Privacy Policy

BirthWatch is a Facebook Application companion to the DoulaMatch doula referral website.  Both applications are developed and supported by KPEC Group, LLC ("KPEC").

Your privacy is critically important to us. At KPEC we have a few fundamental principles:

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

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KPEC Group LLC (“KPEC”) operates several websites including and The BirthWatch Facebook App. It is KPEC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, KPEC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. KPEC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how KPEC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, KPEC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

KPEC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. KPEC does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to KPEC’s websites choose to interact with KPEC in ways that require KPEC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that KPEC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who submit a doula testimonial on to provide their real name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with KPEC – by listing a doula profile, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, KPEC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with KPEC. KPEC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

KPEC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, KPEC may monitor the most popular doulas on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. KPEC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, KPEC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

KPEC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on KPEC’s behalf or to provide services available at KPEC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using KPEC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. KPEC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, KPEC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when KPEC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of KPEC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an KPEC website and have supplied your email address, KPEC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with KPEC and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. KPEC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Advertising

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. KPEC uses cookies to help KPEC identify and track visitors, their usage of KPEC website, and their website access preferences. KPEC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using KPEC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of KPEC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a your prior visits to our website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page at . Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page here .

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, KPEC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in KPEC’s sole discretion. KPEC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.