Northern Illinois Counseling Associates, P.C.

A Tradition of Excellence


Home Staff Services FAQs Forms Contact Us


Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Email Disclaimer

Social Media Policy

Single Copy License

Terms of Service

By accessing, browsing and/or using web pages or other digital content on this website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, all of the following website Terms of Service.  Please note that additional terms of service will be applicable if you elect to receive any clinical or any other psychological services from NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA).

CONSENT:    

                                                        

You agree that your use of the NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) website and any uses of any NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) services or materials are subject to your agreement with all of these Terms of Service and the website Privacy Policy.  You also agree that you will not violate any local, state, federal or international laws in using this website or by accessing any material on this website or any other websites, or engage in any illegal activities, under any conditions, whatsoever.

SITE ACCESS:

NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) reserves the right to prohibit, restrict or discontinue your access to certain pages within the website if you violate any terms of this agreement.  It is understood and agreed by the website user or client that NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) may modify these Terms of Service at any time without notice. The modified Terms of Service will be effective upon posting on our website. To remain in compliance, NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) suggests that you review our Terms of Service each time you use our website.

Back to Top

MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE DISCLAIMER:  

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING MEDICAL OR OTHER HEALTH CARE SYMPTOMS OR COMPLAINTS OF AN EMERGENCY NATURE AND/OR IF YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE CARE OR OTHER URGENT CARE SERVICES PLEASE CALL LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL OR IMMEDIATELY SEEK EMERGENCY ROOM SERVICES AT YOUR LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL HOSPITAL.  DO NOT RELY UPON ANY ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE IN REGARD TO YOUR EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATE OR URGENT MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE NEEDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!  YOU ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) IS NOT A MEDICAL HOSPITAL OR A PUBLICLY FUNDED COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY OR A CRISIS-RESPONSE CENTER, AND, CONSEQUENTLY NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY OR ALL MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE EMERGENCY SERVICES OR FOR ANY OR ALL SERVICES OF AN IMMEDIATE OR URGENT MEDICAL OR HEALTH CARE NATURE WHICH EXCEEDS THE SCOPE OF OUR PRACTICE AND RESOURCES.

 

SECURITY:  

All website forms that request your personal information (name, address, email address, etc.) are believed to be reasonably secure and provide encrypted transmission over the Internet. For more information concerning security measures utilized by NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA), please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Back to Top

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:

ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES, MATERIALS (INCLUSIVE OF PRODUCTS), AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND SOLELY FOR MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL OR CONSULTATIVE PURPOSES ONLY TO THE END-USER OR CLIENT, BY NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA).  BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY OF ITS SERVICES, MATERIALS, AND OTHER INFORMATION, IT IS UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED BY THE END-USER OR CLIENT THAT NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. 

FURTHERMORE, NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) DOES CAN NOT AND WILL NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, RELEVANCE, COMPLETENESS OR SAFETY OF ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES, MATERIALS, AND OTHER INFORMATION AND CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY OR ALL ERRORS, COMMISSIONS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED THEREOF FROM THE USE OF ANY AND/OR ALL SUCH SERVICES, MATERIALS, AND OTHER INFORMATION.  

BY USING THIS WEB SITE AND ANY NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) SERVICES, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, THE END-USER OR CLIENT WILL FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) DOES NOT OPERATE OR CONTROL THE INTERNET AND THEREFORE NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) CAN NOT AND WILL NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF ERROR OR TECHNOLOGY DOWNTIMES OR OTHER UNAVAILABILITY TO THE WEBSITE USER OR CLIENT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE END-USER OR CLIENT WILL FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) CAN NOT AND WILL NOT GUARANTEE AGAINST VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANY AND/OR ALL OTHER UNAUTHORIZED USERS, HACKERS OR THIRD-PARTIES ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE OR TO INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE.  CONSEQUENTLY, THE END-USER OR CLIENT WILL FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA), FROM ANY CONSEQUENCES OR ACTIONS, ABOVE.

Back to Top

WAIVER OF CLAIMS

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER CLIENT OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA), WHETHER FOR PURPOSES OF RECEIVING, OR HAVING RECEIVED, CLINICAL AND/OR NON-CLINICAL  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, BY USING THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) WEBSITE AND/OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES, MATERIALS (INCLUSIVE OF PRODUCTS), AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION, IT IS FULLY UNDERSTOOD, ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED, BY YOU, THAT YOU WAIVE ANY AND/OR ALL CLAIMS FOR ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES RENDERED TO YOU BY EITHER NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA).

SUCH WAIVER OF CLAIMS FURTHER STIPULATES TO YOUR CONSENT AND AGREEMENT THAT ANY USE, BY YOU, OF ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES, MATERIALS (INCLUSIVE OF PRODUCTS), AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION, FROM, OF AND/OR BY  NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA), WHETHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IS A VOLUNTARY AND ELECTIVE CHOICE YOU FREELY MAKE, WITHOUT ANY INFLUENCE OR DURESS AND, THEREFORE, YOU AGREE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CAUSE FOR ANY CLAIM OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR DUAL RELATIONSHIP, FOR ANY REASON, TOWARD OR AGAINST NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA).  AS SUCH, THE CLIENT AND/OR END-USER WILL HAVE THE “FREEDOM OF CHOICE’ TO CHOOSE WHICH SERVICE(S), ARE SELECTED, WHETHER CLINICAL AND/OR NON-CLINICAL,  FROM, OF, AND/OR BY NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA)

Back to Top

HOLD HARMLESS

SINCE THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES IS AN INEXACT "ART-SCIENCE", NO ASSURANCES ARE MADE AND THE END-USER OR CLIENT WILL HOLD HARMLESS, NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) [INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, ASSIGNS, DESIGNEES, AND/OR ALL PERSONNEL, IN PERPETUITY, FROM ANY AND/OR ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES, MATERIALS (INCLUSIVE OF PRODUCTS) AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION RENDERED.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) reserves the right and the prerogative, in its sole discretion, to temporarily and/or permanently discontinue this website, in whole or in part, at any time, for any reason whatsoever and without notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  

IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MONETARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING FEES, AND PENALTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY AND/OR ALL SERVICES, MATERIALS (INCLUSIVE OF PRODUCTS), AND OTHER INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE OR CONNECTIVITY TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE.  

GOVERNING LAW:

You agree that any claim or dispute relating to and/or resulting from your use of or reliance upon the NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws and provisions, and all parties agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the applicable local, state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois, USA.

USER NAME AND PASSWORD:   

In the event you access any NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) service or product, etc., requiring a User Name and Password, you are solely responsible for keeping such User Name and Password strictly confidential.

Back to Top

CHILDREN AND MINORS:  

NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 18, unless otherwise indicated. The content of our website is directed at adults, and therefore this site is solely intended for use only by adults over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please consult a parent or guardian for guidance, help and supervision in learning about this website. If you are not currently of legal age to enter into a contractually binding legal agreement, without parental consent, or without the consent of a responsible party, then do not use this website and/or any of its services unless you are legally authorized to do so.

INBOUND LINKS:                                                      

                     

You may not, under any circumstances, establish any electronic and/or other unauthorized link, inclusive of deep linking, to the NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) website without obtaining the written consent of NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA).

EXTERNAL LINKS:

Please note that pages of this site may be linked to other sites which may have different terms of service or use. NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) does not have any proprietary interests in or own, control, manage, supervise, direct or otherwise have any involvement in the business or affairs of any third party website, unless otherwise indicated, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the third party site. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the unique privacy policy of that website. NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) encourages you to be aware whenever you exit our website, to carefully review read the terms of service and privacy policy of every website that you visit before providing any personally identifiable information.
 

TEXT, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS:  

All text, trademarks, service marks, copyrights and logos which are displayed and used in and by this website are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this website should ever be construed as granting any right or license to use any trademarks, service marks, copyrights and logos without the express written permission of its owner(s).

SINGLE COPY LICENSE TERMS OF USE:

Please read the Single Copy License Terms of Use, which is hereby, incorporated, in its entirety, into the NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) Terms of Service.

Back to Top


PRIVACY:  

Please read the full text of our Privacy Policy, which is hereby, incorporated, in its entirety, into the NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) Terms of Service.

FEES:

Please contact our office at 1-815-455-6736 to discuss all fees for professional services.

APPOINTMENTS:

All services are scheduled by appointment only. 

CANCELLATION:

Twenty-four (24) hour prior notification to our office is required in order to avert full charge for cancellation, without exception, unless otherwise specified.  Select professional services require seventy-two (72) hour prior notification.

PAYMENT

Pre-payment for all NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) services is required via cash (U.S. currency only), check, credit card, or Pay Pal. Please be aware that your credit card numbers will be kept on file, off-line, at our office and applicable fees for services rendered will be charged automatically without notification to the end-user or client.

NOTIFICATION AND ATTESTATION:

BY USING THIS NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA) WEBSITE AND ITS SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE NOTIFICATION OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND ATTEST TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF, ACCEPTANCE OF, AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF ITS TERMS OF SERVICE.

Last updated: January 01, 2017

Copyright © 2014 NORTHERN ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, P.C. (NICA). All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of the copyright owner. 

Click Terms of Service for a .pdf version of this document.

Back to Top

◄Back - Legal

Privacy Policy - Next ►


HomeStaff | Services | FAQs | Forms | Articles | Legal | Contact Us | Site Map

The material presented within this website is informational only and is not intended as a substitute for professional services and assistance. We have endeavored to present accurate information, but cannot guarantee that the information on these web pages is always current or correct. We do not assume responsibility for any consequences that may result from using this web page or any sites. We do not necessarily endorse or support the contents, claims, or representations of the websites we provide links to, in whole or in part. While we try to respond to inquiries, we are unable to offer professional advice via email. If you require urgent care, contact Northern Illinois Counseling Associates, P.C. (NICA) at 815-455-6736 or email us at info@nicapc.com to schedule an appointment. If you require emergency care, contact 911 or go the emergency center of your local hospital.

© 2016 Northern Illinois Counseling Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.