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Website Disclaimer

Welcome to the CommunityCare (“CC”) website. By using our site, you agree to the following terms of use, which constitute an agreement between CC and you.

  • This website is designed for general patient educational and information purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services, unless we otherwise indicate. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support - not replace - the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

  • If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately.

  • CC disclaims any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, or other material that is or may become a part of the website. CC does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user and/or may not meet your needs and requirements.

  • Our website may include links to third party Web service providers. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the content on such sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites.

Website Privacy Statement

  • Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like CC. We are based in the United States of America. Our principal activity is the delivery of health care services.

  • Our Privacy Statement covers CC, its subsidiaries and any of its websites accessible via the primary websites listed below:

Organization Name: Caring Community Health Center
Address: 175 S Wilkes-Barre Blvd
City, Zip: Wilkes-Barre, 18702
State: PA
Country: USA

Primary websites:

  • You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

  • We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using our services.

  • We do not collect information about our visitors from sources outside of CC, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.

  • We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated on the Web pages where the information is requested or collected.

  • If we wish to use your personal information for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose by indicating in a box at the point on the site where personal data is collected.

  • Except as requested by you or indicated on the Web page where your information is requested, we do not disclose your personal information to other organizations.

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that the CC website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

Security Policy

CC is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines established by government agencies and accepted accrediting organizations.

We will provide a secure transmission method for you to send us personal information, including:

  • Primary personal information (such as name and contact details)

  • Identifiers (such as social security numbers, credit card details, website password)

  • Specific personal information (such as survey information, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, medical information)

While such secure transmission methods provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, if you have concerns regarding the transmission of sensitive information (such as medical information), you should consider using non-electronic communication methods.

We have implemented security policies, rules, and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • Unauthorized access

  • Improper use or disclosure

  • Unauthorized modification

  • Unlawful destruction or accidental loss

  • All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information are obliged to respect confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information.

Content Review

CC’s goal is to provide high quality health information through the content on its websites. Every effort has been made to provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive information that will be useful to its readers.

We define content as all material (text, images, graphics, tables, audio, and visual) and menu icons, bars, listings, indices, as well as functions that support content such as links, navigation, searches, and calculations.

CC uses original, stock, and purchased photography on the website. The individuals portrayed in the images are models and are not intended to imply endorsement or any association with any illness or condition. The information provided on this website was authored by, or has been reviewed and approved by, health care professionals at CC. We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we post on our websites. However, we don’t offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our sites; we specifically disclaim any warranties, expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of visitors to our site to evaluate the information we provide and determine its relevancy and usefulness to them.

We welcome your feedback about the content provided on the CC website. However, we must make the final decisions about the information that is posted on our site to ensure that it meets the needs of all of our users.

Please contact us with any comments or concerns regarding the content on our website.

Restrictions On Use

By using our website, you agree to the following terms of use, which constitute an agreement between CC and you.
We may change these terms from time to time. You may view the most current version through the link that appears on the bottom of all pages on our website.

CC owns the information on this website. The entire contents and design of this site are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. You may look at our website online, download information to your computer to read later, or print copies of pages for yourself, your family, or your friends. However, you must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all other rights, which means that you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, use it on your own website, or use it for any other commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
We usually permit other organizations to provide a simple link from their site to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that could confuse our users.

CC controls our websites from our offices in Pennsylvania, United States. By accessing our websites, regardless of where you are located, you agree that the statutes and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will apply to all matters regarding the use of our websites.

By accessing our website, you agree with these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions when necessary, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changes.

How CC Uses Your Data

We may use user data to form a picture of what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which services and may be relevant for you and tell you about them. We may carry this out across our properties and marketing communications.

How CC Protects Your Information

CC maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality consistent with customary business practices to protect the information under our control from loss, misuse, and alteration. We also limit access to our website and services by our own employees to the individuals we authorize for the proper handling of such information. Any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary process. We require that our advertising and marketing partners follow the same policy for their internal staffs.

Can I Opt Out?

Yes. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. To the extent that a CC application requires cookies, restricting cookies may affect ability to use CC websites and apps.

Not a Substitute For Medical Advice

The contents of the CC website, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from CC’s licensors, and other material contained on the pacommunitycare.org websites (“Content”) are for informational purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on CC’s website.

CC disclaims any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, or other material which is or may become a part of the website. CC does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user. User is hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the website, user assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained in the website may be offensive and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately.

E-mail Disclaimer

CC will use reasonable means to protect the privacy of your health information sent by e-mail. However, because of the risks outlined below, CC cannot guarantee that e-mail communications will be confidential. Additionally, CC will not be liable in the event that you or anyone else inappropriately uses your e-mail. CC will not be liable for improper disclosure of your health information that is not caused by CC’s intentional misconduct.

E-mail Risks And Your Responsibility

At the discretion of CC, its staff, physicians and agents, and upon your agreement to the terms outlined herein, you may use e-mail to communicate with CC. These e-mails may contain your personal health information. If you decide to use e-mail to communicate with CC, you should be aware of the following risks and/or your responsibilities:

  • As the Internet is not secure or private, unauthorized people may be able to intercept, read and possibly modify e-mail you send or are sent by CC.

  • You must protect your e-mail account, password and computer against access by unauthorized people.

  • Since e-mail can be used to spread viruses, some which cause e-mail messages to be sent to people who you do not intend to send e-mail messages to, you should install and maintain virus protection software on your PC.

  • Since e-mails can be copied, printed and forwarded by people to whom you send e-mails, you should be careful regarding whom you send e-mails.

  • As your employer may claim ownership of, or the right to access, the e-mail account issued to you by your e-mail, you should avoid using an employer issued e-mail account to communicate with CC.

  • If you do provide an employer-issued email account to communicate with CC, you understand and agree that your employer may have the right to access to all email sent by CC to the account, and you provide permission to CC to send email, including billing statement availability emails, to the account.

Conditions For The Use Of E-mail

By consenting to the use of e-mail with CC, you agree that:

  • CC may forward e-mails as appropriate for diagnosis, treatment, reimbursement, billing, and other related reasons. As such, CC staff members, other than the recipient, may have access to e-mails that you send. Such access will only be to such persons who have a right to access your e-mail to provide services to you. Otherwise, CC will not, otherwise, forward e-mails to independent third parties without your prior written consent, except as authorized or required by law.

  • Although CC will try to read and respond promptly to your e-mails, CC staff may not read your e-mail immediately. Therefore, you should not use e-mail to communicate with CC if there is an emergency or where you require an answer in a short period of time.

  • If your e-mail requires or asks for a response, and you have not received a response within a reasonable time period, it is your responsibility to follow up directly with CC.

  • You should carefully consider the risk of using e-mail for the communication of sensitive medical information, such as, but not limited to, information regarding sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS/HIV, mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse.

  • You should carefully word your e-mail messages so the information provided clearly, yet briefly, describes the information you intend to convey. You should avoid writing long “chatty” e-mails.

  • You are responsible for correcting any unclear or incorrect information.

  • CC reserves the right to save your e-mail and include your e-mail or information contained within your e-mail in your medical record.

  • It is the patient’s responsibility to follow up and/or schedule an appointment if warranted or recommended by CC.

  • E-mails may not be the only form of communication that CC will use to communicate with you. Additionally, CC may decide that it is not in your best interest to continue to communicate with you by e-mail. In such case, CC will notify that it no longer intends to communicate with you by e-mail.

  • If you provide an email address to CC for communication, CC may use that email address to notify you when a new billing statement is available.

E-mail Instructions

  • You shall immediately inform those individuals with whom you communicate with at CC of changes in your e-mail address.

  • You shall send e-mails only to such CC e-mail addresses as instructed.

  • You shall put your name and such other information as is necessary for CC to identify you in the body of the e-mail.

  • You shall include the category of the communications in the e-mail’s subject line, for handling purposes (e.g., prescription, appointment, medical advice, billing question, etc.)

  • Prior to sending the e-mail, you shall review the e-mail to make sure it is clear and that all relevant or requested information is provided.

  • You consent to communicate by e-mail by sending an e-mail to all of the e-mail addresses (mailboxes) that you had previously communicated to.

You can unsubscribe from CC emails at any time.

Contact

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement, or the collection, retention, or management of any information on this website, please call the Privacy Office at 570-271-7360.

Text Disclaimer

If you choose to communicate with CC through text messages (SMS/MMS), CC will use reasonable means to protect the privacy of your health information sent by such messages. However, CC cannot guarantee that communication via texts will be confidential. Data transmission over cellular airwaves cannot be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Additionally, CC will not be liable in the event that you or anyone else inappropriately uses your device or accesses your text data. CC will not be liable for improper disclosure of your health information that is not caused by CC’s intentional misconduct.

Text Messaging Risks and Your Responsibility

At the discretion of CC, its staff, physicians, and agents (CC) and upon your agreement to the terms outlined, you may use text messages (SMS/MMS) to communicate with CC. These messages may contain your personal health information. If you decide to use text messages to communicate with CC, you should be aware of the following risks and your responsibilities:

  • You consent to communicate by text messages by opt-in to the mobile phone number you provided to CC.
  • CC does not have a separate charge for this service; however, message and data rates may apply from your mobile carrier. Subject to the terms and conditions of your mobile carrier, you may receive text messages sent to your mobile phone. CC does not warrant that your mobile carrier will enable your participation in this service.
  • By providing your consent to participate in this program, you approve any charges from your mobile carrier relating to text messages to or from CC. Charges for text messages may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance.
  • CC reserves the right to terminate this text service, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. The information in any message may be subject to certain time lags and/or delays. You are responsible for managing the types of texts you receive.
  • By enrolling in this subscription program, you consent that following such a request to unsubscribe, you will receive one (1) final message from CC confirming that you have been inactivated in our system. Following such confirmation message, no additional text messages will be sent unless you re-activate your subscription.
  • You must be 18 years old to be eligible to use the service. By opting-in to communicate with CC by text participate in a campaign text or member text you are representing that you are at least 18 years of age.

Text Messages (SMS/MMS) Privacy Statement

  • The provisions of the CC Website Privacy Statement above are hereby made applicable to communications to or from CC by text messages. Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like CC. We are based in the United States of America. Our principal activity is the delivery of health care services.
  • Our Privacy Statement covers the CC, its subsidiaries and any of its websites accessible via the primary websites listed below:

 

Organization Name: Caring Community Health Center
Address: 175 S Wilkes-Barre Blvd
City, Zip: Wilkes-Barre, 18702
State: PA
Country: USA


Primary websites: pacommunitycare.org

  • We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using our services.
  • We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated in the terms of use where the information is requested or collected.
  • If we wish to use your personal information for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose by indicating in a box at the point on the site where personal data is collected.
  • CC respects your right to privacy. You can view our privacy policy here.
  • Except as requested by you, we do not disclose your personal information to other organizations.