Privacy Policy

Traumatology Institute & Trauma Practice and our products (to be referenced as TI throughout this document) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to you. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for our websites. By using our sites and products, you do hereby warrant and represent that you have read, understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated herein. By using our sites, you also represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions stated in the Terms of Use which is incorporated herein by reference.
Please be aware that all confidential payment information required by the site is processed by PayPal.com or directly through our office if paying by credit card. For more information on PayPal’s security policies, please click here. We have selected PayPal for our payment processing portal as a means of increasing our security for online financial transactions.
TI holds and disposes of the report information in accordance with applicable laws and does not use it for marketing purposes.
Our site’s registration form requires users to give us contact information (i.e., name and email address), unique identifiers (i.e., professional license/registration #), and financial information (i.e., credit card numbers, etc). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about TI and related materials that we think may be of interest to Service Providers and other users of this site. The contact information is also used to contact site visitors when necessary.
Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Financial information that is collected is used to bill users of this site for products and services they have expressly elected to purchase.

Links and Information

Our websites contains links to other Websites. TI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites. From time to time, we may share relevant information with our members to provide opportunities to participate in special programs; however, we will never share your information with other entities, without permission. This will occur only with prior permission from the User. Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. TI expressly disclaims any liability that may arise from the provision of any User of any information whatsoever to this site. You, the User, do hereby agree to hold TI harmless from any liability that may arise from the provision of any information to this site. By using this site, you also represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to the terms stated in the Terms of Use which is incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to the Terms of Use, you agree that all information provided to TI shall become the property of TI subject to any exclusion so stated herein.

Public Forums

This site may use internal e-mail systems, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users, now or in future development stages. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. TI expressly disclaims any liability that may arise from the provision of any User of any information whatsoever to these forums. You, the User, do hereby agree to hold TI harmless from any liability that may arise from the provision of any information to these forums.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This includes moderation of internal e-mail systems, message boards, a customer record manager, and technical systems. Other than as set forth in this Privacy policy or with respect to particular transactions, consents and disclosures on the Site, TI does not collect user’s personal information. All confidential User information submitted on TI’s site is processed by TI staff.
In addition, if we learn that you are causing injury to or interference with the rights of TI Members or the general public or others listed on our site we withhold the right to remove you from our mailing and contact list with no option for re-instatement. If we learn that you have misled us or the public about your credentials or your areas of practice proficiency, specialties, license, or through other personal or professional statements we withhold the right to cancel your membership and remove you from our contact/mailing list with no option for re-instatement. In such cases, no refunds will be provided.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor (please see further below). This site gives users the option to remove some of their information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. Information critical to a transaction or upon which TI has relied (e.g., information provided to make a payment or obtain a consumer report) may not be removed or altered.

TI’s use of general member information

Ads are a standard part of user experience on the Internet, and TI has partnered with organizations that we believe enhance TI users experience. Occasionally, we will place an ad on our websites or send those on our contact list information we believe is beneficial to the recipient. However, we never share your contact information with any parties outside of our organization and only send what we believe is of benefit.
In addition to banner ads, TI may share information about products, companies and events that we think might interest you through the email address you provide.

What is TI’s information retention policy?

When you submit information to TI, it is collected, processed and maintained solely by us and our secure content management and email communication systems. Sometimes we may allow partner companies to notify you of their services directly through us. You can choose to respond to such correspondence or not but your personal information will not be shared with others. Any information provided by TI about other services or products will be limited to correspondence that we provide directly to you without releasing any of your personal contact information to other companies. When TI is the source, it is usually so that we can provide a service with a partner. We choose to work with companies that we believe to be upstanding and that we believe have information, services or products that would be of interest to you. If you choose to sign-up, purchase or correspond directly with any of these partners please be aware that since we don’t own these partner companies, we can’t speak for them on privacy issues. Before telling them about yourself, check out their privacy statements and terms of agreement. If you are not satisfied with their information practices, you can choose not to use their service.
Below is a summary of some of the situations in which TI might provide you with information from other partner companies:

TI security of collected information

Your TI Profile is password-protected so that only you and authorized TI employees have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone.
TI endeavors to keep your information secure on its system. Extremely sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is transmitted in encrypted form. Only certain authorized TI employees can access this information, and then only if it is relevant to their job duties. TI has staff dedicated to maintaining this Privacy Policy and other privacy initiatives, periodically reviewing Web security and making sure that every TI employee is aware of our security practices. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, TI cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. If you have any further questions on this issue, refer to the site Terms of Use. TI expressly disclaims any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information you submit to this site.

With whom does TI share information

When you submit information to TI, it is collected, processed and maintained solely by us and our secure content management and email communication systems. Sometimes we may allow partner companies to notify you of their services directly through us. You can choose to respond to such correspondence or not but your personal information will not be shared with others. Any information provided by TI about other services or products will be limited to correspondence that we provide directly to you without releasing any of your personal contact information to other companies. When TI is the source, it is usually so that we can provide a service with a partner. We choose to work with companies that we believe to be upstanding and that we believe have information, services or products that would be of interest to you. If you choose to sign-up, purchase or correspond directly with any of these partners please be aware that since we don’t own these partner companies, we can’t speak for them on privacy issues. Before telling them about yourself, check out their privacy statements and terms of agreement. If you are not satisfied with their information practices, you can choose not to use their service.
Below is a summary of some of the situations in which TI might provide you with information from other partner companies:

Co-Branding

Some of our services, such as TI email, are offered in conjunction with partner companies. In order to provide these services, TI may send you e-mail or other correspondence about educational materials, courses, training opportunities, and other products that may be of interest to you personally or professionally. We will not share your user data with partners but rather offer you information directly through our internal processes. In addition, we may also provide information about training and services offered through www.TIClearn.com; www.psychink.com; and www.traumapractice.org; www.traumapractice.net; www.whatisptsd.com; www.annabaranowsky.com; www.traumaline1.com along with other Traumatology Institute related services and products.
Finally, TI reserves the right to disclose user information from both private and public areas of the site at our discretion to anyone or no one at all, if required by law or if given reason to believe, in our sole discretion, that someone is causing injury to or interference with the rights of TI members or the general public, or with TI’s rights of property. Please be advised, however, that all information submitted by you to TI becomes the property of TI. By submitting this information, you do hereby agree to allow TI to use such information at its sole discretion pursuant to our outlined Terms of Use.
Specifically, we may also share certain information about you with those of our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other necessary services that you require (i.e., PayPal). Although we may share sensitive financial information (i.e., credit card numbers), security information (i.e., account passwords) and personal communications (i.e., personal e-mail messages or message board postings) with such vendors where necessary and appropriate, we will not share such information with other third parties, except in response to formal requests (e.g., subpoena or court order) made in connection with litigation or arbitration proceedings directly relating to a domain name registration or other services we provide.

TI’s opt-in/out policy

During registration you choose whether to receive correspondence from either TI or its partners and whether you want to participate in a variety of TI programs. This information remains on your Profile where you can, at any point, easily edit or notify us if you would like to unsubscribe or opt out of any mailings, or subscriber website profiles/content (Contact us directly if you need assistance with any content or site at learn@psychink.com). If you purchase anything through TI, we may occasionally contact you with information about special events, sales, and activities. You always have the option to ask TI not to contact you with this information again.

How can TI members edit their information?

TI believes strongly in giving you the ability to access and edit your personal information that is eligible for updating. To update your personal info notify us if you would like to unsubscribe or opt out of any mailings, or subscriber website profiles/content (Contact us directly if you need assistance with any content or site at learn@psychink.com). In general, most of our sites allow you direct ability to edit your profile at any time – all you need is your username and password.
If you have difficulty changing or updating certain pieces of information please contact us at learn@psychink.com.
Our databases automatically update any personal information you edit in your profile, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through internal e-mail, boards, chats, polls or through any other means remains in our databases and become the property of TI upon submission. Keep this in mind if you decide to communicate personal information through any of these applications.

Notification of changes

TI’s security and privacy policy are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. This policy might change as TI updates and expands its services. TI will contact you via email and will post notification if there are any material changes in its privacy practices. TI also encourages you to review this privacy policy periodically. By using our sites, you do hereby represent and warrant that you have read, understood and agrees to all terms of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Each time you use the site, you agree to all terms set forth by TI in both its Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and any other policies published by TI on the sites. If you do not understand any of the terms or conditions of any of TI’s policies, you may inquire regarding the same via electronic correspondence (e-mail) at learn@psychink.com.

How can I reach TI staff?

If you have technical problems, questions or other issues related to your use of TI, please click the link “Contact Us” on the home page of the site. You can also contact us at learn@psychink.com. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, you may contact us at learn@psychink.com.

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