Privacy Policy

WHAT INFORMATION DOES AARC (www.ico2010.org) COLLECT FROM SITE VISITORS?

You can visit www.ico2010.org without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. While we do log IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) and use “cookie” technology to track user sessions and page views on our site. Tracking user sessions and page views helps us understand how visitors use our site, which areas are most popular, and how long visitors spend there. ICO2010 cookies do not collect personally identifiable information unless you’ve already previously registered or provided your information via one of our contact forms.

HOW IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS OR OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?

ICO2010 uses email addresses submitted through our Web site to reply to your requests for information about our company, services, and other general information.

We will need certain details – such as your name, email address, postal address, or phone number in order to respond to your inquiries and provide you with more information on those services. We may also use your contact information to inform you of additional ICO2010 services that you might be interested in. You can elect not to receive such information by opting out by sending an email to [email protected] or by clicking on the opt-out links at the bottom of our emails and communications.
In certain instances, such as when you register for an event or subscribe to a publication or to respond to a specific marketing campaign, etc. you may be asked to provide more detailed information. This information is to help us gain a better understanding of how ICO2010 can best respond to your needs.
All information submitted through www.ico2010.org’s contact forms for company information, services, investor relations, employment, partnerships, and media relations and press inquiries are treated as confidential by ICO2010’s staff. We do not sell, rent, or loan our subscriber list to any third parties.

HOW DO I REMOVE MY EMAIL ADDRESS FROM EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS TO WHICH I PREVIOUSLY SUBSCRIBED?

ICO2010 offers a subscription-based e-mail to patients, clients, partners, investors, media representatives, and other interested parties, providing the latest company news, information, events, and trends. You will find instructions on how to unsubscribe from this communication at the bottom of every email. Or you can send an unsubscribe request to [email protected]

DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY INCLUDE THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES THAT MAY BE HYPERLINKED FROM www.ico2010.org?

www.ico2010.org’s Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected by ICO2010 on its own Web sites. We do not control and are not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices on other sites we host, manage or partner with, or among third parties with which we contract.
In some instances, such as event registration, visitors may be asked to submit credit card information for payment. All credit card transactions initiated on our Web sites are handled independently by one of our payment processing partner companies. These firms maintain their own error and credit card transaction logs, and are responsible for creating and adhering to their own privacy policies.

IN WHAT INSTANCES MAY ICO2010 BE OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ITS SITE VISITORS?

ICO2010 cooperates fully with law enforcement, other governmental agencies, and third parties to enforce laws, defend intellectual property, and protect other rights. To this end, we may disclose the personal information of our registered visitors if and when:
  • We’re required to do so by law
  • We believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect us from legal liability
  • We believe that we need to do so to protect someone’s safety
At ICO2010, we realize that you exercise caution when submitting personal information about yourself via the Internet. That’s why we are committed to maintaining your privacy and protecting the information that you share with us.
COOKIE
A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online “shopping cart” to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site’s computer, which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know that “cookies” are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a “cookie” on your computer.

1. PRIVACY & SECURITY PROGRAM PURPOSE

The Patient Privacy & Security Program is part of the overall Compliance Program at of ICO2010 and its affiliates (“Serenity Grove”).
This Privacy and Security Program will provide information for employees (and others defined below as workforce members) (“Associates”) about the privacy rights that patients have regarding the use and disclosure of their Protected Health Information (PHI).
This policy establishes general requirements and best practices under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Standards), the Security Rule, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and any applicable state privacy laws.

POLICY

ICO2010 works to balance business needs and uses of PHI with patients’ rights outlined in the HIPAA Privacy & Security Standards.

2. MEDICAL RECORD DISCLOSURES PURPOSE

To establish guidelines for responses to requests for medical records and other uses and disclosures of PHI.

POLICY

Healthcare information about a patient will not be disclosed to any person other than as outlined in this policy or as authorized by law (see “Request and Disclosure Table” ).In all other cases, PHI may be disclosed without the patient’s HIPAA compliant authorization only as permitted by law. Some examples are below:
1. Treatment, Payment & Operations: PHI may be disclosed to Health Care providers, health plans for purposes of their treatment, payment, or specified health care operations.
2. PHI may also be disclosed without a patient’s authorization when necessary to meet the following regulatory, public health, and other public purposes:
a. For billing, claims management, medical data processing, or other administrative purposes;
b. To committees engaged in reviewing the competence or qualifications of ICO2010 or any Health Care professional or reviewing health care services;
c. As otherwise authorized by law or for public health activities,
d. When needed to report victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence
e. For judicial, administrative proceedings or law enforcement purposes,
f. To avert serious threat to health or safety, or assist in relief efforts;
g. When members of ICO2010’s workforce are victims of a crime.
For each public and public health purpose listed above, specific requirements must be met prior to the disclosure of PHI and such disclosure must be reviewed by the Administrator and/or ICO2010’s legal counsel.

3. PATIENT PRIVACY RIGHTS PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide information to Associates about the privacy rights that patients have regarding the use and disclosure of PHI.

POLICY

1. Notice of Privacy Practices
The “Notice of Privacy Practices” will be used to inform patients about how we may use and/or disclose their information. The “Notice of Privacy Practices” also describes the actions a patient may take, or request us to take, with regard to the use and/or disclosure their PHI. Patients may on intake or from time to time be asked to acknowledge receipt of the “Notice of Privacy Practices” or be given a copy.
Nothing in this policy shall prevent ICO2010 from changing its policies or the “Notice of Privacy Practices” at any time, provided that the changes in the policies or the “Notice of Privacy Practices” comply with state or federal law.

4. ACCESS TO PHI BY ASSOCIATES PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide information to Associates of ICO2010 regarding access to PHI to assure that they recognize the importance of maintaining the confidentiality, security and integrity of PHI.

POLICY

Associates shall be granted access to PHI, whether written, electronic or verbal in nature, in accordance with HIPAA and other state and federal laws. Such access shall be limited to the minimum necessary amount of PHI the Associate needs to know in order to accomplish their job or task. In addition, communications between Associates, which involve PHI, shall also be considered confidential and should not take place in public areas. If it is absolutely necessary to conduct such conversations in public areas, reasonable steps shall be taken to assure the confidentiality of the PHI.