Health Information Policy

This Health Information Policy governs the manner in which Building Families, Inc. collects & uses certain health information collected from users that submit prescreen forms on the www.buildingfamiliesinc.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Building Families, Inc.

Building Families, Inc. is committed to maintaining the privacy of its website visitors and any individual(s) who intend on pursuing a surrogacy journey. We understand that all of your information is important, and that any health information you may share with us is highly private.

The pre-screen portion of the surrogacy journey helps us determine if surrogacy is right for you.

For the Intended Parent Candidates – You will be providing us (if you desire), information about your specific conditions which requires you needing a surrogate. If they are medical or are due to an infertility, you will provide us that information when filling out the pre-screen form. We will use this information, internally, to assess your specific situation and to determine if you are appropriate for our program. There are some situations in which we may need to disclose your information, without a written authorization, to a doctor or reproductive endocrinologist, or other medical professional, to learn more about your specific condition (if any). Furthermore, any other medical information that you may disclose to us outside of this policy will be protected as well.

For the Surrogate Mother Candidate – You will be providing us (if you desire), information about your previous pregnancies, health history and any medications you take. We will use this information, internally, to assess your specific situation and to determine if you are appropriate for our program. There are some situations in which we may need to disclose your information, without a written authorization, to a doctor or reproductive endocrinologist, or other medical professional, to learn more about your specific condition (if any). Furthermore, any other medical information that you may disclose to us outside of this policy will be protected as well.

How we will communicate with you

We will communicate with you using the services listed below. These communications may concern options available to you, and may contain personal health information.

Email – Building Families, Inc. utilizes an encrypted email service to facilitate communication between us and you. You understand that we are not responsible for non-encrypted emails sent by you.

Telephone – Building Families, Inc. utilizes mobile & land-line services to facilitate voice communications between us and you.  You agree that any communications may be accessed and reviewed by others without our knowledge.

Online Video Services – Traditional video services are not encrypted by default. You agree that any communications may be accessed and viewed by others without our knowledge.

SMS/Messaging Services – Traditional SMS/Messaging are not encrypted by default. You agree that any communications may be accessed and viewed by others without our knowledge.

Other Information

BFI will not use your information in order to conduct marketing activities unless you have signed a consent form.

You agree that BFI may transmit your name and contact information, and medical information provided, to another agency that may be able to assist you with your surrogacy journey, in case that we are not.

Marketing − We are not permitted to use your information in order to conduct marketing activities unless you have specifically authorized the communication.

Your acceptance of these terms

By submitting Personal Health Information to us, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not submit Personal Health Information to us. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Building Families, Inc.
www.buildingfamiliesinc.com
23591 El Toro Road, Ste. 212
Lake Forest, CA, USA 92630
949-588-6015
privacy@buildingfamiliesinc.com

Last updated on March 1, 2016