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Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 5/22/2023

Oceans of Emotions, PLLC is committed to protecting your privacy and any information that we may collect while operating on our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.ooecounseling.com and services offered through the site (hereinafter, "us", "we", “Site” or "www.ooecounseling.com"). We provide this notice to explain our online information practices, what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our website.

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information We Collect
To provide an experience that is responsive to our users’ and customers’ needs, we collect information about visitors to our Site.

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
▪ Provide, operate, and maintain our Site
▪ Improve, personalize, and expand our Site
▪ Understand and analyze how you use our Site
▪ Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
▪ Communicate with you either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer services, to provide you with updates and other information relating to our website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
▪ Send you emails

We may also collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your use of our web sites, communication preferences, aggregated data relative to your Services, and responses to promotional offers and surveys. To better safeguard your information, please do not include any credit card information in your electronic communication unless it is specifically required by us as part of Services or transaction fulfillment process sites, or our customer contact process.

Links to Other Sites
The Site contains links to other websites as a service to our visitors. We do not endorse the products of the companies associated with these third-party websites, and we do not control the content or links that appear on these websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites. These websites and services have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, and browsing and interactions on those websites are subject to the terms and policies of those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any other site that you visit.

Log Files
Oceans of Emotions, PLLC follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Oceans of Emotions, PLLC uses "cookies". These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

Security
This Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. If our site allows you to enter sensitive information, (such as a credit card number) on order firms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We may also at times provide information about you to third parties to provide various services on our behalf, such as providers who process credit card payments. We will only share information about you that is necessary for the third party to provide the requested service. These companies are prohibited from retaining, sharing, buying, selling, storing, or using your personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is one hundred percent (100%) secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Access from Outside the United States; Acceptance of Policy
Oceans of Emotions, PLLC only offers services within the United States, and the Site is only intended to be used by individuals in the United States. If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States of America, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. The privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. By visiting the Site, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and the use and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We use legitimate interest as our legal basis to collect and use your information. We also collect and use information as reasonably necessary to fulfill requests by Users, to operate our business, and to comply with the law. We do not conduct automated decisionmaking based on your personal information that impacts your personal rights. By using this Site, you signify that you agree to the foregoing, and that you accept this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Updating Your Information
If your information needs to be updates, corrected, or deleted, please contact us by email at Franziska@ooecounseling.com or by mail to the following:
Oceans of Emotions, PLLC
5224 Olympic Drive Suite 107
Gig Harbor, WA 98338

Childrens Information
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Oceans of Emotions, PLLC does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page

Contact Us
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, security practices, or would like to be removed from our mailing lists, please contact us:
Oceans of Emotions, PLLC
5224 Olympic Drive Suite 107
Gig Harbor, WA 98338
253-766-5522
Franziska@ooecounseling.com

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