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Privacy Policy

Current as of 21 June 2017

Embrace Counseling complies with all US federal and California state laws regarding the collection and use of the personal information of its website visitors. Specifically, you are covered by this policy if you contact us through an email form. Every attempt is made to keep this policy in line with current legal requirements. 


Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

Visitors to this website are never required to provide contact information in order to read this website, or attend groups offered to the public.

Visitors may volunteer name and email address via our contact forms in order to request a clinical appointment, corporate consultation, make an inquiry or request a return phone call.

Visitors will be required to provide limited personal details to complete a donation, using our PayPal button. Your credit card information is not kept by Embrace Counseling and is not accessible to us beyond the amount of your donation.


Under the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (aka, HIPAA), you will be required to provide personal information when contracting with one of our psychotherapists. This information is not collected via this website.


We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We do not and will not sell, rent or share this information to anyone for marketing purposes, but may be required to surrender the details we have if required by law enforcement officials.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. 

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new services, or changes to this privacy policy. Should we send a broadcast emailed newsletter to a list on which you are a member, you may unsubscribe at any time. A link for that purpose will be provided at the bottom of any broadcast emails.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data



Registration is not required to read our web pages or blog, or to contact us for a clinical appointment or consultation.


From time to time for academic or research purposes, we may share aggregated demographic information with scholars, teachers, and government agencies. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Security of Sensitive Information

Sensitive information such as credit card data is not collected via this website. Any collection of sensitive information for the purpose of making a donation to us is performed by PayPal, and governed by their privacy policies. Read those here.



We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to improve your access to the website and identify repeat visitors. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Other Provisions as Required by Law

Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to check this page occasionally for updated terms and policies.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (714) 504-8840 or via email at admin@Embrace


Terms of Use

Current as of 21 June 2017

This website is owned by Mary G. Madrigal and operated by the Embrace Counseling and Resource Center, Inc. for the LGBTQIA community, and others who wish to advance their knowledge and understanding of the bio-psycho-social, economic, religious, employment, medical, legal, and discrimination challenges encountered by LGBTQIA individuals.


By using or accessing the website in any way, including viewing or browsing the site and its blog, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

The Embrace Counseling does not tolerate any form of discrimination, hate speech / email, or hate crimes towards the LGBTQIA community or towards us as an organization. Any such behavior directed at us or those we serve via email to us or at our public meetings will be immediately referred to appropriate law enforcement officials for investigation and prosecution.

Intellectual Property


The website and all of its content including photos, blog posts, videos and any downloadable audios or documents are the sole property of Embrace Counseling except where noted, and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws.

It is prohibited to take screen shots of any page or portion of a page of this website.  It is also prohibited to capture or copy any page or blog content and use it as your own on another website without our express written permission.


Links to Other Websites


Our website may contain links to other websites, social media, and other online resources that are not owned or controlled by PRI.


PRI has no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our site.


Changes to This Agreement


Embrace Counseling reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the blog on this website. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the website after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms of Use.


Therefore, we ask that you check and review these terms for such changes on an occasional basis. 

Contact Us


If you have any questions about this Agreement, please feel free to contact us at Admin@Embrace

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