EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015
These website pages and all material information contained herein or transmitted to or from same, are provided as a courtesy to all user(s) of this website, including visitors, customers, affiliates and/or subscribers, whether their visit is intentional or unintentional. As the sole owner of the Site, the Company shall not be liable to any other person or entity for any damages of any kind for any reason pursuant to any legal theory, incurred by the user as a result of its/her/his use of information or products obtained from this website or reliance on the information or products contained herein or obtained hereby. The Company makes no warranty that any information is either reliable or useful for any purpose. While this website delivers a health-related product or health related information, the Company does not collect personal information in violation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) laws. Every effort has been made by the Company to ensure the privacy of personal information transmitted to or from this website pursuant to HIPAA laws and standards. Reasonable precautions and safeguards are taken to protect the privacy of any personal information during transmission. However, the Company is not responsible for the privacy of this information during transmission.
PLEASE BE AWARE that unless otherwise noted, the email transmission and functionality to and from the Site does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed inappropriately by another Internet user while in transit to or from the Site. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use the Site for any reason whatsoever. We may issue other communications by email or written mail to you related to general health benefits, website updates, health information and other offers from third party persons or entities with which the Company may or may not have an affiliation or knowledge of any third party's policies or practices. We may also send electronic newsletters or offers in the form of advertisements on a periodic basis to various individuals and organizations using data collected from users of the Site. Except for immediate communications and/or products received as part of your initial visit which you have chosen to receive as part of using this website (e.g., making an inquiry, requesting an appointment), the Company has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that you will be offered the right to opt-out of any future communication you receive from the Company or any third party with whom we share, sell and/or disclose information, and have made best efforts to ensure that you will be provided with "opt-out" instructions associated with that specific communication.
COLLECTION & USE OF INFORMATION
The Company may request personal information, such as your name, address and email address, as well as certain information about your computer hardware and software as part of your visit and interaction with the Site.
Information about your computer hardware and software collected by the Company may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, download requests and referring web site addresses. This information is used by the Company to help provide service to its customers and visitors, and to collect general statistics regarding the use of this website. The Company collects and uses personal information to operate this web site and to deliver services requested. The Company may also use your personal information to inform you of other products or services available offered by the Company and/or its affiliates and third party merchants. The Company may also send you periodic communications and advertisements, or contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. IMPORTANT: The Company may also sell, lease and/or share your information collected with third parties, whether or not for commercial purposes or profit. By providing the Company with such personal information as part of your use and/or interaction with the Site, you consent to allow the Company to use the information for any worthwhile purpose at its sole election, repeatedly and in perpetuity unless prohibited by law.
The Company may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. The Company may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. The Company does not collect, use or disclose personal information such as race, religion, or political affiliation(s), without your consent, nor does the Company collect information in violation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) laws.
The Company will disclose your personal information, without notice, 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 the Company or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the products/services of the Company, or the public. The Company is not responsible for the privacy policies or statements, or other content on websites outside of the Site.
While actual use of any information collected may be solely for the purpose of transmitting prescription discount information one time only, all users of the Site must assume that it will be used extensively and for other purposes. You must assume that information collected is shared with other persons or entities for commercial purposes. This policy is being disclosed for the purpose of helping you to decide whether or not to view or interact with the Site. This type of shared information may include your name, address, email address, IP address, and buying habits, as well as other information collected directly or indirectly. This information may be used for general commercial solicitation by the Site, or other persons or entities to whom such information may be sold, leased and/or shared.
ELECTRONIC METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION ("COOKIES")
BULLETIN BOARDS AND PUBLIC FORUMS
Any visitor to a website that provides bulletin boards or other public forums, such as chat rooms, blogs, feedback channels, social media, etc., do so at their own risk. You may not assume that the site monitors these services or protects you in any manner whatsoever from or with regard to information you post publicly or share with anyone else via these services.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS (ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 2003 - "OPPA")
The Company has taken reasonable steps and has employed industry-standard practices and technology to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information while in transmission; but because even the most secure computer system can be violated, the Company cannot guarantee security.
HEALTH INFORMATION POLICIES
In the event such information is inadvertently captured as part of your visit to this website, this notice describes how medical and/or personal health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
The Company understands that your medical and health information is personal. Protecting your health information is important. We follow strict federal and state laws that require us to maintain the confidentiality of any health information obtained whether intentionally or accidentally.
OUR PRIVACY RESPONSIBILITIES
Whether or not required by applicable law, the Company and its associates are dedicated to:
* Maintain the privacy of all personal health information;
* Provide this notice that describes the ways we and our associates may use and share your health information, if at all; and
* Follow the terms of the notice currently in effect.
We reserve the right to make changes to this notice at any time and make the new privacy practices effective for all information we maintain. Current notices will be posted on the Site.
SHARING PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
There are limited situations when we will be permitted or required to disclose health information without personal signed authorization.
These situations are:
• For public health purposes such as reporting communicable diseases, work-related illnesses, or other diseases and injuries permitted by law; reporting births and deaths; and reporting reactions to drugs and problems with medical devices;
• To protect victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence;
• For health oversight activities such as investigations, audits, and inspections;
• For lawsuits and similar proceedings;
• When otherwise required by law;
• When requested by law enforcement as required by law or court order;
• To coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors;
• For organ and tissue donation;
• For research approved by our review process under strict federal guidelines;
• To reduce or prevent a serious threat to public health and safety;
• For workers' compensation or other similar programs if someone is injured at work; and
• For specialized government functions such as intelligence and national security.
All other uses and disclosures, not described in this notice, require personal signed authorization. Anyone authorizing the use of personal health information may revoke said authorization at any time with a written statement. However, the Company or any provider of third party products and/or services may not be able to reverse the use or disclosure of personal health information while a lawful authorization was/is in effect.
YOUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
• Request restrictions on how we use and share your health information. We will consider all requests for restrictions carefully but are not required to agree to any restriction;
• Request that we use a specific telephone number or address to communicate with you;
• Request to inspect and copy your health information. Fees may apply. Under limited circumstances, we may deny you access to a portion of your health information and you may request a review of the denial;
• Request corrections or additions to your health information.; and
• Request a paper copy of this notice even if you agree to receive it electronically.
• Requests must be made in writing. Contact the Company for the appropriate form for your request.
If you would like further information about your privacy rights, are concerned that your privacy rights have been violated, or disagree with a decision that we made about access to your health information, contact:
LASR® Clinics International, LLC
200 E. Horizon Drive, Suite A
Henderson, NV 89015
Office (702) 329-9907
We will investigate all complaints and will not penalize or treat you any differently for filing a complaint. You may also file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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