I treat all
correspondence related to this website with the same confidentiality
that is due to all clinical material. I do not make unsolicited contact with anyone who
has written to me previously.
there are some points about Internet privacyor the lack of itthat
it is important to understand.
If you choose to
write to me through e-mail, I will treat your correspondence
with full clinical confidentiality. I do not make unsolicited contact with anyone who
has written to me previously. I will not sell your e-mail address—or your real name and
address should you reveal it to me. I may, however, keep copies of correspondence—both
received and sent—for legal protection.
At my discretion, I may use
excerpts from e-mail—with identifying information removed—to illustrate clinical points
on the website or to use in questions-and-answers sections.
however, that Internet e-mail is not
Always keep in mind that someone, somewhere, could be reading anything you
write. I dont know what anyone would do with it if he or she did read
it, but thats life in the electronic age.
that if you are using a computer at your work site, the network administrator
has the capability to read every piece of e-mail you send and receive under
your company e-mail
It may even be possible to track every keystroke you make on your computer
keyboard, regardless of whether youre sending e-mail. None of this
may actually be happening at your workplace, but the capability is
If you make a
donation or payment through PayPal or Square,
your financial information is kept secure by PayPal or Square
and is not given to me. When PayPal or Square sends me a notification
of a transaction, however, your e-mail address that you used to register with
PayPal or Square may be included in the transaction details. I will
not respond to that e-mail address unless (a) you request in the Comments
area on the PayPal or Square transaction form that I send you a
response, or (b) you send an e-mail message to me through my own
If you send me a donation by
mail, I will not write back to acknowledge the donation unless you include a letter
welcoming my response.