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Confidentiality


The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Privacy Statement 

Goss and Associates, Inc. Website is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Goss and Associates, Inc. Website Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Goss and Associates, Inc. Websites (DrMicheleDGoss.com or TheGossConnection.com), you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 
This privacy policy will advise you about how I protect your personal information, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully. I may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on my site. I will post those changes here so that you will always know what information I gather, how I might use that information, and whether I will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please email me.

 
Scope of Privacy Policy
 
This policy applies to your use of all of my Websites and services owned or operated by Goss and Associates, Inc. (collectively "I", "me," “we,” “us,” or “our”), including DrMicheleDGoss.com, TheGoss Connection.com, and any other websites that I may have owned or operated, do own and operate or may own or operate in the future (collectively, the “Websites”). Unless I say otherwise, all references to the Websites in this policy include all such websites. This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which any of the Websites only link. This policy covers only information collected on the Websites and does not cover any information collected offline by me.
 
Personal Identification Information
 
I may request personal identification information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in my website, surveys, or additional information (including via email to me), and in connection with other activities, services or resources I make available on any of my websites. I will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an client/individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, credit card number or e-mail address) to any third party without having received your permission. I will give you an opportunity to “opt-out” at any time by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy.
 
I have the following exceptions to these policies: I will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. I will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Websites, or a physical or property threat to you or others.
                    
Non-Personal Identification Information
I collect non-personal identification information through the use of computer technology. Non-personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to my website-such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. I use such information to administer the website and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on my websites. This way I know which areas of my websites are favorites of my users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that I may continually improve my websites. I may share this aggregate statistical information with insurance company, or other third parties, but I will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information. For example, I may, in the future, use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit my websites. I may share demographic and preference information with this company (such as Google or Amazon) to allow them to display appropriate advertisements for you.
 
Use of Cookies
 
My website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Goss and Associates, Inc. Website pages, or register with Goss and Associates, Inc. Websites or services, a cookie helps Goss and Associates, Inc. Websites to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Goss and Associates, Inc. Websites, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Goss and Associates, Inc. Websites features that you customized.
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Goss and Associates, Inc. Website services or Web sites you visit.
 
Security Policy
 
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. I have taken careful measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. I exercise great care in providing safe transmission of your information from your PC to my servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail).
 
E-Mail
 
As a reminder to clients who prefer to use e-mail. I would not advise the use of e-mail to reveal information about your financial circumstances, including without medical or healthcare information, limitation assets, liabilities, or debts. You should know that your privacy is not protected via email transmission. I do not communicate matters pertaining to psychiatric emergencies through electronic transmission that is not encrypted.  
 
Access To/Correction of Information
 
If you would like to review any personal information I have retained about you in my database, please send me an e-mail request for this information. To help me address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personal information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please email me. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in my database although I will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
 
Choice/Opt-Out
 
If you “opt-in” to receive information from me or others, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you may email me.
 
Your Acceptance of These Terms
 
By using any of the my Websites, you signify your acceptance of my Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my site. Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

 

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