Privacy Policy

Who I am

I’m Anne Rossen, a licensed mental-health practitioner in the state of Illinois (#180-006138). My business name is Anne Rossen Integrative Psychotherapy and More, LLC. My contact information can be found under the heading “My Contact Information” below, and also on my website contact page. You are currently visiting my website, the address of which is https://annerossen.com.

Though I’d welcome the chance to talk with you about the possibility of working together, please realize that reading or interacting with my website does not constitute a therapist-client relationship between us, which can only be established through mutual, explicit agreement. The privacy policies that would govern work together in therapy can be found in my HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices. The remainder of this page pertains to my privacy policies regarding your interaction with this website.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

I collect as little data about visitors to my website as possible while still trying to ensure that my website is useful to you and a means by which you can contact me. The information I collect, why I collect it, and the contexts in which it is collected are summarized below.

Comments and Media

Specifically to protect your privacy, I’ve intentionally deactivated visitors’ ability to leave comments on and upload media to my website. Thus, no information is collected through these means.

Contact forms

The secure contact form on my website, which allows you to send an encrypted message to me, is linked to my Hushmail account. I use the information you provide when you contact me through that form only to respond to your inquiry. I delete your message from my Hushmail account as soon as that purpose has been served. However, consistent with strict interpretations of HIPAA and HITECH rules and regulations, I retain an archived copy of our communication.

As a “business associate” of mine, Hushmail has agreed to comply with the same HIPAA and HITECH requirements that I must comply with. Hushmail collects your IP address, the date/time stamp, your browser information, your email address and mine, the subject line “Hush Secure Form,” and any other information Hushmail deems necessary to record in order to maintain their system and prevent abuse. See Hushmail’s Privacy Policy for more information. Please know that I have opted out of Hushmail’s policy of temporarily sharing non-personally identifiable information with third-party services to support their advertising, sales, and marketing efforts. 

Cookies

This is a WordPress website. WordPress uses no cookies on this site because I’ve disabled the only functions it would use them for (comments, visitor account log-ins, guest editing and publishing of articles).

I’m currently looking into whether the (minimal) plug-ins on my website use cookies, and I’ll share that information here as soon as I have it.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages and blog entries on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if you’d visited those websites directly. In other words, once you’ve gone to another website, that website’s privacy policies apply, and data may be collected about you there. These other websites may use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with it if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I currently am not using an analytics package. If and when I do, I will let you know what that is and how you can opt out of analytics tracking. I will also provide a link to the analytics provider’s privacy policy.

Who I share your data with

There are no third parties with whom I share site data, other than Hushmail for the purpose of allowing you to securely contact me. I explain this above under the heading “Contact Forms.” WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long I retain your data

This only pertains to information you might provide by using my secure contact form. Please see the discussion under “Contact Forms” above.

What rights you have over your data

This is not applicable because I don’t collect information about you other than to respond to an inquiry you might make via the secure contact form on my website. Please see the discussion under “Contact Forms” above.

Where we send your data

Not applicable except perhaps as regards “Contact Forms” above.

Your contact information

Anne Rossen, MA, LCPC / Anne Rossen Integrative Psychotherapy and More, LLC / 450 Skokie Blvd., Suite 505 / Northbrook, IL 60062 / 847-433-8733

You can reach me by email using my secure contact form.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Here is my HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.