The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Please consult your health care provider before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. Disc Centers of America does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information mentioned on the site. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Reliance on any information provided by Disc Centers of America, Disc Centers of America employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Disc Centers of America, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site 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.
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Section 1. Use Restrictions.
The contents posted by the Company on this Site, such as text, graphics, images and other material (“Materials”), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Company or the copyright owner. The Company authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Materials on the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copy you make of the Materials. You may not sell or modify the Materials or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Materials on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence.
You may not, without the Company’s permission, “mirror” any Materials contained in this Site or any other server. Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) using the Site for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of the Site; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing;”; (f) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; or (g) forging communications on behalf of the Company or to the Site. Sending unsolicited and unauthorized e-mail on behalf of Company, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, is expressly prohibited. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
You agree not to use any device, software or routine or data to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents provided by Company or generally publicly available browsers.
The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site or any portion thereof at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice, or any notice.
Section 2. Company’s Liability.
The Materials may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Materials or about the results to be obtained from using the Site and the Materials. Your use of the Site and the Materials is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Site and may be made at any time without prior notice.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE OR THAT THIS SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL GOODS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE SITE AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
Section 3. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE, DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSION OR DATA, ANY SUBMISSIONS BY USERS, OR ANY DATA OR MATERIAL FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Section 4. Privacy and Protection of Personal Information.
Section 5. User Submissions.
The Company does not claim ownership of any material, information or idea a user provides to the Company (including feedback and suggestions), or post, upload, input or submit (“Posting”) to this Site by any means (“Submissions”). Any Submission, however, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may disseminated or used by the Company or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to the company by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
To protect your privacy, you should not submit any information that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address) regarding your personal situation, as the Company cannot protect the confidentiality of your personal health care information in such circumstances.
Please note that posts to Site forums and blogs are viewable by the public and discoverable by search engines. When using our forums and blogs, some of your personally identifiable information (only if provided provided by you) such as your first or last name, might be displayed, making your information no longer private. Please bear this in mind when creating a user name and when posting using a first and/or last name. Furthermore, the opinions and comments of users do not represent the opinions of Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois. Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois does not screen or assume liability for any of the user-generated content on the website. In some instances, opinions and comments may contain information about treatments or uses of prescription drugs that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois does not endorse or encourage the use of non-FDA approved products, services or treatment.
Section 6. No Agency.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer‑employee or franchiser‑franchisee relationship is intended or created between you and Company or its officers, directors, employees, agents under this Agreement or otherwise. Your use of this Site does not constitute a business relationship or association between parties and is not to be construed as such. Likewise, the information contained on this site is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Section 7. Indemnity.
Section 8. Export Control.
The United States controls the export of products and information. You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re export the Materials to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Materials, you are agreeing that you are not located in a country where such export is prohibited or are a person or entity to which such export is prohibited. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re export of the Materials.
Section 9. Links to Other Sites.
The Site may contain links to third party web sites (“Linked Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Company of such Linked Site, or any association with its operations. The Company is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such Linked Sites. The Company is not responsible for any transmission received from any Linked Site, nor is the Company responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. If you decide to access a Linked Site, you do so at your own risk.
Section 10. General.
This Site is based in the Illinois, United States of America. The Company makes no claims the Materials are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Site and/or the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisis committed to protecting your privacy. It is important for you to understand that it is not mandatory for you to provide your personally identifiable information or personal healthcare information and other possible information about you to use or visit www.stemcelllasercenter.com.
During your visit to our website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.
To protect your privacy, you should not submit any information that contains personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information (like name, phone number, email address) regarding your personal situation, as the Company cannot protect the confidentiality of your personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information in such circumstances. Any personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information submitted is done so at your own risk.
Certain health and medical information about you is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and applicable state law. This information may be provided by you online or offline, or may be collected by us from other methods such as through a health care provider. We protect covered health and medical information as we may be required by HIPAA and applicable state law. Similarly, we may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and applicable state law.
To read more about our privacy practices regarding health and medical information under HIPAA, please read below. In the event of any conflict between our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and this Website Privacy Statement, the terms of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices shall control.
We will not collect your personally identifiable information unless it has been clearly provided by you. If you decide to sign up to any tools (newsletters, alerts, participate in games, polls, sweepstakes or other activities, participate in forums or blogs, etc), you will need to provide your personally identifiable information to us along with your clear consent for us to use it.
As we do not control third party websites to which we provide links, the collection and use of your personally identifiable information by such websites shall be subject to the policies and procedures of those third party websites Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisdoes not sell, rent, release or trade personal customer information to outside parties. Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois reserves the right to disclose information if necessary to comply with any legal proceedings.
Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois would we do not sell or distribute healthcare information, but may utilize anonymously submitted health data you give voluntarily for surveys, research projects or data collection.
Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois
Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW CERTAIN MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. To the extent we request and obtain any personal healthcare information (“PHI”) about your medical history and current health that may be protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and applicable state law, this Notice of Privacy Practices explains how that information may be used and shared with others. It also explains your privacy rights regarding this information.
Under HIPAA, certain parties that obtain PHI entities are required by law to abide by the terms of this Notice, to make sure that information that identifies you is kept private, and to provide this Notice of our legal duties and practices with respect to PHI about you. We are also required to notify you in the event there is a breach of your health information.
Uses and Disclosures of your Health Information We may use PHI to carry out treatment, payment and health care operations.
Treatment is the provision, coordination or management of health care. For example, we may use and disclose your information to consult with a third party or to refer you to other health care providers.
Payment includes the activities necessary to obtain reimbursement for the provision of health care. For example, we may need to give your health plan information about treatment you received so your health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the treatment.
Health care operations include the activities necessary for Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisto run its business operations. For example, we may use your information to review treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff.
We may use or disclose your health information:
When required by federal, state, or local law.
To support public health activities by reporting as required or authorized by state or federal law. These reports may include the reporting of exposure to a communicable disease or risk of spreading a disease or condition.
To cooperate with law enforcement officials for certain law enforcement purposes as directed by a court order, warrant, criminal subpoena, or other lawful process.
To report abuse or neglect.
To support health oversight activities that are authorized by law, such as administrative or criminal investigations, inspections, licensure or disciplinary actions and other similar activities necessary for appropriate oversight of government benefit programs or functions.
When required by a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining a cause of death or other duties as required by law.
When necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of a person or the public and the disclosure is to a person reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, as consistent with applicable law and standards.
For judicial or administrative proceedings, in response to a valid court order, administrative order, a grand jury subpoena, or with your written consent.
For research purposes, with your written authorization or as permitted by law.
To business associates to perform functions on Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois’s behalf, if the business associate has signed an agreement to protect the confidentiality of the information.
We may disclose your health information to a family member, other relatives, or a close friend or any other person you identify if the information relates to that person’s involvement in your health care if you consent to such a disclosure. If you are unable to agree or object to the use or disclosure, we may disclose such information as necessary if we determine that it is in your best interest.
We May Use or Disclose Your Health Information for Other Purposes
Only With Your Authorization Your written authorization to use and disclose your health information is required in order for us to:
Use and disclose psychotherapy notes containing your health information (to the extent we hold any).
Send marketing communications to you. If we will receive payment for making a marketing communication, we will state this in the authorization.
Receive payment in exchange for your health information.
In addition to the above situations, any other uses and disclosures of your health information not described elsewhere in this Notice will be made only with your prior written authorization.
Patient Rights Inspect and obtain a copy of your health information. You have a right to inspect and obtain a copy of your health information that is used to make decisions about your care for as long as Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoismaintains the information. You may request an electronic copy of this health information that we maintain electronically. This right does not apply to certain health information, including information compiled in reasonable anticipation of or for litigation. Requests for access to health information should be made in writing to the Stem Cell & Laser Center of IllinoisPrivacy Office. You may also ask us to provide a copy of this health information to another person. In that case, your written request must be signed by you, must clearly identify the person to whom you want us to send the copy of your health information, and must state where the copy is to be sent. If access is denied, you will be provided with a written explanation that sets forth the basis for the denial, a description of how you may review those rights and a description of how you may complain.
Request an amendment. You have the right to request that Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisamend your health information if it is incorrect or incomplete. Requests for amendment of information should be made in writing to Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois, Privacy Office, and you must provide a reason that supports your request to have the information changed. Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoismay deny your request for an amendment if the request is not in writing and submitted to the Privacy Office. In addition, we may deny your request if you ask us to amend information that: (a) was not created by Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois(unless the person or entity that created the information is no longer available to make the amendment); (b) is not part of the medical information kept by Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois; (c) is not part of the information you would be permitted to inspect and copy; or (d) is accurate and complete.
Receive an accounting of disclosures. At your request, Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoiswill provide you with an accounting of disclosures by Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisof your health information during the six years prior to the date of your request. However, such accounting will not include certain disclosures, such as those made: 1) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations; 2) directly to you or your personal representatives; or 3) based on your written authorization. If you request more than one accounting within a 12-month period, Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoiswill charge a reasonable, cost-based fee for each subsequent accounting. Requests for a request of an accounting of disclosures should be made in writing to Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois, Privacy Office.
Request communications by alternative means or at alternative locations. You may request, and we will accommodate, any reasonable written request for you to receive PHI by alternative means of communication or at alternative locations. You must request confidential communications in writing.
Request a general restriction. A general restriction is one that restricts or limits our use or disclosure of your health information. To request a general restriction, you must identify in this request: (i) what particular information you would like to limit, (ii) whether you want to limit use, disclosure, or both, and (iii) to whom you want the limits to apply. We will consider your request but are not required to agree. We have the right to terminate the restriction if: (i) you agree orally or in writing to terminate the restriction, or (ii) if we inform you of the termination, which becomes effective only for your health information created or received after we inform you of the termination.
Request a plan restriction. A plan restriction is one that meets the following three conditions: (a) it is to restrict disclosure of your health information to a health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations; (b) the health information relates solely to a health care item or service for which you, or someone on your behalf, has paid us in full; and (c) the disclosure is not otherwise required by law. If you wish to request a plan restriction, you must do so separately for each service visit, and must make your request at the Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisbefore your visit. Otherwise Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoiswill automatically submit the claim to your health plan on record, if any, for payment. We will not agree to a plan restriction unless we have first received payment in full for the item or service. We will also not agree to a plan restriction if by law we are required to submit your health information to the plan. If we do agree to a restriction, we will not apply the restriction in the event of an emergency.
Obtain a copy of this Notice. To obtain a paper copy of this notice, contact the Stem Cell & Laser Center of IllinoisPrivacy Office.
Exercise right through a personal representative. You may exercise your rights through a personal representative as permitted or required by applicable law. Your personal representative may be required to produce evidence of authority to act on your behalf before that person will be given access to your information or allowed to take any action for you.
Complaints. If you desire further information about your privacy rights, are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, or disagree with a decision that we made about access to PHI, you may contact our Privacy Officer. You may reach our Privacy Officer at the contact information provided below. You may also file written complaints with the relevant local, state, national, or international privacy agency. We will not retaliate against you if you file a complaint with us or any governmental agency.
Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois Duties
This Notice is effective beginning January 1, 2019. However, Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisreserves the right to change its privacy practices and this Notice, and to apply the changes to any health information received or maintained by Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinoisprior to the date of the changes. If the terms of this Notice are changed, a revised version will be available upon request and will be posted in a clear and prominent location. You may access the notice by visiting our website at: www.stemcelllasercenter.com.
Complaints, Questions, and Requests
You may direct your questions about this Notice or privacy practices, requests regarding your information, or other privacy or confidentiality concerns to:
Stem Cell & Laser Center of Illinois