HIPAA Privacy Statement

Welcome to MEDTEXT’s website, MEDTEXTAPP.com (the "Site"). PLEASE READ THIS HIPAA PRIVACY STATEMENT AS WELL AS THE MEDTEXT TERMS OF SERVICE BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By entering and using the Site, you affirm that you have read and understood this HIPAA Privacy Statement and the MEDTEXT Terms of Service and you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to abide by the MEDTEXT Terms of Service and this HIPAA Privacy Statement, you may not enter, access, or otherwise use this Site.

The creation, use, disclosure, and safeguarding of personal health information ("PHI") communicated electronically is primarily governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH"). MEDTEXT, as a conduit for PHI, and a Business Associate of its subscribers, takes its role in safeguarding PHI very seriously. MEDTEXT employs a variety of procedural, structural, and technological safeguards to assure that any PHI communicated through the Site is used and disclosed in conformity with HIPAA and HITECH. MEDTEXT is not responsible for any PHI that is directed by a registered user, to be transmitted or transferred, once the PHI leaves the Site.

If you suspect improper use or access to MEDTEXT information, please notify MEDTEXT immediately. Contact MEDTEXT’s Compliance and Incident Hotline at 1 707-633-8398 or via email at contact@medtext.co

Medtextapp.com is a product of, and is provided to you by, MedText ("MEDTEXT"). MEDTEXT may only use the information that you provide through this site for purposes permitted or required by law, and as described in this HIPAA Privacy Statement.

To address HIPAA Privacy concerns you may have while visiting our interactive, customized Site, this HIPAA Privacy Statement describes how MEDTEXT may use information that you provide. If you do not wish MEDTEXT to use information that you provide through this Site as described in this HIPAA Privacy Statement, you should disconnect from this Site.

MEDTEXT has developed the MEDTEXT Terms of Service statement that describes your responsibilities when using this Site. Please refer to this document for additional information. If you do not agree to abide by the MEDTEXT Terms of Service, you should disconnect from this Site.

Please note that this HIPAA Privacy Statement applies only to how MEDTEXT uses PHI that you provide when visiting this Site. MEDTEXT routinely gathers quantitative information on website activity, including the number of users to this Site and the pages visited, but this is de-identified information and does not constitute PHI.

MEDTEXT does not sell, license, or disclose PHI that you provide to us outside of MEDTEXT, its contracted agents (e.g., business associates), and affiliated companies.

As permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI that you provide through this Site or that MEDTEXT creates or receives may be used or disclosed by MEDTEXT in connection with services provided by MEDTEXT, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. We refer to protected health information and individually identifiable health information interchangeably in this HIPAA Privacy Statement.

At MEDTEXT, we are committed to protecting the HIPAA Privacy of your patients’ PHI as follows:

  1. MEDTEXT does not sell, transfer, or disclose PHI without your prior authorization, except when permitted or required by law. As used in this HIPAA Privacy Statement, "required by law" includes the permissive and mandatory requirements of state and federal regulations that govern the use and disclosure of individually identifiable information, such as the federal regulation known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
    1. Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, MEDTEXT is permitted to disclose PHI to our contracted agents and business associates who perform various functions or provide services on MEDTEXT’s behalf. To perform these functions or to provide services, business associates will receive, create, maintain, use, or disclose protected health information, but only after we require the business associates to agree in writing to contract terms designed to safeguard your information.
    2. MEDTEXT is also permitted to use and disclose PHI to support the services MEDTEXT provides through this Site, and to support the business functions provided by MEDTEXT.
  2. MEDTEXT may use or disclose PHI obtained through this Site to assist our business associates or other covered entities in their treatment, payment, or health care operation activities.
  3. MEDTEXT may use your PHI (including online personal information) to create aggregated anonymous information for the purposes of tailoring our Site to meet our customers’ needs and interests. Distribution and use of this aggregated, anonymous information will be restricted to staff, management, agents, and business associates of MEDTEXT who need aggregated statistical information about our users as a group, as well as the patterns of their Site usage.
  4. MEDTEXT also may use your online personal information on an aggregated basis to provide our editors with information that is useful in developing new features and content for the Site, and to provide our agents/business associates, affiliated companies, or any others permitted by law to receive aggregated data, information about our users, and the usage patterns of the Site.
  5. MEDTEXT reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior on an aggregate basis to measure interest in, and use of, the various areas of the Site, and to inform agents/business associates, affiliated companies, or any others permitted by law to receive such information.
  6. MEDTEXT uses Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption technology to enhance data HIPAA Privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. This encryption technology, however, does not absolutely guarantee or safeguard the total HIPAA Privacy of user information that has been voluntarily disclosed to the Site.
  7. MEDTEXT may need to change this HIPAA Privacy Statement from time to time to address new issues and/or reflect changes on our Site. Please refer back to this HIPAA Privacy Statement regularly, because your use of the Site signifies that you agree to be bound by this HIPAA Privacy Statement and the MEDTEXT Terms of Service, as amended from time to time.
  8. In the event that MEDTEXT is acquired, merges with another entity, or sells portions of its assets, our databases (which may contain your protected health information and online personal information) will be among transferred assets.
  9. The names "MEDTEXT" and "Medtextapp.com," are proprietary trademarks and service marks of MEDTEXT. The contents of the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, and software ("Content"), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws, and MEDTEXT retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Content, all copies thereof; and all copyrights and other proprietary rights therein. Upon acceptance of these conditions, MEDTEXT authorizes you to view, download, and print a small number of copies of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not modify, sell, assign, or transfer the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose or otherwise, except as expressly permitted herein. You may not reverse-engineer, disassemble, or decompile any software included in the Content. Content is subject to change without notice at the editorial discretion of MEDTEXT.
  10. The Site may contain links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement or recommendation by MEDTEXT or MEDTEXT.com of the content on such third-party websites, or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement of or by such third-party websites.
    1. These third-party sites may have their own HIPAA Privacy policies or no policy at all. This HIPAA Privacy Statement and MEDTEXT Terms of Service do not apply to such other sites. MEDTEXT has no control over the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the HIPAA Privacy of user information.
    2. MEDTEXT is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, and does not make any representations regarding the HIPAA Privacy practices of, or the content or accuracy of materials on, such third-party websites. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms of use for such sites. If you decide to access third-party websites that are linked to this Site, you do so at your own risk.
    3. Although MEDTEXT endeavors to warn users when they click on a link to a third-party website that they are leaving MEDTEXT, we do not guarantee that you will receive such an alert. It is your responsibility to determine when you have left this Site.
    4. Only some of the websites associated with MEDTEXT and its affiliated products and companies endeavor to warn users when they click on a link to an MEDTEXT-affiliated website or to other third-party sites. MEDTEXT does not guarantee that you will receive such an alert.
  11. MEDTEXT uses a standard technology called a "session cookie" to enable our website to recognize you during a visit to this MEDTEXT Site. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory on your computer and is not retained after you close your browser.

If you have any questions or want additional information about this HIPAA Privacy Statement or MEDTEXT Terms of Service, please contact MEDTEXT at contact@medtext.co. If you do not agree to abide by the MEDTEXT Terms of Service and this HIPAA Privacy Statement, you may not enter, access, or otherwise use this Site.

last revision on April 18, 2012