IN ORDER FOR A PLACE TO TALK TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICES, YOU MUST CAREFULLY READ AND ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT TO THE FOLLOWING POLICIES PRIOR TO SERVICES BEING RENDERED (for your protection and benefit):
1.) This is not “traditional therapy” in that you will not visit with a therapist face to face. This is a service for personal, online guidance, consultation and support. You, the consumer, are paying for professional feedback which is based on the therapist’s extensive schooling, experience and ongoing training.
2.) While we use the latest in Internet security technology, A Place To Talk cannot be held liable for breaches of confidentiality caused by the consumer of this service or by unknown parties (eg, “hackers), or for computer-related technical difficulties, such as “crashes” or server errors.
3.) No information you provide to A Place To Talk may be disclosed to any party by A Place To Talk except in the following circumstances:
— By your written consent
— By your indication that you intend to harm yourself or someone else, or that child abuse or neglect has occurred or is occurring — in these instances, by law, the relevant authorities must be informed by A Place To Talk
— If information is subpoenaed by a court of law
— To assist relevant personnel in the event of a medical emergency
4.) A Place To Talk guarantees that your services will be provided by a masters-level therapist, that services will be conducted in a professional manner, that you will be treated with respect and without discrimination, and that A Place To Talk subscribes to and follows the code of ethics as outlined in the Pennsylvania statues which govern Professional Counselors and Therapists. You must understand and agree that A Place To Talk can only be held liable under the laws governing the professional therapists in the State of Pennsylvania.