THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE/POLICY IS TO INFORM YOU ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION USAGE BY ZION PLASTIC SURGERY LLC. YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN THIS POLICY, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. ZION PLASTIC SURGERY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE/POLICY AT ANY TIME.
Zion Plastic Surgery LLC (“Organization” or “Clinic”) is committed to helping you safeguard and adequately use your medical information. In order to provide all of our patients with the correct tools to protect their personal medical information, our Organization ensures the highest level of protection for your data. We only collect personal information from you that is provided to us with your express consent, and we collect no additional data. You have the right to revoke your authorization in writing at any time, which will restrict us from using your personal medical information for the purposes for which you withdraw your consent—all records of your medical care, whether this Policy covers current, past, or future. Please do note that all of your other healthcare providers, viz. doctors, labs, hospitals, and other similar providers, have their independent policies or notices governing the use and disclosure of your medical information and are not covered under this Policy.
As all personal medical information that you provide to us will solely be owned and used in a manner that has been disclosed to you, you also have certain rights to ensure the proper usage and disclosure of personal medical information:
1. Restrictions on Use
You have the right to request adequate restrictions on your personal health information usage or disclosure for any of our purposes. However, we may not always agree to your request if we are unable to comply due to any legal reasons. To the extent we can comply with your request, we will ensure compliance to the fullest extent feasible, except in emergencies when such restrictions may not be possible.
You have the right to have us amend your personal medical information at any time if it is deemed to be incorrect or incomplete. However, only the healthcare entity or individual is authorized to amend your information. You may contact our office if you wish to make any amendment requests.
3. List of Disclosures
There may be certain circumstances under which we may be required to disclose your information, which is covered in the Disclosures section below. You have the right to request a list of all disclosures that we have made for purposes other than your treatment, and you may send us a request for this list at our office address. Your request cannot be made for a time period that is more than 6 years prior to the date of your request. If we provide physical copies of this list, you may be charged a nominal fee for the necessary charges incurred by us in providing you this list.
4. Physical Copy
This Notice/Policy is available on our website, “zionplastic.surgery” and may also be provided in physical form if you so require. Please make a request for a physical copy of this Notice/Policy to our office if you require one.
Our Organization collects your personal medical information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and experience, and in particular, without limitation, for the following reasons: a) Internal record keeping. b) We may use the information to improve our products and services. c) We may periodically send promotional emails, newsletters, and other promotional marketing emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send. d) From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize our website according to your interests. e) We may use the data collected to notify you about changes to our services and to provide you customer support while using our services. f) We may use the information to detect, prevent and address technical issues with our Service and to monitor your usage of the services.
By availing of our Clinic’s services, you are giving your express consent to allow our Clinic to process, use and store personal medical information related to you that will be used for the purposes of your treatment and all other related matters like billing. In order to treat you to the best of our capacity, we will be required to disclose your personal medical information to our staff, which includes our in house doctors, medical personnel and administrative personnel. In addition, in order to allow you to have a more convenience experience for your treatment, we may also be required to share your personal medical information with third parties like your insurance provided in order to obtain payment for the services we will be providing you. In addition to the above, the following disclosures may be required to be made by us without requiring your prior authorization:
1. Disclosure to Other Individuals:
We may be required to disclose your personal medical information to a nominated member of your family, a relative, friend or guardian. If you are in a state where you may not be able to agree or disagree with such disclosure, we may disclose your information to such individuals based on our professional discretion and understanding.
2. Disclosure for Administrative Tasks (Limited):
We may be required to contact you at your residence or office based on the contact details you provide to us. During our interaction with a third party on such instances, we may be required to reveal basic details about your procedure to schedule the procedure you choose to undergo. However, this disclosure will not in any manner, include the specific details of your procedure. If you would like our Clinic to keep things further discreet and confidential and to not reveal any basic details either, please inform our representative to ensure complete confidentiality.
3. Disclosures Required by Law:
a) We may be bound to disclose your personal medical information if required under applicable federal, state or local law. This disclosure will only be made to the extent that is necessary under such applicable laws and will include information that is not required to be disclosed under such laws. If we are asked to make any such disclosures, you will be notified of such requests.
b) In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services has the right to scrutinize our operations in order to ensure that we are compliant with all applicable laws, which may require disclosure of your information as well.
c) Further, if any regulatory or oversight agencies, that are authorized by law, require us to disclose any information for their inspections, we will be required to disclose your personal medical information to such agencies. Usually these agencies conduct inspections to ensure that the healthcare industry is duly regulated and their work is only meant to benefit you, the end-user of our industry’s services.
d) We may also be required to report any instances of abuse, neglect or domestic violence to a government body authorized to receive such information, which will only be done in accordance with applicable Florida law.
e) Furthermore, if may have to disclose your personal medical information if you are involved in a lawsuit where we are bound under relevant legal procedures to comply with a court order or other lawful process. Your information may also warrant disclosure by a law enforcement official or authorized federal officials for the purposes of national interest.
f) If we are of the opinion that your information may help in avoiding or lessening a crime of any form that is so classified under federal or Florida laws, we may be required to disclose your personal medical information for such purposes.
4. Disclosures in Emergencies:
a) We may use or disclose your personal health information in an emergency treatment situation. If this happens, your physician will attempt to obtain your acknowledgment of this Notice as soon as reasonably practicable after the delivery of treatment.
b) We may disclose personal health information about you to a coroner or medical examiner for identification purposes, determining cause of death, or for the coroner or medical examiner to perform other duties required by law. We may also disclose personal health information about you to a funeral director in order to permit the funeral director to carry out legal duties, and may do so if death is reasonably anticipated. Your personal health information may also be disclosed for certain organ donations to which you may have agreed.
5. Disclosures for Employment Programs
We may disclose your personal medical information for employment benefit programs like Workers’ Compensation and the like which can provide benefits for work-related injuries.
6. Disclosures for Academic Purposes
Without divulging your personal details, generic details about your personal medical information may be provided to research or academic programs in order to allow them to better advance the understanding in our industry. Such disclosure will only be done for a limited set of information, which will not be attributable to you, as required under the law.
7. Other Disclosures
Apart from the above instances, any other use or disclosure of your information will only be made with your express written consent, which may be revoked at any time in writing.
8. Disclosures Already Made:
You acknowledge that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the medical treatment or other services that we have provided to you.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) COVERAGE
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data. If you wish to be informed of what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at the contact information provided below. The rights available to you regarding your data are provided above in the Rights section of this Policy. In addition to the above Rights, you have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Our Organization has implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions and other information will be encrypted using SSL technology.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The information they collect may be associated with your personal information, or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
3. Transfer of Data
Your personal medical information may be transferred to —and maintained on— computers located outside your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data to the United States and process it there. Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and no transfer of your data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
4. External Links
Our Website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
6. Underage Children
Our website is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. No one under age thirteen (13) may provide any personal information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13). If you are under thirteen (13), do not use or provide any information on this website or through any of its features, register on the website, make any purchases through the website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of our website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under thirteen (13) without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the information provided below.
7. Acceptance of the Terms
By using our website, you are accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the Privacy Notice. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you agree and accept of such changes.