TREAT all correspondence
related to this website with the same
that is due to all clinical material. I do not make unsolicited contact with anyone who
has written to me previously.
Nevertheless, there are some
points about Internet privacy—or the lack of it—that you should
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. (It irritates me when companies
with whom I do business sell my personal information!) 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
should always be aware, however, that Internet e-mail is not
secure. 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
Realize also 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 address. 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 there.
Donations and Payments
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 payment
unless you include a note requesting my response.
on this website.