Collection and Use of Data
We may ask you for information that personally identifies you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address. Such personal information is collected only as part of an explicit registration process, such as that used in connection with purchasing services, requesting additional information, participating in contests or surveys, or registering for one of our training courses or events. This information allows us to inform you of new services or offers, and to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information. We also use some personally identifiable information in conjunction with cookies and web behavioral data in order to help us better understand individual customer needs and behavior, as well as to tailor web site content and marketing messages to your interests.
Disclosure of Data
While IQ Laser Vision™ takes steps to protect the confidentiality, privacy and security of personal information communicated to these third parties, their activities are not subject to the exclusive control of IQ Laser Vision™ and they are not subject to this privacy statement.
With the above exceptions, IQ Laser Vision™ will not disclose your personal information without your express consent unless required to do so by law or unless IQ Laser Vision™ has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of IQ Laser Vision™ and this web site; or (3) enforce its agreements with you.
Updating and Removal of Data
You may have your name removed from our direct and e-mail marketing lists at any time, by calling us at 1-888-539-2211.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They allow us to better analyze our site traffic patterns and to provide improved content, advertisements, products and services. They also allow us to refine and enhance the visitor registration process and to add personalization.
Cookies are also used to track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site; however, the user may be limited to the access of some areas within our website.
For more information please Call 1-888-539-2211.
If you are a California resident or IQ Laser Vision™ customer, you have the right to request information from IQ Laser Vision™ about the way in which IQ Laser Vision™ shares certain categories of your personal information with affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes.
California law provides that you have the right to submit a request to IQ Laser Vision™ at 18725 Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91748 and receive the following information:
- The covered categories of personal information disclosed by IQ Laser Vision™ to affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year.
- The names of the affiliated companies sharing the IQ Laser Vision™ name which received such information.
- You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format and the information will not be specific to you individually.
IQ LASER VISION™ NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICESTHIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
IQ Laser Vision™ uses health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive. Your health information is contained in a medical record that is the physical property of IQ Laser Vision™ or the physician who performs your surgery.
How IQ Laser Vision™ May Use or Disclose Your Health Information For Treatment. IQ Laser Vision™ may use your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. For example, information obtained by a health care provider, such as an optometrist, physician, nurse, or other person providing health services to you, will record information in your record that is related to your treatment. This information is necessary for health care providers to determine what treatment you should receive. Health care providers will also record actions taken by them in the course of your treatment and note how you respond to the actions. If you have been referred into our facility from a healthcare provider outside of IQ Laser Vision™, that referring doctor may have sent information about you in advance to help in our treatment of you. We will provide your referring healthcare provider with copies of your record or reports that will assist him/her in your treatment and health care after you have completed your management from our facility.
For Payment. IQ Laser Vision™ may use and disclose your health information to others for purposes of receiving payment for treatment and services that you receive. For example, a bill may be sent to you or a third-party payor, such as an insurance company or health plan. The information on the bill may contain information that identifies you, your diagnosis, and treatment or supplies used in the course of treatment.
For Health Care Operations. IQ Laser Vision™ may use and disclose health information about you for operational purposes. For example, your health information may be disclosed to members of the medical staff, risk or quality improvement personnel, and others to: evaluate the performance of our staff; assess the quality of care and outcomes in your cases and similar cases; learn how to improve our facilities and services; and determine how to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the health care we provide.
Appointments. IQ Laser Vision™ may use your information to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. You or a family member may be contacted by postcard and/or by telephone at the number you have provided for contact to remind you of an upcoming appointment.
Notification. IQ Laser Vision™ may use or disclose information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative, or another person responsible for your care of your general condition. You have the right to restrict who we may disclose information to.
Required by law. IQ Laser Vision™ may use and disclose information about you as required by law. For example, IQ Laser Vision™ may disclose information for the following purposes: for judicial and administrative proceedings pursuant to legal authority; to report information related to victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence; and to assist law enforcement officials in their law enforcement duties;
Public Health. Your health information may be used or disclosed for public health activities such as assisting public health authorities or other legal authorities to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability, or for other health oversight activities.
Decedents. Health information may be disclosed to funeral directors or coroners to enable them to carry out their lawful duties.
Research. IQ Laser Vision™ may use your health information for research purposes when an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information has approved the research. You may be contacted by telephone or by mail asking to participate in specific studies at IQ Laser Vision™ or receive general information about research opportunities.
Health and Safety. Your health information may be disclosed to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of you or any other person pursuant to applicable law.
Government Functions. Your health information may be disclosed for specialized government functions such as protection of public officials or reporting to various branches of the armed services.
Workers’ Compensation. Your health information may be used or disclosed in order to comply with laws and regulations related to Workers’ Compensation.
Other uses. Other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization and you may revoke the authorization except to the extent IQ Laser Vision™ has taken action in reliance on such.
Your Health Information Rights. You have the right to: request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures or your information as provided by 45 C.F.R. §164.522; (however, IQ Laser Vision™ is not required to agree to a requested restriction); obtain a paper copy of the notice of information practices upon request; inspect and obtain a copy of your health record as provided for in 45 C.F.R. §164.524; request that your health record be amended as provided in 45 C.F.R. §164.526; request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations; and receive an accounting of disclosures made of your health information as provided by 45 C.F.R. §164.528.
Complaints. You may complain to IQ Laser Vision™ and to the Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Civil Rights) if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
Obligations of IQ Laser Vision™. IQ Laser Vision™ is required by law to: maintain the privacy of protected health information; provide you with this notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information; abide by the terms of this notice; notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction on how your information is used or disclosed; accommodate reasonable requests you may make to communicate health information by alternative means or at alternative locations; and IQ Laser Vision™ reserves the right to change its information practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information it maintains. Revised notices will be made available to you by upon your next visit. You may always view and download any updated version by accessing our website at: www.iqlaservision.com
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
IQ Laser Vision
18725 Gale Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748
Attention: Privacy Officer
This notice is effective as of April 21, 2011.