Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to us and we will do our utmost to uphold security on this site (and offline) to protect your personal information. Your personal information will not be given to third parties without your consent. According to the new EU GDPR law, you have the right to be informed, right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure/to be forgotten, right to restrict processing, right to data portability, right to object and rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.




By using Karoliina Valontaival’s website you are giving permission to gathering your personal information and using it as outlined below. If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, the website, or your user experience regarding the website, please contact us through the contact form.




The following privacy policy is for the website Note that this privacy policy only covers this website. We use a third-party platform for bookings, and they have their own privacy policy here.  All payments in the booking system go through Bambora Payform, a payment service gateway, and they have their own privacy policy here.



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a) name
b) email address
c) postal address
d) phone number


We will ask for this information in our contact form, email opt-in form, and booking system.



We will use the above personal information to:

a) reserve a place for you in the class or workshop that you registered for

b) for communications: to contact you about your purchase; send you information about the course, workshop, or class of your choice; to inform about any changes or cancellations

c) if you signed up for the email list, we will send you information about upcoming events, offers and discounts, news, and other information and inspiration we believe to be relevant to the content and interesting to you

d) keep a list of who attended each workshop or class, as in the future someone might want to apply for the 5Rhythms teacher training, so we need to have a record of attendees to affirm the applicant’s prerequisite hours.



When you create an account for the booking system, you can sign in and view your personal information as well as see your purchase history.



We will send you information about upcoming events, offers and discounts, news, and other information and inspiration we believe to be relevant to the content and interesting to you.

We have two email lists (and both are available in both Finnish and English):

  • monthly newsletter (1 email per month)
  • offers, discounts, announcements (0-2 emails per month)

You may change your subscription options or unsubscribe at any time.

The monthly newsletter includes upcoming events (and how to sign up) and inspiring content to juice up your dance and life.

The announcements email list is for special offers, discounts, to remind you of an early bird deadline or promote events. We will not spam you and we will keep email communications to a minimum.

You may register for the email list:

  • separately through an opt-in form
  • in our online shop: when registering for a class or workshop online
  • in class: you may give your email address to us at the door to be added to our email list

You may unsubscribe from the list at any time using the unsubscribe links provided.

Our newsletter service is provided by MailChimp, a third party service. Your details will not be given to or used by MailChimp or anyone else, or for anything else than what you signed up for.




We will not give, rent, or sell your personal details to anyone else. Ever.

We have a SSL-certificate and other security measures in place to ensure a high degree of security and privacy, both for your personal information and for the website in general. We do everything we can to also protect any personal information that may be stored offline. However nothing on the internet is 100% secure, and while we do our best to avoid security breaches, we do not take responsibility for hacks and other security issues or attacks.




When you visit this website, cookies may be saved onto your computer. A cookie is a small file that is used for technical purposes to facilitate the use of this website. We use cookies to collect user statistics and to save any settings you may have when you visit this website. Unless otherwise mentioned, we will never use cookies to collect personal data. If you do not accept the use of cookies, you may disable them from your browser, but in this case we then cannot guarantee the full working of this website.



We use third party applications and services on this website to:

  • enable you to share content across social media platforms
  • invite friends to our events
  • use the social login option (i.e. use your login details for a specific social media platform to create an account with us)

All of these third party applications have their own privacy policies and ways of collecting personal information, which are not governed by this privacy policy statement.



The payment gateway for our Digital Booker booking system is Bambora Payform. They too have their own privacy policy.



This website may include links to third-party websites. These websites are not within our jurisdiction nor covered by this privacy policy. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective service before sending any personal information.




A trademark is a word, logo, slogan, color, or shape through which a product or service can be identified and differentiated.

This website uses both Karoliina Valontaival’s own logos and trademarks as well as those of 5Rhythms Global (5rhythms®, Waves, Heartbeat, Cycles, Mirrors, 5Rhythms Sweat). All of these logos and trademarks are the valuable and important property of their respective businesses.

Karoliina Valontaival has a license to use the 5Rhythms® logos and trademarks. She is an accredited 5Rhythms® teacher.

Unless otherwise specified on this website, all logos, product names, and trademarks are owned by either Karoliina Valontaival or 5Rhythms Global and protected by international law. None of these can be used without the prior consent in writing from the party in question.



The copyrights of this website, including all content (documents, text, images, graphics, audiovisuals, and other elements) are the property of Karoliina Valontaival and protected by Finnish and international copyright law. All rights reserved.

The website may have photos and other content (such as music) that are under third-party copyrights.

The website or any part of it (excluding the exception below) may not be reproduced, copied, borrowed, saved, altered or in any other way used for commercial purposes without prior written consent from Karoliina Valontaival. You may not make any changes to this website.

For personal, non-commercial use only: you may read, print, and share content published on this website on the following terms:  you do not alter the content, you state the source of what you share. Do not copy the content of your website and present it as your own. Use the information or content in a way that upholds the integrity and reputation of both the 5Rhythms trademark and Karoliina Valontaival’s work.

For journalists and press releases and other public documents (like news articles): you may use the information and content on this website, provided you mention the source. You may not alter the content. Use the information or content in a way that upholds the integrity and reputation of both the 5Rhythms trademark and Karoliina Valontaival’s work.



We use music in classes, workshops and events and we may also share these on online services such as Mixcloud or Spotify.

Music is such an essential part of the work that we believe we must also protect the copyrights of the artist whose work we use. Karoliina Valontaival has all the appropriate licenses with the local Finnish music copyrights agency, Teosto, for both recording music and playing music publicly. We only play legally-sourced music.



The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Karoliina Valontaival takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control nor for any security breaches or attacks (though we do our utmost to prevent them). We reserve the right to modify the website and this privacy policy at any time.



By participating in classes, courses, or workshops, you agree to attend at your own risk both physically and emotionally and take out your own insurance to cover physical injury or accidents. We are not responsible for any illnesses, physical injuries, or emotional upheavals resulting in the need for psychotherapy. Despite the healing power of the services provided by Karoliina Valontaival, they are not therapy nor do they replace counseling or therapy with a licensed therapist. While dancing, you may also awaken difficult emotions or memories, and going through these is your responsibility and needs to happen with a therapist. You are responsible for your own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing both during the course, class, or workshop and after it. Attending courses, classes, workshops requires a capacity and ability to meet and process any emotions, memories, or somatic sensations that may arise.



All significant changes to our privacy policy and terms of use in using your personal information will be updated on this page and we will notify you via email.