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Privacy Policy

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how Bridges collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users and describes the personal information we collect through our website – https://bridgesmentalhealth.com

This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers and all other users of the Site. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide your personal information or interact with the site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data for directory listings

When registering for a professional listing on this site, the data you provide when will be used to support your experience throughout this website and to manage access to your account for the Bridges Directory. For professional listings, the contact and practice information you provide will be displayed.

If you upload images to the website for your listing, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Your information can be edited or removed at any time. Please contact Bridges administrators at bridgesmentalhealthnyc@gmail.com for support.

Collected information may be used to:

  • operate, maintain and improve the Site and our services;
  • provide you with interest-based communication and offers;
  • process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
  • respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • perform analytics;
  • send you reminders, security alerts, technical notices, updates, support and administrative messages, service bulletins, marketing messages, and requested information; and
  • provide news and information we think will be of interest to you.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You may manage how your browser handles cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. You may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our site. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, operating system and browser type; it does not collect your name or other identifying information. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

Who we share your data with

Our third-party payment processing provider will also collect information when you complete a purchase/subscription, such as your full name, credit card number, and billing address.

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others for marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Site administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

We use appropriate and industry-standard encryption data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. However, no method is transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Thus, we cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed, and you accept this risk.

Therapist Directory

The Bridges Therapist Directory features NYC-based mental health professionals who provide culturally sensitive and competent services to Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans. Please note that listed professionals are not in any way endorsed by Bridges. You are encouraged to visit their websites and to check with the professional licensing entities in your state to make sure that the therapist is licensed, in good standing, and eligible to practice in your state.