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This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data when using the BODYA website ( Last updated February 2022. 

Data Collection

Our engagement

BODYA ("BODYA Health", "we", "us") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of those whose personal data we process. We acknowledge the need to protect personal data that is collected by or disclosed to us and to manage it in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect and use (process) your personal data during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws.

In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how BODYA ("BODYA Health") collects, uses, and discloses information that we obtain about visitors to our website (the “Site”) and the services available through our Site (collectively, the “Services”). 

By visiting the Site or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The BODYA Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

We will review this Privacy Statement regularly to comply with our legal obligations. 

Our mission

BODYA is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make sound health decisions. Whether you are a healthcare professional, patient or carer, researcher or other, BODYA evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your health knowledge and decision making. As a data controller we have legal obligations to ensure that we only use your data in a fair, transparent and secure manner. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, our use of your data or wish to exercise any of your legal rights under data protection law, please contact or here.

1. Processing person data

Personal data constitutes all statements and information relating to an identified or identifiable person. In addition to contact information such as your name, telephone number, address, e-mail address (or other information you give us as part of an order or participation in a contest or survey, for example), in some circumstances also your IP address, which we log when you visit our site, and other information like the pages you looked at and your reactions to offers displayed on our site are also part of the personal data that we collect.

2. When do we collect your personal data?

We collect personal data when you interact with BODYA. We make it clear when and why your data is being collected. In most cases the personal data that we process will be provided by you. This includes details provided when:

  • Accessing BODYA websites and online resources

  • Creating a BODYA Account

  • Completing an activity with us

  • Contacting our support services 

  • Filling in a form on our websites

  • Signing up for a newsletter

  • Attending a BODYA online class or physical event

  • Participate in an online survey, a questionnaire or a quiz

  • Purchasing our products and services

  • Make an online payment: We collect payment information, such as payment/debit card information and your billing address, and share these with our service providers that process your payment.

  • Contacting us

3. What data do we collect?

We collect the minimum personal data required for your interaction with BODYA.

  • Visitors to BODYA websites

  • BODYA Account holders

    • We collect basic personal data when you sign up for a BODYA Account. This includes your name, email address and country of residence. You may choose to provide further information, such as the languages you speak, your date of birth, age and your interests. Please see the BODYA Terms of Use for further information.

  • Subscribers to paid services

    • When you make a payment on our website via PayPal or Apple Pay (the data controller), the details will be stored in accordance with the PayPal Privacy Notice or Apple Pay Privacy Notice. If you provide BODYA with financial or payment details, these will be held for ten years following the relevant transaction.

  • BODYA event participants 

    • We collect registration information

The accuracy of your information is very important to us. As a BODYA Account holder you can login to your BODYA Account at any time to update your personal details. If you are unsure how to update your personal information, please get in touch with us at or here.

Information We Collect From Other Entities

  • Gifts: If someone purchase a gift subscription for you, we will receive the information they provide about you, including your email address, in order to process and send you that gift.

  • Ad Networks: As described in more detail below, we engage companies to help us collect information from our Site and App and use it for analytics, and to help us perform marketing, including targeted advertising generally. We receive information about you from those companies.

Information that We Collect About You from Social Networking Sites:

We collect information about you when you interact with us on social networking platforms. If you message us or tag us in a social network post, we will collect information about your message or the post we are tagged in. We do not typically associate this with your account.

Any social networking site controls the information it collects from you. For information about how they may use and disclose your information, including any information you make public, please consult their respective privacy policies. We have no control over how any unaffiliated site uses or discloses the personal information it collects about you.

4. Diversity monitoring

We may request personal data such as gender and/or date of birth in order to monitor and improve the diversity of our community and to support the advancement of charitable objectives and outreach activities. Where data are used for diversity monitoring, they are anonymised for processing. You can choose not to provide this data.

5. Special category data

Data protection legislation recognises that certain ‘special categories’ of data are more sensitive. These include information relating to health. We only ask for special category personal data if there is a specific need for this. We will use it only for the purpose for which is was provided, such as to refer people with specific health issues to relevant BODYA Reviews or BODYA groups and only ever with your explicit consent

6. Special considerations for our users/customers

With their BODYA Login our users/customers can have an overview about their personal information and edit them. 

After registering and signing in with your login information, we are able to link your online usage data (e.g. how you use our Internet sites or data that you give us via the Internet site) with other customer data that we capture and process in conjunction with your usage of our products and services. We can then use that information for marketing purposes and for the evaluation, improvement and new development of services and functions.


Your online usage data is linked with other customer data through the use of Wix Analytics and Google Analytics after you have logged out of your online session. Please see Cookies and Tracking Technologies for more information.

7. Disclosure: Do we share your personal data?

BODYA will not share or sell your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organizations as a result of giving your details to us. We do not share your personal data with third parties unless we have your consent or are required to do so by law. We work with partner organizations who provide services related to review production and payment processing. These organizations meet our high standards for data security and will provide further information on how your data are used, in their own privacy policies.

We may pass your information to third party service providers and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. When using third party service providers we only disclose the personal data that is necessary to deliver the service. We have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and prohibits them from using your data for their own purposes. All contractors are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Third parties (and data processors) may include: our CRM provider, auditors, web hosting company, marketing consultants, email marketing platform and content management system provider.

8. Transfers of data outside of the EEA

We may transfer your personal information to third party data processors who are based in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We use some US-based companies that provide IT, communications and data analytics services such as Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey and Google Analytics. We only use US-based organizations that have signed up to the EU Contractual Clauses scheme. We will not transfer your information to any processors based in other countries outside the EEA unless there is a European Commission adequacy decision for the specific country to which the data is transferred, or where we can be certain that there are adequate safeguards provided for your information and individual rights standards that meet the GDPR requirements.

9. How long do we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data as long as is necessary to provide the services to which you have requested, or where we have another legitimate and lawful reason to do so. We may need to retain some information to comply with our legal obligations such as financial and accounting records. In most cases we will delete your data 10 years after your last transaction with us.

10. What are your rights in relation to your personal data?

You can:

  • Ask us to correct your personal data if information is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete. You can also manage your current details and communications preferences yourself in your BODYA Account.

  • Ask us to provide a copy of the data we hold about you. 

  • Withdraw your consent at any time, if we have asked for your consent to process certain data. You can also ask us to stop processing the data if we have no other legitimate reason for doing so.

  • Ask us to delete the data we hold about you. If we need to continue holding this information (for example, if you are a published author) we will explain our reasons for this and how the data will be stored.

You have the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data of yours that we process. Your request for information must be issued at the following address or here and include a copy of your ID card or passport.

You likewise have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data. You may also demand the deletion of your personal data unless the applicable laws and regulations oblige us to store your personal data.

What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?

We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt-out of promotional emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving promotional emails, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.

11. Children Under 13

Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

12. How can we change this statement?

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time. The version published on our websites is the valid version.

Cookies & Tracking Technologies

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Definition and use

1. What are cookies?

On our websites we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit or use our websites. Cookies save certain settings via your browser as well as data regarding the exchange of information with the site via your browser. When cookies are activated, a cookie ID is assigned that is used to identify your browser and to use the information collected in the cookie.


Most of the cookies we use are temporary and are automatically deleted from your computer or mobile device after your browser session has been ended. We also use permanent cookies too. These remain saved on your computer or mobile device after you end your browser session. Depending on the type of permanent cookies they remain on your computer or device for between one month and 10 years and are then automatically deactivated after the programmed period has expired.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use these cookies and other similar technologies for a number of purposes, including:

  • Keeping you signed in

  • Keeping your preferences

  • To provide you with the service you chose to receive from us

  • Understanding how you use our website 

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness in order to improve the Platform BODYA

  • To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns 

  • For security needs and fraud-protection purposes and in order to identify and prevent  cyber-attacks

Cookies help us to make a number of functions on our websites available. For example, cookies can save your country and language settings as well as store your shopping basket even if you visit different pages in one Internet session.


By using cookies we can also capture and analyse the usage behaviour of users who visit our websites. That in turn enables us to create more user-friendly and effective sites and make your visits as enjoyable as possible. We can also display information that is specifically customised for you interests.


We use cookies in order to optimise advertising as well. Cookies allow us to show you advertising and/or products and services that are relevant to you based on the usage information we have collected from your visits to our sites. Our goal here is to make our Internet offering as attractive as possible for you and to display advertising that presumably relates to your areas of interests.


The cookies used on our website fall into one of four categories: 

  1. Essential Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure and private areas.

  2. Analytic Cookies let us understand how you use our website (e.g. which pages you visit), to provide statistics on how our website is used, improve the website by identifying any errors, and performance issues.

  3. Functional cookies are cookies used to remember choices users make to improve their experience (e.g. language). 

  4. Marketing cookies are used to collect information about the impact of our marketing campaigns performed in other websites on users and non-users.


3. Which data is captured?

Cookies capture usage information such as the date and time of your visit, the name of the site you visited, the IP address of your device and the operating system you use. Cookies provide information such as our sites you visit and which sites you came from before you arrived on our site. Using cookies also helps us keep track of what topics you were researching on our websites sites.


4. Cookies from third parties

The cookies or similar technologies saved on your computer or mobile device can also come from independent third parties such as advertising partners or Internet service providers.


These cookies help our partner companies to display advertising that is tailored to you as well as to measure its efficacy. Cookies from partner companies also stay on your computer or device for between one month and 10 years and are then automatically deactivated after the programmed period has expired.


Our advertising partners only have access to data based on the cookie ID. This only includes online usage information such as which of our Internet sites you visited and what content you used.


For registered BODYA users/customers, the online usage information can be linked with information about the use of BODYA's products and services, and about demographic data such as age, region and gender, which can in turn be used by advertising partners. Our customers have at any time the right to object this use of data by contacting us directly at the following address or here.

5. Which web analysis and tracking technologies do we use?

We use Web analysis tools to get information about how people use our sites and Internet offerings. These tools are usually provided by third parties. Typically, the information for this purpose is captured with cookies and sent to a third-party server. Depending on the provider, these servers are sometimes in other countries.


The transfer of information is done by using shortened IP addresses, which prevents the identification of individual end-user devices. Your IP address is not linked with other data from these third parties. Any onward transfer by third parties will only be based on legal regulations or as part of a data processing service agreement.


We use retargeting technologies on our Internet websites. This lets us appeal to users of our Internet websites with advertising on third-party Internet websites. The advertisements displayed on Internet websites you visit is based cookies in your browser, a cookie ID and an analysis of previous usage.


If you visit our Internet website from an EZ member country (EU and EFTA member countries with the exception of Switzerland), we only use the following third-party cookies and tracking technologies to identify traffic from the EZ, control the deployment of tools, eliminate errors and optimise our Internet website:

  • Google Analytics

If you wish to prevent use of these tools, you can follow the steps described in the next section.

6. How can the use of cookies and Web analysis tools be prevented?

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. With your browser setting you can tell your browser not to accept cookies or to ask you before a cookie is accepted from a site you are visiting. You can also delete cookies on your computer or mobile device by selecting the corresponding function in your browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and understand how to manage, delete and block them, visit  or

Alternately, it is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. 

Please note that deleting our cookies, disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.

To opt out from and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics across all websites, check out the following instructions:

We may update this Cookie Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information about cookies set by BODYA websites (

7. How and why do we use social plug-ins?

We use so-called social plug-ins on our websites. Plug-ins can be recognised by their social network logos.


All of the plug-ins we use are set up with two-click functionality. They are only activated if you click on the icon.


When you open one of our websites that has an activated plug-in, your browser will create a direct connection to the provider’s servers. The content of the plug-in is sent directly from the provider to your browser and integrated into the site. By integrating the plug-in, certain information is sent to the third party and saved by them.


If you are not a member of the social network in question, your IP address may still be captured and saved by the network via the social plug-in. If you are already logged into the social network, the third parties can immediately link your visit to our websites to your personal profile in the social network. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example with the “Like”, “+1”, “Twitter”, "LinkedIn", "Facebook" or “Instagram” buttons, the corresponding information will also be sent directly to a server at the third party and saved there. The information is also published on the social network, in your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account and then shown to your contacts. For more information about the purpose and scope of the data capture, the further processing and use of the data by the third party, and the related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please look at the data privacy statements of the third parties themselves.


If you would like to prevent Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram from linking your personal information captured on our websites with the social networks in question, you need to log out of that social network before visiting our website. You can completely prevent plug-ins from being loaded using special add-ons for your browser such as “NoScript” ( or „Gostery“ (

Use of Third Party Technologies

Third Party Services

1. Privacy Policy of Third Party Service Providers

BODYA uses the services of Third Party. By using our websites, platform, contents and services, third party service providers will use your information in accordance with their privacy policy and terms of use and will own certain information that it collects about you. Please read their privacy policies (links below) carefully to understand how they collect and use (process) your personal data during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws.

2. Website Builder

BODYA Websites use the services of Please read carefully’s Privacy Policy ( Make sure you fully understand their practices in relation to your Personal Information.  If you read and fully understand's Privacy Policy, and remain opposed to their practices, you must immediately leave and discontinue all use of any of our Services.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding their policy, please contact (see contact information below).


If you have any questions about's Privacy Policy or wish to exercise any of your rights as described in Sections 9 or 10 please contact them directly here. contact information


  • 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv, Israel; or  

  • 500 Terry A. Francois Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94158.

For the purposes of GDPR (Article 27), you may contact their EU representative at Wix Online Platforms Limited, 1 Grant’s Row, Dublin 2 D02HX96, Ireland.

For the purposes of UK GDPR (Article 27), you may contact their UK representative at Wix.Com (UK) Limited, Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1DD, United Kingdom.

3. Podia Labs, Inc. Education Software Provider

BODYA Websites use the services of Podia Labs, Inc. ( or Podia). Please read carefully the Privacy Policy of Podia Labs, Inc. ( prior to accessing or using our Services and make sure you fully understand their practices in relation to your Personal Information.  If you read and fully understand the Privacy Policy of Podia Labs, Inc., and remain opposed to their practices, you must immediately leave and discontinue all use of any of our Services.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding their policy, please contact Podia Labs, Inc. (see contact information below).

Podia Labs, Inc. contact information:

Podia Labs, Inc.
PO Box 4668, PMB 96490
New York, NY, 10163

Online Community, public forum & User content

Personal Information

Our Services offer publicly accessible blogs, communities and support forums. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide in any such areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your Personal Information from our blogs, communities or forums, feel free to contact us here. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information from such areas. For example, if you use a third party application to post a comment (e.g., the Facebook social plugin application) while logged in to your related profile with such third party, you must login into such application or contact its provider if you want to remove the Personal Information you posted on that platform. 

In any event, we advise against posting any Personal Information (via any means) you don’t wish to publicize.  If you post your own content on our Site or Services, your posting may become public and BODYA cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

If you upload any user content including your comments and pictures to your User Account or post it on your User Website and provide it in any other way as part of the use of any Service, you do so at your own risk. 

We have put adequate security measures in place to protect your Personal Information.  However, we cannot control the actions of other Users or members of the public who may access your User Content, and are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures you or we may have placed on your User Website (including, for instance, password-protected areas on your User Website). You understand and acknowledge that, even after its removal by you or us, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if any third parties (including any of your Users-of-Users) have copied or stored such User Content. To clarify, we advise against uploading or posting any information you do not wish to be public.

Use of Third Party Websites

Links to other websites and services

Our Services may contain links to other websites or services owned or operated by entities not affiliated with us. ​Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every website and service you visit before providing your Personal Information. 


Security of My Personal Information


We have implemented reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee security.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at or here.

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