Privacy Policy

PSYCH SAVVY, LLC Privacy Policy
Updated on February 25, 2015

PsychSavvy, LLC which operates www.PsychSavvy.com (Collectively “PsychSavvy”) respects your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we may collect when you visit www.PsychSavvy.com, participate in the various programs we make available through this website, and access content. This Privacy Policy also describes how we use the information we collect, with whom we share it, and the choices you can make about our collection, use and disclosure of such information. We also describe how you can contact us about our privacy practices.

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information using this website or to the website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This website (including the content the website may link to in order to sell/lease/view/distribute, etc., the content, including by not limited to Vimeo On Demand) is not intended to provide psychotherapy or mental health assistance in any manner.  Reading, listening, watching or self-help does not replace the relationship with a therapist or mental health professional. Reading, listening, watching, or self-help cannot necessarily offer the therapeutic benefits that come from meeting with a professional in the therapy setting.

Use of the website in no way establishes a therapeutic relationship (specifically, a psychotherapist-patient or physician-patient relationship) with any provider or member of PsychSavvy staff.

If you believe that you have emotional, behavioral or psychological problems, you should seek professional mental health assistance. For information on finding a therapist you may visit www.apa.org, www.psychologytoday.com, your health insurance benefits, your benefits offered by your employer such as an EAP, etc.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN CRISIS OR IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE HELP, CALL 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This is a free national hotline available 24/7 to anyone in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. For information on suicide prevention visit www.suicidology.org
Any advice given on this website is offered in generic form. In other words, all of our website visitors have unique qualities that play a role in their personal mental health. We do not know you personally and can therefore not take into consideration these qualities when offering advice, and do not claim to do so. All information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a person/website visitor and his/her existing psychologist, mental health professional, physician, teacher, professor or other qualified professional.

Email, telephone or other types of communication with any PsychSavvy staff, including providers, is not for the purposes of psychotherapy or to provide psychotherapy.

PsychSavvy.com is maintained under the direction of Dr. Catherine Cirulli, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. It is intended to provide accurate and up to date psychology education to anyone in the world who wishes to use this information. Some of the information provided is the opinion of providers and/or PsychSavvy staff. PsychSavvy does not guarantee the accuracy of this information as errors can occur. We try to maintain the highest level of accuracy and ask that, should you find anything of question on this website, to please let us know immediately via email. We welcome feedback.

Information You Give Us

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as identifying you, responding to your requests, customizing future visits, improving our website, charging your account, and communicating with you.

Non-Personal Information

We may collect and disclose certain non-personal information from your IP address. This information is used only to provide an enhanced on-line experience for our visitors by optimizing our web pages for your computer (e.g., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use this non-personal information to determine the number of visitors to our websites.

When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Disclosure of personal information

PsychSavvy.com does not use this website to collect any protected health information as defined by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPPA does not apply to PsychSavvy.com.

Unless otherwise provided herein, PsychSavvy.com will not sell, rent, trade, lease or barter your personally identifiable information for commercial purposes. PsychSavvy.com does not share its email lists with outside companies.

No personal information about you will be disclosed to any third party (other than contractors or agents we use to provide the features on the website) without your consent or knowledge, unless legally required or as elsewhere described herein. However, such information may be shared with third parties on an aggregate basis for research or analytical purposes. In some cases, PsychSavvy may need to provide your personal information to contractors, agents, vendors, etc., in order to respond to an inquiry from you or to provide a service offered through this website. For example, a bank or credit card agency may receive your payment information entered into the website. In those instances, PsychSavvy will take steps to assure that the confidentiality of your information is maintained without disclosure in identifiable form to anyone else. PsychSavvy will also make sure the information is only used for the limited purpose for which it is provided.

Email, Mailing, or Phone Lists

If you are already signed up to be on our email list, but you would prefer not to receive emails from us anymore, please let us know by emailing us at: info@psychsavvy.com

If you supply us with your postal address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information including but not limited to new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing us at: info@psychsavvy.com. Please provide us with your exact name and address.

If you supply us with your telephone number, you may receive telephone contact from us with information including but not limited to new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by emailing us at: info@psyschsavvy.com. Please provide us with your exact name and phone number.

Our Contact Information

You may need to contact PsychSavvy with questions. In no way should any contact with PsychSavvy, such as by email, telephone or mail, be for the purposes of receiving psychological guidance or help.

MANDATORY REPORTING

In the event that you submit or disclose any information that potentially could trigger a mandatory reporting obligation under Colorado state law, please be advised that PsychSavvy may be obligated to report such information to the appropriate governmental agency and/or party.

Children’s Online Privacy

PsychSavvy.com encourages protection of children’s information on the Internet. This website is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 and we do not target the website to children under the age of 18.

Security

Information you provide is stored with other vendors such as those used to store email addresses, membership information, credit card, and bank information, etc. By using PsychSavvy.com, you are consenting to these other vendors having such information.

If you have logged in to PsychSavvy.com with a user name and password, it’s always a good idea to log off when exiting the website, especially when using a shared computer. Your membership with PsychSavvy.com is for your sole use and may not to be shared with a third party. You should not allow others access to your user name and password in order to access the website. PsychSavvy reserves the right to terminate membership or any person’s use of PsychSavvy.com at the sole discretion of PsychSavvy.

The Internet remains an imperfectly secure environment and PsychSavvy.com cannot guarantee complete protection from intruders or interceptors. You agree to use this website and submit information at your own risk. You agree that PsychSavvy has no liability regarding unauthorized access to this website by a third party or the theft of your information.

Links to Other WEBSites

PsychSavvy chooses its business partners carefully. However, PsychSavvy is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to our websites.  This includes websites where PSYCHSAVVY may host/sell/lease, etc., our content, including but not limited to Vimeo on Demand.  These links are meant for the visitor’s convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of content, policies or practices of such websites. Once you have left PsychSavvy.com’s website via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website. PsychSavvy.com‘s website may also be linked to websites operated by companies affiliated with PsychSavvy.com. Visitors to those websites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

CHANGES TO OUR POLICY

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices. We will post a notice on the website to notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy and we will indicate at the top of the policy when it was most recently updated.

Chat rooms, message boards and submissions

Should any visitor to PsychSavvy’s website provide information, questions, comments, suggestions, stories, personal information, ideas or any material through the feedback mechanisms located in the website, PsychSavvy shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. The information expressed in any message boards or chat rooms, or other forums conducted on PsychSavvy.com‘s websites are not necessarily those of PsychSavvy or its affiliated or related entities or content providers and PsychSavvy makes no representations or warranties regarding that information or those opinions. PsychSavvy reserves the right to delete or not approve all postings and no reason need be given.

Note that PSYCHSAVVY content may be sold/leased/viewed, etc. on websites or by other vendors, other than on PSYCHSAVVY.com (including, but not limited to Vimeo On Demand).  Just as when content is viewed on PsychSavvy, that content is not intended to provide psychotherapy or mental health assistance in any manner.  Further, PsychSavvy is not responsible for the privacy of information that the user chooses to provide on any site that PsychSavvy links to, sells/leases content on, or uses in any other way.