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-- Updated February 25, 2013 --
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Only Ron Sterling, M.D., participates in online chat conversations purchased by users and no observer, whatsoever, is authorized to observe such chat conversations at Dr. Sterling's office or at any other site, unless the purchaser of such services gives such permission to third-parties to observe such online chat conversations at their computer terminal or some other computer display screen.
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Dr. Sterling does, however, printout all e-mail and all online chat conversations and stores them in a locked file in a secure place, as is required by the record-keeping laws of the State of Washington. No personal records or other personal information of any kind, whatsoever, kept by Ron Sterling, M.D., pursuant to relevant record keeping laws will be disclosed or released to any third-party unless a witnessed written Consent to Release Information is signed by the relevant purchaser of services or the said records are ordered to be released or disclosed by a court of competent jurisdiction.
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d. User Responsibility for Queries Related to Advice Columns and Other Public Postings on the Site. Although BellevuePsychiatry.com will not post a User's name or IP address in responding to any query, and although BellevuePsychiatry.com will use its best efforts to insure that any public posting of an answer to a query will contain no information that could conceivably link a reader or any person identified in a reader's communication to said answer, the User submitting any query (other than queries that are the result of purchased e-mail, online chat or telephone consultations from Dr. Sterling) by e-mail to him or by any other method of communication, whatsoever, shall be solely responsible for taking steps to conceal any personal information in the text of the query which may reveal the User's identity. Any query or other communication which a user personally posts on the BellevuePsychiatry.com Site is considered to be non-confidential. BellevuePsychiatry.com cannot take responsibility for misdirected or mis-addressed e-mail attempted to be sent to him or e-mail whose Internet routing has been tampered with prior to its arrival at the RonSterling.com mailbox. In addition, although Ron Sterling uses a password to protect access to his e-mail, given the vulnerabilities of Web sites and Internet e-mail to hacking, Ron Sterling cannot completely assure all users, readers or writers that its e-mail will not or cannot be "hacked" and otherwise illegally intercepted or read.
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