Your Right to Privacy
Privacy and confidentiality in counselling and therapy
We follow a strict code of professional ethics. No Personal Identifiable information will be stored by the Amigo Platform. All records are protected by the Data Protection Law and no identifiable client information is shared with any third party. Exceptions to this policy may occur only where necessary to protect the safety of clients or others.
We will not contact clients on any telephone number or at any address if explicitly asked not to.
No information is gathered through the use of this website that can identify visitors to the site. Anonymous visitor statistics are collected to measure the level of site traffic and the usefulness of the counselling and therapy information contained here.
We take privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Any concerns regarding privacy or confidentiality should be submitted in writing by email to [email protected]
It is essential that discussions in counselling are confidential, and that client privacy is protected.
The Personal Data and Browser Data (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Data"), automatically collected from this website (hereinafter the "Site"), by means of automated systems or freely entered by the User of this Site.
We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:
The information that's required when you pay to use the site, as well as the information you choose to share during conversations.
We NEVER Request information such as your name, email address, birthday, and gender. We use the app itself to answer any queries that we receive.
Usernames and User IDs, which are a way to identify you on Amigo. A User ID is a sequentially generated number
"Public Information" which means the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available.
Parties processing the data
Amigo runs the site/apps and keeps the Data as well.
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). Generally, we will only use your information within our company. However, sometimes we use third parties to process your information (for example or payment providers). We will require these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and we will require that they not use your personal information for their own business purposes.
The use of the collected Data by Amigo
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Web site and services.
Amigo use non-identifying and aggregate information about responses to the clinical outcome assessments (personal assessments), and the frequency of the utilization of the Amigo service. These efforts enhance program evaluation. The anonymous and aggregated data also be published through various media platforms/academic journals. No personal identifying information will be tied to the results, and Amigo will not share anything that could be used to identify your account or your private information.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.
We store data only for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above and for legal protections or as required by applicable laws and regulations.
We may enable access to public information that has been shared through our services.
We may allow service providers to access information so they can help us provide services.
IP addresses are used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use; and to analyze and improve the services offered on our website / apps, e.g. to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience.
Certain information is needed to provide you with services, so we only delete this information after you delete your account.
Some forms of processing (sending promotional information, commercial profiling, behavioral advertising, geo-location, etc.) may require the express consent of the User. Specific information may be shown on the pages of the Site in connection with particular services or processing of Data provided by the Site User.
Upon request we provide site visitors with access to a description of information that we maintain about them. Amigo uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at addresses or phone number below.
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos you specifically grant Amigo a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Amigo (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
Protecting the Privacy of your fellow Amigo Users
During your use of Amigo services, you will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on any Amigo app/website.
You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Amigo, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission:
You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any other User.
You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
You will not provide any false personal information on Amigo, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission. You will not create more than one personal profile.
Copyrights- Ours and Protecting Other People's Intellectual Property Rights
Portable Electronic Devices
The Amigo Platform is available on a multitude of portable electronic devices. We provide our connection to mobile services, but please be aware that your carrier’s normal rates and fees, such as text messaging fees, may still apply. You provide all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their contact lists with any basic information and contact information that is visible to them on Amigo, as well as your name and profile picture.
Your Use of Your Personal Data
If a Amigo User utilizes the Site to publish or otherwise share Personal Data with third parties, he or she assumes full responsibility: the User states possession of the right to communicate or disclose personal data to third parties, and that they have received prior information thereto, thus relieving the Site of all responsibility for their improper use following disclosure or dissemination.
You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or Amigo exclusively in a court located in India. The laws of India will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on Amigo, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.
Cookies and Use Thereof on Amigo
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet, phablet, cell phone or other electronic devise (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track traffic flows.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyze the profile of our visitors so we can provide you with a better user experience.
Clinical Assessments: Questions from clinical scales that measure mental health and well-being. Clinical assessments vary by condition.
Data/results: The quantitative scores that are based on responses to questions in the assessments.
General Location: The location of the state and city, but NOT address/place of residency.
Personal identifying information: Name, address, credit card number
We try to keep Amigo safe, but you use it at your own risk. We are providing Amigo as is without any express or implied warranties. We do not guarantee that Amigo will be safe or secure. Amigo is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties.
We strive to provide global care with consistent standards for everyone, we also strive to respect local laws. You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in with Amigo.
Understand, that we treat your use of our platform with the utmost respect to your privacy. We keep all information not disclosed above private between the Therapist and the User, keeping only non-decimated "file" copies for reference in case of legal dispute of by court order as we are required to under Laws for period up to seven years. File retention protects both the User and the Therapists safety. The data will be protected at high levels of security and privacy, and should the user use a pseudonym, will not include their real name in the conversation records.
Amigo is not responsible for data lost/exposed/used due to the nature of the Internet and digital environments, illegal actions of hackers and criminals, technical malfunctions of servers and database etc. These are the accepted risks of our Users and users of the Internet in general. You are agreeing to this standard in using our site.
Amigo reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective. Regardless of later updates or changes to our privacy notice, we will never use the information you submit under our current privacy notice in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.
This Privacy notice was last updated on 18th April 2017 and is deemed effective as of this date.