Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number or similar information. We only collect Personal Information on our web site that you choose to share with us, such as when (1) contacting us via the web site (by clicking on the “Contact Me” link or Appointment Request form located on various pages on the web site).
Contacting My Practice
If you choose to provide us with Personal Information through such methods as completing a form or sending us an email, we will use that information to respond to your message and to help get you the information or services you have requested. Remember that email isn’t necessarily secure. You should never send sensitive or personal information like health information in an email.
We collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit on the web site for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:
The Internet domain from which you access our web site;
The IP address from which you access our web site;
The type of browsers used to access our web site;
The operating system used to access our web site;
The date and time you access our web site;
If you visited our web site from another web site, the URL of the forwarding site.
The information is only used to help us make our web site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our web site and the types of technology our visitors use.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a web site transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the web site that provided it and no other web site can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.
Our web site may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site. Our web site may also make use of persistent cookies to remember you between visits so, for example, you can save your customized preference settings for future visits.
At no time is your Personal Information, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, this may affect the functioning of the web site.
Use and Disclosure
In addition to the uses described throughout this Policy, and subject to applicable law, we may use or disclose your Personal Information:
To comply with a properly authorized civil, criminal or regulatory investigation or subpoena or summons by federal, state or local authority; and
To law enforcement personnel and agencies, or as part of a legal process, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding breach of the web site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the web site or any other illegal activities.
Any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to such parties.
Interaction with Children
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing Personal Information from a child under the age of 13.
A child under 13 years of age may inadvertently provide personal information to us via the web site. If this should happen, the information about the child will be deleted immediately upon discovery.
Consent to Processing
By using our web site, or providing information to Psych Services, Inc., P.A., you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, transfer and use of your Personal Information for the purposes set forth in this Policy. You hereby consent to the collection, processing and disclosure by Psych Services, Inc., P.A. of your Personal Information as described under this Policy.
We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your Personal Information. Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are maintained to comply with federal regulations to guard your non-public, personal information. Personal Information is restricted to those employees who need to know it in order to provide services to you.
Updates to Policy
Psych Services, Inc., P.A. may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on the web site. The amended Policy shall be effective upon posting, and your access to our web site following an amendment or update shall be deemed consent to the revised Policy. We urge each visitor to refer back to this page regularly, especially prior to providing or updating any Personal Information.