Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2023-05-14T14:44:02+00:00

Who we are

IVF North East ltd is a private limited company in the UK set up and directed by Mr Hany Mostafa, a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine (IVF). The company and its website ( were set up to convey information about the fertility and gynaecological services delivered by Mr Mostafa privately across a range of medical centres in the North East of England and to serve as an easy portal for couples interested in private treatment to send a query or find out how to book an appointment. The website also partly serves as a personal website with Mr Mostafa’s biography and research activities.

Link to Companies House company registration information:

IVF North East Ltd registered office address:

Exchange Building, 66 Church Street, Hartlepool, Cleveland, United Kingdom, TS24 7DN

Company number: 10366436

Registered nature of business: 86220 – Specialists medical practice activities.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

The data submitted in any contact forms throughout this website will be stored however we will never sell or share this data with third parties. The data in the forms such as your email address is used to allow Mr Hany Mostafa or admin staff (Dr Islam Mostafa) to reply to your query and may be forwarded to his personal assistant to advise you on dates for booking appointments.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


In accordance with European GDPR data protection policies you will see a notification when you visit our website for the first time giving you the option to opt in to accepting cookies by ticking a box. As per the notification we assume you are happy with us using cookies if you continue using the site. This notification sets up a cookie that expires after one month. Cookies are used to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. [YouTube] videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


IVF North East utilities Google analytics and Bing analytics to assess traffic flow through our website. This is used to determine the number of visitors to our website and which pages are most popular for example. We never sell data to third parties.

Who we share your data with

We do not share user data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

Data submitted through our contact forms may be retained indefinitely. This data from contact form submissions is never shared with any third parties. It is only used to allow Mr Hany Mostafa to reply to your query and may be forwarded to his personal assistant to advise you on dates for booking appointments. The data may also be visible to Dr Islam Mostafa who runs the website for IVF North East. All data submitted in our contact forms is kept confidential unless there is a danger to public health or safety or if forms are misused to cause distress in which case we reserve the right to inform the proper authorities.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or submitted a contact form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To make such a request please email us at

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Mr Hany Mostafa

Additional information