Systematic Career Exploration Approach (SCEA) ©

Fine Print, Copyright, and Disclaimer Info

Developed by: Joseph H. Hammer, Ph.D.
Initial Online Publication Date: 8/15/2017
Current Version Number: 0.3 (in Beta)
Copyright © 2017 Joseph H. Hammer, Ph.D.

All rights reserved. No part of the SCEA webpages may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Dr. Joseph H. Hammer (hereafter referred to as “the Developer”).

Use of your data: If you choose not to provide your email address toward the end of the SCEA Feedback Survey (this is an option), all of your responses on the Survey will be completely anonymous. The Developer will not know the information you provided came from you. There is no way to link your responses with your identity. It will NOT be possible for the Developer to contact you, as no contact information would be collected.

However, if you choose to provide your email address toward the end of the SCEA Feedback Survey, your responses will not be anonymous, though they will be kept confidential. The Developer will not share your responses or your email address with any third party. The Developer will only use the email address you provided him in order to email you at a later date and invite you to complete a brief questionnaire using this same online survey platform. You can accept or decline this invitation when it comes. The purpose of this brief questionnaire will be to collect additional information about how your career has progressed. This information will only be used to help better understand the ability of the SCEA to point people towards the right career for them. It will NOT be used for any other purpose, including research purposes. It will not be shared with third parties.

This SCEA Feedback Survey was built with the well-respected online survey platform, Qualtrics. Any data collected through Qualtrics will NOT be used for marketing purposes. Qualtrics does not use the data entered into the surveys, they only store the data for the Developer. For more information, see page 5 of the Qualtrics Security White Paper. The Developer will use the data to help improve the SCEA. The Developer owns and may retain or destroy any data that you provide via the SCEA Feedback Survey and/or the brief questionnaire at his discretion. If you provided your email address when you completed the SCEA Feedback Survey, you are welcome to email the Developer to request the destruction of your data.

Disclaimer: All information provided on these SCEA webpages is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only. The SCEA was developed by drawing upon a variety of sources as well as the personal opinions of the Developer. This SCEA is not “empirically validated” or “scientifically proven” and does not claim to be.  However, it is true that various forms of career counseling and certain career interventions that my bear some resemblance to the SCEA have received empirical support documented in the published literature (see the Reasons to Be Systematic page for more). The SCEA is not “research”, per the USA DHHS definition [45 CFR 46.102(d)]] given that it is not designed to develop or contribute to generalized knowledge. The Developer makes no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held liable for any outdated or incorrect information. In no event should the Developer be responsible or liable directly or indirectly for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such information available on or through this resource. Information from the SCEA webpages should not be used for assessment purposes or be substituted for career/vocational advice or legal advice. The SCEA webpages are “not providing treatment” and does not establish a therapy relationship. It is your responsibility to research the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information found on the SCEA webpages. The Developer assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly for any action or inaction you take based on or made in reliance on the information or material on the SCEA webpages.

If you have questions about the SCEA, please feel free to contact me.

Joseph H. Hammer, Ph.D.
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky

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