For our policy on how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information, read our Notice of Privacy Practices.
The Types Of Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Health Information
When PII is combined with any information on your health or medical status, including billing information, we refer to this information as Personally Identifiable Health Information (PIHI). Specifically, we may ask for information on your personal and/or family medical history including height, weight, blood pressure, history of certain conditions and/or diseases and medication history. We may also ask you for information on your insurance plan and geographic location. We may ask you for PIHI, including your prescribing doctor’s name, any drug allergies and/or existing medical conditions, should you order prescription drugs or medical equipment through the Website.
We will use PIHI solely for the purposes for which it was provided, including for treatment and/or order processing and fulfillment. In accordance with HIPAA/HITECH, we will not otherwise use or disclose your PIHI without your express consent.
We may use a third party contractor to collect and/or store this information. In such instances, we will contractually ensure such third parties safeguard your PIHI in compliance with HIPAA/HITECH regulations.
If at any time you wish to have your PIHI removed, you may do so by submitting a written request to the notice address provided in the Terms & Conditions. Upon receiving a removal request we will remove such information from active databases and readily searchable media. Due to difficulty, cost and/or inaccessibility, information backed-up and stored separately and/or inactively will not be removed. In order to verify that it is the authorized user requesting removal of their personal information, we require you to send a signed statement, including your name, address, email address and birth date, in connection with the request to remove your PIHI.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use aggregate information to help us evaluate visitor traffic patterns and improve our Website by making it more responsive to the needs of visitors. The PII we collect may be used by us or our agents to process and fulfill requests or orders you make on our Website. If you choose to “opt-in”, we may also provide you with notices, alerts, inform you of upcoming events, invite you to participate in surveys, help us respond to your customer service comments and inquiries, and/or permit us to contact you regarding our products and services that may be of interest to you. Visitors who wish to dis-enroll from our alerts and notifications may do so at any time by following the opt-out procedures described in the communications they receive.
We do not sell your PII.
In certain limited circumstances, we may be legally compelled to release your PII in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. In the event that we are compelled to disclose PII and/or PIHI (defined below) to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. We also reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting users that violate our rules or engage in behavior that is harmful (or illegal) to other users.
Chat Rooms/Bulletin Boards.
As a service to our users, we may feature chat rooms/bulletin boards where users with similar medical conditions can share information and support one another. In addition, we may also offer online discussions on a variety of topics moderated by medical experts.
You agree that we are not responsible for (i) any disclosure of your personal information made by you to a third party through your use of the Site; or (ii) any disclosure of your personal information obtained illegally from us.
Our Security Measures
We use industry standard security practices to help insure the integrity and privacy of the information you provide to us. Although we make reasonable efforts to protect private information from access, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that no security systems are risk free.
Questions or Comments
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
PO BOX 129
Lawton, Oklahoma 73502