Truax Patient Services, LLC Privacy Notice
LAST UPDATED: October, 2016
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Truax Patient Services respects that the privacy of your personal information is important to you. We have developed this privacy notice to let you know about the types of personal information (as defined below) we may collect from you and how your personal information will be maintained and used. This privacy notice describes Truax Patient Services collection, maintenance, and use of personal information in the course of its business operations in the United States.
What is Personal Information?
Personally identifiable information is information about you, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, or other similar information about you or that may be used to identify you (“personal information”). In instances where you are using a mobile computing device and/or mobile phone, personal information may also include geolocation of your mobile computing device and/mobile phone.
How Does Truax Patient Services Collect Personal Information?
Personal Information Provided to Us by You or Others. Truax Patient Services may collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us (e.g., enter contact information on our website) or when you give permission to others to share your personal information with us.
Use of Social Media. We may collect personal information about you through social media resources that we may offer. These resources may include: social networks, discussion boards, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, and referral functions to share web site content and other content and tools with a friend or colleague. If you provide us with personal information about other individuals (e.g., your colleagues), you confirm that those individuals have appointed you to act for them, that those individuals have consented to the processing of their personal information, including sensitive information as appropriate, and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes (as described in this privacy notice) for which their personal information might be used.
Use of Our Web Site. We may collect information about your activities and actions on Truax Patient Services web site in order to personalize future web site content or other communications from Truax Patient Services. You can visit much of our web site without providing us with any personal information. However, some areas of the web sites may require that you register in order to access specific content, features, interactive tools, or services or participate in a particular activity, such as subscribing to a newsletter or joining a program. You may always choose not to provide the requested personal information but you may then not be able to participate in the particular activity.
Responding to Questions or Surveys. On occasion we may request that you provide us with additional demographic or other health information through responses to questions or surveys, or through use of search functions or other forms of feedback that we may use to serve you better.
Information collected from public or third party information sources. We may collect personal information from public or third party information sources to verify information (e.g. professional credentials and identity of a health care professional or validity of credit card information). We may also augment our existing user databases with information from third parties. Some of this information may be personal information, such as change of postal address information.
How Does Truax Patient Services Use My Personal Information?
Your personal information may include the following uses:
- fulfill a request from you to receive additional information about our services;
- send health-related materials to you;
- develop products, services, and programs that you may find useful (e.g., refill reminder, dosing alarm);
- locate a pharmacy;
- provide access to your account information; and/or
- contact you for other purposes ; and/or
- provide 3rd party insurance carriers for copayment information and/or benefit investigation.
If you do provide personal information to us, you agree that we may contact you through a variety of methods including postal mail, e-mail and telephone in accordance and as permitted by state and federal laws.
Does Truax Patient Services Share Personal Information with Third Parties?
Truax Patient Services may occasionally transfer or share your personal information with third parties who perform certain services on our behalf. Such third parties have agreed that they will only use personal information on behalf of Truax Patient Services. In addition, Truax Patient Services reserves the right to share your personal information in order to respond to authorized information requests of government authorities, the courts, law enforcement agencies or where required by law, for corporate audits, or to respond to complaints or security threats. Further, in the event we determine for business reasons to reorganize, sell or transfer a product or all or a part of our business, we may share your personal information with third parties involved in such transactions, such as actual or prospective purchasers, and other business partners, in which case we will obtain written assurances that your personal information will be appropriately protected.
If you contact us to report on your experience, or the experiences of your patient, with the use of our medicines, we may contact you for follow-up information. We may also use the information you provide to submit reports of side effects to government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or as otherwise required by law or governmental audit.
Information that we transfer or share will be used and disclosed in a manner consistent with the terms of this privacy notice. Except as specifically provided in this privacy notice, Truax Patient Services will not transfer, sell or rent your personal information to anyone without your consent.
What Types of Non-Personally-Identifiable Information Does Truax Patient Services Collect and How Is It Used?
We may provide information from our web sites in aggregate form without personally identifiable information to third parties. Any third party that receives aggregated data must agree not to attempt to re-identify the persons to whom it belongs.
Who will have access to my personal information?
Your personal information will be accessible to Truax Patient Services, and to those that use personal information solely for and at the direction of Truax Patient Services. Uses and disclosures of your personal information by those external individuals and organizations acting on our behalf are governed by agreements that require personal information to be protected appropriately and will be used in a manner consistent with this notice, other applicable privacy notices, and as permitted or required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.
What Steps Does Truax Patient Services Take to Protect Personal Information?
Truax Patient Services endeavors to use commercially reasonable technical and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, loss or destruction. Please be advised that although we have tried to create a secured and reliable environment for you, the confidentiality and security of any personal information, or communication or material transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when conveying personal information over the Internet. When disclosing any personal information, you should remain mindful that your personal information might be accessible by the public and, consequently, may be collected and used by others without your consent. You should also recognize that your use of the Internet and our websites and mobile websites, applications, and online resources is solely at your own risk.
How Does Truax Patient Services Protect the Privacy of Minors?
We do not knowingly or directly collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 18, nor do we knowingly market or direct our web site to anyone under the age of 18.
Can I Choose Not to have Truax Patient Services Collect, Use or Disclose Information About Me?
Yes, it is your choice to provide or not to provide personal information to Truax Patient Services. You may choose not to enter any personal information into a form or data field on our Web sites or applications, and by not using any personalized services provided by our online resources. However, some of our online resources are available only to individuals who provide personal information or who use personalized services.
Furthermore, some of our online resources may request your permission to use and disclose personal information about you in order to add you to our contact lists, to enable you to list yourself in a directory or a social media resource, and to identify and offer additional services and promotions that we believe you might find interesting. You can limit the use of personal information about you by checking or un-checking options provided at the time that you enter that information or that we may offer to you in the future. Additionally, you may change your communications preferences (such as to opt-out of communications you requested previously) by contacting us.
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals. In some cases, third parties may be able to collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Services.
How Long Will Truax Patient Services Retain My Personal Information?
We will store personal information for as long as the information is required to fulfill business objectives or the purposes for which the information was collected, or until you request that we delete that information, or for as long as may be required by law.
What are Truax Patient Services Notification Procedures?
In the event of an incident or breach of your personal information being accessed, lost, or stolen by an unauthorized third party, we will endeavor to exercise commercially reasonable efforts to notify you to the extent required by law and disclose the personal information that was accessed/disclosed using the contact information you have provided us or by other reasonable means.
Where Can I Find Revisions to Truax Patient Services Privacy Notice?
We may change this notice from time to time, and we will post the revised privacy notice on our web site, together with the date on which we made the most recent changes. Any changes to this privacy notice will apply to you, so we ask that you revisit this privacy notice to be sure that you are familiar with our current policies.
How Can I Contact Truax Patient Services?
We welcome your questions and comments regarding this privacy notice and the use of your personal information. You may also contact us to update or correct the personal information you have provided to us or to opt-out of services that you may have previously signed up for or for which you have registered by calling or writing the Truax Patient Services Information Center at either 1-844-289-3981 or Truax Patient Services, 602 Beltrami Ave NW STE 105, Bemidji, MN 56601.