Welcome to Loop Health, your trusted companion in the journey towards improved mental health and well-being. We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your medical information. We make a record of the medical care we provide and may receive such records from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality medical care, to obtain payment for services provided to you as allowed by your health plan and to enable us to meet our professional and legal obligations to operate this medical practice properly.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. This notice describes how we may use and disclose your medical information. It also describes your rights and our legal obligations with respect to your medical information. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com or Phone- 877-TRY-LOOP.
We pledge to give you the highest quality health care while respecting your privacy. Loop Health is committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal and are committed to protecting it. This Notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by this office, whether made by your personal doctor or others working in this office.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
At Loop Health, we collect various types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.
While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
We may also collect information on how the service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service.
COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Information We Collect
At Loop Health, we collect several types of information from and about users of our Website. This information helps us to provide better services, improve our Website, and communicate with you effectively. Here are the types of information we collect:
We collect personal information that can be used to identify you. This includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline. This information is usually collected directly from you when you provide it to us. For example, you may provide this information when you fill out forms on our Website, register to use our Website, subscribe to our service, post material, or request further services.
We also collect information that is about you but does not identify you individually. This includes demographic information, statistical data, or aggregated information. This information helps us understand our user base and improve our services.
We collect information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details. This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, the pages you visit on our Website, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other usage data. This information is collected automatically as you navigate through our site and helps us to improve our Website and deliver a better service.
Information from Third Parties
We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as our business partners. This information can help us to provide a more tailored service and enhance our user understanding.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us. This helps us to respond to your inquiries and provide customer support.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes. This helps us to improve our services and understand our users better.
Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website. This information is used to facilitate transactions and provide the services you request.
Your search queries on the Website. This information helps us to understand what our users are interested in and improve our search functionality.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect or receive for several purposes:
To Facilitate Account Creation and Logon Process
If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate the account creation and logon process. This includes your name, email address, and any other information that you have permitted the third-party platform to share with us.
To Send You Marketing and Promotional Communications
We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time. This includes sending you emails about our new services, products, and offers that we think might be of interest to you.
To Send Administrative Information to You
We may use your personal information to send you a product, service, and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. This could include updates about changes to our services, security updates, or assistance with using our services.
To Fulfill and Manage Your Orders
We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Website. This includes processing payments, shipping products, providing receipts, and supporting refunds or returns.
To Deliver and Facilitate Delivery of Services to the User
We may use your information to provide you with the requested service. This includes using information to personalize the services to better suit your needs, to facilitate the provision of the service, or to make recommendations based on your past behavior.
To Respond to User Inquiries/Offer Support to Users
We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services. This includes answering your questions, providing customer support, and troubleshooting any problems with the services
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
With Your Consent
We may disclose your personal information for any purposes you have consented to, such as sharing your testimonials on our website, or using your personal information for marketing purposes, with your explicit consent.
To Comply with Laws
If we receive a request for information, we may disclose if we reasonably believe disclosure is in accordance with or required by any applicable law, regulation, or legal process. This includes sharing your personal information with law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties as necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, user agreements, or other policies; to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of others; or in the event of a claim or dispute relating to the use of our services.
To Provide You with Services
We may share your personal information with service providers and others who help us operate our business or provide services on our behalf, including the production or transmission of marketing communications.
To Protect Your Rights
We may disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect your rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.
To Fulfill Business Obligations
We may share your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
EUROPEAN PRIVACY RIGHTS (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
Rights Under the GDPR
If you are a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Loop Health aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. You can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Loop Health relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
If you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here:
HIPAA & HITECH COMPLIANCE
At Loop Health, we are dedicated to safeguarding your Protected Health Information (PHI) and we have implemented policies and procedures that comply with federal and state laws applicable to us as a healthcare provider. We comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
HIPAA sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with PHI must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities (CE), anyone who provides treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare, and business associates (BA), anyone with access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment, or operations.
The HITECH Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. It addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part, through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.
Enforcement and Penalties
The HITECH Act of 2009 strengthened the civil and criminal enforcement of HIPAA rules. It introduced “violation tiers” with increased financial penalties, making it more costly for Covered Entities to pay the fines rather than becoming HIPAA compliant. The increased value of the fines gave the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) more resources to pursue non-compliant Covered Entities and enforce HIPAA.
Here are the violation tiers and their corresponding penalties:
Lack of Knowledge: Minimum Penalty per Violation Type – $137, Maximum Penalty per Violation Type – $34,464, Annual Penalty Limit – $34,464
Lack of Oversight: Minimum Penalty per Violation Type – $1,379, Maximum Penalty per Violation Type – $68,928, Annual Penalty Limit – $137,886
Willful Neglect: Minimum Penalty per Violation Type – $13,785, Maximum Penalty per Violation Type – $68,928, Annual Penalty Limit – $344,638
Willful Neglect not Corrected within 30 days: Minimum Penalty per Violation Type – $68,928, Maximum Penalty per Violation Type – $68,928, Annual Penalty Limit – $2,067,813
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
The updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If these changes materially affect the way we process personal data about you, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of the changes and to discuss what this means for our relationship.
You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call us at: Phone- 877-TRY-LOOP
You can mail your inquiries to:
Loop Health Collective
6140 Highway 6 S #1037
Missouri City, TX 77549
Our customer service team will endeavor to respond to your query or complaint not later than 30 days from the day we receive it. Please note that the response time may vary depending on the complexity of the issue and the volume of inquiries we receive.
We value your privacy and your trust in us, and we are committed to a timely and transparent response to all your inquiries related to privacy.