Privacy Statement

This document discloses the privacy practices of HIPAAssociates. HIPAAssociates is committed to the principles contained in this Privacy Statement.

Collected Information

All personal information that allows identification of organizations or individuals is collected explicitly in forms clearly designed for the purpose of collecting such information.

For example, before accessing services available to Members, HIPAAssociates requires registration. The registration form requires users to give contact and company information (name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address). In addition, like many other web sites, we track usage patterns of the web site. We also use cookies to identify a computer (see Cookies below for more information).  

Use of Information

All personal information that allows identification of organizations or individuals is used only in ways that are explicitly declared in the forms where it is collected and with the permission of the clients supplying the information.

In general, personal information is collected for the purpose of enhancing the experience and will not be shared, rented, or sold without consent. Any information given to us is kept with utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways to which a user has not consented.

HIPAAssociates may generate statistical information based on client information and use such information to improve and enhance the quality of service provided to its clients.

Demographic information (information that is not personally identifiable) is used to personalize the experience or as part of aggregated data, such as for marketing/promotional and advertising purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior and for product development and content improvement.

HIPAAssociates may share non-personal aggregate or summary information regarding its customers with partners or other third parties, but HIPAAssociates does not sell or share any information which is personally-identifiable.

HIPAAssociates will obtain client consent before sharing, renting, selling or otherwise disclosing personally-identifiable information to third parties. We will only disclose to third parties information knowingly and voluntarily disclosed by visitors and members of this site or only information in aggregate form or that is publicly available. We may provide aggregate statistics about our visitors and members, sales, traffic patterns and similar site information to third-party vendors, but that information will include no personally-identifiable information.

Any third party to which we share, rent, sell, or otherwise disclose personal data will be prescreened and will use the information for marketing products and services.

However, HIPAAssociates reserves the right at all times to disclose any information posted or provided by you or any other user as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.

Care is taken to ensure that clients use information in ways that do not violate the privacy rights of other clients.

In particular, HIPAAssociates manages client information in ways that prevent exposure of such client information to competitors and acquisition of unfair competitive advantage.

Information generated by a client or at a client’s request is disclosed only to those parties explicitly identified by the client.

Furthermore, all information generated by HIPAAssociates to support services provided to its clients is fully under the control of those clients. A client’s information is completely visible and accessible to the client, and the client may modify or delete its information at will. A client’s control of its information is limited in any case where such control by the client might violate the privacy rights of any other client.

Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide custom-tailored content. We also use cookies to remember information. By showing us how and when our users make use of the site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on data such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

To help protect the privacy of data, HIPAAssociates uses industry-standard, secure server software that encrypts the information you input before it is sent to us. In addition, HIPAAssociates uses standard industry practice to protect all visitor data against unauthorized access. However, security cannot be completely guaranteed, and HIPAAssociates can only act to ensure security on its own system.

By using the HIPAAssociates site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by HIPAAssociates as described in this policy.

HIPAAssociates fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about members who we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.

HIPAAssociates wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, HIPAAssociates cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.

HIPAAssociates reserves the right to update this policy from time to time; please check this page periodically for changes. By using this site, you signify your agreement to the HIPAAssociates Privacy Policy.

We welcome questions regarding this statement. Please contact us at help@hipaassoc.com.

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