Empowered Childlessness (empoweredchildless.com) 

Privacy Policy

Empowered Childlessness is 100% committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We understand how sensitive the subject of childlessness is.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting WWW.EMPOWEREDCHILDLESSNESS.COM or attending any online or in-person event, workshop or using any other online or in-person service organised by Empowered Childlessness, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

The Data Protection Act (DPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive, seek to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain such as Companies House data.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us:

You may give us information about you by filling in forms at www.empowerchildlessness.com (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you, subscribe to our online events, newsletter, sign up to receive the blog by email, comment on a post or page using the comment box, apply for a place on a workshop, course or event and in other ways. The information you give us may include your name, age, year of birth, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description, personal information about your fertility and personal history, your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus or Twitter IDs and other types of personal information.

Information we receive from other sources:

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other services we provide, for instance, any information collected about you from third party sites will be governed by their privacy policies and you should read their terms carefully before accessing this content.

We use the following third-party websites, which collect data, although we have no influence over what data each collects, or provides to us. This list is not exhaustive. We will update as and when the way we administer data using third-party services changes.

  • Facebook.com (to administer the public Empowered Childlessness Tribe Facebook page) http://www.facebook.com
  • PayPal (for sending and receiving payments) http://www.paypal.com
  • This list of third-party apps and services changes regularly and we will update it in a timely manner when it does.

Uses made of your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

The information you give to us:

We will use this information:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about; to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you.

Disclosure of your information

Empowered Childlessness does not share or sell your personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes. Should this ever change we will update you, and this privacy policy accordingly, and you would be able to opt out of any such sharing before it occurred.

We may share the bare minimum of your information with selected third parties including:

  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It will also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on secured servers, such as our webserver which hosts this website. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Requests for further information and customer satisfaction

Where you confirm you would like to receive further information or contact Empowered Childlessness (for example, by submitting your information through the contact forms on the website), Empowered Childlessness our associated companies and partner organisations will only contact you if you have opted in or indicated you want to receive information and further contact from the company or its representatives.

You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time, following the steps described below in the “Your rights” section.

Retention Period

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law. You can request deletion of your Personal Information at any time (see the section below on your right to erasure).

 Access to Personal Information We Hold About You

You may have the right to access the Personal Information we Process about you. Please note that any request to access or obtain copies of your Personal Information must be made in writing (by email is fine) and we may, depending on the applicable law, be entitled to charge a nominal fee to cover some of our administration costs. We may also ask you to verify your identity and to provide further details about your request. Please contact us at empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com

Right to rectification

We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the Personal Information we retain about you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit true, accurate and complete information to us. You have the ability to change certain information we hold about you online through third parties such as AWebber and your subscription preferences. We may from time to time send you an email update to remind you to tell us about any updates or changes to your Personal Information. You have the right to request that any inaccurate Personal Information held by or on behalf of us is corrected and any incomplete information is completed by contacting us at jody@gateway-women.com

Right to erasure

You have the right to request that we delete Personal Information that we hold about you. If you would like us to erase the Personal Information that we hold about you, please contact me at empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com 

You have the right to restrict us from Processing your Personal Information, by contacting me at empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com if:

  • you believe that the Personal Information held by us about you is not accurate, until we can verify the accuracy of such Personal Information;
  • you believe that the Processing of your Personal Information is unlawful;
  • you believe that we no longer have any reason to Process your Personal Information, except for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims, or for complying with retention obligations e.g. under tax, commercial and employment law; and
  • you object to the Processing as described in the paragraph below, unless and until we can establish that we have legitimate grounds to continue Processing your Personal Information.

Right to object to Processing

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If you would like us to stop Processing your Personal Information, you can request by contacting me at empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com 

Right to Data Portability

You may have the right to receive your Personal Information in a format that would enable you to transmit such Personal Information to another company. You can request this by contacting me at empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com 

Our site contains links to information on other websites. On websites we don’t control, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Those sites aren’t covered in this privacy policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to empoweredchildlessness@gmail.com 

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