MDS will not sell, rent, or give away any of your personal information without your consent. It is our overriding privacy principle that any personal information you provide to us is just that: private. We do not presume that you are granting us permission to share your personal information with third parties wanting to sell you products or services that you have not requested. In order for us to provide some of the services we do we may on occasion need to provide information you supply us to external parties. When this is necessary we will provide you explicit notice and the ability to opt-out. MDS may need to purge information from its system from time to time, and does not promise to keep any information beyond what is required by applicable law or regulation.
INFORMATION DESIGNATED AS PUBLIC
As part of our service you may decide to provide information specifically to be shared with third parties. For example, you may allow us to build statistical reports based on what malicious visitors have visited your site or data. In cases such at these, we will try to make it clear whenever any information you provide us will be made public. Even when you give us permission to make certain information public, we will still protect the information designated private (such as your name, email address, and other information specifically tagged to your identity) from being disclosed.
MDS is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and through any MDS service. As visitors browse our website, or your sites if they are protected by MDS, we sometimes track them in order to provide a better service.
You may choose to enable MDS to place cookies on the browsers of your visitors to your MDS-protected sites. We do this to in order to track malicious visitors and reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users. If you would like, you can always opt-out of us placing cookies on your visitors’ browsers.
MDS may aggregate data we acquire about you and the visitors to MDS, your site, and data on MDS. For example, we may assemble data to determine how spiders crawl the Internet and whether they are engaged in malicious activity. If we assemble this sort of data and provide it to external parties, your personal information (such as your name, email address, and other information specifically tagged to your identity) will never be attached to or included in the aggregated data. Please note, public data you provide us, such as log files of your site’s visitors, may be included in the aggregate data, reports and statistics.
From time to time, MDS may notify you about an offer from one of our promotional partners via our website. While we may target particular types of users for these offers, we will do all of the targeting within our system. Our business partners will not have any access to the targeting information, including the names of the people who may be interested in a particular product or service. Until you affirmatively respond to a promotional offer, we will not reveal any identifying information about you to any of these partners.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The MDS website and the other websites contain links to the sites of third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these external sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy statements of other websites. We cannot guarantee that these third parties abide by the privacy principles outlined here.
It is possible that MDS may be required by court order to provide information contained on our website. MDS may also be required to provide information pursuant to law, applicable regulation, subpoena or other legal process. If we are ever required to provide information under these circumstances, we will, whenever possible, inform all users whose information we are compelled to reveal.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
We will always maintain the overriding principle that we will not sell, rent, or give away any personal information you share with us without your consent. We do not believe we will need to change that principle going forward. However, if we do need to change any other aspect of the policy, we will post changes on the website.
Section 26: MDS HIPPA Statement The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) sets forth privacy and security standards for any entity that uses or discloses protected health information. For information on HIPAA, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
For any business that treats patients/clients and is subject to HIPAA, compliance is an organization-wide obligation requiring procedural standards and business practices that protect the privacy and security of patient/client information. As part of these obligations, the business must ensure it only utilizes software that has adequate safeguards to protect patient/client information. MyDosimetrySchool’s web-based software incorporates such technological and procedural safeguards, as detailed below.
MyDosimetrySchool employs the following technological safeguards to facilitate your compliance with HIPAA: patient/client information is transferred using 256-bit SSL encryption; accounts require secure login with minimum password length enforcement; the production environment is protected by stand-alone firewalls with access limited to authorized personnel via encrypted channels; and offsite backups are made routinely and stored in an encrypted state.
MyDosimetrySchool also provides numerous settings and features—including user-specific login, multiple user access levels, and the ability to easily add and remove users—to facilitate procedural standards that enable you to maintain overall HIPAA compliance. Though, as with any technology, it’s incumbent upon you to properly incorporate MyDosimetrySchool into your educational practices and make your own assessment of your resulting overall HIPAA compliance, you can use MyDosimetrySchool’s MDS software to meet your online educational needs while meeting your HIPAA obligations.