Briotix Online Privacy Statement

Effective Date: January 2014

The employees and management of Briotix respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Statement describes the types of personal information collected by OHS on this website. Our Privacy Statement also describes how we may use the information that we collect, to whom and under what circumstances we may disclose it and the measures we take to protect the security of the information. We also tell you how you can contact us to address questions you may have.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information We Collect About You

You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) through our website. Below are the ways in which you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit and the ways we may use that information. In addition to the uses described below, we may also use the information you submit for internal purposes.

Contact Us

If you communicate with us through the "Contact Us" link on our website, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address and telephone number so we can respond to your questions and comments. We also may use the information you provide to evaluate the quality of our products and to communicate with you about our products and services.

Join Our Mailing List

On our website, you may sign up to receive newsletters, exclusive offers and promotions, notice of special events, and product news. To sign up, we ask you for contact details such as your name and e-mail address. We use your contact details to send you the information you request and communicate with you about our products and services. You may also stop the delivery of future e-mail from us by clicking on a link provided in every e-mail. It may take up to 15 days to honor your request.

Other Website Features

We offer visitors to our website various features for their information and enjoyment, which we may change from time to time.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our website, such as how many users visited our site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our website to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies," "web beacons" and IP addresses as explained below.

Cookies

Like many companies, we use "cookies" on our website. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

Web Beacons

Certain pages on our website may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). Web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our website.

Information We Share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our website visitors, except as described here. We may share the information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your information (whether collected online or offline) with our affiliates and other third-parties for direct marketing purposes. Please tell us your preference by contacting us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Statement.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through our websites in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.

Links to Third-Party Websites

From time to time, we may provide links to third-party websites. These websites may operate independently from OHS and may have their own privacy statements in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked website. To the extent any linked website you visit is unrelated to Briotix, we are not responsible for its content or any use of the website.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards on this website to help protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on the OHS web site.

Updates to Our Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices. If there are material changes to our Privacy Statement, we will post a prominent notice on our website and indicate at the top of the statement when it was most recently updated and provide other appropriate notice to you.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, please contact us by emailing us at privacy@briotix.com, or by writing to our Privacy Officer at Briotix, Inc., 9000 E. Nichols Ave., Suite 201, Centennial, CO 80112

Notice of Privacy Practices

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.

PURPOSE OF THE NOTICE

Briotix is committed to preserving the privacy and confidentiality of your health information that is created and/or maintained by our company.  State and federal laws and regulations require us to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the privacy of your health information.  This notice will provide you with information regarding our privacy practices in regards to your personal health information, including the ways in which we may use or disclose the information.  It also describes your rights and our obligations concerning such uses or disclosures.

We get information about you prior to and during your first visit with us. It may include your name, date of birth, gender, ways to contact you, your social security number, financial information, insurance information and other personal information. We also collect information regarding your condition, diagnosis and treatment. Along with collecting this information from you, we also get enrollment and eligibility status from your health insurer and medical information from other health care providers.

OUR PRIVACY COMMITMENT TO YOU

The information we collect about you is private. Only people who have both the need and the legal right may see your information. Unless you give us permission in writing, we will only disclose your information for purposes of treatment, payment, business operations, when we are required by law to do so, or for the other reasons listed below.

  • Treatment  We may use or disclose medical information about you to provide and coordinate your health care. For example, during each week that you are in treatment, we usually send an update to your referring physician regarding your treatment.
  • Payment  We may use and disclose information so the care you get can be properly billed and paid for. For example, we may send your health insurer a bill for our services that explains what treatment we gave you and why.
  • Business Operations  We may need to use and disclose information for our business operations. For example, in order to improve activity necessary to run the business (reviewing the quality of care that you and others get from us.)
  • Exceptions  For certain kinds of records, your permission may be needed, even for release for treatment, payment and business operations. We have authorization and consent forms that you will need to sign in order for us to release certain information.
  • Phone Messages/E-mails  We may contact you via phone, answering machine or e-mail to give you authorization, referral, and billing information. You may request in writing if you do not wish for this information to be left with a person other than yourself over the phone, or on the answering machine, or sent via e-mail.
  • As Required By Law and for Other Government Functions  We will release information when we are required by law to do so or for other government functions. Examples of such releases would be for law enforcement, subpoenas or other court orders, for national security purposes, communicable disease reporting, disaster relief, review of our activities by government agencies, to avert a serious threat to health or safety or in other kinds of emergencies.
  • Public Health and Safety  We may use or disclose information about you as necessary to prevent or reduce a serious threat to the health or safety of a person or the public. For example, we will have to disclose information about certain diseases (and immunizations) to public health officials.
  • Family and Friends  We may disclose your information to family members, friends or others you identify to the extent it is relevant to their involvement with your care or payment for your care, or to let them know about where you are and your condition.
  • Worker's Compensation   We may disclose your health information to worker's compensation programs and personnel when your health condition arises out of a work related injury or illness.
  • With Your Permission  If you give us permission in writing, we may use and disclose your personal information for purposes you list. If you give us permission, you have the right to change your mind and revoke it. This must be in writing, as well. We cannot take back any uses or disclosures already made with your permission.
  • Research  We may use or disclose your health information for research purposes under certain limited circumstances.  For example, we may analyze the results of your therapy together with other participants in order to develop optimal treatment programs for the future. 

PATIENT RIGHTS

You have the following rights regarding the health information that we have about you. You may exercise each of these rights by providing us with a signed letter requesting such a right.  The letter must be addressed to the Privacy Officer, Briotix, Inc, 9000 E. Nichols Ave., Suite 201, Centennial, CO 80112.  We are committed to ensuring that you receive information regarding your rights as a patient here at PreCare.

  • Your Right to Inspect and Copy   In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your medical records upon signing our Medical Record Release form, and in some cases paying a fee if we need to get them out of our storage facility. Please call ahead to ensure that we have your records available for you.
  • Your Right to Amend   You may ask us to change your records if you feel that there is a mistake. We can deny your request for certain reasons, but we must give you a written reason for our denial.
  • Your Right to a List of Disclosures   You have the right to ask for a list of certain disclosures made after April 14, 2003. This list will not include the times that information was disclosed for treatment, payment, or health care operations. The list will not include information provided directly to you or your family, or information that was sent with your permission. It will not include information released without your name or other data that would identify you.
  • Your Right to Request Restrictions on Our Use or Disclosure of Information  You can ask for limits on how your information is used or disclosed. We are not required to agree to such request, but can if we believe it is reasonable to do so.
  • Your Right to Request Confidential Communications  You have the right to ask that we share information with you in a certain way or in a certain place. For example, you may ask us to contact you only at home, or by e-mail.  We will do our best to accommodate such a request.
  • Right to a Paper Copy of this Notice  You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice at any time.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We reserve the right to revise this notice. A revised notice will be effective for medical information we already have about you as well as any information we may receive in the future. We are required by law to comply with whatever notice is currently in effect. If the changes are material, a new notice will be posted.

Complaints/Questions

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated or you wish to express your concern regarding non-compliance of our privacy policies and procedures, you may file a complaint by writing to the address above. We will require a written complaint. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The revised and updated Privacy Rule portion of HIPAA, including many of the policies described in this notice, went into effect on April 14, 2003. You may further research the policies and guidelines of HIPAA via the Internet.

A copy of this Notice of Privacy Policies will be posted on our website, www.briotix.com. You will need to acknowledge via signature that you have received a copy of  these privacy policies and procedures. This copy will be saved along with your other electronic medical record.