Last Updated Effective: 9/18/2023
IMPORTANT: Patient information protected by HIPAA (or other medical privacy laws) will be governed by our practice’s Notice of Privacy Practices, which is available here: The Road to Recovery is Here (ctcounseling.org).
This privacy notice only discloses the privacy practices for Connecticut Counseling Center Inc. with respect to non-HIPAA-protected information.
Information We Collect
Information you Voluntarily Provide: We may receive personal information when you interact with our Website or our services. For example, when you:
- Request information regarding our practice;
- Participate in promotional activities online or in any other venue (including on any social media platform);
- Subscribe to our newsletters, programs, promotional emails or other materials;
- Apply for a job, submit your resume/CV or create a candidate profile; or
- Contact us with your questions/comments.
Note that we may also receive information about you from third party sources, such as your family members.
How We Use Personal Information
We use the information and data we collect principally in order to operate our website and practice and to respond to your requests. More specifically, we may use your personal information to:
- Send communications to you, such as to respond to your requests
- Administer promotions or other site features;
- Customize, analyze and improve our practice (including the content and advertisements on our website);
- Comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities and to enforce our rights;
- Authenticate users and to provide for the safety and security of our website and otherwise prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities;
- Protect the security of our website and our practice; or
- Otherwise, as disclosed to you at the point of collection.
Disclosing Personal Information
Your personal information may also be shared with:
- Parties who support our practice, such as technical support, delivery services, professional advisors as well as web-hosting providers, analytics providers, software providers and other information technology providers;
- Any court, governmental authority, law enforcement agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals’ personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues; and
- To our affiliated entities and in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of our practice.
Except as described above, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.
Choices Regarding Our Collection and Use of Your Information
We may offer you choices regarding the information we collect and how that information is used and shared. These choices may include the ability to access, update or delete information that you have provided to us or information that we have collected through your use of our website. They may also include the ability to opt-out of receiving notifications, promotions, offers or other advertising from us. To inquire about making any of these requests please contact [email protected]. Note that if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email
How We Secure Your Personal Information
We take reasonable precautions to protect your information.
Links to Other Web Sites
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information
Our website is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If any parent, guardian or other responsible adult becomes aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at [email protected].
As with many websites, our website and services (such as our email updates) use a standard technology called a “cookie” and other similar technologies (such as, pixels, tags and web beacons), which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you use our Website and services. These technologies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our website and services.
There are different types of cookies and other technologies that may be used on our website and services, notably:
“Session cookies” – These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
“Persistent cookies” – These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
“Web Beacons/Pixels” – Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, tags, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email offers.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into and manage your account and to place orders.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website and services when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website and services work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also may use these tools to help deliver analytics to our Practice partners to give them insight into the Practice website.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website and services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
- Advertising/Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website and services, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and services and the advertising displayed on it and on third party sites more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Controlling and Deleting Cookies
The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser’s “Help” function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.
Some browsers have incorporated a Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature. These features, when turned on, send a signal that you prefer that the website you are visiting not collect and use data regarding your online searching and browsing activities. As there is not yet a common understanding on how to interpret the DNT signal, we currently do not respond to DNT signals on our website.
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