Notification of Change
Welcome to the Easter Seals Online Network, the Web site of Easter Seals, Inc. (Easter Seals headquarters) and participating Easter Seals affiliates across the country.
Because Easter Seals values the privacy of constituents visiting the Easter Seals Online Network, users of the Easter Seals Online Network have the right to manage their own personal information.
You can contact Easter Seals for more information related to the privacy of the information you provide online:
The Information We Collect
Easter Seals has partnered with Convio, Inc. to power the Web content, email and transaction processing capabilities to serve our constituents and fulfill our mission on the Internet. Convio, Inc. is an Internet software and services company that provides online electronic Constituent Relationship Management (eCRM) solutions for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Convio will not disclose your name or other personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address or phone number) to any party other than Easter Seals.
Neither Easter Seals nor Convio store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. When an online transaction is completed through the Easter Seals Online Network, such as a charitable contribution, credit card information is used solely for the purpose of completing that specific transaction and is not retained in the Easter Seals or Convio database.
Easter Seals will not sell, share or exchange personal contact information collected from this Web site with other organizations. If a user has a previous relationship with Easter Seals through another channel (i.e., mail, phone), Easter Seals will occasionally rent or exchange those names and addresses with other organizations as a way of providing extra funds to help support services. If you do not want to participate in this program, please let us know.
Visitors to the Easter Seals Online Network are not required to share any personally identifiable information. Users who do not wish to share personal information when visiting the Easter Seals Online Network can still access the Network's Web pages and the valuable information provided.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving email communications please update your user profile. Email unsubscribe requests are processed immediately.
To discontinue the receipt of postal mail, please contact Easter Seals. Shortly, Easter Seals will be adding the capability to remove your name from our postal mailing list online. You'll need to register as user of the Easter Seals Online Network. Please note: there is a 8-12 week lapse period due to the fact that a subsequent mailing may already be in production. If you do receive another mailing, please disregard it.
Your California Privacy Rights
Correct/Update Your Profile
Easter Seals reserves the right to maintain information on users who have had their access to the Easter Seals Online Network blocked.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you would like to turn this feature off, you will need to change the settings of your Internet browser.
Security of Your Information
Easter Seals also protects account information by placing it on a secure portion of the Easter Seals Online Network that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Easter Seals. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Easter Seals strives to protect your information, however cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Tell-A-Friend, Ecards and Personal Fundraising Pages
Links to Other Web Sites
In addition, please be aware that Easter Seals is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Web sites. Easter Seals encourages you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that requests personal information from you.
Information from Children
Transmission of Health-Related Data
To comply with the Federal laws regarding Patient Notice of Privacy, this document describes the type of information that Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc (ESNG) gathers about you, with whom that information may be shared, and the safeguards in place to protect that privacy. You have the right to the confidentiality of your medical information and the right to approve or refuse the release of specific information except when law requires the release. If the practices described in this notice meet your expectations, there is nothing you need to do. If you prefer that we not share information, we may honor your written request in certain circumstances described below. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact our Privacy Officer, at 5600 Roswell Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30342.
Who Will Follow This Notice?
This notice describes the Easter Seals North Georgia's practices and that of:
All these entities follow the terms of this notice. In addition, departments within ESNG may share medical information with each other for purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations described in this notice.
Our Pledge Regarding Medical Information
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your medical information. As part of our routine operations, we create a record of the care and services you receive. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by ESNG, whether made by ESNG personnel or your personal doctor. Your personal doctor may have different policies or notices regarding the doctor's use and disclosure of your medical information created in the doctor's office or clinic.
This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
Federal law requires us to:
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose medical information. For each category of uses or disclosures we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall within one of the categories.
1. For Treatment.
2. For Payment.
3. For Health Care Operations.
4. As Required By Law.
5. To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety.
6. Appointment Reminders.
7. Treatment Alternatives.
8. Health-Related Benefits and Services.
9. Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care.
10. Sharing your medical information at your request.
If you want your information forwarded to another agency or provider or individual, we must first have your prior written consent to FAX, mail, or discuss your personal medical information with them in person or by phone.
Special Disclosure Situations
1. Organ and Tissue Donation.
If you are an organ donor, we may release medical information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ, eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation.
2. Military and Veterans.
3. Public Health Risks.
4. Health Oversight Activities.
5. Lawsuits and Disputes.
6. Law Enforcement.
7. National Security and Intelligence Activities.
This release would be necessary
Your Rights Regarding Medical Information About You
You have the following rights regarding medical information we maintain about you:
1. Right to Inspect and Copy.
2. Right to Amend.
3. Right to an Accounting of Disclosures.
4. Right to Request Restrictions.
5. Right to Request Confidential Communications.
6. Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice.
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to change this notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed notice effective for medical information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. We will provide your therapist with a copy of the current notice as indicated by revision date on the notice.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with ESNG or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with ESNG, contact the Privacy Officer. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
Other Uses of Medical Information
Other uses and disclosures of medical information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written permission. If you provide us permission to use or disclose medical information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provided to you.