cookies (more info on this here) which you can get your browser to block or delete if you don’t want them. I also have a Facebook tracking pixel so I can better target my adverts. I don’t know if you can block this (I can’t even use my Facebook advert dashboard properly so am not a Facebook advert expert) but basically it means that my ads will be shown to people who have visited my site, so might actually be interested in training with me. If this bothers you and an ad appears you can click ‘I don’t want to see this’.

I have Google Analytics but rarely look at it, although if I did I think this would help me know which blogs you like the most and write more stuff like that. Mainly I use Facebook likes to gage this, which isn’t as effective but is easier. Also I haven’t written a blog in ages so it doesn’t matter anyway.

None of this is personal data, I don’t properly understand it, but comes under the general heading of the internet tracking what you do.

What data do I have? Your email and name if you subscribe to my newsletter (via Aweber, who are GDPR compliant), or if you send me a message via the contact form. You can ask to be removed from my email list by clicking the unsubscribe button on the email (which I rarely send these days) and FYI Aweber have some tracking thingies in the emails so I can see how many people actually read what I send. And I don’t store your info from the contact form anywhere other than my inbox, which I like to keep (obsessively) clear so delete once I no longer need it.

I only take more details from those who actually train with me: payment info is done via a third party (GoCardless, also GDPR compliant) and I have another website for collecting new client info, with a more detailed privacy policy there.

Here’s the more offical sounding Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy applies to the website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect on the Site and how Vanessa Barker and VB Fitness (“we”, “our”, or “us”) use it, the choices you can make about your information and how we protect your information.

The information we collect and how we use it.

We collect your email address, and sometimes your first name. For example, you can subscribe to receive email updates or leave an enquiry by submitting your email address. You also may submit comments to the blog on the Site or through the contact mechanism on the Site.

We generally do not encourage the submission of any personal information in these comments or through the contact mechanism other than what we expressly require (e.g., name and email address). Information you disclose in the comments becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your information in a submission.

Web servers may automatically capture the following information from visitors to the Site, including the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet, the internet address of the Site from which you enter the Site, the pages you visit on the Site and the amount of time you spend on the Site. This visitor information may be used to improve the Site.

We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing. However we may disclose your personal information to our insurers, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We may disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law, for example in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Links to other Web sites

We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of any other Web sites that may be linked to or from the Site. If you decide to access any other Web site that may be linked to or from the Site, you should consult that Web site’s privacy policy.


We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some emails sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and we will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

If you submit your name and email to receive email updates you can unusbscribe and be removed from the list at any time.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Vanessa Barker/VB Fitness may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at its sole discretion. Vanessa Barker/VB Fitness encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.