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is not an excuse for irresponsible behavior. Offensive posts will be
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created this statement in order to demonstrate a firm commitment to privacy. The
following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices
Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!
Please do not post your identifying information (real
name & address, email address, etc.) in any of the boards or
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We use your IP and email address to gather broad demographic
information. Specifically, we
are interested in knowing how many "hits" we get, how many are "new"
or repeats, what browser is used, and where the hits came from (e.g., what search engine,
bookmark, etc.) We also want to know who you are collectively to tailor the site's
contents to you. In the CatBox forum, we have access to your IP address,
email address, etc.
We use no banner advertisements or outside advertisements of any
type except for occasional content placed by a our Amazon.com bookshelf or the
This Web site collects
cookies, email addresses, and
some personal information that you provide (your name, age,
address, etc.) or is available about you (IP address, browser
type, date posting, etc.). Only Dr. Irene, her CatBox
Administrators, and her server have access to this information, though
she may make this information available to consultants and others if
there is any question of a security breach or if Dr. Irene judges a
poster to be repeatedly harassing or otherwise undermining the site.
While Dr. Irene may share collective demographics
about her visitors as a whole, she will not sell your email address or
otherwise share any of your personal information
with any third party for any purpose.
Nor will you receive unsolicited spam from this site.
While Dr. Irene does not permit
material to be published elsewhere by a third party, there is no way to
prevent unscrupulous authors from reproducing material elsewhere.
not to post your identifying information (real name & address, email
address, etc.) anywhere
This web site collects email addresses and personal
information sent by members who are requesting consultation through PayPal. Only Dr. Irene and her server have access to this material.
Names, addresses, and/or personal information is not shared with or sold
to any third party for any reason whatsoever. In cases where email advice
is posted, information that may identify participants is stripped
prior to posting.
In the even that human error
occurs and an email address or name is inadvertently posted by Dr. Irene, Dr. Irene
will immediately remove same upon notification. Dr. Irene cannot be held
liable for damages in the unlikely even that error occurs in the
delivery of services.
General Email: In the absence of an anonymity
request, it will be tacitly assumed that general email (i.e., the writer
is making a statement rather than seeking advice, (such as commenting on
the site etc.) and includes his or her full name and/ or contact info
thus intends that identifying information to be published.
The author who submits content to
this site via email, pm, post, or otherwise owns the copyright to the
material, yet in submitting this content, grants Dr. Irene and
drirene.com the perpetual right to keep, use, and maintain that material. Once the
writer offers their content, there is no obligation on the part of Dr.
Irene and drirene.com to remove that material. Content will be removed
or edited to if its content poses a safety risk to the writer upon
request to Dr. Irene.
This site contains links to other sites. Dr.
Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)! is not responsible for the privacy practices or the
content of such Web sites.
This site is partnered with
several content providers, business partners, etc. such as
Amazon.com, Paypal.com and Invision.com, etc. We make no information available to these sites, although
these sites may collect their own data (cookies, etc.). Please refer to each site for
Amazon.com pays drirene.com a
small percentage of any purchases made when amazon.com is accessed through any
of the links on the drirene.com site.
Some email support lists and
boards are not moderated. The
is moderated by peer administrators, providing a self-help forum.
Unless explicitly doing so, Dr. Irene does not endorse advise made by
contributing peers or forum Administrators.
Keep in mind that
all material is intended for educational purposes and
must not be considered as a substitute for informed advice from your own
health care provider.
This site has security measures in place to
protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Only Dr. Irene has access to all information! All information is
password protected. No third parties have access to any website data other
than as specified on this page.
Credit Card Payment
All credit card information for paid advice is processed on a
secure server through Paypal. Paypal does not make credit card
numbers available to Dr. Irene.
Confidentiality of Telephone Consultation
The content of private email
correspondence or telephone conversation notes with Dr. Irene is as secure as possible. Only Dr. Irene
has access to your information. Dr. Irene will not release information to third
parties unless ordered to by a United States Court of Law, and/or if she
believes that a child or elder is being abused, and/or if she believes
that you pose a serious threat to yourself or to another person.
Dr. Irene is a licensed
psychologist in New York , and is a full member of the
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She respects the guidelines for the
ethical practice of psychology as set forth by these bodies.
This site is wholly owned and
funded by Dr. Irene under The Medical Communications Resource. Dr. Irene created and maintains the site. Trubbletm
animations are created by Dr. Irene.
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"Trubble," or the name "Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!", or images of
Trubbletm without prior, written approval of drirene.com is strictly
All material written/edited/replied to by Dr. Irene or
emailed or posted to the site is copywritten to
www.drirene.com unless otherwise
The intent of copyright is to prevent unauthorized
commercial distribution of site content.
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