YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT
At Coastal Aesthetics we value and respect your personal and corporate information. We take your concerns about privacy quite seriously and seek to take reasonable efforts to protect it. When we collect information, such as your name, email address, and phone number, we use it to provide you with a response to your inquiry or with information targeted to your needs. By using this website, you’re providing your consent to let us collect and use your information as described below, and you consent to the policies and practices described in this statement.
* What Information Do We Collect?
When you request information from Coastal Aesthetics, we need to know your name, company, and email address. In addition, you may voluntarily provide additional information, like your phone number or interests. We use this information so that we can send you a response and best tailor that response to you.
* Is Your Information Safe With Us?
We don’t share or sell your personal information. As necessary, we may share non-personal information with our trusted third party service providers, such as the corporations that manage or host our website, to perform services on our behalf. They typically use non-personal, anonymous information—like clickstream information regarding visit duration—that isn’t identifiable with a particular visitor to further improve the website.
* Is Coastal Aesthetics Responsible For External Links Or Referrals?
Coastal Aesthetics websites may link to other third party websites, including customers’ websites. We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy policies of third party websites. No judgment, endorsement, or warranty is made with respect to other sites, their security, or the content they contain, and Coastal Aesthetic stakes no responsibility for them. Any use you make of the information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.
* Does Coastal Aesthetics Respect The Privacy Of Children?
Coastal Aesthetics websites are not directed at anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, do not use this website without the supervision of your parent or guardian.
This policy was last modified May 31, 2017, any changes will be posted here. If you have any questions, please contact us through the Contact Us page.
HIPAA POLICY INFORMATION
* PROVIDER/CLINIC OBLIGATIONS:
We are required by law to:
- Maintain the privacy of protected health information
- Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding health information about you
- Follow the terms of our notice that are currently in effect
- Tell you that we may communicate with you by email or cell phone texting
- Notify you of a breach of protected information as required by federal and state law
* PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:
Protected health information is defined by HIPAA as individually identifiable health information; it can be verbal, written or electronic.
* HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION:
The following describes the ways we may use and disclose health information that identifies you (“Health Information”). Except for the purposes described below, we will use and disclose Health Information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to our practice Privacy Officer, Kim Smith.
For Treatment. We may use and disclose Health Information for your treatment and provide you with treatment-related health care services. For example, we may disclose Health Information to doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide you with medical care. This ensures that you will receive optimal treatments that are safe for you, based on your personal medical history.
For Payment. We may use and disclose Health Information so that we or others may bill and receive payment from you. For example, we offer payment services through Advance Care Credit*.
Appointment Reminders, Treatment Alternatives, and Health-Related Benefits and Services. We may use and disclose Health Information to contact you to remind you that you have an appointment with us. We also may use and disclose Health Information to tell you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. When appropriate, we may share Health Information with a person who is involved in your medical care or payment for your care, such as your family or a close friend. In the case of an emergency, we may also notify your emergency contact of choice about your location or general condition.
* USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT REQUIRE US TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT AND OPT
Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care. Unless you object, we may disclose to a member of your family, a relative, a close friend or any other person you identify as your emergency contact, your Protected Health Information that directly relates to that person’s involvement in your health care. If you are unable to agree or object to such a disclosure, we may disclose such information as necessary if we determine that it is in your best medical interest.
* YOUR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED FOR OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
The following uses and disclosures of your Protected Health Information will be made only with your written authorization:
Uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information for marketing purposes.
Other uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization. If you do give us an authorization, you may revoke it at any time by submitting a written revocation to our office and we will no longer disclose Protected Health Information under the authorization. But disclosure that we made in reliance on your authorization before you revoked it will not be affected by the revocation.
* YOUR RIGHTS
Right to Request Confidential Communications. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you by mail or at work. To request confidential communications, you must make your request, in writing, to Kim Smith. Your request must specify how you wish to be contacted (e.g. telephone and whether or not we are allowed to leave voicemails, e-mail, or text message). We will accommodate reasonable requests.
Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice. You have the right to a paper copy of this notice. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time.
* CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE:
We reserve the right to update this notice in compliance with any changes that are made to the HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices.