202-969-2277

alicia@aliciaclarkpsyd.com

Privacy Policy

 Alicia H. Clark, PsyD, PLLC

Privacy Policy & Data Storage Policies

 

 Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms

I am committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth my current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with my website. By accessing www.aliciaclarkpsyd.com, you acknowledge and fully understand this Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement.

 

About Cookies

I use cookies on https://aliciaclarkpsyd.com for a number of purposes. They help me to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allow me to make improvements that will continually deliver a website you want to browse and enjoy.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that my site stores on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. 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.

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. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You can find more information about web cookies here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

 

I use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for you to use the features available on this website. They include, for example, the ability to log in and post a comment.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize, track, and count the number of visitors who come to this website. They also allow us to track broken pages on the website and to count what visitors do when they click through the website.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to track and remember your preferences for our website. For example, we can personalize content for you, greet you by name and/or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

 

First-party cookies

These cookies are specifically about https://aliciaclarkpsyd.com and track your usage of this website and are considered essential for the website to operate correctly. No cookies capture personally identifiable information, but do include:

  • Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit – it is anonymous and contains no personally identifying information;
  • Page number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
  • Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

 

Third-party cookies

This website sets different types of third-party cookies to track usage, social sharing and more. These cookies are not under our control and serve to help us understand the visitors who come to the website, as well as support our connection to other third-party sites.  (Again, see the Wikipedia page above for detailed explanations of third-party services/cookies).

Included in our list of third-party cookies are the following services:

  • Google Analytics –Google Analytics is used to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Data is stored anonymously for 26 months and per Google’s policies, this data is automatically deleted after 26 months. You can view Google’s Privacy Policy here: google.com/policies/privacy/.
  • Social sharing plugin– a cookie is used when you use the social sharing service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. More information about the Sharing app privacy policy can be found here: http://www.sharethis.com/privacy/.
  • Gravity Forms, their privacy policy is here: https://www.gravityforms.com/terms-and-conditions/

 

Your rights with cookies:

Cookies are set by many entities and may include the website’s owners/developers/managers, plugins, third-party providers, advertisers and anyone else who collects or uses the website’s data.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline some or all cookies. If you reject cookies (including essential cookies) by changing your browser settings, you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.

To learn how to block cookies, simply go to Google and type in “how do I block cookies” on whatever browser you use (Chrome, Firefox etc.) and you will find the details needed to block some or all cookies on your browser.

 

Additional data storage and privacy policy considerations

In addition to the non-personally identifiable data collected by cookies, this website also offers the ability to connect with us via contact forms, comments, newsletter registration forms, downloadable ebooks, free downloadable gifts, webinars and other similar files.

To receive free gifts from this website, we require that you share your personal information consisting of your first and last name and your email address. In some cases, we have additional optional fields that allow you to comment on an article or ask a question of me. In most cases, information is gathered and stored in the website database or via a third-party service (i.e. MailChimp).  All information gathered via any form on this website can be deleted upon request.

 

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 

Media

If you upload images to the website, 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.

 

Newsletter & Contact Forms

Information and informational items are provided in exchange for adding your email address and possibly your name, business and or website information to one of our mailing lists. All mailing lists are stored and executed via Mailchimp for the sole purpose of communicating information, as well as occasional marketing of services and products. Each mailing list will specifically detail what type of emails you may receive and possibly the frequency. You may unsubscribe from said email list(s) at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in every email.

A copy of MailChimp’s Privacy Policy can be found here:  https:/mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Your information is never shared or sold to others, and is only shared with third-party services as necessary and explained above. If at any time you wish to opt out of communication, email, or to have your data deleted, please direct your request to the email, address and/or phone number below.

 

If you wish to contact us, the best ways are as follows:

Email: alicia@aliciaclarkpsyd.com

Phone: 202-969-2277

Office Address:
1350 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036

 

Effective date: May 25, 2018

Last update: June 2, 2018