Thank you for visiting my website, www.dananelsoncounseling.com (“the Website”).
This website is intended to share information about my counseling practice, Inner Journeys Counseling (“IJC”) as well as my podcast, Mindful Expat (“ME”). Throughout this document, I will use IJC/ME to refer to my business, which includes both my counseling practice and the podcast.
This page is designed to be in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to help you be more informed about how your data may be collected and used by this Website.
Collection of Information
This Website uses certain services provided by third parties such as Google and Facebook. Those third parties may be able to obtain and track your personally identifiable information through the Website. Please visit the websites of any third parties to understand how and what information they collect.
Cookies are small data files that are stored by a user’s web browser or transferred by a web application to the user’s hard drive. These files are used to store information related to the user (for example, a login ID, passwords, etc.) and provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Website. This information is provided by the user via interaction with a web application or site. Cookies do not access information on the user’s computer. Their primary purpose is to improve the user experience, analyze your use of the Website, and for basic web metrics. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. The applications on the Website may at times transfer cookies to the user’s hard drive. These cookies expire in a very short time frame or when a browser window closes.
Links & Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Third Party Data Sharing
IJC/ME does not share information provided by users of this Website with third party organizations except: 1) as necessary to provide you with any products and services offered by the Website; 2) when required by law or court order; 3) upon a good faith belief that such action is necessary to abide by any laws, statutes, codes, regulations or comply with any legal process served on IJC/ME; 4) to protect and defend the rights or property of IJC/ME, its affiliates, its business partners, IJC/ME Contractors (defined below), or the users of the Website; 5) to act under any emergency circumstances for the safety of the public or the users of the Website; or 6) where you have given me permission to share information.
IJC/ME does however reserve the right to share information with individuals or organizations (“IJC/ME Contractors”) who act on IJC/ME’s behalf or provide certain products or services to IJC/ME or its users, including those individuals or organizations that create, manage, or host this Website and the Newsletters, handle payment transactions, or assist IJC/ME to provide products and services to you.
If you use my online scheduling feature to book an appointment online, you will leave this Website and be directed to another website, which is a secure, protected online platform (SimplePractice) designed for therapists. That website complies with HIPAA and the EU’s data protection regulations. Any information you provide through that online portal (SimplePractice) will not be collected or stored by IJC/ME’s Website.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment directly on the website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have left comments on this Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Email Distribution Lists (Newsletters)
IJC/ME uses a third party vendor (“Email List Vendor”) to prepare and maintain the Newsletters. IJC/ME uses the Newsletters to keep interested individuals informed about important topics. Certain IJC/ME Contractors have access to the Newsletters in order to assist IJC/ME to provide services to you. Individuals must affirmatively request to join the Newsletters. IJC/ME, the IJC/ME Contractors, including the Email List Vendor, will not divulge the email addresses of subscribers of the Newsletters unless otherwise authorized or required by law or court order. However, IJC/ME shall not be responsible for any failures of the IJC/ME Contractors, including the Email List Vendor, to preserve subscriber anonymity.
IJC/ME does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children. This Website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children. It is possible that by fraud or deception IJC/ME may receive information pertaining to children. If IJC/ME is notified of this and is able to verify the information, IJC/ME will immediately delete the information from its servers.
Disclosures Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
IJC/ME complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA“), 17 U.S.C. §512. If I receive a copyright infringement claim, I will abide by the safe harbor requirements of the DMCA, which may require me to disclose your identity if you are either the party who allegedly infringed on another party’s copyright or you are the party filing the copyright infringement claim.
How we protect your data
IJC/ME has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by this Website from disclosure, loss, misuse, or alteration of your information. Unless a particular web page on IJC/ME’s Website indicates that encryption technology is being used, the user should not assume that information uploaded through that web page will be treated as confidential. If a user submits information through a web page containing visible indicators of active encryption technology, IJC/ME will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but shall nevertheless not be held liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure, loss, misuse or alteration of your information.
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