Privacy Policies

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

Effective Date: February 2, 2015

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.

Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (BMGL) has specific duties regarding your medical information. We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you.

This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information.

We are required by law to:

  • Maintain the privacy of your medical information and take reasonable steps to protect medical information that identifies you from unauthorized disclosure
  • Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you
  • Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect
  • Notify you following a breach of your unsecured medical information
How BMGL May Use And Disclose Your Health Information

For Treatment: BMGL may provide medical test information about you to your personal physician. We may disclose medical information about you to the appropriate doctors, nurses and health care personnel whom you have authorized.

For Payment: BMGL may use and disclose medical information about you so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company, or a third party. For example, we may send a claim to an insurance company that identifies you and the procedures you received from us. Your diagnosis may also be disclosed.

For Health Care Operations: BMGL may use and disclose medical information about you for operational reasons.
These uses and disclosures are necessary for us to make sure that all of our patients receive quality care. For example, we may use medical information to assess the quality of our services and to evaluate the performance of our staff.

As Required By Law: BMGL will disclose medical information about you when required to do so by federal, state, or local law. Special situations that would fall under this category include but are not limited to:

  • Public health risks
  • Court orders, including lawsuits and disputes in which you are involved
  • Law enforcement duties

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety: We may use and disclose medical information about you when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Any disclosure, however, would only be to someone able to help prevent the threat.

Organ and Tissue Donation: If you are an organ donor, we may release medical information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation.

Victims of Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to a government authority if we reasonably believe you are a victim of abuse or neglect. We will only disclose this type of information to the extent required by law, if you agree to the disclosure, or if the disclosure is allowed by law and we believe it is necessary to prevent serious harm to you or someone else or the law enforcement or public official that is to receive the report represents that it is necessary and will not be used against you. In such cases, we will promptly inform you that a report has been or will be made unless there is reason to believe that providing this information will place you in serious harm.

Government Functions: BMGL may disclose your health information to protect public officials as directed by law or as required by military command authorities.

Workers’ Compensation: BMGL may release medical information about you for workers’ compensation or similar programs.

Decedents: BMGL may release medical information to a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director as necessary to carry out their duties.

Health Oversight Activities: BMGL may disclose medical information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These oversight activities may include audits, investigations, inspections, licensure and disciplinary actions.

Research: BMGL may disclose your medical information to researchers when their research has been approved by an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your information.

Other Uses Of Medical Information

Other uses and disclosures of medical information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written permission. We must obtain your written permission for any use or disclosure of psychotherapy notes (to the extent BMGL acquires psychotherapy notes), the use or disclosure of your medical information for marketing purposes, disclosures that constitute the sale of your medical information, and other uses and disclosures not described in this notice. If BMGL sends fundraising communications to you, we must inform you of this intent and your right to opt out of receiving such communications. If you provide us permission to use or disclose medical information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing your medical information. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provided to you.

Your Rights Regarding Medical Information About You

You have the following rights regarding medical information we maintain about you:

Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the medical information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment, or health operations. Except as described in this section, we are not required to agree to your request. We must agree to your request if the disclosure has been made to a health plan for the purpose of payment or health care operations and the disclosure relates to an expense for which you have paid out of pocket. We are required to notify you if we fail to approve a restriction request. To request restrictions, you must send a written request to our Corporate Compliance Officer at the address listed below.

Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location.

Right to Inspect and Copy: You have the right to inspect and copy medical information contained in our medical and billing records for as long as we maintain the information. To read or copy your medical information, you must send a written request to our Corporate Compliance Officer at the address listed below. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge you a fee for the costs of the copying, mailing, or other supplies that are necessary to grant your request.

Right to Amend: If you feel that medical information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information.

Right to Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request a list of the disclosures we have made of medical information about you.

Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice: We will provide a paper copy of this notice upon request.

We Reserve The Right To Change This Notice

We reserve the right change to terms of this notice and to make the revised notice effective for medical information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of the current notice on our website at www.BMGL.com and will provide you with a copy of the revised notice upon request.

Complaints

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the BMGL Corporate Compliance Officer or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact:

Corporate Compliance Officer
2450 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021
1.800.411.4363 Toll Free

NOTICE OF ONLINE PRIVACY PRACTICES

Effective Date: October, 2021

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to baylorgenetics.com, and Baylor Genetics and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Baylor Genetics include baylorgenetics.com. The Baylor Genetics website is a Commercial Genetic Testing site. By using the Baylor Genetics website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered, Baylor Genetics may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  • Job Title

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Baylor Genetics collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

Baylor Genetics may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Baylor Genetics and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Baylor Genetics does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Baylor Genetics may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Baylor Genetics, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Baylor Genetics may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Baylor Genetics or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Baylor Genetics; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Baylor Genetics, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Baylor Genetics may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Baylor Genetics, in order to determine what Baylor Genetics services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Baylor Genetics to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Baylor Genetics. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Baylor Genetics website.

Use of Cookies

The Baylor Genetics website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Baylor Genetics pages, or register with Baylor Genetics site or services, a cookie helps Baylor Genetics to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Baylor Genetics website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Baylor Genetics features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Baylor Genetics services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Baylor Genetics secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Baylor Genetics uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

    • Delete your personal information from our records; and
    • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

    • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
    • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
    • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
    • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
    • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
    • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
    • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
    • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
    • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Baylor Genetics does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Baylor Genetics may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Baylor Genetics or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Baylor Genetics, you may opt out of such communications by Clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of our emails.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

Baylor Genetics reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Baylor Genetics welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Baylor Genetics has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Baylor Genetics at:

Baylor Genetics
2450 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, Texas 77021

Email Address: help@baylorgenetics.com
Telephone number:
1.800.411.4363

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