Effective January 1, 2020
HIPAA PRIVACY NOTICE
YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF SERVICES IS CONDITIONED UPON YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Salelytics, LLC is required by law to maintain the privacy of “protected health information.” “Protected health information” includes any identifiable information we obtain from you or others that relates to your physical or mental health, the health care you have received, or payment for your health care.
As required by law, this notice provides you with information about your rights and our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to the privacy of protected health information. This notice also discusses the uses and disclosures we will make of your protected health information. We must comply with the provisions of this notice, although we reserve the right to change the terms of this notice from time to time and to make the revised notice effective for all protected health information we maintain. You can always request a copy of the most current privacy notice by contacting us as set forth below in the “Contact Person” section.
PERMITTED USES AND DISCLOSURES
Salelytics is a Business Associates of Covered Entities with which you may do business. These Covered Entities would include, for example, your insurance company, your health care provider, etc. Salelytics is also a Subcontractor to other Business Associates. In the capacity of Business Associate or Subcontractor, the Covered Entity you use may provide access to a portion of your protected health information to Salelytics. We intend to use or disclose your protected health information for the purposes of fulfilling our obligations to the Covered Entity or Business Associate. In all cases, only the minimum necessary information will be used or disclosed. These uses or disclosures may include, but are not limited to, the following categories and examples:
Treatment – We may use protected health information provided to us by your Covered Entity to inform you of approaching events related to your healthcare. For example, we may notify you a prescription is coming up for refill; or, we may call you because it has been a while since you have ordered supplies for a medical condition and it is time to reorder.
Healthcare operations – We may use protected health information provided to us by your Covered Entity to assist your Covered Entity in serving you better. For example, we may access systems managed by your Covered Entity in scheduling appointments on your behalf, verify insurance coverage, or provide appointment reminders on behalf of your Covered Entity. We may also use PHI in reporting adverse events to Business Associates.
OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
We may disclose your protected health information at the direction of your Covered Entity or its Business Associate and only as permitted by applicable law. This may include disclosure of your protected health information to your family or friends or any other individual identified by you when they are involved in your care or the payment of your care. We will only disclose the protected health information directly relevant to their involvement in your care or payment. We may also use or disclose your protected health information to notify, or assist in the notification of, a family member, a personal representative, or another person responsible for your care of your location, general condition or death. If you are available, we will give you an opportunity to object to these disclosures, and we will not make these disclosures if you object. If you are not available, we will determine whether a disclosure to your family or friends is in your best interest, and we will disclose only the protected health information that is directly relevant to their involvement in your care.
When permitted by law, we may coordinate our uses and disclosures of protected health information with public or private entities authorized by law or by charter to assist in disaster relief efforts.
We may contact you on behalf of your Covered Entity as part of their marketing efforts as permitted by applicable law and only with your written authorization to your Covered Entity if the marketing involves the use or disclosure of protected health information.
Except for the special situations set forth below and the general uses and disclosures described above, we will not use or disclose your protected health information for any other purposes unless you provide a written authorization to your Covered Entity.
Worker’s Compensation – We may disclose your protected health information to the extent authorized by and to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to workers’ compensation or other similar programs established by law.
Public Health – When required or permitted by law, we may disclose your protected health information to public health or legal authorities responsible for preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability or performing other public health functions. In addition, we may disclose your protected health information in order to avert a serious threat to health or safety.
Specialized Government Functions – We may disclose your protected health information for military and veterans’ activities, national security and intelligence activities and similar special governmental functions as required or permitted by law.
Health Oversight Agencies – We may disclose your protected health information to an appropriate health oversight agency, public health authority or attorney involved in health oversight activities.
Law Enforcement – We may disclose your protected health information for law enforcement purposes as required or permitted by law or in response to a valid subpoena, court order or other binding authority.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings – We may disclose your protected health information for judicial or administrative proceedings as required or permitted by law or in response to a valid subpoena, court order or other binding authority.
Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) – We may disclose to the FDA, or an entity subject to FDA jurisdiction, your protected health information for public health purposes related to the quality, safety or effectiveness of an FDA-regulated product or activity for which that person has responsibility. For example, your information may be disclosed in connection with the reporting of an adverse event, product defect, product tracking or to provide post marketing surveillance information.
Disclosures Required by Law – We may use or disclose your protected health information as required by law provided such use or disclosure complies with and is limited to the relevant requirements of such law.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
You have a right to expect your protected health information will be kept secure and used only for legitimate purposes.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you should immediately contact our legal department. We will not take any action against you for filing a complaint. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
If you have any questions or would like further information about this notice, please contact Allison K. Gagnon, Contract Management, at 402.716.1421 or by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.