Terms and Conditions of Use
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
Welcome to my website, www.geramcguire.com. This website provides information regarding my professional mental health counseling private practice services as well as educational articles relative to my area of practice. I hope that you find it informative.
By using this Website, you accept and acknowledge, without limitation or
qualification, that you have completely read and understand the Terms and agree to comply with the Terms, any and all Privacy and Security Laws, requirements, regulations, guidelines and standards and any other applicable laws or agreements. If you do not agree to or understand all of these Terms and Conditions of use, please do not use this site! Disregard the content and terminate your use of it immediately.
I, Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC, may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to you. Your continued use of the www.geramcguire.com website will mean that you accept those changes.
For the purpose of these disclaimers, terms and conditions, the term
www.geramcguire.com and “this Website” refer to the owner of this Website, Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC, whose business address is P.O. Box 44, Black Diamond, WA, 98010. The term “you” mean the user
or viewer of this Website, any person who contacts me, Gera McGuire, through any other
This Website is Not a Substitute for Professional Mental Health Services and Does Not Provide Professional Medical or Mental Health Advice
This Website presents general information about topics and is not intended as
specific individualized treatment so you should not consider it as such. The
content is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health
counseling or therapy, diagnosis, mental health supervision services, professional advice or treatment for individuals, couples, groups or families. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional and of your physician or other qualified health provider you may have regarding any counseling matters or issues related to mental and emotional health as they are familiar with your personal history. Never disregard professional mental health or medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on www.geramcguire.com. Use of this website (including, without limitation, advice and recommendations) and services on this website are intended solely as a general education. Never stop or modify any treatment or medication without talking to your physician or other healthcare provider as they are most familiar with you and your situation.
Use of this website and/or contacting Gera McGuire via email does not create a counselor-client relationship.
Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. If you are interested in becoming a client of mine, you must contact me via phone or email to schedule a face-to-face intake interview prior to entering a client-counselor contract for services. I am licensed to provide mental health counseling services in the state of Washington in the United States of America.
The information contained on www.geramcguire.com may not pertain to your situation. While I try to keep all the information on this website up to date, mental health and psychological treatments and knowledge change and so my website should not be considered error-free or as a comprehensive source of all information on any topic. I will use reasonable efforts to research, collect and prepare quality information for readers but I cannot warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, appropriateness, or applicability of the information found on this website, in websites linking to this website, or in websites made available through links found either on this website. I cannot guarantee the same of any individuals who post comments or may leave information on this site. Assume that information on this site may contain inaccuracies or errors and so read at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon the information and material on this Website. You assume the complete risk of loss in using this website and the materials contained within.
If you think that you or someone you know may have a mental health or medical emergency, call your doctor, mental health professional or 911 immediately. Gera McGuire does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, providers, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be on this site. Reliance on any information provided by www.geramcguire.com or others appearing on the site at the invitation of Gera McGuire or other visitors is solely at your own risk.
Not For Use by Counselors or Mental Health Professionals as Training
www.geramcguire.com may not be used by counselors as a therapeutic reference. The website is not intended nor of sufficient detail to teach other counselors or mental health professionals about marriage or relationship therapy.
Not For Use by Attorneys
Use of the website by attorneys is strictly prohibited. The website is not intended for use in legal proceedings of any sort or to help establish a medico-legal standard of care. Contents of the Site should not be deemed sufficient in detail, accuracy, or timeliness to be cited as legal evidence either for or against the opinions, decisions, or actions of any mental health professional, counselor, psychotherapist, or physician, including Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC.
Children’s Privacy, Privacy Information
I am committed to protecting children and their rights. My site is not intended to attract children under the age of 13. I do not collect any personally identifiable information from any person I actually know is a child under the age of 13. Parents and guardians should always be aware of what their children are looking at while using the Internet to monitor it for appropriateness.
Your access and use of the Website is subject to compliance with any and all
requirements, regulations, guidelines and standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) as well as all other applicable laws or agreements (the “Privacy and
Photographs found on www.geramcguire.com have either been taken by Gera McGuire or have been used by permission and are not of actual clients. They are protected by the original creators so may not be copied in any fashion.
I cannot guarantee that the server or servers that make www.geramcguire.com
available are free of viruses or other harmful components. You can assume that the entire cost of and liability for all necessary servicing, repair or correction necessitated by use of this website. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
Indemnity and Liability
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold www.geramcguire.com and Gera McGuire and contracted business associates harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, loss, suits, damages, expenses and settlements including without limitation, responsible legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
The use of the www.geramcguire.com Site and the Contents are at your own risk.
When using the www.geramcguire.com information will be transmitted over a medium
that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of www.geramcguire.com and its suppliers. Accordingly, www.geramcguire.com
assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruptions or
corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use
of the www.geramcguire.com site.
The www.geramcguire.com site and the contents are provided on an “as is” basis.
WWW.GERAMCGUIRE.COM, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS
SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, www.germcguire.com, its licensors and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
In no event shall www.geramcguire.com, its contracted business associates,
licensors, its suppliers or their parties mentioned on the www.geramcguire.com site be liable for any damages (including without limitation, incidental and
consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the www.geramcguire.com site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not www.geramcguire.com, its business associates, licensors, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned on the www.geramcguire.com site are advised of the possibility of such damage.
www.geramcguire.com is based out of Washington State in the United States of America with principle offices in Maple Valley, Washington. www.geramcguire.com makes no claims that it or any Site with its network and its content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access www.geramcguire.com from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws or your jurisdiction. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions including images, video content, and audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.
Jurisdiction and Provisions
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with www.geramcguire.com or in any way relating to your use of the www.geramcguire.com site resides in the courts of the State of Washington and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Washington in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving www.geramcuire.com or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contracted business associates, telecommunication providers, internet website provider and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Washington without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver or such term or condition or any other term or condition.
These Terms and conditions are effective unless and until they are modified or terminated at any time by Gera McGuire. If I, Gera McGuire, in my sole discretion believe that you have failed to comply with the terms and conditions, I reserve the right to terminate these terms and conditions without notice and/or to deny you access to this site.
Non-Endorsement, Copyright Information and Notice and Takedown Procedures
The contents of these Website may not be reproduced, republished, transmitted, uploaded, posted, copied or distributed or in any way provided without express permission with the exception, however, that you may download one time, one copy of the material on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial viewing only provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
All rights reserved. Any use of the content including photographs, logos illustrations, icons, designs, images and video clips, not expressly permitted by these terms and conditions is a breach of these terms and conditions and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Nothing contained on www.geramcguire.com website should be construed as giving by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any information or content displayed on this website. If you violate these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies (physical, electronic or otherwise) you have made of any portion of the Content.
Content on www.geramcguire.com may display third party content that may own materials and copyrights found on www.geramcguire.com. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice due to editorial discretion.
If you wish to copy or cite information, please contact me directly at Gera
McGuire, P.O. Box 44, Black Diamond, WA, 98010. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the content will be terminated and you must destroy any and all copies that you have made of any portion of the content.
Any reference made to www.geramcguire.com does not constitute my endorsement or recommendation of that website, entity, individual, product, process or service.
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of these materials or access thereto from this web site by contacting Gera McGuire with the following information:
Send information to:
Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC
P.O. Box 44
Black Diamond, WA, 98010
Thanks for your cooperation. I hope that you find my website helpful. If you have any questions, comments, ideas or suggestions, please let me know.
March 7, 2014
P.O. Box 44
Black Diamond, Washington 98010
1174 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 106
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
I am currently not taking new patients for weekend or evening appointments. Check back for updated hours and availability.
24-Hour King County Crisis Line
New client? Please complete the inital paperwork prior to your first visit. New client forms are available as PDF downloads on this here.
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