THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.

LRADAC is committed to protecting the confidentiality of information about you as a LRADAC patient. Protecting the confidentiality of your information, also known as protected health information (PHI), is specifically required by Federal law and regulations, including the Federal confidentiality provisions for alcohol and substance abuse records (42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2), the general Federal privacy and security law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (42 U.S.C. § 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 and 164), and State privacy laws. For instance, LRADAC is prohibited, with very few exceptions, from informing anyone outside of the program that you are attending the program or disclosing any information that identifies you as an alcohol or drug abuser.

LRADAC is required by law to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices and to abide by its terms. A violation of the applicable laws or regulations may be a crime. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices at any time. Any new Notice of Privacy Practices will be effective for all PHI that we maintain at that time. We will make available a revised Notice of Privacy Practices by posting a copy on our website www.lradac.org, sending a copy to you in the mail upon request or providing one to you upon request.

LRADAC is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to LRADAC Web site and governs data collection and usage. Other uses and disclosures will be made only with the individual’s written authorization and that the individual may revoke such authorization as provided by § 164.508(b)(5). By using the LRADAC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Our Commitment to Privacy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

Website Tracking

LRADAC utilizes cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

Links to Other Sites

Throughout our Web pages, we may provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. LRADAC takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their policies regarding privacy. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of August 1, 2015. From time to time, it may be necessary for LRADAC to change this privacy policy. If we change our policy, we will post the revised version here; therefore we suggest that you check here periodically for the most up-to-date version of our privacy policy. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Questions about our Policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at: LRADAC, 2711 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203, 803-726-9300

Accessibility

This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact Kim Larick (klarick@lradac.org) with the subject “Accessibility Suggestions”.