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Terms and Conditions – Hypnobirthing Courses


All payments are to be made upon reservation, The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School reserves the right to cancel your space on the course should payment not be received within 48 hours of us confirming your space on the course.

Where travelling expenses are included, these will worked at the time of enquiry and payment needs to be included along with the course payment.

The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School will provide you with an invoice at the time of booking.

Participant Cancellation

Should your baby arrive before the course is due to take place or in the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, the course fee will be repaid back into the original bank account from which payment was made. Under no other circumstances will we be able to provide a refund.

Should you need to cancel or change the course dates in-between 15 and 0 calendar days prior to the first course date 100% of the course fee will apply.

Should you need to cancel or change the course dates in-between 30 and 16 calendar days prior to the first course date 50% of the course fee will apply.  

Should you need to make any cancellations or changes to the course dates at least 31 calendar days prior to your first course date an administration fee of £10 will be charged.


The participants agree that Laura Thompson and The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School will hold your details securely on file and computer and, in accordance with the GDPR Act 2018, you have the right to view, amend or delete your individual file by giving at least seven days’ written notice. We treat and respect your personal data and treat it with the utmost care and only keep relevant information in order for us to be able to process your booking. Under no circumstances do we sell or give your information to a 3rd party.


Using hypnobirthing techniques is not a substitute for the advice or the presence during birth or any part of pregnancy of a qualified medical practitioner. Hypnobirthing does not represent an alternative to appropriate medical care or medical advice by a professional in any way.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the use of hypnobirthing by you or a third party you should discuss this with your medical caregiver. It is important that you discuss with a medical professional about the safety and appropriateness of the programme prior to you taking part in the course.

Laura Thompson, The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School, its trainers or its representatives accepts no responsibility or liability for the inappropriate use of hypnobirthing techniques, complications or harm to you or any third party resulting from hypnobirthing techniques as a substitute for medical advice.

Hypnobirthing is intended to act as an aid to help increase the comfort of pregnancy and the birthing process and is not in any way a guarantee or promise of your expected, desired or actual outcome of pregnancy and the birthing process in any way.

Taking part in our hypnobirthing classes in part or in total by any person or third party is undertaken with the understanding by all persons or third party that no litigation or legal action can be taken and that no form of compensation or payment will be claimed or applied for at any time now or in the future against Laura Thompson, The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing Company and its trainers and representatives under any circumstances.


All bookings of one of our hypnobirthing courses assumes full and informed compliance to agree with all of our terms and conditions of sale.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is respected and is very important to us and The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School is committed to protecting all of your personal data.

This privacy policy explains all the personal data that we collect from you and how we use it. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time therefore it is important that you check this page occasionally.

This privacy policy has been written to provide you with the following information:

  • What data we collect from you
  • How we use your personal data
  • How we collect your personal data from you
  • Your legal rights relating to your personal data

The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School is the controller and is responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as ‘The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School’, ‘we’, ‘us’).

What type of data do we collect from you?

Data for legitimate interests

The personal data that The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School may include, but is not limited to:

  • Contact Names
  • Addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers

If you are an expectant parent, we will also collect the date that your baby is due to be born and we may also keep a record of your baby’s name and date of birth.

Under no circumstances do we, or never will, sell any of the personal data that we collect from you.

How we will collect your personal data

We collect information about you and any third parties such as your partner and birth partner when you use our website, for example when you contact us about our courses.

Other methods of collecting data

The methods in which we collect data may include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct contact from existing/potential clients
  • Publicly listed information (for example, company addresses)

How we use your personal data

All the data that we collect is specifically for legitimate purposes; these may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing our products and services to you when you order them
  • Booking you onto a The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School course
  • Contacting you if we need to obtain or provide any additional information to do with your booking
  • Ensuring that the information that we hold about you is up to date and accurate
  • Checking that you are happy with what we are offering

We ensure that all personal data is only used for legitimate purposes, and only when your interests and fundamental rights do not override our legitimate interests.


Occasionally we use remarketing to further share information with you. This involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website, we then use a third party to share further information about our products and services. If you have consented to the use of our cookies you may see advertisements for our products on other websites. Please read more about cookies in our Cookies Policy.

Your Privacy Rights

You have the following rights:

  • The right to ask for a copy of personal data that we hold about you (the right of access)
  • The right to request that we delete personal data held on you; where we no longer have a legal reason to retain it (the right of erasure or to be forgotten) – This may result in your contract being cancelled if the information that you have asked us to delete is required for the contract for your booking
  • The right to ask us to update or correct any out of date or incorrect personal data that we may hold about you (the right of rectification).
  • The right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you and object to us using/ holding any of your personal data if we have no legitimate reasons to do so (the right to object).
  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to ‘restrict processing of data’, which means that we need to secure and retain the data for your benefit but not otherwise use it (the right to restrict processing).
  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to supply you with some of the personal data we hold about you in a structured- machine-readable format and/or to provide a copy of the data in such a format to another organisation (the right to data portability)

The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing Schools contact details are listed within the contact section, if you wish to discuss any part of the policy and we will come back to you within 28 days.

Cookie Policy

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work correctly
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the website
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the computer, phone or tablet that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we assume that this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with using cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our website you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would need it to.

We MAY use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you are concerned around cookies relating to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.