Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Effective 14 April 2018

 

Policy and Limits of Privacy

 

Due to professional obligations as a psychologist, client situations are not discussed in any identifying way, although common representative circumstances may be illuminated in blog posts. Comments on blogs have been deactivated so as to further protect the privacy of any current, past, or future clients.

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Gathered Information 

 

Although this website does not provide a contact form in order to communicate with you’re your personal information is collected offline on the standard downloadable patient intake forms. The privacy of that offline information is covered by HIPAA laws.  Such information may be maintained and stored as required by law as part of your privileged psychotherapy record. Your information is held as a sacred trust, and is never sold, given, traded or otherwise provided to any 3rd party merchants.  

 

Testimonials

Clients are free to breach their own privacy boundaries if you desire to provide a testimonial about my services on any other internet site. Abigail Blackburn, PsyD has no control over or input to your social media  / social proof websites, and cannot be held responsible for any outcome you might experience from leaving a testimonial on them. 

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About Browser / Analytic Cookies

 

This website's sitemap may have been submitted to Google Search Console for site ranking purposes in Google's search engine. Google might use computer code called cookies which can ascertain your general location, computer IP address, and type of device used (desktop / laptop / cell phone / tablet) for the purpose of tracking internet use by the general public. However, that information is not monitored by Abigail Blackburn, PsyD, nor this website's designer or host. Your browser  -- whether Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Microsoft Edge, etc -- may track your browsing history. Neither Abigail Blackburn, PsyD nor this website's host, Wix, has access to your browser history.

This website's webhost, Wix,  does gather and aggregate minimal non-identifying information such as which pages and posts are visited the most, at what time of day on which days, on which social media any pages or posts are shared, and which countries visitors are coming from. We cannot see your IP address, or city.

 

You are encouraged to check this disclosure on subsequent visits to this website for further information in the unlikely event that additional analytics software has been added.

This website outlines the scope of psychological services and expertise of Abigail Blackburn, PsyD, in the state of Massachusetts, along with general educational information about mental health matters pertaining to relevant  areas of practice. Nothing on this website creates or constitutes a client / clinician privilege or relationship.

 

Responsibility of the Website Visitor

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When you visit this website you are solely responsible for any actions you choose to take based on the insights and understandings you acquire from the general education provided.  Nothing on any web page or blog post should be construed as a guarantee, promise, psychological advice, or treatment for any particular situation you may have.  

Because every psychotherapeutic situation and person has multiple influences, reasons, approaches, and motivations for choosing an action or choosing not to act, it is ethically and practically unreasonable for Abigail Blackburn, PsyD to assume any responsibility for any outcome, consequence or ramification of choices made or not made by recipients of any informational article or blog post delivered via this website.  

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Other responsibilities and limitations pertaining to individual specific cases for which you might hire the professional services of Abigail Blackburn, PsyD are covered by state and federal laws. Clients are provided disclosure of such laws during the first appointment or when relevant to your mental health care needs.

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