Our privacy practices at Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC adhere to the regulations outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. HIPAA is a federal law that establishes national standards to protect the privacy of patients’ health information. These standards apply to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and most healthcare providers.
Our Privacy Framework:
In our commitment to build trust in health information technology, SCARF has adopted a comprehensive privacy and security framework. This framework sets clear guidelines for accessing, using, and disclosing personal health information for all entities using and sharing information on our website. It encompasses core privacy principles based on fair information practices, along with state and federal privacy laws.
Information Disclosure on Our Website:
Serving Children and Reaching Families places information on our website to demonstrate our commitment to respecting patient privacy and safeguarding the information patients choose to share with us. We collect two types of information on our website:
Web Server Traffic Information: We collect this information to determine visitor numbers, visit duration, and traffic sources. This data is aggregated and does not identify individual users. We utilize it to enhance our website and improve our service to you.
Personal Information Provided by You: We only collect email addresses and other personal information when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form, survey, or request information, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and email address.
Use of Your Personal Information:
Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC does not collect, use, or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Tracking Website Visits:
Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC monitors the websites and pages that our viewers visit within Community Mental Health Center, Inc. This helps us determine which services are most popular.
The Privacy Rule provides exceptions to the general rule of federal preemption for state laws that relate to the privacy of individually identifiable health information and provide greater privacy protections or privacy rights. Preemption of a contrary state law will not occur if certain conditions are met, as specified by the Privacy Rule.
Many states have reporting requirements related to improving health or reducing healthcare costs. Some states have separate privacy laws that impose additional legal requirements. If state privacy laws are stricter than federal privacy laws, the state law takes precedence.
Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC uses “cookies” to enhance your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are primarily used to save you time by recalling your specific information on subsequent visits to our website.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may limit your ability to fully experience the interactive features of our services or visited websites.
If you upload images to the website, please be cautious about uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as visitors to the website may download and extract this data from the images.
Embedded Content from Other Websites:
Notice of Breach:
If Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC becomes aware that your medical information has been accessed by unauthorized persons, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Changes to This Statement:
SCARF welcomes your comments regarding our Regulatory and Privacy Practices. If you believe that SCARF has not adhered to these regulations and policies, please contact us at 321-236-1540, Human Resources/Privacy Officer, or complete the form and send it to HR@SCARFFL.com. We take your concerns seriously and will make reasonable efforts to address the issue as quickly as possible.