Steps Through OC ("STEPS") is a virtual support program of The Clearity Foundation ("Clearity") for ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers. Please review the following statements about the STEPS program and confirm your acknowledgment by checking the box provided.
STEPS provides emotional and educational support to help manage the uncertainties of the ovarian cancer experience, including assistance with stress management, resource planning, and accessing social services. STEPS is not intended to provide any medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or other medical services. STEPS is not intended to provide psychotherapy, crisis management or in-depth mental health services. Clearity does not endorse any particular health care resource. Any changes you wish to make as a result of your participation in our program are subject to your own discretion and should be discussed with your health care provider.
As a participant in STEPS, you will be matched with an OC Counselor, with whom you will meet by phone or videoconference up to ten (10) times over the course of six (6) months. There are potential risks to videoconferencing technology, including interruptions and unauthorized access. Your assigned OC Counselor will communicate with you exclusively through a secure and confidential platform by videoconference, text message, phone or @clearity.org email address. You should avoid sharing any personal information with your OC Counselor through any other communication channel. Clearity cannot guarantee the privacy or security of personal information sent through any alternative channel.
Clearity and STEPS will periodically collect information from you with clinical assessments sent through a secure and confidential
platform. This information will be securely stored for
use by OC Counselors and authorized staff to help assess your needs,
deliver support, provide education, make referrals and to recommend future
program improvements. You may request access to or deletion of your personal
information at any time by providing written notice to Clearity. Except as
required by law, Clearity and STEPS will not supply your name, contact
information or personal information to any third parties without your prior
You may withhold or withdraw this consent at any
time by providing Clearity with written notice. Otherwise, this consent will be
considered renewed and ongoing upon each meeting between you and your OC Counselor
during your participation in the STEPS program.
consideration for your participation in the STEPS program, you
agree to indemnify, defend, release and hold harmless The Clearity
Foundation, their employees, officers, directors, agents, successors and
assigns, against all liabilities, claims, causes of action, damages,
judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees, caused by,
resulting from or which arise in connection with your participation in Clearity’s
STEPS program and virtual services.