Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Summit Behavioral Healthcare (“SHBC”,” “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the (“Website”), and provides various services to clients in order to manage and care for individuals who suffer from behavioral illnesses, chemical dependencies or addition disorders. Among other services, we offer hospitalization, inpatient treatment, detoxification programs, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Services”).

SBHC cares about your personal integrity. Therefore, this Privacy Policy is provided to equip you with information on how SBHC processes the personal data that you share with us when using contact forms on our website.

As noted above, our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, protect, and disclose the information that we collect and/or receive about you. It also explains your privacy rights, and how you can manage the privacy of your Personal Information. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of third parties, including our partners, third party service providers, and/or advertisers, even when those services are branded as, or provided on behalf of, SBHC. Information collected from you by others, such as third party websites that you access through links on the Website, are governed by those entities’ privacy policies.

I. Definitions

II. Information Collection and Use

We use your information to provide the Services that you request, and to improve the Services we offer to you. By using our Services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Included below is a list of several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Examples of Cookies and other technologies we may use include, but are not limited to:

Your Cookie Choices

You may set your browser to block or otherwise control what cookies your browser or mobile device accepts via your browser or mobile device settings. Additionally, you can choose to modify your settings and delete those cookies that are otherwise stored on your device. Please consult the instructions provided by your browser or your mobile device’s manufacturer to determine how you can limit the placement of and/or remove cookies or other technologies. Please note, however, that limiting or disabling the use of cookies and other technologies may impact or adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions on, use certain functionalities of, and access certain content on our Website.

III. How We Collect Information

SBHC collects and obtains your information in a few ways: there is information that you choose to give to us, information we obtain through your use of our Services – including our Website – and information we obtain from third parties.

a. Information You Give Us

We collect information that you decide to share with us. At times, we may require you to provide certain information – including Personal Information – in order to use certain parts of our Website, fulfill your requests with us, or provide you with certain Services. For instance, we may require you to provide your name, email address or other contact information when you contact us with a question or comment. Additionally, we may need you to provide certain Personal Information to use other portions of our Services.

b. Information We Obtain When You Use Our Services

As noted above, we collect certain information from you through your use of our Services, such as Usage Data. For instance, in using our Website, we may collect information about the device you use to log into, access, and use the Website. We may collect other Generic Information in relation to how you use our Website or other Services (for example, aggregate metrics on how often certain pages on our Website are accessed and viewed).

We also may collect information through the use of cookie, pixel tags, or other technologies, as described above.

c. Information We Obtain from Third Parties

We may also obtain information about you from our third party service providers who help us provide our Services to you.

IV. Purposes for Collecting, Processing, and Using Your Information

SBHC collects, processes (or asks our service providers to process on our behalf), and uses your information to provide the Services we make available to you. We therefore will collect and use your information for a variety of reasons, including:

To comply with applicable laws, in response to a lawful and enforceable request by a law enforcement, judicial, or other public authority, or in connection with an applicable legal obligation.

V. How We Use Your Information

As noted elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, SBHC uses your information to provide our Services to you.

Such general uses include, but are not limited to:

VI. How We Disclose or Share Your Information

SBHC does not and will not sell your personal information Please note that SBHC may disclose your information in a number of ways in furtherance of our Services to you. For instance, we may share you information with other healthcare providers to ensure that all necessary information is transferred to facilitate necessary treatment and care.

We may also disclose or share your information for the following purposes:

VII. Security of Data

SBHC takes reasonable, technical, organization, and other measures to protect the personal information we collect from being subject to accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss or alteration, disclosure without authorization, and any other unlawful actions taken against otherwise protected information. Moreover, SBHC takes all judicious legal, technical, and organizational measures reasonably necessary to ensure that all personal information is handled with a sufficient level of security. Furthermore, SBHC takes all reasonable measures to protect personal information when it is shared with third parties.

Despite the security measures taken, SBHC cannot guarantee the protection of the data you provide to us.

VIII. Your Data Protection and Privacy Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

California Residents. SBHC takes reasonable steps to allow you to exercise your rights pursuant to CCPA. As such, where applicable under relevant law, you are entitled to the following:

Please contact us at the contact us at the information in the “Contact Us” section below in relation to exercising these rights.

IX. Exercising Your CCPA Rights

a. Access to Specific Information

California residents have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information with this parties for their direct marketing purposes, in addition to the rights set forth above. Under California law, you have the right to send us a request at the designated address at the conclusion of this policy. You may request the following information:

  1. The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  2. The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  3. Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.
  4. The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
  5. The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
  6. If we disclose or sell your information for a business purpose, you have the right to identify the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

b. Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to limited exceptions. Once we receive a verifiable request, and determine that it is not subject to an exceptions, we will delete your personal information from our records. Please note, personal information involved in the ongoing treatment of our patients, with SBHC or elsewhere, will not be subject to deletion.

Moreover, we may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or any applicable third party to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you;
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities;
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.);
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent;
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us;
  8. Comply with a legal obligation;

Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

c. Making a Request

To exercise the access or deletion rights listed above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Write to: Privacy Officer, Summit BHC, 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37067.
  • Making a request here.
  • Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests not submitted through one of the above-listed methods of communication.

    Your request will only be processed if you are a California resident, and your identity can be verified. Furthermore, the CCPA does not apply to healthcare or employee information.

    X. Links to Other Sites

    Our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, protect, and disclose the information that we collect and/or receive about you. However, our website may also contain links that lead to websites neither owned nor operated by us. As such, this Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of third parties, including partners, third-party service providers, and/or advertisers, even when those services are provided on our behalf or in partnership with us. Information gathered about you by others are governed by those distinct entities’ privacy policies. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit.

    We exercise no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party site or services.

    XI. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time.

    XII. Contact Information

    If you have any questions or comments about this notice, our Privacy Statement, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at: Privacy Officer, Summit BHC, 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37067.

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