This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment, health care operations, services, education, entertainment, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. “Personal information,” “personal identifiable information,” or “health information”; is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition, also other related health care matters, and may include your name, address, and other personal aspects. We are required to abide by the terms and/or principles of fair law as regards to this Notice of Privacy Practices.
Dr. Tracy, Dr. Wooten, and Wooten Naturopathic, PLC., Tracy Wooten, Tracy Wooten, NMD, Wooten Natural Health, Wooten Natural Health.com, Palm Valley, ND, PalmValleyND.com, WNHealth, WNHealth.com, and any variation(s) of or controlled by or related to the said mention, are herein before and after referred to as WNHealth collectively. They were founded to provide healthcare advice, products, information, education, entertainment, services, etc. to people of all ages through two main venues: clinical care; medical/health educational services through lectures, books, websites, etc. nationally and internationally. The term “we” always refer to WNHealth and/or sometimes may also include “other parties”, like: our partners, associates, service providers, affiliates, and others to our best discresion of protection. We hold ourselves to the regulations of law and do move to protect your privacy as we can to our ability and those required by law.
WNHealth.com protects your privacy, including any health-related and/or contact information shared with us. We will not intentionally disclose any such information to any fourth parties – not even your name and address – for any purpose other than the fulfillment of orders, and any other fulfillment of products, services, information, etc. Our second and third parties include our partners, associations, affiliates, web servicers, hosting services, and such like, whom we contract with to provide a wonderful website experience for you.
The office is required to:
♦ maintain the privacy of your health information;
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described or promitted by this notice.
Disclosure to Website Business Services:
One of the only times sharing of information may be necessary, is if we may participate with others to provide better service to you or purchases for extra website information/services to provide you with better quality website services.
There are some services provided in our office through contacts with business associates. When these services are contracted, we may disclose your health information to our business associate so that they can perform the work we have asked them to perform and bill you or your third-party payer for services rendered (i.e. Purchases made where the CreditCard Service processes the total transaction of the billing amount you were willing to pay). To protect your health information, however, we require the business associate to appropriately safeguard your information.
Privacy and Other Parties:
WNHealth is careful to select service providers, advertisers, associates, etc. and therefore is sensitive to the privacy and security of your personal or health information, and intends to safeguard such information. WNHealth and any other parties cannot guarantee absolute security for such information. Such information may be transmitted through or using the Internet, other public telecommunications networks, servers, hardware, and software (“systems”) that are not owned, operated, or controlled by WNHealth. Futhermore, WNHealth makes no assurances that such information will remain private when transmitted by or for WNHealth.com through such systems. Although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications are impenetrable to hackers.
Links to/from Other Sites
In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include websites that are operated by other parties. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no control, responsibility, or liability for any content, activities, information that is submitted to or collected by any of these linked websites. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices prior to submitting any information on other parties websites Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal identifiable information, unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described herein this policy. The term “outside parties” does not include WNHealth. It also does not include website hosting partners and providers, and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential as to our contract of service. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, and/or safety, or to our discretion as it relates to your health in a possible life or death situation. However, with high discretion, non-personally identifiable (visitor) information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Communication with Family:
Health professionals, using their best judgment, may disclose to a family member, other relative, or any other living (wo)man or person you may identify; health information relevant to that person’s involvement in your care or payment related to your care, especially as it may concern minors, parents, guardians, and/or spouses.
We may use or disclose information to notify or assist in notifying any of the above, plus, personal representative, or another persons responsible for your care, your location, and general condition and/or well being, especially as it relates to any possible life and death matter(s).
Disclosure for Research:
We may disclose certain information to researchers when their research has been approved by WNHealth from the reviewed the research proposal or other proposal, and ahving established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information.
Collecting of Personal Information:
We collect personal information in order to provide certain products, services, and information to its (potential) customers.
For example, if you:
♦ Place a product order, WNHealth may collect and use your name, address,
♦ We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order,
enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication
such as e-mail, or participate interact with any website feature(s).
♦ When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address,
mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other
information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
♦ We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift
purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for
♦ Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather
information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the
“Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies
and how we use them.
We may use the information we collect from you when you: register; purchase products; enter a contest, promotion, etc.; respond to a survey; respond to marketing communication; surf the website; or use certain other features in some of the following ways:
♦ To personalize a good website experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
Information that you submit about yourself may be used by WNHealth to provide you requested services, communicate with you about products, improve your online experience, even to receive suggustions in our continued efforts to offer you the information and services you want most. When specific services are not needed we do not share specific information with non-affiliated companies or organizations outside of WNHealth. We reserve the right to do so in the future, however. WNHealth.com does provide aggregate statistics and information about our sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties to track visitor interaction with our website. We also reserve the right to share aggregate data of which specific personal information is a part, sometime in the future, only as need and/or demand rises. You are responsible for checking this Policy periodically to monitor any changes to our data sharing practices.
WNHealth.com’s E-mail Announcements and Newsletters:
WNHealth.com may use e-mail to send announcements regarding new products, services, and/or promotions, informational newsletters, among other things. By posting material on any of our interactive areas, you are opting in to receiving these e-mail announcements. You can choose to unsubscribe to any of our e-mail List at any time by sending an email to unsubscribe@WNHealth.com. It may take upto 72hrs. to process your subscription request. WNHealth.com will also send replies regarding subscription and other information back to yours e-mail. Finally, if you have sent a request or other communication to WNHealth.com using your e-mail or other means, when we may need to communicate with you, we may contact you by any of those means.
Use of Internet Browser “Cookies”:
WNHealth.com’s Interactive Areas:
WNHealth.com is not liable for information posted in interactive areas. WNHealth may provide interactive areas such as discussions, forums, etc. to enhance the user experience and build a healthy community. You acknowledge that should you participate in such interactive areas, the information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might also be: accessed, collected, and used by WNHealth and other parties outside of WNHealth.com.
In addition, you may not post any defamatory, obscene, slanderous, or otherwise illegal material, or any material which infringes any third-party copyrights or other intellectual property rights especially on any interactive areas. Violators may have the specific violation removed without notice, and may be subject to termination of accounts and possible legal action with a strong offense. Although WNHealth.com uses security technology, it cannot guarantee complete security in personal websites or password-protected areas, and WNHealth will not be held liable for any user’s or other visitor’s disclosure of personal information on WNHealth or any other website operated by WNHealth. The information we collect in connection with our Community section or as part of a user submission is used to provide an interactive experience. For example, we may use this information to write E-mails, to publish submissions, or, from time to time to offer you services, programs, products, and/or information.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of the website and to enable us to better and personalize your Internet experience. We may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze website usage, as well as to offer you services, programs, or products. We may also sell, transfer, or otherwise distribute certain aggregated non-personal information to third parties. WNHealth.com may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to offer information or market to you those services or products that may be of interest to you.
Understanding your Health Record/Information:
Any health record and/or information gathered for or by WNHealth, outside of WNHealth.com is under the authorty and administration of external governance outsite WNHealth.com’s (this website’s) supervision. There are other policies, terms, agreements, etc. which also apply, please fill free to contact our office and ask, conserning Patient Confidientiality.
Although your health record is the physical property of the healthcare practitioner, WNHealth, and the facility that compiled it, the information also belongs to you.
Some of your rights may include:
(Many of which rights may be exercised merely through logging-in to the interactive portions on our website via the email link sent to your email with the appropriate log-in link(s), if applicable. This is where you can then make some necessary changes, omittions, printing, or other amendments needed for/on your account information and/or health records, if applicalbe. If these online services are unavailable, feel free to contact us via e-mail to make request or inquiry of your health information.)
We may contact you at any time to provide appointment reminders, information about treatment alternatives, or other health-related benefits, services, and/or information that may be of interest to you.
Children – Under 18yrs. old:
WNHealth.com and its services are not directed to minors. Cookies are files of information and are not edible. We seek to dissuade registration or participation from persons under 18 and do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from them. If you or any one you know are under 18 years of age, do not use or allow the use of our service without parental or guardian consent, guidance, and/or supervision.
Terms and Conditions:
All Terms and Conditions accompany this policy. Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
How to Opt-out, Remove, or Modify Account Information?:
To opt-out, remove, unsubscribe, or modify your account information, if available, log-in to our website or other parties site, or review the subscription e-mail sent to you and use the link within the e-mail to goto the login page to change your user preferences, or contact us via email if the website not working properly @: UNSUBSCRIBE@WNHealth.com or ACCOUNT@WNHealth.com or ADMIN@WNHealth.com Please note that due to email production schedules, it may take upto 72hrs. to make any of the necessary changes to your account. Please note that we may maintain information about you including any prior sales transactions or analytics, etc. in order to accout for service, products, information rendered and for record keeping. However, your account will be changed according to the integrity of your request and your account access to you will be expanded, limited, changed, and/or removed.
Any concerns and/or disputes are handled by our office and/or as adviced by counsel to maintain the highest concern for your privacy. For other Terms of Service applicable to this site, please review the Terms and Conditions Agreement by reviewing here. You may contact us especially if you have any discrepencies concerning your rights as it pertains to WNHealth.com.
Changes to our policy:
We may change the terms of our notice and/or this policy at any time. The new notice and/or policy will be effective for all protected health information that we maintain at that time. We will post those changes on this page with the lastest modification date.
This policy was last modified on March 25, 2013.
Questions or Feedback:
We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about our Policy. Please send us any feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.
Questions@WNHealth.com or Feedback@WNHealth.com