Website Notice of Privacy Practices
OnSight values the privacy of all users of the Site and of the OnSight Services. We take very seriously the need to respect and protect your privacy and the security of your Health Information. This Privacy Notice is intended to inform you about how OnSight uses PHI and other information collected through the Site and while accessing OnSight Services. The Privacy Notice applies to information collected online through the Site and does not apply to the practices of companies or health care providers that OnSight does not own or control.
We may update this Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review the Site and this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Sharing Health Information on Our Site
By using the Site and completing an enrollment form on the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your PHI by OnSight as described herein.
Sharing Your Health Information During OnSight Services
Unless you provide PHI to OnSight through the Site or during receipt of OnSight Services, we will not collect any PHI from you.
Our Uses and Disclosures of Your Health Information
Your PHI may be shared with Visioneers and/or with Eye Care Professionals contracted with OnSight for purposes of enrolling you in, arranging for, and providing OnSight Services. We will also use or share your PHI as necessary to run our organization and to secure payment for the Services. In addition, we may be allowed or required by law to share your Health Information in other ways, for example:
- Sharing PHI with health or legal officials charged with protecting public health;
- Helping with product recalls;
- Reporting adverse reactions to medications;
- Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence;
- In response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena;
- For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official;
- Using or releasing PHI to organizations that handle organ procurement or other entities engaged in procurement, banking or transportation of organs, eyes or tissues to facilitate organ, eye or tissue donation and transplantation;
- With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law;
- With health oversight agencies for other activities authorized by law;
- For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services;
- With a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies;
- For workers’ compensation claims; and
Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety.
We may also disclose PHI to our business associates that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services, if the information is necessary for such functions or services. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of your Health Information and are not allowed to use or disclose it other than as specified in our contracts with them.
We may also use or share your Health Information for health research and research on the continuous improvements of the medical devices used in the services.
For more detailed information regarding permitted uses of your PHI, see: Your Rights Under HIPPA – HHS.gov.
Your Rights and Our Responsibilities
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your PHI. 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 Health Information for marketing purposes or other than as described in this Notice unless required by law or unless you tell us we may do so in writing. If you tell us we may do so, you may later change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing at the address listed later in this Notice if you do change your mind.
In some cases, state law may require us to provide extra protections for your Health Information.
For more information see: Notice of Privace Practices – HHS.gov .
- For certain Health Information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to authorize us to share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care.
- In the event that your Health Information is acquired, accessed, used or disclosed in a manner not permitted by federal law and constitutes a “breach” as determined under federal law, we (or your health plan) will notify you, and provide any other legally required notices.If you are not able to tell us your preference (for example, if you are unconscious), we may share your Health Information with a family member or close friend if we believe it is in your best interest.
- You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your health care record and other Health Information we have about you. Ask us how to do this. 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 for copying, mailing or other related expenses.
- You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this. We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
- You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.
- 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 we determine doing so 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 the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
- You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why. We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and healthcare operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
- You have a right to a paper copy of this Notice. You may ask for a copy of this Notice at any time. You also may obtain a copy of this Notice on our website.
- Revoke your authorization to use or disclose Health Information, except to the extent that an authorized action has already been taken.
If you have any questions about this Notice or want information about exercising any of your rights, please contact:
OnSight Vision, Inc.
+1 (617) 588 2114
84 University Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Submitting a written request: Mail to us your written requests to exercise any of your rights, including modifying or canceling a confidential communication, requesting copies of your records, or requesting amendments to your record, at the address above.
Privacy Violation Complaints
If you believe that your privacy has been violated, you may file a complaint with us or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. We will not retaliate or penalize you for filing a complaint.
To file a complaint with us or receive more information, please contact:
OnSight Vision, Inc.
+1 (617) 588 2114
84 University Road
Brookline, MA 02445
You may also notify the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of your complaint, write to 200 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call 1-877-696-6775.