Privacy Policy


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Privacy Policy

In compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) this notice describes how health  information  about you (as a patient of Marina Lifestyle Medicine) may be  used and disclosed, and how you can get access to  your individually  identifiable health information.

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.


We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);

Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;

Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, requesting information by using a web form, email notifications and/or newsletters; and any other information that you choose to send to us;

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We may share your information with another third party outside of our organization, if necessary to fulfill your request (e.g. to ship an order) or to facilitate our organization in managing our website. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, or new products or services.


You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

See what data we have about you, if any.

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall-protected) servers.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, customer service or consultation) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


We may accept orders and, if we do, we request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (e.g. name and shipping address) and financial information (e.g. credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.


This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

This website uses Google remarketing to advertise online using text or image ads on the Google Display Network. Remarketing is a feature that lets us reach people who have previously visited our site, and show them relevant ads when they visit other sites on the Google Display Network.

For websites using remarketing, a third-party DoubleClick cookie is used to enable remarketing for products like AdWords on the Google Display Network. When someone visits our website, a few lines of code will drop an anonymous browser cookie. This cookie is a small file that stores information. The cookie will store the site visit, but does not store any sensitive information, such as visitor name, address or any other piece of information that might personally identify the visitor. The cookie will be enabled for a set period of time, such as 30 or 60 days, at which time, the cookie. 

We may use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise across the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network, in Google Search Results, and on other web sites, including others owned by Google.

AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the  website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser.

This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device.

The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

If you do not wish to see ads from  you can opt out in several ways:

Opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.

Opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.


We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.

We may also:

Use an outside shipping company to ship orders,

Use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

Partner with another party to provide specific services. We will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.


The following categories describe unique scenarios in which  we may use or disclose your identifiable health information:     

Public Health Risks. Our practice  may disclose your PHI to  public health authorities that are authorized by law  to collect  information for the purpose of:         

maintaining vital records such as births and deaths

reporting child abuse or neglect

preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability

notifying a person regarding potential exposure to a  communicable disease

notifying a person regarding a potential risk for spreading  or contracting a disease or condition

reporting reactions to drugs or problems with products or  devices

notifying individuals if a product or device they may be  using has been recalled

notifying appropriate government agency(ies) and  authority(ies) regarding the potential abuse or neglect of an adult  patient  (including domestic violence); however, we will only disclose  this information  if the patient agrees or we are required or authorized  by law to disclose this  information notifying your employer under limited circumstances related  primarily to workplace injury or illness or medical surveillance

Health Oversight Activities. Our  practice may disclose your  PHI to a health oversight agency for activities  authorized by law.  Oversight activities can include, for example,  investigations,  inspections, audits, surveys, licensure and disciplinary  actions,  civil, administrative and criminal procedures or actions, or other   activities necessary for the government to monitor government programs,   compliance with civil rights laws and the health care system in  general.

Lawsuits and Similar Proceedings.  Our practice may use and  disclose your PHI in response to a court or  administrative order, if  you are involved in a lawsuit or similar proceeding.  We also may  disclose your PHI in response to a discovery request, subpoena, or   other lawful process by another party involved in the dispute, but only  if we  have made an effort to inform you of the request or to obtain an  order  protecting the information the party has requested.

Law Enforcement. We may release PHI  if asked to do so by a law enforcement official:         

  • Regarding a crime victim in certain situations, if we are  unable to obtain the person’s agreement
  • Concerning a death we believe has resulted from criminal  conduct
  • Regarding criminal conduct at our offices
  • In response to a warrant, summons, court order, subpoena or  similar legal process
  • To identify or locate a suspect, material witness, fugitive  or missing person
  • In an emergency, to report a crime including the  location or  victim(s) of the crime, or the description, identity or  location of the  perpetrator

Deceased Patients. Our practice may  release PHI to a  medical examiner or coroner to identify a deceased individual  or to  identify the cause of death. If necessary, we also may release   information in order for funeral directors to perform their jobs.

Organ and Tissue Donation. Our  practice may release your  PHI to organizations that handle organ, eye or tissue  procurement or  transplantation, including organ donation banks, as necessary to   facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation if you are an  organ  donor.

Serious Threats to Health or Safety.  Our practice may use  and disclose your PHI when necessary to reduce or prevent  a serious  threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another   individual or the public. Under these circumstances, we will only make   disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat.

Military. Our practice may disclose  your PHI if you are a  member of U.S. or foreign military forces (including  veterans) and if  required by the appropriate authorities.

National Security. Our practice may disclose your PHI to   federal officials for intelligence and national security activities  authorized  by law. We also may disclose your PHI to federal officials  in order to protect  the President, other officials or foreign heads of  state, or to conduct  investigations.

Inmates. Our practice may disclose your PHI to correctional   institutions or law enforcement officials if you are an inmate or under  the  custody of a law enforcement official. Disclosure for these  purposes would be  necessary: (a) for the institution to provide health  care services to you, (b)  for the safety and security of the  institution, and/or (c) to protect your  health and safety or the health  and safety of other individuals.

Workers’ Compensation. Our practice may release your PHI for  workers’ compensation and similar programs.

To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Electronic communication

If you sign up for one or more of our newsletters, you may receive email communications from us. We may send you email, contact you, or engage you in other communication mediums that relates to your use of the Website and Services. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive email communications about the Website or our newsletters, please use the “UNSUBSCRIBE” link at the bottom of our email.

Social Media

We may engage with you on third party social media sites like Facebook, Instagram if you engage with us. By doing so, you “opt in” to sharing your content with us. Be aware that such content (PII, images, captions, and comments, etc.) that you submit (upload, post, comment, share, “like”, etc.) to third party social media sites (including any of our message boards or tweets) is publicly visible, not private and cannot be considered private PII. To manage social media notifications you receive, correct or delete your PII, or adjust your privacy settings, access the profile section of your social media accounts and follow the directions there. To learn more about social media privacy settings, follow these links:





Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

Effective:February, 2021

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via the email address or phone number given on our website.

For more information, contact us online or simply call the office at 501-204-3111.