HIPPA – Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
All medical information about you is regarded as protected health information (PHI) and is treated as confidential and will be released only to those authorized to receive it.
Protected health information will be disclosed for the treatment, payment and health care operations to:
Referring medical practices to report evaluations:
- Treatments, progress, recommendations and changes
- Interns and/or students pursing a career in physical therapy or athletic training that are temporarily present in the practice or
Where required by federal, state or local law
Berryville Physical Therapy and Wellness, PLC may use or give out phi for the following purposes under limited circumstances:
- For judicial and administrative proceedings in response to court order
- For research studies that meet all privacy law requirements
- Your authorization (signature) is required to use or give out your protected health information for any purpose that is not set out in this notice
Your authorization (signature) is required to limit the disclosure of PHI by identifying to whom it shall not be released and/or the content that shall not be released. Upon request to the office manager, arrangements can be made for you to review or receive a copy of your medical information.
If there is any concern regarding this information, an appointment will be scheduled with the attending physical therapist to discuss the concern.
This information may be amended when deemed appropriate. Upon request you may receive an accounting of disclosures. This is a list to whom information has been released.
Submit all requests, in writing, to the office manager.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When requesting information or services, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you request information or services from us or enter information on our pages.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
•To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
•To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
•To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned for malware and viruses on a regular basis, including for security holes and known vulnerabilities, to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. BPTW does not hold its own SSL certificate because all payment transactions are handled through an SSL Certified third-party payment gateway. The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
•Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
•Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user experience but it may impact features that make your site experience more efficient as well as causing some of our services to not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We may have implemented Google Analytics for the purpose of the following:
•Google Display Network Impression Reporting
•Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the cookies).
Users can set preferences to opt out permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the users via email within 14 working days of discovering the breach We will notify the users via in site notification within 72 hours of discovering the breach. We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CANSPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
•Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
•Schedule workshops, PT, Massage or other services and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
•We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
•Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
•NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
•Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
•Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
•Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
•Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
•Allow users to unsubscribe by replying to any email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can reply to an email and request removal from the list.
Berryville Physical Therapy and Wellness, PLLC
322-A North Buckmarsh St.
Berryville, VA 22611