Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Privacy policy

Boston Medical Center (BMC) Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Website Privacy Policy

By continuing to use this website, you are acknowledging and agreeing to all of the terms of use and conditions outlined within this policy. Please read this policy carefully.

This Boston Medical Center (BMC) website is dedicated to training and assistance for professionals involved in Office Based Addiction Treatment programs, and is intended for use by health care and social services providers. Patients, their family members or personal caregivers should refer to BMC's main website for information and assistance in contacting an appropriate health care practitioner.

BMC will not intentionally share the contents of any electronic communications with a third-party entity. BMC cannot provide assurances that the contents of your electronic communications through this site will remain secure from access by third-parties, due to the nature of electronic communications. BMC assumes no responsibility for loss, theft, or use of the information if improperly obtained from this website.

THIS INTERNET WEBSITE IS NOT SECURE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND ADVISE YOU NOT TO PROVIDE ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION OVER THE INTERNET. BMC WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO YOU OVER THE INTERNET EITHER. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO SO, IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Information Collection and Use

BMC Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance obtains information voluntarily from healthcare and social work providers on this website to provide information about programs, events, and schedule trainings and technical assistance. BMC will take reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of all information obtained through this website. Any information collected voluntarily from our website visitors will be used to develop or improve our programs and services. It will not be sold to any third-party marketing companies.

In order to provide you with timely, efficient service in a cost effective manner, information you provide to BMC may be transferred to the appropriate BMC department or authorized staff member so he or she can deliver the information you requested.

E-mail

BMC Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance Website collects email addresses voluntarily submitted by our online visitors. Those email addresses are stored within various email distribution lists so BMC can periodically send out newsletters, brochures, and surveys. At any time, you may request to opt-out of receiving the communications listed above by emailing us or deleting your user profile.

DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR EMAIL FOR REQUESTS OF MEDICAL ADVICE, TREATMENT OR EMERGENCY SERVICES. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER.

Forms

The following online forms for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals to request information are located within this BMC Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance website:

You should not submit any personal information about your or another person's health condition or medical treatment. If you submit personal information please be advised that the personal information will not be secure and may be accessed by others outside of BMC.

Forms will be secured using 128bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is the industry standard protocol for protecting and securing online transactions and exchanges of confidential information.

Third-Party Website Links

Where appropriate, relevant Internet links are provided to other websites. BMC is not responsible for the privacy practices, availability, accuracy, or content of any site not owned or operated by BMC. These links are provided to our online visitors as a convenient way to access helpful resources. A link to another website does not imply an endorsement. Links to external sites will be evaluated periodically for appropriateness and can be removed at any time. We encourage online visitors to read the privacy statements of any third-party sites they may visit.

Logging, Tracking, and Monitoring

Online visitors utilizing this site may do so anonymously. The BMC Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance website uses Google Analytics via JavaScript to determine the number of times a page on our website has been accessed. The website does not set or access cookies stored within your computer. You can still use this website if you turn the cookies option off in your web browser. The following pieces of information are collected during a session to aggregate usage statistics, and to improve website functionality:

Phishing Scam Awareness

Phishing is a technique used by online thieves to try to get you to disclose your personal information under false pretenses. Phishing scams begin with email messages that appear to come from popular websites or sites that you trust. These messages may include logos similar to your bank or credit card company's logos. If you get an email message asking for personal information, do not reply or click on the link in the message.

BMC will never request an online visitor to provide personal health or financial information by email. Please notify the BMC Privacy Officer at 617.638.7224 immediately if you receive an email claiming to be from BMC requesting personal health or financial information.

Additional tips and resources about protecting yourself online can be found within the AARP Cyber Safety Handbook (PDF) or the OnGuardOnline (http://www.onguardonline.gov) website. The handbook also has a number of useful tips regarding shopping safely on the Internet, handling junk email and protecting your computer.

Policy Modifications

BMC reserves the right to change this policy at any time, without advance notice. Please review this policy periodically to keep informed of any changes or updates. Any dispute arising out of the use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Indemnification

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU ARE USING THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR ON THIS WEBSITE OR THE BEHAVIOR OF PERSONS UNDER YOUR CONTROL SUCH AS MINOR CHILDREN. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, STAFF, BUSINESS PARTNERS, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS TO THE SERVICE FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY AND INDIRECT DAMAGES), AND REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE.

Copyright and Trademark

All content on this site is the exclusive property of Boston Medical Center unless noted otherwise and is protected by copyright laws. Boston Medical Center's service marks include, but are not limited to, "BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER", the Boston Medical Center logo, "Exceptional Care Without Exception" and "Exceptional Care. Without Exception." The trademarks, service marks, and logos of other organizations used on this site are the property of their respective owners. Online visitors may print or download information from this site for personal, non-commercial use only. The contents of this website may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of BMC. Requests can be sent to the BMC Marketing Department.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512 (the DMCA) Boston Medical Center (BMC) is registered as a Service Provider with the United States Copyright Office. Notifications of copyright infringement claims occurring within the BMC network should be reported to the BMC Marketing Department.

Any such notice must be in writing, and must include the following information as required by the DMCA: