Boyce and Bynum Pathology Laboratories (BBPL) is committed to protecting the privacy and personal health information of every person, patient and client who visits this Web site. We want you to feel comfortable visiting our Web site and using our services. As part of BBPL's effort to protect personal information, this privacy policy has been created to inform site visitors of our standards and to ensure the security and confidentiality of patient and client information. BBPL takes this responsibility very seriously.

This Privacy Policy describes what personal information we collect online, how we protect personal information, and how we use personal information.

What personal information we collect

For the general public, BBPL collects information that identifies patients and clients online only when such information is voluntarily provided. For example, as a patient, when you choose to update your insurance information or pay your bill online, you will be prompted to provide personal information. BBPL limits the collection of personal information to what is necessary to provide the services requested.

Registered physicians log in and access an area of the BBPL Web site that is available only to registered users in good standing. This area is private and secure and logging in requires a personal user ID and active password.

How we protect personal information

It is BBPL's policy to protect personal information against any unauthorized access or relese. Each time an order is entered or personal information is provided, such is encrypted using 128 big encryption. BBPL uses the services of VeriSign to verify and assist in our security measures. All provided information may be accessed only by BBPL employees who maintain password and job related access rights. In order to provide better service, BBPL may use a "cookie" to keep your current online session open.

How we use personal information

Personal information is used only to provide requested BBPL services.

Links

BBPL strives to provide useful information and services to our site visitors. Featured areas contained within the BBPL Web site may link users to third party sites. BBPL does not control and is not responsible for the privacy policies of any third party sites. If you link to a third party site, we encourage you to consult the privacy policy of each site.