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Professionalcounseling.us is committed to safeguarding consumer privacy on our website. We operate under the following set of strict privacy principles:
The only information professionalcounseling.us obtains about individual visitors to this website is that supplied voluntarily by visitors. In cases when professionalcounseling.us may need personal information to provide visitors with customized content or to inform them about new features or services, visitors are explicitly asked for that information.
Personally identifiable information provided by visitors (name, e-mail, or home address, etc.) will not be disclosed to anyone unless visitors indicate that professionalcounseling.us may do so.
Only statistical information about our visitors as a group (usage habits, demographics) is maintained. Personally identifiable information will not be shared at any time without the visitor's permission. All important information is otherwise private, and will not be made available to any other user of the website, or any other person or entity in general, without the consent of the user.
There are two important exceptions to our assurances of confidentiality:
United States law requires that any suspicion of risk of child abuse be reported to child welfare authorities or law enforcement authorities. If I believe that a child is at risk of being abused, has already been abused, or that someone who previously abused children is still a threat, I have no choice but to immediately make every effort possible to report it to social services agencies. United States law requires that any suspicion of risk of child abuse be reported to child welfare authorities or law enforcement authorities.
Most United States courts have the power to subpoena my records if you are involved in a court case in which your relationship with professionalcounseling.us is somehow relevant. Although this may be rare, if you have any questions, it is better to contact your lawyer prior to disclosing any information you may deem private.
If someone's life is in danger, I will attempt to report it. This applies to potential cases of suicide or homicide.
The content on the website is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for face-to-face professional advice. Persons seeking such advice should consult with a legally certified mental health professional. You may choose to identify a mental health professional in your area by contacting your physician. The content offered on the Site should not be relied upon for diagnosis or treatment of a mental or medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay seeking professional advise as a result of something you have read on the website.
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE OR FEEL THAT YOU MAY BE A DANGER TO YOURSELF OR TO OTHERS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 AND NOTIFY THE POLICE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
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