Privacy Policy - Bridgman Psychological Services
 
 
 
 

BPS Privacy Policy

Bridgman Psychological Services (BPS) takes your electronic privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn about our privacy policy.

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What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how BPS treats personal information about you that comes to us as a result of your electronic interactions with us. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Registration with BPS

BPS does not currently utilize a registration system for our internet users. Anyone can view the all of our webpages without registering as a user. Therefore, BPS does not collection personal information such as your name, address, email address, or phone number.

BPS does provide an email link for users to initiate communication with us. BPS will utilize whatever information you send to us solely for the purposes of responding to your communication and requests for service. If you decide to contract with BPS for psychological services, whatever information you have sent to us will become part of your medical record with us, and becomes subject to Federal and State laws regarding confidentiality. If the contact does not lead to a contract for psychological services, BPS will delete the electronic personal information in our possession within 6 months of the last contact, or at your request, whichever comes first.

Information Collection and Use General

BPS automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you request.

What is an “IP Address”? When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For most users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on.
BPS receives IP addresses from all users because your browser automatically reports this information each time you view a web page.

IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including to:

Diagnose service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.

Estimate the total number of users visiting BPS from specific countries or regions of the US or the world.

BPS uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, or contact you.

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

BPS does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with BPS under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help BPS communicate with you about offers from BPS and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of BPS's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Cookies

BPS may set and access BPS cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can control how your browser handles cookies and whether you accept cookies from any or all websites.

Affiliated Websites

BPS has established an affiliation with Amazon.com specifically for the purpose of facilitating our user’s access to Amazon.com products such as books. Amazon.com has it’s own privacy policy. Please refer to the Amazon.com website for their privacy policy. BPS does receive remuneration for purchases made by our users following a link from our webpage to an Amazon.com webpage for that product. If the user breaks that link, and then establishes a direct link to the same Amazon.com product, BPS does not receive remuneration for that purchase.