Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses our information collection policies and practices for this Website: www.simonniblock.com (the “Website”). This Website is owned and operated by the Aotearoa Therapy Services PLLC (DBA) Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men. 

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, is a Covered Entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) because it is a health care provider. Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, has created this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and security.

This Privacy Policy applies to online information-gathering and sharing practices occurring on the Website, and practices are conducted offline or in-person. By visiting this Website, you accept the practices and policies described in this Privacy Policy, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you should not visit this Website or use any of the “links” on this Website. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is stated at the end of this document.

Summary:

  • In most cases, Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men does not collect personally identifiable information about you other than what you consensually share. We log the IP address of every computer that visits our site as part of our standard site usage tracking, as further detailed below.
  • You have the option of entering personally identifiable information about yourself as you interact with the Website, for example, name, address, demographic data such as age and interests. Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, uses this information to understand who our site users are and how we may better target and tailor our services.
  • Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, does not share any of your personally identifiable information with any entity outside the organization.
  • You retain complete control over all information you share about yourself and may remove or request the removal of this information at any time.
  • You retain complete control over what types of email communication you receive from Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, and may opt to discontinue email correspondence at any time.
  • You have the option to share personally identifiable information about yourself with other visitors to the Web site. These options are clearly described, for example, online communities or discussion forums. You may remove or request the removal of any such information you share.
  • Anytime you enter personally identifiable information not intended to be shared publicly, such as password, address, or credit card number, this information is presented to Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, over a secure connection.
  • Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, uses generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us.

For information regarding the general privacy and security practices for Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, contact the Privacy Official at [email protected].

Privacy policy last updated: March 2021.

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Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients/clients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services.
  • If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email [email protected], or call 1-800-985-3059.

CMS PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT

CMS is authorized to collect the information on this form and any supporting documentation under section 2799B-7 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 112 of the No Surprises Act, title I of Division BB of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260). We need the information on the form to process your request to initiate a payment dispute, verify the eligibility of your dispute for the PPDR process, and determine whether any conflict of interest exists with the independent dispute resolution entity selected to decide your dispute. The information may also be used to (1) support a decision on your dispute; (2) support the ongoing operation and oversight of the PPDR program; (3) evaluate selected IDR entities’ compliance with program rules. Providing the requested information is voluntary. But failing to provide it may delay or prevent the processing of your dispute, or it could cause your dispute to be decided in favor of the provider or facility.

Good Faith Estimate last updated: January 2022.

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Social Media Policy

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, is represented on several forms of social media networks, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts to share practice information, news, and event updates with other social media users. If you interact with Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, through these channels or networks, please be aware of our social media policy below.

Not Medical Advice

Any information published on any social media network or platform by Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, is for general informational purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, medical, psychological or therapeutic advice.  

It does not replace any relationship or consultation with a health care provider or mental health professional. Equally, the information provided does not constitute the formation of a therapist-client relationship. 

Consult your physician or mental health provider regarding advice, or support for your health and wellbeing. It is recommended that you engage a licensed healthcare or mental health professionals for clinical diagnosis and treatment options. None of the information posted represents or warrants that any particular treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Because healthcare information changes quickly, you should always directly confirm your healthcare or mental health provider's recommendations.

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, call your local health care provider or contact 911 (the US only) immediately.  

Friending

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, does not accept invitations from current or former clients to participate in their online personal or business social networks, nor invite current or former clients to join in our online social networks. The practice of adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. It may also blur the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship. If this has occurred by chance or without knowledge of either party, please email [email protected] and request to be disconnected.

Following

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, periodically publishes articles related to wellness and psychology on our website and other social media channels. We do not expect that you will follow these posts. Comments have been disabled on our website to protect your privacy. You are welcome to use your discretion in choosing whether to follow articles or social media posts.

Interacting

Please do not message Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, via social media or networking sites. Many of these social platforms are not secure. Furthermore, these messages are not reviewed nor responded to in a timely fashion. Do not use wall postings, @replies, or other means of engaging with Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men in public online if you have an established therapeutic relationship. Attempting to engage with any mental health professional in this manner can compromise your privacy. They may also be documented and archived in your client records, becoming a part of your legal medical record.

Texting/Messaging

Please do not use SMS (mobile phone text messaging), wall posting, @ replies, messaging on any social media site to contact a mental health professional. Engaging with your therapist in this way could compromise your confidentiality, and the therapist may not even receive your message. It may also create the possibility that these exchanges become a part of your legal, medical record and will need to be documented and archived in your chart. If you are a current client of Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, it is recommended to use the secure messaging feature in the client portal for all communications.

Websites

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, has a professional website that you can access to obtain information about the practice. You are welcome to access and review the information on the website. If you have questions about it, please discuss them with your therapist during your therapy sessions.

Use Of Search Engines

Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, does not use web searches to gather information about you without your permission. It is the belief that this violates your privacy rights. However, an incredible amount of information is available about individuals online, much of which may be known to that person, some of which may be wholly inaccurate or unknown. Therefore, if you encounter any information about your therapist or anyone associated with Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, through web searches, or in any other fashion for that matter, please communicate this with your therapist so that you can examine its potential impact on your treatment.

Business Review Sites

You may find Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, on sites such as Yelp, Google, Yahoo Local, Bing, or other places which list businesses. These sites include forums where users rate their providers and add reviews. In addition, many of these sites comb search engines for business listings and automatically add listings regardless of whether the business has added itself to the site.

You have a right to express yourself on any of these review sites as you wish. However, please note that you may inadvertently expose your private information by posting publicly about Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men, your therapist, or your therapeutic experience. Therefore, we urge you to take your privacy as seriously as we take the commitment of confidentiality. You should also be aware that if you are using these sites to communicate indirectly with your therapist about your feelings about your therapeutic experience, there is a good possibility that it may never be viewed or responded to appropriately.

Location-Based Services

If you used location-based services on your mobile phone, you might wish to be aware of the privacy issues related to using these services. For example, Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men is not placed as a check-in location. If you have GPS tracking enabled on your device, others may conclude that you are a therapy client due to your location.

Social Media Policy last updated: January 2022.

 

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