Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.myers-ziemke.com/
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
HIPPA Compliance Statement
Myers-Ziemke Insurance Agency, Inc. does not anticipate receiving or disclosing any individually identifiable information in the normal course of providing services. Should Protected Health Information (PHI) be made available, or obtained by Myers-Ziemke Insurance Agency, Inc, we do hereby assure our customers that we will:
♦ Comply with the rules and regulations concerning the privacy and security of PHI under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
♦ Require the utilization of a Business Associate Addendum (BAA), in the event that confidential information will be disclosed. This addendum may be provided by Myers-Ziemke Insurance Agency, Inc upon request.
♦ Not use or disclose any PHI except in the course of meeting our contractual obligations or as required by law.
♦ Ensure that agents or subcontractors working on our behalf agree to the same restrictions.
♦ Protect against any non-permitted use or disclosure of PHI using no less than a reasonable amount of care.
♦ Report any non-compliance of which we become aware.
♦ At the request and direction of the customer and if feasible, make available PHI in accordance within the requirements of HIPAA.
♦ Upon reasonable notice and during normal business hours, allow the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services the right to audit our records and practices related to the use and disclosure of PHI to ensure compliance.
♦ Upon termination of contract or upon request, if feasible, return or destroy all PHI received or created as a result of any contract and retain no copies.
♦ Have named a HIPAA Security Official who creates, maintains, and trains regarding our HIPAA policies and procedures. ♦ Have established that all employees with access to PHI receive training on our policies and procedures according to HIPAA mandates.
Last Updated: October 2022