Healing Pathways Therapy Center (HPTC) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose information about our clients to any other party except as requested by the client in writing. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and none of your information will be distributed to individuals or agencies outside of HPTC with the exception the following situations:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse must be reported this to the appropriate authorities immediately, as required by law.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.
- Therapists are required by law to report incidences of sexual misconduct on the part of other therapists.
- Additionally, our clinical staff may consult with a their supervisors about client issues in order to provide the best services and expertise to each client.
Other confidentiality issues include those addresses below:
- We abide by HIPAA practice standards.
- HPTC therapists are discouraged from “friending” clients on personal social media accounts as this can interfere with a healthy counseling relationship, effective boundaries, and confidentiality.
- Though we make our best effort to ensure that emails, texts, and phone calls are secure, we can not guarentee confidentially when using these forms of communication.
COMMUNICATING OVER THE INTERNET
There are limits to protecting your confidentiality over the internet. While we do our utmost to preserve your confidentiality, we cannot guarantee privacy. Please consider the information you submit over the internet prior to sending.
We strongly discourage using email or our “contact us” form to send messages of a personal or confidential nature. Even though we do our best to keep our email confidential, email is copied, archived, and retransmitted continuously as part of normal processing. Because of this, please use email only to request information about our services, or other non-confidential matters.
INFORMATION GATHERED ON THIS SITE
By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy:
- On certain pages, we give visitors the option of providing us with names, email addresses, personal information, and various other kinds of details. This personal information is not gathered without visitors knowing and providing active permission and participation.
- This site does not monitor private communications or make any use of such communications.
- This site does not display or make available visitors’ personal information, such as contact information, even if it is already publicly available, to any person except the user himself or herself, except at the request of the user.
- This site does not retrieve personal information from the visitor’s computer that was not originally sent to us or by us.
- HPTC is the sole owner of the information collected on the HPTC website.
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Like most standard web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This data is not linked to personally identifiable information.
Last updated on February 1, 2017