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Privacy Policy


The information on the My Kind of Birth website is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified medical or health practitioner for any specific advice. My Kind of Birth does not intend in any way to provide any specific advice for your situation. Appropriate professional medical advice should be sought before taking any action in relation to any of the subject matter provided by My Kind of Birth.

About this policy

Version 1.00 May 2017

The Privacy Act 1988 requires entities bound by the Australian Privacy Principles to have a privacy policy. This privacy policy outlines the personal information handling practices of My Kind of Birth.

Information has been drawn from a variety of sources and is made available on the understanding that My Kind of Birth is not engaged in rendering professional and/or medical advice. Users should obtain any appropriate professional and medical advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

This policy is written in simple language. The specific legal obligations of My Kind of Birth when collecting and handling your personal information are outlined in the Privacy Act 1988 and in particular in the Australian Privacy Principles found in that Act. We will update this privacy policy when our information handling practices change. Updates will be publicised on our website and through our email lists.

Collection of your personal information

The personal information we collect from you depends on the dealings you have with us but may include:

Analytic, session and cookie information:

We use a range of tools provided by third parties, including Google, Bing and our web hosting company Anchor, to collect or view website traffic information. These sites have their own privacy policies. We also use cookies and session tools to improve your experience when accessing our websites.

The information collected by these tools may include the IP address of the device you are using and information about sites that IP address has come from, the pages accessed on our site and the next site visited. We use the information to maintain, secure and improve our websites and to enhance your experience when using them. In relation to Google Analytics you can opt out of the collection of this information using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Social networking services

We use social networking services such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to communicate with the public about our work. When you communicate with us using these services we may collect your personal information, but we only use it to help us to communicate with you and the public. The social networking service will also handle your personal information for its own purposes. These sites have their own privacy policies.

Email lists

We collect your email and, if you provide it, other contact details when you subscribe to our email lists. We only use this information for the purpose of sending you regular updates on My Kind of Birth activities, and to administer the lists.

Storage and security of personal information

My Kind of Birth holds personal information in a number of ways including electronic databases and email contact lists. Reasonable steps are to:

  • ensure that any personal information held is accurate, up-to-date and relevant
  • any stored personal information is secure from unauthorized access, disclosure and misuse
  • destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for purposes permitted by the APPs

Accessing and correcting your personal information

  • Subscribers to newsletters can unsubscribe and or opt out via the link at the bottom of every newsletter or change their details by contacting: [email protected]
  • You can also ask us to update or correct your personal information at any time by editing your details in the membership portal or contacting us by email: [email protected]

For any other personal information that we may possess, under the Privacy Act (Australian Privacy Principles 12 and 13) you have the right to ask for access to personal information that we hold about you, and ask that we correct that personal information. You can ask for access or correction by contacting us and we must respond within 30 days. If you ask, we must give you access to your personal information, and take reasonable steps to correct it if we consider it is incorrect, unless there is a law that allows or requires us not to.

Disclosure of personal information

We may share your personal information with financial institutions for processing payments and affiliate partners for the purpose of identifying referrals.

Supplied information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless you have requested this.

We will not disclose information that personally identifies you to any third party other than as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Unless required by law, we will not use your email or other addresses for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.

Change in our privacy policy

We will review this privacy policy from time to time and inform members and other individuals of any changes to this policy by placing the revised policy on our website.

How to make a complaint

If you wish to complain to us about how we have handled your personal information you should complain in writing. If you need help lodging a complaint, you can contact us.

How to contact us

You can contact us by:

email: [email protected]

phone: 0450 000 786

mail: PO Box 309, Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032