At Men Having Babies we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information on our site or through related forms, how we use it, how we keep it secure, and the conditions under which we may disclose or share some of this information with others.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page to ensure you understand any changes. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.
Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to Team@MenHavingBabies.org. Who We Are?
Since our incorporation as a nonprofit in 2012, Men Having Babies has been the leader in providing education and financial assistance for men choosing to start their families through gestational surrogacy. The organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) annually provides dozens of couples with over a million dollars worth of cash grants, discounts and free services from over fifty leading service providers. Each year over a thousand attendees benefit from unbiased guidance and access to a wide range of relevant service providers at its monthly workshops and conferences worldwide. We believe that when done ethically, surrogacy can be a positive, affirmative, and empowering arrangement for everyone involved. Therefore we have been actively engaged in creating an ethical framework and best practices for surrogacy. We are gay parents and surrogates who got together to make the dream of parenthood a wider reality for more gay men — and in the process to make society a better place for all.How do we collect information?
We obtain information when individuals subscribe to our mailing list, submit a survey, register for a program or sign up to be a volunteer.
How we collect your information:
We use iContact, which is GDPR compliant
, to manage our mailing lists and directory.
We use Alchemer (formerly Survey Gizmo), which is also GDPR compliant
, to collect information on forms such as:
• Conference Registration Forms
• Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) Applications
• Consultation Requests
• Volunteer Submissions
• Photo Release Forms
• Survey’s for both potential parents and parents.
• GPAP Pledges for providers
• Conference Sponsorship for providers
• Speaker Requests for Providers
Please note that MHB does not track website pages accessed, nor do we use tracking by way of cookies. What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect includes but is not limited to full name, address, phone number email address, IP Address, as well as any additional information explicitly listed in our specific forms. If you make a donation online or sign up for a program that has an associated fee, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processor (Stripe or PayPal), who specialized in the secure online capture and processing of credit / debit card transactions. We Do Not Sell, Trade or Disclose Your Personal Information
Men Having Babies, Inc. does not share, sell or trade any personal or individual information that it collects to third parties other than in the course of completing a transaction that you have requested.
MHB does make some collected data available for statistical analysis by academic institutions or for the analysis of trends important for our members. These analyses are done on data from which personal or identifying information was eliminated.
Some of MHB’s events are organized in collaboration with community partners, in which case MHB will list that information on our website and event registration pages. Prior to sharing any information with these organizations, their respective privacy policies will be available for review on our website.
We also partner with organizations that assist us in screening applications from their respective countries, in which case they all signed a non-disclosure agreement with us. Removing Your Information from Our Database
If at any time you wish to revoke your consent to provide MHB part or all of the information you provided, or wish to have your entire personal information removed from our database, please email Team@MenHavingBabies.org and we will make the necessary changes to your account.