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Terms & Conditions

Dear member/participant, by accessing the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum, its social media pages, YouTube channel and other resources (together called herein as “Forum”), you agree to accept and comply with this disclaimer, Forum Terms and conditions and our Confidentiality Policy. “Forum” shall mean any of its owners, officers, directors, employees and professional consultants as well as any person providing their support or professional services to the Forum. “You” shall mean you as the participant of the Forum, your heirs, executors, assignees, attorneys or legal guardians. 

You further agree as follows: 

 1.By participating as a member in this Forum you understand that our group practice, maintenance sessions, blog posts and any information posted or published by the Forum are NOT, and shall not be, considered direct "speech therapy" or professional services. 

 2.Any payments or expenses that you pay hereto are NOT reimbursable under any healthcare program or plan. 

 3.By participating in the Forum, you acknowledge, and the Forum is relying on your acknowledgement, that you have ALREADY been seen, assessed and treated by a licensed professional for your Parkinson's related communication disorder. 

4.This Forum is intended to provide you support and assistance and to encourage adherence to those skills already taught by your primary Speech-Language Pathologist/Speech-Language Therapist.

5.Nothing contained in the Forum or its programs, instructions and guides shall be deemed as a professional treatment and the Forum is not responsible for any issues, problems, regressions or concerns arising out of or in relation to your use of the Forum.

 6.The Forum hereby disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of your domicile jurisdiction, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive all and any claims that you now have or may have in the future to the Forum relating to your participation in the Forum and use of its content. You further agree that where such waiver will be found unenforceable, the maximum extent of liabilities of the Forum shall not exceed the total
amount of fees paid by you to the Forum during any given 12 months period. 

7.Under no circumstances shall the Forum be responsible for any indirect or consequential damages caused to you or any third party as a result of your participation in the Forum. 

8.If at ANY time you feel that you have regressed or are experiencing a significant change in your communication status, please immediately contact your treating Speech Language Pathologist/Speech Language Therapist for a re-evaluation. 

By proceeding to the registration and participation in the Forum, you hereby acknowledge having read and understood the contents of this Disclaimer and agree to comply with the terms and conditions listed herein.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! understands your concerns regarding your privacy and sensitive information. This policy statement describes the type of information we may collect, how we may collect and use it, and certain other privacy issues, including the precautions we take to protect your privacy.

Get LOUD! Stay LOUD!, as used in this Privacy Policy and other documents, shall include Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum, its social media pages and other resources provided by Get LOUD! Stay LOUD!. In addition, it shall include its founder and operator, Sarah Awde, M.Cl.Sc., Reg.CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist operating as Get LOUD! Therapy.

This Privacy Policy applies to the information the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum collects on its forum and social media pages. 

What information do we collect?
The information we collect about the members of our forum and social media pages helps us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum.Here are the types of information we gather:

Personal Information You Provide Us: We collect information from you when you register on our forum or social media pages, and/or subscribe to our email or communicate directly in any other way. We generally collect the following information: Name and Email, and may collect non identifiable information relating to your location, IP address and other related technical information. We use this information exclusively for the purpose of responding to your requests or communicating with you.

In order to access Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! services, you will be asked to sign in with an email address or username and password. Functionality on the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum may utilize third-party login tools such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo or AOL. In the event a third-party login is used please refer to that website’s privacy policy and/or their terms of service to understand how they safeguard your information.

Non-personal information: The Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum also collects various types of non-personal information such as types of device, connection, country of origin, IP address, internet service provider and any other non-identifiable information that we might deem as required for our operations, improvement of our services or collection of statistical data.

Use of Forum by its members: While using our forum and social media pages, you should avoid disclosing your personal information to other forum participants. This includes discussing your medical situation, diagnosis, treatments and other information related to your personal health condition or information.

Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! does not and cannot control who can access the information you share in your postings and how such third parties will be using your information. Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! shall not be responsible and disclaims any liability with regards to the collection and use of your personal information that you have disclosed on the forum, our social media pages and other public forums by or to third parties, which are not controlled by Get LOUD! Stay LOUD!

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used to send periodic emails: The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to the forum activities, programs and other information relating to your participation in our forum. 

Your information in our possession, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, other than as may be required by law or in accordance with your personal instructions.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our forum and social media pages, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. 

How do we protect your information? 
We have meticulously reviewed and selected Mighty Networks one of the leading providers of online forum facilities to ensure that your information is protected during its retention by Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! Our forum platform implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information that you submit to us. 

Lost or Stolen Information. If your personal information is lost or stolen, you should promptly notify Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! to enable us to cancel the access information to your account and to update our records with changed/updated information.

Links to Other Websites. While Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! does not regularly provide links to other websites and/or service providers, occasionally our forum may contain links to other websites. Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites and you should review them thoroughly before starting to utilize their services.

Use of Cookies
Nowadays, most web sites and forums use “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content on your later visits to these sites.You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Use of Web Beacons 
Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum may contain electronic images known as Web beacons –sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver personalized services. 

No Tracking of Personal Information
The Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum and social media pages are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. We might collect non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development and user analysis, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

Right of access, correction and deletion
You have the right to access your information in Get LOUD! Stay LOUD!’s possession, and request its correction or deletion by Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! We will do our best to comply with your requests subject to the limitations and responsibilities imposed on us by the law with regards to your information. Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! will retain an offline copy of the information for quality control, legal compliance purposes and to be used in an ongoing or potential legal dispute, where such information, at the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! sole discretion might be relevant or used for its protection. Any requests shall be forwarded to Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! information officer by email to the following address:
No application of personal health information protection legislation 

While some of your information provided on the forum, as well as actual fact of your participation in the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum might be considered as a personal health information, Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! shall in no circumstances be considered as the custodian of your personal health information for the purpose of the personal health information protection legislation. 

Your participation on the Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! forum and its social media resources is conditional on your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions applicable thereto and the professional services disclaimer that can be found:
HERE (google doc of Terms & Conditions).
Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! is not providing you with professional health services and does not collect your personal health information during your participation on its forums and programs. As such, Get LOUD! Stay LOUD! shall not be considered as the custodian of your personal health information and hereby disclaims all and any responsibility for the protection of such information under the personal health information protection legislation.

Your Consent, Notices & Revisions 
By using this site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Get LOUD!

Stay LOUD! may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

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