Privacy & HIPAA

Last revised Aug 11, 2017

Privacy Statement & HIPAA Disclosures

Overview. This Privacy Statement (this “Statement”) describes what information Apex EDI Inc. (“Apex”) collects through a visitor’s use of its website (www.apexedi.com) (the “Apex Site”) and how that information is protected and used. This Statement does not apply to information collected through any other means, including information collected by third parties or through non-electronic or offline means.

Apex operates under the following privacy principles:

  • A visitor may voluntarily supply its name, e-mail address or other similar information collected and stored under its name.
  • Personal Information about an individual contained within electronic health transactions, reports and other summaries derived from electronic health transactions, or within administrative information necessary to conduct electronic health transactions, that can be used to identify or contact that individual will be protected by Apex as “Individually Identifiable Health Information” in accordance with the requirements and definitions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) of 1996 (Public Law 104-191) and any implementing regulations.

Registration
The Apex Site may require visitors to register to access specific portions of the Apex Site. Registration may include the collection of Personal Information.

IP Addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to a computer for accessing the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Apex collects IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, report aggregate information to sponsors and advertisers, and to conduct site analysis. If a visitor requests pages from the Apex Site, the Apex servers enter the visitor’s IP address into a log. Apex will use IP addresses to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with Apex terms of service, and to identify visitors who threaten its service, site, or customers.

Cookies; Beacons; Do Not Track Signals
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to by law, if the third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Payment Processing and Electronic Health Transactions
Some Apex Site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate a payment processing or electronic health transactions. Apex will obtain the user’s explicit permission to transfer this data to the third party to facilitate this transaction as part of the transaction processing service agreement voluntarily entered into with Apex. The Apex Site uses third-party payment processors to handle payment transactions. Payments processed by these third parties will also be subject to their privacy statements.

Apex may store this information to verify the transaction for customer service and accounting reasons and may use this information to help personalize the experience on the Apex Site. Apex may also share this information with other third parties on an aggregate basis, but on in a de-identified manner.

Apex will maintain and protect “Individually Identifiable Health Information” that it receives in connection with electronic health transactions in accordance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (Public Law 104-191).

Use of Information Outside Your Country of Residence
The Apex Site is directed to users located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to use the Apex Site or provide your information to us, you should be aware that we may transfer your information to the United States and process it there. The privacy laws in the United States may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Your consent to this Statement followed by your submission of information to us through or in connection with the Apex Site represents your agreement to the transfer of your information to the United States.

External Links
In order to provide visitors with greater value, Apex may provide links to various third party web sites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between Apex and that destination site, APEX EXERCISES NO AUTHORITY OVER LINKED SITES, EACH OF WHICH MAINTAINS INDEPENDENT PRIVACY AND DATA COLLECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. APEX ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THESE INDEPENDENT METHODS OR ACTIONS AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INDEPENDENT POLICIES OR PROCEDURES OF DESTINATION SITES. SIMILARLY, APEX CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRIVACY INITIATIVES OR THE CONTENT OF SUCH WEB SITES. THESE DESTINATION LINKS ARE PROVIDED ONLY FOR CONVENIENCE, AND AS SUCH, THEY ARE ACCESSED AT THE USER’S OWN RISK. However, Apex wishes to protect the integrity of the Apex Site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Apex Site or any sites accessed through Apex links would be appreciated.

Security
Apex takes reasonable and appropriate precaution to help prevent the unauthorized access of Personal Information that collects through its Services. Only authorized Apex employees, agents or independent contractors are permitted to access Personal Information. Those who violate the Privacy Statement are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Apex employs reasonable and appropriate security measures designed to safeguard online transactions. It is Apex’s policy that Personal Information is encrypted when sent via Internet channels.

In the event the law requires Apex to inform you of any unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, we may choose to notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone.
Despite these security measures, APEX DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROTECTED AGAINST LOSS, MISUSE OR ALTERATION BY THIRD PARTIES.

Privacy Statement Changes
Apex may change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to its Apex Site. The use of the Site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Statement and the continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Statement. If the user does not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement or any revised statement, then they should exit the Site immediately.

Contacting the Apex Site
If there are any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Apex Site, or the interaction with this Apex Site, please contact:

Apex EDI
476 N 1500 West, Orem, UT 84057
(800) 840-9152
privacy@apexedi.com