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InterpretationThe words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
Types of Data Collected
Personal DataWhile using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Usage Data
Usage DataUsage Data is collected automatically when using the Service. Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read "Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?" which is available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
Use of Your Personal DataThe Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
- To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
- For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
- To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
- To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
- To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
- To deliver targeted advertising to You: We may use Your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third-party vendors who do so) tailored to Your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
- For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.
- For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.
- With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to show advertisements to You to help support and maintain Our Service, to advertise on third party websites to You after You visited our Service, to contact You.
- For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
- With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
- With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.
- With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Law enforcementUnder certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Other legal requirementsThe Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Security of Your Personal DataThe security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security. Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data The Service Providers We use may have access to Your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on Our Service in accordance with their Privacy Policies.
- Measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on Our Service
- Show advertisements for our products and/or services to You on third-party websites or apps
- Measure and analyze the performance of Our advertising campaigns
- The NAI's opt-out platform: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
- The EDAA's opt-out platform http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- The DAA's opt-out platform: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPRWe may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
- Consent: You have given Your consent for processing Personal Data for one or more specific purposes.
- Performance of a contract: Provision of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with You and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
- Legal obligations: Processing Personal Data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Company is subject.
- Vital interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary in order to protect Your vital interests or of another natural person.
- Public interests: Processing Personal Data is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Company.
- Legitimate interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Company.
- Request access to Your Personal Data. The right to access, update or delete the information We have on You. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of Your Personal Data directly within Your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact Us to assist You. This also enables You to receive a copy of the Personal Data We hold about You.
- Request correction of the Personal Data that We hold about You. You have the right to to have any incomplete or inaccurate information We hold about You corrected.
- Object to processing of Your Personal Data. This right exists where We are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for Our processing and there is something about Your particular situation, which makes You want to object to our processing of Your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where We are processing Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
- Request erasure of Your Personal Data. You have the right to ask Us to delete or remove Personal Data when there is no good reason for Us to continue processing it.
- Request the transfer of Your Personal Data. We will provide to You, or to a third-party You have chosen, Your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which You initially provided consent for Us to use or where We used the information to perform a contract with You.
- Withdraw Your consent. You have the right to withdraw Your consent on using your Personal Data. If You withdraw Your consent, We may not be able to provide You with access to certain specific functionalities of the Service.
Categories of Personal Information CollectedWe collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular Consumer or Device. The following is a list of categories of personal information which we may collect or may have been collected from California residents within the last twelve (12) months. Please note that the categories and examples provided in the list below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information were in fact collected by Us, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and may have been collected. For example, certain categories of personal information would only be collected if You provided such personal information directly to Us. Category A: Identifiers. Examples: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. Collected: Yes. Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. Collected: Yes. Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). Collected: No. Category D: Commercial information. Examples: Records and history of products or services purchased or considered. Collected: No. Category E: Biometric information. Examples: Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. Collected: No. Category F: Internet or other similar network activity. Examples: Interaction with our Service or advertisement. Collected: Yes. Category G: Geolocation data. Examples: Approximate physical location. Collected: No. Category H: Sensory data. Examples: Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. Collected: No. Category I: Professional or employment-related information. Examples: Current or past job history or performance evaluations. Collected: No. Category J: Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Examples: Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. Collected: No. Category K: Inferences drawn from other personal information. Examples: Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. Collected: No. Under CCPA, personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records
- Deidentified or aggregated consumer information
- Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, such as:
- Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data
- Personal Information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994
Sources of Personal InformationWe obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from You. For example, from the forms You complete on our Service, preferences You express or provide through our Service.
- Indirectly from You. For example, from observing Your activity on our Service.
- Automatically from You. For example, through cookies We or our Service Providers set on Your Device as You navigate through our Service.
- From Service Providers. For example, third-party vendors to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, third-party vendors to provide advertising on our Service, third-party vendors to deliver targeted advertising to You, or other third-party vendors that We use to provide the Service to You.
Use of Personal Information for Business Purposes or Commercial PurposesWe may use or disclose personal information We collect for "business purposes" or "commercial purposes" (as defined under the CCPA), which may include the following examples:
- To operate our Service and provide You with our Service.
- To provide You with support and to respond to Your inquiries, including to investigate and address Your concerns and monitor and improve our Service.
- To fulfill or meet the reason You provided the information. For example, if You share Your contact information to ask a question about our Service, We will use that personal information to respond to Your inquiry.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
- As described to You when collecting Your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
- For internal administrative and auditing purposes.
- To detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, including, when necessary, to prosecute those responsible for such activities.
Disclosure of Personal Information for Business Purposes or Commercial PurposesWe may use or disclose and may have used or disclosed in the last twelve (12) months the following categories of personal information for business or commercial purposes: Category A: Identifiers Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) Category F: Internet or other similar network activity Please note that the categories listed above are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information were in fact disclosed, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and may have been disclosed. When We disclose personal information for a business purpose or a commercial purpose, We enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
Sale of Personal InformationAs defined in the CCPA, "sell" and "sale" mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer's personal information by the business to a third party for valuable consideration. This means that We may have received some kind of benefit in return for sharing personal information, but not necessarily a monetary benefit. Please note that the categories listed below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information were in fact sold, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and may have been shared for value in return. We may sell and may have sold in the last twelve (12) months the following categories of personal information: Category A: Identifiers Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) Category F: Internet or other similar network activity
Share of Personal InformationWe may share Your personal information identified in the above categories with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers Our affiliates Our business partners Third party vendors to whom You or Your agents authorize Us to disclose Your personal information in connection with products or services We provide to You
Your Rights under the CCPAThe CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. If You are a resident of California, You have the following rights:
- The right to notice. You have the right to be notified which categories of Personal Data are being collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is being used.
- The right to request. Under CCPA, You have the right to request that We disclose information to You about Our collection, use, sale, disclosure for business purposes and share of personal information. Once We receive and confirm Your request, We will disclose to You:
- The categories of personal information We collected about You
- The categories of sources for the personal information We collected about You
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information
- The categories of third parties with whom We share that personal information
- The specific pieces of personal information We collected about You
- If we sold Your personal information or disclosed Your personal information for a business purpose, We will disclose to You:
- The categories of personal information categories sold
- The categories of personal information categories disclosed
- The right to say no to the sale of Personal Data (opt-out). You have the right to direct Us to not sell Your personal information. To submit an opt-out request please contact Us.
- The right to delete Personal Data. You have the right to request the deletion of Your Personal Data, subject to certain exceptions. Once We receive and confirm Your request, We will delete (and direct Our Service Providers to delete) Your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny Your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for Us or Our Service Providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which We collected the personal information, provide a good or service that You requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with You, or otherwise perform our contract with You.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if You previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on Your relationship with Us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which You provided it.
- The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of Your consumer's rights, including by:
- Denying goods or services to You
- Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties
- Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to You
- Suggesting that You will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services
Exercising Your CCPA Data Protection RightsIn order to exercise any of Your rights under the CCPA, and if You are a California resident, You can contact Us:
- By email: email@example.com
- Provide sufficient information that allows Us to reasonably verify You are the person about whom We collected personal information or an authorized representative
- Describe Your request with sufficient detail that allows Us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it
- Verify Your identity or authority to make the request
- And confirm that the personal information relates to You
Do Not Sell My Personal InformationYou have the right to opt-out of the sale of Your personal information. Once We receive and confirm a verifiable consumer request from You, we will stop selling Your personal information. To exercise Your right to opt-out, please contact Us. The Service Providers we partner with (for example, our analytics or advertising partners) may use technology on the Service that sells personal information as defined by the CCPA law. If you wish to opt out of the use of Your personal information for interest-based advertising purposes and these potential sales as defined under CCPA law, you may do so by following the instructions below. Please note that any opt out is specific to the browser You use. You may need to opt out on every browser that You use.
WebsiteYou can opt out of receiving ads that are personalized as served by our Service Providers by following our instructions presented on the Service:
- The NAI's opt-out platform: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
- The EDAA's opt-out platform http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- The DAA's opt-out platform: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN
Mobile DevicesYour mobile device may give You the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps You use in order to serve You ads that are targeted to Your interests:
- "Opt out of Interest-Based Ads" or "Opt out of Ads Personalization" on Android devices
- "Limit Ad Tracking" on iOS devices
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treat you. We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. An example of this would be a doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
- Bill for your services. We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. An example of this would be sending a bill for your visit to your insurance company for payment.
- Run our office. We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. An example would be an internal quality assessment review.
- Help with public health and safety issues. We can share health information for certain situations, such as: preventing disease, reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, preventing/reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety.
- Comply with law. We can share information about you if state or federal law requires is, including the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Do Research. We can use and share information for health research.
- Family and Friends: We may disclose your health information to a family member or friend who is involved in your medical care or to someone who helps pay for your care. We may also use or disclose your health information to notify (or assist in notifying) a family member, legally authorized representative or other person responsible for your care of your location, general condition or death. If you are a minor, we may release your health information to your parents or legal guardians when we are permitted or required to do so under federal and applicable state law.
- Organ and tissue donation requests. We can share information about you to organ procurement organizations
- Medical examiner or funeral director. We can share information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
- Worker compensation, law enforcement requests, and other governmental requests. We can share health information for worker compensation claims, law enforcement purposes, with health oversight agencies for activities allowed by law, and other specialized government functions (e.g., military and national security)
- Lawsuits and legal actions. We can share health information in response to court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
- Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical information. You have the right to inspect and/or obtain a copy of your medical information maintained in a designated record set. If we maintain your medical information electronically, you may obtain an electronic copy of the information or ask us to send it to a person or organization that you identify. To request to inspect and/or obtain a copy of your medical information, you must submit a written request to our Privacy Officer. If you request a copy (paper or electronic) of your medical information, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee.
- Ask us to correct your medical record. You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incomplete or incorrect. We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
- Confidential communications. You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for instance home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address for items such as appointment reminders. We will say yes to all reasonable requests.
- Limits on what we use and share. You can ask us NOT to share certain health information for treatment, payment, or operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and if it affects your care, we may say no.
- Accounting of disclosures. You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we have shared your health information for the prior six years. We will include all disclosures, except those about treatment, payment, and operations. We will provide one accounting for free, but may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another within 12 months.
- Privacy Notice. You can ask and receive a paper copy of this notice at any time.
- Complaint. You can file a complaint if you feel we have violated your rights, with the office at the address below, or you with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Ave, SW, Room 509F HHH Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or by visiting: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
- If we are required by law to treat you, and we attempt to obtain such consent but are unable to contain such consent; or
- If we attempt to obtain your consent but are unable to do so due to substantial barriers to communicating with you, and we determine that, in our professional judgment, your consent to receive treatment is clearly inferred from the circumstances.
- Podemos usar su información de salud y compartirla con otros profesionales que le están tratando. Un ejemplo de esto sería que un médico que le esté tratando por una lesión le pregunte a otro médico acerca de su condición general de salud.
- Factura por tus servicios. Podemos usar y compartir su información de salud para facturar y obtener el pago de los planes de salud u otras entidades. Un ejemplo de esto sería enviar una factura para su visita a su compañía de seguros para el pago.
- Nuestra oficina. Podemos usar y compartir su información de salud para rnuestra práctica, mejorar su cuidado, y contactarlo cuando sea necesario. Un ejemplo sería una revisión interna de la evaluación de la calidad.
- Ayuda con problemas de salud pública y seguridad. Podemos compartir información de salud para ciertas situaciones, tales como: prevención de enfermedades, sospecha de abuso, negligencia o violencia doméstica, previniendo/reduciendo una seria amenaza a la salud o seguridad de cualquier persona.
- Cumplir con la ley. Podemos compartir información sobre usted si la ley estatal o federal lo requiere, incluyendo el Department of Health and Human Services.
- Investigar. Podemos usar y compartir información para la investigación de su salud.
- Familia y Amigos: Podemos compartir su información médica a un familiar o a una amistad que esté involucrado en su atención médica o a alguien que ayude a pagar su atención. También es posible que usar o compartir su información médica para notificar (o asistir en la notificación) a un miembro de la familia, representante legalmente autorizado u otra persona responsable de su cuidado de su ubicación, condición general o muerte. Si usted es menor de edad, podemos liberar su información de salud a sus padres o tutores legales cuando estamos permitidos o obligados a hacerlo bajo la ley estatal federal aplicable.
- Solicitudes de donación de órganos y tejidos. Podemos compartir información sobre usted a organizaciones de contratación de órganos
- Examinador médico o director funerario. Podemos compartir información con un forense, examinador médico o director funerario cuando un individual muera.
- Compensación de trabajadores, solicitudes de cumplimiento de la ley y otras solicitudes de gobierno. Podemos compartir información de salud para reclamos de compensación de trabajadores, propósitos de cumplimiento de la ley, con agencias de supervisión de salud para actividades permitidas por la ley, y otras funciones gubernamentales especializadas (por ejemplo, seguridad militar y nacional)
- Demandas y acciones legales. Podemos compartir información de salud en respuesta a la orden judicial o administrativa, o en respuesta a una citación.
- Obtener una copia electrónica o impresa de su información médica. Usted tiene el derecho de inspeccionar y/u obtener una copia de su información médica mantenida en un conjunto de registros designado. Si mantenemos su información médica electrónicamente puede obtener una copia electrónica de la información o pedirnos que la enviemos a una persona u organización que usted identifique. Para solicitar inspeccionar y/u obtener una copia de su información médica, debe enviar una solicitud por escrito a nuestro oficial de privacidad. Si usted solicita una copia (impresa o electrónica) de su información médica, podemos cobrarle una tarifa razonable y basada en costos.
- Corregir su expediente médico. Usted puede pedirnos que corrijamos la información de salud sobre usted, que usted piense que es incompleta o incorrecta. Podemos decir "no" a su petición, pero le diremos por qué por escrito dentro de 60 días.
- Comunicaciones confidenciales. Puede pedirnos que nos contacten de una manera específica (por ejemplo, teléfono de la casa o de la oficina) o para enviar correo a una dirección diferente para artículos como recordatorios de citas. Diremos que sí a todas las peticiones razonables.
- Límites de lo que usamos y compartimos. Puede pedirnos que no compartamos cierta información de salud para el tratamiento, pagos u operaciones. No estamos obligados a aceptar su solicitud, y si afecta su atención, podemos decir que no.
- Contabilidad de información. Puede solicitar una lista (contabilidad) de las veces que hemos compartido su información de salud durante los seis años anteriores. Vamos a incluir toda la información, excepto aquellas sobre el tratamiento, el pago y las operaciones. Proporcionaremos una contabilidad de forma gratuita, pero se puede cobrar una tarifa razonable, basada en costos si usted pide otro dentro de los 12 meses.
- Aviso de Privacidad. Puede preguntar y recibir una copia de este aviso en cualquier momento.
- Queja. Usted puede presentar una queja si usted siente que hemos violado sus derechos, con la oficina en la dirección abajo, o usted con el Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights enviando una carta a 200 Independence Ave, SW, room 509F HHH Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20201, llamando al 1-877-696-6775, o visitando: hhs.gov/OCR/privacidad/HIPAA/quejas/. No tomaremos represalias contra usted por presentar una queja.
- Si la ley nos exige tratarlo, e intentamos obtener dicho consentimiento, pero no podemos contener dicho consentimiento; o
- Si intentamos obtener su consentimiento, pero no podemos hacerlo debido a barreras sustanciales para comunicarnos con usted, y determinamos que, en nuestro juicio profesional, su consentimiento para recibir tratamiento es claramente inferidos de las circunstancias.