Privacy Policy

Who we are

At Happy-Birthing (Laura Artero) I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of anyone that contacts me via my website: www.happy-birthing.com or via any other means, phone, email or social media.

This privacy policy goes into detail about how I treat any personal data that you provide to me. But from the start I want to make it clear that I keep your data securely and I do not share any of your information with any other parties, unless I ask previously and get your consent.

I may update this policy from time to time. The latest version will always be published on this page. This version was published 20th May 2018.

What information I collect

  • Information that you provide by filling in the contact form: name, email address, message.
  • Information that you provide by filling in the registration form:
    • Your and your birth partner’s names and contact details
    • Your Age
    • Esitimated due date, sex of the baby and dates of the course.
  • If you contact me by email, records of the correspondence may be kept.

In line with these guidelines, you accept that when you contact me and / or provide me with information, you permit me to hold and use this information.

Storing of your personal data

  • Personal data that I collect from you are stored inside a locker if in paper form, in a secure folder on Dropbox, on the email system or temporarily on my computer which is password protected.
  • I keep the information you give me for seven years after your treatment (for adults), which is the length of time suggested by my professional body and required by my insurance company for client records.

How I use these data

Collecting this data allows me to plan the sessions and teach HypnoBirthing to you. It also helps me to update you on important matters and send you offers that I think may be relevant for you.

Sharing your information and confidentiality:

  • I will not share your personal information with or sell it to third-party marketers.
  • We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data: Mailchimp (which I may use to manage email subscriber lists and send emails to my subscribers. Read their privacy policy.), Dropbox.

You have rights over the information I hold about you.

These are:

  • Portability – you can request that I share your information with someone else
  • Rectification – if you believe there are any inaccuracies in my records then you can ask me to change them
  • Erasure – in certain circumstances you may have the right to ask me to remove your details from my records verbally or in writing (this is sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’)
  • Fair profiling – you can ask that any processes I automate are done by a person instead of a computer. I don’t currently automate any information processing, although I do use online forms to collect information.
  • Right of access – you can have a copy of the information I hold at any time, by requesting it in writing. If you do this, it will be provided within 30 days and free of charge.
  • Restricting processing – in some circumstances you can request that I stop processing your information
  • Objection – you can object to the way I process information (e.g. if it is used to send you direct marketing and you don’t want to receive this) and can ask me to stop using it in the way
  • Information – you have the right to understand how I collect and process your information (hence this privacy notice)

You can learn more about these rights on https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or device, which enables my website to identify your computer or device as you view our website pages. Cookies allow websites to store your preferences and track how websites are used.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer. You can use your web browser’s settings to refuse cookies if you wish.

Website Visitor Tracking Information

When you visit this website, a third party service called Google Analytics collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to identify things such as the number of visitors to my site and which pages are looked at. This information is only processed in a way which does not reveal your identity. I do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website.

Links to external websites

My website may contain links to other websites. I have no control of external websites. I am not responsible for the content of other websites, or for the protection or privacy of data you submit to them.