Maternity Leave 411’s Privacy Policy

 

Updated April 2020

Your privacy is important to us.  Unless you tell us that we can disclose it or unless the law requires or permits us to disclose it, any confidential information you give us through this website will remain confidential.  This policy lets you know what information we might collect from you, and how we might use it. Any use of this website is subject to the Terms of Use contained on the site.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be reflected in a subsequent version being posted to this website. 


Information You Choose to Provide


You do not have to give us any information to use our site.  But, subject to the Terms of Use, you may choose to give us certain information such as your name, email address, and phone number, so that you may get further communications from us, such as a newsletter or blog post, announcements, client intake questionnaire, or a return phone call.  You may modify or review any information you give us by sending us an email at akiko@maternityleave411.com


If you are under age 18, please obtain parental consent prior to giving us any information.  We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  Please contact us if you have concerns regarding the potential collection of your child’s information.


Although we exercise every effort to keep your information private, data breaches are always a possibility.  In the event of a data breach, we will notify you and take measures to confirm our security.  Maternity Leave 411 will not be held liable for data breaches.  


Do Not Track
 
Maternity Leave 411 does not track its visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.  Third parties that have content embedded on Maternity Leave 411’s websites such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific website from a certain IP address.
 
Communication From Us
 
If you give us your contact information and tell us that you would like to receive materials from us, we may provide you with those materials and we may contact you by mail, e-mail or other means, subject to the Terms of Use applicable to this website.

Information Collected by Maternityleave411.com’s Platform


Maternityleave411.com uses the Wix.com platform.  For more information regarding information Wix.com may collect from you, please visit https://www.wix.com/about/privacy


Privacy Notice for California Residents
 

Updated April 2020

 

This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in our privacy policy above and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (”consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.


Information We Collect


Our website collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (”personal information”) when a consumer voluntarily provides such information via our “Contact” form. In particular, our website has collected the following categories of personal information from its consumers within the last twelve (12) months:


Category A: Identifiers


Examples: A real name, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other similar identifiers.


Collected: YES


Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).


Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.


Collected: NO


Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).


Collected: NO


Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.

  • De-identified or aggregated consumer information.

  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like: health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

 

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from you. For example, from forms you complete on our website.

 

Use of Personal Information


We may use, or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to ask a question about our services, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry. If you provide your personal information to purchase a service, we will use that information to process your payment. We may also save your information to facilitate payment plans.

  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.

  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.

  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.

  • We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

 

Sharing Personal Information


We do not disclose your personal information to third parties. However, your information may be available to third parties such as our platform, Wix.com, or once you click through links on our website, such as social media links, or when you pay invoices via Paypal.  

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose


In the preceding twelve (12) months, Maternity Leave 411 has not disclosed personal information for a business purpose.

 

Sales of Personal Information


In the preceding twelve (12) months, Maternity Leave 411 has not sold personal information.

 

Your Rights and Choices


The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

 

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights


You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.

  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.

  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.

  • The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).

 

Deletion Request Rights


You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.


We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.

  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.

  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).

  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.

  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.

  • Comply with a legal obligation.

  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

 

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights


To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by sending us a message on our website or via email at akiko@maternityleave411.com. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.


You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.

  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

  • We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

 

Response Timing and Format


We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to [45/90] days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response electronically. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, specifically by electronic mail communication.


We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.


Non-Discrimination


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you services.

  • Charge you different prices or rates for services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.

  • Provide you a different level or quality of services.

  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for services or a different level or quality of services.

 

However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
 

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DISCLAIMER: The representatives of Maternity Leave 411, LLC (“Maternity Leave 411”), including Akiko Thayer, are NOT ATTORNEYS OR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR ALL OF YOUR LEGAL NEEDS. CONSULT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR ALL MEDICAL NEEDS.  THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM MATERNITY LEAVE 411, AND/OR ITS OWNERS OR REPRESENTATIVES IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, OR MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR IS IT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL OR MEDICAL ADVICE.  The information provided by Maternity Leave 411 is designed to guide clients through the generalities of maternity and paternity procedures. The application of law varies with an individual’s specific circumstances.  Please consult an attorney for confirmation that any information or interpretation of law is accurate, current, and applicable to your situation. Maternity Leave 411 makes no claims, promises, or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website,  or otherwise conveyed in connection with this website.