Terms of Use

"My Birth Story" is the trading name of the operators of this Website ("We", "Us").

The information and links provided on the My Birth Story website (the Website) have been collated by a range of people and organisations (Sources) as a service to the public. We believe that access to quality health information and self-help tools are important and that you and your family are the most important managers of your health.


We endeavour to keep the information on the Website (Information) updated on a regular basis, but cannot guarantee that it will be up to date or that the information received from the Sources is accurate.  Accordingly, We assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Information.  We are not liable for any loss or injury (however it might arise) that may result from reliance on the Information. 

External links

The Website contains links to other websites that are external to the Website (Linked Sites). While We have checked most Linked Sites for quality and accuracy, the nature of the internet means it is impossible to guarantee everything is as initially designed or checked or that all information available on the Linked Sites is accurate and reliable. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in Linked Sites and users that follow links to Linked Sites are responsible for educating themselves about the organisations that host them.  We do not, in providing links to Linked Sites or checking them, endorse them and We will not be deemed to have recommended any services offered via Linked Sites or any treatment or procedures suggested within them.  Nor are We to be deemed to corroborate any information contained within the Linked Sites.

We are likewise, not endorsing or recommending any services offered via the Website and any references to such services are for information purposes only.

The terms and conditions of use that apply to Linked Sites will be those set out in those sites and those terms and conditions may be different to these terms and conditions.  Visitors to Linked Sites should review the terms and conditions of those sites.

The information on this Website is for personal and educational use only and is provided in good faith.


This Website does not host any form of advertising and is committed to providing independent, trustworthy advice and resources. 

Medical information

You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read on this Website. The information you find here should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with, or advice from your own health professional.


We accept no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this Website. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this Website is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user’s computer system, software or data.


We are not liable for any loss or damages (including direct or indirect loss, or special or consequential loss) resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this Website, or from your reliance on the Information.

My Birth Story are not a clinical service and encourage you to seek professional support should you need it.  Please visit our External Resources page for support options.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how We may collect, store, use, and disclose any personal information that you provide to us when using this Website. Your continued use of this Website provides your unconditional consent to us collecting, storing, using, and disclosing your personal information in the manner set out below. This privacy policy is subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, our terms of use.


In this privacy policy ‘We’, ‘us’, and ‘our’ refers to the operators of this Website trading as "My Birth Story".


We may collect your personal information (including, without limitation, your name, email address, phone number, and postal address) when you use this Website.  You may decide not to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide it, We may not be able to provide you with access to certain information or services.

Automated collection

When you visit this Website, We may use automated technology (such as usage monitoring software, cookies, and sessions) to collect and store certain information about your visit.


A cookie is a small portion of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future the cookie data can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

Your web browser can be set to notify you when cookies are used or to refuse cookies. You can access these settings in your web browser. If you do choose to adjust your browser to not accept cookies you may experience some loss in functionality.

For more information on how to adjust your web browser settings for cookies see www.aboutcookies.org

For a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy see www.youronlinechoices.com

Please note:

  • Accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or personal information stored on your hard drive under any circumstances.
  • Although you can configure your web browser to not accept cookies, if you do so you may experience a resulting loss of functionality of this Website

We are not responsible for the use of cookies by third party service providers. When using third party services from this Website, We encourage you to review each such website’s privacy statements and cookie policies to understand how personal information and cookies are used and dealt with by those third parties.

Use and disclosure

We will not use or disclose your personal information except in accordance with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.  We may use your personal information to:

  • Communicate with you;
  • Analyse usage of this Website;
  • Provide you with further information, news, and promotional material; and
  • Improve the content of this Website and to customise this Website to your preferences.

We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties.  Your personal information will be made available internally for the above purposes and We will not  disclose your personal information to third parties unless you have given us prior approval.  By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our using and disclosing your personal information in the manner set out above.

We will only use or disclose personal information that you have provided to us, or which We have obtained about you:
for the above-mentioned purposes;

  • If you have authorised us to do so;
  • If We have given you notification of the intended use or disclosure and you have not objected to that use or disclosure;
  • If We believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for national security in the performance of their functions;
  • If We believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce any legal rights We may have, or is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of us, our customers, or others; or
  • If We are authorised, required or permitted by law to disclose the information.

Storage and security

We will be the party that collects and stores personal information via this Website. We will take reasonable efforts to protect personal information that We hold from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.   

Right to access and correct

You may request access to, or correction of, any personal information We hold about you by contacting us at mybirthstorynz@gmail.com.

To ensure that the personal information We hold about you is accurate and current, please notify us of any changes to your personal information as soon as possible.

Changes to our Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise this privacy policy and our terms of use at any time. Such changes will take effect immediately once published on this Website.  Please check this privacy policy and the terms of use regularly for modifications and updates.  If you continue to use this Website or if you provide any personal information after We post changes, this will indicate your acceptance of any such changes.
This privacy policy was last updated on 24 April 2018.