Privacy Policy

On this Page:

  1. Our Midwifery Practice PRIVACY STATEMENT: a short summary of our full Midwifery Practice PRIVACY POLICY.
  2. Our Website Privacy Policy.
  3. A link to our full Midwifery Practice PRIVACY POLICY in PDF format.

Our Midwifery Practice PRIVACY STATEMENT

This midwifery practice group is bound by law and professional ethics to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.

This includes:

  • Collecting only the information that may be necessary for your care;
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records;
  • Safeguarding the medical records in our possession;
  • Sharing information with other health-care providers and organizations on a “need-to-know” basis where required for your health care;
  • Disclosing information to third parties only with your express consent, or as permitted or required by law; and
  • Retaining/destroying records in accordance with the law.

You will be asked to sign a consent form that gives your consent for our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to your care.

You have the right to see your records. You may also obtain copies of your records. Please speak to your midwife if you have any concerns about the accuracy of your records.

If you would like to discuss our privacy policy in more detail, or have specific questions or complaints about how your information is handled, please speak to your midwife.

Our Website Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
https://www.stjacobsmidwives.on.ca/

This website is owned by:
St. Jacobs Midwives

This website is built on a WordPress platform.

Summary: We respect your privacy

We collect minimal personal information on this website. We do not and will not sell nor share your personally-identifiable information (like your Name, Email Address, Telephone Number) outside of our organization.

  • Contact Forms: To help you to contact us easily, we use contact forms on this website. Before submitting your personal information through a Contact Form, we ask you to review and consent to this Privacy Policy.
  • Comments Forms: We do not offer the opportunity to submit WordPress comments on this website. To submit a comment, or provide us with feedback, please email us or use our Contact Form.
  • Newsletters: We do not send newsletters through this website. We do not offer the option for visitors to subscribe to receive emails on this website.
  • Anonymous User Data Collection for Analytics: We connect to a Google Analytics account to collect anonymous data that helps us understand how visitors use this website and how we can improve their experience.
  • Cookies: Like all WordPress-based websites, this website uses Cookies.
  • Imbedded Content: This site sometimes uses imbedded content like YouTube videos.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

To help you to contact us easily, we use contact forms on this website. Before submitting your personal information through a Contact Form, we ask you to review and consent to this Privacy Policy.

In order to enable us to contact you directly, we collect your Name, Email Address, and Telephone Number. This information is stored in our WordPress database.

We do not request personal health information through our form.

Cookies

To improve your experience on this website, we use “cookies”. All WordPress-based websites use Cookies—Cookies are an industry standard and most websites today use them.

What is a Cookie? A Cookie is a small text file with an ID tag that our website sends to your computer. While you are browsing, your website browser stores the cookie and will continue to store it after you leave the website. The cookie text file contains data that helps our website to keep track of your movements within the site and respond to your needs based on that information. For instance, it can help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, preferences, and other customization functions.

Cookies for User Accounts:

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.

Cookies for Google Analytics:

Google Analytics services cannot function without the use of cookies. These Cookies record data about the visitor’s activity, which is then sent to Google. Google presents summaries of this data in analytical reports.

Cookies for Comments:

WordPress websites do use Cookies as part of their Comment Form functionality. However, we do not offer the opportunity to submit comments on this website. To submit a comment, or send us feedback, please email us or use our Contact Form.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages and Posts 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Collecting visitor analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to record visitor activity. Google Analytics transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google then presents summaries of this data in analytical reports. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use analytics reports provided by Google Analytics to help us to see general patterns—to understand how people use this website, what content they access most frequently, and other information that helps us to continuously improve the website to better serve our users.

Who we share your data with

We do not and will not share your personally identifiable data—meaning the data you give us, like your Name, Email address and Telephone number—with anyone!

As noted in the Analytics section, we do share anonymous visitor traffic data with Google.

How long we retain your data

Contact Forms: If you submit your personal information through a Contact Form, the data and its metadata are retained indefinitely in the WordPress database. This is so we can export a file of the personal data you have submitted to us at your request.

Registered Users: For users who 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 we send your data

Contact Forms: If you choose to use the Contact Forms on this website, you must enter personal information, including your Name, Email address, and Telephone number. We do not send this information with anyone outside of our organization. This data is stored in our WordPress database. It is also emailed to our office.

How we protect your data

We use a Security Certificate on this website to create a secure connection between your browser and our website. You can see evidence of this Security Certificate on the address bar with the green lock and “HTTPS” address.

We use a Security plugin on this website to provide additional security features that help to protect the website and access to your data through the WordPress Control Panel.

Privacy Policy Updates

Published: Feb 2020