Privacy Policy

This policy describes how uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through our website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this policy statement.

WordPress is a wordpress website. As such, all visitors data is also handled according to the privacy policy. Automattic is the parent company for and users are also subject to their privacy policy.


There are two types of users, Spelunkers and the general public. Spelunkers are owners, employees, or interns are Delve Psychotherapy of Chicago, PLLC. Members of the general public are not authorized to utilize the Spelunker Services (described below). This Privacy Policy will outline the policies relevant to each group.

Members of the General Public

Data Collection

The primary way we protect your data is by collecting as little data as possible. Beyond the data that WordPress automatically collects (and which we cannot control), our aim is to minimize the options available to users to provide potentially identifying data.

We do not allow for comments on our articles or media uploads. does not utilize any additional cookies beyond those that automatically employs (and which we cannot control). We do not allow members of the general public to register on our website.

If we become aware that a member of the general public has supplied us with identifiable data, we will investigate the unauthorized use of this site (including the manner in which this data was provided) and may use the data provided to block the user from further use of the site (should the findings of this investigation so warrant).

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.

Additional Considerations

To the best of our knowledge, no other data is supplied to, retained by, managed by, or shared from

What rights you have over your data

You can can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. However, our aim is to retain no data about you.

Spelunkers includes an internal service, called Spelunkers Services. The only authorized users of this service are owners, employees, and interns. These users are subject to special privacy policies. may collect identifying information such as names, usernames, addresses, email addresses, IP Addresses, professional license information, educational credentials, information regarding continuing education credits.

As stated, it is our effort to barr members of the general public from providing data, and providing personally identifiable data represents unauthorized use of this site. Because of this, we can confidently assert that will not share your data with any outside party. This includes password/username resets (because membership is not permitted).

Formidable Forms utilizes the Formidable Forms plugin to collect and display forms and data for and about users. While these forms may collect some of the information provided above, Formidable, itself, does not host, process, store, or have access to any of the data submitted through Formidable forms.

Metadot, Mojohelpdesk utilizes embedded forms from our taskflow management system, MojoHelpDesk. These data are essential for work functions and employment data storage. These data are managed by Metadot, MojoHelpDesk, and Delvepsych and are not shared.

Password Resets and Registration Emails

Basic data may be shared to facilitate password reset requests. These requests are sent using a TLS encrypted email from a do-not-reply address from (and a second from and are passed through Your username (and email address) will be included in these emails.


At present, we do not allow commenting through the wordpress built-in engine. Comments or other text may be provided using Formidable Forms plugin and is subject to the policy outlined above.


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.


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.

Who we share your data with

Outside of the examples described above, we do not share your data with outside parties.

How long we retain your data

Spelunker’s Registration Data (including the personal information provided in the user profile) is stored on this site. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We store Spelunker registration data indefinitely or until we determine that we no longer need it to maintain ongoing employment and business functions.

What rights you have over your data

Spelunkers can 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, employment or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

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