Terms of Website Use
and Data Protection Policies
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
Disclaimer: The LivesUnencumbered.com website is offered for informational purposes only. Visiting this website does not create a client /clinician relationship with any provider named on the website. No mental health diagnosis is provided by reading the content of this website, and no content on this website constitutes the provision of treatment. Readers interested in help for anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue are encouraged to call a Utah state licensed provider for an appointment.
Content on this website is intended as psychological education and support. Visitors may subscribe to our newsletter for additional information about living with depression and anxiety in their various forms. But reading the information offered on this website does not obligate visitors to join our support network. Nor does visiting the website require you to create a login to access any particular information.
LICENSED PROVIDERS AND PEER COUNSELORS
Lives Unencumbered serves as a patient advocate and support network service. We may direct you to our partners who are licensed mental health providers if you desire, but we are not organized as a mental health clinic or treatment facility. However, we may in the future offer peer counseling in which those who have learned to live unencumbered with depression and anxiety can advise sufferers and their family members about community resources, wellness tools, and breaking barriers to asking for support when needed. In this capacity for advocacy and support, we may maintain certain records to help us direct you to other appropriate services.
Limits of Privacy: Confidentiality is safeguarded to the extent possible for transactions occurring on the internet, through email, and in support groups and peer counseling interactions. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We do not and will not sell, rent or share this information to anyone for marketing purposes, but may be required to surrender the details we have if required by law enforcement officials.
Data Gathered: In most instances, the data requested will be your name, email address, and possibly your phone number. This information is stored offline in Word or Excel documents, and is kept for the period during which you are actively engaged with the Lives Unencumbered support network. This data is purged from our records when you become inactive, or upon your request.
Your Access to and Control Over Information: You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
See what data we have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data we have about you.
Have us delete any data we have about you.
Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Monetary Support and Backing: Supporters will be required to provide limited personal details to complete funding support, using our PayPal, Venmo, or credit card buttons. Your credit card information is not recorded by Lives Unencumbered, and is not accessible to us beyond the amount of your funding amount. Collection of sensitive information for the purpose of making a monetary gift to us is performed by PayPal, and governed by their privacy policies. Read those here. [https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full]
ABOUT BROWSER / ANALYTIC COOKIES
This website's sitemap has likely been submitted to Google Search Console for site ranking purposes in Google's search engine. Google uses computer code called cookies which can ascertain your general location, computer IP address, and type of device used (desktop / laptop / cell phone / tablet) for the purpose of tracking internet use by the general public. However, that information is not monitored by the founders or staff of Lives Unencumbered, nor by this website's host. Your browser -- whether Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Microsoft Edge, etc--may track your browsing history. Neither Lives Unencumbered nor this website's host have access to your browser history.
This website's webhost, Wix, does gather and aggregate minimal non-identifying information such as which pages and posts are visited the most, at what time of day on which days, on which social media any pages or posts are shared, and which countries visitors are coming from. We cannot see your personal name, address, IP address, or city.
You are encouraged to check this disclosure on subsequent visits to this website for further information in the event that changes to the analytics software and data protection policies have been made.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our site visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
OTHER PROVISIONS AS REQUIRED BY LAW