The Wellness Center Privacy Policy

Updated: August, 2019

The Wellness Center is owned and operated by Sharon Hwang. Our website address is:

At The Wellness Center, we respect your privacy. We do not share, rent, sell, or otherwise use any personal information you have given us to any third party without your permission, except when required by law, subpoena or other legal process or in order to protect the safety of the public.  When we gather information, such as name, phone number, and e-mail address, this is strictly for contact purposes. When users opt to fill out a newsletter submission form, or similar, you will have the option to opt out of such correspondence within the body of each message sent to your email address.

HIPAA Privacy Practices

The Wellness Center will maintain the privacy of your protected health information.  There are no formal requirements stipulated for massage therapists related to charting/note taking under the Affordable Care Act.  However, I understand that if a confidential record is kept, it will not be released to others unless they are involved in my care plan.  You may view your medical record and request a copy of it at any time (as dictated by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).  By completing our intake form(s), you consent to the use or disclosure of your protected health information by The Wellness Center for the purpose of diagnosing or providing treatment to me, obtaining payment for my health care bills or conducting health care operations.  You may contact our Director and/or Assistant Director and the Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.


When you create an account, buy a gift card, or arrange for an appointment you do so through MindBody. This is a third party entity. Your information is governed by their privacy, which you can review at MindBody Privacy Policy


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at

Analytics and Cookies

To better serve our users, we may use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our Web site.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly-generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse a cookie or delete a cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely-available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is an organization that we utilize to send our newsletter, specific emails and promotions.  Constant Contact cares about privacy. They aim to help us ensure that your personal information is not used in a manner that you might find undesirable. Consequently, Constant Contact strictly forbids the buying, selling, and/or renting of contacts’ information.  In addition, only The Wellness Center can use the contact information and email addresses that we load into our Constant Contact account. Constant Contact does not use these email addresses other than to provide our service to their customers for their accounts.

In order to learn about how Constant Contaact protects your privacy, the emails sent through Constant Contact to you include a link in the footer with information about Constant Contact and our privacy practices. For more information about how we manage privacy for our customers’ contacts, please view these Frequently Asked Questions.

Zip Whip

The Wellness Center has partnered with Zip Whip to provide texting options as a means of communication between our office and clients.  Zip Whip is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients.  To review their specific Privacy Policy, please click here…


The Wellness Center has partnered with Frederick for their expertise on marketing analysis and client satisfaction feedback.  They have integrated with Mind Body and uphold the same strict privacy standards, but for more information on their specific Privacy Policy, please click here… . /tos#privacypolicy

External Links

When you click on a link to another site, e.g., access another website, the privacy policies are governed by that site.


If you have a question regarding our Privacy Policy, other areas of our Web site or our clubs, please contact us. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.