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Privacy Policy

Who we are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


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


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.

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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.


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Steve Seliger, LMFT
1104 East Ashton Ave.
Suite 203
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 661-7697
Notice of Privacy Practices
Your health record contains personal information about you and your health. This information
about you that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or
condition and related health care services is referred to as “public health information” or PHI. This Notice
of Privacy Practices describes how I may use and disclose your PHI in accordance with applicable law and
the MFT Code of Ethics. It also describes your rights regarding how you may gain access to and control
your PHI.
As part of your PHI I keep some specific information in what are called “psychotherapy notes”.
These notes are kept separate from your medical record and are given much higher privacy protection.
They contain my impressions about you and details of the psychotherapy conversation I consider to be
inappropriate for the medical record. They contain information pertinent only to my future work with you.
They are not available for your review, nor to insurance and managed care companies.
I am required by law to maintain the privacy of PHI and to provide you with notice of my legal
duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI. I am required to abide by the terms of this Notice of
Privacy Practices. I reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time.
Any new Notice of Privacy Practices will be effective for all PHI that we maintain at that time. I will
provide you with a copy of the revised Notice of Privacy Practices by posting a copy in our office, sending
a copy to you in the mail upon request or providing one to you at your next appointment.
How I May Use And Disclose Health Information about You
For Treatment: Your PHI may be used and disclosed by those who are involved in your care for
the purpose of providing, coordinating, or managing your health care treatment and related services. This
includes consultation with clinical supervisors or other treatment team members. I may disclose PHI in this
instances only with your authorization.
For Payment: I may use and disclose PHI so that I can receive payment for the treatment services
provided to you. This will only be done with your authorization. Examples of payment-related activities
are: making a determination of eligibility or coverage for insurance benefits, processing claims with your
insurance company, reviewing services provided to you to determine medical necessity, or undertaking
utilization review activities. If it becomes necessary to use collection processes due to lack of payment for
services, I will only disclose the minimum amount of PHI necessary for purposes of collection.
For Health Care Operations: I may use or disclose, as needed, your PHI in order to support my
business activities including, but not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities,
licensing, and conducting or arranging for other business activities. For example, I may share your PHI
with third parties that perform various business activities (e.g., billing or typing services). This is allowed only if I have a written contract which requires that business to safeguard the privacy of your PHI. For
training or teaching purposes your PHI will be disclosed only with your authorization.
Required by Law: There are occasions which require me under law to disclose your PHI with or
without your authorization. Some examples are:
• If you are in imminent danger of committing suicide I am legally and ethically bound to
intervene in anyway necessary to prevent that including contacting family members and the
• To the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of
investigating or determining my compliance with the Federal privacy requirements,
• If you are at risk of being a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the
public, I will disclose information to prevent or lessen that serious threat. I will disclose it to a
person or persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, including the target of the
• If there is suspicion of neglect or abuse of a child in the past, present or future I am required by
law to report that to the Utah Division of Child and Family Services or the police.
• If I have reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is suffering from abuse, neglect, abandonment
or exploitation, I am required by law to make a report to either the Utah Adult Protective
Services, or the nearest law enforcement agency as soon as I become aware of the situation.
• Utah law requires that I report the names of any individuals having communicable diseases to
the Health Department.
• I may disclose your personal health information in accordance with workers compensation laws.
• If you become involved in the court system a judge can order that I provide information on you.
Two examples of this are child custody cases and cases in which clients bring action against
• I may disclose your PHI pursuant to a subpoena with your permission, court order,
administrative order, or similar process.
• I may disclose PHI regarding deceased patients as mandated by state law, or to a family member or
friend that was involved in your care or payment for care prior to death, based on your prior consent. A
release of information regarding deceased patients may be limited to an executor or administrator of a
deceased person’s estate or the person identified as next-of-kin. PHI of persons that have been deceased
for more than fifty (50) years is not protected under HIPAA
• I may use or disclose your PHI in a medical emergency situation to medical personnel only in order to
prevent serious harm. I will try to provide you a copy of this notice as soon as reasonably practicable
after the resolution of the emergency.
• I may disclose information to close family members or friends directly involved in your treatment based
on your consent or as necessary to prevent serious harm.
With Your Written Authorization: Uses and disclosures not specifically permitted by the
circumstances described above will be made only with your written authorization, which may be revoked.
Your Rights Regarding Your PHI
You have the following rights regarding PHI I maintain about you. To exercise any of these rights, please
submit your request in writing to Steve Seliger, LMFT, 801 661-7697, 1104 East Ashton Ave., Suite 203,
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
• Right of Access to Inspect and Copy. You have the right, which may be restricted only in
exceptional circumstances, to inspect and copy PHI that may be used to make decisions about your
care. Your right to inspect and copy PHI will be restricted only in those situations where there is
compelling evidence that access would cause serious harm to you. I may charge a reasonable, costbased fee for copies. • Right to Amend. If you feel that the PHI I have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask
me to amend the information although I am not required to agree to the amendment.
• Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an accounting of certain of
the disclosures that I make of your PHI. I may charge you a reasonable fee if you request more
than one accounting in any 12-month period.
• Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the use
or disclosure of your PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations. I am not required to
agree to your request.
• Right to Request Confidential Communication. You have the right to request that I
communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For instance,
you can ask me to avoid calling you on selected phone numbers or ask that I send bills to an
alternate address.
• Right to a Copy of this Notice. You have the right to a copy of this notice.
• Breach Notification. If there is a breach of unsecured PHI concerning you, we may be required to notify
you of this breach, including what happened and what you can do to protect yourself
If you believe I have violated your privacy rights, you have the right to file a complaint in writing with me
as my own Privacy Officer, Steve Seliger, LMFT. I can be reached at the address at the beginning of this
document. Or you may file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services at 200
Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 or by calling (202) 619-0257. I will not retaliate
against you for filing a complaint.
Effective Date
The effective date of this Notice is September 2013