KENFIELD DENTAL GROUP NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US
OUR LEGAL DUTY
We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect 07/17/2021, and will remain in effect until we replace it.
We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new term of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.
You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information at the end of this Notice.
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION
We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:
Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to a physician and other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.
Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.
Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.
Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in this Notice.
To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patients Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.
Persons Involved In Care: we may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including, identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosure. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use our professional judgment and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.
Marketing Health-Related Service: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.
Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.
Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Information we collect — When you browse https://kenfielddds.com and do not interact with the site for any online service or product from Kenfield Dental Office, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information–such as your name, address, phone number and email address–is not collected as you browse.
If you choose to interact with our site in other ways, such as subscribing to our newsletter, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, phone number, email address, and other demographic information. We do not collect Social Security numbers or Dates of Birth via our website. The type of product or service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. For a listing of the exact type of personal information that will be collected from you, please refer to the appropriate online form.
Tracking activity on our website — We track how our site is used by both anonymous visitors and visitors who interact with the site. We may use third party software such as Google Analytics to help us analyze how users use the site. These tools may uses “cookies”, which which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google or other third party company. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ us of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Kenfield Dental Office.
We may also use a tracked phone number that records calls for quality assurance purposes. This practice will be identified to the caller upon placing the phone call to the tracked number. Callers will here something similar to “This call may be recorded for training and quality assurance purposes”.
How we use personal information — Once collected, we may use your personal information (except for email address, which is outlined below) for the following purposes:
Register you for products, services or programs you have requested
Answer your emails or on-line requests
Send information you request
Ensure the website is relevant to your needs
Deliver Kenfield Dental Office services such as newsletters, meetings or events
Notify you about new products/services, special offers, upgrades and other related information from the Kenfield Dental Office
How we use your email address — Users who have opted in to our electronic newsletter may periodically receive emails from us regarding new products/services, special offers, news and other related information from Kenfield Dental Office.
We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your email address to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver emails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and limited from using your email address for any other purpose.
When we send email to you, we may be able to identify information about your email address, such as whether you can view graphic-rich HTML email. If your email address is HTML-enabled, we may choose to send you graphic-rich HTML email messages.
How to opt out of email — To opt out of an email list, please contact Kenfield Dental Office, 812-829-4886.
Children under 13 — We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.
Information security — Kenfield Dental Office implements security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to our business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
How we safeguard information
Site security features — Kenfield Dental Office takes extensive measures and carefully selects third party companies that have sound security practices in place. Please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secured. For these reasons, and despite our measures, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us electronically.
Our Internet Privacy Statement refers only to information collected through our website. For a copy of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact Kenfield Dental Office, 812-829-4886.
Linking to other Internet sites — Kenfield Dental Office website may link to other Internet sites as other Internet sites may link to https://kenfielddds.com. Kenfield Dental Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites and cannot monitor them. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.
Contacting Us About Privacy
You may contact us about our privacy practices at any time: