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Notice of Privacy Practices

This statement has an effective date of Jan 1, 2023 and was last updated Feb 26, 2023

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can access this information. Please review it carefully.

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Get An Electronic or Paper Copy of Your Medical Record

You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you.

We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request.

We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.

Ask Us to Correct Your Medical Record

You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.

Request Confidential Communications

You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or mail to a different address. We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.

Ask Us to Limit What We Use or Share

You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.

If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.

Get A List of Those with Whom We’ve Shared Information

You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years before the date you asked about who we shared it with and why.

We will include all the disclosures except those about treatment, payment, health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make).

We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get A Copy of This Privacy Notice

You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will promptly provide you with a paper copy.

Choose Someone to Act for You

If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.

We will ensure the person has this authority and can act for you before we act.

File A Complaint If You Feel Your Rights Are Violated

You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on the back page.

You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to:

200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, call 1-877-696-6775, or visit hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/index.html. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Your Choices

You can tell us your choices about what we share for certain health information.

Talk to us if you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below. Let us know what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
  • Contact you for fundraising efforts

 

If you cannot tell us your preference, for example, if you are unconscious, we may share your information if we believe it is in your best interest.

We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Marketing purposes
  • Sale of your information
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes

 

Regarding fundraising, we may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

To Treat You

We can use your health information and share it with other professionals treating you. For example, a doctor treating you for an injury can ask another doctor about your overall health condition.

To Run Our Organization

We can use and share your health information to provide our services, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. For example, we use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

To Bill for Your Services

We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. For example, we give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How Else Can We Use or Share Your Health Information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways—usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research.

We must meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.

For more information, visit hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/guidance-materials-for-consumers/index.html.

To Help With Public Health And Safety Issues

We can share health information about you for certain situations, such as:

  • Preventing disease
  • Helping with product recalls
  • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
  • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety

To Comply with The Law

We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we comply with federal privacy law.

To Respond to Organ and Tissue Donation Requests

We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.

Work With a Medical Examiner or Funeral Director

When an individual dies, we can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director.

Address Workers’ Compensation, Law Enforcement, And Other Government Requests

We can use or share health information about you:

  • For workers’ compensation claims
  • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
  • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
  • For special government functions, such as military, national security, and presidential protective services

Respond To Lawsuits and Legal Actions

We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order or in response to a subpoena.

Our Responsibilities

We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.

We will promptly let you know if a breach may have compromised your information’s privacy or security.

We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.

We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind anytime. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information, visit hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/guidance-materials-for-consumers/index.html.

Changes to The Terms of This Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our website.

This notice of privacy practices applies to the Sage Family of Companies (Agape Hospice Care of GA; Elevation Hospice of CO; Elevation Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of UT; Sage Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of AZ) across the United States.

Contact Information:

Sage Family of Companies
Attn: Julie Ford, Chief Compliance Officer

Through mail:
5111 N. Scottsdale Rd, #204
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

By phone:
(480) 777-5117

By Fax:
(480) 304-3155

By email:
[email protected]

Notice of Digital Privacy Practices

This statement has an effective date of Jan 1, 2023 and was last updated Feb 26, 2023

This Notice of Digital Privacy Practices explains what we do with the data we obtain about you via https://sagefoc.com. We recommend you carefully read this statement. In our processing, we comply with the requirements of privacy legislation. That means, among other things, that:

  • we clearly state the purposes for which we process personal data. We do this by means of this privacy statement;
  • we aim to limit our collection of personal data to only the personal data required for legitimate purposes;
  • we first request your explicit consent to process your personal data in cases requiring your consent;
  • we take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and also require this from parties that process personal data on our behalf;
  • we respect your right to access your personal data or have it corrected or deleted, at your request.

If you have any questions or want to know exactly what data we keep of you, please get in touch with us.

Purpose and Categories of Data

The following categories of data are collected (if provided by filling out and submitting one of our online forms):

  • A first and last name
  • An email address
  • A telephone number
  • A zip code
  • Explanation of patient’s diagnosis
  • Internet activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with our website, sagefoc.com through:
    • an internet search;
    • Clicking a web-based advertisement;
    • Scanning QR codes from printed materials;
    • or visiting our website
  • Geolocation data (as allowed by HHS PII/PHI rules)

 

Retention period

  • Upon termination of the service, or a period of 90 days, whichever occurs first.

The following categories of data are collected

  • An email address

 

Retention period

  • Upon termination of the service, or a period of 90 days, whichever occurs first.

The following categories of data are collected

  • Internet activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement
  • Geolocation data

 

Retention period

  • Upon termination of the service, or a period of 90 days, whichever occurs first.

Disclosure Practices

We disclose personal information if we are required by law or by a court order, in response to a law enforcement agency, to the extent permitted under other law provisions, to provide information or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.

If our website or organization is taken over, sold, or involved in a merger or acquisition, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and will be passed on to the new owners.

How we respond to Do Not Track signals & Global Privacy Control

Our website does not respond to and does not support the Do Not Track (DNT) header request field.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. For more information about cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy on our Opt-out preferences webpage.

We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google.

Google may not use the data for any other Google services.

Security

We are committed to the security of personal data. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorized access to personal data. This ensures that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to the data is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed.

The security measures we use consist of:

  • (START)TLS / SSL / DANE Encryption
  • HTTP Strict Transport Security and related Security Headers and Browser Policies
  • Vulnerability Detection
  • DKIM, SPF, DMARC, and other specific DNS settings

Third-Party Websites

This privacy statement does not apply to third-party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend you read the privacy statements of these websites prior to making use of these websites.

Amendments to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. It is recommended that you consult this privacy statement regularly in order to be aware of any changes. In addition, we will actively inform you wherever possible.

Accessing and Modifying Your Data

If you have any questions or want to know which personal data we have about you, please contact us. Please make sure to always clearly state who you are, so that we can be certain that we do not modify or delete any data of the wrong person. We shall provide the requested information only upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request. You can contact us by using the information below. You have the following rights:

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data

  • You may submit a request for access to the data we process about you.
  • You may object to the processing.
  • You may request an overview, in a commonly used format, of the data we process about you.
  • You may request correction or deletion of the data if it is incorrect or not or no longer relevant, or to ask to restrict the processing of the data.

Supplements

This section, which supplements the rest of this Privacy Statement, applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of California (CPRA), Colorado (CPA), Connecticut (CTDPA), Nevada (NRS 603A), Utah (UCPA) and Virginia (CDPA)

Right to know what personal information is being collected about you

A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that collects personal information about the consumer disclose to the consumer the following:

  1. The categories of personal information it has collected about that consumer.
  2. The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected.
  3. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.
  4. The categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information.
  5. The specific pieces of personal information it has collected about that consumer.

 

The right to know whether personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom

A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that sells the consumer’s personal information, or that discloses it for a business purpose, disclose to that consumer:

The categories of personal information that the business collected about the consumer.

The categories of personal information that the business sold about the consumer and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to whom the personal information was sold.

The categories of personal information that the business disclosed about the consumer for a business purpose.

The Right to equal service and price, even if you exercise your privacy rights

A consumer shall have the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer.

A business that receives a verifiable request from a consumer to delete the consumer’s personal information pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section shall delete the consumer’s personal information from its records and direct any service providers to delete the consumer’s personal information from their records.

A business or a service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s personal information if it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer’s personal information in order to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
  3. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. 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.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
  6. 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 the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent.
  7. 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.
  8. To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.
  9. Comply with a legal obligation.
  10. Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

 

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you. For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Financial incentives

Selling of personal data to third parties

We have not sold consumers’ personal data in the preceding 12 months

We have not disclosed consumers’ personal information for a business purpose in the preceding 12 months.

  • Internet activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement
  • Geolocation data

Right to Data Portability

When exercising the right to Access personal data , you have the right to obtain the personal data in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance. You may exercise this right no more than two times per calendar year.

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you.

Under Colorado law this concerns the following purposes:

  1. targeted advertising;
  2. the sale of personal data; or
  3. profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning a consumer.

 

For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Right to Data Portability

When exercising the right to Access personal data , you have the right to obtain the personal data in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance.

We are not required to reveal any trade secret.

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you.

Under the CTDPA this concerns the following purposes:

  1. targeted advertising; or
  2. the sale of personal data; or
  3. profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning a consumer.

 

For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you.

For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Right to Data Portability

When exercising the right to Access personal data, you have the right to obtain the personal data that you previously provided to us as a controller in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance.

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you.

Under the UCPA this concerns the following purposes:

  1. targeted advertising; or
  2. the sale of personal data.

 

For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Right to Data Portability

When exercising the right to Access personal data , you have the right to obtain the personal data in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance. You may exercise this right no more than two times per calendar year.

 

Right to opt-out

You may submit a request directing us not to make certain disclosures of personal information we maintain about you.

Under the CDPA this concerns the following purposes:

  1. targeted advertising;
  2. the sale of personal data; or
  3. profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning a consumer.

 

For more information about the possibility of submitting an opt-out request, please refer to our Opt-out preferences page.

Children

Our website is not designed to attract children and it is not our intent to collect personal data from children under the age of consent in their country of residence. We therefore request that children under the age of consent do not submit any personal data to us.

Contact Information:

Sage Family of Companies
Attn: Julie Ford, Chief Compliance Officer

Through mail:
5111 N. Scottsdale Rd, #204
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

By phone:
(480) 777-5117

By Fax:
(480) 304-3155

By email:
[email protected]