Mira Dx may revise or modify these terms and conditions from time to time. Such changes, revisions or modifications shall be effective immediately upon notice to you, which may be given by any means, including, without limitation, posting on the Mira Dx website.
Mira Dx may also offer other services from time to time that are governed by other contractual terms. In such cases those terms will be posted on the relevant service(s) to which they apply.
No Medical or Legal Advice
You acknowledge that Mira Dx is providing material for informational purposes only and not engaged in rendering medical or legal advice via the website, and any information provided is not intended to be a substitute for consulting an attorney or obtaining professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Mira Dx does not directly or indirectly practice medicine, render medical advice, or dispense medical services via our website or services. Nothing contained in our website should be intended to be a medical diagnosis or treatment. Mira Dx strongly urges that you consult with a qualified health care provider in connection with any and all questions regarding personal health or medical conditions.
You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, attempt to circumvent any security or authentication measures, probe, scan or test the vulnerabilities of our or website or services. You shall not introduce, transmit, or otherwise make available any virus, worm, spyware, or other computer code, file or program intended to damage, overburden, or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of the website or related Mira Dx services.
Use of Services
By using this site, you agree that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise violates any applicable law, regulation, or the rights of an individual or entity. You shall not send or transmit to or through this website any unlawful, defamatory, threatening, or otherwise objectionable material. You shall not use this website to access or disclose personally identifiable information or collect information about the users of this website. You shall not attempt to copy, decompile, or reverse engineer any of our website code or services.
You must exercise caution, good sense and sound judgment in using this Website. You are responsible for any material and information you transmit to us through the Website (or through email). You agree, represent and warrant that any content you transmit to is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such content.
By using this website, you accept that the information, products, and services provided herein solely on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Mira Dx makes no express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within this website, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Mira Dx or its agents, affiliates, partners, or licensors be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss related to the use of our websites, whether in an action of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, or other tortious action arising out of or in connection with the use of the materials contained on this website.
Notice of Privacy Practices
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.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF NOTICE: April 7, 2014
Mira Dx, Inc ( “Mira Dx”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal health information, laboratory test orders, and laboratory test results.
I. Our responsibilities
Mira Dx is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to keep your personal health information (“Protected Health Information”) confidential. This Notice that describes our legal duties, privacy practices, and explains your patient privacy rights. When we use or disclose your Protected Health Information, we are required to abide by the terms of this Notice.
II. What is protected health information
Protected Health Information is your demographic information, medical history, laboratory results, insurance information and other health information that is collected, generated, used, and communicated by Mira Dx to produce laboratory testing results and bill for our testing services. Examples of Protected Health Information include your name, date of birth, medical record number, social security number, insurance beneficiary number, and cancer marker results.
III. How We Use or Disclose Your Health Information
Your Protected Health Information may be used and disclosed for treatment, payment, healthcare operations and other purposes permitted or required by law. Mira Dx may use and disclose your Protected Health Information for the following purposes:
Mira Dx provides laboratory testing for physicians and other healthcare professionals, and we use your information in our testing process. For example, we disclose your health information to your physician and authorized healthcare professionals involved in your care who order tests or need access to your cancer results for treatment purposes.
We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to obtain payment for the healthcare services we provide. For example, we may use and disclose your information to send a bill to your insurance company or health plan to receive payment for the services provided to you.
We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information for activities necessary to support our healthcare operations. For example, we may use your Protected Health Information to monitor the quality of our testing services, establish reference ranges for our tests, and review the competence and qualifications of our laboratory professionals.
Persons involved in your Care or Payment for your Care
We may disclose your Protected Health Information to a person involved in your care or payment for your care, such as a family member, relative, or close friend, unless you object or ask us not to.
We may disclose Protected Health Information about you to your authorized personal representative, such as a lawyer, administrator, executor or other authorized person responsible you or your estate.
Communications about Products and Services
We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information to contact you about other Mira Dx products and services which we believe may be of interest to you. Any use, disclosure, or sale of Protected Health Information to third parties for marketing purposes requires your written authorization.
We may disclose your Protected Health Information to other companies or individuals, known as “Business Associates,” who provide services to us. For example, we may use a company to perform billing services on our behalf. Our Business Associates are required to protect the privacy and security of your Protected Health Information and notify us of any improper disclosure of information.
We may disclose your Protected Health Information to the police or other law enforcement officials as required by law or in compliance with a court order, warrant, subpoena, summons, or other legal process for locating a suspect, fugitive, witness, missing person, or victim of a crime.
As Required by Law
We must disclose your Protected Health Information when required to do so by any applicable federal, state or local law.
We may disclose Protected Health Information for research purposes. All research projects at Mira Dx are subject to review by a committee responsible for ensuring the protection of individual research subjects, appropriate patient authorization, and an adequate plan to safeguard Protect Health Information. In preparation for research, we may review limited Protected Health Information to draft research protocols, to identify prospective research participants, or for similar purposes provided the information is not removed from our premises.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings
Under certain circumstances, we may disclose your Protected Health Information in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding in response to a court order, subpoena, or other lawful process.
Threats to Health and Safety
We may disclose Protected Health Information to prevent or reduce the risk of a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of an individual or the general public.
Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Violence
If required or authorized by law, we may disclose Protected Health Information to a government agency, such as social services or a protective services agency, if we reasonably believe that an individual adult or child is the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
As permitted by HIPAA, we may also disclose your PHI to:
Public Health Authorities
The Food and Drug Administration
Health Oversight Agencies
Military Command Authorities
National Security and Intelligence Organizations
Organ and Tissue Donation Organizations
Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors
Workers Compensation Agents
ALL OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
We will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing your Protected Health Information for any purpose not described above. You may revoke your authorization, in writing, at any time, except for disclosures that the company has already acted upon.
IV. Your Patient Rights
You have the following rights with respect to your Protected Health Information. To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Privacy Office using the contact information provided at the end of this Notice.
ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
You, or your authorized or designated personal representative, have the right to inspect and copy the Protected Health Information maintained by us. For example, you may receive copies of your Mira Dx test results by sending us a request in writing. We may deny your request under certain circumstances and you may request that a denial be reviewed.
RESTRICTIONS ON USES AND DISCLOSURES
You have the right to request restrictions on our use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information. While we will consider all requests for additional restrictions carefully, we are not required to agree to a requested restriction except for Payment or Operations restrictions where payment has been made “out-of-pocket” and paid-in-full. If we do agree to a requested restriction, we will notify you in writing.
You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your Protected Health Information by alternative means or to an alternative address. Your request must be in writing and must specify the alternative means or location. We will accommodate reasonable requests for confidential communications.
CORRECT OR UPDATE INFORMATION
If you believe the Protected Health Information we maintain about you contains an error, you may request that we correct or update your information. Your request must be in writing and must explain why the information should be corrected or updated. We may deny your request under certain circumstances (such as if we determine your information is accurate). If we deny your request we will provide a written explanation.
ACCOUNTING OF DISCLOSURES
You may request a list, or accounting, of certain disclosures of your Protected Health Information made by us or our business associates for purposes other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities. The request must be in writing and the list will include disclosures made within the prior six years.
V. Information breach notification
We are required to notify you following the discovery a breach of unsecured Protected Health Information, unless there is a demonstration, based on a risk assessment, that there is a “low probability” that the Protected Health Information has been compromised.
VI. Questions and Complaints
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices or would like a more detailed explanation about your privacy rights, please contact our Privacy Office using the contact information below.
If you believe that we may have violated your privacy rights, you may submit a complaint to our Privacy Office. You also may submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to file your complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon request.
Mira Dx will not take retaliatory action against you and you will not be penalized in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
VII. Changes to our notice of privacy practices
We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law.
We will promptly post any changes to this Notice on our website at www.MiraDx.com. Please review this website periodically to ensure that you are aware of any updates.
VIII. Contact information
When communicating with us regarding this Notice, our privacy practices, or your privacy rights, please contact the Privacy Office using the following contact information:
Mira Dx, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Officer
300 George Street, 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511