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Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Ohio (AACO) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of www.ohioallergy.com and its affiliated websites (individually the "Site" and collectively the "Sites"); it does not apply to other offline medical treatment, products or services. This privacy statement does not apply to issues or practices covered under the HIPAA privacy statement as amended. The HIPAA privacy statement and practices supersede this privacy statement in all matters. By accessing the Sites, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about AACO services, subscribing to paid services, using free services, registering to receive updates or e-mail newsletters, accessing a limited-access service, registering for an event or training, or when requesting appointments and other information. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your health and medical history, information about your employment, information about your insurance plan, and credit card information. We may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Site. This information is used to help improve, analyze trends and administer the Site.
The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized. In support of these uses, AACO may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related AACO products or services, and to make the Site easier to use. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with AACO, information collected by AACO may be combined with information collected by other AACO services. We may use your personal information to provide you with important information about the products or services that you are using. We may send you information about other AACO products and services. AACO may disclose personal information 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 AACO or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AACO and all of our Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of AACO employees or agents, users of AACO products or services, or members of the public. Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which AACO or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of AACO and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to AACO in the context of other, separately operated, AACO products or services. AACO may send out periodic e-mails informing you of service or other issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. If at any time you wish to correct the personal information provided previously, you may contact us by email through our website, at www.ohioallergy.com, and send us the updated information. If you wish to have your name removed from our client list and no longer receive any email from AACO you may send us an email through our website, at www.ohioallergy.com, with the word unsubscribe in the subject field.
AACO is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact us through our website at www.ohioallergy.com Disputes arising from the enforcement of this privacy statement, as revised, will be resolved through a third party dispute resolution service selected by AACO at its sole discretion.
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
AACO welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that AACO has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us through the information provided on our web site, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO) and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. "Protected health information" is information about you, including demographic information., that may identify you and is related to your past, present or future physical or mental health or conditions and related health services.
Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office who are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose of providing health care services to you, to pay your health care bills, to support the operation of the physician's practice and any other use required by law.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, we would disclose your protected health information, as necessary. to a home health agency that provides care to you and to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the physician has the necessary information to diagnose and treat you.
Payment: Your protected health information will be used as needed to obtain payment for your health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to your insurance company.
Health care Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your physician's practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities, training of medical students, licensing and conducting or arranging for other business activities. For example, we may disclose your protected health information to medical students who see patients at our office. In addition, we may use a sign-in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate your physician. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when your physician is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you of your appointment.
We may also use your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization: as required by law for public health issues such as communicable diseases, health oversight, abuse or neglect; Food and Drug Administration requirements; legal proceedings; law enforcement issues such as those involving coroners, funeral directors and organ donation; criminal activity; military activity and national security; workers compensation.
Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of Section 164.500.
Other permitted and required uses and disclosures will be made only with your consent or authorization unless required by law.
Your Rights: Following is a statement of your rights with respect to your protected health information.
We reserve the right to change the terms of this notice and will inform you of any changes. You then have the right to object or withdraw as provided in this notice.
You may complain to us or to the Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us. You may file a complaint with us by notifying our privacy contact of your complaint. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
This notice was published and becomes effective on/or before April 14, 2003.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of, and provide individuals with, this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. If you have any questions regarding this form, please speak with our HIPAA compliance officer in person or call our main office at 614-760-0099.
Signature below is our only acknowledgement that you have received this Notice of Privacy Practices.