- Privacy Statement. Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates, S.C. (“NEA”), operates this web site. All references to “we”, “us”, “this web site” or “this site” shall be construed to mean NEA. NEA regards the privacy and security of user information as a critical component of the service that we offer to our users. The following information explains our information gathering and dissemination practices.
- Registration Data. We reserve the right to require you to register to receive certain benefits or services and to provide certain registration data including your name, gender, birth date, country, ZIP code, time zone and email address (“Registration Data”).
- Use of Registration Data; Opt-Out And Discontinue For Emails. We reserve the right to use Registration Data to tailor our site to your particular needs. We also reserve the right to use Registration Data to send you emails specific to the site and required for the normal functioning of the site, plus additional emails, subject to your right to opt-out and discontinue such emails. We reserve the right to use demographic and profile information to tailor your experience at our site, showing you the content that we think you might be interested in as well as displaying the content according to your preferences.
- IP Addresses. IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. We will not use your IP address to attempt to identify your personal information.
- Referrers. A Referrer is the information passed along by a web browser that references the Web URL you linked from, and is automatically collected by our web server as “traffic data”. We reserve the right to use this information to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests. You will not be personally identified from this information.
- System Information. System information that we collect as part of “traffic data” includes time, the type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed. This information is sent automatically by your web browser when you are connected to a web site. We reserve the right to use this information for purposes of identifying broad demographic trends and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system. You will not be personally identified from this information.
- Sharing of Information. We feel strongly that your personal data should only be seen by you, unless you choose to share it with others. We will never sell, rent, license or exchange personally identifiable data with a third party without your permission, except as otherwise provided. No personally identifiable data or information will be shared with advertisers or partners without your permission. Some of your information may be shared on an aggregate basis only, as a part of a larger set of statistics (for example, statistics that indicate the percentage of our members that are female), but that information will not be sufficient to permit the recipient to identify you. Notwithstanding the forgoing, we will only disclose personally identifiable data without your permission in the following limited circumstances: (i) if we are required to do so by law, or (ii) if we have the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable laws or comply with legal process served on us, or to protect and defend this site’s rights or property or the rights or property of an account holder of this site.
- Other Web Sites, Links, And Advertisers. This web site contains links to other web sites. We reserve this right to have advertisers or other third parties on this site who may also have links on this web site and may link to this site. The privacy practices of advertisers or web sites linked to this site are not covered by this privacy statement, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. Additionally, if you make a purchase from a store or merchant listed on or linked to this site, any information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to those merchants. These merchants have separate privacy and data collection practices, and we have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should be careful to review any privacy policies posted on any of these sites before signing up with and using them.
- Security. Information collected by this site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our employees are required by us to maintain and uphold your privacy and security and are aware of our privacy and security policies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
- Update/Edit. Registered users may update or edit their account and personal information previously entered by following these instructions: log in, click on the link “Modify Profile”; then view and modify your personal data per the instructions provided on the linked page.
- No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. Although NEA will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information (including credit card information), transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. NEA will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. In addition, NEA will release specific information about you to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of security or a physical threat to you or others. Please note that if you give out personal identification information online — that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
- Transfer of Your Information. As we continue to develop our business, we might acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that all or substantially all of our business or assets are acquired, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable user and customer information will be one of the transferred assets.
- A Note to Children and Parents: NEA intends that this site be used by adults only. Children: Before sending any information about yourself over the Internet to us or anyone else, be sure to ask your parents for permission. Parents: NEA recommends that parents take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us at the e-mail address, phone or mailing address provided by this website if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our databases.
- Tracking Technologies: We use Google Adwords and Google Analytics tracking technologies to better understand how people coming from various keyword searches use our site. We feel this empowers us to give users a better experience and deliver what they want more effectively.
- Contact Us. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through this site, or if someone else has submitted your personally identifiable information, and you would like to review, request changes or have that information deleted from our databases, please contact NEA via e-mail or send a letter to our Privacy Compliance Coordinator at the address indicated below. We will then use reasonable efforts to change or remove your personally identifiable information from our files, unless we are entitled or required to retain it pursuant to other agreements or by law. You may also contact us through either of the above methods to request or review the personally identifiable information that NEA have collected about you. NEA will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and correct any factual inaccuracies in this information. Our contact information is as follows:
Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates, S.C.
10500 W Loomis Rd #130
Franklin, WI 53132
Neurosurgery & Endovascular Associates S.C. DMCA Notice
If you have a copyright infringement claim regarding any materials posted on our website, you are directed to file a copyright infringement notice with us by sending a written communication that includes substantially the following information (please consult your attorney or review § 512(c)(3) of the United States Copyright Act to confirm the accuracy of these requirements):
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
10500 W Loomis Rd #130
Franklin, WI 53132
Please also note that under § 512(f) of the United States Copyright Act, any person who knowingly makes a material misrepresentation that activities or materials are infringing a copyright may be subject to liability.
If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to our designated agent that includes substantially the following (please consult your attorney or review § 512(g)(3) of the United States Copyright Act to confirm the accuracy of these requirements):
(A) A physical or electronic signature of the user.
(B) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
(C) A statement under penalty of perjury that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
(D) The user’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the user consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the user’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
10500 W Loomis Rd #130
Franklin, WI 53132
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly makes a material misrepresentation that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Please also be advised that it is our policy to terminate users’ access to and use of this website in appropriate circumstances, where such users are repeat copyright infringers.
Notice of Health Care Privacy Practices
This Notice describes how your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you may access your information. Please review this policy carefully.
Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates S.C. (“NEA”) is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) that describes our legal duties and privacy practices and your privacy rights with respect to your health information. We will follow the privacy practices described in this Notice. If you have any questions about any part of this Notice or if you want more information about our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Officer:
Corinne Gianniou, Clinical Services Manager
cgianniou @ neuroendomke. com
We reserve the right to change the privacy practices described in this Notice, including when the practices need to be changed to be in compliance with federal and state privacy laws. We will make the new Notice provisions effective for all the protected health information that we maintain. If we change our privacy practices, we will have them available upon request and we will post a Notice at the location of service.
How NEA May Use or Disclose Your Health Information for Treatment, Payment of Health Care Operations
The following categories describe the ways that NEA may use and disclose your health information.
Treatment. We may use or disclose your health care information in the provision, coordination or management of your health care. Our communications to you may be by telephone, e-mail, or by mail. For example, we may use your information to call and remind you of an appointment or to refer your care to another physician. If another provider who is providing care to you requests your health information, we will share the information.
Payment. We may use or disclose your health care information to obtain payment for your health care services. For example, we may use your information to send a bill for your health care services to your insurer.
Health Care Operations. We may use or disclose your health care information for activities relating to the evaluation of patient care, evaluating the performance of health care providers, business planning and compliance with the law. For example, we may use your information to determine the quality of care you received when you had your surgery. If the activities require disclosure outside of our health care organization, we will request your authorization before disclosing that information.
How NEA May Use or Disclose Your Health Information Without Your Written Authorization
The following categories describe the ways that NEA may use and disclose your health information without your authorization.
- Required by Law. We may use and disclose your health information when that use or disclosure is required by law. For example, we may disclose medical information to respond to a court order.
- Public Health. We may release your health information to local, state, or federal public health agencies subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal law for reporting communicable diseases, aiding in the prevention or control of certain diseases and reporting problems with products and reactions to medications to the Food and Drug Administration.
- Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Violence. We may disclose your information to a government authority authorized by law to receive reports of abuse, neglect or injuries that appear to be the result of a crime.
- Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose your health information to health agencies authorized by law to conduct audits, investigations, inspections, licensure and other proceedings related to oversight of the health care system.
- Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. We may disclose your health information in the course of an administrative or judicial proceeding in response to a court order. Under most circumstances when the request is made through a subpoena, a discovery request or involves another type of administrative order, your authorization will be obtained before disclosure is permitted.
- Law Enforcement. We may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, or missing person, or complying with a court order or other law enforcement purposes. Under some limited circumstances, we will request your authorization prior to permitting disclosure.
- Coroners and Medical Examiners. We may disclose health information to coroners and medical examiners. For example, this may be necessary to determine the cause of death.
- Research. Under certain circumstances and only after a special approval process, we may use and disclose your health information to help conduct medical research which may involve an assessment of how well a drug is working or whether a certain treatment works better than another.
- To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may disclose health information to appropriate persons to prevent a serious threat to the health or safety of a particular person or the general public. Disclosure is usually limited to law enforcement personnel who are involved in protecting the public safety.
- Specialized Government Functions. Under certain and very limited circumstances, we may disclose your health care information for military, national security, or law enforcement custodial situations.
- Workers’ Compensation. We may disclose your health care information that is reasonably related to a workers’ compensation injury and claim.
- Health Information. We may use or disclose your health information to provide information to you about treatment alternatives or other health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
- Persons Involved in Your Care. If you do not object and disclosure is not otherwise prohibited by law, we may share health information to individuals involved in your care, such as a family member, other relative, friend or other person whom you have identified to be involved in your health care or the payment of your health care.
When NEA is Required to Obtain an Authorization to Use or Disclose Your Health Information
Except as described in this Notice, we will not use or disclose your health information without written authorization from you. For example, uses and disclosures made for the purpose of psychotherapy require your authorization. If you authorize us to use or disclose your health information for another purpose, you may revoke your authorization in writing at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose health information about you for the reasons covered by that prior written authorization, although we will be unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission.
Your Health Information Rights
- Inspect and Copy Your Health Information. You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of your health care information. You have the right to request that the copy be provided in an electronic form or format. If the form and format are not readily producible, then we will work with you to provide the records in a reasonable electronic form or format. Your request for inspection or access must be submitted in writing to the NEA Privacy Officer. We will charge you a reasonable fee to cover our expenses for copying your health information.
- Request to Correct Your Health Information. You have a right to request that we amend health information that you believe is incorrect or incomplete. To request an amendment, explain the reason for your request and submit it in writing to the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132. Although we will give reasonable consideration to every request, we are not required to make every requested change. We will notify you whether your request has been approved or denied, and if denied, we will provide you with information about our denial and how you can disagree with the denial.
- Request Restrictions on Certain Uses and Disclosures. You have the right to request restrictions on how your health information is used or to whom your information is disclosed, even if the restriction affects your treatment or our payment or health care operation activities. For example, if you are an NEA employee and you receive health care services from NEA, you may request that your medical record not be stored with the other clinic records. We are not required to agree in all circumstances to your requested restrictions. If you restrict the disclosure to a health plan and the disclosure is not otherwise required by law and the protected health information pertains solely to a health care service for which you, or the person other than the health plan on your behalf, has paid the covered entity in full, we may not disclose the information to the health plan. If you would like to make a request for restrictions, you must submit your request in writing to the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132.
- Receive Confidential Communications of Health Information. You have the right to request that we communicate your health information to you in different ways or places. For example, you may wish to receive information about your health status in a special, private room or through a written letter sent to a private address. We will accommodate reasonable requests. To request confidential communications, submit your request in writing to the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132.
- Receive a Record Of Disclosures of Your Health Information. You have the right to request a list of the disclosures of your health information that we have made. This list will include the date of each disclosure, who received the disclosed health information, a brief description of the health information disclosed, and why the disclosure was made.
To request this accounting of disclosures, submit your request in writing to the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132. We will comply with your request for a list within 60 days, unless you agree to a 30-day extension. We will not charge you for the list unless you request such list more than once in a year.
- Obtain a Paper Copy of this Notice. Upon your request, you may at any time receive a paper copy of this Notice. To obtain a paper copy of this Notice, send your written request to the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132. We have also posted this Notice on our website at www.neuroendomke.com.
- To Be Notified of Any Breach. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to notify you if there is any breach of your unsecured protected health information.
- Complaint. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the NEA Privacy Officer at 10500 W Loomis Rd #130, Franklin, WI 53132, who will provide you with any needed assistance. We request that you file your complaint in writing so that we may better assist in the investigation of your complaint. There will be no retaliation against you in any way for filing a complaint.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy rights or the information in this notice, please contact:
NEA Privacy Officer
Clinical Services Manager
cgianniou @ neuroendomke. com
10500 W Loomis Rd #130
Franklin, WI 53132
Effective Date: September 23, 2013