Privacy Policy

Welcome to www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com (the “Site”).

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

1. “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user)
2. What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

3. What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

4. How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

5. With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

6. Confidentiality

We make every attempt at securing communication through encryption technologies. ¬†Every effort will be made to keep communications confidential and in compliance with HIPPA laws. There may be instances when I am required by law to disclose information and to take actions, which I believe are necessary to attempt to protect the client or others from harm and I may have to reveal some information about a client’s treatment. In such situations, I will make every effort to contact you prior to such disclosures. However, there are some situations where I am permitted or required to disclose information without either your consent or authorization. These types of situations are rare and include but are not limited to the following:

If I have reason to believe that a child under 18 has been injured as a result of abuse (emotional, physical and/or sexual), neglect or exploitation, the law requires that I report to the appropriate governmental agency. Once such a report is filed, I may be required to provide additional information.

If I have reason to suspect that an adult has suffered abuse, neglect or exploitation, the law requires that I report to the appropriate governmental agency. Once such a report is filed, I may be required to provide additional information.

If a client has communicated an actual threat of bodily harm against a clearly identified victim, and I believe that the patient has the apparent ability to commit such an act and I believe that he/she is likely to carry out the threat, then I am required to take reasonable steps to protect the victim, including notifying the potential victim, contacting the police, or seeking hospitalization for the client.

If I have reason to suspect that a client has the capacity and/or desire to harm himself/herself, I may be obligated to seek hospitalization or to contact family members or others who can help provide protection.

If you are involved in court proceeding and the court orders me to disclose information, I am required to comply. If you are involved in or contemplating litigation, you should consult with your attorney to determine whether a court would be likely to order me to disclose information.

If a client files a complaint or lawsuit against me, I may disclose relevant information regarding that client in order to defend myself.

If a patient files a worker’s compensation claim, I must, upon appropriate request, provide a report to the appropriate individuals, including the client’s employer.

Disclosure may be required by health insurers or to collect over due fees.

You should also be aware that I practice with other mental health professionals and administrative staff. In most cases, I need to share protected information with these individuals for both clinical and administrative purposes, such as scheduling, billing and quality assurance (e.g., supervision). All of the mental health professionals are bound by the same rules of confidentiality. All staff members have been given training about protecting your privacy and have agreed not to release any information outside of the practice without your permission.

In order to provide you with the best possible care, I may consult with other professionals regarding your situation. These professionals are also required to keep your information confidential. In these instances, no identifying information will be provided and only the information necessary for the consultation will be discussed.

While this written summary of exceptions to confidentiality should prove helpful in informing you about potential problems, it is important that we discuss any questions or concerns that you may have now or in the future. The law governing confidentiality can be quite complex. I am not an attorney so situations where specific advice is required, formal legal advice may be needed.

7. How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com except for use as indicated above.

8. What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by Clicking Here to contact us.

9. Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

10. How does www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com use login information?

www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

11. What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

www.HealingSpiritualAbuse.com has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.

12. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law.

We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

13. How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

14. How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by Clicking Here.

15. Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by Clicking Here. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

16. What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

17. Links:

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.