Website Privacy Policy

 

This Web site is a complimentary information service offered by Lynch Family Services LLC (LFS Counseling) (LFS)at no cost to you. In order for LFS to provide free access to this Web site, we must require visitors to agree to certain Terms and Conditions. 

 

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information

While LFS does not monitor your personal activity on our site, we do track aggregated, anonymous user data to evaluate the effectiveness of our Web site and help us improve our service. For example, we may compile statistics about our daily number of site visitors or specific page requests. This data is generic in nature and contains no personal information. 

 

 

LFS will not sell, rent or lease your private information to others.

LFS respects the privacy of our online visitors and donors. Any personal information you provide is voluntary, and we do not require you to register in order to view our site. There are times, such as when you donate online or use our online advocacy tool, when we will collect specific information, such as your name, mailing address, zip/postal codes, and/or e-mail address. Any contact information you provide will remain private. We also encourage the use of anti-spyware technology to remove unwanted monitoring of your online activities by third-party programs. 

 

Data Security 

LFS is concerned about the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data integrity, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. 

 

External Links 

Links to third-party web sites from LFS web site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave LFS site. We have not reviewed these third-party sites and do not control them. LFS does not assume responsibility for any of these sites, their content, or their privacy policies. LFS does not endorse or make any representations about them or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to  LFS site, you do so at your own risk. 

 

Notification of Changes to Privacy Policy

LFS reserves the right to amend this privacy policy as necessary. Please watch this space for future changes. 

Notice of Privacy Practices

At LFS Counseling, our policy is that your information is only used for purposes directly related to your care. Your information will never be used or shared without your written consent. All records and transactions are confidential and privileged and are handled in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 93-579, the “Privacy Act of 1974”, and as appropriate Federal Guidelines governing Alcohol Abuse information 42 CFR Part II and HIPAA.

You have the right to request a copy of your own records. LFS Counseling requires a written request for this and reserves the right to charge copying/shipping fees. No more than 15 cents will be charged for each page and no more than $5.00 will be charged fro shipping. (See HIPAA Compliance Rule for more information) In most cases, your copies must be given to you within 30 days.

You have the right to change any wrong information in your file or add information to your file if you think something is missing or incomplete. You have the right to find out who has seen your information. You have the right to ask that your information not be shared with certain people, groups, or companies. You can ask for other kinds of restrictions, but if those restrictions could affect your care, then we reserve the right to not agree to those restrictions.You have the right to make reasonable requests to be contacted at different places or in a different way, whether by mail, phone, etc.If you think your rights are being denied or your information is not being protected, you have the right to file a complaint with LFS Counseling, your health insurer, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (See contact info below).

Office for Civil Rights Headquarters  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-800-368-1019
TTD Number: 1-800-537-7697

 

 

For Further Information

If you have further questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, we encourage you to contact our office. 

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