In providing the facility to enquire about our products via this website, Neighbourhood Midwives collects information about you. In doing so, we take your privacy and our obligations under the data protection legislation very seriously. You have a right to expect a website to disclose its privacy policies – how your personal information is collected, used and shared. You also have a responsibility to choose which sites you feel comfortable disclosing such information to.
In order to comply with our obligations, Neighbourhood Midwives must obtain your consent to the use of your personal information. Please ensure therefore that you read the following statement carefully. Enquiries about our products through the Neighbourhood Midwives web site will be taken as consent to certain uses of your information.
Item A: Access to Registration Information
Neighbourhood Midwives will under no circumstances give access to your registration information to any third party for any purpose, either commercial or otherwise. Consistent with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, your information is maintained in what we believe to be a well protected environment. Neither Neighbourhood Midwives any other website operator can, however, guarantee that your information will remain secure from unauthorised access.
Item B: Public vs Confidential Information
You acknowledge that all of your submissions through the website are public and not private information. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your household. Neighbourhood Midwives specifically disclaims any liability with regard to any actions resulting from your submissions and postings to the public portion of the website. Generally, any communication which you post through the website is considered to be non-confidential. If a particular webpage or form permits the submission of information that will be treated by Neighbourhood Midwives as confidential, that fact will be stated on those pages.
Item C: Use of Public Information
By posting communications on or through the website, you automatically grant Neighbourhood Midwives a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the information alone or as part of other works in any form, media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You agree to waive any moral rights which you may have in such material.
By enquiring via this website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Neighbourhood Midwives in the ways outlined above. If, having given your consent to the use of your data, you subsequently change your mind you can stop all, or particular uses of your data by sending us an e-mail.
Information for clients:
How we use your information
- We collect and hold data about you for the purpose of providing safe and effective healthcare
- Your information may be shared with our partner organisations to audit services and help provide you with better care
- Information sharing is subject to strict agreements on how it is used
- We will only share your information outside of our partner organisations with your consent*
- If you are happy with how we use your information you do not need to do anything
- If you do not want your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care please let us know so we can amend your record appropriately
- You can object to sharing information with other health care providers but if this limits your treatment options we will tell you
- Our guiding principle is that we are holding your information in the strictest confidence
- For more information about who are our partner organisations and how your data is used please ask your midwife or telephone 020 8874 6624.
*Unless the health & safety of others is at risk, the law requires it or it is required to carry out a statutory function