Privacy & Social Media Policy

This privacy policy applies to the use of seattle-counseling.com. We have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy for therapy clients only.

GENERAL TERMS

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law (see below). We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. For example, this website utilizes Google Analytics and server-based analytics packages. These gather limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users. It is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.

DATA WE COLLECT

Intake Form
Data submitted through the intake form is maintained on a dedicated private server and is only used to facilitate:

  1. the client’s use of health insurance benefits;
  2. the ability to communicate via phone, text, e-mail;
  3. a written record of HIPAA statutory compliance;
  4. a written record of client approval of the state mandated disclosure statement.

Contact Form
The “Contact Me” stores the content contained in each message sent. Each sent message is responded to as a business message via a separate email account neither located or controlled on this site. There is no other use made of the stored data. It can be deleted upon demand from the sender.

Financial Data
Located on another site is client data that is collected in person and real time via phone conversation. That data, specifically a valid credit or debit account, including an HSA account, facilitates clients’ ability to pay for health insurance cost shares, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance payments, or private payments for service (subject to the terms of the state-mandated disclosure statement part of the intake form). The vendor ownership for that site is located at https://www.axiamed.com. seattle-counseling.com is solely responsible for providing any necessary audits or accountings to clients with inquiries.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our site, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our site to another website or service, our policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your information. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your information, you do so at your own risk. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to this site.

SOCIAL MEDIA RELATED

Regarding our Twitter account, it is entirely voluntary whether or not to follow it. It contains personal and professional information. If you do follow it, we will not reply to your comments on Twitter or follow them back. It may occur that a tweet on our feed may be reposted on Twitter, and show or another social media platform such as Facebook. We cannot prevent re-posting of our tweets.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process.

CHANGES TO OUR POLICY

Times change, as do our privacy expectations. We consider this a living document, and may modify or update this policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances, as a courtesy only. Your continued use of our site after any modification to this policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

CONTACT DETAILS

We are committed to conducting business in accordance with this policy in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. We will make readily available to you, information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information. Accordingly, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, or you wish to contact us, our contact information regarding these matters is as follows:
contact admin@seattle-counseling.com