Effective: March 18, 2016
STC provides the Site and Services to support the exchange of accurate and timely information through registries and integrated medical record systems to make an impact on chronic, infectious, and vaccine-preventable diseases. STC provides technology and electronic medical record exchanges to empower consumers, healthcare providers, pharmacists, public health professionals, and health plans with immunization information and decision support. We reinforce information captured through STC-developed state immunization information systems and STC-supported WIR registries with Immunization Intelligence.
Other than information gathered through the Site and the Services, STC acts as a service provider for Providers and public health authorities, and does not own or control the information that is submitted to us through the Services. The information that is submitted through the Services will be held subject to the requirements specified by our health service provider clients and applicable law, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, and the related regulations promulgated thereto (collectively, "HIPAA").
The contents of the Service and the links to other websites are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users shall always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions the User may have regarding a medical condition and reliance on any information provided by the Services is solely at the User's own risk.
"Personal Information" means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: contact data (such as your address, e-mail address and phone number); demographic data (such as your gender, your date of birth and your zip code); payment data (such as credit card, shipping and billing information); insurance data (such as your insurance carrier, insurance plan, member ID, group ID and payer ID); medical data (such as your doctors or other health care providers, your medical history, and other medical and health information you choose to share with us); and other information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us, including without limitation, data, your SSN, your unique identifiers such as passwords, and information in emails or letters that you send to us.
If you are a physician or other healthcare or medical provider ("Provider"), or an individual who is authorized by a Provider to access and use the Services ("Designee"), we collect Personal Information about the Provider and Designee when the Provider registers to use the Services. The Personal Information about Providers and Designees that we collect includes, without limitation, the Provider's and Designee's name, specialty, email address, phone number, and business postal address.
If you are a patient of a Provider who has subscribed to the Services ("User"), we collect Personal Information about you when you register to use the Services and through your or your Authorized Caregiver's use of the Site and the Services. If you are an individual authorized by a User to use the Services to communicate with such User's Provider ("Authorized Caregiver"), we collect Personal Information about you, including, without limitation, your name, email address, phone number and your relationship to the User. When communicating with the Provider in using the Services, the User, Authorized Caregivers, Provider and its Designees may disclose Personal Information about the User, which may include Protected Health Information.
We may use Personal Information as follows:
Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) incorporate a "Do Not Track" (DNT) or similar feature that signals to websites that a visitor does not want to have his/her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website operator elects to respond to a particular DNT signal, the website operator may refrain from collecting certain Personal Information about the browser's user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and there is currently no industry consensus as to what constitutes a DNT signal. For these reasons, many website operators, including STC, do not take action to respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
We may disclose Personal Information, including Protected Health Information (defined below) as follows:
We may use and/or disclose Protected Health Information in the same manner as Personal Information, described above, except our use and disclosure of Protected Health Information is further limited as provided by HIPAA.
Specifically, as described above, all uses or disclosures of PHI shall require User authorization or a valid authorization on the User's behalf, except: (a) uses or disclosures by or to the User; (b) uses or disclosures for treatment, payment or healthcare operations; (c) as part of any valid use or disclosure; or (d) in compliance with and pursuant to applicable law.
STC may disclose PHI for most other purposes only pursuant to a User's valid authorization, including as follows: (i) for most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes; (ii) for use or disclosure of PHI for marketing purposes; (iii) for disclosures that constitute a sale of PHI; or (iv) for other uses or disclosures that are not exempt from the authorization requirement.
We will enter into business associate agreements with the User's Providers who are "Covered Entities" when we are a "Business Associate," as those terms are defined by HIPAA. We will use and disclose Protected Health Information only for those uses and disclosures permitted by HIPAA and under the applicable business associate agreement. We may use or disclose Protected Health Information to provide Services to the User or the Provider. We may also use Protected Health Information for our proper management and administration or to carry out our legal responsibilities.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control, consistent with our obligations under HIPAA. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the Contact Us section below.
"Non-Personal Information" is any information that does not reveal, on its own, your specific identity, such as: browser log data, aggregated information, and your IP addresses. While Non-Personal Information may not necessarily identify you, if we have your Personal Information, we may link any Non-Personal information with your Personal Information in our records.
We and our third party service providers may collect Non-Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:
Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose whatsoever, including as described below. However, in some instances, we may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
If you would like to review, correct, update, delete or otherwise limit our use of your Personal Information that has been previously provided to us, you may contact us in accordance with the Contact Us section below.
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information deleted from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that in order to comply with certain requests to limit use of your Personal Information we may need to terminate your account with us and your ability to access and use the Services, and you agree that we will not be liable to you for such termination or for any refunds of prepaid fees paid by you. Although we will use reasonable efforts to do so, you understand that it may not be technologically possible to remove from our systems every record of your Personal Information. The need to back up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate or remove.
The Services are not permitted for use by individuals under the age of eighteen (18) unless they have provided the written consent of their parents or legal guardians, and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information to us.
ATTN: Todd Watkins
Scientific Technologies Corporation
8444 N. 90th Street, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Please note that email communications are not always secure; please do not include sensitive information in your emails to us.