The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires that all medical and dental records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse Protected Health Information (PHI).
At Beacon Health and Wellness LLC, we have a Notice of Privacy Practices that describes how we may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO) and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. "Protected health information" is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your Protected Health Information and to provide you the notice of our legal duties and our privacy practice with respect to PHI. You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures we have made, if any, of your protected health information. A full explanation of HIPAA and our notice of privacy practices is given to all new patients, and a copy is always available upon request.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site (www.beaconhw.com), Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Job Title
- Insurance Information
If you purchase Beacon Health and Wellness LLC's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
- Political Affiliation
- Household Income
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Beacon Health and Wellness LLC's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested, including but not limited to generating an initial consultation, verifying patient information and providing other operational services including connecting to the patient portal “AthenaHealth” through a widget. From time to time, Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, newsletters, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Beacon Health and Wellness LLC, you may opt out of such communications by unsubscribe. Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Beacon Health and Wellness LLC and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Beacon Health and Wellness LLC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Beacon Health and Wellness LLC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Beacon Health and Wellness LLC; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Beacon Health and Wellness LLC, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Beacon Health and Wellness LLC, in order to determine what Beacon Health and Wellness LLC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Beacon Health and Wellness LLC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Beacon Health and Wellness LLC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Beacon Health and Wellness LLC website.
The Beacon Health and Wellness LLC website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Beacon Health and Wellness LLC pages, or register with Beacon Health and Wellness LLC site or services, a cookie helps Beacon Health and Wellness LLC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Beacon Health and Wellness LLC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Beacon Health and Wellness LLC features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Beacon Health and Wellness LLC services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Please be advised there is a link to a patient portal operated by “AthenaHealth”. While we do maintain some paper health records, most of your personal health information here at Beacon Health and Wellness is stored electronically, primarily in “AthenaHealth” - our clinical information system. We implemented AthenaHealth as a tool to improve patient care, to facilitate timely communication within your care team, and to support access to patient information in one secure and private system. Anyone authorized by Beacon Health and Wellness to access, use, or handle personal health information must complete training, sign confidentiality agreements, and commit to appropriate use of your information every time they sign into the AthenaHealth system. Access to AthenaHealth is provided solely for authorized healthcare or authorized administrative purposes, or where permitted or required by law and is complaint with HIPPA laws.
E-mails, Cell Phones, Texts, and Faxes:
It is very important to be aware that unencrypted emails, texts, and e-fax communications can be rather easily accessed by unauthorized people and, hence, can compromise the privacy and confidentiality of such communications. Emails, texts, and e-faxes, in particular, are vulnerable to such unauthorized access due to the fact that servers or communication companies may have unlimited and direct access to all emails, texts and e-faxes that go through them. Also, be aware that phone messages are transcribed and may be sent to the clinicians of and/or Beacon Health and Wellness LLC via unencrypted emails. Please notify us if you decide to avoid or limit, in any way, the use of electronic communications. If you communicate confidential or private information via unencrypted emails, texts, e-faxes, or via phone messages, Beacon Health and Wellness LLC will assume that you have made an informed decision, will view it as your agreement to take the risk that such communication may be intercepted, and will honor your desire to communicate on such matters. Please do not use texts, emails, voicemails, or faxes for emergencies.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
Delete your personal information from our records; and
Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Eighteen
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen. If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Disconnecting your Beacon Health and Wellness LLC Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your Beacon Health and Wellness LLC account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR BEACON HEALTH AND WELLNESS LLC ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. unsubscribe
Changes to this Statement
You may complain to us or to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us. You may file a complaint with us by notifying our privacy officer of your complaint at our office and main telephone number. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Beacon Health and Wellness LLC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Beacon Health and Wellness LLC at:
Beacon Health and Wellness LLC
201 Montgomery Street, Suite 263, Office 2024
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Effective as of February 23, 2021