Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://root2branches.com.


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

SERVICES​

The services to be provided by the coach to the client are face-to-face or telephone coaching, as agreed jointly with the client. Coaching may address specific personal struggles, business issues, or general conditions in the client’s life or profession. Other coaching services include value clarification, brainstorming, identifying plans of action, examining modes of operation in life, asking clarifying questions, and making empowering requests or suggestions for action.


Additionally, the client may be asked to reflect on difficult topics or situations which may result in expressions of emotions. Throughout the working relationship, the coach will engage in direct and personal conversations. The client understands that successful coaching requires a co-active collaborative approach between client and coach. In the coaching relationship, the coach plays the role of a facilitator of change, but it is the client’s responsibility to enact or bring about the change. If the client believes the coaching is not working as desired, the client will communicate this with the coach as soon as possible and the coaching strategy will be restructured to address the client’s desired outcome of coaching.

PRIOR HISTORY

The client also agrees to disclose details of the past or present psychological or psychiatric treatment. Coaching and counseling are not the same. Likewise, therapy and other modes of professional or medical psychological examination shall not be considered equivalent to coaching.
I am not a registered psychologist or psychiatrist, nor a licensed therapist. I do not engage in therapy with my coaching clients. In entering into the coaching relationship, and signing the agreement, you are agreeing that if any mental health difficulties arise during the course of the coaching relationship, you will notify me immediately so I can discuss appropriate referrals with you.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information about the coach/client relationship will remain strictly confidential except in very rare circumstances where decreed by law; ie. where the court might issue a subpoena for the file or
information. If you wish for me, as your coach, to speak to someone outside our interactions, you will need to give me written permission to do so via written letter or email. Exceptions to confidentiality, of course, relate to circumstances such as intent to seriously harm someone, child abuse, thoughts of
suicide, etc. Otherwise, all remaining information is kept confidential. It is also important to note that in some situations, it is important to be aware of the use of technology in that for some clients, there is a risk in using certain media such as the internet or
mobile phones. If you use these to communicate with me, then I will assume that it is appropriate to continue to do so in my interactions with you.

MANDATORY REPORTING

As a certified Mandatory Reporter, I am obligated by the state of Illinois to report all instances of suspected child abuse or neglect. Any indication that a minor known to me in my professional or official capacity is being abused or neglected obligates me to report or cause a report to be made to the child abuse and neglect Hotline (1-800-252-2873). 


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We only collect personal data for the purposes of communication and developing content. Your data is never, by our permission, sold or shared with any other party.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The information you provide on our contact forms is only used for communication purposes between you and the providing coach.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.