Data Protection Policy
Effective 24 May 2018
Your confidentiality is guaranteed to the extent possible for transactions occurring on the internet and through email. Due to my professional obligations as a therapist, I do not discuss clients in any identifying way, although common representative situations 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.
In order to communicate with you, your name and email address, and possibly your phone number is collected when you use this website's contact form. 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.
Clients are free to breach their own privacy boundaries if you desire to provide a testimonial about my services on any internet site. I have no control over or input to such social media websites, and cannot be held responsible for any outcome you might experience from leaving a testimonial on them. You are also free to offer a testimonial under a pseudonym if you have concerns about being publicly identified. I will support your decision to empower yourself either way. Should you decide to use your own identity for a testimonial, I cannot be responsible for any negative feedback you might receive from your family, friends, or community, but I will be happy to consult with you on how to handle it.
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 uses 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, neither I nor my website designer nor webhost monitors that information. Your browser -- whether Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Microsoft Edge, etc -- may track your browsing history. Neither I 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 analytics software has been added.
Terms and Scope of Services
Services offered by this website are meant to be informational about clinical treatments provided in my office, and psycho-educational via blog posts intended for personal empowerment, and growth. Nothing on this website creates or constitutes a client-clinician relationship. Writings on this website are NOT:
health care or mental health diagnosis
professional practice training
Responsibility of the Website Visitor
When you visit this website you are responsible for any actions you choose to take based on the insights and understandings you acquire from the information provided. Nothing on any web page or blog post should be construed as a guarantee, promise, or contract for any particular outcome.
Because every 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 Jocelyn Bailey to assume any responsibility for any outcome, consequence or ramification of choices made or not made by recipients of any psycho-education blog post delivered via this website.
Other responsibilities and limitations pertaining to in person clinical evaluation and treatment are covered by state and federal laws. Clients are provided disclosure of such laws during the first appointment.