Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: www.advancedaddictioncenter.com

 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

Advanced Addiction Center LLC’s Privacy Practices

This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to his information. Please carefully read the information enclosed herein and acknowledge your receipt and understanding of the information provided.

 

Uses and Disclosures:

Treatment – Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.

Payment – Your health information may be used to seek payment from your insurance company(s) (health, dental, auto, or other) and from any other source that you may use to pay for services such as credit card, cashier check, personal check and or banking company(s). For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the services provided, and the medical condition being treated.

Health care operations – Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Advanced Addiction Center, LLC. For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.

Uses that do not require your authorization:

  • As required by law/law enforcement
  • Public health reporting
  • Agreement with a Qualified Service Organization/Business Associate
  • For audits and investigation
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Suspicion of Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Deceased client
  • Research
  • Criminal activity on premises/against program personnel and/or court order

Other uses and disclosures require your authorization – Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.

 

Additional Uses of Information:

Payment reminders – Our staff will use your health information to send you payment reminders.

Information about treatments – Your health information may be used to send you information on the treatment and management of your medical condition that you may find to be of interest. We may also send you Information describing other health-related goods and services that we believe may interest you.

 

Individual Privacy Rights:

You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards as defined in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-3 and 42 U.S.C. 290ee-3 for Federal laws and 42 CFR Part 2 for Federal regulations. These include:

  1. The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information;
  2. The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment;
  3. The right to inspect and copy your protected health information;
  4. The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information;
  5. The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed; and
  6. The right to receive a printed copy of this notice.

 

Advanced Addiction Center LLC’s Duties:

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices. We also are required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.

 

Right to Revise Privacy Practices:

As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Whatever the reason for these revisions, we will provide you with a revised notice on your next office visit. The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information that we maintain.

 

Requests to Inspect Protected Health Information:

As permitted by federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing. You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting our office and speaking with a staff member. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the same address. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a complaint.

 

Contact Person:

Contact our office and request to speak with a staff member for further information concerning our privacy practices. (If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to):

Advanced Addiction Center, LLC
20 Central Ave, 6th Floor
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: (339) 500-5417