THIS OFFICE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL HIPAA GUIDELINES FOR PRIVACY
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, 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.
Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing and providing treatment.
Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Metro Healthcare Partners (MHP).
Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies and or public health agencies, to support government audits & inspections, to facilitate law-enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting (such as public health reporting of communicable diseases).
Use or disclosure of your health information for any other purpose other than those listed above requires your written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.
In addition, your health information may be used by our staff to send you appointment reminders, and/or information on the treatment and management of your medical condition.
How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
What are your rights regarding protected health information?
You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards. These include: 1) The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information. 2) The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition. 3) The right to inspect and copy your protected health information. 4) The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information. 5) The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed. 6) The right to receive a printed copy of this notice.
Who is/What is Metro Healthcare Partners?
MHP is required by law to maintain the privacy of your information and to provide you with this notice. We reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices as permitted by law. Any changes may be mandated by changes in federal law. If any changes occur, we will provide you with a revised notice upon your next visit. The revised notice will apply to all protected health information that we maintain.
You may generally inspect or copy the protected health information we maintain. As permitted by federal regulations, we require that all requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing.
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 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 users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
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 have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
- Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
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 in site notification within 7 business days.
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.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be 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 using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
If you have any comments or complaints about our privacy practices, or if you feel like your privacy rights have been violated, please contact us in writing, or address the issue with our office manager in person. Our contact address is: 3500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229 (718)769-2521.
This notice is effective as of December 1, 2002. Updated March 27, 2020