Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The International Society of Mental Health Online (ISMHO) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and maintains the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide online.

Basic Confidentiality Policy
Where personal information is required for use of the Web site or in interacting with the Web site (e.g., Members-only access and/or Message Boards, Chat Events, or other such activities which may be presented under the auspices of the organization) it is ISMHO policy that information, such as your name, postal address or telephone number, is considered private and confidential. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information, such as to reply to requests for information and/or materials.

Note that the membership roster is a benefit of membership. Use of the roster is subject to specific rules, and available only to members in good standing, entirely for the purpose of allowing members to verify membership status and to provide a means (without revealing private information such as home telephone number or address) to contact fellow members of the organizations for purposes of professional referral or other collegial contact. The roster’s information is based on that information which members have provided as part of the membership application with the understanding that name and email address are ordinarily displayed through use of the email discussion list, and available only to other members through posts made to the members-only list and/or through voluntary listing in the members-only section of the ISMHO Web site and e-mail list.

If you indicate that you would like to receive announcements and notices from the ISMHO, or participate in any of the committees formed to promote ISMHO activities, your e-mail address will be added to the appropriate member or committee list. If at any time you change your mind and would like to remove your name from any ISMHO list or member dirrectory, or if you wish to correct your personal information, please email us.

No Release of Information to Third Parties

Personal information collected as a function of this Web site will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provide the information or if such release is required by law. Note, the membership roster is available to members of ISMHO in the members-only section. The roster is compiled from information provided by members for reference uses such as searching for and contacting colleagues or for making referrals, etc. No information which is made available to members for these purposes shall be leased, sold, or otherwise made available to non-members without explicit permission or except as required by law.

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information
Our Web site does not track, collect or distribute personal information about individual visitors. We regularly compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our site, the requests we receive for particular information on our Web site, and the Internet Protocol (IP) number that those requests come from. These aggregated statistics may be used by ISMHO to improve the Web site in an ongoing effort to provide better information and services to the public.