Last Update: September 1, 2018
Hippocrates Wellness is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Hippocrates Wellness Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Hippocrates Wellness website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Please review this document carefully.
Hippocrates Wellness collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Hippocrates Wellness also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Hippocrates Wellness. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Hippocrates Wellness for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hippocrates Wellness Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Hippocrates Wellness public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Hippocrates Wellness does not read any of your private online communications.
Hippocrates Wellness encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Hippocrates Wellness so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Hippocrates Wellness is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Hippocrates Wellness and Hippocrates Wellness family of Web sites.
The Hippocrates Wellness Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Hippocrates Wellness pages, or register with Hippocrates Wellness site or services, a cookie helps Hippocrates Wellness to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Hippocrates Wellness Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Hippocrates Wellness features that you customized.
You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Hippocrates Wellness services or Web sites you visit.
We may also use other standard web-based technologies to analyze your movements while accessing our Site. The technologies include web “beacons,” “pixel tags,” and “clear gifs.” These technologies help us ascertain the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, allow us to customize the services offered on our Site, and help determine the best use for content and programming. Some of this information, including the IP address that we obtain from your browser, is stored on server logs and may be available for extended periods of time. Tracking technologies may be used to monitor your interactions with the advertisements while on the Site. The technology will allow HIPPOCRATES or its business partners to provide targeted advertising and evaluate the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns.
Hippocrates Wellness collects and uses your personal information to operate the Hippocrates Wellness Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Hippocrates Wellness also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Hippocrates Wellness and its affiliates. Hippocrates Wellness may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Hippocrates Wellness does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Hippocrates Wellness may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Hippocrates Wellness may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Hippocrates Wellness, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Hippocrates Wellness does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Hippocrates Wellness keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Hippocrates Wellness, in order to determine what Hippocrates Wellness services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Hippocrates Wellness to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Hippocrates Wellness Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hippocrates Wellness or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hippocrates Wellness; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hippocrates Wellness, or the public.
Hippocrates Wellness uses Personal Information to conduct business, to provide you with customer support, to perform functions that are described to you at the time of collection, and to enforce our terms and conditions, including, without limitation, the applicable use and service agreement(s) between you and Hippocrates Wellness. We may use Personal Information to provide you with information about the products and services that interest you, analyze customer demographics and industry statistics, improve your Site experience, update account records, comply with all reporting and other legal requirements, and provide to our third-party service providers, such as advertisers and advertising networks with feedback information. Hippocrates Wellness may use your Personal Information to contact you via mail or email, or telephone or mobile devices in order to give you updates about Hippocrates Wellness or other third parties’ product and service offerings, and promotional events that may be of interest to you.
Hippocrates Wellness secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Hippocrates Wellness secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Hippocrates Wellness may use and share your information as we:
A Word about Federal and State Law
Federal and state laws require Hippocrates Wellness to protect your medical information and federal law requires us to describe to you how we handle that information. When federal and state privacy laws are different and conflict, and the state law is more protective of your information or provides you with greater access to your information, then we will follow state law.
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
We can use and share your health information to run our institute, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. All of our locations work closely together to improve operations across the Hippocrates Wellness and we may use health information for those activities. We may also share health information with another health care provider who has treated you, or to your insurance company. This may be done when the information is needed for health care operations of the health care provider or the insurance company, such as quality improvement activities, education, evaluations of health care professionals, and state and federal regulatory reviews.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Additional Applicable State Law Requirements
Florida law generally requires patient consent for disclosures of health information to other providers for health care operations purposes.
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
Additional Applicable State Law Requirements
Florida law generally requires patient consent for disclosures of health information to payers for payment purposes.
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways—usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information, you can go to this online link: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
We can use or share your information for health research.
Additional Applicable State Law Requirements
Florida law generally requires patient consent for disclosures of identifiable health information to outside researchers for medical research purposes.
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it requests to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Hippocrates Wellness can use or share health information about you:
Additional Applicable State Law Requirements
Florida law generally requires patient consent for disclosures of health information for national security purposes, unless the disclosure is specifically required by federal law.
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
The following is a brief summary of your rights. A more detailed description of each right is also included in this document.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of Hippocrates Wellness's responsibilities to help you.
You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete.
We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
You have some choices in the way that Hippocrates Wellness uses and shares information as we:
If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example, if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
Hippocrates Wellness does not sell or rent our patients’ names or addresses to any organization outside of Hippocrates Wellness.
In the case of fundraising, Hippocrates Wellness may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
Florida law generally requires your consent to contact you for purposes of providing information regarding treatment alternatives, services, or goods.
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html
Hippocrates Wellness can and will occasionally change the terms of this notice to reflect company and customer feedback. The changes will apply to all the information we have about you. Hippocrates Wellness encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Hippocrates Wellness is protecting your information.
The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site at http://www.HippocratesInst.org
Certain other types of health information may have additional protection under state law. For example, health information about mental health, HIV/AIDS and genetic testing results is treated differently than other types of health information under certain state laws. To the extent applicable, Hippocrates Wellness would need to get your written permission before disclosing these categories of information to others in many circumstances.
The Effective Date of this Notice is September 1, 2018.
Hippocrates Wellness complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Hippocrates Wellness does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Occasionally provides Information written in other languages. We aim to work with groups and services that provide assistance to the best of our abilities.
If you need these services, please contact the main office. If you believe that Hippocrates Wellness has discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex, you can file a grievance with us.
You can file a grievance in person or by mail. If you need help filing a grievance, Hippocrates Wellness is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, electronically through the Office of Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at: US Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1-800-368-1019. Complaint files are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-HELP-FLA Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.