In a nutshell:
You respect my creativity, work, and products, and won’t copy and/or use my work as your own.
You value me (and my site) and will not use it for illegal activity.
I value you and the information that you share with me, and will never share or use it inappropriately, illegally, or without your permission.
I’m not in charge of the internet.
This website does not provide specific advice.
If you’d like to share (or link to) my content:
Please be sure to give proper credit.
If you share a quote, include my full name and title.
If you share an excerpt, include my full name, title, and a link back to the original page or post.
Now, on to the official stuff: By using the website, you signify that you agree and are accepting the terms, conditions, and practices described herein. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted. If you do not agree, please do not use the site.
The Company makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this website and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.
The Company does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. The Company is not responsible for nor liable for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services, or products that you obtain through this website.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, and the like. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your e-mail address if you want to obtain additional services, information, participate in a contest or to resolve complaints or concerns.
We may collect the following information:
Name, and company name if applicable
Contact information including phone number and email address
Demographic information such as postal code, preferences, and interests
Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
HOW DOES COMPANY USE INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT ONLINE VISITORS? Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our Sites may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Sites and/or for future site development and, if you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our Sites; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our products together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping
We may use the information to improve our products and services
We may periodically send promotional emails about services, new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
Our Commitment to Security We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. The Company applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.
Storage of Information: Personal information you share with us may be hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe HIPAA Standards.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct contact and/or marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of email correspondence, or by writing to us via email.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
PROMOTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL OFFERS With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by the Company provided notice of this fact is made available online. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may prevent that use, either by e-mail request or by modifying the registration information provided. The Company uses reasonable efforts to maintain visitors’ information in a secure environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it or opt-out, please contact us as described below.
COOKIES The Company, in common with many web site operators, may use standard technology called “cookies” on its Sites. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular web site. The cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of the Sites may not function properly if you do so.
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ONLINE The Company considers the protection of children’s privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our Sites or help-seeking information lines.
As a convenience to you, we may provide on this site links to websites operated by other entities (collectively the “linked sites”). If you decide to visit any linked sites, you will leave this site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Linked sites, regardless of the linking form (e.g., hotlinks, hypertext links, IMG links) are not maintained, controlled, or otherwise governed by us. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by linked sites are not investigated, verified, monitored, or endorsed by us. We do not endorse, make any representations regarding, or warrant any information, goods, and/or services appearing and/or offered on any linked site, other than linked information authored by us. Links do not imply that we or this site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Company or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
Except for links to information authored by Company, Company is neither responsible for nor will it be liable under any theory based on: (i) any Linked Site; (ii) any information and/or content found on any Linked Site; or, (iii) any site(s) linked to or from any Linked Site. If you decide to visit any linked sites and/or transact any business on them, you do so at your own risk. Company reserves the right to discontinue any linked site at any time without prior notice. Please contact the webmasters of any linked sites concerning any information, goods, and/or services appearing on them.
COUNSELLING OR PSYCHOTHERAPY ADVICE DISCLAIMER The website provides general information and is not intended as professional advice or treatment and is not a guarantee, warranty or prediction of outcome. Reading this website content does not engage the visitor in a professional relationship. The site is intended only for use by consumers in search of general information of interest pertaining to relationships, life, and related topics. Content is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for professional consultation or service. Observations and opinions on the website should not be misconstrued as specific advice. Please remember that Psychotherapy and Counselling are never a replacement for medical care. If you feel that you have a concern that needs medical attention, please contact your healthcare provider.
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