Privacy & Social Media Policy
What Information We Collect & Why
Personal Information collected, utilized and disclosed by Somerspsych.com may include:
1) Personal contact coordinates (ie. email address and telephone number).
2) Your Name and/or address
4) Cookies: By clicking “Allow All” from our website, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation and to analyze site usage.
We collect, and utilize personal information from individuals for the following purposes:
1) to communicate with those who subscribe to email newsletters, conduct surveys or provide updates
2) to communicate with those who willingly sign petitions and submit their personal contact coordinates and other personal data.
3) to communicate with politicians and convey your views in aggregate or through consensual emails and petitions from our website. The names and addresses collected on these letters and petitions, whether signed online or in person, are presented to the designated politician or body to whom the petition is addressed.
4) Any other purpose that is required, pending disclosure of use and intent to the individual and reception of their permission.
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information on reasonable notice. Any withdrawal is subject to contractual and legal restrictions.
Updating Your Information
We strive to keep personal information and data as accurate as possible and take the necessary steps towards updating that information with individuals.
As we are committed to ensuring the security of your personal information, Somerpsych.com has in place those safeguards that are essential to data protection. Access to your personal information will be limited to that which is specifically required for a particular task and to those who are responsible for performing each task. Electronic information is stored on a firewall-protected server that is only accessible to employees or contractors of Somerspsych.com through a password-based login. Data is placed on a retention schedule and destroyed when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. Somerspsych.com will audit all security and data management systems on a regular basis and will perform upgrades as necessary. These systems include electronic and computer hardware systems, software applications etc.
Using Information From Our Websites
Information residing on our publicly-accessible website can be utilized for external purposes with references as the source of the data. In the event that the data is reproduced electronically, the reference must be accompanied by a hyperlink to our website.
Limits of Accountability
Accessing Your Personal Information
You have legal access to your personal information and may request disclosure on how the information has been used and shared. Individuals requesting this information are asked to submit their query with details that would allow us to respond efficiently. Verification of your identity will be required. Disclosure of your personal information maybe required or authorized by law. This includes, but is not limited to, the personal information of other individuals, information that is subject to an investigation, and confidential corporate information. All individuals will be informed of changes to the access rights of their personal information before the change is initiated.
Social Media Participation Policies
Your consent is implied if you are using our social media pages. Somerspsych.com uses social media to communicate with the public. Public participation on our social media sites is governed by these terms. By interacting with any content on or made available through our social media sites, you accept these terms and agree to act in accordance with them.
Where applicable, your postings and links to third-party sites are subject to monitoring for appropriateness. As used herein, “appropriate” means that the postings are relevant to our business and functions, responsive to the issues(s) being discussed, and phrased in respectful language which is appropriate for public discourse. Posts such as listed below are not appropriate:
•profane, abusive, vulgar or pornographic
•offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups
•perceived harassment or defamation
•personal attacks of any kind (towards followers or Somerspsych.com volunteers, staff or consultants)
•threats of physical or bodily harm
•encouragement of illegal activity
•promotion of services or products that aren’t in the broad subject matter interest
•solicitation for a political party, religious, or personal causes
•repetitive posts by the same user or multiple users
•confidential, proprietary or otherwise restricted information
•material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights.
Inappropriate or offensive material will be removed by the site moderator without notice to posting party. We also reserve the right to block site users that include inappropriate content in posts, including posting of inappropriate links.
Somerspsych.com may include useful links or pointers to information created and maintained by other entities. This does not imply any endorsement of the third-party linked site.
Except as specifically noted, opinions expressed in our social media postings are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of Somerspsych.com. We do not guarantee or warrant that social media posts are accurate, current, complete, free of viruses or other destructive properties.
Information provided through social media is not a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Participants should consult their own legal or other professional advisers.
Somerspsych.com has no control over advertisements that may be posted by a social media site host in accordance with the site host’s terms of service. Such posts are not intended to reflect the opinion of Somerspsych.com or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an endorsement by Somerspsych.com of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying our endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Somerspsych.com and its employees or agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, settlements, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising in any way from your use or access to our social media sites. In no event shall Somerspsych.com, or any of its employees be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising from any use or inability to use Somerspsych.com social media sites.
Read the Personal Information Protection Act