BSS maintains a strong commitment to protect the data of our clients and their patients, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards to safeguard that data.
Who We Are
BSS is a leader in software solutions for health care providers. Pursuant to the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), BSS clients are Covered Entities, and BSS is considered a Business Associate of our clients. HIPAA mandates strict control of any personally identifiable information of patients who utilize the services of Covered Entities. Therefore, and as required by Federal law, BSS enters into a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with all of our clients for which BSS will have access to PHI, an agreement which mandates strict protection for patient information received from the Covered Entity. BSS does not provide any direct services to or receive any information directly from patients.
Information We Collect
Pursuant to the Business Associate Agreement in place with each and every client for which BSS has access to PHI, BSS has legal permission to access certain Covered Entity client data, including some data relating to patients. All patients who provide information to a Covered Entity have given legal permission for that information to be shared with the Covered Entity’s Business Associates like BSS. All of the information collected by BSS from our clients is information that BSS has legal authority to access, use, and store. BSS will only access or store any data essential to fulfill the requirements of our duties with and to our clients.
How We Use Client Information
In order to provide the various services identified in the client’s Business Associate Agreement, BSS may retain and utilize client or patient personal data collected from our products, whether in the course of maintaining those products’ functionality or through further development of those or similar products. Such data may be shared with our partners or the other vendors whom we use to facilitate the functionality of our products. Any data shared with our partners or vendors is subject to the terms of the Business Associate Agreement, which requires strenuous data protection procedures. We do not share client data with any other affiliates or use client or patient personal data for any purposes beyond those specifically called for under the Business Associate Agreement.
How We Protect Client Information
BSS remains committed to keeping the data provided by clients secure, and we will take all reasonable and required precautions to protect client and patient personal data from loss, misuse, or alteration.
Vendors, contractors, and business associates of BSS who have access to client information, including patient personal data, are bound by the same standards as BSS, as required by federal and state laws.
How We May Share Client Data
BSS will not share, trade, or sell client data, including personal data of clients’ patients, to be used by any business except for the purposes stated within the client’s Business Associate Agreement. Additionally, aggregated and statistical patient data of a client may be shared with that client in a manner that does not identify patients personally. All such data sharing is pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Business Associate Agreement entered into between BSS and our client.
Pursuant to that Business Associate Agreement, BSS may share client or patient personal data with any person or company that acquires BSS’s business or any portion of the BSS business to which client or patient personal data relates. BSS will ensure that any person or company to which client data (including patient personal data) is transferred agrees to abide by the same privacy obligations as BSS.
BSS also reserves the right to share client or patient personal data to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by Federal or State law. We may also share client data in responding to requests from law enforcement officials, government bodies, or judicial authorities to address matters of personal or public safety, national security, litigation, investigations (including data security incident investigations), and other legal matters where the data is pertinent.
How to Review or Change Client Information
It is our goal to ensure that any information BSS receives from our clients is entirely accurate. Clients have a right to correct information provided to BSS pursuant to the Business Associate Agreement. At any time, the authorized contact of a client can contact us via the email address or phone number provided on our website, in order to do any of the following:
- Learn what data we have from the client, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about the client or client’s patients.
- Have us delete any data we have about client.
- Express any concern about our use of client’s data.
BSS can be contacted directly about any aspect of this Policy at email@example.com.
Website Privacy Statement
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the website of Byte Sized Solutions: https://www.bytesizedsolutions.com/. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What information we collect;
- With whom it is shared;
- How it can be corrected;
- How it is secured;
- How policy changes will be communicated; and
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to respond to your inquiry.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Sometimes we partner with other healthcare related companies to provide specific products or services. When our clients sign up for our services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. We do not collect sensitive information (such as billing information) using this website.
This web site may contain 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.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Notification of Changes
Website Content Issues
We at Byte Sized Solutions strive for quality and accuracy. Should you have a concern with any of the content of our website, including any content which is potentially inaccurate, defamatory, infringing or troublesome, we ask that you please contact us. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.