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Legal Disclaimer And Privacy Policy11-11-2006

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

Before you use the counselling service on this site, you must read and acknowledge your acceptance of this General Disclaimer. After reading this General Disclaimer please understand that continued use of this website indicates you agree to the terms and conditions set out below.

Wordsbykim.com is committed to offering qualified advice and guidance. This service does not aim to substitute for in-depth or face-to-face psychotherapy. I can only offer you extremely basic assistance due to the limitations imposed by the type of service I am offering.
 
This is not a crisis centre. If you are seriously contemplating suicide or believe you or someone close to you may be in danger, please, log off immediately and contact your nearest crisis centre.

Internet counselling cannot be offered to people under the age of 18.  If you are under 18 I would encourage you to speak to an adult you trust or seek a referral to a counsellor near your home.

All use of this site, its services and information, is entirely at the user's own risk. Users acknowledge that the above shall apply, without limitation, to all content of the site and its services.

The information in wordsbykim.com is not intended to be, and may not be, used as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health provider prior to starting any treatment or if you have any questions related to your mental or physical health, physical fitness, or medical conditions. wordsbykim.com is not engaged in the provision or practice of medical, nursing, or healthcare advice or services in any jurisdiction.

Wordsbykim.com cannot assist its website visitors in accessing mental health services. wordsbykim.com does not directly or indirectly provide mental health services, and information found on the site should not be construed as mental health counselling or advice.
Nevertheless, wordsbykim.com believes its visitors should understand some general concepts regarding accessing services on the Internet, such as:
wordsbykim.com will make every effort possible to ensure the safety and privacy of your correspondence (see Privacy Statement) however correspondence sent over the internet cannot be guaranteed secure.

A counsellor's ability to offer good therapy is reliant on having as much information as possible, the ability to ask questions and read facial and body language cues and the cues provided by a person’s voice and choice of words.  None of these things will be available to me in the single written request for advice users of wordsbykim.com will be sending me on the Internet.  The service I can provide is, therefore, extremely limited.

The services provided by therapists on the Internet are intended to be for persons who have reached the age of majority. wordsbykim.com will make every effort to ensure that minors are not abusing this website but wordsbykim.com is not responsible for the activities of minors on the Internet and it is not possible to guarantee the material on this website will be appropriate for minors.

Visitors to wordsbykim.com are encouraged to perform a credential check on any therapist they find on-line.  To check my credentials you may wish to contact the psychologists registration board of the state in which I am registered to verify my registration and qualifications.  If you wish to know what state I am registered in you can email me your request and I will tell you.

Wordsbykim.com is not responsible for technical difficulties that may result in the website crashing.  The Internet is not a completely stable means of communication and wordsbykim.com cannot, and does not, warrant the stability of communication on-line nor accept liability for the results of losing a connection while communicating on-line.

WORDSBYKIM.COM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS OR ACCURACY OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE.  ONLY YOUR PHYSICIAN OR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER CAN DECIDE WHAT TREATMENT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.  DO NOT STOP OR ALTER ANY TREATMENT YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING BECAUSE OF INFORMATION YOU HAVE READ ON THIS SITE.

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL AN EMERGENCY SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT RELY ON THIS, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES.

WORDSBYKIM.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO, YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY ACTION OR DECISION TAKEN BECAUSE OF INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND IT IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, PATENT, OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, SHALL WORDSBYKIM.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, OR CREATORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO, THIS SERVICE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SERVICE, AND/OR CONTENT INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN, EVEN IF WORDSBYKIM.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE AND SOLE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING WORDSBYKIM.COM.


In the event that you are in a jurisdiction that does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or does not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability, the total liability of wordsbykim.com, if any, will be limited to the amount paid by you to access or use the site. wordsbykim.com will not be liable under any theory of indemnity.

When you use this site, you understand the Internet contains material that may be sexually explicit or otherwise inappropriate, may be offensive to you, or may contain inaccurate information that may violate copyright, libel, or defamation laws.

Wordsbykim.com does not make any effort to review the content of the links to the wordsbykim.com site and cannot take responsibility for such materials. You are advised to use discretion and judgment in browsing the wordsbykim.com site and any sites related or linked to it. If you purchase merchandise or services from third parties or web sites, wordsbykim.com is not a party to that transaction and has no liability or responsibility with respect to that transaction.

Wordsbykim.com cannot warrant or guarantee that any downloaded files from its site or any sites linked to it are free from error, viruses, or other destructive properties. You agree to take the sole risk in downloading files or in retrieving any information from wordsbykim.com or any sites related to it. You acknowledge that you have been advised that you should take the necessary steps to protect your computer and files from being erased, destroyed, corrupted, or suffering any other malfunction.

If you do not agree with the terms of this Disclaimer or a revised Disclaimer, please leave this website immediately.
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PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to wordsbykim.com.  We want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our site and using its services. This Privacy Statement will tell you what information we collect, how we protect it, and what choices you have about how the information is used. We urge you to read our Privacy Statement so you understand both our commitment to you and your privacy and how you can participate in that commitment.

Please remember that any information (including personal and medical information) that you reveal in a public forum (such as a letter to an online advice column) cannot be subject to this Privacy Statement and it will be seen by third parties not related to wordsbykim.com and they may use the information to contact you or for unauthorized purposes. 

When your letter and a reply is added to this website your contact details will not be included.  It is not possible for wordsbykim.com to guarantee, however, that the other information you have disclosed will not cause you any problems. 

Our site also contains links to independent parties. If you link to a third party site from wordsbykim.com, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Statement. You should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Information We Collect

If you use a service that requires use of a credit card, we will use the appropriate information to charge your credit card.

We also collect information about you and your use of our site through the use of cookies. "Cookies" are small computer files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive that allow us to know how often you visit our site and the activities you conduct while on our site (such as the pages you visited). This information helps us monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Except as set forth in this section, wordsbykim.com will never disclose any information it gathers from you that could be used to identify or contact you ("Personal Information"). Any Personal Information provided to wordsbykim.com will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement, unless you are otherwise notified.

wordsbykim.com will never intentionally disclose any Personal Information about you as an individual. We will never give your name, address, telephone number, credit card number, or e-mail address to any third party without your permission.

In certain circumstances we may be required to release Personal Information to third parties, such as to comply with a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or to others.

Wordsbykim.com may provide general information about the use of the website that does not allow you to be identified to, or contacted by, third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and their activities  whilst on our site.

Please note you are responsible for taking steps to ensure no unauthorized person has access to your password or other information you consider confidential. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of these things and to promptly inform wordsbykim.com of any need to deactivate a password.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

We collect non-personal information through cookie technology. This non-personal information may include the web browser you use, the type of computer, the Internet service provider, and other similar information. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our website and about the links you select from within wordsbykim.com.

We use this information to understand how visitors to wordsbykim.com react to the services and resources on our site. This enables us to understand which areas of wordsbykim.com appeal to our users and which areas need improvement.

We may share this collective statistical information with our partners, suppliers, and other third parties, but will not share any Personal Information with them.

Advertisers on the site may display ads that can collect information about wordsbykim.com, but we will not permit advertisers to collect any personal information from users within our site.
Internal Safeguards

wordsbykim.com wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a system that combines technical safeguards and a code of conduct for accessing personal information. wordsbykim.com uses SSL secure pages and password protection to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information you provide to us via the Internet. wordsbykim.com adheres strictly to its Privacy Statement.

Your Privacy Choices

When you fill out your request for advice you will be given the option of making your letter private.  Letters marked private will not be published on wordsbykim.com. You may not receive a reply if you mark your letter private.  Whilst every effort will be made to answer all requests for advice priority will be given to letters that can be used on wordsbykim.com and personal replies will only be given at my discretion.

This privacy statement applies only to the wordsbykim.com web site.  This site does contain links to other sites. Please be aware that wordsbykim.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information from you.

Contacting wordsbykim.com

You can Contact Me to delete your Personal Information from our systems or ask to have your letter removed from the site at any time.  wordsbykim.com may change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to our site. Your use of the site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of any revised Privacy Statement.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement or a revised statement, please exit the site immediately. Continued use of this website indicates your acceptance and agreement with the terms of this Privacy Statement.