Olympus Managed Health Care is very sensitive to privacy issues. We respect your right to privacy and feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via the Internet. Additionally, our online and offline business practices are in compliance with the privacy requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
PROTECTING YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
We have taken precautionary measures to make all information received from our online visitors as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. We do not sell or share your information to companies outside of our Olympus Managed Health Care organization.
However, it may be necessary for us to provide your information to contracted external partners in order to respond to your inquiries and to provide you with services on our behalf. They may only use the information provided for the specified use and project.
YOUR ONLINE PREFERENCES
Olympus Managed Health Care uses “cookie” technology to obtain usage information from our online visitors. You may disable your cookie information by adjusting your browser preferences on your personal computer at any time. Keep in mind that cookies do not identify a specific user and are not used to collect any personal information.
• Track resources and data accessed on the site per visitor
• Record general site statistics and activity
• Assist users experiencing Web site problems
YOUR DATA IS SAFE
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
ONLINE COMMUNICATION PRACTICES
General Email Communications
You should also know that unless otherwise noted, the email functionality on our site does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed inappropriately by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use email.
We may send email communications to you related to general health benefits, Web site updates, health conditions and general health topics.
Other Online Communications
Olympus Managed Health Care sends electronic surveys and newsletters on a periodic basis to various individuals and organizations. To opt-out of the electronic newsletter you’re receiving, click on the opt-out button associated with the specific communication.
On October 6, 2015, the European Union Court of Justice (ECU) ruled that the EU Commission’s Safe Harbor program, which permitted the transfer of customer data between the EU and the United States, was invalid.
The European Commission has been working on Safe Harbor 2.0 and has suggested some alternatives that U.S. companies can use in the absence of Safe Harbor, namely, standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules. Fortunately, Olympus’ privacy policies confirm our commitments to provide the necessary protections, and we also happily include contractual protections in our agreements. If you have any concerns, we have a standard contractual clauses document designed to satisfy the EU’s Data Protection Directive, which we can execute with any client that has concerns about this matter. In the meantime, we will continue to ensure that we have proper safeguards in place to protect the data that is under our care, and we will monitor any developments concerning this issue.