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Privacy Policy for Text Messaging Services - Dr. Linda Young, DNP

At the office of Dr. Linda Young, DNP, we understand the importance of maintaining the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect the information we obtain from you through our text messaging services. By opting into our text messaging services, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Collect

We may collect personal and health-related information through our text messaging services, including but not limited to:

  • Your name and contact information (such as your phone number).
  • Health information relevant to your primary care and treatment.
  • Appointment details, reminders, and follow-up information.

2. Use of Information

The information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you regarding your health care, including appointment reminders, health monitoring, and follow-up care.
  • To provide personalized care and treatment.
  • To improve the quality of our healthcare services.

3. Disclosure of Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Our security practices include:

  • To healthcare providers and staff involved in your care.
  • As required by law, such as in response to a subpoena or other legal processes.
  • In emergency situations where disclosure is necessary to prevent serious harm to your health or safety or to the health or safety of others.

4. Security Measures

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:

  • Encrypting text messages to safeguard your information from unauthorized access.
  • Limiting access to personal information to authorized healthcare providers and staff.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating our security practices to enhance privacy protections.

5. Your Choices and Rights

You have the following choices and rights regarding your personal information:

  • You may opt-out of our text messaging services at any time by following the opt-out instructions in our messages or by contacting our office directly.
  • You have the right to access and request corrections to your personal information held by us.

6. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website and updating the effective date at the top of this policy.