Privacy Policy

Who I am.

My website address is: http://www.hebamme-peter.de/en. I’m a free-lancing midwife and as such, by law I am hold to protect any confidential data of my clients.

What personal data are collected and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

With sending me a message via the contact form, you agree that I receive and store your data, in the sense that I don’t actively delete it. It is not shared with any third party without your consent. I might ask to pass your details on to another midwife or other professional. You will have to actively agree to entitle me to do so.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I am currently not using any tracking software.

Who we share your data with

Your information is not shared with anyone, except you want me to, e.g. to pass your contacts on to another midwife.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

It stays with me. If you write a public comment on my site, it will usually be checked through an automated spam detection service and might have to be authorised to appear.

Your contact information

…is kept secret. Unless you want me to send it to a specified third person, e.g. another midwife.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I keep everything on my access-protected devices which can all be blocked and reset from distance in case one gets stolen or lost.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If I will be notified of any data breach, especially of the data provided via the contact form, I’ll get in touch with you.

What third parties we receive data from

It’s just between you and me.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

None.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Theoretically, as a midwife I can be forced by certain German executive power officials to disclose certain bits of information. This happens generally only in cases to prevent harm from you or your baby. As long as you don’t put yourself or your baby in harms way, you should be safe from data disclosure.