Last revision: February 9, 2021
I. Notice of Health Information Privacy Practices
How is Patient Privacy Protected?
As the healthcare professionals providing online medical and clinical services through Smart Doctors (the "Smart Doctors and Smart Doctors, LLC", "us", "we", "our"), we understand that information about you and your health is personal. Because of this, we strive to maintain the confidentiality of your health information. We continuously seek to safeguard that information through administrative, physical and technical means, and otherwise abide by applicable federal and state guidelines.
How do we use and disclose Health Information?
We use and disclose your health information for the normal business activities that the law sees as falling in the categories of treatment, payment and healthcare operations. Below we provide examples of those activities, although not every use or disclosure falling within each category is listed:
II. We may also use your health information to:
III. All other uses and disclosures, not previously described, may only be done with your written authorization. We will also obtain your authorization before we use or disclose your health information for marketing purposes or before we would sell your information. You may revoke your authorization at any time; however, this will not affect prior uses and disclosures. In some cases state law may require that we apply extra protections to some of your health information.
What are the Healthcare Professional's Responsibilities?
We are required by law to:
IV. We reserve the right to change our privacy practices, and make the new practices effective for all the information we maintain. Revised notices will be posted on the Smart Doctors website and mobile application.
Do you have any Federal Rights?
The law entitles you to:
Inspect and copy certain portions of your health information. We may deny your request under limited circumstances. You may request that we provide your health records to you in an electronic format.
Request amendment of your health information if you feel the health information is incorrect or incomplete. However, under certain circumstances we may deny your request.
Receive an accounting of certain disclosures of your health information made for the prior six (6) years, although this excludes disclosures for treatment, payment, and health care operations. (Fees may apply to this request).
Request that we restrict how we use or disclose your health information. However, we are not required to agree with your requests, unless you request that we restrict information provided to a payor, the disclosure would be for the payor's payment or healthcare operations, and you have paid for the health care services completely out of pocket.
Request that we communicate with you at a specific telephone number or address.
Who Will Follow This Notice?
This Notice describes the health care practices of:
Any Healthcare Professional authorized to access and/or enter information into your health record;
All departments and units of Smart Doctors and Smart Doctors, LLC through which online health services are provided; and
All affiliates and volunteers.
Children under age 18.
We do not knowingly allow individuals under the age 18 to create Accounts that allow access to our Site.
The Personal information we collect or maintain may include:
Your name, age, email address, username, password, and other registration information.
Health Information that you provide us, which may include information or records relating to your medical or health history, health status and laboratory testing results, diagnostic images, and other health related information.
Health information about you prepared or obtained by the Healthcare Professionals(s) who provide clinical services through the Site such as medical and therapy records, treatment and examination notes, and other health related information.
Billing information that you provide us, such as credit card information, or that we receive from a health plan, employer or other provider of healthcare benefits on your behalf.
Information about the computer or mobile device you are using, such as what Internet browser you use, the kind of computer or mobile device you use, and other information about how you use the Site.
Information from Apple HealthKit, to the extent you choose to sync your HealthKit data with us. It is used by our healthcare professionals and clinical support staff for purposes related to clinical care and healthcare management. We do not use or disclose HealthKit data for advertising, marketing, or other use-based data mining purposes other than improving health management.
Other information you input into the Site or related services.
VIII. We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes (subject to the restrictions relating to the use of Health Information described in Section I):
To provide you with the Services.
To improve healthcare quality through the performance of quality reviews and similar activities.
To create De-identified Information such as aggregate statistics relating to the use of the Services.
To notify you when Site updates are available.
To market and promote the Site and the Services to you.
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide us Personal Information.
For the purposes described in Section I relating to the use of Health
For any other purpose for which you give us authorization.
IX. We may also disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide (subject to the restrictions relating to the use of Health Information described in Section I):
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential.
As required by law, which can include providing information as required by a court order.
When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect your safety or the safety of others, to protect our rights, to investigate fraud, or to respond to a government request.
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Smart Doctors's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information maintained by the Site is among the assets transferred.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
X. Information We Collect via Technology.
As you use the Site or the Services, certain information may be passively collected by Cookies, navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and third party tracking services, including:
Site Activity Information. We may keep track of some of the actions you take on the Site, such as the content of searches you perform on the Site.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access the Site from a computer or other device, we may collect anonymous information from that device, such as your Internet protocol address, browser type, connection speed and access times (collectively, "Anonymous Information").
Cookies. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies to make the Site and Services easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Smart Doctors. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept Cookies, however, you will not be able to stay logged in to the Site. We may also use Pixels to make the Site and Services easier to use and to make our advertising better by, for example, summarizing usage patterns. We presently do not honor "Do Not Track" requests across all parts of our Site.
Mobile Services. We may collect non-personal information from your mobile device or computer. This information is generally used to help us deliver the most relevant information to you. Examples of information that may be collected and used include how you use the application(s) and information about the type of device or computer you use. In addition, in the event our application(s) crashes on your mobile device we will receive information about your mobile device model software version and device carrier, which allows us to identify and fix bugs and otherwise improve the performance of our application(s).
Mixpanel's automatic retention of data collected through your browsers while on our Site by clicking on this link https://mixpanel.com/optout/. To track opt-outs, Mixpanel uses a persistent opt-out cookie placed on your devices. You can find out the types of information AppsFlyer collects and how you can opt-out of AppsFlyer by visiting its website: http://www.appsflyer.com/opt-out or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
XI. De-Identified Information.
We may use De-Identified Information created by us without restriction. Information You Share With Third Parties.
Members will be able to update some of their information through the Site. Requests to modify any information may also be submitted to email@example.com
Limitations on Deletion of Information.
We employ reasonable physical, electronic and managerial security methods to help protect against unauthorized access to Personal Information, such as encryption. But please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet or data storage facility can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.
Right to Non-Discrimination
If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Practices, or would like to report a violation, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.