In order to provide effective and beneficial service, Living Stones Art Therapy will require some personal information with the client’s consent. The information is provided to verify identity and contact clients regarding their questions or requests. We only have the rights to access and collect information voluntarily given to us by our clients via our website. Client’s information will not be shared with any other third party, unless requested by clients.
Living Stones Art Therapy strives to protect client’s personal information. When clients submit private and sensitive information to us, we want to ensure that the information is protected both online and offline. When private information is collected online, that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure matter. Clients may verify this with a lock icon in the address bar, as well as the “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While encryption is used to protect sensitive information transmitted on the Internet, we also ensure that client’s information is protected offline. However, communication over the Internet may not be fully secure and its confidentiality cannot be completely guaranteed. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information clients convey through the Internet. We advice all users to consider this when choosing to contact via email or contact forms through our website. Any information transmitted to the website, clients must be aware that they accept that and do so at their own risks.
Confidentiality and security for all personal identifiable information is extremely important. Any information given to Living Stones Art Therapy will be kept confidential. No content will be shared without your written permission, and only the content you have agreed upon will be made available. When clients engage in an art therapy process, the art is also treated with the same confidentiality as any other communication in counselling.
LIMITS TO CONFIDENTIALITY
There are times when it is legally and ethically required to break confidentiality. In such circumstances, minimum amount of information will be accessed necessary to
meet legal and ethical guidelines. Below are circumstances in which it is required to release information to a necessary entity:
- If I’m concerned that the client or another individual is at risk in imminentdanger of serious harm, I am legally obligated to break confidentiality and sharewith a third party and call the police if necessary. I will explore other optionswith the client before I take this step.
- If the client is involved in a lawsuit and I am subpoenaed to appear in court, Iam legally obligated to attend. If my notes are subpoenaed I must responsiblydisclose my notes to the court.
- I am legally responsible to report any actual current cases (even suspectedcases) of child abuse or neglect to the Ministry of Children & FamilyDevelopment.
At any time, clients may opt out of any future contact or service from us. Clients can do so by contacting us via email or phone number. With any private information given to Living Stones Art Therapy, clients have the right to access that information and change or update them when necessary. Clients also have the right to express any concerns about the usage of their information and have us delete certain records on file if requested.
Any content on the website including: text, artwork, videos and other materials contained are copyrighted. It may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, used for public or commercial purposes, or downloaded in any way unless written permission is expressly granted by Living Stones Art Therapy.
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