Bridges Counseling Center Privacy Policy

Our goal is to make this site a helpful resource for you — while respecting your time and your privacy. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or credit card information is automatically collected on our web site. Bridges Counseling Center may collect personally identifiable information such as name, address, e-mail address or telephone number to create your unique user account. When you create an account you can gain access to:

  • Free e-newsletters
  • Priority status when you contact us via the web
  • Information regarding your account and other pertinant information.
  • Access to regular updates

E-mail

Bridges Counseling Center does not sell or rent e-mail addresses to any other service or organization. Certain e-mail addresses may be published in both print and electronic Bridges Counseling Center publications including the Bridges Counseling Center website. Bridges Counseling Center may generate e-mail for the following types of communication:

  • Notification e-mail to which the individual may subscribe and unsubscribe.
  • Transactional e-mail, which is the result of an online transaction initiated with Bridges Counseling Center.
  • Relationship e-mail, which is sent as an informational service because of a relationship with Bridges Counseling Center.

E-mail that has a provision for opt-out will include instructions on how to do so. All inquiries regarding subscription-based e-mails should be directed to Bridges Counseling Center—eNewsletter Subscription Dept. (see Bridges Counseling Center Contact Information below).

Security

Bridges Counseling Center is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When submitting sensitive data like credit card information, we use 128-bit secure server technology to protect the information. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. All of the data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser.

IP Addresses

Bridges Counseling Center collects IP addresses for system administration and internal tracking and analysis. When you visit our site, our servers log the IP addresses only. However, through the services provided by SmarterStats, we do receive information on the companies and industries visiting our site based on the IP addresses that are logged.

Cookies

“Cookies” are files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about a user. They enable us to provide customized features to enhance your visit to the web site. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies. At no time will your ability to use the Bridges Counseling Center website be compromised by disabling cookies.

External Links

The only domain covered by Bridges Counseling Center privacy policy is www.bridges-cc.com. The Bridges Counseling Center website may contain links to other sites, however, and Bridges Counseling Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those external sites. Visitors to those web sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

Online Surveys

Bridges Counseling Center values your opinions and comments; we may, therefore, conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys would be optional. The information would be aggregated and used to make improvements to Bridges Counseling Center and to develop useful content, features and promotions for Web site visitors. The identity of survey participants would be anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.

Minors/Children

Minors or Children (individuals below the age of 18) require parental approval prior to submitting any information to our site. We do not knowingly solicit any information about minors or market to minors.

Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Web site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Web site may be subject to prosecution.

How can you update your personal Information?

You can make changes to personal information by contacting Bridges Counseling Center (see contact information below).

You can contact Bridges Counseling Center in several ways:

By e-mail:
support@bridges-cc.com 

By postal service:
Bridges Counseling Center
6950 SW Hampton St., Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97223

Consent to Treat

I understand that in the therapeutic process the therapist provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment to explore and learn about oneself. The therapist and I will collaborate to create positive changes that incorporate my values and beliefs. The therapist’s role involves listening, encouraging, and supporting me, the client.

I understand that all information shared with the clinicians is confidential and no information will be released without my consent. In all other circumstances, consent to release information is given through written authorization. Verbal consent for limited release of information may be necessary in special circumstances.  I further understand that there are specific and limited exceptions to this confidentiality which include the following:

  1. When there is risk of imminent danger to myself or to another person, the clinician is ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.
  2. When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse, the clinician is legally required to take steps to protect the child, and to inform the proper authorities.
  3. When a valid court order is issued for medical records, the clinician and the agency are bound by law to comply with such requests.

I understand that a range of mental health professionals, some of whom are in training, provides services. All professionals-in-training are supervised by licensed staff.

I understand that my therapist may consult with other therapist regarding my treatment with other colleagues. This is will be done on a regular basis to ensure that I am receiving the highest quality of treatment my counselor can provide.

If I have any questions regarding this consent form or about the services offered, I may discuss them with my therapist. I understand that I may discontinue treatment at any time.

Bridges Counseling Center Privacy Statement is subject to change at any time and was last modified on January 13, 2012. Bridges Counseling Center will occasionally update our privacy statement and will post those updates here. You are responsible for revisiting this page to review the current privacy statement.