Energy Shiatsu recognizes that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information Energy Shiatsu receives and collects when you use the Energy Shiatsu service or the EnergyShiatsu.com website, as well as some of the steps Energy Shiatsu takes to safeguard information. Energy Shiatsu hopes this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with Energy Shiatsu.
Energy Shiatsu strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness, ethics and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, Energy Shiatsu is dedicated to protecting its customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on this website and in the clinic setting.
As a health care provider Energy Shiatsu must collect a certain amount of personal information from you in order to safely treat you. It is extremely important that this information be collected responsibly and that it only be disclosed to other individuals under appropriate circumstances. This document details your rights and how Energy Shiatsu protects your personal information.
The Personal Information includes information that relates to:
• an individual’s personal characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, address, phone, ethnicity, family status);
• health (e.g., health history, health conditions, health services received by them);
• activities and views (e.g., opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual).
Personal information is different from business information (e.g., an individual’s business address and telephone number). This is not protected by privacy legislation.
When you request health care from Energy Shiatsu, it is assumed that Energy Shiatsu has your permission to collect, use and share that information with your other health care providers. This is limited only to those providers who you have actually seen for health care; other providers are not entitled to your information, except in the cases listed below.
If you do not want Energy Shiatsu to use, share or give out some or all of your personal health information to other people who provide you with health care, please inform Energy Shiatsu as soon as possible.
Others agencies or companies may need to see part of your health care information, such as your employer or your insurance company. However, Energy Shiatsu cannot share information with these companies without your express permission.
You may also have family or friends to whom you would like Energy Shiatsu to give more detailed information about your health, like how your treatment is working or what kind of care you will need at home. You can let Energy Shiatsu know if Energy Shiatsu can discuss your health with family and friends. Energy Shiatsu must have your consent in order to do so.
Energy Shiatsu is allowed or may be required to use and/or give out some of your personal health information without consent in the following situations:
• to report certain information, such as to report certain diseases to public health authorities
• when Energy Shiatsu suspects certain types of abuse
• to reduce a significant risk of serious bodily harm to a person or the public
• to assist health researchers for research, as long as strict privacy requirements are met
• to improve or maintain the quality of care or any related program or service
• for risk management and legal purposes
• to transfer or sell the professional practice to another person and to allow that person to assess the practice, so long as he or she signs an agreement to keep the information confidential and secure
• to assess a person’s ability to make health care and other important decisions
• for administration or enforcement of laws about the practices of health care providers
• for the purpose of a legal proceeding or complying with a court order, or other legal requirement
Your personal information will never be provided to anyone for marketing purposes.
Energy Shiatsu understands the importance of protecting your personal information. For that reason, Energy Shiatsu has taken the following steps:
• Paper information is either under supervision or secured in a locked cabinet.
• Computers and backups are under supervision or secure in a locked or restricted area at all times. In addition, passwords are used on computers, and screens are locked when they are not in use.
• Electronic information is transmitted either through a direct line, or has identifiers removed, or is encrypted.
Energy Shiatsu retains personal information for some time to ensure that Energy Shiatsu practitioner can answer any questions you may have about the services provided and for practitioner's accountability Massage Therapy organizations (CMTO).
Energy Shiatsu retains client files for 10 years, as required by the CMTO.
Energy Shiatsu destroys paper files containing personal information by shredding. Energy Shiatsu destroy electronic information by deleting it and, when the hardware is discarded, by securely wiping hard drives multiple times or physically destroying them.
With only a few exceptions, you have the right to see what personal information Energy Shiatsu holds about you. Energy Shiatsu will try to help you understand any information that may be unclear (e.g., short forms, technical language, etc.). If you would like a copy of your personal information, please make your request in writing. Energy Shiatsu reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for such requests.
Some exceptions may apply. For example, when the information relates to law enforcement, legal proceedings or another individual, you may not get to see the record.
Energy Shiatsu must respond to your request as soon as possible and within 30 days. There may be a delay if Energy Shiatsu has to ask others about your records or if it will take time to find the record. You have the right to be notified of such delays. If you require the record urgently, please let Energy Shiatsu know and Energy Shiatsu will do make best effort to get it to you.
If you believe there is a mistake in your information, you have the right to ask for it to be corrected. You must make this request in writing, stating specifically what in your record is incorrect or incomplete.
Do note that Energy Shiatsu cannot correct a record that was created by someone else as Energy Shiatsu does not know enough about the record to change it. Also, Energy Shiatsu cannot correct details where, for example, the opinions or observations in the record were made in good faith. You are entitled to be told the reasons for not making a correction and of your right to have a statement of disagreement attached to your records. You can also ask to have this statement made available to those who see the record.
If Energy Shiatsu corrects a record, it must be done carefully so that the full corrected record remains visible or by ensuring that the corrected version is readily available.
EnergyShiatsu.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to its website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, telephone number, email address, postal address, and company name if applicable.
This information is collected if you request information from EnergyShiatsu.com, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join the email list or request some other service or information from EnergyShiatsu.com. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of the website, notify visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.
Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in EnergyShiatsu.com's files. If EnergyShiatsu.com makes material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information you will be informed by means of a notice on this site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
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This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. EnergyShiatsu.com operates this site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
In some cases, EnergyShiatsu.com may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. EnergyShiatsu.com uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about EnergyShiatsu.com's user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
If EnergyShiatsu.com is sold, the information it has obtained from you through your voluntary participation in this site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through this website of that change in control and practices, and EnergyShiatsu.com will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.