August 13, 2020

HIPAA Privacy Statement

BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITE (WWW.KIDSVISIONFORLIFESTLOUIS.COM) OR A WEBSITE OWNED BY KIDS VISION FOR LIFE ST LOUIS (“KVFL”) OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITES, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO KVFL’S COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT.

How we collect information about you: Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (“KVFL”) and its doctors and associates collect data through a variety of means, including letters, phone calls, email, text messages, in-person appointments and visits, voicemails, and from the submission of applications, and other requests for services and care through our organization.

What we do not do with your information: Information about your financial situation and medical conditions and care that you provide to us in writing, via email, text message or on the phone (including information left on voicemails), contained or attached to applications, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in strictest confidence and is not used except as required by law or necessary to provide you with services. We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or otherwise disseminate any information about patients who receive our services that is considered confidential patient health information, or is restricted by a patient/customer in a signed HIPAA consent form.

How do we use your information: Information is only used as is reasonably necessary to process your application or to provide you with health services, which may require communication between KVFL and other health care providers, medical product or service providers, and others to verify your medical information is accurate, and to determine the type of medical supplies or any health care services you need.

Our responsibilities: KVFL is required to maintain the privacy of your protected health information by law. KVFL provides you with a notice of our duties and privacy practices as to the information we collect and maintain about you. We will abide by the terms of this notice and will accommodate your reasonable requests regarding methods to communicate health information with you.

Information we do not collect: We do not use cookies on our website to collect data from our site visitors.

Limited right to use non-identifying personal information from biographies, letters, notes or other sources: By submitting any pictures, stories, letters, biographies, correspondence or thank you notes to us, you grant us a perpetual, royalty free, non-exclusive license to use such materials for our internal business purposes, including our marketing efforts; however, we will not use your photos, addresses, phone numbers, contact information, last names or uniquely identifiable names without your permission. We also reserve the right to use other non-identifying information about you for promotional purposes that are directly related to our mission. You may specifically request that no information be used whatsoever for promotional purposes, but such requests must be provided in writing to us.