Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and www.professionalsforum.net
Welcome to www.professionalsforum.net. The www.professionalsforum.net website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by Tangent Professionals Forum ("Tangent"). www.professionalsforum.net is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of www.professionalsforum.net constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
www.professionalsforum.net is a Forum/Online discussion Site.
Tangent Professionals Forum is a place where licensed professional therapists can confidentially discuss any aspect of their therapeutic journey, from the smallest to the largest issues encountered. We have found that psychotherapists are not automatically knowledgeable about every unique subject experienced by a client. While addressing an unfamiliar subject may be technically within our scope of practice, we may benefit from additional information and perspectives from other qualified peers.
Historically, the primary course of action has been to read a book or seek guidance from a peer on a questionable issue. Unfortunately, this antiquated method is quite limited, in that it would only provide the perspective of that author or that local colleague, rather than a potentially large group of professionals participating in this Forum.
Rather than potentially approaching the client's concerns with our limited knowledge base, we can conveniently glean knowledge from others in the field, thereby uncovering a higher quality of potential solutions for our clients. We base this site on the belief that “many minds” are better than “one mind.” This is an efficient way of providing our clients with the most comprehensive therapeutic environment possible, leading to better client outcomes.
Visiting www.professionalsforum.net or sending emails to Tangent constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Tangent is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Tangent and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Children Under Thirteen
Tangent does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.professionalsforum.net only with the permission of a parent or guardian.
Therapists can purchase a monthly plan package that offers a 30-day free trial. After that trial, members are able to cancel their membership anytime. Therapists are also able to purchase yearly packages, which do not offer free trials but they do save the customer money. Member is able to cancel anytime.
College Students or students looking into a career of social work are able to sign up on the forum. The student's plan offers a 14-day free trial, after which will charge them monthly. Students are able to cancel subscription anytime.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
www.professionalsforum.net may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Tangent and Tangent is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Tangent is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Tangent of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via www.professionalsforum.net are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.professionalsforum.net domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Tangent may share such information and data with any third party with whom Tangent has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.professionalsforum.net users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Tangent or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Tangent content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Tangent and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Tangent or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Tangent has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Tangent reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Tangent reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Tangent reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Tangent's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Tangent does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Tangent specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Tangent spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Tangent.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to www.professionalsforum.net or Posted on Any Tangent Web Page
Tangent does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to www.professionalsforum.net (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Tangent Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Tangent, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Tangent is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Tangent's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Tangent from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Tangent Content accessed through www.professionalsforum.net in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tangent, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Tangent reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Tangent in asserting any available defenses.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Tangent agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. TANGENT PROFESSIONALS FORUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
TANGENT PROFESSIONALS FORUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. TANGENT PROFESSIONALS FORUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Tangent reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Texas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Tangent as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Tangent's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Tangent's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Tangent with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Tangent with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Tangent with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Tangent reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.professionalsforum.net is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Tangent encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
Tangent welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
Tangent Professionals Forum
Headquarters Located in Austin, TX
Effective as of March 31, 2020
Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to Tangent Professionals Forum and governs data collection and usage. The Tangent website is a professional online forum/site. By using the Tangent website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Tangent may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
-First and Last Name
If you purchase Tangent's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
Tangent may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Tangent's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
Tangent collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
Tangent may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Tangent and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Tangent does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Tangent may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Tangent, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Tangent may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Tangent or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Tangent; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Tangent, or the public.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Tangent. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Tangent website.
Security of your Personal Information
Tangent secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Tangent uses the following methods for this purpose:
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
Tangent does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, Tangent may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Tangent, you may opt-out of such communications by Any email received from Tangent Professionals Forum, will offer an unsubscribe feature at the bottom of the email..
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Changes to this Statement
Tangent welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Tangent has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Tangent at:
Tangent Professionals Forum
Headquarters located in Austin, TX.
Effective as of March 31, 2020