THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
SouthWest Vision is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to SouthWestVision.org and to keeping personal information that visitors provide us private. We have established procedures and policies to ensure that the privacy of each visitor to SouthWestVision.org is protected. The following is a description of the information that we collect, how we will use the information and how we protect visitor information we collect. We request that you read the following description of our Privacy Policies and if you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
Information that we collect and how we will use such information
We will collect and maintain certain basic personally identifying information ("Personal Information") about you when you contact us by e-mail and give us your personal information. Personal Information we collect will include such items as your name and e-mail address. We will use this information to respond to your requests for information. In addition, we may use Personal Information to send you information and news about additions to SouthWestVision.org and we may from time to time request additional Personal Information that we will use to better tailor our content to your needs. When we collect Personal Information from you, we will ask whether or not you want to be contacted by us.
In addition to Personal Information, our Web servers will collect and store general information about you that cannot be used to personally identify you. Such information includes the name of the domain and the host from which you access the Internet, the IP (Internet Protocol) address of your computer, your Internet browser and operating system, the time you accessed SouthWestVision.org and the Web site from which you linked to SouthWestVision.org, if any. We will use this information to monitor the use of SouthWestVision.org.
Dissemination of Information to Third Parties
SouthWest Vision will not sell, rent, loan or share your Personal Information with any third parties, unless you have authorized us to do so or we are legally required to do so.
SouthWest Vision uses commercially reasonable computer security technology selected and implemented to ensure adherence to the privacy policies described in this online posting. All information contained or collected on SouthWestVision.org is protected using encryption programs.
Links to Other Sites
Our site may provide links to other Web sites. The privacy policies described here for SouthWest Vision do NOT apply to those external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other sites you visit. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.
Changes to this Policy
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
TRATMENT, PAYMENT, AND HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS
By law, we are allowed to use or disclose your protected health information (PHI) without your written consent for the purpose of treatment, payment or healthcare operations. Examples include scheduling appointments, examinations, prescribing corrective lenses, vision aids, or medications and providing prescription information to suppliers, referrals for other medical care, getting copies of past records, acquiring guarantor/insurance information, processing claims, financial or billing audits, internal quality assurance, personnel decisions, credentialing, legal defense, business planning and record storage.
USES AND DISCLOSURES FOR OTHER REASONS WITHOUT PERMISSION
In some other limited situations, the law allows us to use or disclose your PHI without your permission. Examples include disclosures required by law, subpoenas or court orders, reporting threats to health or safety, suspected abuse or neglect, knowledge relating to a crime, public health oversight, organ procurement, worker’s compensation disclosures, incidental disclosures, de-identified information, “limited data sets” for research and disclosures to “business associates” who are under contractual obligation to respect the privacy of your PHI. Any information that is disclosed will be limited to the minimum information required and will only be given to parties with the proper authorization to obtain this information. Unless you object, we will also share relevant information about your care with family or friends helping with your care.
We may call, write or email you to notify you of routine examinations due, appointment confirmation, order status or services available at our office. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will mail you an appointment reminder on a post card and/or call you at the number you have given us. We may leave a message if you are not available.
OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
We will not make any other uses or disclosures of your PHI unless you sign a written “authorization form” the content of which is determined by federal law. The authorization may be revoked at any time by writing to the contact below.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
All requests must be made in writing and will be responded to within the time allowed by law (usually 30 days).
* You may ask us to restrict our uses and disclosures for purposes of treatment (except emergency treatment), payment or health care operations. We do not have to agree to this, but if we do, we must honor the restrictions that you want.
* You may ask us to communicate with you in a confidential way, such as using a specific phone number or address. We will accommodate reasonable requests. There may be a charge for any extra cost involved with the request.
* You may ask to see or to get photocopies of your PHI. You have to pay for photocopies in advance. By law, there are a few limited situations in which we can refuse to permit access or copying. If we deny your request, we will send you a written explanation, and instructions about how you get an impartial review of our denial if one is legally available.
* You may ask us to amend PHI that you think is incorrect. If we do not agree, a statement of your position and any rebuttal statement that we may write will be included in your PHI and will be included any time we disclose your PHI.
* You may request a list of our disclosures of your PHI. By law, the list will not include: disclosures for purposes of treatment, payment of health care operations, disclosures with your authorization, incidental disclosures, disclosures required by law, and some other limited disclosures. You are entitled to one such list per year without charge.
* You can receive additional paper copies of this Notice of Privacy Practices upon request.
OUR NOTICE OF PRIVACE PRACTICES (NPP)
We are obligated by law to protect your PHI and to abide by the terms of this NPP. We reserve the right to change this notice at any time as allowed by law. Any changes in our NPP will posted in our office and on our website and will apply to any PHI that we already have as well any that we may generate in the future.
If you think we have not properly respected the privacy of your PHI, you may contact our office or the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights to discuss your complaint without fear of retaliation.
For more information about your privacy practices you may call, write or visit our office at the address below. All requests concerning your PHI must be made in writing to:
Barri Kitchen, Public Information Officer
965 E 700 S, Suite 100
St. George, Utah 84790