Last updated: December 1, 2016
Pamela Chambers Consulting (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates pamelachambers.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
1 What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2 What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data?
3 The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4 How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Like many site operations, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).
This Log Data may include information such as your Computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit and the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
Notice of privacy practices through “HIPPA” (health insurance portability & accountability act of 1996:
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
Please review carefully.
The health insurance portability & accountability act of 1996 (“HIPPA”) is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally are kept properly confidential. This act gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. “HIPPA” provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information.
As required by “HIPPA”, I have prepared this explanation of how I am required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how I may use and disclose your health information.
I will use and disclose your private health information (phi) for many different reasons. For some of these uses or disclosures, I will need your prior written authorization; for others, however, I do not. Listed below are the different categories of my uses and disclosures, along with some examples of each category.
Treatment: I can use your phi within my practice to provide you with mental health treatment, including discussing or sharing your phi with my trainees or interns. I can disclose your phi to physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other licensed health care providers who provide you with health care services or are involved in your care. For example, if a psychiatrist is treating you, I can disclose your phi to your psychiatrist to coordinate your care.
Payment: I can use your phi to bill and collect payment for the treatment and services provided by me to you. For example, I might send your phi to your insurance company or health plan to get paid for the health care services that I have provided to you. I may also provide your phi to my business associates, such as billing companies, claims processing companies, and others that process my health care claims.
Health care operations: I can use and disclose your phi to operate my practice. For example, I might use your phi to evaluate the quality of health care services that you received or to evaluate the performance of the health care professionals who provided such services to you. I may also provide your phi to my accountant, attorney, consultants, or others to further my health care operations.
Patient incapacitation or emergency: I may also disclose your phi to others without your consent if you are incapacitated or if an emergency exists. For example, your consent isn’t required if you need emergency treatment, as long as I try to get your consent after treatment is rendered, of if I try to get your consent, but you are unable to communicate with me (for example, if you are unconscious or in severe pain) and I think that you would consent to such treatment if you were able to do so when federal, state, or local laws require disclosure. For example, I may have to disclose to applicable government officials when a law requires that I report information to government agencies and law enforcement personnel about victims of abuse or neglect.
Judicial or administrative proceedings may require disclosure. For example, if you are involved in a lawsuit or a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, I may have to disclose your phi in response to a court or administrative order. I may also have to use or disclose your phi in response to a subpoena.
1. When law enforcement requires disclosure. For example, I may have to use or disclose your phi in response to a search warrant.
2. When public health activities require disclosure. For example I may have to use or disclose your phi to report to a government official an adverse reaction that you have to a medication.
3. When health oversight activities require disclosure. For example, I may have to provide information to assist the government in conducting an investigation or inspection of a health care provider or organization.
4. To avert a serious threat to health or safety. For example, I may have to use or disclose your phi to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of others. However, any such disclosures will only be made to someone able to prevent the threatened harm from occurring.
5. For specialized government functions. If you are in the military, I may have to use or disclose your phi for national security purposes, including protecting the President of the United States or conducting intelligence operations.
6. To remind you about appointments and to inform you of health related benefits or services. For example, I may have to use or disclose your phi to remind you about your appointments, or to give you information about treatment alternatives, other health care services, or other health care benefits that I offer that may be of interest to you.
Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.
You have the following rights with respect to your protected health information, which you can exercise by presenting a written request to the privacy officer:
The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information, including those related to disclosures to family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you.
We are however, not required to agree to a requested restriction. If we do agree to a restriction, we must abide by it unless you agree in writing and remove it. However, be advised, that you may not limit the uses and disclosures that i am legally required to make.
Certain other uses and disclosures also do not require your consent or
Authorization. I can use and disclose your phi without your consent or authorization for the following reasons:
The right to reasonable requests to receive confidential communications of protected health information from me by alternative means or at alternative locations.
The right to inspect and copy your protected health information., but you must make your request in writing.
The right to amend your protected health information
The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from me upon request.
This notice is effective as of today’s date, and I am required to abide by the terms of the notice of privacy practice currently in effect. I reserve the right to change the terms of our notice of privacy practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that I maintain. I will post and you may request a written copy of a revised notice of privacy practices from me.