Privacy policy and its owner NJ Sports Medicine LLC is committed to user privacy and has in place strict data security policies and measures that ensure users control access to their information.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996 to guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of health information and improve the operations of health care systems by permitting disclosure needed for patient care and other important purposes. You can find the federal guidelines here:

Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification provisions, has two primary areas of regulation: (1.) the standardization of health-care related electronic transactions; and (2.) the implementation of controls to protect an individual's health information. Title II is not one set of regulations, but multiple regulations, some of which are not yet finalized. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the U.S. health care system.

The Administrative Simplification standards adopted by Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to the following entities: a health care provider that conducts certain transactions in electronic form, a health care clearinghouse, or a health plan. (GTMSP) was designed to support the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA while enabling athletes and health care providers to use the service from any computer with Internet access. This service allows athletes and healthcare providers to store and share private health information saving all involved parties time and money.

GTMSP is not a health care provider, a health care clearinghouse, or a health plan. GTMSP is an electronic form used by health care providers. By law, you are required to sign and review your physician's HIPAA policies prior to any visit with your physician.

GTMSP may occasionally provide links to other websites owned and/or operated by third parties. GTMSP shall not be responsible for the operation of such other sites, including such other site's privacy practices or lack thereof. When visiting any such third party site you should review the privacy statements/policies of each site which you end up visiting through your use GTMSP. Some of these third-party websites will be covered by federal and state health privacy laws and those laws will govern how they may use and share your information.

Access to records and disclosure of information:

You are in control of your information.

  1. You control who can access your personal health information.
  2. GTMSP will not sell, rent, or share your personal health information (identified or de-identified) without your explicit consent, except in the limited situations: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights; or (3) as described below for administrative use.
  3. In the event that GTMSP is legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable or Personal Medical Information to a third party, GTMSP will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

For the athlete:

When you register, you will be required to submit information which could be used to personally identify you ("Personally Identifiable Information"), in addition to information concerning your health, current and past treatments and medications, symptoms, and other related medical information ("Private Health Information"). In order for the site to be beneficial to you and your healthcare providers, you must provide Personal Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information that is accurate and complete.

Your private health information will be released only to your school health home (nurse, certified athletic trainers), team physician, and primary care physician(s) whom you consent and authorize release to.

GTMSP believes that protecting the privacy of children is important. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the child's use of the site and a parent or guardian who registers a child shall assume full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate and complete. Any such parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the use of any information provided through the use of the site for the minor.

For the health care providers:

GTMSP health care providers may include your school health home, team physician, or primary care physician(s). Either one may use and disclose your protected health information between each other to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. For example, your primary care physician may disclose your protected health information to the school physician or athletic trainer at your school. When you visit your health care provider, you sign and review their HIPAA form.

Administrative use:

All employees and agents of GTMSP are bound by a confidentiality agreement which prohibits the access and use of data for any other purpose than to assist GTMSP users or the maintenance of the site.

GTMSP programming and service providers may have or be granted from time-to-time limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing services to support the site. Third party providers may include vendors and suppliers that provide GTMSP with technology, services, and/or content for the operation and maintenance of the site. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for GTMSP. GTMSP requires all third party service providers to execute binding agreement in which the third party agrees to: (1) protect the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information consistent with this Policy, and (2) not use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing GTMSP with products and services as required by law.

Changes to the privacy policy:

GTMSP reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to amend this Policy from time-to-time. When there are any changes to this privacy statement, GTMSP will notify its users by posting a notice on the Web site.