Effective date: January 30, 2019
The Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://www.iamh.in website (the “website”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our service and/or website. We use your data to provide and improve the Service offered on this website, as well as at the offerings under the Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health; including but not limited to: providing clinical services, therapeutic services, preparing case files, record keeping and so on. By using this website and/or any of our other service offerings, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
More about collecting data…
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country
- Cookies and Usage Data
- Results of Assessments
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
What is your data used for?
Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer care and support
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To monitor the usage of the Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Where your data goes.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there. It is also important to note that some of your data may be stored or processed on servers outside India.
Your Data and Disclosure.
Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
What about Confidential Data?
Please keep in mind that some data collected from you maybe classified as confidential information. Such data will not be shared with anoyne without written express consent by you, unless it is specifically mandated by law or judicial body. Some personally identifiable information may be disclosed if we feel that you may be considered a threat to yourself or others.
Is your Data completely Safe?
No. The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Third Party Providers.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Analyzing your data
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Links to other sites.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.
If you are aged between 13-18, please ensure you have parental consent to use this website as your usage automatically implies that your parents or legal guardians have read this policay and agree to it. If you are under 13, please do not use this website and log off at this time.
This Policy is subject to Change.
What about HIPAA, GDPR, CalOPPA…?
These terms are names of different regulations related to data safe-keeping around the world. You can read more about them on their respective websites. While HIPAA and CalOPPA are American regulations, GDPR is European. Our service is based in India and is thus not required to comply with these regulations. However, be assured that we are indeed compliant with Indian regulatory requirements regarding data privacy online.