Like most website operators, Milestone Addiction Counseling 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. Milestone Addiction Counseling's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Milestone Addiction Counseling's visitors use its website. From time to time, Milestone Addiction Counseling may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Milestone Addiction Counseling also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://milestoneaddictioncounseling.com blog posts. Milestone Addiction Counseling only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Certain visitors to Milestone Addiction Counseling's websites choose to interact with Milestone Addiction Counseling in ways that require Milestone Addiction Counseling to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Milestone Addiction Counseling gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://milestoneaddictioncounseling.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Milestone Addiction Counseling 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 Milestone Addiction Counseling's behalf or to provide services available at Milestone Addiction Counseling's website, 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 Milestone Addiction Counseling's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Milestone Addiction Counseling 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, Milestone Addiction Counseling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Milestone Addiction Counseling believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Milestone Addiction Counseling, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://milestoneaddictioncounseling.com and have supplied your email address, Milestone Addiction Counseling 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 Milestone Addiction Counseling 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. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Milestone Addiction Counseling takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Milestone Addiction Counseling may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Milestone Addiction Counseling may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Milestone Addiction Counseling does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Milestone Addiction Counseling uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
If Milestone Addiction Counseling, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Milestone Addiction Counseling goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Milestone Addiction Counseling may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Effective date: June 06, 2019
Milestone Addiction Counseling ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://milestoneaddictioncounseling.com website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Milestone Addiction Counseling uses the collected data for various purposes:
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Milestone Addiction Counseling may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
We understand that your health care information, including counseling appointments, is personal. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information and providing you with information regarding our privacy practices. Information about your appointments at the Counseling Center is confidential and cannot be disclosed to others without your written consent. Any recorded information about your appointments at the Counseling Center will not be part of your academic record. The Counseling Center complies with state and federal laws regulating confidentiality as well as professional ethical codes. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, typically involving imminent risk of self-harm or abuse of others.
We may use or disclose your protected health information (PHI), for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes without your consent under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). However Ohio law requires that you provide informed consent regarding the purposes of the services, limits to the services due to legal requirements, relevant costs, reasonable alternatives, your right to refuse or withdraw consent, and the time frame covered by the consent. We also ask for your consent to submit your information for payment purposes, which may include submission of claims to third party payors, for collection purposes, including providing claims information to the Ohio Department of Insurance for Prompt Pay purposes, and for other uses and disclosures as described on our Office and Financial Policies forms. To help clarify these terms, here are some definitions
We may use or disclose PHI for purposes outside of treatment, payment, and health care operations when your appropriate authorization is obtained. An “authorization” is a specialized form specifically allowing us to disclose information for purposes outside of treatment, payment and/or health care operations. We will also need to obtain an authorization before releasing your psychotherapy notes, except under certain limited circumstances. “Psychotherapy notes” are notes we have made about the conversation you have with a mental health professional during a private, group, joint, or family counseling session, which have been kept separate from the rest of your medical record. These notes are given a greater degree of protection than other PHI.
You may revoke all such authorizations (of PHI or psychotherapy notes) at any time, provided each revocation is in writing. You may not revoke an authorization to the extent that (1) we have relied on that authorization; or (2) if the authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage, and the law provides the insurer the right to contest the claim under the policy
We may use or disclose PHI without your consent or authorization in the following circumstances:
Should you have questions or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can file a complaint by contacting the Counseling Center at 222-222-2222 and requesting to speak with our Privacy Officer. The Counseling Center has policies that ensure all complaints are handled in a professional and ethical manner. More information about your confidentiality rights and the Counseling Center’s privacy policies can be found in our NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES, which students receive at their initial appointment.