Your privacy is very important to us. The following is information that we may collect from you, and how it is used. By using our website, www.akuamindbody.com, www.firstresponderstreatment.com and/or www.akuastrong.com, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
Information Collection and Use
We collect information, such as a domain name and IP Address when you visit our website. This information does not include any personal information. We may also collect information about the type of Internet browser you are using, operating system, what path brought you to our website(s), and which of our web pages you have accessed.
We collect personal information from you when you fill out a form. When submitting a contact form or an insurance verification form on our website we will gather and store any information you provide.
We use the collected information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our services and website(s), fulfilling requests for information, and providing customer support. We may also contact you in the future using the information provided on a form via email, text or phone call.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server and we follow generally accepted industry standards to your data. If we collect sensitive information, it is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for “https” at the beginning of the URL address of the web page. This ensures a secure server connection.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. We are a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) compliant business and only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable data.
We do use “cookies” on our website(s). Cookies are small files that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser that enables the sites to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
We will not sell or otherwise provide the information we collect to outside third parties for direct or indirect marketing purposes.
We will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on our company, or Protect and defend the rights or property of our website(s) and related properties, or Identify persons who may be violating the law, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing our website(s) or its related properties.
AKUA keeps your data confidential to the best of our ability. Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online through e-mail, inquiries, discussion boards, etc. the information can be collected and used by others. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
AKUA has taken all necessary steps to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent, except as set forth above in the Sharing Data section.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
AKUA Mind & Body: firstname.lastname@example.org
20271 SW Birch St., Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
Please review it carefully.
You have the right to:
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
Our Uses and Disclosures
We may use and share your information as we:
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights.
This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share.
If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.