We are FindADoula.org, the ultimate Doula and Birth Services directory. Our website address is: https://findadoula.org
We do not ask you for personal information unless it is needed for you to register with our website or complete transactions.
We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
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.
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.
The information you enter on our contact forms is not stored unless there is an ongoing issue being addressed or abuse of our services.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
We collect statistics about the behavior of visitors on our website, including information such as your IP address and the user-agent text identifying the type of web browser you use to view the site.
This is mainly for research purposes to identify where around the globe that our website is being accessed. It also helps us optimize our website for various browsers so that we are sure every member and searcher has the same experience.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, 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. If you decide to delete your account, all information pertaining to the account (user profile and testimonials) will be permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved.
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.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all registered users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging in and going to ‘Edit Profile’ or going to the ad you have placed and clicking “Edit”.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
At our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback on these websites.
We do not transfer, sell or otherwise trade your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Please visit our Terms and Conditions page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.