Happy Births Privacy Notice

We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously

Happy Births complies with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by:

  • keeping personal data up to date; by storing (and destroying it) securely;

  • not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data;

  • protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure; and

  • ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

The purposes your personal data is used for

  • To deliver the services (Hypnobirthing classes) that you as our client have requested;

  • To contact you as our client as necessary in accordance with the services you have requested;

  • To contact you as our client via surveys to ascertain your opinions on the service you received from us; and

  • To maintain our own accounts and records.

Sharing of data

Your data will never be passed to a third party without your express consent, always provided that such confidentiality is neither inconsistent with our own safety or that of you as our client, your family members or other members of the public, nor in contravention of any legal action or legal requirement.

Storing of data

We store the information you provide for a period of seven years, unless you request we delete it sooner.

Our Lawful Basis for processing client personal data

When you sign up to one of the Happy Births classes, you will complete an enrolment form. This will include providing your name, address, email address, contact number, and your baby’s due date. This information is treated as sensitive personal information and it is used to give relevant information for the classes. When providing us with your contact details via telephone, email, or the ‘contact us’ form, you are giving clear consent for us to process your personal data for this specific purpose.

Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: the right to:

  • request a copy of your personal data which is held about you;

  • request that personal data is corrected if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

  • request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for Happy Births retain such data;

  • withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;

  • request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable)

  • where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

  • lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

Any questions?

Please contact us and we’d be more than happy to discuss any of the above.

 

What is GDPR?

A new EU law that changed how companies use our personal information kicked in on 25 May 2018.

This handy video from the BBC explains what GDPR is and how it affects you.