PsychSites has built a technology platform that provides a searchable online directory with individual webpages for providers. This directory is a compilation of information regarding mental health professionals submitted by the providers and listed by PsychSites. PsychSites is based in San Diego, CA and provides a worldwide web presence for health care providers in the mental health arena. PsychSites aims to help provide the most expansive searchable online directory for the benefit of both patients and care providers. Each provider's information is stored and accessed separately on the Site or in his or her own professional webpage. PsychSites merely uploads the data provided by health care professionals related to their practices and services, and does not perform any type of credentialing or endorsing of any providers listed in the database. The information the providers submit to us is entirely voluntary. Providing us with information about you enables your practice to be published, but you have the option to provide as much or as little information as you would like.
Users are not required to submit any information in order to view the website. They can search for mental health providers in a certain location, language or specialty or other searchable criteria.
The Site contains links to third party websites. Be aware that PsychSites is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other websites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements or policies of each and every website that you visit through a link or advertisement on the Site. Providers are encouraged to contact us if they believe their data or webpage is being misappropriated or improperly being used. PsychSites makes provider data available on the Site and to our affiliates at the providers request but at no time does PsychSites sell this information to third parties. Top of Page
Providers choose whether to create an account with PsychSites. If you choose to become listed on the Site, you will be asked to create an account. To do so, you must provide personal information, such as your email address, name, and other data. You will be asked to create a user name and a password which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. Your password is stored in an encrypted manner on the Site. We may use the email address you provide to send you an email requesting that you validate your account.
You can review and update your Provider Content and modify, add, or delete any optional information by signing into your PsychSites account and editing your account profile. For other types of activities, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary, including:
If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision to revoke your authorization.
When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services. Top of Page
By default, the provider is the custodian of any data they submit to the Site. You can close your account at any time by contacting PsychSites and having a PsychSites representative edit your account profile. Top of Page
PsychSites may use your personal information to send you updates, newsletters, surveys, advertisements or notices of third parties' products or services we believe may be of benefit to you, unless you opt out. You may stop receiving promotional email messages by following the link contained in the email itself, which is an integral part of every email communication that we send to you. You may also indicate a preference to stop receiving further marketing communications from PsychSites by contacting PsychSites directly (please see contact information below). Top of Page
We may use de-identified and or aggregated information gathered from the Site and related statistics to improve the services provided through the Site, and for certain research and analysis toward the goal of finding better ways to service our customers. We may also provide this information to our partners for such purposes. De-identified information does not include personally identifiable information such as name, email address, or address, but may include gender, city, state, postal code, country, ethnicity, language, specialties, treatment orientations, and information that does not personally identify the individual. Aggregated information is information from multiple users that is not associated with any individual user account. PsychSites reserves the right to use and disclose anonymous or aggregated information to third parties in its sole discretion. Top of Page
If you want to stop using your account you may delete it. When you deactivate an account, we save your profile information in case you later decide to reactivate your account, but your account will not be deleted. Providers may deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so are asking us to maintain their information until they return. You will still have the ability to reactivate your account and restore your profile in its entirety. Upon request, PsychSites can permanently delete you from the Site. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. You may delete your account by contacting PsychSites at the address or email listed below Top of Page
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and the data of the providers listed. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures, including firewalls, authentication, and encryption techniques to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. We restrict access to personal information to PsychSites employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no data transmitted over the Internet is 100% secure. Accordingly, while PsychSites makes reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, any information that you provide to PsychSites is transmitted at your own risk and you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the Site and the Internet generally. We are not responsible for any use of any information posted on the Site, including any use by any third party of information you post on the Site or your use of any information posted on the Site.
California law permits its residents to request and receive information about a business' disclosure of certain categories of personal information to other companies for their use in direct marketing. If you are a California resident and a user of this Site, you can request a copy of this information from us by contacting us by email or sending a letter to PsychSites at the below listed address. Please include your name and email address in email requests, and your name and physical address in mail request. Top of Page
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact us immediately. Except for any disputes relating to intellectual property rights, obligations or any infringement claims, any disputes arising out of or relating to use of the Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California regardless of where you access the Site. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts located in San Diego County California for any action arising out of or relating to use of this Site. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to this Site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. This Site has been designed to comply with the laws of the State of California and of the United States of America. If any material on this Site, or your use of our Site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, the Site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use it. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.
Alternatively, at PSYCHSITES' sole discretion, a claim may be adjudicated in the state or federal courts located in San Diego County, California. By using this Site, you consent to exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state or federal courts located in San Diego County, California.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Using cookies simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation. When you return to the web site, you can retrieve the information you previously provided, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.
PsychSites.com web pages may contain electronic images known as tracking pixels or web beacons that allow PsychSites to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. PsychSites may include tracking pixels or web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. Some of these tracking mechanisms may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These tracking mechanisms may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our Site and how you use the Site. PsychSites prohibits tracking mechanisms from being used to collect or access your personal information.
If you are a health care professional you may not provide PsychSites with any protected health information without the prior written authorization of your patient or client and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable advertising regulations related to your listing and webpage. Top of Page