Information Collection and Use
For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. We are the sole owners of the information collected on the site. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. We never sell your personal information to third parties. We also collect non-personally identifiable information through such devices like analytics, cookies, and log files, which may include, but is not limited to, your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the Web browser you used to visit the Site, the time visited the Site, which Web Pages you visited on the Site, and other anonymous Site usage data.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. Under no circumstances do we rent, trade or share your address or e-mail address with any other company for their marketing purposes without your consent. We may do so when:
(1) permitted or required by law; or
(2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or
potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or
(3) investigating fraud that has already taken place.
The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes. Log Data We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us which is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer Internet Protocol address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning. We use a SSL certificate on this website. ( https:)
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies off, some features may be disabled and may affect the user’s experience that makes your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners 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. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en We do not use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users are able to change their personal information:
• By emailing us
• By calling us
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
• We will notify the users via email within 7 business days
• We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:
• NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at:
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
• To facilitate our Service;
• To provide the Service on our behalf;
• To perform Service-related services; or
• To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use
commercially acceptable means of protecting it. We take necessary precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that:
(a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control;
(b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and
(c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
Links to Other Sites
Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do the necessary actions.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR TREATMENT MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This organization is required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your health
information and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. Please also respect the privacy of others you encounter in treatment.
Information regarding your health care, including payment for health care, is protected by two federal laws: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), 42 U.S.C. & 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164, and the Confidentiality Law, 42 U.S.C & 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2.
Under these laws, Alternative to Meds Center LLC may not say to a person outside Alternative to Meds Center LLC that you attend the program, nor may Alternative to Meds Center LLC disclose any information except as permitted by federal law.
FOR PAYMENT: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may use and disclose PHI in order to collect payment for the health care services provided to you. For example, Alternative to Meds Center LLC may need to give PHI to your health plan in order to be reimbursed for the services provided to you. Alternative to Meds Center LLC may also disclose PHI to their business associates, such as billing companies, claims processing companies, and others that assist in processing health claims. Alternative to Meds Center LLC may also disclose PHI to other health care providers and health plans for the payment activities of such providers or health plans.
However, federal law permits Alternative to Meds Center LLC to disclose information without your written permission:
1. Pursuant to an agreement with a Qualified Service Organization;
2. For research, audit or evaluations;
3. To report a crime committed on Alternative to Meds Center LLC’s premises or against Alternative to Meds Center.
4. To medical personnel in a medical emergency;
5. To appropriate authorities to report suspected child abuse or neglect;
6. As allowed by a court order.
For example, Alternative to Meds Center LLC can disclose information without your consent to obtain legal or financial services, or to another medical facility to provide health care to you, as long as there is a Qualified Service Organization Agreement in place. Before Alternative to Meds Center LLC can use or disclose any information about your health in a manner which is not described above, it must obtain your specific written consent allowing it to make the disclosure. Any such written consent may be revoked by you either verbally in-person or in writing.
Alternative to Meds Center LLC collects health information about you and stores it in an electronic health record. This is your medical record. The medical record is the property of Alternative to Meds Center LLC, however, the information in the medical record belongs to you. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires our agency to maintain the privacy of your medical record. HIPAA generally requires that any uses or disclosures of information in your medical record be limited to the minimum necessary for the purposes of the uses or disclosures. HIPAA also provides you certain rights with respect to the information in your medical record which is described below.
Information relating to your treatment at is protected by federal regulations specific to mental health and drug and alcohol treatment, which are known as 42 CFR Part 2. These regulations protect the confidentiality of information relating to the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any person in a mental health, drug or alcohol treatment program.
Alternative to Meds Center LLC may not disclose records relating to your treatment without your written consent, except in narrowly limited circumstances. Under 42 CFR Pt 2, the terms of written consent to disclose information must specify the scope and types of
information to be disclosed, the parties to whom the information may be disclosed, the purpose of the disclosure, and the timeframe of the consent. You may revoke consent to disclose information relating to drug and alcohol verbally or in writing at any time.
Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose treatment information without your written consent under certain narrow circumstances as permitted by 42 CFR Part 2. For treatment purposes, Alternative to Meds Center LLC is permitted to use and disclose treatment information internally and to entities with which it shares administrative control. Alternative to Meds Center LLC staff may disclose treatment information to outside auditors, regulatory agencies, and evaluators and for certain research purposes. Alternative to Meds Center LLC may also disclose PHI to other health care facilities plans for certain of their operations, including their quality assessment and improvement activities, credentialing and peer review activities, and health care fraud and abuse detection or compliance, provided that those other facilities and plans have, or have had in the past, a relationship with the resident who is the subject of the information.
FOR HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS: Facility may use and disclose PHI as part of their operations, including for quality assessment and improvement, such as evaluating the treatment and services you receive and the performance of our staff in caring for you. Other activities include hospital training, underwriting activities, compliance and risk management activities, planning and development, and management and administration. Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose PHI to doctors, nurses, technicians, students, attorneys, consultants, accountants, and others for review and learning purposes. These disclosures help make sure that Alternative to Meds Center LLC is complying with all applicable laws, and are continuing to provide health care to residents at a high level of quality.
FOR SHARING PHI AMONG ALTERNATIVE TO MEDS CENTER LLC AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF: Alternative to Meds Center LLC works together with physicians and other care providers on their professional staff to provide medical services to you when you are a resident at Alternative to Meds Center LLC. Alternative to Meds Center LLC and members of their respective professional staff will share PHI with each other as needed to perform their treatment, payment and health care operations activities.
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose PHI to government officials in charge of collecting information about births and deaths, preventing and controlling disease, reports of child abuse or neglect and of other victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, reactions to medications or product defects or problems, or to notify a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease or may be at risk of contracting or spreading a disease or condition.
FOR HEALTH OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose PHI to the government for oversight activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, inspections, licensure or disciplinary actions, and other proceedings, actions or activities necessary for monitoring the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.
CORONERS, MEDICAL EXAMINERS, AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose PHI to coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors for the purpose of identifying a decedent, determining a cause of death, or otherwise as necessary to enable these parties to carry out their duties consistent with applicable law.
RESEARCH: Under certain circumstances, Alternative to Meds Center LLC may use and disclose PHI for medical research purposes.
TO AVOID A SERIOUS THREAT TO HEALTH OR SAFETY: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may use and disclose PHI to law enforcement personnel or other appropriate persons, to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the health or safety of a person or the public.
Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose health information about you in response to a court or administrative order.
SPECIALIZED GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may use and disclose PHI of military personnel and veterans under certain circumstances, and may also disclose PHI to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities, and for the provision of protective services to the President or other authorized persons or foreign heads of state or to conduct special investigations.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose PHI to comply with workers’ compensation or other similar laws that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses.
DISASTER RELIEF: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose medical information about you to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort so that your family can be notified about your condition, status and location.
DISCLOSURES TO YOU OR FOR HIPAA COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATIONS: Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose your PHI to you or to your personal representative, and are required to do so in certain circumstances described below in connection with your rights of access to your PHI and to an accounting of certain disclosures of your PHI. Alternative to Meds Center LLC must disclose your PHI to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the “Secretary”) when requested by the Secretary in order to investigate compliance with privacy regulations issued under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
Alternative to Meds Center LLC may disclose treatment information without your written consent when necessary in a life-threatening medical emergency and may disclose to report a crime on the premises or against personnel. Lastly, information may be disclosed without consent where the state mandates child abuse and neglect reporting; when the cause of death is being reported; or when required by a valid court order that contains specific required findings. Our Alumni staff may contact you to share information about your treatment experience or to send you reminder notices of future events.
Your Health Information Rights
In addition to protecting privacy and confidentiality, HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 afford you the
following rights with respect to your medical record and drug or alcohol treatment information:
1. You have the right to a paper copy of this written notice of the agency’s privacy practices.
2. You have a right to request a copy of your treatment record or to receive your health information through a reasonable alternative means or at an alternative location. The agency requires that all such requests be put in writing. A reasonable fee will be charged for copying
your health information.
3. You have a right to request that the agency amends health information that is incorrect or
incomplete. If the agency determines not to amend the health information, it will provide you
with an explanation of the reason for the denial and your rights to disagree with the denial.
4. You have a right to request restrictions on otherwise permitted uses and disclosures of your health information. The agency is not obligated to comply with such requests.
5. You may request that we provide you with a written accounting of all disclosures made by us during a specific time period (not to exceed 6 years). We ask that such requests be made in writing on a form provided by our facility. Please note that an accounting will not apply to any of the following types of disclosures: disclosures made with your written consent for reasons of treatment, payment, or health care operations; disclosures made to you or your legal representative, or any other individual involved with your care. You will not be charged for your first accounting request in any 12-month period. However, for any requests that you
make thereafter, you will be charged a reasonable, cost-based fee.
6. Your health information cannot be given to your employer, used, or shared for things like
sales calls or advertising unless you give your permission by signing a consent form. You
must cancel your authorization in writing. The authorization form will give you instructions on
where to send the written notice or will direct you to another place to find this information.
7. You have the right to correct any mistakes on your health information. Any request to change a health record must be submitted in writing.
8. You have a right to revoke consent to one or more parties and leave the rest of the consent in effect.
Changes to this Notice of Privacy Practices
Complaints Regarding Privacy Practices
Complaints about this Notice of Privacy Practices and/or handling your health information should be directed to:
Alternative to Meds Center LLC
40 Goodrow Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336
Effective Feb 9, 2021
If you are not satisfied with the manner in which this office handles a complaint, you may submit a formal complaint to one of the regional U.S Department of Health and Human Services Offices for Civil Rights. A list of these offices can be found online
Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided on the website is intended to encourage, not replace, direct patient-health professional relationships. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Adding nutritional supplements may alter the effect of medication. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision.