Privacy & Data Protection Policies
We are delighted that you’re interested in our organization.
Data protection, your Freewill and Privacy are very important to us at Way Of The Womb.
This notice explains our online information practices and the rights you have about the way your information is collected and used, retained or deleted.
Whilst we are based in Australia and are still in a fledging status, we have nonetheless chosen to become compliant with the European GDPR because we feel that data protection in our modern global economy to be of such vital importance and because we find the new practices to be Humane and Sane.
A link to this notice is provided in the footer of every webpage (but generally not in pop-ups) and at every point where personally identifiable information is requested.
THE INFORMATION WAY OF THE WOMB COLLECTS
Depending on how you choose to interact with our website https://wayofthewomb.org you may be asked to provide personal information when requesting our services or purchasing our products.
All of the information collected during any type of registration, purchase, bookings for private sessions or consultations is strictly confidential.
Financial information is only shared with payment processors as needed.
The types of personal information collected are as follows :
- Newsletter Sign-up & Contact Form Submissions
• First Name
• Email address
> We manage our email database with MailChimp, which automatically includes a tracking pixel in every campaign that goes out, enabling open and click-through rates.
Way Of The Womb has opted out of MailChimp’s data science projects.
Every email we send includes links to either update your preferences or to unsubscribe.
> Our contact form submissions get sent to us from our web server and are automatically deleted from the server in a month.
If you ever require your data to be removed sooner than this, please let us know and we can put this into effect manually for you.
- 1: 1 Session / Consultation Bookings
• Full name (at birth and at present)
• Email address
• Date & Country of Birth
• Contact phone number or Skype address
• Shipping Address / Location for scheduling around Time Zone differences
• Your purpose for making the booking
> All additional records from client sessions, consultations or information gathered via a more comprehensive in-take form are stored in a securely locked cabinet.
If you ever require your records to be amended, transferred to another practitioner or destroyed please let Barbara Ma-El, principal participant and founder of WayOfTheWomb.org, know.
NOTE: You are never automatically added to our Newsletter after you procure a session or consultation.
- Event Registrations & Product Purchases
• Your Name
• Email address
• Billing and Shipping address/es
• Credit card or other payment information
• Time Zone / Location data when applicable
> Payment processing is performed with either Paypal or Stripe.
We do not store credit card details. These two processors never allow access to, nor ever let us lay eyes upon this information.
Our online shopping cart is powered by Ecwid with a Stripe integration.
Our customer’s order history, name, email address, phone number, shipping address, any product reviews posted, as well as abandoned cart data, are all maintained in the encrypted back-end of our Ecwid shop admin.
Financial details of our customers are not stored in this admin area.
If you ever require your customer account and / or order history to be manually deleted, just let us know.
> Our Product Reviews Application is provided by stamped.io and integrates seamlessly with Ecwid, within the same secure admin dashboard.
[ Ecwid Inc: 144 West D Street, Suite 103, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA ]
Your IP address may also be logged. IP addresses may be used in fraud prevention and/or to prosecute perpetrators of fraud or other abuses.
> We keep automated digital back-ground records of select event attendance by type and date, which includes name and email address.
We do this is to keep track of attendance numbers and repeat attendance.
If you’d like to be manually deleted, again just let us know.
NOTE: You are never automatically added to our Newsletter when you attend an event or place an order.
- + About Our Data-Collection (Booking & Registration) Forms powered by JotForm
Way Of The Womb has signed JotForm’s legally binding Data Processing Addendum, which places all Data Security responsibilities with JotForm, according to Europe’s GDPR requirements.
JotForm is a PCI DSS Service Provider Level I, making it the first - and the only - online form builder that provides the highest level of security.
[ JotForm HQ: 111 Pine St. #1815, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA ]
INFORMATION THIRD PARTY APPS & PLUG-INS COLLECT
Cookies are small text files placed on your computerised device to help both the web browser of your choice and our website provide a better user experience.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
Way Of The Womb is indexed with Google, and we occasionally track the anonymous Google Analytics data available for our website.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
You can always disable cookies in your browser. Consult the Help section of your browser or take a look at the www.AboutCookies.org website which provides guidance for all modern browsers.
- Social Media
We have integrated components and plug-ins from Facebook / Instagram (they are the same company) and Pinterest into some, but not all of our webpages on wayofthewomb.org.
Understand that if you are logged into any of these Social Media accounts when you visit these pages on wayofthewomb.org, this information is collected by these companies. This occurs wether you interact with, by way of clicking, on any of these components or not.
If this is not desirable, this can be prevented by logging out of your Social Media account/s, prior to visiting our pages.
If you do click on the “like”, “share” or “pin it” links, the specifics of information is matched to your applicable user account and is stored.
https://facebook.com/about/privacy/ describes different configuration options that have been made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook.
The data protection guideline published by Pinterest, which is available under https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.
- Youtube + Vimeo
Our publicly accessible videos are hosted on Youtube.
If you have either a Google or Youtube account and are logged into either one when you visit a page on our website that has a public Youtube video embedded into it, this information is collected by YouTube and Google and is assigned to your YouTube / Google account. This occurs wether you click-on and watch the video or not.
If the transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable ensure you are logged out your account with them.
Our private password protected videos are hosted on the Vimeo platform.
It is unclear (further research still needs to be done) wether Vimeo employs the same practices, but again, if you have a Vimeo account and you do not wish to be tracked, just log out, to ensure your privacy.
- Way Of The Womb’s Online Community Forum
This application is provided by a WordPress Plug-in : Websitetoolbox.
We have set this up as a private forum, to offer the kind of security and privacy around sensitive experiences, that closed / secret Facebook Groups do not and cannot > not at the delicate energetic levels of consciousness that *any* kind of authentic womb work inevitably begins to unravel.
Our forum is accessible only by members.
Registration is by invitation only and requires would-be members to supply a username, email address & password.
Only your email address is stored in the back-end dash-board area. As admins we never see your password, or the email address in connection with your username.
You have total control over what you post and share - any of which can be changed or deleted at any time, including your account.
- Our Commenting Application
Way Of The Womb's commenting system is powered by Disqus.
Comments can be posted either with a pre-existing Disqus, Social Media or Google account.
If you leave a comment to be published on Way Of The Womb's website, the comments are stored by the Disqus plug-in, as well as information for the date of the commentary along with your user name or pseudonym.
In addition, the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP) is also logged. This is done for security reasons in case there is a violation of third party rights, or illegal content is posted.
The data collected will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the defence of the data controller.
All our computers are password protected with the new fingerprinted security feature.
We do not use phones or tablets to access our web server, Mailchimp account or any of the plug-in dashboards detailed above.
Additionally, where ever our service providers have made it possible, we've enabled the highest levels of security with 2-factor-authentication on all our online accounts, that house your information.
If you are worried about any of this just email us.
• Last updated May 2018 •