Privacy Policy

PLEA as a mental health and education provider adheres to both HIPAA and FERPA regulations.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents, and students certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) assures that PLEA maintains a “Notice of Privacy Practices,” which describes how personal health information for individuals may be used and disclosed in the course of providing treatment services and how you can access this information.

PLEA policies prohibit the use any identifiable use of information, pictures or descriptions that do not fall under necessary disclosures without specific permission from individual or in case of a child the family or guardian.

* Notice of privacy practice

The PLEA Agency has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL:

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. The PLEA Agency reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
2. How such information is used;
3. What choices you have regarding collection of your information;
4. Links to other Web sites;
5. Who to contact regarding the practices of this site.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The PLEA Agency by clicking here.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our request forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which The PLEA Agency has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Web Site Administrator:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

The PLEA Agency
733 South Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221