HIPAA and Health Information Practices

Southwest Human Development understands that information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at Southwest Human Development. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with legal requirements. We are required by law to abide by the terms of this HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) Notice of Privacy Practices and to provide you with information regarding Southwest Human Development’s privacy policies and practices. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.


Notice of Privacy Practices (April 14, 2003)


Southwest Human Development participates in a non-profit, non-governmental health information exchange (HIE) called Health Current. It will not cost you anything and can help your doctor, healthcare providers, and health plans better coordinate your care by securely sharing your health information. This Notice explains how the HIE works and will help you understand your rights regarding the HIE under state and federal law.


Notice of Health Information Practices (July 10, 2019)


Website Privacy Policy

Southwest Human Development is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our websites for internal purposes only and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.


By visiting Southwest Human Development at www.swhd.org, you accept and agree to the practices described in this policy:


Notification of Change

Southwest Human Development reserves the right to change this policy at any time and without notice by simply posting such changes on our website. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting.


Authorized Users

The website is not directed to and is not intended for access and use by persons under the age of 18. We do not intentionally collect or use personal information from users that we have reason to believe are under the age of 18.


Data Collection

Our online contact forms and online giving forms may require users to provide us with personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, postal address, email address, credit card information and/or other data we may need to process your inquiry or request. By providing Southwest Human Development with this information, you consent to receiving communications from us, including email communications and printed mail. Southwest Human Development will not sell, trade or rent your personal information with any third parties. Southwest Human Development may, at its own discretion, utilize third-party service providers to help us operate our business or administer activities on our behalf, including, but not limited to, sending out newsletters, surveys and other communications. If you provide Southwest Human Development with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information for internal purposes and to communicate with you at a later time.


Under special circumstances we may, and you authorize us to, disclose personal information without your consent if we believe, in our sole discretion, it is reasonable to do so to satisfy laws (such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as amended) or government regulations, comply with legal process or law enforcement requests, commence legal actions to protect our rights or property or to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or violations of this Privacy Policy or other terms found on the website.



We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information entered or submitted through our website. All financial information, including, but not limited to, your credit card number, expiration date, etc., that is provided to Southwest Human Development is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Authorize.net payment gateway. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. After a transaction is completed, your financial information, including, but not limited to, credit card number, expiration date, etc., is not stored on our servers. We also protect your personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, postal address, email address, etc., by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Southwest Human Development.


Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of such information. We are not responsible for any breach of its security or for the actions of any third parties that may obtain any personal information. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate security for or otherwise interfering with the operation of the website. We do not make, and expressly disclaim, any representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the security or integrity of the website and your personal information.


Your IP Address

Southwest Human Development collects an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.



We may send “cookies” to your computer and use other technologies to analyze our website and enhance your online experience. Cookies help us compile aggregate data to better understand website traffic and interaction, including, but not limited to, which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how long they spend there. Your browser may already be set to accept cookies. However, if you choose to block cookies, it is possible that you may lose some of our website functionality.


Third-Party Links

At our discretion, we may provide links on our website to third-party websites not affiliated with Southwest Human Development. These third-party websites may have their own privacy policies that are separate and independent from Southwest Human Development. Therefore, Southwest Human Development has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these third-party websites.



You may opt out of receiving communications from Southwest Human Development at any time by contacting us at (602) 808-GIVE (4483) or give@swhd.org. It may take several weeks to process your request due to communications that may already be in production. You can also always self-unsubscribe from email communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our email marketing messages. Certain jurisdictions allow you to request certain information regarding how we use your personal information. To make such a request, please contact us at (602) 808-GIVE (4483) or give@swhd.org.


Governing Law and Enforcement of Privacy Policy

Use of this website is governed by United States law and the laws of the State of Arizona. If you are accessing the website from a physical location outside of the United States with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that are different from United States laws, you agree that by accessing the website, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to the application of the laws of the United States and the State of Arizona with respect to use of the website and any dispute regarding the website or this Privacy Policy. You further consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of Arizona. If any provision of this Privacy Policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any applicable law, the validity of the remaining portions or provisions shall remain in full force and effect.



If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at your convenience:


Southwest Human Development
Attn: Development Department
2850 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 808-GIVE (4483)


Last updated on May 14, 2019

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