We do not share any of the personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide to us with any third-party for any reason whatsoever.
Like every website online, we collect anonymous information about your browsing behaviors on our site but not in a personally-identifiable way.
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May 18, We value your privacy and rights to data protection. As a part of our continued commitment to protecting your privacy, we have updated our Privacy Notice to help you better understand how we manage the data that you share with us.
We have included new information about the rights of users under the GDPR. The Fine Print Your privacy is important to us. If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at: Information we collect and how we use it We offer a broad range of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as simply accessing psycho-educational and information found on Psych Central.
In order to provide additional services, however, we may collect the following types of information: Information you provide — When you sign up for a Psych Central Account or other Psych Central service that requires registration e.
We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Psych Central services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information. Cookies — When you visit Psych Central, we send one or more cookies — a small file containing a string of characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
However, some Psych Central features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. Server log information — When you use Psych Central services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, search keywords, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
If you take one of our quizzes or tests, or search for a keyword or term on our website, we may also collect the anonymous data you submit to our server in a log file for further scientific research or statistical analysis.
None of the server data we collect is personally identifiable. User communications — When you send email or other communication to Psych Central, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. Affiliated sites — We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Psych Central in order to deliver the service.
We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Psych Central may sometimes may offer content that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity.
Psych Central will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.
Advertising services — Psych Central may use its own internal ad server or a reputable third party to present or serve website advertisements.
These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. In addition to the above, such purposes include: Providing our products and services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising; Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services; Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and Developing new services.
You can find more information about how we process personal information by referring to the privacy notices for particular services. Choices for personal information When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Psych Central may not be able to provide those services to you. Information sharing Psych Central only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Psych Central in the following limited circumstances: We have your consent.
We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to a satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, b enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, c detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or d protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Psych Central, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Information security We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to Psych Central employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
Data integrity Psych Central processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice.
We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Accessing and updating personal information When you use Psych Central services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes , or for which access is not otherwise required.
In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services. Whenever we process data for these purposes, we will work to ensure that your personal data rights are held in high regard. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish by emailing us at: