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Website and E-Communications Disclaimer

I'm glad you found Blue Star Counseling, PLLC’s website!

You should know that, while Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, is led by a real Licensed Professional Counselor (Associate), our website is not real therapy.

My hope is that you will find my website interesting and helpful, but it is for educational purposes only.

Information, blogs, and social media posts are not professional advice and are not a replacement for treatment of any kind.

If you have any questions regarding personalized care, meet with a therapist!

Know that we cannot ethically answer any personalized questions (even if a DM or email).

Email, web forms, text messaging, and social media (including, but not limited to, follows, likes, and comments on social media) are not confidential forms of communication and utilizing these forms of communication may jeopardize your confidentiality.

I will not "friend" or "follow" any current or past clients to honor ethical boundaries and privacy. Social media pages, business listings, and websites are not a request for testimonial, rating, or endorsement from clients (current or past).

If you're interested in working with me, email me jeffclark@mindfultherapygroup.com

If you are in crisis or suicidal, call the National Suicide Crisis Lifeline at 988 or go to your nearest emergency department.

The website https://bluestarcounselingpllc.com (hereinafter “website") is owned and operated by Blue Star Counseling, PLLC (hereinafter “we” “us” our”).  Please make sure to review and read through all the Terms and Conditions before using this website.  By visiting and interacting with the website, you (hereinafter “visitor” “you” “your") are agreeing and consenting that you have read all the Terms and Conditions put forth by the website and are required by law to follow them. You also agree, when using this website that you are at least 18 years of age.  Anyone under 18 years of age is not authorized or encouraged to use this website.  If you do not agree with anything on this website or any content, please do not engage in the use of either the website or it’s content.

At any time, Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, reserves the right to make changes to this Disclaimer document.  Since updates and changes can be made at any time, it is recommended that you check back periodically to make sure you have read the most up to date version. 

Purpose

The purpose of this website is to provide information for people looking for a therapist or more information on therapy.  Any content on this website or provided is meant for informational and educational purposes only.  Nothing on this website is meant to take the place of a therapist or therapy.  You understand and agree that the use of this website, the use of free downloads, or purchasing a product does not create a therapist-client relationship.  It is not the intent of https://bluestarcounseling.com to take the place of an actual therapist or to take the place of actual therapy.  If you choose to work with Blue Star Counseling, PLLC then, and only then, will a therapist-client relationship be established. 

Legal Disclaimer

Even though Jeffery Clark, MSW, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker, for the capacity of this website, or any content related to the website or some of the products offered, he is not acting as your therapist or providing therapy. This website, and/or it’s content, is not to be a replacement for therapy.  If you are in need of therapy for a mental health disorder, it is recommended that you seek out a provider in your area.  You agree that the information provided on this website or content related to is not intended to be taken as advice from a therapist. Until you enter into a formal therapist-client relationship everything should be considered to be advice and not therapy.

 

Limitation of Liability

Participation in this website, it’s content, and the email list is completely voluntary.  You are personally responsible for how you use the information, including actions, decisions, or results.  You also are agreeing that you understand there are, at times, unknown risks or circumstances that can come up with the use of this website or any content relating to this website.  These cannot be predicted or anticipated but could affect you personally or professionally.  You also understand and agree that suggestions are just that, they are not a requirement to buy or participate.  Any decision to follow any suggestions given by this website is completely your decision and Blue Star Counseling, PLLC is not liable for that decisions or choice.  You agree that you are accepting any risks or benefits involved in partaking in information in this website.

By using this website you are agreeing and accepting all potential and real risks. You are in agreement to release Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, and anyone acting as an employee, guest post, partner, staff member, agent, or anyone else that is affiliated with Blue Star Counseling, PLLC or this website from any liability for any loss, damage, injury (both physical and mental), or litigation that you or anyone else could sustain from either direct or indirect use of any information or content found on this website or received via email.  You also agree to not hold Blue Star Counseling, PLLC or https://bluestarcounseling.com liable for any indirect or direct damages that may happen by using this website or the content provide in the website.  That includes any purchases, downloads, comments, or any other information acquired. 

Indemnification

You agree to hold harmless Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, the website, and anyone affiliated with Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, from any causes of damages, actions, costs, expenses, or losses that was created as a result of using this website, products offered, or content delivered via email. You also agree that Blue Star Counseling, PLLC is not responsible to pay any legal fees or medical fees created from a direct or indirect interaction with Dragonfly Counseling or this website. 

Every attempt is given to monitor comments and posts, but there is no guarantee that we have the ability to get everything that could be offensive.

By using this website, and the products/content within, you agree to not hold Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, or any affiliates responsible for information or material posted by another person without our control.

Accuracy

We take every attempt to be as accurate as possible, but mistakes are made.  By using this website, and the content provided, you agree to not hold Blue Star Counseling, PLLC, or any affiliates, responsible for any errors, omissions, or liability from any damages or losses created by your use of this website and/or it’s products.

You also agree to give accurate information when buying any product or signing up for the email list.  You understand that you could be held liable for any inaccurate information and/or damages incurred due to this deception.

Affiliates and/or Endorsements

At times we may endorse other products, websites, or content.  At times these may even be agreements made to receive payment as a result of endorsement.  However, we will never endorse something that we do not agree with or that we do not feel would be a benefit to our audience.  You understand that you are in no way obligated to buy or participate in any affiliates or endorsements. If you choose to participate with these affiliates or endorsements, you agree to not hold Jeffery Clark, MSW, LICSW or https://bluestarcounseling.com liable from any damages incurred.

 

Warranties

 

There are no warranties or guarantees with anything provided on this website.  Making purchases or engaging in the website in any manner is done at your own risk.  No refunds will be made.

By using https://bluestarcounseling.com you are agreeing to all of the above terms and accept full responsibility for any results.  Please contact Blue Star Counseling, PLLC at jeffclark@mindfultherapygroupp .com with any questions or concerns.

 

​Hyperlinking to our Content

 

The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:

 

                      - Government agencies;
                      - Search engines;
                      - News organizations;
                      - Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
                                              
These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:

Commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union; dot.com community sites; associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites, online directory distributors; internet portals; accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.


These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to jeffclark@mindfultherapygroup.com.
              
Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.


Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:


            By use of our corporate name; or
            By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
            By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.
              
No use of Blue Star Counseling, PLLC logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Reservation of Rights


We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website


If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.


Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Content Liability


We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Disclaimer


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:


               limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
               limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
               limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
               exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
              
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer:


               (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and
               (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.  To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Updated January 2024

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