Who we are
This website is maintained by Cathy Wilson and LifePaths Counseling Center in Littleton, Colorado, USA.
The following information is written by Cathy Wilson.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. This has the possibility of making you vulnerable to an abusive person or a scammer, depending on your circumstances. Please use caution.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
There are forms on this website that are embedded from either Jotform (https://www.jotform.com) or Google Forms via Google Workspace (https://forms.google.com). Jotform collects every users IP address and Google Forms may also do this. In some instances, this is visible to us in order to identify spammers or scammers.
With both Jotform and Google Forms, the accounts are set up to be HIPAA compliant and the personal information you decide to submit is protected using these guidelines.
We have an affiliate relationship with Amazon. This means that if we provide an affiliate link to an Amazon product, and you click on it, a cookie that is associated with our account is stored for 24 hours on your device. If you then make a qualifying purchase, we may earn a commission that is no extra cost to you.
We clearly mark every affiliate link on all our websites. This allows you to know whether a link is an affiliate link and have the ability to choose whether you want to click on it and have a cookie like this stored temporarily on your device. You are always free to not allow this but still check out the product, by opening a new window/tab and enter Amazon’s website manually, and then enter search information about the product to find it yourself.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone. Some data is collected and stored by other parties such as Google and Jotform as noted above, and it is either protected via HIPAA compliant processes, or it is data used to track website traffic, use, and patterns.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
HIPAA Privacy Statement
We have a separate HIPAA Privacy Statement that provides details on your rights and our responsibilities in regards to your health information if you are a client of LifePaths Counseling Center, Cathy Wilson, and/or of one of the staff members at LifePaths Counseling Center. You can find this notice at this link: https://www.lifepathscounseling.com/privacy-policy/.