Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 13, 2014

MamaViews.com, RateMyBabyNurse.com and RateMyDoula.com (collectively, the “Site”) is concerned about the privacy of visitors to and users of the Site. References in this Privacy Policy to “we”, “us”, “MamaViews” or “RYBN” refer to RYBN LLC, a New York limited liability company. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.

Information and Use of Information Collected.

We may store information you submit to or through the Site. We use the information to provide user support, communicate with you, improve Site quality and functionality, display advertising deemed relevant to you, backup computer systems operating the Site, and comply with legal obligations. We may also collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your activities through your IP address, computer setting or most recently visited URL. We may also ask you to provide some non-personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your age, household income, buying preferences, etc. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us by, for example, establishing an account or filling out a survey or registration form as is required to submit a report on providers of baby nurses, doulas, midwives, breastfeeding experts/support, childbirth classes or other providers to establish a provider profile, or to submit other text, content, ratings, reviews, messages, data, images and other information to the Site (“User Content”).

The types of information that may be so requested include your name, address, zip code, company or other affiliation, telephone number and e-mail address as well as information necessary to process payments to us in connection with our services should such payments be required. This information is requested for our business and other related purposes and, in general, is used only for the purpose for which such information was provided. (In this regard, please note that your email address will be used to contact you in the event that another user of the Site utilizes the private message feature of our Site to send you a message, including an inquiry regarding the baby nurse, doula, midwife, breastfeeding expert/support, childbirth class or other provider about which you may have submitted a review on the Site.) We may also use your voluntarily submitted information to deliver to you other information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners, or for purposes of trend analysis, pattern detection and site administration.

Reports, information contained in provider profiles, content posted to the forum sections of the Site and other User Content submitted for display on the Site (including your user name or state but excluding your other account registration information that is not otherwise submitted for display on the Site as part of a provider profile or otherwise by a provider in response to a report) are intended to be for public consumption, may be displayed on the Site in whole or in part or published in other media, and may be disseminated to a wider audience through third party relationships, sites and services. If you do not wish for such information to be shared with others or are otherwise legally restricted in doing so, you should not submit such information to us or post it on the Site.

Your information may also be used to contact you when necessary and may be shared with other companies that may want to contact you with offers consistent with your stated preferences as we may gather from time to time. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from RYBN and other entities by following the instructions set forth in the opt-out section below or as may otherwise be incorporated into specified pages of the Site or other email communications to users. Non-personal demographic and profile data may be used by us to tailor your experience on the Site, showing you content we think you might be interested in. This information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate non-personal basis. From time to time, we may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site.

Use of Cookies.

When you view our Web site we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our Site. Cookies are not used by us to spy on you or otherwise to invade your privacy, but are intended to help you navigate our Site as easily as possible. Further, we may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from having to reenter all your registration data at each time you connect to our Site.

We may from time to time use an outside advertisement server company to display ads on our site. These ads may also contain cookies. The advertisement server company may collect cookies received with outside banner ads. We do not have access to information that would confirm the use of cookies by the advertisement server company.

Information Corrections; Updates.

When you provide any personally identifying information to us, you affirm that you are knowingly and voluntarily providing us the information. If you wish to change or update your personal information, you should resubmit such information at the Site. However, to the extent such information is also stored on other databases, we cannot always guarantee that such corrections or deletions will reach all such other databases, although we will take commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.

Security.

Our Site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alternation of the information under our control and we will take commercially reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information. Please note, however, that, as no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of the information that you may choose to transmit.

Notice to Parents and Other Guardians.

Our Site is not intended for users under the age of 18. Furthermore, we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children (e.g., individuals under the age of 13). If a child has furnished personally identifiable information to us via this Site, that child’s parent or legal guardian should contact us by email at admin@mamaviews.com if they would like the information submitted by the child to be deleted from our records. We will use all commercially reasonable efforts to delete any such information from our records.

Other Web Sites and Links.

Users of our Site should be aware that when they are on our site, they may be directed to other websites that are beyond our control, including for purposes of processing any payments. These other sites may collect data or solicit personal information. Access to any such other Internet sites linked to the Site is at the user’s own risk. The existence of any link on the Site or other reference to another website maintained by a third party shall not be deemed to be an endorsement or review by RYBN of such third party or any material, website, policies or other information, and shall not imply nor create any relationship between RYBN and the owner or operator of such linked website or information source.

Further Use of Information for Compliance Purposes.

Please also note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose personal and non-personal information we gather (i) as reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, law enforcement instructions and orders or other applicable law and legal requirements; (ii) to the extent required to permit us to investigate, prevent or identify any suspected conduct which we may deem improper or otherwise in violation of our Site’s Terms of Use; or (iii) to protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our affiliates, or the public.

Opt-Out Procedure.

You may opt-out of receiving communications from our partners and from us by sending an email to admin@mamaviews.com.

Changes to Privacy Policy.

We may change our policy with respect to how we use your personal information as well as the features of our Site and the methods employed to gather information from the use thereof. Amendments to this statement will be posted at the Site on this page and/or any other page on the Site in which this statement is contained. If we make a material change to our Privacy Policies, we will notify account holders by email or otherwise post a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your other dealings with the Site, you may also contact us at admin@mamaviews.com.

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