Dialysis Centers of Dayton LLC (DCD) is committed to protecting your online privacy. We feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via the Internet.
Website Privacy Statement
DCD will not use or disclose your personal health information for any purpose unless you have signed a form authorizing the use or disclosure. You have the right to revoke that authorization in writing unless we have taken any action in reliance on the authorization. We will make uses and disclosures of your personal health information that you provide about your symptoms as necessary for planning a course of treatment and to enable your continuity of care. We will make uses and disclosures of your personal health information that you provide for payment purposes for treatment that you receive, and for our own internal ongoing quality improvement initiatives to improve clinical treatment and care that we provide our patients. Our use and disclosure of an individual's personal information (including health information) is limited as required by state and federal law. We do not sell or rent personal information about visitors to this site or customers who use the site.
The DCD website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. DCD has no control over the privacy policies and practices of such third-party sites, and if you have any concerns, you are urged to review the terms of those sites for more information about their policies.
Revisions to the Privacy Statement
DCD may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time as new technology presents itself or changes in law require us to change our services. We will post notice of any material revisions to this Web Privacy Statement here on our website. Any revised Privacy Statement will apply both to information we already have about you at the time of the change, and any personal information created or received after the change takes effect. This Privacy Statement will contain a date of revision that it was last revised.
Website Visitor Data
We routinely gather data on website activity. This data includes the number of visitors to our site, the pages they visit, data on where they come from, and duration of their site visit. This visitor data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means that no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data is gathered to help us improve site content and overall usage of the site. The information is not shared with other organizations for their independent use.
Collecting and Using Personal Information
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, we do not collect any identifiable information about visitors to this site or our customers who use this site. The policies, sources, and uses of information are outlined in the sections that follow.
IP Addresses and Cookies
We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to the DCD website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you get on the Internet. We may also collect the type of Internet browser you use to access the Internet, operating system, and date and time you visited our sites. Your computer’s IP address allows your computer to recognize and communicate with another computer or server. Your IP address information is collected so that we can administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors, and other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
You may have software on your computer that will allow you to decline or deactivate Internet cookies, but if you do so, some features of this site may not work properly for you. For instructions on how to remove cookies from your hard drive, go to your browser's website for detailed instructions.
All the web activity we collect is stored securely, and may only be accessed by DCD or designees on a need-to-know basis for a specific purpose. DCD uses web-collected information to help us design our site, to identify popular features, to resolve user, hardware, and software problems, and to make the site more useful to visitors.
Messages and Transactions
Comments or questions sent to us using e-mail or secure messaging forms will be shared with DCD staff and health care professionals who are most able to address your concerns. We will archive your messages once we have made our best effort to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response.
We may disclose personal information to any person performing audit, legal, operational, or other services for us. We will use information that does not identify the individual, for these activities whenever feasible. Information disclosed to vendors or contractors for operational purposes may not be re-disclosed to others by the vendor or contractor. We may disclose personal information when required to do so by a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. We may disclose personal information as appropriate to protect the safety of an individual, or for an investigation related to public safety, or to report an activity that appears to be in violation of law. We may disclose personal information to protect the security and reliability of this site and to take precautions against liability.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, our policies and practices concerning this site, your rights under this statement, and your dealings with the DCD website, you may e-mail us through the “Contact Us” page.