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Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice of Privacy Practices Under HIPPA for US Residents

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT UNITED STATES RESIDENTS MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Scipher Medicine Corporation (“Scipher”) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal and health information.

The personal and health information that may identify you and relates to your past, present or future health condition, treatment, or payment for services is known as Protected Health Information, or PHI.

Our Responsibilities

Scipher is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH) to maintain the privacy and security of your PHI and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties, our privacy practices, and your patient rights.

This Notice of Privacy Practices Under HIPPA for US Residents (this “Notice”) describes how we may use and disclose your PHI to carry out treatment, payment, and health care operations and for other specified purposes that are permitted or required by law.

Whenever we use or disclose your PHI we are required to follow the terms of this Notice.

I. Uses and Disclosures of Your Health Information

Scipher may use or disclose your PHI for the following purposes:

  • Treatment. We may use or disclose your PHI for purposes of providing your medical treatment. For example, we use and disclose your PHI to perform our diagnostic testing services and provide results to your physician and other health providers involved in your care.
  • Payment. We may use or disclose your PHI for purposes of billing and collecting payment for our services. For example, we may disclose PHI to your health plan in order to obtain payment for our services.
  • Healthcare Operations. We may use or disclose your PHI to facilitate our laboratory operations. For example, we may review your PHI internally as part of an audit to confirm quality of our services and accuracy of our testing.
  • As Required by Law. We may use or disclose PHI if required to do so by federal or state law.
  • Representatives and Individuals Involved in Your Care. We may disclose your PHI to friends or family members who are involved in your care, including those who are responsible for paying for your care. We may also disclose PHI to your personal representative, as established under applicable law, or to an administrator or authorized individual associated with your estate.
  • Communication about Products and Services. We may use and disclose your PHI to contact you about other Scipher products and services which we believe may be of interest to you. We do not disclose your PHI to third-parties for marketing purposes without your written authorization.
  • Disclosures to Business Associates. We may disclose your PHI to companies who provide serves to us. These business associates are required to protect the privacy and security of your PHI and notify us of any improper disclosure of information.
  • Legal Proceedings. We may disclose your PHI as required to comply with a court or administrative order or in response to a subpoena, discover request, or other legal process.
  • Research. Under certain circumstances, researchers may be given limited access to your PHI at Scipher so that they can develop research projects and identify patients who may qualify to participate in other research studies. Any other uses or disclosures of your PHI for research purposes are only permitted after a committee responsible for ensuring the protection of individual research subjects such as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or privacy board has reviewed the research proposal, determined if you will need to provide specific consent to use your PHI for the research, and established safeguards to ensure the privacy of your information, or determined that the researcher will only be provided with information that does not identify you directly.
  • De-Identification of PHI. We may use your PHI to create de-identified information. This means that information that can be used to identify you will be removed. There are specific rules under the HIPAA law about what type of information needs to be removed before information is de-identified. Once information has been de-identified as required by law, it is no longer subject to this policy, and we may use it for any purpose without any further notice or compensation to you.
  • Opt Out. If you do not wish for Scipher to use or disclose your PHI and/or samples for research purposes within Scipher and/or with research collaborators outside of the company who are under contract and are also obligated to protect your information, you can opt out by contacting Scipher at the number below.
  • Health and Safety. We may disclose your PHI to prevent or reduce the risk of a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of an individual or the general public.
  • Other. Scipher may also use or disclose your PHI in other ways as permitted by law, including but not limited to health oversight agencies or the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA).

Uses and disclosures for purposes other than those described above will not be made without written authorization signed by you or your personal representative. Once you sign an authorization, you may revoke it by contacting Scipher at any time unless it has already been relied upon to use or disclose PHI.

II. Your Rights Regarding Your PHI

You have the following rights with respect to your PHI. To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Privacy Office using the contact information provided at the end of this Notice.

  • Access PHI and Test Results. Your or your authorized representative have the right to inspect and copy your PHI. You may retrieve your test results by contacting your physician or Scipher at the contact number below.
  • Correct or Update Your Information. If we believe that there is an error in your PHI, you may request that we update it.
  • Restriction Requests. You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your PHI. We are not required to honor such requests unless the requested restriction involves a disclosure to a health plan and you have paid for the applicable services in full and out of pocket.
  • Alternate Communications. You may request that we communicate with you about your PHI in a specific means or to an alternative postal mail or email address.
  • Accounting of Disclosures. You may request a list, or accounting, of certain disclosures of your HI made by us or our business associates for purposes other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities. The request must be in writing and the accounting will include disclosures made within the prior six years.
  • Copy of Notice. You have the right to obtain a paper or electronic copy of this Notice upon request.

III. Breach Notification

Scipher is required by law to notify you following the discovery that there has been a breach of your PHI, unless Scipher reasonably determines, after investigating the situation and assessing the risk presented, that there is a low probability that the privacy or security of your PHI has been compromised. You will be notified in a timely fashion, no later than 60 days after discovery of the breach.

IV. Changes to Our Notice

Scipher reserves the right to amend this Notice from time to time. When changes are made, we will promptly post the updated Notice on the Scipher website at www.sciphermedicine.com.

V. Questions and Complaints

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, or if you have any complaints about Scipher’s privacy practices, please contact us using the contact information provided below. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scipher will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

VI. Contact information

When communicating with us regarding this Notice, our privacy practices, or your privacy rights, please contact the Privacy Office using the following contact information:

Scipher Medicine Corporation

dataprivacy@sciphermedicine.com

855-724-7437

 

Effective Date of Notice: July 27, 2020





Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for ScipherMedicine.com and PrismRA.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact form on our website:

See what data we have about you, if any.

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. Do not include sensitive or personal information via our contact form.

When you contact us via email, social media, or the contact form, only authorized Scipher employees have access to the information.





Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use describe the terms and conditions applicable to your use of Scipher Medicine Corporation’s (“Scipher”) website. By using this website, you accept these terms and conditions without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, do not use this website.

Scipher may modify this website, in whole or in part, as well as the rules and regulations governing its use, at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted on the website. By continuing use of this website after such changes, you will be accepting such terms and conditions as changed.

This website does not provide Medical or Professional Services Advice

Information on Scipher’s website is presented for the purpose of general informational and educational purposes for the public regarding diagnostic testing and other general information regarding the products or services of Scipher or its affiliates. Nothing contained on this website is intended to constitute medical advice, instruction for medical diagnosis or guidance for treatment. Information on this website should not be relied upon for medical, legal, technical or financial decisions. It should not be used in place of the advice or consultation of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Should you have any healthcare related questions, please consult your physician or other healthcare provider.

Scope of Use / Website and Services Usage

You agree to use Scipher’s website for individual and informational purposes. As a condition of use of Scipher’s website, you agree not to use this website for any unlawful purpose or as prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not modify, edit, reproduce, create derivative works, reverse engineer, alter or exploit any portion of this website. Scipher will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and current information on this website but makes no warranties as to its accuracy. You agree that access to and use of this website and the content thereof is at your own risk.

Indemnification

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Scipher and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents and contractors from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, fines, reasonable attorney fees, court costs and expenses resulting or arising from violation of the Terms of Use or the posting of information to this site.

Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, in no event shall Scipher or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, contractors or agents have any liability (including without limitation, contract, negligence and tort liability) for any loss of profits, opportunities or goodwill or any type of indirect or consequential damages in connection with this website.

No Warranties / Disclaimer

SCIPHER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS NOR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS CONTAINED ON SCIPHER’S WEBSITE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANT OF ANY KIND. SCIPHER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGMENT.

Intellectual Property Rights / Copyright / Trademarks

All content of Scipher’s website is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other applicable laws and is owned by Scipher. When you use, download, print or copy the content of this website for personal or non-commercial purposes, please include all copyright or other notices. The materials on Scipher’s website should not be otherwise used. You agree not to use or display the Scipher logo without prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted by these Terms of Use are reserved.

Termination

These Terms of Use are effective until modified by Scipher or terminated by Scipher. Scipher may terminate these terms and conditions at any time at its sole discretion. Additionally, Scipher can terminate these Terms of Use at any time without notice.

Links / Links to this website

You agree not to present a link to this website in such a way that is associated with advertising or appears to be an endorsement of any organization, product or service.

Privacy Policy

In using Scipher’s website, you may provide certain personal information. Scipher will use and disclose your personal information only in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference.

Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction and Venue

These Terms of Use shall be governed by shall be governed, in all respects, by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, excluding its conflict of laws rules. Any disputes arising out of these terms and conditions shall be determined exclusively by the Massachusetts State Courts or in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and to sole venue therein.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use are found by a proper authority to be unenforceable or invalid, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of these Terms of Use and these Terms of Use shall be construed as if such unenforceable or invalid provision had never been contained herein.

Questions / Contact Information

If you should have any comments or questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact dataprivacy@sciphermedicine.com.





Cookies Acknowledgment

Welcome to Scipher Medicine Corporation’s (“Scipher”) website. This website may use cookies to improve the site, analyze website performance, enhance your experience, provide analytics, store preferences, and/or other purposes to enhance our services. By using this website, you accept such use of cookies without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to Scipher’s use of cookies, do not use this website.

Scipher may modify this website, in whole or in part, as well as any cookies, at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted on the website. By continuing use of this website after such changes, you will be accepting such terms and conditions as changed.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by Scipher’s website’s server to gather information. Each cookie contains some anonymous information, such as a unique identifier and the domain name, and is unique to your web browser. This policy explains the information collectedwhen you use Scipher’s website. It also has information about how Scipher stores, uses, transfers and deletes that information.

What Cookies Does Scipher Use & How?

Scipher uses user, session and persistent cookies, such as comment cookies, strictly necessary cookies and essential cookies to: (i) authenticate users, (ii) better understand user preferences/settings and (ii) gather website analytics. In addition to Scipher’s cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics.

How Do I Remove Cookies?

You are able to remove cookies by clearing them via the browser settings on each device. Note you may generally modify your browser settings to control whether your computer accepts or declines cookies. These settings are generally available within your browser’s “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menus, though this may prevent you from accessing all functionality on our website.

Questions / Contact Information

If you should have any comments or questions regarding Scipher’s use of cookies, please contact webmaster@sciphermedicine.com.