CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL SB-577
What it means for patients and clients:
California Senate Bill SB-577, which was signed by the governor in September 2002, has profound implications for the practice of alternative forms of health care in California. AB-577 enables alternative and complementary health care practitioners to provide and advertise services legally.
What does Senate bill SB-577 mean to you, as a patient and client?
SB-577 gives you access to alternative and complementary health care practitioners. You must be given information about the nature of treatment and the practitioner’s qualifications. Feel free to ask a practitioner any question you might have about your treatment. You can also request that your licensed and unlicensed health care providers communicate with each other and work collaboratively to meet you health care needs.
Here are the things that unlicensed alternative practitioners arenot allowed to do:
Perform surgery; use x-ray radiation; prescribe prescription drugs; set fractures; treat wounds with electro-therapy; put you at risk of great bodily harm, serious physical or mental illness or death; imply in any way that they are a licensed physician.
In addition, an unlicensed alternative practitioner must do the following things:
Provide a statement, written in plain language that includes the following information:
(1) that they are not a licensed physician and that their services arenot licensed by the state,
(2) a brief and clear description of the kind of services they provide,
(3) a description of their education, training, and experience,
(4) ask you to sign an acknowledgment that you received the above written statement and provide you with a copy of it, as well as keep it for three years.
What Information do we collect?
In general, we rarely retain anything more than a client’s name and email in most cases. Unless purchasing a physical product, then we collect your shipping address as well. With that said, our servers may collect some or all of the following categories of Personal Data about you when you use or otherwise interact with us and/or purchase our products or services.
Postal or other physical address
General website traffic statistics that are automated through Google Analytics
How do we collect your personal data?
We collect and/or process your Personal Data in connection with the any of the below activities:
1. You may voluntarily submit it…
To our website through a contact form
When purchasing a product or service
Via email through conversation (Such as when someone wins a free tarot reading giveaway and they provide their Skype username for the session)
In person such as via a physical sign up sheet, raffle, etc. at events or workshops
Placing transactions or orders
Registering to attend a course, workshop, or event
Participating in an online survey
2. You may submit your personal data to other third party sources that we use including…
Payments for event tickets, products, and courses/workshops are made through Stripe. Stripe has top notch security. It's known for being one of the most secure payment gateways and is PCI Service Provider Level 1 certified and safe for online transactions for businesses and individuals. By using Stripe on our website, the credit card data entered into the payment during check-out is never sent to our servers. Instead, the data is sent directly to Stripe and stored with them. We don't touch or handle any sensitive credit card data on our servers.This makes things much more secure, because if a breach of our servers ever occurred, it would not result in any stolen credit card data.
We use Squarespace as our website platform.
We use Acuity Scheduling as our session booking platform.
3. We may automatically collect the following data about you and/or your device as you browse our website…
We may use Google Analytics for general user activity information on our website, which allows us to provide the best service and products relative to our niche. This helps us know what pages on our website are visited the most and key tag words those using our website are most interested in so we can better provide applicable services and products.
How and for what purpose is the personal data used?
For contact, transaction and delivery of products and services
For marketing, promotional and advertising purposes (only when you've given permission)
To collect and process analytical data that better helps us provide relevant services and products to those who visit our website.
How do we store your data?
Via third parties Google Analytics, Stripe and Acuity
SquareSpace website platform
How long is it stored?
Your personal data is stored until we delete it, no longer have a use for it or at your request to have it removed.
How is my information used with third parties?
Your information is only used with third parties (ie. Stripe payments) when you clearly authorize us to do so.
We do not and will never sell, share nor trade your personal data with third parties outside of the basic functioning of our website and provider of services/products.
If you sign up for our newsletter we send about 2-3 emails a month. Sometimes it's less than that, and sometimes (though rarely) it can be more.There’s an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email if you don’t want this to receive it anymore.
Legally we have 72 hours to let you know if your data is part of an unforeseen data breach.
Changes to this Policy: