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Welcome to the Easter Seals Online Network, the Web site of Easter Seals, Inc. (Easter Seals headquarters) and participating Easter Seals affiliates across the country.
Because Easter Seals values the privacy of constituents visiting the Easter Seals Online Network, users of the Easter Seals Online Network have the right to manage their own personal information.
You can contact Easter Seals for more information related to the privacy of the information you provide online:
The Information We Collect
Easter Seals has partnered with Convio, Inc. to power the Web content, email and transaction processing capabilities to serve our constituents and fulfill our mission on the Internet. Convio, Inc. is an Internet software and services company that provides online electronic Constituent Relationship Management (eCRM) solutions for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Convio will not disclose your name or other personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address or phone number) to any party other than Easter Seals.
Neither Easter Seals nor Convio store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. When an online transaction is completed through the Easter Seals Online Network, such as a charitable contribution, credit card information is used solely for the purpose of completing that specific transaction and is not retained in the Easter Seals or Convio database.
Easter Seals will not sell, share or exchange personal contact information collected from this Web site with other organizations. If a user has a previous relationship with Easter Seals through another channel (i.e., mail, phone), Easter Seals will occasionally rent or exchange those names and addresses with other organizations as a way of providing extra funds to help support services. If you do not want to participate in this program, please let us know.
Visitors to the Easter Seals Online Network are not required to share any personally identifiable information. Users who do not wish to share personal information when visiting the Easter Seals Online Network can still access the Network's Web pages and the valuable information provided.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving email communications please update your user profile. Email unsubscribe requests are processed immediately.
To discontinue the receipt of postal mail, please contact Easter Seals. Shortly, Easter Seals will be adding the capability to remove your name from our postal mailing list online. You'll need to register as user of the Easter Seals Online Network. Please note: there is a 8-12 week lapse period due to the fact that a subsequent mailing may already be in production. If you do receive another mailing, please disregard it.
Your California Privacy Rights
Correct/Update Your Profile
Easter Seals reserves the right to maintain information on users who have had their access to the Easter Seals Online Network blocked.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you would like to turn this feature off, you will need to change the settings of your Internet browser.
Security of Your Information
Easter Seals also protects account information by placing it on a secure portion of the Easter Seals Online Network that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Easter Seals. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Easter Seals strives to protect your information, however cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Tell-A-Friend, Ecards and Personal Fundraising Pages
Links to Other Web Sites
In addition, please be aware that Easter Seals is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Web sites. Easter Seals encourages you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that requests personal information from you.
Information from Children
Transmission of Health-Related Data
Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This Notice is effective as of April 14, 2003.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, and must inform you of our privacy practices and legal duties. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this Notice upon request.
We are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices that is most current. We reserve the right to change the terms of the Notice at any time. Any changes will be effective for all protected health information that we maintain. The revised Notice will be posted in lobby, reception area and on our web site. You may request a copy of the revised Notice at any time.
We have designated a Privacy Officer to answer your questions about our privacy practices and to ensure that we comply with applicable laws and regulations. The Privacy Officer also will take your complaints and can give you information about how to file a complaint.
Our Privacy Officer is Debbie Johnson. You can contact the Privacy Officer at (407) 657-0624.
Use and disclosure of your protected health information that we may make to carry out treatment, payment, and health care operations.
We may use information in your record to provide treatment to you. We may disclose information in your record to help you get health care services from another provider, a hospital, etc. For example, if we want an opinion about your condition from a specialist, we may disclose information to the specialist to obtain that consultation.
We may use or disclose information from your record to obtain payment for the services you receive. For example, we may submit your diagnosis with a health insurance claim in order to demonstrate to the insurer that the service should be covered.
We may use or disclose information from your record to allow "health care operations." These operations include activities like reviewing records to see how care can be improved, contacting you with information about treatment alternatives, and coordinating care with other providers. For example, we may use information in your record to train our staff about your condition and its treatment.
You may ask us to restrict the use and disclosure of certain information in your record that otherwise would be allowed for treatment, payment, or health care operations. However, we do not have to agree to these restrictions.
You have a right to receive confidential communications from us. For example, if you want to receive bills and other information at an alternative address, please notify us.
You have a right to inspect the information in your record, and may obtain a copy of it. This may be subject to certain limitations and fees. Your request must be in writing.
If you believe information in your record is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request amendment of the information. You must submit sufficient information to support your request for amendment. Your request must be in writing.
You have the right to request an accounting of certain disclosures made by us.
You have the right to complain to us about our privacy practices (including the actions of our staff with respect to the privacy of your health information). You have the right to complain to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services about our privacy practices. You will not face retaliation from us for making complaints.
Except as described in this Notice, we may not make any use or disclosure of information from your record unless you give your written authorization. You may revoke an authorization in writing at any time, but this will not affect any use or disclosure made by us before the revocation. In addition, if the authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage, the insurer may have the right to contest the policy or a claim under the policy even if you revoke the authorization.
Use or disclosure of your protected health information that we are required to make without your permission
In certain circumstances, we are required by law to make a disclosure of your health information. For example, state law requires us to report suspected abuse or neglect. Also, we must disclose information to the Department of Health and Human Services, if requested, to prove that we are complying with regulations that safeguard your health information.
Use or disclosure of your protected health information that we are allowed to make without your permission
There are certain situations where we are allowed to disclose information from your record without your permission. In these situations, we must use our professional judgment before disclosing information about you. Usually, we must determine that the disclosure is in your best interest, and may have to meet certain guidelines and limitations.
If you receive mental health care, including treatment for substance abuse, information related to that care may be more protected than other forms of health information. Communications between a psychotherapist and patient in treatment are privileged and may not be disclosed without your permission, except as required by law. For example, psychotherapists still must report suspected child abuse, and may have to breach confidentiality if you appear to pose an imminent danger to yourself or others, in order to reduce the likelihood of harm to you or others.
We may report births and deaths to public health authorities, as well as certain types of diseases, injuries, adverse drug reactions, and product defects. We may disclose information from your record to a medical examiner or coroner. We may disclose information to funeral directors to allow them to carry out their duties upon your death. We may disclose information from your record to facilitate organ, eye, or tissue donation and transplantation
We may assist in health oversight activities, such as investigations of possible health care fraud.
We may disclose information from your record as authorized by workers' compensation laws.
We may disclose information from your record if ordered to do so by a court, grand jury, or administrative tribunal. Under certain conditions, we may disclose information in response to a subpoena or other legal process, even if this is not ordered by a court.
We may disclose information from your record to a law enforcement official if certain criteria are met. For example, if such information would help locate or identify a missing person, we are allowed to disclose it.
If you tell us that you have committed a violent crime that caused serious physical harm to the victim, we may disclose that information to law enforcement officials. However, if you reveal that information in a counseling or psychotherapy session, or in the course of treatment for this sort of behavior, we may not disclose the information to law enforcement officials.
We may use or disclose information from your record for research under certain conditions.
Under certain conditions, we may disclose information for specialized government purposes, such as the military, national security and intelligence, or protection of the President.
We may contact you with information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.
We may contact you for fundraising efforts.