Information Gathered through the Site
Metier Counseling Services may track and record certain non-personal information of site users, including IP address, operating system, type of browser, referring URL, and time spent on the site in order to gain aggregate data that may be analyzed for trends and statistics on how our visitors use the site. Metier Counseling Services may use accumulated aggregate non-personal data for several purposes including, but not limited to, site traffic analysis, evaluation of Metier Counseling Services’ services, and program planning. No personal information will be tracked in this case.
Note that the videoconferencing software I use, VSee, is HIPAA compliant. You can read their HIPAA compliance statement by clicking here.
These are the only places where I will store your personal information (Hushmail, Breakthrough, and Counsol). None of your information will be stored on my computer, and online sessions with you will not be recorded. I may also disclose your information in special circumstances if I have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to protect the safety of any one or that such disclosure is required by law.
Metier Counseling Services employs cookies to provide visitors with tailored information to facilitate their use of the Site. A cookie is an element of data that a website sends to a visitor’s browser which, in turn, may store that element on the visitor’s hard drive or memory. Any cookies sent by Metier Counseling Services will be marked so that they will be accessible only by the site. A visitor may block or delete our cookies from the hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.
Links with other sites
Metier Counseling Services does not knowingly collect any information from minors under age eighteen. If you discover that I have collected information from minors under age eighteen, please notify me. If a minor under age eighteen sends me an email with a question or comment, and I am aware of the minor’s age, I will write back using that email address but I will not keep the email address or use it again.
I will use reasonable efforts to safeguard any personal information that you provide through the Site. Nevertheless, no transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. I have made a concerted effort to only use communication channels that are secure and HIPAA compliant.
Location of Servers and Transfer of Information
Metier Counseling Services’ servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to me will be transferred to the United States. By using my site or providing your personal information to me, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your personal information in the United States. In addition, my service providers may not be located in your geographic area in the United States. By providing your personal information on the site, you also consent to the transfer of your data to these service providers.
Note that at present I am only licensed to provide services in the state of Illinois (though I may eventually pursue licensure in the state of South Carolina). I will refer out anyone in other parts of the country or outside the country for services.
Contact Metier Counseling Services
If you have questions or concerns about these Terms or the site or if you wish to update, correct or delete any information you have provided to me, please contact Metier Counseling Services using the information on the Contact page.
Vasily Ingogly :: revised August 21, 2016