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Website Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

It is BHealthy for Life's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy in order for you to understand how BHealthy for Life ("we") collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information.

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We will collect personal information--including personal health information—directly from you (such as through your submission of forms or your use of this site) and from third parties (such as the U.S. Postal Service or third-party contact databases).

II

To offer our services, we sometimes share personal information. For example, we may share personal information with insurance companies or clearinghouses for claims purposes, with other health care providers for treatment or care coordination purposes, or with business partners to help us offer services to you.

III

We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

IV

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it, including through the use of cookies. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We monitor users' movement around our website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service. Our site is not configured to respond to do-not-track settings in your browser, so such settings may not have their intended effect.

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We may include links to other websites on our website. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of these websites operated by others that may be linked to or from our website. If you decide to access a third party’s website that may be linked to or from our website, you should consult that website’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service documents.

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As allowed or required by applicable laws, we may modify our Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy often to review any changes. We may, but are not required to, provide you with notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy. If we do send such a notice, we will use the contact information we have on file for you.

Confidentiality in Clinical Therapy

Confidentiality in clinical therapy is a cornerstone of ethical practice, but it is not absolute. Here are some typical limits to confidentiality that therapists must adhere to:

  1. Harm to self: If a client presents a serious risk of harm to themselves (e.g., suicidal ideation or self-harm), therapists may need to breach confidentiality to ensure their safety. This often involves informing appropriate parties such as emergency services or family members.

  2. Harm to others: If a client poses a credible threat of harm to others (e.g., threats of violence), therapists may be obligated to disclose information to protect potential victims and prevent harm.

  3. Child or elder abuse: Therapists are mandated reporters, meaning they must report any suspicion or evidence of abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults to the relevant authorities.

  4. Legal requirements: In some jurisdictions, therapists may be required by law to disclose information if subpoenaed by a court or required to do so in certain legal proceedings.

  5. Insurance or billing: Information related to billing and insurance claims may require disclosure of some client information, though therapists strive to minimize the details disclosed to the extent possible.

  6. Consultation and supervision: Therapists may discuss aspects of a client's case with supervisors or consultants, but identifying information is typically kept confidential in these contexts.

  7. Client's consent: Clients may provide consent to disclose specific information to certain individuals or entities, and therapists must adhere to these agreements.

These limits are designed to balance the client's right to privacy with the therapist's duty to ensure safety and comply with legal and ethical obligations. Therapists typically discuss these limits with clients at the beginning of therapy to ensure mutual understanding and trust.

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