Mélange Health Solutions is committed to protecting our website visitors and client’s privacy.
We feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via electronic /online sources.
What is "Private Information?"
Private Information means any information relating to an individual that identifies the individual or could reasonably be used to identify the individual regardless of the medium involved (e.g., paper, electronic, video, audio). Private Information also can constitute "protected health information" under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA").
Whose Private Information is covered?
What personal information we collect
Mélange may collect information about visitors to its website through various on-line forms that visitors voluntarily complete. Completion of these forms is entirely optional. If visitors supply any personally identifiable information to us on these forms (e.g. name/address/e-mail address), Mélange will not use this information to contact the visitors unless they have specifically stated that we may do so.
How we and our affiliates collect and use personal information
MelangeHS.com may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Mélange has no control over the privacy policies and practices of such third party sites, and if you have any concerns, you are urged to review the terms of those sites for more information about the policies applicable to those sites.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
Mélange uses the statistical information gathered about all of visitors to our website for internal statistical purposes, e.g., to track where users go on the Web site. This information is not linked to specifically identifiable individuals. This type of information will be used to aid Mélange in adding information to its website that will be useful for site visitors and that will improve the performance of our website.
We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns and related site information. These data reflect site-usage patterns gathered during visits to our website each month, but they do not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.
We do not collect and log the IP address of visitors to MelangeHS.com.
To subscribe to our announcements and press releases, site visitors must provide an e-mail address. Subscribers may elect to only provide an email address. The membership emails of the mailing lists are kept confidential, though this information is shared with our mail service providers for the purpose of list-management.
Contact Us Enquiry
Visitors may submit questions via MelangeHS.com. We do not share information from “Contact Us” enquiries.
Visitors may submit referrals via MelangeHS.com. We do not share information or sources of referrals. Referral information is kept strictly confidential and routed to the appropriate clinical department within the organization for review.
Electronic Health Records
The Mélange Electronic Health records System is password protected with data stored on a secured database and facility. We review our systems regularly to help ensure that the security and integrity of personal information in our possession is not compromised.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure and we do not assume any liability for any damage suffered that is caused by the interception, alteration, or misuse of information during transmission that is outside of our reasonable control.
Mélange also protects client information off-line. Only employees who need the information to perform a task are granted access to personally identifiable information. Mélange employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, all employees are trained on Mélange privacy and security practices. Finally, the vendors we use to store personally identifiable information maintain a secure environment behind locked doors, and only authorized individuals have access to the servers.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Legally Required Disclosure
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities to disclose your personal information.
This site is intended for adults age 18 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract people under the age of 18.
E-mail communications, newsletter and related services
MelangeHS.com provides visitors with the opportunity to receive communications from us. Visitors can sign up for a free email press release or newsletter. Recipients can unsubscribe from this service at any time.
Mélange takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. All client electronic information is protected behind a firewall.
Communication that you send to us via links on our site may be shared with an employee or clinician that is most able to address the enquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received. Once we have responded to the communication, it is discarded.
Email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It's possible that e-mail communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to Mélange. To keep communications private, do not use email.
Telephone/Mobile Phone and Voicemail
Telephone/Mobile Phone and Voicemail do not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. Mélange voice and data communications services vendors may route communications via a variety of technical infrastructures to include wire, cellular, internet, cable and/or satellite communications technology. It's possible that data and telecommunication vendor systems may be accessed while in transit to Mélange. To keep communications strictly secure and private, do not use Telephone/Mobile Phone and Voicemail.
All of the content our Website is for information purposes only and in no way creates any clinical relationship between the visitor and Mélange; you should seek appropriate medical, psychiatric, or professional advice when necessary.
Accuracy of Website
While we make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all material on the Website is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
Although materials offered on the Mélange website is designed to offer timely and accurate information with respect to the subject matter covered and to be current as of the time it was written, research and knowledge about medical and mental health issues is constantly evolving. Material is not intended to be, and should not be considered, a substitute for medical or other professional advice. Website visitors should consult a medical doctor, licensed mental health professional or other appropriate health care professional and should not independently follow any treatment regimens or other recommendations from material present on the website.
As permitted by law, we may change our policy by posting a revised policy on this site.
If you have a complaint or problem, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may email us by clicking the "Contact us" link or you may write to Mélange’s security and privacy officer at: Privacy Officer
Mélange Health Solutions
145 Scaleybark Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209-2608