Information You Give Us
When you engage with the website www.BlackTherapyCentral.com you may have to enter personally identifiable information to help you have an ideal user experience. The information may also be stored in an effort to continually improve communication and develop new services relevant to you, other members, providers, and the Black community-at-large. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) may include your name, address, e-mail address, information regarding your interests, public feedback you post, and form comments you post. In order to protect your privacy and confidentiality, please do not use the contact us page, contact forms, live chat or any part of the website to communicate information to us that you consider confidential (such as your member number or social security number, or communications that are only appropriately discussed with your therapist). If you wish to communicate such information please use one of our secure web forms, your user portal options, or the phone numbers provided.
If you choose not to provide the information, you can still enter the website; however you may be unable to participate in certain segments of the site or receive communications though our site.
We may also collect other information (“usage data”) when you visit our website such as the type of browser you are using ( e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari), the type of operating system you are using ( e.g. Windows XP/7 or Mac OS, Android, iOS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider ( e.g. Verizon, Comcast). We may use this information to improve the design and content of our website and to personalize your Internet experience. We may use this information to analyze website usage, as well as to offer you programs and services. Finally, we may use this type of information to solve problems with our server and to administer our website.
Collection of Information By Third-Party Sites
Some of our pages may contain links to other sites whose corporate practices may be different than those of BlackTherapyCentral.com. Please consult the other sites’ privacy statements, as we have no control over information that is submitted or collected by these other entities.
We want to hear your comments and questions and have provided several phone numbers, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses throughout this Website for that purpose. However, you should be aware that most e-mail systems currently are not protected from third parties, who may be able to access your e-mail without your knowledge or permission. In order to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish to communicate such information please use one of our secure Web forms, or phone numbers/mailing addresses provided.
Secure Website Services
Certain online services are available to BlackTherapyCentral.com members and providers via our Secure Website Services. The secure website services require a password to log in before accessing information. BlackTherapyCentral.com complies with the privacy and security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). BlackTherapyCentral may use and share the information that you provide to us via our secure website services to provide you with your health care benefits. Please read the BlackTherapyCentral Privacy Practices located within the Members information section for each plan. The Privacy Practices explain in detail how we may use and disclose Protected Health Information (PHI).
Understand that the confidentiality of individually identifiable health information entered via our secure website services is protected by federal and state law. By using our secure website services, you represent to BlackTherapyCentral that you are either (i) the individual to whom this account pertains, or (ii) legally authorized under applicable law to receive health care information regarding, and to make health care decisions for, the individual to whom this account pertains (for example, as the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of such individual).
Our Commitment to Security
BlackTherapyCentral has instituted physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and use of the information we collect online.
Not a Substitute for Professional Health Care or Advice
No doctor-patient relationship is established between BlackTherapyCentral and you by reason of your use of our website or under any circumstances whatsoever. The information contained on this website is general in nature and is intended for educational purposes only. If you have specific health care needs, or for complete health information, please see a doctor or other health care provider.
BlackTherapyCentral is a referral service but does not recommend or endorse any particular health care service or provider. BlackTherapyCentral does not offer advice regarding the quality or suitability of any particular health care provider for specific treatments or health conditions, and no information in this website should be construed as health advice.
No Legal Advice
Nothing contained, expressed, or implied on this website is intended as, nor shall be construed or understood as, legal advice, guidance, or interpretation. No attorney-client relationship is established between BlackTherapyCentral and you by reason of your use of this website or under any circumstances whatsoever. The information on this website if for general informational purposes only. If you have questions about any law, statute, regulation, or requirement expressly or implicitly referenced in this Site, you should contact your own legal counsel.
BlackTherapyCentral continually updates the information provided on this website in order to keep the information as current and accurate as possible, however, it is possible that the website may contain inaccuracies, errors or unauthorized modifications by third parties. BlackTherapyCentral does not make any express or implied warranties as to the accuracy of any information on this website. Information contained on our websites may be changed or updated without notice.
Any links to other non-BlackTherapyCentral websites are solely for your convenience in obtaining related information. Such inclusion or mention does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by BlackTherapyCentral. BlackTherapyCentral does not control the contents of these websites and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any such information
The information presented on our website is not intended to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation in connection with any service. If you are interested in any of BlackTherapyCentral’s services, please contact us for a complete description of the product and its availability.
This website and all copyrights, service marks, and other proprietary notices are owned and operated by BlackTherapyCentral. Any unauthorized use may violate copyright, trademark, or other applicable laws.
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Social Media Disclaimer
Our mission is to make a lasting difference in our members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. We call it our “heartbeat” and it becomes the foundation for all of our posts and interactions on social media websites.
We encourage and welcome individuals to engage with BlackTherapyCentral on our Social Media websites and platforms. We want to hear your comments and questions about your experience with BlackTherapyCentral and we appreciate any feedback that helps us better serve our members and communities! We have provided several telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses throughout our websites for that purpose. However, you should be aware that most email systems currently are not protected from third parties, who may be able to access your email without your knowledge or permission. In order to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish to communicate such information, then please use one of our secure Web forms, or phone numbers/mailing addresses provided on www.BlackTherapyCentral.com.
The opinions or views expressed on BlackTherapyCentral social media websites and platforms (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, etc.) represent the thoughts of individual users and online communities, and not necessarily those of BlackTherapyCentral or any of its partners, affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, staff or members of its respective board of directors. The opinions and views expressed on BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the BlackTherapyCentral staff involved with maintaining the site or any members of the site. By submitting content (defined as materials, advice, representations, opinions and views) to any of BlackTherapyCentral’s social media sites or platforms, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that you are allowing BlackTherapyCentral, and its affiliates, to have a permanent and irrevocable right to use your comments for BlackTherapyCentral business purposes including but not limited to internal and external marketing. This could include using, republishing, reproducing, distributing, changing or displaying the comments across BlackTherapyCentral brand products and other websites without restriction from time of submission in perpetuity. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of BlackTherapyCentral. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms.
While BlackTherapyCentral makes reasonable efforts to monitor and moderate content posted on its social media platforms and websites, neither BlackTherapyCentral nor its employees or other affiliated individuals have the ability to monitor and moderate all comments at all times and cannot always respond immediately or at all to online requests for information. BlackTherapyCentral may not respond to or see all comments posted on its social platforms and websites as BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms are not monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, BlackTherapyCentral is under no obligation to respond to any content on its social media websites and platforms. The use of BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms is at your own risk and provided “AS IS.” We recommend that if you have a serious need that you contact BlackTherapyCentral directly or other appropriate persons, such as the police or emergency medical help (911).
Any and all BlackTherapyCentral social media websites (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, etc.) may be monitored by BlackTherapyCentral. BlackTherapyCentral reserves the right to monitor and/or terminate your access to any BlackTherapyCentral social media website or platform at any time, without notice and for any reason in its sole discretion. BlackTherapyCentral may edit or remove any materials or posts in its sole discretion at any time. You understand and agree that BlackTherapyCentral may disclose your communications and activities with BlackTherapyCentral in response to lawful requests by governmental (including judicial) authorities.
Please be aware that once you post something online, there is potential for numerous individuals to read your words, even years from now. You are responsible for the content you post to BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms. Therefore, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting on any social media websites. Your posts and user content must adhere to the following requirements and cannot:
- Contain any third-party material (including any intellectual property, confidential, and/or proprietary information), including, but not limited to, logos, drawings, tattoos, photographs, pictures, sculptures, paintings and other images or works of art, literary works, phrases, sound recordings, videos, trademarks, trade secrets or other items (collectively, “Third Party Materials”) without the explicit prior written permission to use any such Third Party Materials;
- Be sexually explicit; graphically, gratuitously, or unnecessarily violent; defamatory or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional, or age group; pornographic; or contain nudity;
- Contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without explicit prior written permission;
- Contain private information about yourself or any other individual, including, but not limited to, information related to the health of the individual, financial information about the individual, or any identification or account numbers related to the individual, with or without their permission or consent;
- Be in violation of any law, federal or state, or depict any materials or images that are in violation of any law, federal or state;
- Contain software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment; or
- Contain any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or promote illegal activity and/or illegal contests, sweepstakes, gambling, including any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker, or any other form of solicitation.
The privacy of our members is of the utmost importance. You acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy and risks inherent in sending any content over the Internet. We request that all followers, visitors, and/or users of any social media websites avoid posting any personally identifiable health information (including, but not limited to, name, location/address, telephone number, member ID, personal medical information, financial information, Social Security number, etc.) on any social media website. If you are a healthcare provider or a covered entity under federal HIPAA regulations, you are prohibited from posting any content that is Protected Health Information, including member images. All users are prohibited from posting personal health information related to individuals other than themselves or their dependents.
BlackTherapyCentral will never ask you for personally identifiable health information on any social media websites we manage. However, we may need additional information from you in order to assist you properly so we may ask you to contact us at questions@BlackTherapyCentral.com or servicedelivery@BlackTherapyCentral.com. Such additional information will be routed to the appropriate person(s) or department(s) for further handling.
Please remember that information posted on any of our social media websites and platforms is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice and should not replace a consultation with your health care professional. Always consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, then call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. Some treatments or plan benefits mentioned on social media formats may not be covered by your health plan. Please refer to your benefit plan documents for information about coverage.
All links to external websites found linked from BlackTherapyCentral social media websites and platforms are provided as a service and convenience to readers. We make no representation or warranty concerning the content, quality, timeliness, safety or suitability of their contents, nor are we liable for the content or availability of external websites. BlackTherapyCentral make no endorsement, expressed or implied, to any hyperlinks or website, and as such are not responsible for the content of external websites. BlackTherapyCentral Control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website or hyperlink. Thus, the content is provided “AS IS.”
If another party makes a claim against BlackTherapyCentral that is related to the comments or third-party material that you submit or post to BlackTherapyCentral’s social media websites and platforms, you agree to indemnify and hold BlackTherapyCentral, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and harmless from those claims, demands and any all damages that may result.
No communication to BlackTherapyCentral through this social media website or platforms shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
Please note that this disclaimer and policy applies to all of our social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, etc.). BlackTherapyCentral reserves the right to make adjustments to this policy as needed and without notice.
Please ensure you read the privacy statements for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and all other social media websites and platforms for additional information on what information is collected and used by the social media websites and platforms.