Health Care Partners of South Carolina Privacy Policy

  • Disclaimer
    Health Care Partners is committed to protecting your privacy and uses technology that gives you a safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to the Health Care Partners' website (www.hcpsc.com) ("Website") and governs data collection and usage. By using the Health Care Partners' Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Health Care Partners' Website is a service that is intended to provide useful information for patients, consumers, donors and other interested. While it is Health Care Partners intent to always present accurate information, Health Care Partners makes no warranties regarding the correctness of the information provided on the Website and does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Health Care Partners accepts no liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on any of the information provided on the Website. By proceeding to use the Website, each user expressly waives any and all rights of action that he or she may have against Health Care Partners out of use and/or reliance on the information contained on and within the Website.
  • Collection of your Personal Information
    Health Care Partners will not solicit personal information from you as you browse the Website, though you may provide the information voluntarily. (Personal information or personally identifiable information is data that is unique to an individual, such as name, e-mail address, home/work address, telephone number, social security number, and date of birth.) If you do elect to provide personal information to us, only those who are authorized to access that information are permitted to do so by Health Care Partners. If you have personal or confidential information to relay to Health Care Partners and have concerns about the security of your e-mail, please contact us at the following telephone number 843.248.4700.

    At certain places on the Website, live links to other Web sites or advertisements can be accessed. Health Care Partners is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Health Care Partners encourages you to review the privacy statements of the web sites you choose to link to from Health Care Partners so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Health Care Partners does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Web sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located at such external Web sites.
  • Use of your Personal Information
    If you voluntarily choose to submit personal information by completing the forms contained on the Website, Health Care Partners may collect and use that personal information to update the personal information it maintains about you prior to your appointment. If you voluntarily choose to submit personal information to HCP, the permissible use and disclosure of that information by HCP is described in the Health Care Partners' Notice of Privacy Practices. You can get a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices by clicking here : HIPAA Policy. If you would like a copy of Health Care Partners' Notice of Privacy Practices sent to you by mail, you may contact us at 843.248.4700.

    If you voluntarily choose to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, Health Care Partners may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services, change of hours, other miscellaneous information describing health-related products or services that are provided by or available from Health Care Partners and its affiliates. Additionally, if you have voluntarily chosen to submit personally identifiable information through the Website Health Care Partners may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. If you do elect to provide personally identifiable information to us, Health Care Partners will not sell, rent, lease, license or transmit that information to third parties unless you authorize (in writing) Health Care Partners to do so. However, Health Care Partners Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law. In addition, Health Care Partners may share data (including personally identifiable information you have voluntarily agreed to provide to us) with its trusted partners to help us perform treatment of you as well as our health care operations.

    Children: Parents or guardians can provide registration information for children under 13 years of age and must provide the e-mail address of the parent or guardian. We then send an e-mail message to that parent or guardian, confirming their submission of their child’s information. If confirmation is not received in a timely manner, we delete all information about that child from our system as quickly as possible. No information collected from patients under the age of 13 is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.
  • Internet Cookies
    We may place Internet cookies on visitor’s computer hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individuals, such as their name, user-name and the pages they visit on our Site. When a visitor with one of our cookies on his or her computer revisits our Site, we are able to recognize that computer and tailor our Site to be more helpful and efficient for that visitor. Also, cookies help us to provide streamlined services, and to document our transactions with visitors to this Site. You may have software on your computer that will allow you to decline or deactivate Internet cookies, but if you do so, some features of this Site may not work properly for you.
  • Security of your Personal Information
    Health Care Partners secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Health Care Partners secures the personally identifiable information you have voluntarily agreed to provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When your personal information passes between your Internet browser and the Health Care Partners' servers, that information is protected through the use of encryption, which is the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
  • Advertising Policy
    We may from time to time have advertisements on Health Care Partners Website. We believe it is important for you to be able to distinguish advertisements from health information. For this reason, advertisements and sponsorships are clearly identified as being separate from our consumer health information. If you click on an advertisement, you will be leaving Health Care Partners Website and entering the advertiser's site. Be aware that Health Care Partners has no control over the practices of other Web sites. Your computer may receive cookies from other sites and you will not be protected by Health Care Partners' Website Privacy Statement. These sites may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. Health Care Partners Web Site does not share personally identifiable visitor information with its advertising services. Health Care Partners Web Site may share anonymous aggregated statistical information about uses of this Website.
  • Changes to this Statement
    This Privacy Statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. Health Care Partners reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. From time to time Health Care Partners will update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Health Care Partners encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Health Care Partners is protecting your information.
  • Contact Information
    Health Care Partners welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Health Care Partners has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Health Care Partners at info@hcpsc.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly investigate whether Health Care Partners has not adhered to the terms of this Statement, and if that is the case, to promptly remedy the non-compliance.