Privacy Policy

Please read through the content of this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.

If you do not understand the content of this Privacy Policy or do not accept or agree with it then you must stop using the website at www.thebirthcollective.org immediately.

The Birth Collective collects and holds information about individuals (including clients, persons associated with or employed by clients, customers or business contacts) for the purpose of providing antenatal education across the world.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal and non-personal information that you provide to us. Personal information is information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual. The types of personal information collected may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number or business contact details, correspondence address and billing information. 

You may provide information to us by subscribing to our email list or requesting information through our contact form. Personal information also includes any comments, images, documents or videos that you provide or share on our website or any of our pages or other online platforms.

Students may visit the School anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Students only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Students can refuse to supply personal identification information but doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain School related activities.

How we use collected information

The School may collect and use Students’ personal identification information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
  • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Students as a group use the services and resources provided in our School.
  • To send periodic emails
  • We may use Student email addresses to send Students information and updates pertaining to their order. Student email addresses may also be used to respond to Student inquiries, questions, or other requests.

We will use your information to contact you, provide specified services that you request from us, to raise awareness about recent business related developments, or to provide you with information or event details that we feel may be of relevance or interest to you.

Sharing your personal information

We respect your right to privacy and will not disclose, share, sell or rent any personal information held about you without your consent, except to external service providers who have been engaged by us to assist in the provision of services to our clients and customers.

Where we have outsourced a function or activity to an external service provider we will only disclose personal information that the service provider needs to undertake that function or activity, and we require external service providers to agree to keep your personal information secure and we enter into confidentiality agreements for this purpose.

We will share your personal information where we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal requirements or obligations, any request from the government, or where it is necessary in order to enforce or protect our own rights, your safety or that of others, or where it is deemed necessary to investigate fraud.

We may also share your personal data in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or into another company.

Third party websites

Student may find advertising or other content in our School that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our School. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Student, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Your rights to the information that we hold

You have a right to access your information and to rectify any part which is inaccurate or incorrect. You also have a right to ask us to delete any information we hold about you or to restrict how your information is processed. If you wish to request a copy of the information we hold about you or make any changes then please contact us at [email protected]

It is important to us that the information we maintain and use is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If at any time your personal details change, please let us know so we can update our records.

How and where do we process your information?

Any personal information that we collect will be processed and stored securely. We will not keep information for longer than is required with regard to the purpose for which it was collected and will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information when it is no longer required.

This website is located within and operates from the United Kingdom and the relevant laws of the United Kingdom will apply to all matters arising from your use of this website or in any way connected with this website.

Any personal information that we collect will be held within the UK.

If you are accessing this site from outside of the UK you acknowledge and agree that any personal information you provide will be processed as set out in this Privacy Policy and will be processed in accordance with the laws of the UK which may be less stringent than the legal requirements in your own country.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred (through your browser) from a website to the hard drive of your computer. The cookie identifies your browser but will not let a website know any personal data about you, such as your name and/or address. These files are then used by websites to identify when users revisit that website.

Our website uses cookies so that we can recognise you when you return and personalise your settings and preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change your browser settings either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. Please note that our website may not operate efficiently if you refuse to accept cookies.

We also use Google Analytics to monitor how the website is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the website, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the website, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer's hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.

Marketing communications

If you opt in to receive marketing communications from us you consent to the processing of your data to send you such communications, which may include newsletters, blog posts, surveys and information about new events. We retain a record of your consent.

You can choose to no longer receive marketing communications by contacting us at [email protected] or clicking unsubscribe from a marketing email. If you do unsubscribe to marketing communications, it may take up to 5 business days for your new preferences to take effect. We shall therefore retain your personal data in our records for marketing purposes until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us.

Children

This website is not intended to be accessed by visitors under the age of 13 and consequently we do not intentionally collect information from any visitor who is under the age of 13. In the event we discover that a person under the age of 13 has accessed our site and provided personal information than we shall attempt to delete and/or destroy such information as soon as possible.

Further information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or require more information concerning our privacy practices please contact [email protected]

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The School has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage Students to frequently check this page for any changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By enrolling in the School, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not enroll in the School. Your continued enrollment in the School following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.