Last Updated: April 6, 2023
Our team at GutChek Inc. (“GutChek,” company”, “us”, “our”, and “we”) understand that transparency is vital to building any healthy relationship. We thank you for entrusting us with information that is important to you, and we want to be open about how we use it.
GutChek collects certain demographic, health, and health-related information about Users for our Healthcare Providers as part of providing our Services that may be “protected health information” or “PHI” and governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
This information is collected when:
Providing administrative, operational, and other services to a Health Care Provider that is a “Covered Entity” (as defined by HIPAA)
Received from a Health Care Provider when acting as a “Business Associate” (as defined in HIPAA) of the Health Care Provider
HIPAA provides protections for the privacy and security of PHI. Please read the Notice of Privacy Practices of your Healthcare Provider to understand how your PHI can be used and disclosed.
HIPAA does not apply to Personal Data (defined below) that is not PHI. Personal data that a User provides to GutChek when GutChek is not acting as a Business Associate is not PHI. This includes when creating an account, searching for Healthcare Providers, reviews, device IP address, or web analytics by browsing our website.
Any information that identifies you including name, date of birth, profile picture, addresses, phone number, email address, device IP information, fax number will be referred to as “Personal Information” for the purposes of this Policy.
When you use our Services, GutChek may collect and use the following types of information about you. Below, we describe categories of Personal information that we collect, examples, source, and with whom Personal Information is shared for business purposes.
In order to allow you to use our Services, we may be required to verify your identity. To do so we may, directly or through third parties, use information you provide to verify information against third party databases or through other sources. We may also use your information to verify your identity in the event you contact us for assistance with our Services.