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TERMS OF SERVICE & DISCLAIMER
Please read these Terms of Service carefully and completely before browsing these web pages or participating in any of our arrangements, including the professional listings.
If you browse or otherwise use this site, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, and also agree that you have read and consent to the terms of the Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you may not access or use this site.
This site is published and maintained by Dr. Suzanne LaCombe (through S.K. LaCombe Consulting Inc.) solely for the purpose of providing the general public (who shall be referred to collectively as "users") with information that will assist them in locating suitable mental health professionals.
No Professional Advice
MyCounselingDirectory does not offer online psychotherapy or psychological services. This directory is dedicated to assisting users in locating professional mental health advice or therapy. It is not intended as a substitute for face-to-face professional psychological advice or therapy.
MyCounselingDirectory is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchant ability or fitness. Neither S.K. LaCombe Consulting Inc. nor its employees, affiliates, information providers or content partners shall be liable for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or other defects in the information contained in the site, and there are no warranties as to the results obtained from the use of the information. It is your obligation to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide, ideally in conjunction with your mental health professional.
Obligation of users to check credentials.
The term "mental health professional" includes listed psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, nurse practitioners and social workers, but is not limited to these professions. The term "other health professional" includes listed bodyworkers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and yoga teachers, but is not limited to these professions.
MyCounselingDirectory does not examine or warrant the competence, proper licencing or credentials of any listed mental health professional or other health professional. MyCounselingDirectory does not endorse any mental health professional or other health professional listed on the site and will not be liable in any way for damages to any user as a result of using the services of any listed mental health professional or other health professional.
Use site information at your own risk.
MyCounselingDirectory makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and quality of information posted on the site, including information regarding any listed mental health professional or other health professional, but does not take responsibility for or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any such information disclosed, nor for any errors and omissions.
MyCounselingDirectory does not necessarily endorse, oppose or edit any opinions or recommendations posted by any professional contributors or members. We will use reasonable efforts to remove content that is unlawful, hurtful or inconsistent with the Terms of Service. We are not responsible for information posted by users or by listed professionals, nor responsible for any damages resulting from your use of any information on the site. Users agree that if they rely on such information they do so solely at their own risk. We assume no responsibility for any web sites that are linked to our site, nor for the content of any site that you visit following a link from this site.
We do not warrant that access to and use of MyCounselingDirectory will be secure, timely or uninterrupted.
Third Party Advertising
MyCounselingDirectory is partially funded by revenue generated from the strategic placement of ads on the site. This relationship with outside commercial interests in no way compromises our editorial integrity or independence.
In the event that MyCounselingDirectory acquires one or more sponsors, the principles of editorial integrity and independence will be maintained.
We also strive to ensure that editorial content is always clearly distinguished from commercial messages. For example, we require clear identification of the authorship and credentials of all third party content accessible on the site, whether directly or through links.
MyCounselingDirectory is committed to providing users with relevant and compelling content. For this reason we strive to ensure that the ads you see are relevant to the topics contained in the pages on which they appear. We encourage visitors to bring to our attention any advertising they believe is inappropriate or irrelevant to the spirit of the site.
Unfortunately, we sometimes have no control over what ads appear (e.g. under the Google AdSense program) but we'll do what we can to ensure relevancy. Please note that it is MyCounselingDirectory's policy never to accept advertising from pharmaceutical companies, and we do our best to screen them out of any program such as Adsense.
You may download material from the site to a personal or handheld computer, and even print a reasonable number of copies for yourself, your family, or friends. However, you may not distribute, modify, re-post or use any such downloads for your own web site or for public or commercial purposes without the express written permission of MyCounselingDirectory. All site contents, including selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement, are subject to Canadian and international law regarding copyright protection unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Service. S.K. LaCombe Consulting Inc. owns the names used for all products and services, and all trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed are protected by Canadian trademark law. If your activities are non-commercial you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark.
No copyright in postings.
All communications and materials transmitted or posted to the site, including any data, questions, comments, or suggestions, are treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. We may use such communications or materials for any purpose, including reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and further posting. However we will not use such communications or materials without first obtaining the consent of the contributor. Users permit any other user to access, view, store or reproduce for personal use any material uploaded or posted to the site, and agree that MyCounselingDirectory has the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available by any user.
Links to other web sites.
MyCounselingDirectory has not reviewed all sites that may be linked from this site and is not responsible for the content of these sites. Although we make every effort to include only those sites that reflect the same vision and/or spirit of MyCounselingDirectory, you visit these sites at your own risk.
Linking to MyCounselingDirectory
We welcome a simple link from your web site to ours. However if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users, you must first have our written permission. Links that in any way have a negative impact on our reputation are prohibited. You cannot link to MyCounselingDirectory if your site is engaged in unlawful, obscene or offensive activities.
No liability for listings.
Although MyCounselingDirectory.com has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor or review the postings and transmissions, we are not responsible or liable for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, profanity or inaccuracy contained in any information posted to the site. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit, remove or refuse any material submitted to or posted on the site.
Users may not post or transmit through MyCounselingDirectory any material which violates or compromises the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or which, without express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse service or terminate site access to any user whose conduct restricts or inhibits another user from using or enjoying the site or is harmful to the interests of MyPsycDirectory, its users, members, listees, affiliates or suppliers.
Users with any concern or complaint regarding any content on this site are encouraged to contact Dr. LaCombe by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 604-602-1762. Please report any violations of the Terms of Service that you may encounter. If the complaint cannot be resolved in this manner, users agree that any claim, dispute or controversy arising from or relating to these Terms of Service shall be resolved by neutral binding arbitration to be held in Vancouver, Canada, and that all issues shall be interpreted according to the laws of British Columbia and any applicable federal laws of Canada.
Changes to these terms and conditions.
The Terms of Service represent the entire agreement between users and MyCounselingDirectory.
The Terms of Service may be changed or modified at any time, in whole or in part, and any changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting to the site. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service.
Users agree to have read and be in agreement with the terms of the separate Privacy Statement, which describes our privacy and security practices for this web site.
If you have any questions or comments regarding MyCounselingDirectory please contact us at "links (capitol 2 on your keypad) myshrink.com", or by mail at 3142 Pt. Grey Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6K 1B2.
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