Please Read Carefully Before Using This Site or Services: By accessing or using this website and its services, you agree to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. If you disagree with any part of these terms, please do not use our website or services. Your use of this site and its services indicates your acceptance of these terms and all applicable guidelines mentioned herein or elsewhere on this website.
Ownership and Operation: The following website is owned and operated by Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, LLC:
Website Address: WWW.SPECTRUMTHERAPEUTICSOLUTIONS.COM
Terms and Conditions of Website Access:
Access to Website and Services
Subject to this Agreement, Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions may offer content, products, and services as detailed on the website. These services are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the services at our discretion, including availability of any service features. We may also impose limits on certain services or restrict your access to parts or the entire website without prior notice or liability.
You are responsible for all activities conducted through your access to the website and use of the services. Any fraudulent, abusive, illegal, or unauthorized use may result in termination of your access to the website or services. If you are an individual user, you confirm that you are at least 13 years of age. Users under 18 must use the website and services under the supervision of a parent or guardian. You must also ensure that you are legally permitted to use the website and services and take full responsibility for your access and use. This Agreement is not applicable where prohibited by law, and the right to access the website is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Equipment and Compatibility
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining any necessary equipment or services needed to access the website or use the services, including modems, hardware, software, and internet service. You must ensure that your equipment is compatible with our website and services. Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions is not liable for any service interruption or performance issues arising from compatibility problems.
Registration and Security
To use certain services, you may need to register on the website and select a username and password (“User ID”). You must provide accurate, complete, and current registration information. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of this Agreement and may lead to account termination. You may not use a User ID that impersonates another person or one that infringes on the rights of others. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a User ID at our discretion. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Website Content Usage
The content on our website, including but not limited to text, graphics, articles, photographs, logos, and audio and video clips (collectively referred to as “Content”), is protected under Canadian and international copyright, patent, and trademark laws. Users must respect all copyright notices and restrictions pertaining to any accessed content.
The website content is a collective work or compilation under copyright laws. You may not copy, modify, distribute, or exploit the Content, in whole or in part, for any purposes other than personal, non-commercial use, without Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions’ written consent or as permitted by this agreement or elsewhere on our website.
The trademarks and logos displayed on our site are protected under trademark laws. You are prohibited from using these marks without written permission from us or the respective trademark owners. Unauthorized use of any website content may lead to copyright infringement and other legal consequences. We will enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
Restrictions on Website Use
You agree not to use automated systems like robots or crawlers to index, harvest personal information, disrupt the website, or engage in unauthorized activities like spamming. Actions that impose an undue burden on our website or network infrastructure are prohibited.
Access to the website should be legitimate, without resorting to hacking or password mining. You are also prohibited from testing the website’s vulnerability or trying to access other users’ information.
For permissions related to the use of website content or any inquiries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unauthorized access to any part of the website, our servers, or any network connected to our website is strictly prohibited.
Disclaimer: Non-Medical Advice
“Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions” provides services that are not intended to be, and should not be understood as, the provision or practice of medical, nursing, or professional healthcare advice or services in any jurisdiction. The services and content of “Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions” are for educational purposes only. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of your physician or another qualified health care provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before starting any new treatment. Reliance on any information provided by “Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions”, its employees, or others appearing on our platform is solely at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
“Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions” and its agents assume no responsibility for any consequence related directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the content, services, or other material on our platform. While we strive to keep the content accurate, complete, and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the content.
“Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions” does not have a special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to our platform; what content you access through it; the effects the content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content; or what actions you may take as a result of being exposed to the content. You release us from all liability for having acquired or not acquired content through the platform. We make no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through our platform and will not be responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of such content. We assume no responsibility for any damages to your computer equipment or other property due to your access to or use of our platform, or from downloading any content from it.
The Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions website, its services, and content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so this limitation might not apply to you. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions or through our website, constitutes any warranty not explicitly stated in this policy.
Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions has not reviewed all websites linked to our website and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or other linked websites. Linking to off-site pages or other websites is done at your own risk. These links are provided solely for your convenience.
As a user, you agree to indemnify, defend (at our request), and hold harmless Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, along with our parents, subsidiaries, licensors, suppliers, affiliates, officers, directors, managers, shareholders, members, and employees from any claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees arising from your access to our website, use of our services, violation of this Agreement, or infringement by you or others using your account, of any intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. In such a case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.
Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, reliance, special, consequential, exemplary, or consequential damages of any kind, under any theory of liability, including but not limited to breach of contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise. This exclusion also applies to any claims for personal injury or wrongful death, except where prohibited by law. Our aggregate liability for any losses or injuries arising from any act or omission shall not exceed one hundred Canadian dollars ($100.00). Any claims in connection with your use of our website or services must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action.
Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions reserves the right to terminate or suspend the services and your access to the website at any time, with or without notice. This may occur immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any terms or conditions of this Agreement. Provisions of this Agreement that should naturally survive termination will continue to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and indemnification provisions.
The Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions website is managed from our offices in the State of California. Access to our website from other regions is done at the user’s risk, and they are responsible for compliance with local laws, including those pertaining to the online transmission of technical data, if applicable.
Unless otherwise required by applicable law, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, disregarding its choice of law principles.
Jurisdiction for Disputes
Any disputes or claims arising from this Agreement fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Los Angeles County, California. Users consent to this jurisdiction and venue.
Severability and Modification
If any part of this Agreement is deemed illegal or unenforceable, it will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving its intent. If modification isn’t possible, it will be excluded, leaving the rest of the Agreement intact. Alternatively, Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions may choose to terminate the Agreement.
A waiver of any part of this Agreement or any breach thereof, by either party, on one occasion, does not waive other parts or subsequent breaches.
Users may not transfer their rights or obligations under this Agreement. Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions reserves the right to assign this Agreement to any entity at its discretion.
This Agreement is binding on and benefits both parties, including their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and permitted assigns.
No Waiver of Rights
Failure to enforce any part of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of our rights under this Agreement.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, nothing in this Agreement limits or waives Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions’ extra-contractual rights or remedies to protect its rights or property under Canadian law, international treaties, or intellectual property laws of any country where the website or services are used.
Notification of Changes
Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, amend, or update this Agreement at any time. Such changes will be communicated either through a notice on our Website or by sending you a notification via email. It is your responsibility to regularly review these updates and become familiar with any changes. We recommend checking our Website frequently to see the most recent modifications to this Agreement. Your continued use of the Website or our Services following such notifications will be deemed as your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Should you have any inquiries or concerns regarding Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, this Agreement, or the Website, please feel free to reach out to us through the designated contact channels. It’s important to note that any communication via email or through the Internet between us will be regarded with the same legal significance as a written document.
37 Wentworth St.
Unit 104, Dartmouth NS B2Y 2S9
Phone: +1-(902) 932 2395
HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
This document outlines the practices Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions (“Spectrum,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) adhere to in handling medical information as required by law. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal health information (“PHI”) and to inform you about our legal obligations and privacy practices related to the use and protection of your PHI. We adhere to the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) and reserve the right to modify the terms as necessary. Changes will be effectively communicated by posting the updated notice on our website, available in our office, or upon request by mail addressed to: Privacy Officer, Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, [Office Address].
RECORD ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT
We maintain records of the healthcare services provided to you. You have the right to access and request a copy of your health records. A reasonable, cost-based fee may be charged for copying. You can also request amendments to your record. In some instances, we may deny your request but will provide a written explanation within 60 days. Disclosure of your records to others will only occur if you direct us or as permitted or required by law. For more information or to access your records, contact Spectrum’s Privacy Officer at the aforementioned address.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
Personal Data Collection
Your Personal Information is collected when you voluntarily request information from us or provide information through our website. This includes details such as your name, email, phone number, and mailing address.
We will use and disclose your health information only upon receiving your written authorization, except in situations permitted or required by federal privacy laws. This includes, but is not limited to, restrictions on using or disclosing psychotherapy notes, selling your health information, or using your health information for certain types of marketing communications which are not permitted under federal law. Once authorized, we cannot ensure the recipient’s obligation to protect or refrain from further disclosing your information. You can revoke your authorization at any time in writing, with the understanding that it does not affect any prior actions we have taken with your initial consent. Instructions for revoking authorization can be found in the “Exercising Your Rights” section of our policy.
Uses and Disclosures for Treatment at Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions
At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, we utilize your Protected Health Information (PHI) to provide you with personalized treatment and other related services. This includes, but is not limited to, employing your information in our service delivery, consulting with specialists about your healthcare needs, and suggesting alternative treatments, therapies, healthcare providers, or care settings. Additionally, we might share your PHI with other providers who are involved in your treatment.
Uses and Disclosures for Payment Purposes
For payment purposes, your PHI is essential. At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, we use and disclose this information as needed to bill and secure payment for our services. This process may involve forwarding information about the services you receive to your insurance company to arrange payment, or using your information to generate bills directed to you or the person responsible for your payment.
Uses and Disclosures for Health Care Operations
We engage in various health care operations at Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions that necessitate the use and disclosure of your PHI. These operations include internal administration, planning, and activities aimed at enhancing the quality and cost-effectiveness of the care we provide. For instance, we use PHI to assess the quality and competence of our healthcare professionals and services. We may also share PHI with our performance improvement team to address any complaints and ensure your satisfaction with our services.
Disclosures to Family and Friends Involved In Your Care
With your consent, we may occasionally disclose your PHI to designated family members, friends, and others involved in your care or the payment for your care. This facilitates their participation in your care or payment responsibilities. In situations where you are unavailable, incapacitated, or in an emergency medical situation, and we deem a limited disclosure to be in your best interest, we may share limited PHI with such individuals without your prior approval.
Business Associates and Third-Party Relations
At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, certain aspects of our services are conducted through contracts with external entities or organizations, such as auditing, accreditation, vendors, legal services, etc. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to share your PHI with one or more of these external parties who assist us in our healthcare operations. We always require these business associates to maintain strict confidentiality and safeguard the privacy of your PHI.
Other Uses and Disclosures.
At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, we respect the confidentiality of your Personal Health Information (PHI) and are committed to protecting it. We adhere to all legal requirements and make certain disclosures of your PHI without your consent or authorization only as permitted or required by law. For more information, please visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.
- Legal Requirements: We may use and disclose your PHI when required by any applicable federal, state, or local law.
- Public Health Activities: Your PHI may be released for essential public health activities, such as disease reporting, injury, birth and death records, and public health investigations as required.
- Child Abuse or Neglect: If we suspect child abuse or neglect, we may disclose your PHI as legally mandated.
- Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence: We may disclose your PHI if we believe you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, as required by law.
- FDA Requirements: Your PHI may be released to the Food and Drug Administration to report adverse events, product defects, or participate in product recalls, if necessary.
- Workers Compensation Laws: We may disclose your PHI to comply with workers compensation laws or similar programs.
- Government Oversight: We may disclose your PHI to a government oversight agency for audits, investigations, or legal proceedings, as required by law.
- Legal Proceedings: If ordered by a court or administrative subpoena, we may release your PHI.
- Law Enforcement: We may disclose your PHI to law enforcement officials as legally required to report wounds, injuries, and crimes.
- Coroners and Funeral Directors: We may disclose your PHI to coroners and/or funeral directors as required by law.
- Organ and Tissue Donation: If necessary, we may release your PHI for organ or tissue donation arrangements or transplants.
- Research: Your PHI may be used for certain research purposes when approved by an institutional review board that ensures privacy protection.
- Threat to Health or Safety: In limited instances, we may disclose your PHI if we suspect a serious threat to health or safety.
- Military and National Security: We may disclose your PHI for military purposes or national security reasons if you are a member of the armed forces.
- Workers’ Compensation Agencies: Your PHI may be released for your workers’ compensation benefit determination, as necessary.
Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions: Your Privacy Rights
Access to Your Protected Health Information (PHI):
At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, you are entitled to access and obtain copies of most of the PHI we hold on your behalf. To exercise this right, please submit a written request signed by you or your authorized representative. In cases where your PHI is stored electronically, you have the option to receive an electronic copy. We will impose a reasonable, cost-based fee for this service, in compliance with HIPAA and relevant state laws.
Amendments to Your PHI:
You are allowed to request written amendments or corrections to your PHI that we maintain. While not all amendment requests may be fulfilled, we ensure that each request is given thorough consideration. To be evaluated, amendment requests must be written, signed by you or your representative, and include reasons for the amendment/correction. Upon making any amendments or corrections at your request, we may also inform other associated parties who have the unamended record, if such notification is deemed necessary.
Accounting for Disclosures of Your PHI:
Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions provides you the right to receive a detailed accounting of certain disclosures we have made of your PHI. These requests must also be made in writing and signed by you or your representative. The first accounting provided in any 12-month period is complimentary; subsequent requests within the same period will incur a reasonable, cost-based fee.
Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of PHI:
You have the right to request restrictions on specific uses and disclosures of your PHI, particularly for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. While we are not obliged to agree to all restriction requests, we strive to accommodate reasonable ones. We reserve the right to end an agreed-to restriction if necessary, and will notify you if such a termination occurs. You may also cancel any agreed-to restriction in writing or verbally. Notably, we are obligated to comply with requests to restrict disclosures of your PHI to a health plan if the disclosure is for payment or healthcare operations, is not legally required, and pertains solely to a healthcare service for which you or someone other than the health plan has paid in full.
At Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions, you can request to receive confidential communications by alternative means or at different locations. To make or modify such a request, please submit it in writing. We are committed to accommodating reasonable requests for confidential communications.
Secure Retention and Disposal of Your PHI:
We ensure the secure management of your PHI, adhering to applicable laws and regulations during collection, usage, and disclosure. Your PHI will be retained as per legal and regulatory requirements and then disposed of securely.
Notification of Breach:
In the unfortunate event of a breach involving your PHI, Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions will provide you with a detailed notification, including the steps we have taken in response and advice on how you can mitigate potential harm from the breach.