Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. At Psych Central Community Connection we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Please note that our Privacy Policy (and our Terms of Use) has been derived from the privacy policy of the generous team at WordPress.com, who have shared their Privacy Policy under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. This text is also shared under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, and we would direct you to the original if you would like to reuse the content you read here.

Psych Central Community Connection, Inc. (“Psych Central Community Connection”) maintains the website at psychcentral.org.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Psych Central Community Connection collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Psych Central Community Connection’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Psych Central Community Connection’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Psych Central Community Connection may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate.

Psych Central Community Connection also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Psych Central Community Connection does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Psych Central Community Connection’s websites choose to interact with Psych Central Community Connection in ways that require Psych Central Community Connection to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Psych Central Community Connection gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Psych Central Community Connection are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Psych Central Community Connection collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Psych Central Community Connection. Psych Central Community Connection does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Psych Central Community Connection may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Psych Central Community Connection may provide it to others. However, Psych Central Community Connection does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Psych Central Community Connection discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Psych Central Community Connection’s behalf or to provide services available at Psych Central Community Connection’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Psych Central Community Connection’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Psych Central Community Connection will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Psych Central Community Connection discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Psych Central Community Connection believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Psych Central Community Connection, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Psych Central Community Connection.com and have supplied your email address, Psych Central Community Connection may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Psych Central Community Connection and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Psych Central Community Connection takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Psych Central Community Connection uses cookies to help Psych Central Community Connection identify and track visitors, their usage of Psych Central Community Connection website, and their website access preferences. Psych Central Community Connection visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Psych Central Community Connection’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Psych Central Community Connection’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Psych Central Community Connection may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Psych Central Community Connection’s sole discretion. Psych Central Community Connection encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.