Welcome to the website, http://danielleminerlpc.com. My name is Danielle Miner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I am the owner of Danielle Miner, LPC [referred to as “the Practice”].
The “Practice,” Danielle Miner, LPC, is the owner of this “Website,” danielleminerlpc.com
Effective date: January 1, 2019
Danielle Miner, LPC (the “Practice”) owns and operates the “Website” http://danielleminerlpc.com
This page informs you of our privacy policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of data when you visit the Website, and the choices you have associated with that data collection and retention.
The Practice: The “Practice” is the counseling practice Danielle Miner, LPC.
The Website: The practice is the owner/operator of the domain and website, the “Website,” danielleminerlpc.com, which presents the Practice to the public.
The Counselor: The “Counselor” of the Practice [Daniell Miner, LPC] is Danielle D. Miner, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma.
Services: Through the Practice, the Counselor is licensed, insured, and authorized to provide counseling services, known as “Service,” or “Services,” or “the Service,” to anyone within the state boundaries of Oklahoma.
Service Inquiry: A “Service Inquiry” is when a Website User contacts the Practice through the Website, with the singular purpose to learn more about the counseling services that are available to him or her from the Counselor.
Client: A “Client” is a User who has agreed to receive Services, currently or in the past.
Personal Data Disclosed by User: The Personal Data Disclosed by User is the personal and private information an individual voluntarily discloses to the Counselor during a “Service Inquiry.”
Anonymous Data Disclosed by User’s Computer/Device, also known as Usage Data is information that is gathered from a User’s device or computer from the time they enter the Website, (danielleminerlpc.com), to the time they exit the Website. This type of information gathering is commonplace website visitor tracking data.
Cookies: Cookies are small, harmless files stored on your device (computer or mobile device) which establishes and manages the communication between your computer and the Third-Party tracking software in use by the Website.
Types of Data Gathered
As defined above, there are two types of data gathering structured for the “Practice” and the “Website.”
1. Personal Data Disclosed by User
2. Anonymous Data Disclosed by User’s Computer/Device (Usage Data)
Personal Data Disclosed by User
While visiting the “Website,” online Users have the opportunity to make a “Service Inquiry” in which you provide us with personally identifiable information in order for the Counselor to contact or identify you in response to your Service Inquiry. This information often includes, but is not limited to:
1) Your Email Address
2) Your Name, Full or First.
3) Your Telephone Number
4) The Reasons for your Service Inquiry
Users who freely submit their “Personal Data” are understood to be making a “Service Inquiry.” Often, a Service Inquiry will include sensitive information unique to the User.
Personal Data and sensitive information disclosed through a Service Inquiry by a an individual exploring treatment options, whether they become a client of Danielle Miner, LPC or not, is considered confidential information by Danielle Miner, LPC. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma, she is required to do everything within her power to protect a client’s right to privacy, even when a client is not aware of the potential risks of how their private information could be compromised.
If you would like to know more about your privacy protections for mental healthcare services, you can read the State of Oklahoma 2014 Statutes with regards to patient privacy rights cited at: Title 43A-1-109. Mental Health, Confidential and Privileged Information – Disclosure.
Usage Data – Anonymous Data Disclosed by User’s Computer/Device
The Practice also collects anonymous information on how Users accessed and used (“Usage Data”) the Website. This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, other diagnostic data, and demographic information when available.
All “Usage Data” collected on behalf of the Practice, from Users of its Website, (danielleminerlpc.com), is conducted, managed, stored by a Third-Party provider, Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service (traffic monitoring) offered by Google Inc. that records and stores all activity a website User engages in during their time on our Website, but without revealing information that could disclose the identity of the User. The Google Analytics tracking software is interested in how you got to the Website, your location (broad, not specific), how long you are here, what kind of device you are using (computer, laptop, tablet, cellphone), what are the screen resolution settings, what pages did you view, and what was the last one you visited before leaving the website.
This kind of information, when combined in aggregate, helps the Practice understand Website Users, and the potential needs of future clients.
Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared anonymously with other Google services, including services that conduct targeted advertising.
To gather this traffic information, the Google Analytics program places a harmless cookie on your computer to help Google Analytics analyze how Users participate with the Website. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Opt Out of Google Analytics Cookie
Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
“If you want to opt-out (of Google Analytics), download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox, and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled.” — Google
Click here to opt out: Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on.
Liability of Third Party
This Practice, and this Website, disavows any allegiance, partnership, responsibility, or liability with Google Inc., for any misrepresentation made by them with Google Analytics, now or in the future, that brings harm to Users of this Website. Any and all damages arising from the Google Analytics program, however remote that may be, is the sole responsibility of Google Inc.
Privileged Privacy Rights, Usage of Data, Privacy Forfeiture, and More
How we use Personal & Usage Data
Danielle Miner, LPC uses the collected data for several purposes:
• To improve on the Services we offer.
• To provide customer support
• To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Website.
• To monitor the usage of our Website
• To detect, prevent and address technical issues.
Disclosure of Personal Data Disclosed by User
We never disclose personal information, sensitive or identifiable, to anyone, anywhere, at any time for any reason. Communication between a client and therapist is considered Privileged Private information, on par with the privacy protections observed between attorneys and clients, priests and parishioners, and journalists with their sources. Only by a court order from a judge can sensitive information be curated and revealed in a setting determined by the court.
Forfeiture of Privacy Protection
By law, a licensed mental health care provider is considered a “mandated reporter” with a legal obligation to disclose to authorities when a client has:
made a credible statement they wish to harm themselves,
made credible threats to harm others (identified or unidentified, individual or group), and
made a credible statement to commit a destructive act against property.
Additionally, if the mandated reporter has witnessed abuse (emotional, psychological, sexual, and physical); suspects abuse has occurred in the past; or believes abuse is occurring on a chronic basis.
Under the circumstances described above, a client receiving mental health services has voluntarily forfeited their rights to privacy.
Security of Data
The security of your data [Emails & Text Messages] is important to the Practice but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Please consult with the Privacy Officer of the “Practice” for privacy standards for children who are clients of the “Practice.”