King Kullen Pharmacies Corp.’s Privacy Practices

Website Privacy Statement

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp. is committed to providing our customers with the highest level of customer service. Part of this commitment and of great importance is protecting the privacy of your information. King Kullen wants you to be confident that we have the proper safeguards in place to protect all of the personal information you provide to  us.

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp.

In order to provide access to the pharmacy services we offer, King Kullen operates retail pharmacies within our grocery stores, as well as our website  www.kingkullen.com

This privacy policy applies to all information collected or submitted to our websites.

Personal Information

We may receive personal information you provide  from our website and may store information in order to fulfill your request to process your prescription refill. This information may include:

Name, age, address, telephone number, email address

By providing us with your personal information solicited or unsolicited, you consent to our using such information, subject to applicable laws and the terms of this privacy policy.

Use of Personal Information

We may use personal information to process your prescription refill and confirm your refill order, and respond to any comments or requests made while using the site.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes his browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, he may still use our site. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Disclosing Personal Information

While processing your request, we may disclose personal information to third parties for purposes outlined in this privacy policy. We do not sell, rent, lease, share or disclose personal information to any non-related companies or third parties without your prior consent, except for the following purposes:

Filling Orders. We may provide personal information to a third party to fill your order. For example, if you have a prescription plan your card number and transaction information will be shared with the third party processor or card issuer.
Business Purposes. We may provide personal information to our partners for services and processing of personal information on behalf of King Kullen.
Other Purposes. We may disclose personal information as required by law; such as in response to a subpoena, court order or a specific request by a law enforcement agency or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to third parties investigating potential fraud or questionable activities regarding your account or the use of our services.

You may agree to provide your personal information separately to third parties that provide services or content to King Kullen Pharmacies Corp. . If you do so, your personal information will be subject to those third party privacy policies.

Your Personal Information

We update your personal information as required. We will be able to serve you best, however, if you provide us with notification of any changes. If you find errors, you can request that changes be made. We may be prevented from allowing you to have access to some information, in which case you will be so advised. You can update your information by requesting changes to our Pharmacy staff at all of our pharmacy locations.

We retain your personal information only for as long as reasonably required. The length of time information is retained depends upon the purpose for which the information was collected.

Protecting Your Personal Information

We appreciate that you have trusted King Kullen Pharmacies with your personal information and it is very important to us, so we take steps to maintain its security. We have appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect and secure the information we collect.

Links to and from Other Web Sites

Our websites may offer links to other third party web sites for your convenience and information only. These web sites have their own privacy and information collection practices and security measures.

Prescription Refill Requests

When you use our online prescription refill service, you provide us with your prescription so that we can process your refill request. We understand the confidential nature of such information. Your prescription number is treated as protected information as described in our Pharmacy Privacy Policy. All other information you provide when you use the online prescription refill service is treated as otherwise described in this privacy policy

Children

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp. does not knowingly collect personal information from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our web sites.

Your Consent.

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of the information as described in this Privacy Policy, as may be changed from time to time by us. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post the revised Privacy Policy including such changes on our Web site. For your convenience and future reference, the date of the version of the Privacy Policy set forth on our Web site is listed below. You can print the version of our Privacy Policy that you reviewed and approved, and compare it to the version in effect when you use our Web site in the future to determine what, if any, changes have been made. When you connect to a King Kullen website our computers do not collect Customer Identifiable Information about you unless you submit that information to us through our website during your visit. We do not record any Customer Identifiable Information about you through these processes.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may add, modify or remove portions of our privacy policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it periodically.. In the case of a conflict, however, this privacy policy supersedes those prior policies or agreements. If our practice in using and/or sharing personal information changes in the future, those changes will be reflected in this privacy policy. You can determine the date this privacy policy was last updated by referring to the modification date found at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Questions

If you have questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp. 185 Central Ave., Bethpage N.Y. 11714 516 733-7100
For answers to questions related to private health information, please direct your inquiry to King Kullen’s HIPAA Privacy Officer at the above address.

Modification Date: Last updated September 23, 2013

 

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

 

09/23/2013

 

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

 

As part of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, the Facility has created this Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice). This Notice describes the Facility’s privacy practices and the rights you, the individual, have as they relate to the privacy of your Protected Health Information (PHI). Your PHI is information about you, or that could be used to identify you, as it relates to your past and present physical and mental health care services. The HIPAA regulations require that the Facility protect the privacy of your PHI that the Facility has received or created.

 

This Facility will abide by the terms presented within this Notice. For any uses or disclosures that are not listed below (Including Marketing and Selling of PHI), the Facility will obtain a written authorization from you for that use or disclosure, which you will have the right to revoke at any time, as explained in more detail below. The Facility reserves the right to change the Facility’s privacy practices and this Notice.

 

 

HOW THE FACILITY MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR PHI

The following is an accounting of the ways that the Facility is permitted, by law, to use and disclose your PHI.

Uses and disclosures of PHI for Treatment: We will use the PHI that we receive from you to fill your prescription and coordinate or manage your health care.

Uses and disclosures of PHI for Payment: The Facility will disclose your PHI to obtain payment or reimbursement from insurers for your health care services.

Uses and disclosures of PHI for Health Care Operations: The Facility may use the minimum necessary amount of your PHI to conduct quality assessments, improvement activities, and evaluate the Facility workforce.

 

The following is an accounting of additional ways in which the Facility is permitted or required to use or disclose PHI about you without your written authorization.

 

Uses and disclosures as required by law: The Facility is required to use or disclose PHI about you as required and as limited by law.

Uses and disclosure for Public Health Activities: The Facility may use or disclose PHI about you to a public health authority that is authorized by law to collect for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability. This includes the FDA so that it may monitor any adverse effects of drugs, foods, nutritional supplements and other products as required by law.

Uses and disclosure about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence: The Facility may use or disclose PHI about you to a government authority if it is reasonably believed you are a victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence.

Uses and disclosures for health oversight activities: The Facility may use or disclose PHI about you to a health oversight agency for oversight activities which may include audits, investigations, inspections as necessary for licensure, compliance with civil laws, or other activities the health oversight agency is authorized by law to conduct.

Disclosures to Individuals Involved in your Care: The Facility may disclose PHI about you to individuals involved in your care.

Disclosures for judicial and administrative proceedings: The Facility may disclose PHI about you in the course of any judicial or administrative proceedings, provided that proper documentation is presented to the Facility.

Disclosures for law enforcement purposes: The Facility may disclose PHI about you to law enforcement officials for authorized purposes as required by law or in response to a court order or subpoena.

Uses and disclosures about the deceased: The Facility may disclose PHI about a deceased, or prior to, and in reasonable anticipation of an individual’s death, to coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors.

Uses and disclosures for cadaveric organ, eye or tissue donation purposes: The Facility may use and disclose PHI for the purpose of procurement, banking, or transplantation of cadaveric organs, eyes, or tissues for donation purposes.

Uses and disclosures for research purposes: The Facility may use and disclose PHI about you for research purposes with a valid waiver of authorization approved by an institutional review board or a privacy board. Otherwise, the Facility will request a signed authorization by the individual for all other research purposes.

Uses and disclosures to avert a serious threat to health or safety: The Facility may use or disclose PHI about you, if it believed in good faith, and is consistent with any applicable law and standards of ethical conduct, to avert a serious threat to health or safety.

Uses and disclosures for specialized government functions: The Facility may use or disclose PHI about you for specialized government functions including; military and veteran’s activities, national security and intelligence, protective services, department of state functions, and correctional institutions and law enforcement custodial situations.

Disclosure for workers’ compensation: The Facility may disclose PHI about you as authorized by and to the extent necessary to comply with workers’ compensation laws or programs established by law.

Disclosures for disaster relief purposes: The Facility may disclose PHI about you as authorized by law to a public or private entity to assist in disaster relief efforts and for family and personal representative notification.

Disclosures to business associates: The Facility may disclose PHI about you to the Facility’s business associates for services that they may provide to or for the Facility to assist the Facility to provide quality health care. To ensure the privacy of your PHI, we require all business associates to apply appropriate safeguards to any PHI they receive or create.

 

 

 

OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES

The Facility may contact you for the following purposes:

 

Information about treatment alternatives: The Facility may contact you to notify you of alternative treatments and/or products.

Health related benefits or services: The Facility may use your PHI to notify you of benefits and services the Facility provides.

Fundraising: If the Facility participates in a fundraising activity, the Facility may use demographic PHI to send you a fundraising packet, or the Facility may disclose demographic PHI about you to its business associate or an institutionally related foundation to send you a fundraising packet. No further disclosure will be allowed by the business associates or an institutionally related foundation without your written authorization.  You will be provided with an opportunity to opt-out of all future fundraising activities.

 

FOR ALL OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES

The Facility will obtain a written authorization from you for all other uses and disclosures of PHI, and the Facility will only use or disclose pursuant to such an authorization. In addition, you may revoke such an authorization in writing at any time. To revoke a previously authorized use or disclosure, please contact Albert W. Hesse Jr. 185 Central Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 516 733 7196 to obtain a Request for Restriction of Uses and Disclosures.

 

YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS

The following are a list of your rights in respect to your PHI.  Please contact the Albert W. Hesse Jr. 185 Central Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 516 733 7196 for more information about the below.

 

Request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your PHI: You have the right to request additional restrictions of the Facility’s uses and disclosures of your PHI; however, the Facility is not required to accommodate a request.  This includes the right to restrict disclosures to Insurances for those products and services you pay out-of-pocket for.

 

The right to have your PHI communicated to you by alternate means or locations: You have the right to request that the Facility communicate confidentially with you using an address or phone number other than your residence. However, state and federal laws require the Facility to have an accurate address and home phone number in case of emergencies. The Facility will consider all reasonable requests.

 

The right to inspect and/or obtain a copy your PHI: You have the right to request access and/or obtain a copy of your PHI that is contained in the Facility for the duration the Facility maintains PHI about you. There may be a reasonable cost-based charge for photocopying documents. You will be notified in advance of incurring such charges, if any.

 

The right to amend your PHI: You have the right to request an amendment of the PHI the Facility maintains about you, if you feel that the PHI the Facility has maintained about you is incorrect or otherwise incomplete. Under certain circumstances we may deny your request for amendment. If we do deny the request, you will have the right to have the denial reviewed by someone we designate who was not involved in the initial review. You may also ask the Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), or their appropriate designee, to review such a denial.

 

The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your PHI: You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures of your PHI made by the Facility.

 

The right to receive additional copies of the Facility’s Notice of Privacy Practices: You have the right to receive additional paper copies of this Notice, upon request, even if you initially agreed to receive the Notice electronically

 

Notification of Breaches: You will be notified of any breaches that have compromised the privacy of your PHI.

 

REVISIONS TO THE NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

The Facility reserves the right to change and/or revise this Notice and make the new revised version applicable to all PHI received prior to its effective date. The Facility will also post the revised version of the Notice in the Facility.

 

COMPLAINTS

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the Facility and/or to the Secretary of HHS, or his designee. If you wish to file a complaint with the Facility, please contact Albert W. Hesse Jr. 185 Central Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 516 733 7196 if you wish to file a complaint with the Secretary, please write to:

 

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/about/rgn-hqaddresses.html

 

The Facility will not take any adverse action against you as a result of your filing of a complaint.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions on the Facility’s privacy practices or for clarification on anything contained within the Notice, please contact:

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp.

Albert W. Hesse Jr. 185 Central Ave Bethpage, NY 11714,  516 733 7196 , ahesse@kingkullen.com