OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
(a) Information You Provide to Us:
We collect the Personally Identifiable Information you choose to enter on various pages of our site, or that you may choose to give us in some other way (such as by email, physical mail, or by telephone). For example, you will be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information when you access or register for access to certain portions of our site or sign up for newsletters or mailings.
The categories of Personally Identifiable Information we collect are your first and last name, e-mail address and telephone number, but you may choose to include more personally identifiable information when you use certain services on our site.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our services and features.
(a) Automatic Information:
When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This site, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our site.
Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server.
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or you can change your settings to refuse to accept cookies.
PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION
Under federal law, your patient health information is protected and confidential. Patient health information includes information about your symptoms, test results, diagnosis, treatment, and related medical information. Your health information also includes payment, billing and insurance information.
HOW WE USE YOUR PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION
We use health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment, and for health care operations, including administrative purposes and evaluation of the quality of care that you receive. Under some circumstances, we may be required to use or disclose the information even without your permission.
EXAMPLES OF TREATMENT, PAYMENT, AND HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS
We may use your information to contact you with appointment reminders. We may also contact you to provide information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you for other reasons, even without your consent. Subject to certain requirements, we are permitted to give out health information without your permission for the following purposes:
In any other situation, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing any identifiable health information about you. If you choose to sign an authorization to disclose information, you can later revoke that authorization to stop any future uses and disclosures.
You have the following rights with regard to your health information. Please contact the person listed below to obtain the appropriate form for exercising these rights.
OUR LEGAL DUTY
We are required by law to protect and maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide this notice about our legal duties and privacy practices regarding protected health information, and to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.
If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, or if you disagree with a decision we made about your records, you may contact the person listed below. You also may send a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The person listed below will provide you with the appropriate address upon request. You will not be penalized in any way for filing a complaint.
If you have any questions, requests, or complaints, please contact:
Vision Source of Hendersonville
Attn: Cristin Stamper
100 Country Club Drive, Suite 106
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075