Information We Collect
Cytonics may collect data from you that you provide to us voluntarily through this web site, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and other personal information. This information may be collected when you register for certain services, request information, or send feedback through email or direct inquiries.
In addition, when you browse our website, our system automatically collects information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, domain name, pages viewed, amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information is Non-Personal and does not identify you personally.
This Non-Personal information is used to analyze trends, administer the web site and gather information for business purposes, such as generating statistics.
How We Use Your Information
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, and may be used to contact you, via e-mail or by regular mail, to provide you with information that we believe may be of interest to you or that you have requested.
By choosing to send a message to Cytonics, you acknowledge that all non-personal information contained in your message, including data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like will be considered to be non-confidential. Cytonics shall have no obligations of any kind with respect to such collected data, and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, commercialize, create derivative works and distribute the data to others without limitation. Further, Cytonics shall be free to use any ideas, inventions, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such collected data for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such collected data.
How We Protect Your Information
Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties
At times, Cytonics may employ trusted third party providers to perform certain functions that assist us in conducting business. These third party providers are entrusted with personal information for business purpose only and are required to keep said information confidential. Cytonics may release Personal information when we believe that such release is appropriate to comply with legal requirements, protect the rights, property or safety of our users. In addition, we may exchange information with other organizations for fraud protection and risk reduction.
Third Party Links
We are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to maintain the privacy of health information about you and to provide to you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information.
We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your protected health information. We make a record of your protected health information, such as the clinical laboratory test results we produce, and we may obtain records related to your medical care from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality medical care, to obtain payment for services provided and for administrative and operational purposes. When we use or disclose your protected health information, we are required to abide by the terms of this notice and to comply with HIPAA.
How We May Use Your Protected Health Information:
For Treatment: We may use your protected health information for treatment purposes. We may use the information to perform our testing services and to produce clinical laboratory results that assist other health care providers in providing quality medical care. We also may share your protected information with other health care providers who are directly involved in your medical care.
For Payment: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to obtain payment for the services you receive. For example, we may send a bill to your insurance company or health plan to receive payment for the services provided to you.
For Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information for our health care operations. For example, we may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to review and improve the quality of service we provide, or the competence and qualifications of our professional staff. We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to get authorization for services or referrals from your health plan.
Business Associates: We may share your Protected Health Information with other companies or individuals, known as “business associates,” as defined by the HIPAA guidelines, who need your information to provide services to us. For example, we may use another company to perform billing services on our behalf. Each business associate is required to protect the privacy of your Protected Health Information, and we have agreements in place with each business associate requiring their compliance.
Required by Law: We must disclose your Protected Health Information as required by Federal, state or local law.
Persons Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care: We may disclose your Protected Health Information only to “authorized persons” as defined under applicable state law.
Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence: If required or authorized by law, we may disclose Protected Health Information to a government agency, such as social services or a protective services agency, if we reasonably believe that an individual is the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
Law Enforcement: We may disclose your Protected Health Information to the police or other law enforcement officials as required by law or in compliance with a court order, warrant, subpoena, summons, or similar process authorized by law. Under certain circumstances, we also may disclose Protected Health Information to law enforcement officials when the information is needed to: identify or locate a missing person or a suspect, fugitive, or material witness; determine whether an individual has been a victim of a crime; determine if a death resulted from criminal conduct; or investigate suspected criminal activity on our premises.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: Under certain circumstances, we may disclose your Protected Health Information in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding, in response to a court order, subpoena, or other lawful process.
Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose your Protected Health Information in response to a court or administrative order. If the lawsuit is a medical negligence action, your Protected Health Information may be disclosed without a court order or subpoena. We may also disclose your Protected Health Information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawsuit process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
Public Health and Safety: Your Protected Health Information may be used or disclosed for public health activities, such as assisting public health authorities or other legal authorities to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability, or for other health oversite activities. Your Protected Health Information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in order to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of a particular person or the general public.
Specialized Government Functions: We may disclose your Protected Health Information for military or national security purposes or to correctional institutions or law enforcement officers that have you in their lawful custody.
Workers’ Compensation: Your Protected Health Information may be used or disclosed as necessary in order to comply with laws and regulations related to workers’ compensation.
Change of Ownership: In the event that our clinical laboratory is sold or merged with another organization, your Protected Health Information will become the property of the new owner, although you will maintain the right to request that copies of your Protected Health Information be sent directly to you or a physician of your designation.
Marketing: We will not disclose your Protected Health Information for marketing purposes without your prior authorization.
Research: We may use or disclose your health information for research purposes when an institutional review board or privacy board has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your Protected Health Information.
When We May Not Use Or Disclose Your Protected Health Information
Your Rights to Your Protected Health Information
You have the right:
- To obtain a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices.
- To request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your Protected Health Information by providing a written request that specifies what information you wish to limit and what limitations on our use or disclosure of your Protected Health Information you wish to have imposed. We reserve the right to accept or reject your request and will notify you of our decision.
- The right to access to inspect and obtain a copy of your Protected Health Information, with limited exceptions. If we deny your request for access or copies, you will be informed of your rights to appeal our decision. Note: CLIA regulations and state law will determine whether a lab can provide test results directly to a patient.
- To request that we amend your Protected Health Information. Your request must be in writing and must include the reason(s) for your request. We are not required to make your requested amendment(s) or modification(s), and should we deny your request, we will provide you with information about our denial and how you can disagree with the denial.
- To receive an accounting of disclosures of your Protected Health Information made by us as required under HIPAA.
- To receive confidential communications of your Protected Health Information.
If you would like to receive information about your health information, please send your written request to the address listed at the bottom of this policy.
Obligations of this Clinical Laboratory
We are required by law to (i) maintain the privacy of your Protected Health Information, (ii) provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your Protected Health Information, (iii) abide by the terms of this notice, (iv) notify you if we change any of the privacy practices described in this Notice. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and/or to adopt amendments or revise any of our privacy practices. In the event that amendments or revisions are made to this Notice of Privacy Practices, we will promptly provide you with a revised notice.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint to the address listed below in Contact Information.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at 561-575-4451, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to us at the address below:
Attn: Human Resources
555 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458