Privacy Policy

PsychPsyte is founded on the principles of helping people to understand and use psychological and counseling principles to improve human functioning.  Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting the PsychPsyte website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers PsychPsyte's treatment of personal information that PsychPsyte gathers when you are on the PsychPsyte website and when you use PsychPsyte services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that PsychPsyte does not own or control, or to individuals that PsychPsyte does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by PsychPsyte

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our PsychPsyte users:

  1. Information You Provide to Us:
    We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.
    • Registration: In order for you to use PsychPsyte services, such as submitting new links to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your full name, city, state and e-mail address).
  2. Automatic Information:
    • We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. PsychPsyte and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, PsychPsyte cookie information, and the page you requested. PsychPsyte uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.
    • PsychPsyte may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.
    • Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While PsychPsyte will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

E-mail Communications

PsychPsyte is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. PsychPsyte may send out e-mails with PsychPsyte-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from PsychPsyte, which inform you of actions (e.g. consult requests) that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please notify us at noemail@psychpsyte.com or use the delist link provided in all of our professional contact emails.  However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

Cookies
  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. PsychPsyte cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.
  • The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of PsychPsyte's features.
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  • DoubleClick DART Cookie .:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.psychpsyte.com. .:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.psychpsyte.com and other sites on the Internet. .:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL  http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.  Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include .... Google Adsense Amazon These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.psychpsyte.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. www.psychpsyte.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.psychpsyte.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
  • Sharing Your Information

    We never, ever rent or sell your personal information to anyone, ever.  We will only share your personal information as described below.

    • PsychPsyte Personnel: PsychPsyte personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of PsychPsyte business.
    • Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if PsychPsyte, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
    • Protection of PsychPsyte and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of PsychPsyte, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
    • Syndication: PsychPsyte allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the PsychPsyte website.
    • With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

    Keeping Information Secure

    • Your PsychPsyte account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.
    • Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

    Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information

    • As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new links.
    • By visiting your User Profile, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information on our website. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
    • You may request deletion of your PsychPsyte account by e-mailing us at support@PsychPsyte.com.
    • However, please note that you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.
    • As explained earlier, the "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our site features.

    Children Under 18 Years of Age

    You must be 18 years and older to register to use the PsychPsyte website. As a result, PsychPsyte does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that PsychPsyte has collected information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy

    PsychPsyte may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the PsychPsyte website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

    Conditions of Use

    If you decide to visit PsychPsyte website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.

    Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 1, 2009 and last updated August 23rd, 2009.

     

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